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How Facebook likes could profile voters for manipulation

Facebook “likes” can tell a lot about a person. Maybe even enough to fuel a voter-manipulation effort like the one a Trump-affiliated data-mining firm stands accused of — and which Facebook may have enabled. Read More

World’s last male northern white rhino dies

The world’s last male northern white rhino, Sudan, has died after “age-related complications,” researchers announced Tuesday, saying he “stole the heart of many with his dignity and strength.” Read More

Emboldened Xi lays out vision for China, warning for Taiwan

Updated on  March 19, 2018 at 10:59 pm
President Xi Jinping vowed Tuesday to protect “every inch” of China’s territory, improve the lives of its people and promote the resurgence of Chinese culture and creativity as he kicked off his second term, poised to rule indefinitely. Read More

Scandal-hit Weinstein Co. files for bankruptcy protection

Updated on  March 19, 2018 at 7:34 pm
The Weinstein Co. filed for bankruptcy protection today with a buyout offer in hand from a private equity firm, the latest twist in its efforts to survive the sexual misconduct scandal that brought down co-founder Harvey Weinstein, shook Hollywood and triggered a movement that spread out to convulse other industries. Read More

Steve Wynn settled with second woman over sex allegations

Attorneys for embattled casino mogul Steve Wynn say in court documents that he brokered a settlement with a second woman who accused him of sexual misconduct more than a decade ago. Read More

Congress and White House seek budget deal as shutdown looms

Updated on  March 19, 2018 at 2:06 pm
Congressional leaders and the White House are pressing to strike an accord on a $1.3 trillion catchall spending bill, though disputes remain over immigration, abortion and a massive rail project that pits President Donald Trump against his most powerful Democratic adversary. Read More

Trump calls for death penalty to ‘get tough’ on drug pushers

Unveiling a long-awaited plan to combat the national scourge of opioid drug addiction, President Donald Trump called today for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including embracing a tactic employed by some of the global strongmen he admires: the death penalty. Read More

Trump keeps up attacks on escalating Russia investigation

President Donald Trump kept up his attack on the escalating Russia investigation, insisting in a new tweet today that it was “a total WITCH HUNT with massive conflicts of interest!” Read More

‘Wonder Blunder’ promoter’s sentencing set for next week

Updated on  March 19, 2018 at 5:31 pm
A federal judge denied today a request from the key figure in the University of Hawaii Stevie Wonder concert fiasco to withdraw his guilty plea. Read More

Ernie Martin wrests back Council chairmanship from Ron Menor

Updated on  March 19, 2018 at 2:34 pm
Ernie Martin unseated Ron Menor as Honolulu City Council chairman today, grabbing back the gavel that Menor snatched from him 15 months ago. Read More

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