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Chick-fil-A ends donations that sparked protests

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/18/19, 12:36 pm

The Chick-fil-A Foundation will no longer support the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Salvation Army, which affirm a Biblical definition of marriage. The restaurant’s partnership with those groups fueled protests by those who label the company as anti-gay. The foundation said it would now focus its giving in the areas of education, homelessness, and hunger.

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PayPal cuts ties with porn site

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/15/19, 11:29 am

Users who upload videos to a major pornographic website for money will have to find a new online payment service after PayPal blocked such transactions earlier this week. The change affects hundreds of thousands of accounts at Pornhub, according to the site.

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U.S. seizes counterfeit shoes worth millions

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/10/19, 11:33 am

A cache of fake Nike sneakers could have sold for $2.2 million if they had made it past U.S. customs agents in Los Angeles. Customs and Border Protection announced Wednesday it had seized more than 14,800 pairs of counterfeit special edition and retro design Air Jordan and Air Max shoes. They found the knockoffs in two containers shipped from China and marked as carrying napkins.

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