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Leak of billionaires' tax data draws GOP outcry over privacy

Jun. 10, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in Congress are alarmed by the leak of confidential IRS data to the investigative news organization ProPublica, enabling it to reveal that famous billionaires including Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg paid little in U.S. income tax at times. A...

Wisconsin Senate passes bills making it harder to vote

Jun. 09, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Senate approved Republican-backed bills Wednesday that would create new hurdles for the elderly and disabled to cast absentee ballots, limit the number and location of ballot drop boxes and impose new penalties for violating election law. ...

ProPublica: Many of the uber-rich pay next to no income tax

Jun. 08, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The rich really are different from you and me: They’re better at dodging the tax collector. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos paid no income tax in 2007 and 2011. Tesla founder Elon Musk’s income tax bill was zero in 2018. And financier George Soros went...

Facebook suspends Trump for 2 years, then will reassess

Jun. 04, 2021 17:23 PM EDT

Facebook announced Friday that former President Donald Trump’s accounts will be suspended for two years, freezing his presence on the social network until early 2023, following a finding that Trump stoked violence ahead of the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol. ...

Reports: Facebook to end rule exemptions for politicians

Jun. 03, 2021 22:58 PM EDT

Facebook plans to end a contentious policy championed by CEO Mark Zuckerberg that exempted politicians from certain moderation rules on its site, according to several news reports. The company's rationale for that policy held that the speech of political leaders is...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jun. 02, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. June 1, 2021. Editorial: Diversity finds another enemy: The Florida Supreme Court In a coordinated effort to cater to the prejudiced elements of their voter base, Republican politicians in Florida and across the nation are...

Missing the moment: Virtual reality's breakout still elusive

Jun. 01, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Virtual reality — computer generated 3D environments that can range from startlingly realistic to abstract wonderlands — has been on the cusp of wide acceptance for years without ever really taking off. The pandemic should have been VR's big moment,...

Conservative group boasts of secret role in voting laws

May. 14, 2021 18:51 PM EDT

The head of a national conservative group told supporters it secretly helped draft legislation in Republican-controlled statehouses across the country as part of a coordinated network of organizations pushing to tighten voting laws across the country. Jessica Anderson,...

Today in History

May. 14, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, May 14, the 134th day of 2021. There are 231 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 14, 1955, representatives from eight Communist bloc countries, including the Soviet...

Back to square one? Trump decision still weighs on Facebook

May. 13, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

Suppose you were Mark Zuckerberg, recently ordered by an advisory board to decide how long former President Donald Trump should stay banned from Facebook. How do you make that decision without alienating key constituencies — advertisers, shareholders, users, lawmakers and others — while...