Brexit backstop plan ‘a calculated risk’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCox: Brexit backstop a ‘calculated risk’ for UK The UK would be “indefinitely committed” to EU customs rules if Brexit trade talks broke down, the chief law officer has said. But Geoffrey Cox said it would not be in either side’s political interests to allow that to [&hellip

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Facebook ends forced arbitration for sexual misconduct claims

Facebook employees are getting a new sexual misconduct policy.Image: DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images Change, inspired by the #MeToo movement, appears to be contagious. Facebook will suspend its policy of forcing employees to present sexual misconduct claims at a secret legal proceeding known as arbitration, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. Now, employees will be able to [&hellip

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MyPart finds that next def jam

Picture it: you have the perfect song for Kelly Clarkson. It’s a mix of genres and styles best described as “Since U Been Gone” meets “911 Is A Joke.” How do you get it in front of Kelly so she can add it to her next album (imagine her singing “My heart is on fire [&hellip

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Silenced forever: Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi is dead

Eighteen days after Khashoggi disappeared, Saudi Arabia acknowledged early Saturday that the 59-year-old writer has died in what it said was a “fistfight” inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The Saudi announcement shed little light on the mystery of Khashoggi’s disappearance and contradicted leaks from Turkish media that he was tortured, killed and dismembered. Once [&hellip

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Not even big money and NDAs can silence #MeToo, and we have social media to thank for that

Image: bob al-greene A British billionaire tycoon flexed the might of his £2 billion wealth by attempting to block a national newspaper from publishing allegations of “sexual harassment and racial abuse of staff.”  Philip Green — the owner of Topshop — spent £500,000 on legal fees to obtain an interim injunction from the Court of [&hellip

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A 33-year-old vet went to the VA for help. Hours later he took his own life

Washington (CNN)Burdened by suicidal thoughts, Justin Miller, a 33-year-old veteran from Minnesota, reached out to the Department of Veterans Affairs in February for help, telling responders on the VA crisis line that he had access to firearms. Miller exited the hospital upon being released from care but never left the facility’s grounds that day. Police [&hellip

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A decades-old plastic bottle washed up looking ‘almost new’ on a UK beach

London (CNN)A decades-old plastic bottle has been found almost intact after being washed up on a UK beach, illustrating just how long plastic waste can survive in the world’s oceans. “This bottle has been floating around in our waters and still looks almost new,” it added. Plastic bottles can take up to 450 years to [&hellip

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Europe’s New Copyright Law Could Change the Web Worldwide

The European Parliament passed sweeping copyright legislation Wednesday that, much like its privacy regulations, could have impact far beyond Europe. Critics argue that the most controversial part of the proposal will effectively force all but the smallest website operators to adopt "upload filters" similar to those used by YouTube, and apply them to all types [&hellip

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The Serena cartoon debate: calling out racism is not censorship | Gary Younge

The depiction of the tennis star in an Australian newspaper recycled centuries-old racial stereotypes. Publishing it showed an extraordinary lack of judgment, says Guardian columnist Gary Younge If there is one thing more damning than the papers response to accusations of racism. And thats saying something. Because the cartoon is bad. Its Hattie McDaniel in [&hellip

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Every Easter egg and joke you missed in ‘BoJack Horseman’ Season 5

The visual jokes in "BoJack Horseman" are worth us obsessively pausing the show every 5 secondsImage: netflix  Some of the very best jokes on BoJack Horseman happen in the background.The show’s dynamite writers, illustrators, and animators squeeze in visual gags that happen faster than you can blink.  SEE ALSO: The real-life story behind BoJack Horseman’s [&hellip

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