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Conservative billionaire David Koch dies

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 8/23/19, 12:21 pm

David H. Koch, the American billionaire known for his staunch support of conservative politics, has died at age 79. He was one of four sons of Fred Koch, who made a fortune by setting up oil refineries around the world in the 1930s. David Koch, a chemical engineer and vice president of Koch Industries, became an active philanthropist after surviving a plane crash in 1991.

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Facebook fesses up

Politics | Report finds the platform puts those on the right at a disadvantage
by Harvest Prude
Posted 8/22/19, 03:50 pm

WASHINGTON—Facebook says it is trying to combat the perception of anti-conservative bias in how it operates. But some who have been burned by the social media giant’s liberal bent say the changes don’t go far enough.

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DHS changes child detention rules

by Harvest Prude
Posted 8/22/19, 12:21 pm

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is removing limits on how long the government can detain migrant children. The move allows officials to hold migrant families together until the courts decide their cases. The new rule is set to take effect in about 60 days, but legal challenges are already in the works.

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