Trump signed an executive order about how much he hates Medicare-for-all

President Donald Trump speaks to the press as he departs the White House in Washington, DC, for his annual visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, on October 4, 2019 | ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images The executive order promotes private insurance’s role in Medicare. President Donald Trump has made his distaste for a government-run single-payer health care system official, signing an executive order decrying Medicare-for-all and promoting private insurance’s role in Medicare. Trump…

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Deepfakes are a real political threat. For now, though, they’re mainly used to degrade women.

Jordan Peele uses deepfake technology to simulate a speech by Barack Obama as an ironic warning against the rise of deepfakes. | BuzzFeed A new report on deepfakes finds 96 percent involve simulating porn of female celebrities (without their consent). The concept of “deepfakes,” those strange, AI-created videos made to simulate real people or even people who don’t exist in frequently unrealistic or pornographic situations, is alarming enough. Now Deeptrace Labs, creator of a service…

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Trump’s shocking Syria decision and confusing aftermath, explained

President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the NATO summit in July 2018. | Jasper Juinen/Getty Images The White House announced that US troops were leaving part of northern Syria, allowing Turkey to invade and directly threatening the US’s biggest partner in the fight against ISIS. The war in Syria is about to enter uncertain territory after the White House announced late Sunday that it was withdrawing from northeastern Syria in advance…

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Walmart paid $300 million for Bonobos. Two years later, the men’s fashion brand is laying off staff.

Bonobos founder Andy Dunn at a 2016 store opening. | Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Bonobos Walmart is currently trying to turn its money-losing digital brands into profitable businesses. Online menswear brand Bonobos laid off dozens of employees on Monday amid a broader push by its parent company Walmart to rein in e-commerce losses. A spokesperson would not say exactly how many jobs were cut or what prompted the layoffs, and she wouldn’t answer whether the…

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The phone call that could get Trump impeached

Trump’s call with Ukraine, explained. The impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump started with a phone call. There isn’t much dispute over what was said in the phone call, because Trump’s White House released a rough transcript. That document shows that Trump’s transgressions are quite simple. According to the CIA officer who wrote a whistleblower report, “the President of the United States is using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign…

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