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Censorship begins

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So now 4chan is censored in Australia. Is this great news (no more shitposting) also terrible and a turning point moving us closer to global internet censorship? I think so.
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>Three UK tourists in Vietnam who plunged 50ft (15m) over a waterfall to their deaths were not properly warned of the dangers, a coroner has ruled.

Sisters Izzy Squire, 19, and Beth Anderson, 24, of Sheffield, died along with friend Christian Sloan, 24, of Kent, at Datanla in February 2016.

>They had slid down a natural water slide into a pool where they were meant to climb out.
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Large fund firms’ support for combating climate change is all talk, as proxy voting record shows

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>Two of the biggest index fund providers, Vanguard Group and BlackRock, have been more vocal in recent years on the subject of corporate responsibility.

>As two of the world’s largest asset-management companies, with more than $11 trillion invested on behalf of fund shareholders, they also are among the largest shareholders of stocks in the world.

>A recent analysis of their proxy voting records on climate change shows them to be among the worst in the fund industry, but they are not alone. T. Rowe Price Group, Putnam Investment and Dimensional Fund Advisors also were among the bottom tier of fund companies.
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March 19 nuclear strike

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A preemptive nuclear strike would come in the form of a surprise attack to repel or defeat a perceived imminent offensive by a possible enemy possessing nuclear weapons.
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Mass Shooting at Christchurch Mosque

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On-going story, but tl;dr big shit going down in Christchurch, New Zealand.

>(CNN)Police in the New Zealand city of Christchurch are responding to a "serious and evolving situation" involving an active shooter, with witnesses describing a gunman entering a mosque and opening fire.
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N.Y. judge won’t let unvaccinated children back in school

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Google's work in China benefiting China's military: U.S. general

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The United States’ top general said on Thursday that the Chinese military was benefiting from the work Alphabet Inc’s Google was doing in China, where the technology giant has long sought to have a bigger presence.

The work that Google is doing in China is indirectly benefiting the Chinese military,” Marine General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.

“We watch with great concern when industry partners work in China knowing that there is that indirect benefit,” he said. “Frankly, ‘indirect’ may be not a full characterization of the way it really is, it is more of a direct benefit to the Chinese military.”

Last year Google said it was no longer vying for a $10 billion cloud computing contract with the U.S. Defense Department, in part because the company’s new ethical guidelines do not align with the project.

In June, Google said it would not renew a contract to help the U.S. military analyze aerial drone imagery when it expires, as the company sought to defuse an internal uproar over the deal.

At the same time, Google said it has “no plans” to relaunch a search engine in China, though it is continuing to study the idea.

During the hearing, Republican Senator Josh Hawley sharply criticized the tech company, referring to it as “a supposedly American company.”
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Beto O'Rourke is running for president in 2020

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Beto O'Rourke says he will seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2020.
The decision comes after months of questioning whether to run, a road trip, and mostly avoiding media appearances.
O'Rourke's entrance into the race adds one of the most prolific fundraisers of the past midterm election cycle.
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Possible teror attack Utrecht, Netherlands

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>Possible motive not known
>One gunman on the run.
>Dutch election campaigns for the elctions on the 20th have been cancelled.
>Latest reports are that there's been a raid on an appartment by special forces.
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President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev announced his resignation

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Nazarbayev has been serving as president of Kazakhstan for 28 years, since the office was created on 24 April 1990. The speaker of the country's senate, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, will assume the office of president until a new president is elected."I made the decision to terminate my powers as president", Nazarbayev said, speaking on national television channels addressing the people of Kazakhstan.Following the announcement, Nazarbayev signed a decree on the termination of his powers as the head of state."I believe that the time has come for me to sign the relevant decree. Let me read it out: on the authority of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan… I'm terminating from March 20, 2019, my powers as President of the Republic of Kazakhstan," Nazarbayev said.Nazarbayev said he would retain the post of head of the country's Security Council and leader of the Nur Otan party, and remain a member of the Constitutional Council.