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Derek Kravitz  and   Cezary Podkul (ProPublica) 01 March 2017
When he was running for president last May, Donald Trump released 104 pages of details about his finances, including a claim that he earned nearly $21 million through contracts with New York City to run two skating rinks in Central Park and a Bronx golf course.   Much of what Trump...

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Ginger Thompson  and   Marcelo Rochabrun (ProPublica) 21 February 2017
Buried deep in the Trump Administration's plans to round up undocumented immigrants is a provision certain to enrage Mexico — new authority for federal agents to deport immigrants caught crossing the southern border to Mexico, regardless of where they are from.   If present...

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IANS 20 February 2017
Mumbai, Setting off a major scare about a missing aircraft when it lost contact over German airspace, a Jet Airways flight from Mumbai to London earlier this week had to be escorted by fighter planes part of the way before it landed at its destination, an airlines spokesperson said on...

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TruthInAdvertising.org 20 February 2017
Last September, NutraClick, a supplement marketer whose products are sold on the internet and in retail stores, agreed to turn over $350,000 in what the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) termed “ill-gotten gains” to settle the agency’s charges that it lured consumers to sign up for “free”...

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Justin Elliott (ProPublica) 14 February 2017
Geoff Burr spent much of the last decade as the chief lobbyist for a powerful construction industry trade group. Burr sought to influence a host of regulations of the Department of Labor, opposing wage standards for federal construction contracts and working against an effort to limit...

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Justin Elliott (ProPublica) 09 February 2017
Last month, President Donald Trump hosted the chiefs of several building trades unions at the White House in a meeting notable for how friendly it was given that they had endorsed Hillary Clinton in the campaign.   In a particularly glowing statement after the meeting, Terry...

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IANS 31 January 2017
Amid protests against his order to temporarily ban people from seven Muslim-majority countries coming to the US, President Donald Trump fired a defiant Acting Attorney General Sally Yates for refusing to defend the order against court challenges.   Announcing the dismissal of the...

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IANS 31 January 2017
US President Donald Trump is preparing to issue executive orders on the H1-B and other visas that are the life blood of Indian technology companies in the US, his spokesperson Sean Spicer has indicated raising the likelihood of stringent restrictions being placed on them.   Spicer...

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Marcelo Rochabrun (ProPublica) 31 January 2017
When details leaked earlier this week about a spate of immigration-related executive orders from President Donald Trump, much public discussion focused on a 30-day ban on new visas for citizens from seven "terror-prone" countries. But the order signed this afternoon by Trump is actually...

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Julia Angwin (ProPublica) 27 January 2017
Every January, I do a digital tune-up, cleaning up my privacy settings, updating my software and generally trying to upgrade my security. This year, the task feels particularly urgent as we face a world with unprecedented threats to our digital safety.   We are living in an era of...

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Jesse Eisinger (ProPublica) 24 January 2017
Wells Fargo, the largest mortgage lender in the country, portrays itself as a stalwart bank that puts customers first. That reputation shattered in September, when it was fined $185 million for illegally opening as many as 2 million deposit and credit-card accounts without customers'...

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Vikas Datta (IANS) 24 January 2017
Internet and mobile phones, smart and otherwise, may have made communications and information access to information instant but also left users vulnerable to surveillance from state agencies, warns a British journalist who had a role in publicising both Julian Assange and Edward Snowden's...

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Derek Kravitz  and   Al Shaw (ProPublica) 23 January 2017
At a news conference last week, now-President Donald Trump said he and his daughter, Ivanka, had signed paperwork relinquishing control of all Trump-branded companies. Next to him were stacks of papers in manila envelopes — documents he said transferred "complete and total control" of his...

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Charles Ornstein (ProPublica) 18 January 2017
This story was co-published with NPR’s Shots blog.   The long arm of the pharmaceutical industry continues to pervade practically every area of medicine, reaching those who write guidelines that shape doctors' practices, patient advocacy organizations, letter writers to the Centers...

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IANS 17 January 2017
More than 4.8 billion data records have been exposed since 2013 with identity theft being the leading type of data breach, accounting for 64 per cent of all data breaches, digital security giant Gemalto said on Tuesday.   According to Gemalto's '2016 Data Breaches and Customer...

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Sebastian Rotella (ProPublica) 17 January 2017
The conflict between President-elect Donald Trump and the U.S. intelligence community could have profound repercussions.   We spoke recently about the issue to Matthew Olsen, who spent two decades working in senior posts in intelligence and national security for Democrat and Republican...

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IANS 11 January 2017
Family members of three Americans who were killed in attacks by the Islamic State in the Brussels airport bombing in 2016 and Paris attack in November 2015 have filed a lawsuit against Twitter, accusing it of aiding the extremist group by ignoring its tweets.   According to a report...

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IANS 09 January 2017
A strike by London Underground workers on Monday left millions of commuters facing massive disruption and having to endure journeys on grid-locked roads, with most tube stations closed and crowded rail and bus services elsewhere in the capital, the media reported.   Transport for...

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Moneylife Digital Team 09 January 2017
American consumers are spending billions of dollars each year on hidden fees that are added on after the purchase decision has been made, says ConsumerAffairs.com quoting a new report.   In the report, Truman Lewis from ConsumerAffairs.com, says, telecommunications providers the...

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Joe Sexton (ProPublica) 06 January 2017
The meaning and enforcement of the Illinois hate-crimes statute seems destined for intense scrutiny with the arrest this week of four young black adults in Chicago in connection with the assault of a mentally disabled white man. The arrests by the Chicago Police Department resulted in part...

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