Travis Kalanick, controversial ex-Uber CEO, cashes in $547m of shares | Business

The Uber co-founder and former chief executive Travis Kalanick is cashing in more than half a billion dollars of his stake in the ride share app, months after the company went public. After the end of the so-called “lockup period”, a 180-day restriction on inside and early investor sales, came to an end on Wednesday, […]

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Who’s triggered now? Seven times Donald Trump Jr out-snowflaked the left | US news

This weekend, during a launch for his book Triggered: How The Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us, Donald Trump Jr was, well, triggered. His thesis is that leftwingers can’t handle differences in opinion. Because of that, he argues they routinely engage in a number of silencing techniques – such as no-platforming – […]

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Man 'tries to lure three-year-old girl into van with non-existent puppy'

Man ‘tries to lure three-year-old girl into van with non-existent puppy’

Authorities in the US have arrested a man accused of trying to lure a three-year-old girl into his van with the offer of a puppy. The girl’s mother told police a man in a silver van asked her for a cigarette in a Pennsylvanian parking lot. She told officers she gave him a cigarette, then […]

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Walgreens heading for biggest private equity buyout ever, says report | Business

The global drugstore chain Walgreens Boots Alliance has reportedly received a buyout offer from the private equity group KKR – if successful, the deal would be the biggest private equity transaction on record. Shares in Walgreens Boots Alliance rose 6% on Monday after Bloomberg reported news of the deal. Its shares had fallen nearly 20% […]

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Trump accuses Democrats of ‘doctored’ inquiry transcripts without evidence | US news

Donald Trump stepped up his fight against impeachment on Monday, making the false accusation that his Democratic opponents released “doctored transcripts” of testimony by US diplomats. The president faces a momentous week as the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry begins nationally televised hearings Democrats hope will help shift public opinion against Trump. So far Adam […]

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Donald Trump Jr walks out of Triggered book launch – video | US news

Donald Trump Jr and his girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, were forced to cut short a launch event for his book, Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us, at the University of California, Los Angeles, because of loud booing from the audience. The audience was angry that Trump Jr and Guilfoyle would […]

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‘It makes it real’: hundreds march to re-enact 1811 Louisiana slave rebellion | US news

Ten years after police in Oakland killed his unarmed nephew Oscar Grant, Cephus “Bobby” Johnson put on a coarse cloth shirt and a red replica headpiece, clutched a machete and marched with 400 other re-enactors through the old plantation land of southern Louisiana. Over two days, men and women marched 26 miles, through winding levee […]

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UK government delay of Russia report is shaming, says Clinton | Politics

Hillary Clinton has called Downing Street’s suppression of a report into potential Russian infiltration of British politics “damaging, inexplicable and shaming”. The 2016 US presidential candidate told the Guardian it was “incredibly surprising and unacceptable that in your country there is a government report sitting there about Russian influence and your current government isn’t releasing […]

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Why Nikki Haley isn’t jumping off the Trump train any time soon | Andrew Gawthorpe | Opinion

Historians know that there are two types of political memoirs. The first are the books that politicians write at the end of their careers. These are often self-centered and biased, but they at least generally tell us something useful about the past. Such books take time to write – Barack Obama still hasn’t finished his. […]

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Trump faces key test as week of impeachment hearings begins – live | US news

Not long before the Ukrainian president was inaugurated in May, an associate of Rudolph W. Giuliani’s journeyed to Kiev to deliver a warning to the country’s new leadership, a lawyer for the associate said. The associate, Lev Parnas, told a representative of the incoming government that it had to announce an investigation into Mr. Trump’s […]

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