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Big questions for Big Tech

Politics | Top executives field accusations of bias and anticompetitiveness
by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 7/29/20, 06:13 pm

WASHINGTON—Republicans and Democrats alike challenged CEOs from the largest U.S. tech companies at a congressional hearing on Wednesday.

Sundar Pichai of Alphabet (Google’s parent company), Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Jeff Bezos of Amazon, and Tim Cook of Apple all testified remotely before the House Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on antitrust law. The proceeding came after an investigation of more than a year amid growing bipartisan concerns over the enormous power of America’s technology giants.

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Barr hearing zeroes in on protests

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 7/28/20, 05:59 pm

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., condemned Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday for “flooding” city streets with federal agents. In his first hearing before the committee, Barr answered questions about Russian election interference, the coronavirus, and President Donald Trump’s friend Roger Stone. But the focus remained on law enforcement at nationwide demonstrations. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, defended Barr by playing an eight-minute video of violence at protests across the country.

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GOP unveils COVID-19 relief bill

Politics | Plan promotes child well-being, jobs, and healthcare
by Harvest Prude
Posted 7/27/20, 07:28 pm

WASHINGTON—Senate Republicans released their proposal for the latest phase of federal coronavirus relief legislation on Monday as jobless Americans began receiving the final week of enhanced unemployment benefits.

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