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Open Impeachment Hearings Begin Wednesday, May Sway Public Opinion

November 11, 2019

Public impeachment hearings of President Trump will begin this week, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) tweeted Wednesday. The House Intelligence Committee will interview three officials close to the situation of the problematic phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelensky. In similar investigations, public opinion renders a powerful influence on how history will record the investigation. […]

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Haunted House Swaps Good-Natured Scares for Torture, Says Petition

November 6, 2019

“Extreme haunted house” McKamey Manor is facing a shutdown petition, NBC News reported. The attraction requires would-be visitors to sign a 40-page liability waiver and watch a two-hour video of other participants quitting the attraction partway through. Where is the line drawn in “fear for fun?” […]

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Twitter Bans Political Ads, Leaving Campaigns to Use Word of Mouth

November 5, 2019

Twitter has chosen to nix political ads from the social media juggernaut, NPR reported Wednesday. This announcement stands in stark contrast to Facebook, which has allowed any and all campaign ads on its site—some misleading or even untrue. The move has left politicians facing the task of earning an audience through reputation. […]

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Security Breach Due to Equifax Using “admin” as Username, Password

November 2, 2019

Equifax’s most secure computers had the word “admin” as both username and password, a class action lawsuit alleges. The unfortunate use of overly simple login credentials led to a data breach, resulting in hackers learning the private information of 148 million customers. Protecting yourself online doesn’t take a degree. […]

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Video Shows Faulty Construction before Fatal Hard Rock Hotel Collapse

October 24, 2019

A video taken two days before a fatal hotel collapse shows the building’s structural faults, WWLTV reported. The Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans was under construction when it caved in from the top, killing several workers. Load-bearing structures can be dangerous without proper engineering. […]

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