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Uber’s New Strategy: Buy Unprofitable Companies, ???, Profit

After Uber's merger talks with food-delivery company Grubhub fell apart, Uber has now set its sights on Postmates, according to the New York Times. Uber Eats, the ride-hailing company's food-delivery unit, is just as unprofitable as the rest of Uber's...

/ June 30, 2020
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In Wake of Ad Crisis, Senators Demand Facebook Address White Supremacy

Pressure is mounting on Facebook to take responsibility for its white supremacist problem. In the wake of a host of major advertisers stepping away from the platform, three U.S. Senators have sent a letter to Facebook asking why it can’t...

/ June 30, 2020
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Are there enough Republicans left in Colorado to reelect Cory Gardner?

Sen. Cory Gardner speaks onstage before President Trump takes the stage at the Broadmoor World Arena in Denver, Colorado, on February 20. | AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images Why Colorado is Democrats’ top Senate target this fall....

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Trump’s Justice Department has a powerful tool to fight police abuse. It refuses to use it.

Christina Animashaun/Vox Right before he resigned, Jeff Sessions sabotaged the DOJ’s ability to fight police abuse. Jefferson Beauregard Sessions was about to become irrelevant. It was his last day in office. Donald Trump’s attorney general, formerly a US senator from...

/ June 30, 2020
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Albanese pretends to address climate crisis

Climate crisisMary MerkenichIssue 1271AustraliaAnthony AlbaneseLabor's climate policyJune 30, 2020“Climate change is no more a matter of belief than the coronavirus is. It’s about heeding the evidence — and it is overwhelming.” So said federal Labor leader Anthony Albanese, in his much...

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Morrison’s $1.3 billion for more ‘cyber spies’ is an incremental response to a radical problem

Mick Tsikas/AAPThe federal government has announced it will spend more than a billion dollars over the next ten years to boost Australia’s cyber defences. This comes barely a week after Prime Minister Scott Morrison warned the country was in the...

/ June 30, 2020
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Shocking Lawsuit Alleges Hockey Players Were Forced to Bob for Apples in Urine

This article originally appeared on VICE US.Ryan Munce didn’t fully realize what was happening the first time his teammates abused him. The then 17-year-old, a goalie for the 2002-2003 Sarnia Sting, walked into the dressing room for practice when another...

/ June 30, 2020
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The Supreme Court Just Delivered a Huge Win for Abortion Rights in the U.S.

This article originally appeared on VICE US.The Supreme Court just delivered a major victory to abortion rights supporters by striking down a Louisiana abortion restriction on Monday. The case, the first major test of abortion rights since conservative Justices Brett...

/ June 30, 2020
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Pete Evans’ BioCharger Found To Cause Autism

The $15,000 ‘BioCharger’ – promoted by celebrity chef Pete Evans as a cure for coronavirus – causes autism in young children, new evidence shows. The study – which was based on anecdotal evidence posted on Facebook by a friend of...

/ June 30, 2020
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The West Bank – Segregated Roads, Family Separation and Restricted Travel

When I first landed in Israel and then traveled into Jerusalem and then onto the West Bank one of the first things stuck out to me was the complicated identification system imposed on the Palestinians which make living a normal...

/ June 30, 2020
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Second Half Of 2020 Won’t Be As Good As First Half, God Warns

The second half of this year won’t be a walk in the park like the first half, God has warned. Having overseen bushfires, a global pandemic, floods, dust storms, riots and an actual locust plague so far this year, God...

/ June 29, 2020
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Donald Trump Signs an Executive Order Calling to Prosecute Anyone Who Damages Federal Monuments ‘to the Fullest Extent Possible’

President Donald Trump is doubling down on his support of the nation’s divisive monuments, signing an executive order on Friday that reinforces laws protecting statues across the US. “I just had the privilege of signing a very strong Executive Order...

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Their fate isn’t sealed: Pacific nations can survive climate change – if locals take the lead

They contribute only 0.03% of global carbon emissions, but small island developing states, particularly in the Pacific, are at extreme risk to the threats of climate change. Our study, published today in the journal Nature Climate Change, provides the first...

/ June 29, 2020
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Reddit Bans 2,000 Communities Including the_donald, ChapoTrapHouse

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman banned more than 2,000 subreddits Monday, including the pro-Donald-Trump subreddit r/the_donald and community dedicated to the left-wing political podcast r/chapotraphouse. The company also announced sweeping changes to its content policies that will allow it wider latitude...

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I Quit My Job Over My Company’s Weak Black Lives Matter Response

Since the horrific killing of George Floyd by Minnesota police officers, outrage around persistent and systemic anti-black racism has hit fever pitch, sparking Black Lives Matter protests all over the world. Here in the UK, long overdue questions are finally...

/ June 29, 2020
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The Supreme Court Just Delivered a Huge Win for Abortion Rights

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here.The Supreme Court just delivered a major victory to abortion rights supporters by striking down a Louisiana abortion restriction on Monday. The case, the first major test of...

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Will the coronavirus drive down housing prices? This real estate broker says no.

Real estate has had to adapt amid the coronavirus pandemic, but agents still hope for a strong year. | Getty Images Virtual real estate sales and Zoom buyer consultations are now standard practice. Sam Chaudhry is closing on a $1.2...

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Anger is all the rage on Twitter when it’s cold outside (and on Mondays)

ShutterstockThe link between hot weather and aggressive crime is well established. But can the same be said for online aggression, such as angry tweets? And is online anger a predictor of assaults? Our study just published suggests the answer is...

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5G, Bill Gates’ vaccine and a Wuhan lab: Understanding the conspiracy theory pandemic

HealthcareFred FuentesIssue 1271AustraliaCOVID_19conspiracy theoriesJune 29, 2020The past few months has seen a proliferation of memes and stories on social media linking COVID-19 to everything from 5G technology and a laboratory in Wuhan to Bill Gates and his push for global vaccinations....

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We Asked LGBTQ People for Their Fondest Memories of Pride Festivals Throughout Asia

This article originally appeared on VICE Asia.For much of the world, June traditionally means Pride Month, which traditionally means parades and parties. But as this year's parades and parties have been cancelled, we're taking Pride online. Over the next week,...

/ June 29, 2020