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No state attorneys general join DOJ bid to stop $85B AT&T merger

The Justice Department failed to convince state attorneys general to join its bid to block AT&T’s $ 85.4 billion deal to buy Time Warner, according to reports on Wednesday. Federal officials contacted at least 18 state prosecutors, sending a draft ...

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Tennessee State football player expelled after punching coach

A Tennessee State football player was thrown off the team and out of school after he punched a coach on the sideline. Tigers defensive end Latrelle Lee was caught on video knocking strength coach T.J. Greenstone to the ground after ...

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Surge in jail abuse sees state making $7M in payouts since 2015

Prisoner Richard Pattiasina was handing out spoons to fellow inmates in the mess hall at Elmira Correctional Facility eight years ago, when a correction officer ordered him to open the kitchen’s front door. “One second,” Pattiasina responded, according to testimony ...

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State of the Art: What Reality TV Teaches Us About Russia’s Influence Campaign

Advertisement In May 2016, a Facebook page called Heart of Texas urged its nearly 254,000 followers to rise up against what it considered to be an urgent cultural menace. A mosque in Houston had opened up a new library, and ...

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State of the Art: Saudi Money Fuels the Tech Industry. It’s Time to Ask Why.

The money from regimes that have been criticized for their human rights records — from Saudi Arabia’s government in particular, which has plans to funnel potentially hundreds of billions of dollars into tech companies through its state-controlled Public Investment Fund ...

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Hungry for Travels: Central New York state is a fall classic

I walked through the stately doors of the recently and exquisitely renovated historic Adelphi Hotel in downtown Saratoga Springs. After passing through the chic, new age, Victorian décor of the lobby, I entered their renowned steakhouse, Salt & Char. I ...

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State of the Art: The Upside of Being Ruled by the Five Tech Giants

The Five Can Be Governed Tech is inherently messy. The greatest human inventions tend to change society in ways that are more profound than anyone ever guesses, including the people who created them. This has clearly been true for the ...

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State of the Art: Can Washington Stop Big Tech Companies? Don’t Bet on It

Now, that attitude is beginning to change. I spent the past several weeks talking to people in government and public policy circles about whether we should begin thinking about how to curb the tech giants’ power through government — and, ...

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Student, another man dead in Grambling State shooting

A shooter is on the loose after two men were killed in a shooting during homecoming week at Grambling State University in Louisiana. Monquiarious Caldwell and Earl Andrews, both 23, were fatally shot during a fight outside two dorms around ...

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State of the Art: How the Frightful Five Put Start-Ups in a Lose-Lose Situation

Because today’s giants are nimbler and more paranoid about upstart competition than the tech behemoths of yore, they have cleverly created an ecosystem that enriches themselves even when they don’t think of the best ideas first. The Five run server ...

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