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DOJ Forced Apple to Reveal Data from Two House Democrats as Part of Trump's Leaker Crusade

DOJ Forced Apple to Reveal Data from Two House Democrats as Part of Trump’s Leaker Crusade

Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) It recently came to light that the Trump-era Department of Justice quietly seized phone records of journalists at the Washington Post, CNN, and the New York Times to suss out their sources as part of the administration’s rabid crackdown on leakers. Well, apparently the witch hunt didn’t stop there: In …

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Frightened Terns Abandon 1,500 Eggs After a Rogue Drone Crash-Landed on Nesting Island

Frightened Terns Abandon 1,500 Eggs After a Rogue Drone Crash-Landed on Nesting Island

Photo: Mohammed Al-Shaikh (Getty Images) Roughly 1,500 elegant tern eggs were abandoned at a southern California nesting island after a rogue drone crash-landed and scared off thousands of birds, the Orange County Register and New York Times reported this week. Advertisement Two drones were flown illegally over the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, a stretch of …

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California Commits to Phasing Out Oil Extraction by 2045

California Commits to Phasing Out Oil Extraction by 2045

Photo: David McNew (Getty Images) California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a directive Friday that sets an aspirational 2045 deadline to halt all oil extraction within the state. It also orders the state’s Department of Conservation to quit issuing new fracking permits by 2024. Advertisement “California is now the first state to declare an end to oil …

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Chevron's Oil Spill Is Its Latest Injustice Foisted on Bay Area Communities

Chevron’s Oil Spill Is Its Latest Injustice Foisted on Bay Area Communities

Photo: Paul Sakuma (AP) As the pandemic drags on, some residents of the Bay Area faced a different kind of health emergency on Tuesday: an oil spill. Around 600 gallons of an oil-and-water mixture spilled from a Chevron oil refinery in Richmond, California into the San Francisco Bay, the company told local health authorities. The …

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DOJ drops lawsuit challenging California's net neutrality law

DOJ drops lawsuit challenging California’s net neutrality law

The U.S. Justice Department (DoJ) dropped its lawsuit against California’s net neutrality law on Monday, reports Reuters, foreshadowing the Biden administration’s approach to internet regulation. Acting Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chair Jessica Rosenworcel welcomed the news as a sign that open internet rules would soon be reinstated across the country. “When the FCC, over my …

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