News – January 11, 2018

Hooray, Bipartisanship!
Wired – Congress Renews Warrantless Surveillance-And Makes It Even Worse
The Intercept – The Same Democrats Who Denounce Donald Trump as a Lawless, Treasonous Authoritarian Just Voted to Give Him Vast Warrantless Spying Powers

To Overcome Toxic Gerrymandering, We Require Non-Partisan Redistricting Parameters and Organizations
New York Times – North Carolina Is Ordered to Redraw Its Congressional Map
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“No cigarette company has done anything like this before. You might wonder if we really mean it.”
USA Today – Philip Morris says its New Year’s resolution is to give up cigarettes
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The Crown Prince Continues His Crackdown
Reuters – Eleven Saudi princes detained following protest over utility bills
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What Will the Western Response Be?
Reuters – Arab League to lobby U.N. to recognize Palestinian state
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In Search of A Little Adrenaline?
CNN – World’s longest glass bridge opens in Hebei, China
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SpaceX Teases Falcon Heavy Test Amid Zuma Controversy
WKMG News 6 – Test fire of SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket moves to Saturday
Los Angeles Times – The Falcon Heavy rocket will be one of SpaceX’s biggest tests yet
Fortune – Big SpaceX Customer Blames Northrop Grumman for Loss of Secret ‘Zuma’ Military Satellite
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And Here I Thought It Was Those Pesky Taxes and Regulations That Kept Companies from Investing and Paying Better
Los Angeles Times – Pfizer, pocketing a big tax cut from Trump, will end investment in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s research
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Jeff Sessions Won’t Appreciate This
Burlington Free Press – Vermont Senate gives final OK to marijuana bill, governor’s desk next
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Amazon Now Takes Food Stamps
USA Today – Amazon tests food stamps, another breach of Wal-Mart territory
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If Jeff Really Wants to Help, He Can Try Fighting For Universal Education
Time – Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Just Gave $33 Million to a Scholarship Fund for ‘Dreamers’
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Black Mirror Continues Holding Up A Reflection of the Recesses of Our Souls
The Intercept – “Black Mirror” Reveals Our Fear of Robots and Algorithms We Can’t Control
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Trump Open To Talking With Kim Jong Un (All Those Twitter Repartees Weren’t Talking?)
FOX News – Trump says he ‘probably’ has ‘very good relationship’ with Kim Jong Un
Wall Street Journal – Donald Trump Signals Openness to North Korea Diplomacy in Interview
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State Department and FBI At Odds
Associated Press – Tillerson tells AP Cuba still risky; FBI doubts sonic attack
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