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Parler sues Amazon

by Tim Lamer
Posted 1/12/21, 01:24 pm

Parler, a social media competitor to Twitter, filed an antitrust lawsuit against Amazon Web Services on Monday, hours after Amazon booted Parler from its servers. According to Parler, Amazon said it took the action because Parler couldn’t police its platform for violent content. The lawsuit notes the web giant didn’t take action against Twitter, which also uses its servers, despite “Hang Mike Pence” being a top trending tweet on Friday night.

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Baseball’s Tommy Lasorda dies

by Tim Lamer
Posted 1/08/21, 04:28 pm

Hall of Fame baseball manager Tommy Lasorda died of a heart attack at his home in Fullerton, Calif., on Friday. He was 93. Lasorda had a 71-year relationship with the Los Angeles Dodgers as a player, scout, manager, and executive. He had a short career as a major league player in the 1950s but achieved stardom as a manager, leading the Dodgers to World Series titles in 1981 and 1988. He had a lifetime win-loss record of 1,599-1,439.

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Warnock wins in Georgia

by Tim Lamer
Posted 1/06/21, 07:12 am

Early on Wednesday, Democrat Raphael Warnock defeated Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler in one of Georgia’s closely watched runoff elections for the U.S. Senate. With 98 percent of the votes counted, the Associated Press called the race for Warnock as he led 50.6 percent to 49.4 percent. The other race remained too close to call, with Democrat Jon Ossoff leading Republican Sen. David Perdue by a tight 50.2 percent to 49.8 percent.

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