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Online speech shield under fire as Donald Trump’s Facebook ban stays

Lurking beneath Facebook’s decision on whether to continue Donald Trump’s suspension from its platform is a far more complex and consequential question. AP Photo WASHINGTON: Lurking beneath Facebook‘s decision on whether to continue Donald Trump‘s suspension from its platform is a far more complex and consequential question: Do the protections …

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Joe Biden’s move to share vaccine designed to spread US influence

Joe Biden’s decision to support waiving intellectual property rights for coronavirus shots had a broader purpose. AP Photo WASHINGTON: It won’t speed the manufacture of vaccines. It enraged the developers who delivered lifesaving doses in record time. But President Joe Biden‘s decision to support waiving intellectual property rights for coronavirus …

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Trump administration obtained phone records of journalists: Report

Former US President Donald Trump (File photo) WASHINGTON: The Trump administration secretly obtained the phone records of Washington Post journalists who reported on allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, the newspaper reported Friday, prompting concerns over freedom of speech. The Justice Department sent letters to three reporters — …

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Matt Gaetz, Marjorie Taylor Greene take mantle of Donald Trump’s populism at rally

US Reps. Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene kicked off their “America First Rally” roadshow. AP photo THE VILLAGES: US Reps. Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene, two of the Republican Party‘s most controversial figures, kicked off their “America First Rally” roadshow Friday with a Trump-centric revival of sorts for …

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