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Even David Ortiz is wondering why MLB free agency has been so slow this…

“Spring training is fast approaching and a host of key free agents remain on the open market” reports sportingnews.com. David Ortiz no longer plays in MLB, but the former All-Star and current Fox Sports analyst wants to know when this year’s class of free agents is actually going to pick a team. The Yankees won the Giancarlo Stanton sweepstakes, and the Cardinals nabbed Marcell Ozuna, but free agency has been slow moving. Source: sportingnews.com Share This:

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Leading Crypto Marketing Agency Attending iFX EXPO Asia

“As a leading crypto marketing agency offering tailor made marketing solutions to industry thought-leaders and businesses, the group will be in attendance at the upcoming iFX EXPO in Asia next week” reports financemagnates.com. Discussing his upcoming role at the iFX EXPO Asia, John Lewis, commented: “At tokentarget we offer crypto marketing solutions that are designed to be cutting edge, innovative and relevant.The company is excited at the opportunity to share what they know with people looking to evolve in the blockchain, crypto and ICO space. Source: financemagnates.com Share This:

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U.S. health agency revokes Obama-era Planned Parenthood protection

“(Reuters) – U.S. health officials on Friday said they were revoking legal guidance issued by the Obama Administration that had sought to discourage states from trying to defund organizations that provide abortion services, such as Planned Parenthood” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The regulation protects the rights of healthcare workers from providing abortion, euthanasia, and sterilization, the officials said during a media call with reporters.The Medicaid program is jointly funded by states and the federal government and provides healthcare services to the poor and disabled.Federal law prohibits Medicaid or…

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Facebook to investigate Russian interference in Brexit campaign

“Facebook is reopening an investigation into potential foreign interference on its platform in the 2016 United Kingdom “Brexit” referendum on leaving the European Union” reports thehill.com. The news comes a week after Democrats on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee released a report criticizing investigations by Facebook and Twitter into misinformation campaigns aimed at influencing British politics.The report blasted Facebook for focusing on one organization found to have conducted such a campaign in the U.S. during the run-up to the 2016 presidential election. “In limiting their investigation to just the Internet Research…

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Exclusive: Cyprus Consumer Protection Agency Condemns IronFX Over Bonuses

“The Cyprus Consumer Protection Bureau has issued a statement outlining that it has taken an administrative action against IronFX. The news comes amid years of scrutiny over the practices of the Cypriot brokerage company” reports financemagnates.com. According to a decision made by the authority, IronFX has an unfair contractual clause in its client agreement. Source: financemagnates.com Share This:

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IRS asks for extra cash: Are Americans more at risk of being audited?

“Throughout fiscal year 2016, the overall number of individual tax returns audited by the IRS dropped to 0.7%, the lowest level in more than a decade” writes Brittany De Lea for foxbusiness.com. Everson views tax reform as an opportunity for the IRS to start fresh.Since some enforcement procedures at the IRS are tied to budgetary constraints, the number of audits moving forward could be linked to the success of the tax reform rollout. Source: foxbusiness.com Share This:

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A shake-up at a key Pentagon agency is making employees fear they’re being replaced by artificial intelligence

“Even with advanced technology, ” imagery analysis is so vital for all these hard targets we follow,” the former intelligence official said” writes Jenna Mclaughlin for businessinsider.com. Some of those hard targets might include North Korea and Iran, where imagery analysts are critical to identifying nuclear sites, for example.NGA’s plan is already sending shock waves throughout the intelligence community, with concerns that traditional imagery analysis is at risk of disappearing , a ccording to the former intelligence official.Those inside the agency are also concerned that artificial intelligence is not yet…

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U.S. Wants to Cut Money for Palestinian Refugees

“Haley wants a complete cutoff in U.S. money until the Palestinians resume peace talks with Israel that have been frozen for years” writes Julie Pace for pbs.org. Netanyahu suggested transferring the agency’s budget to the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, which aids refugee matters everywhere in the world.The lone holdout was Haley’s representative, who insisted that Trump’s tweet had set the policy and the money must be cut off, the officials said. Source: pbs.org Share This:

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Washington state will require court order to release driver’s license info to immigration authorities

“The Washington State Department of Licensing will no longer release personal information to federal immigration authorities without a court order unless required by law, the agency announced early Monday” writes Vianna Davila for seattletimes.com. The governor ordered DOL to direct future requests from federal immigration officers to his general counsel.The Seattle Times first reported about the agency’s practiceThursday, revealing that DOL was handing over personal information to federal authorities 20 to 30 times a month.Jay Inslee signed last year, designed to prevent state employees from helping federal officials enforce immigration…

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