Bernie Sanders takes on Facebook and Google for destroying local media

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks during a town hall meeting about climate change on August 22, 2019, in Chico, California. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images It’s a unique step for a Democrat who has been particularly outspoken in his criticism of the media. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is taking aim once again at Silicon Valley, this time laying some of the blame for the turbulence of the journalism industry at the feet of tech giants like…

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Trump’s push to hold the G7 at a resort he still owns and profits from, explained

Trump at the G7 in France on Monday. | Michael Kappeler/picture alliance via Getty Images In one of the starkest illustrations of his corruption, the president wants to have next year’s G7 at Trump Doral. President Donald Trump wants to host 2020’s G7 meeting of international leaders at Trump Doral in Florida, a private club he still owns and profits from — a move that would serve as perhaps the starkest illustration yet of how…

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Judge orders Johnson & Johnson to pay $570 million for role in Oklahoma’s opioid epidemic

The Johnson & Johnson building in Madrid. | Cristina Arias/Getty Images The judge’s decision is the first of its kind. A judge on Monday concluded that Johnson & Johnson, a major pharmaceutical company, has fueled Oklahoma’s opioid epidemic — and ordered the company to pay more than $570 million to help address the crisis. The decision, from Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman, is the first time that a trial court has held a drugmaker…

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KFC is testing meatless chicken wings and nuggets

Beyond Meat’s meatless nuggets will be for sale at a KFC in Atlanta — and, if that goes well, potentially at KFC locations everywhere. | Courtesy of KFC + Beyond Meat Beyond Meat and KFC have partnered to offer the first fast-food plant-based chicken at one Atlanta location. No chickens were harmed in the making of the new KFC nuggets and wings going on the menu in Atlanta. A single KFC franchise — the one…

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The Terror: Infamy turns American history into supernatural horror

George Takei (left) and Shingo Usami star in The Terror: Infamy, which blends the real story of America’s Japanese internment camps during World War II with a ghost story. | AMC “It’s a cautionary tale for anyone who embraces America and embraces Americanness, and expects to be embraced back.” AMC’s The Terror was one of the best TV shows of 2018, an ice-bound, eerie tale of men trapped above the Arctic Circle, turning on each…

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