Action group Market Forces urges shareholders to divest holdings in 22 ‘uninvestables'New analysis shows 22 of Australia's largest companies are actively working to undermine the Paris agreement targets, betting shareholders' money on strategies that assume global climate change action fails.Investor action group Market Forces says those companies – worth a combined $121bn and representing 7% of the ASX300 – are “out of line and out of time” and has called on shareholders to divest their [...]
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Leaked video and audio reveals tension as onshore detention centres become more like prisons and increasingly house people awaiting deportation Leaked video, audio and images have revealed allegations of excessive force and harassment inside Australia's network of onshore detention centres.Last year the federal court overruled a ban on detainees having phones, which has allowed snippets of life inside the centres – long closed to media and cloaked in secrecy – to be recorded and leaked [...]
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Retired Marine Corps Gen. John Allen, who was once the special presidential envoy to the Global Coalition To Defeat ISIS, joins Margaret Brennan to discuss the future of ISIS. [...]
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CBS News correspondent Charlie D'Agata and his team report on what it has been like covering the final push against ISIS in Syria. [...]
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Apple is about to announce some new services on Monday. While everybody expects a video streaming service as well as a news subscription, a new report from Bloomberg says that the company might also mention its gaming subscription. Cheddar first reported back in January that Apple has been working on a gaming subscription. Users could pay a monthly subscription fee to access a library of games. We're most likely talking about iOS games for the [...]
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New Zealand mosque killings spark debate over free speech
DUNEDIN, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealanders are debating the limits of free speech after their chief censor banned a 74-page manifesto written by the man accused of slaughtering 50 people at two mosques in the city of Christchurch. [...]
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Swift Pushback on Stephen Moore, Trump's Latest Pick for the Fed
“He does not have the intellectual gravitas for this important job,” Greg Mankiw, a Harvard professor who was chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers under President George W. Bush, wrote in a blog post on Friday. “It is time for senators to do their job. [...]
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Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, joins Margaret Brennan to discuss whether Attorney General William Barr should release the Mueller report and what it means for President Trump. [...]
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For most of my life, the Internet, particularly its social media — BBSes, Usenet, LiveJournal, blogosphere, even MySpace, early Twitter and Facebook — consistently made people happier. But roughly 5 years ago it began to consistently make people more miserable. What changed? I posted that question to Twitter a week ago, and the most notable response was the response that did not exist: not a single person disputed the premise of the question. Yes, Twitter responses [...]
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