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Rural Americans Struggle with Poor Broadband Access

Even in the country that invented the internet, access has remained painfully slow for many rural residents in places like the central state of Arkansas, far from the big cities of the East and West coasts. That may be about to change. The Federal Communications Commission — a government agency — recently auctioned off almost $1.5 billion in ...

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Cannabis in Canada: How it went down on Legalisation Day

Cannabis-users celebrated across Canada on the first day of marijuana legalisation in the country.

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Khashoggi’s Last Column: Arab World Needs Free Expression

The Washington Post has published a column by missing Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi in which he warns that governments in the Middle East “have been ...

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The Legal Cannabis Experiment Begins: The Canada Letter

A special edition of the Canada Letter looks at the day marijuana became legal. /
Roseanne claps back during ‘Conners’ premiere ‘I AIN’T DEAD BITCHES’ but internet gets the last laugh

Roseanne Barr didn’t take her death well. As the Roseanne reboot The Conners made its premiere Tuesday night and confirmed that the disgraced star’s ...

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Many CEOs Pull Out of Saudi Investment Conference

Western corporate chiefs are continuing to pull out of an investment conference in Saudi Arabia next week, distancing themselves from questions about ...

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Canada Is Legalizing Cannabis. Here’s What You Need to Know.

As Canada prepares to become only the second country in the world, besides Uruguay, to legalize marijuana, the country is scrambling to get ready.

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Rabbits sent to dog after online appeal

When Ikea stopped making Jake the dog's bunny best friend, the internet united to help.

Chinese programmer punished for selling VPN services

A Chinese software developer has received a suspended prison sentence for selling software that allowed internet users to dodge the Chinese government's intensifying efforts to control their online activities.

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US: China's Human Rights Abuses Increasing Under Xi

Protection of human rights in China has been on a "downward trajectory, by virtually every measure" since President Xi Jinping assumed power in 2012, ...

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HimToo: How Pieter Hanson's mother made him internet famous

How one man's mother unwittingly made him an internet celebrity, for all the wrong reasons.

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Most Googled Health Concerns in Each US State

Many Americans turn to "Dr. Google" for answers to health problems. In other words, they search the internet via Google for insight into their ailments. The search engine's most researched symptom is stress, according to private firm Medicare ... /
Internet goes wild over the latest embarrassing video of Donald Trump

Social media and meme enthusiasts were blessed today with a gem in the form of Donald Trump at the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport. The post Internet goes wild over the latest embarrassing video of Donald Trump appeared first on theGrio. /
Bette Midler got her cookout invite revoked with that awful n-word tweet

Bette Midler, 72, got the internet buzzing and was criticized widely after she posted a controversial (and now deleted) tweet that said “women, are the n-words of the world. The post Bette Midler got her cookout invite revoked with that awful n-word tweet appeared first on theGrio.

California sued by internet provider groups over net neutrality law

The lawsuit came after the U.S. Justice Department on Sunday filed its own lawsuit to block the new law. /
Xavier University students launch campaign to support natural hair after teen is harassed at her high school

Xavier University students launched a campaign to foster understanding that supports students of color and their natural hair, NOLA reports. The ...

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New California Internet Neutrality Law Triggers US Lawsuit

California Gov. Jerry Brown has approved the nation's strongest net neutrality law, prompting an immediate lawsuit by the Trump administration and ...

May's plan for a Brexit festival flops on social media

UK Prime Minister Theresa May wants to hold a nationwide festival in 2022 to celebrate Britain's scheduled departure from the European Union. The internet isn't wild about the idea.

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US Sues Over California's Tough Net Neutrality Law

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the nation's toughest net neutrality measure Sunday, requiring internet providers to maintain a level playing field online. The move prompted an immediate lawsuit by the Trump administration.          Advocates of net neutrality hope the new law in the home of the global technology industry will have national ...

Pope: Church has lost credibility over abuse scandal

Pope Francis told a crowd of young people in the Estonian capital Tallinn on Tuesday that he understood that many of them were "upset" by the sexual abuse scandals rocking the Catholic Church and that the institution had lost credibility as a result. /
Jada Pinkett Smith, mom and daughter Willow break the internet with abs photo

Jada Pinkett Smith, along with her mom and daughter Willow flexed on us and showed off three generations of their ripped abs of steel that sent ...

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California Joins Other States in Passing New Media Literacy Law

Last week California Governor Jerry Brown signed into state law a bill that mandates the California Department of Education provide media literacy ...

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Texan Running 3-D-Printed-Guns Company Ordered to Leave Taiwan

A Texan running a 3-D printed guns company who flew to Taiwan as police investigated an accusation he had sex with an underage girl was detained ...

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US Prepared to Strike in Cyberspace

The United States is prepared to go on the offensive in cyberspace to ensure adversaries know there is a price to pay for hacks, network intrusions ... /
“If Beale Street Could Talk” trailer debuts and it’s the talk of the internet

Coming off of directing the Academy Award-winning Moonlight, Barry Jenkins’ upcoming movie, If Beale Street Could Talk takes on the passion and pain of a black family battling to prove the innocence of a man being falsely accused of a crime. The film is based on James Baldwin’s 1974 novel and it’s the first English-language feature adaptation of ...

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Canada cannabis stocks see mood swings

Producers Tilray and Canopy see US-listed stocks surge and slump in turbulent trading.

South African court OKs private use of cannabis

In a unanimous ruling hailed by activists campaigning for the legalization of marijuana, the judges declared unconstitutional three sections of the Constitution that prohibited cannabis consumption, possession and cultivation.

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