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Mark Zuckerberg Will Do a Reluctant Second Round With Congress

hearing is set for October 23 and will examine Facebook's potential influence on financial services and housing. But with Congressional cameos from major tech CEOs as rare as they arethey generally send product leads or lawyers to represent them in questioningZucks grilling is likely to cover a range of issues, from Facebook's bad habit of buying up competitors to its supposed anti-conservative bias, a favorite pet topic of House Republicans. A Facebook spokesperson told The Daily Beast that Mark looks forward to testifying before the House Financial Services Committee and…

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An Apology Isnt Enough This Time

Holly Riordan Updated October 8, 2019 God & Man Holly Riordan Updated October 8, 2019 God & Man An apology made sense the first time around. You made a mistake. You felt horrible about it. You apologized. I chose to forgive you under the assumption you were going to make amends. I chose to forgive you because you promised me it was never going to happen again. I chose to forgive you because I thought we would be able to put the mistake in the past and move onto the…

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Democrats plot next phase in impeachment, including new wave of subpoenas

(CNN)House Democrats are preparing a flurry of subpoenas in the face of the Trump administration’s stonewalling of their impeachment investigation, amid a new debate within their caucus over holding a vote to formally authorize the inquiry in order to call the White House’s bluff, according to Democratic sources. At the same time, a small but influential group of Democrats privately and publicly tell CNN that it makes sense to hold an impeachment inquiry vote — something House Republicans have demanded — arguing it would derail the White House’s declaration that…

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Here’s the latest on the quickly escalating impeachment inquiry

(CNN)It was a day in which the White House declared it outright won’t cooperate in the House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry and the efforts by White House staff to contain the fallout around the July 25 call between the American and Ukrainian Presidents became clearer. Key points: Sitting in his private quarters, Trump wasn’t surrounded by the clutch of aides who would usually join him in person during a call with a foreign leader made from the Oval Office Concerns of White House and NSC aides were independent of the whistleblower…

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Kate Middleton Knows Just What To Wear For Fall

Kate Middleton is ready for fall.  autumn outfit for a visit to one of her patronages, the Natural History Museum in London. She paired a long-sleeved purple sweater by Warehouse with a pair of high-waisted olive culottes from Jigsaw, according to Kate accessorized with a small Chanel purse that matched both her sweater and her shoes, as well as an updated blond twist on her usual blowout. Instagram account.  POOL New / Reuters Kate arrives at the Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity to hear how it is advocating for…

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Colbert Mocks Trumps Bone Spurs With A ‘Tragic’ Excuse For Avoiding Congress

Stephen Colbert said there’s a “tragic” reason President And it sounds very similar to the alleged bones spurs that kept him out of military service during the Vietnam War.  released an eight-page letter saying the administration will not cooperate with the House impeachment investigation, calling the attempts to get information “baseless, unconstitutional efforts to overturn the democratic process.”  “Don’t get him wrong; Trump would like to help with their inquiry into his conversation with Ukraine,” Colbert cracked. “But, tragically, he has developed phone spurs.” REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES.…

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Guy Fakes Walking on the Moon in Protest of Giant Potholes on the Road

Indian artist Baadal Nanjundaswamy found a creative way to protest the outrageous potholes in his city (Bengaluru, India). In an effort to bring attention to the terrible road conditions, he created a parody video where he pretended to be an astronaut walking on the moon—that is until a car passes by and the camera pans to show the road. Check out the viral vid embedded below. Not only was the video successful in creating awareness about the problem but it led to direct and actionable results. As the city was…

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If Youre Freezing In Your Office Then These 29 Memes Are For You

Your hands are shaking so much that your words per minute typing rate increases to never before seen speeds. Your teeth are chattering and sound like you’re playing the Castanets. Your breath comes out in huge clouds of condensation that immediately turn into snow. We’ve all been there: you’re working at the office and you realize that you’re slowly freezing into a popsicle, much like Jack Torrance at the end of The Shining (can’t spoil something that’s been out for ages). With Autumn already in swing, some office workers are…

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