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Ex-CIA officials condemn Trump’s treatment of Brennan

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/17/18, 11:17 am

Former CIA Director John Brennan and a group of former intelligence officials accused President Donald Trump of attacking free speech by revoking Brennan’s security clearance and threatening to do the same to others. The White House announced Wednesday it was pulling Brennan’s clearance and listed several other Obama administration personnel who could be next, including former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former national security adviser Susan Rice.

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Student protests point to deeper problems in Bangladesh

International | Traffic safety is but one grievance on the minds of demonstrators and activists
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/14/18, 06:50 pm

As protests over poor road conditions in Bangladesh subsided last week, student demonstrators and activists reported that a government crackdown on opposition increased. Tens of thousands of students staged nine days of protests in early August after a speeding bus on July 29 killed two young students in Dhaka, the country’s capital and home to 18 million people.

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Facebook filters can trip up candidates

Politics | Social media struggles to find a balance after the last election’s online debacles
by Laura Finch
Posted 8/09/18, 03:55 pm

Elizabeth Heng, the Republican nominee for 12th Congressional District in California, is sure that Facebook rejected her advertising dollars last week in an attempt to censor her political views. The social media company said it was just following policy with the decision, which it later reversed. But the controversy that erupted demonstrated the public’s increasing concern over the power Facebook has to affect politics and public discourse.

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