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Tesla powers ahead: Our view Tesla powers ahead: Our view
In taking on entrenched auto dealers, upstart carmaker becomes a champion of free enterprise. These days there is nothing particularly unusual about high-flying tech companies. They often take off like rockets, sometimes falling back to earth, but sometimes achieving lofty heights and reinventing whole industries. Thirteen years ago, for example, Facebook was a couple of guys in a dorm room. T...
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Now Netflix Is All Thumbs Now Netflix Is All Thumbs
Netflix, as you may have heard, is killing off its stars. At a recent news conference at its headquarters in Los Gatos, Calif., the company announced it was shedding its former one-to-five-star rating system in favor of binary digits: namely, thumbs up or thumbs down. “Now it’s easier to tell us what you like,” the site promises. The writing had been on the wall. When I visited the company i...
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We’re running a full, fair inquiry: Opposing view We’re running a full, fair inquiry: Opposing view
The information Chairman Nunes received did not pertain to a criminal investigation or to Russia House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes received vital information about incidental collection related to President-elect Donald Trump and his associates. To protect the privacy and constitutional rights of U.S. citizens, the intelligence community has very strict procedures on how info...
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Surviving the invasion of the job-snatchers: Column Surviving the invasion of the job-snatchers: Column
Historic technological upheaval demands a dramatic response, not Trump-style protectionism. President Trump has declared war on companies that send American jobs overseas. In just a few short weeks, he's withdrawn the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, promised tax breaks to companies that invest in domestic manufacturing, and threatened to retaliate against firms w...
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John Kasich: End the Partisan Warfare on Health Care John Kasich: End the Partisan Warfare on Health Care
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Americans are relying on leaders in Washington to fix health care, not engage in yet another unproductive partisan standoff. In 2010, one side of the political aisle in Congress, the Democrats, chose to “fix” health care unilaterally, without bipartisan support. The result was Obamacare, which has run up government spending while failing to drive down the cost of health care. N...
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ACLU: Gun control laws should be fair ACLU: Gun control laws should be fair
Adding more innocent Americans to a national database because of a mental disability is a disturbing trend. This month, Congress repealed a rule that would have registered thousands of Social Security recipients with mental disabilities, who have others manage their benefits, into the National Instant Criminal Background Check System to prevent them from owning firearms. The American Civil L...
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Why America must engage with Asia-Pacific Why America must engage with Asia-Pacific
On the heels of Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis' successful trip to South Korea and Japan last week, and with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Washington this week, we have an important opportunity to reaffirm America's commitment to security and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region. Seventy years ago, out of the ashes of a world war, America and our allies and partners built a rules-based ...
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Iraq suicide bomb: Shia pilgrims among nearly 80 dead Iraq suicide bomb: Shia pilgrims among nearly 80 dead
Nearly 80 people, many of them Shia pilgrims, have been killed in a truck bomb attack at a road stop in Iraq, a security official says. The blast struck at a petrol station and restaurant near Hilla, some 100 km (60 miles) south of Baghdad. The road stop was full of people returning from commemorating Arbaeen in the holy city of Karbala. Many of the dead were reportedly Iranians. The jihadist g...
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Sport Wales board 'dysfunctional', ministers fear Sport Wales board 'dysfunctional', ministers fear
The activities of the Sport Wales board were suspended by Welsh ministers because of concerns it had become dysfunctional, the BBC understands. It is believed the suspension, announced on Wednesday, is not directly related to a critical internal review. The report, by new chairman Paul Thomas, has been leaked to BBC Wales. It is understood that Welsh ministers decided to intervene after a vote ...
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Reintroduced beavers to stay after being granted native species status Reintroduced beavers to stay after being granted native species status
Beavers reintroduced to Scotland will be allowed to remain and will be given protected status, the Scottish government has announced. Eurasian beavers taken from Norway were released at Knapdale in Argyll in 2009. An illegally-released population has also been discovered in Tayside. Both groups will be allowed to expand naturally but will be managed to protect farmers and land owners. Native Sc...
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