Possible ‘FAKE NEWS’ service? Facebook plans subscription service for news articles

Allen Cone, United Press International Writer MENLO PARK, Calif. (UPI) — Facebook plans to launch a subscription service for news stories, possibly testing the change as early as October. Campbell Brown, the head of the social media giant’s news partnerships, said Facebook is working on the news product, which would have a paywall. “We More...

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By United Press International On Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
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U.S. government contractor in Afghanistan pleads guilty to $250k kickback scheme

Ray Downs, United Press International Writer WASHINGTON (UPI) — A former employee of a U.S. government contractor in Afghanistan pleaded guilty to accepting more than $250,000 in illegal kickbacks from More...

By United Press International On Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
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Cop who shot unarmed woman refuses interview by investigators

Ray Downs, United Press International Writer MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (UPI) — The Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot a woman who called 911 for help has refused to be interviewed by authorities, according More...

By United Press International On Monday, July 17th, 2017
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Brexit talks stall as British cabinet feuds

Ed Adamczyk United Press International BRUSSELS (UPI) — Talks regarding Britain’s exit from the European Union resumed, and Britain’s prime minister warned her feuding cabinet to stop its infighting. British More...

By United Press International On Monday, July 17th, 2017
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Thousands protest against judiciary reforms in Poland

Andrew V. Pestano United Press International People participate in a protest in front of a Polish parliament building in Warsaw, Poland, on Sunday to voice opposition to judiciary reforms by the ruling government. More...

By Reuters On Monday, July 17th, 2017
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Venezuela opposition plots “zero hour” after big anti-Maduro vote

Andrew Cawthorne Reuters CARACAS (Reuters) — Energized by a massive vote against President Nicolas Maduro in an unofficial plebiscite, Venezuela’s opposition mulled on Monday how to escalate protests More...

By United Press International On Sunday, July 16th, 2017
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Maryam Mirzakhani, first woman to win top mathematics prize, dies

Allen Cone United Press International STANFORD, Calif. (UPI) — Stanford professor Maryam Mirzakhani, the first and only woman to win the prestigious Fields Medal prize for mathematics, died Saturday after More...

By Guest Poster On Sunday, July 16th, 2017
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OP-ED: We Are The Economy They Want To Regulate

Critics of the libertarian philosophy think they can score points by calling libertarians “market fundamentalists.” It’s supposed to conjure images of dogmatic religious fundamentalists, just like the term global More...

By United Press International On Saturday, July 15th, 2017
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Lochte cleared of charges stemming from Rio gas station incident

Eric DuVall United Press International RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (UPI) — A Brazilian appellate court cleared U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte of criminal charges after police alleged Lochte exaggerated claims More...

By United Press International On Saturday, July 15th, 2017
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Hurricane Fernanda not a threat for landfall in Pacific

Eric DuVall United Press International ACAPULCO, Mexico/MIAMI (UPI) — Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center said Hurricane Fernanda, a powerful Category 4 storm in the eastern Pacific Ocean, is not More...