AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Republican U.S. Representative Blake Farenthold of Texas, accused by a female former aide of sexual harassment, abruptly resigned from Congress on Friday after admitting to allowing an unprofessional culture to flourish in his Capitol Hill office. FILE PHOTO: Rep. Blake Farenthold arrives at the House Judiciary Committee hearing on oversight of
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SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Facebook Inc backed for the first time on Friday proposed legislation requiring social media sites to disclose the identities of buyers of online political campaign ads and introduced a new verification process for people buying “issue” ads, which have been used to sow discord online. The change in stance, announced in
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt held 25-times more meetings with industry representatives than environmental advocates during his first seven months in office, according to a Reuters analysis of his schedule, reflecting the agency’s pro-business approach under his tenure. FILE PHOTO: Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks during an interview
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STEVENAGE, England (Reuters) – A European satellite launched this week to try out ways of tackling the growing amount of garbage in space will use technology as familiar to the ancient Romans as astronauts – nets and harpoons. Engineers who have designed and created harpoons for two pioneering space debris clearing projects said the appeal
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