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UN Security Council demands truce as air strikes batter Syrias Ghouta

U.N. Security Council demands truce as air strikes batter Syria's GhoutaBy Ellen Francis and Michelle Nichols BEIRUT/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Saturday demanded a 30-day truce across Syria as rescuers in the country's eastern Ghouta region said bombing had not let up long enough for them to count bodies during one of the bloodiest air assaults of the seven-year war. Shortly after the unanimous vote by the 15-member council, warplanes struck a town in eastern Ghouta, the last rebel enclave near Syria's capital, an emergency service and a war monitoring group said. U.N. chief Antonio Guterres appealed on Wednesday for an immediate end to "war activities" in eastern Ghouta, where nearly 400,000 people have lived under government siege since 2013, without enough food or medicine.


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New US tax law brings Warren Buffett a nice check 29 billion

New US tax law brings Warren Buffett a nice check: $29 billionBerkshire Hathaway, the holding company of US billionaire investor Warren Buffett, received a stunning $29 billion check last year from the US government, thanks to a new tax law that massively lowered corporate tax rates. In his much-anticipated annual letter to shareholders, Buffett explained that the company's net gain of $65.3 billion in 2017 was only partly due to his employees' efforts. "Only $36 billion came from Berkshire's operations," he wrote.


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Former RNC Chair Fires Back At Claim He Was Only Hired Because He Was Black

Former RNC Chair Fires Back At Claim He Was Only Hired Because He Was BlackFormer Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele blasted Friday a leading conservative’s speech that claimed that he had only been hired because he is black as “painfully stupid.”


Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/news/former-rnc-chair-fires-back-191022047.html

YouTube aposreprimands InfoWarsapos for promoting Florida school shooting conspiracy theory

YouTube 'reprimands InfoWars' for promoting Florida school shooting conspiracy theoryA far-right site known for its false and outlandish conspiracy theories has reportedly been reprimanded by YouTube after it posted a video which suggester survivors of the Florida school shooting were actors. InfoWars' biggest YouTube account, The Alex Jones Channel, is reported to have received one strike from the video-sharing site for the video. YouTube’s community guidelines stipulate the account will be shut down altogether if it gets three strikes in the space of three months, a source told CNN.


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This Is What A Serious Gun Violence Policy Would Look Like

This Is What A Serious Gun Violence Policy Would Look LikeA serious debate over gun policy is underway in the aftermath of last week’s massacre in Florida, and one focus is the federal background check system ― a system that has existed for 20 years but which, by almost all accounts, isn’t doing enough to deter would-be killers from buying firearms.


Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/news/serious-gun-violence-policy-look-130113373.html



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