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Exclusive: U.S. agency to vote to repeal ‘net neutrality’ rules – FCC chief

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday unveiled plans to repeal a landmark 2015 order that barred internet service providers from blocking or slowing down consumer access to web content, and said the regulator will prevent states and cities from adopting similar protections. Reuters: Technology …

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Asia

North Korea defector wakes after being shot crossing the DMZ

The soldier, wounded on the border with the South, is now talking to doctors and watching TV. BBC News – Asia

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Video

DOJ probe Harvard over discrimination claims

The Justice Department is actively investigating Harvard University’s use of race in its admissions policies and has concluded the school is “out of compliance” with federal law, according to documents obtained by CNN. CNN.com – RSS Channel

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Oddly Enough Video

Hong Kong turns to virtual reality to honour ancestors

A lack of space for cemeteries in crowded Hong Kong clashes with the age-old Chinese tradition of reverence for one’s ancestors. But one entrepreneur uses virtual reality software to reconcile the two, as Elly Park reports. Reuters Video: Oddly Enough

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Politics

White House asks Supreme Court to allow full travel ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to allow President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban to take full effect after an appeals court in California ruled last week that only parts of it could be enacted. Reuters: Politics

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Entertainment & Arts

Anna Friel celebrates International Emmy Award win for Marcella

More than 20 years after her last major award, the Marcella actress picks up an International Emmy. BBC News – Entertainment & Arts

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Video

Dingell denies Ted Kennedy groped her

Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) says the late Sen. Ted Kennedy was not the “prominent historical person” who allegedly groped her. CNN.com – RSS Channel

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World News

Germany’s Merkel prefers ‘new election’ option

Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would prefer a new election to ruling with a minority after talks on forming a three-way coalition failed, but Germany’s president told parties they owed it to voters to try to form a government. Scarlett Cvitanovich reports. Reuters Video: World News

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Technology

Tencent’s stellar share rally sees it surpass Facebook in market value

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Tencent Holdings Ltd has racked up some impressive gains this week – becoming the first Chinese firm to be worth more than $ 500 billion and surpassing Facebook to be the world’s fifth-most valuable company. Reuters: Technology News

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Middle East

Egypt singer held for ‘inciting debauchery’ in music video

Shyma, who was filmed eating a banana while in her underwear, is held for “inciting debauchery”. BBC News – Middle East

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