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Salesforce CEO: tech billionaires ‘hoard their money’ and won’t help homeless

In Guardian interview, Marc Benioff calls out Twitters Jack Dorsey and others for failing to give back to city where they got rich Marc Benioff, the Salesforce CEO, has escalated his attacks on fellow San Francisco billionaires, saying they are hoarding money and dont want to help the homeless. In an interview with the Guardian on Tuesday, the tech entrepreneur intensified his efforts to call out ultra-wealthy business leaders has caused divides in the tech industry, which has typically been resistance to taxes that could income inequality. The CEOs unusual…

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Hillary Clintons view on the Lewinsky affair reveals a huge blindspot that cost her the presidency | Suzanne Moore

Hillary is right to say Trump should be investigated for sexual misconduct, but this does not excuse her husband. Now it is Monica Lewinsky who is emerging with class The last time I looked, Bill Clinton was leering at Ariana Grande as she was singing at nasty about her; so was Tina Brown. The New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd called her survived this public shaming and contributed considerably to debates about bullying. Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/oct/15/hillary-clinton-monica-lewinsky-affair-husband

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Beaten by Amazon and Walmart, Sears faces the end after 125 years

The company, once a staple of the American lifestyle, is expected to file for bankruptcy after years of losses I dont understand the point of Sears, I just buy everything online, said 23-year-old Lyft driver Shannon Dickey as we pull up to the abandoned storefront of Sears that sits at the top of Ross Park Mall, nine miles north of downtown Pittsburgh I think their old catalogs are cool, but I just dont understand the point of Sears. Founded in 1893, Sears was once a staple of the American lifestyle.…

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‘You tell me’: China ambassador stumped on who aids Trump on trade

Cui Tiankai says other diplomats in DC face same problem while economic adviser Kudlow says China talks unsatisfactory Chinas ambassador to the US said on Sunday he and other diplomats in Washington did not know which advisers Donald Trump turns to when forming policy on trade. Cui Tiankai was asked on Peter Navarro, is a tariffs hardliner and ultra-loyalist who seems to have the presidents ear. Speaking a column published by Fox this week, Navarro linked policies meant to protect US businesses to the emergence of China as a major…

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Melania Trump parts company with husband’s agenda in ABC interview

First lady contradicts Donald Trumps America-first doctrine and backs chain migration while defending her fashion choices First lady Melania Trump has laid out a vision of the role of the US in the world that is markedly different from her husbands America-first policy, while seemingly breaking with the presidents stance on restricting immigration. Speaking to ABCs Tom Llamas in an interview recorded in Kenya last week, Trump also said the #MeToo movement had at times gone too far. If somebody is accused with stuff that its not correct as they…

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Thursday US briefing: Hurricane Michael hits Florida with 155mph winds

The Mooch is back with a book … Bigoted GOP attack ads target non-white Democrats … Stephen Hawkings final scientific paper released Good morning, Im Tim Walker with todays headlines. If youd like to receive this briefing by email, Sign up for the US morning briefing Top story: Two dead in the fiercest US storm since 1992 Hurricane Michael most powerful storm in the regions history and the strongest to strike the US since Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Two people died in Florida as Michael, since downgraded to a tropical…

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SoftBank punt on WeWork office space hub is risky business

Workspace company makes substantial losses and providing short-term office space is notoriously cyclical WeWork, according to the founders blurb, is a place you join as an individual, me, but where you become part of a greater we. A place where were redefining success measured by personal fulfilment, not just the bottom line. Very uplifting, but youd probably think twice before investing. Funky murals and cheese-tasting events for tenants are eye-catching but, in the end, WeWork is a provider of office space on short-term leases, which is a notoriously cyclical game.…

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Trump campaign claims WikiLeaks not liable for releasing hacked emails

Campaign defends site in legal filing that departs from US policy, addressing questions central to Robert Muellers Russia inquiry The Trump campaign argued in a legal filing that WikiLeaks could not be held liable for publishing emails that were stolen by Russian hackers ahead of the 2016 US election because the website was simply serving as a passive publishing platform on behalf of a third party, in the same way as Google or Facebook. Questions about WikiLeaks publication of thousands of hacked emails, which it allegedly obtained following a plot…

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US midterm election to have higher than typical voter turnout, analysts say

More than 800,000 registered to vote on national voter registration day in September compared to 154,500 in 2014 With the 2018 midterm elections less than a month away, states across the US are reporting record numbers of voters registering in what is poised to be a decisive battle for Congress. The uptick in political engagement comes as Donald Trumps presidency has raised the stakes for the American electorate, energizing voters on both the left and right as they head to the polls on 6 November against a backdrop of deep-rooted…

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FBI employees mishandled evidence after Manchester bombing, report finds

Justice department finds misconduct by four FBI employees after British police photographs leaked to US media after attack Four FBI employees mishandled sensitive information provided by British intelligence following last years suicide bombing in Manchester, a justice department watchdog said on Wednesday. Theresa May to complain to Donald Trump while British police temporarily said on Wednesday it was unable to pinpoint the source of the leaks, but that it had found misconduct by four of the more than 1,000 bureau employees who received an email containing the intelligence. article published…

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Living in fear every single day as immigration raids wreak havoc

For the 71,000 undocumented residents in Gwinett county, Georgia, roundups, raids and fear are a part of everyday life At 6.10am on a freezing, dark January morning, just moments before he opened Superior Tools & Equipment, Gustavo Ramirez caught a flash of blue light racing towards his shop. Shoppers were lining up outside his Norcross, Georgia, store to pick up nails, ladders and pieces of wood before a day of hard labor. He peered outside, expecting a police car to whiz by the strip mall. Instead, the car stoppedin front…

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Mitch McConnell moves Senate closer to vote on Kavanaugh nomination

Final vote could come Saturday as majority leader takes next step, while lawmakers await results of FBI investigation As Capitol Hill braced on Wednesday for the results of an FBI investigation into allegations of sexual assault against Donald Trumps supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, moved the Senate closer to a vote on his nomination. The move by the Republican leader sets up a critical Friday that could determine whether Kavanaugh is seated on the supreme court. Republicans hold a narrow 51-49 majority in the…

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Protest and parade on the streets of San Francisco

The 80s were a decade of demonstration for California photographer Janet Delaney. As her photos are collected in a book and the city stirs again she talks about her work In 1981, at the start of the Reagan years, photographer Janet Delaney decamped from the South of Market or SoMa neighbourhood in her beloved San Francisco, where she had lived since her teens, to a new home in the Mission district. Aged just 29, she had spent the previous few years documenting social change and gentrification in SoMa. I was…

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Trump officials move to restrict immigrants who use public benefits

Proposals mean permanent residence applicants could be judged a burden for receiving legal benefits like food aid The Trump administration on Saturday said it would propose making it harder for foreigners living in the United States to qualify for permanent US residency if they have received public benefits such as food aid, public housing or Medicaid. The proposed regulation from the Department of Homeland Security would instruct immigration officers to consider whether a person has received a range of taxpayer-funded benefits to which they are legally entitled in determining whether…

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Mother of Dallas man killed by officer in own home disgusted at ‘smear’ effort

Report of marijuana found in victims apartment is police attempt to assassinate Botham Jeans character, attorney says The mother of a man killed in his own apartment by a Dallas police officer has expressed disgust that reports have surfaced indicating that investigators found a small amount of marijuana in her sons home. Allison Jean, the mother of 26-year-old Botham Jean, said on Friday that her sons name was smeared by reports that police found 10.4 grams of marijuana in his apartment. She also says she wants to see the toxicology…

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