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Yellow Vest Protesters Hit with Police Water Cannon, Tear Gas in Paris

(From Reuters) Paris police fired water cannon and tear gas to push back “yellow vest” demonstrators from around the Arc de Triomphe monument on Saturday, in the ninth straight weekend of protests against French President Emmanuel Macron’s economic reforms. Thousands...

Former HUD Secretary Castro to Run for President in 2020

(From UPI) Former Obama administration official and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro launched his 2020 presidential bid Saturday. . . . “I’m running for president because it’s time for new leadership, it’s time for new energy, it’s time for new...

Congressional Black Caucus Wants Steven King Removed from Panel Posts

(From UPI) The Congressional Black Caucus, condemning “racist statements” by Rep. Steve King, is calling on Republicans to remove him from committee assignments. The 69-year-old Republican, who was elected to represent Iowa’s Fifth Congressional District in 2002, is being criticized...

Democrats Roll Out Big Health Care Proposals in the States

(From AP News) Riding the momentum from November’s elections, Democratic leaders in the states are wasting no time delivering on their biggest campaign promise — to expand access to health care and [as they see it] make make it more...

3D Printing 100 Times Faster with New Light Method

(From Science Daily) Rather than building up plastic filaments layer by layer, a new approach to 3D printing lifts complex shapes from a vat of liquid at up to 100 times faster than conventional 3D printing processes, University of Michigan...

Huawei Fires Employee Arrested in Poland on China Spy Claim

(From Bloomberg News) Huawei Technologies Co. fired Wang Weijing, an employee arrested in Poland this week on suspicion of spying for the Chinese government, saying he disgraced the company. “His alleged actions have no relation to the company,” Huawei said...

Apple Demanded $1 Billion for Chance to Win iPhone: Qualcomm CEO

(From Reuters) Qualcomm sought to become the sole supplier of modem chips for Apple’s iPhone to recoup a $1-billion “incentive payment” that Apple insisted on not to block rivals from the market, Qualcomm’s chief executive testified on Friday. The payment...

Shutdown Has Stopped Most US Food Inspections, FDA Chief Says

(From UPI) The Food and Drug Administration has stopped performing most domestic food inspections during the partial government shutdown, but that could soon change. Without a deal to reopen the government, the regulatory agency will have to force furloughed workers...

Immigration Officials Let 8,000 Child Brides into the US

(From The Washington Examiner) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, which considers these types of requests for admission prior to the State Department’s final approval of them, granted exactly 5,556 approvals to adults over a 10-year period, the Senate Homeland Security...