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White House Violated Law With Plan To Move Hundreds Of USDA Workers: Inspector General

The Trump administration failed to follow budget law when it plowed ahead with a plan to uproot hundreds of Washington, D.C.-based Agriculture Department employees and require them to move to the Kansas City area, the agency’s inspector general found. The relocation spearheaded by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has created turmoil inside two USDA agencies, the […]

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Jay Inslee Calls For Banning ‘Forever Chemicals’ In New Environmental Justice Plan

Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee proposed banning the so-called “forever chemicals” contaminating millions of Americans’ drinking water as part of a sweeping environmental justice plan. The Washington state governor vowed to enact regulations prohibiting the use of cancer-causing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, common ingredients in nonstick fabrics, food packaging and firefighting foam that now pollute […]

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YouTube’s Plan To Rein In Conspiracy Theories Is Failing

Six months ago, under tremendous public pressure, YouTube announced that it would tweak its algorithm to recommend fewer videos “that could misinform users in harmful ways.” It was a major step for a company that has spent years driving people toward increasingly sensationalist content — including dangerous disinformation — that would keep viewers glued to their […]

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Renegade Shareholders Have A Plan To Force Mastercard To Monitor Neo-Nazis

For months, Mastercard has tried to suffocate the creation of an internal committee that would monitor payments to white supremacists and far-right extremists. But on Tuesday, renegade shareholders will finally force a vote on the matter during the company’s annual shareholder meeting. Like most credit card companies, Mastercard is hesitant to surrender profits by blocking […]