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EU to fine social media platforms that take more than 1 hour to remove extremist content

“The upcoming legislation builds on guidelines first prescribed by the EU in March for removal of radicalizing online content within one hour” writes Vishwam Sankaran for thenextweb.com. The European Union is reportedly planning to impose stricter regulations on social media platforms including Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter over the removal of online terrorist propaganda.Last year, the UK policy think tank Policy Exchange published a report profiling the ways in which terror outfits used social media platforms like Telegram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube to disseminate terrorist content online.This was long enough for…

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California Bitcoin Dealer Indicted for Money…

“Authorities have indicted a 21-year-old Bitcoin dealer for money laundering as he sold $750,000 in Bitcoin across the US. Across the world, governments are grappling with how to regulate cryptocurrency” writes Jeffrey Francis for livebitcoinnews.com. Depending upon the statute, Campos is facing 10 to 20 years behind bars for every money laundering conviction.However, Campos did not register with the US Department of Treasury, not to mention complying with their money laundering laws.Chief among the charges is money laundering.Of the 31 counts in his indictment, 28 of those are for money…

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President Trump’s efforts to unravel environmental policies has not caused as much “damage” as former Vice President Al Gore once feared.

“Critics of Trump’s decision said the move shows that climate change is not a priority for this administration when most scientists have said it is a burgeoning issue” writes Ap Photo Alex for washingtonexaminer.com. Someone said last year his administration is a blend of malevolence and incompetence. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Ben Carson moves to overhaul Obama fair housing rule, wants more construction

“Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson moved Monday to overhaul a major Obama-era fair housing rule, aiming to shift the focus of the policy from discouraging segregation to increasing the housing supply and boosting affordability” writes unknown author for washingtonexaminer.com. Under the revised plan, funding instead could be in danger if the communities do not aim to lessen housing regulations.Carson has argued that local zoning codes and land use regulations that make it harder to build have made housing more expensive.The first step, laid out Monday by HUD, is…

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Trump gives European countries ‘the willies’ about buying US weapons, but he’s not their only concern

“In mid-2017, the EU launched the European Defense Fund, a multibillion-euro program to encourage defense procurement” writes Christopher Woody for businessinsider.com. “There is a push to build up the European defense capability from within Europe, so it’s not the US pushing,” Townsend said.Javon Spence Trump’s actions have helped build “a narrative in Europe where European leadership says, ‘We do need to spend more money on defense. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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U.S. Treasury proposes tax rules on pass-through businesses

“WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Treasury on Wednesday proposed tax regulations for a new 20 percent income tax deduction for owners of businesses organized as pass-through entities, including rules to prevent the measure from becoming a tax loophole for wealthy Americans” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. “The pass-through deduction is an important tax cut for small and mid-size businesses, reducing their effective tax rates to their lowest levels since the 1930s,” said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.Most U.S. businesses, including many small “Mom and Pop” firms, are organized as pass-through…

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Trump Kills Obama’s Unhelpful Emissions Regulation

“A separate 2016 found that Obama’s fuel regulations had already cost consumers at least $3,800 per car for the 2016 model year” writes Ap Photo Evan for washingtonexaminer.com. Existing fuel emissions regulations have already undercut the U.S. auto industry and hurt domestic consumers who depend on cars for transportation.The Trump administration has finally come out with its to reverse Obama-era regulations on vehicle emissions.The practical outcome will be to save car buyers about $2,340 per new vehicle, according to the administration. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Athletics: Russian Lysenko stripped of neutral athlete status

“(Reuters) – Russian high jumper Danil Lysenko has been provisionally suspended and stripped of his status as a neutral athlete following breach of anti-doping regulations, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said on Friday” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Competing as a neutral athlete, Lysenko also won gold at the world indoor championships in Birmingham by defeating Qatar’s Mutaz Essa Barshim, who beat him to top the world championships in London last year. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Has the Trump administration repealed 22 regulations for each new one?

“Another favorite is that the president has repealed 22 federal regulations for every new regulation placed on the books” reports washingtonpost.com. “This President has actually repealed 22 federal regulations for every new federal rule put on the books.He’s repealed more federal regulations than any president in American history.More than half of the total comes from the repeal of a federal acquisition rule that lawmakers pushed through Congress early in the Trump administration. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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Emails From Trump Education Official Reveal Ties to For-Profit Colleges

“Both regulations were an attempt by the Education Department under President Barack Obama to protect students from fly-by-night colleges in the for-profit sector” writes Adam Harris for theatlantic.com. More than a year after Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced that the U.S. Department of Education would begin to unwind two Obama-era regulations aimed at holding for-profit colleges accountable, the department has started to make good on that promise.The two regulations are known as the “borrower defense” and “gainful employment” rules. Source: theatlantic.com Share This:

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