Wednesday, December 13, 2017

DEC 13, 2017 - 8:42 AM ET - 10 NEWS ITEMS

*US ready to talk to North Korea without preconditions."

*"Facebook hits back at former executive Chamath Palihapitiya. Facebook took 

the unusual step of issuing a statement to defend itself. A spokesperson said Mr 

Palihapitiya had not worked at Facebook for more than six years.

"When Chamath was at Facebook we were focused on building new social media 

experiences and growing Facebook around the world. Facebook was a very 

different company back then and as we have grown we have realised how our 

responsibilities have grown too.""

Dave Lee. North America technology reporter.

*"Roy Moore Refuses to Concede: 'It's Not Over.' With 96 percent of the 

precincts reporting, Jones finished with 50 percent of the vote to Moore's 49 

percent, with a difference of about 9,550 votes." By Todd Beamon.

© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved. Roy Moore is demanding a recount.

*"Synthetic opioids are driving an overdose crisis. Fifty times more powerful 

than heroin, Fentanyl is driving a surge in overdose deaths and ratcheting up the 

stakes in the opioid crisis."


*"Nina Turner On Transforming the Democratic Party From the Inside

Our Revolution President Nina Turner discusses her work on the DNC Unity 

Reform Commission." By Michael Sainato.

*"Twitter officially recognizes tweetstorms with a new threads feature. Threads, 

as the company is calling them, let you string together tweets by tapping a new 

plus button in the tweet composer." By Casey Newton, @CaseyNewton.

*"Basic income to be given to 84,000 people in Canada. Move is part of $3bn 

anti-poverty action plan. Those who qualify for basic income include those with a 

limited capacity to work, including people with physical and intellectual 

disabilities. It means their current financial support will increase by at least $73 

(£54) per month." Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith.

*"Giant Prehistoric Penguins Once Swam Off The Coast Of New Zealand." 

*"Peppa Pig accused of piling pressure on GPs. The character Dr Brown Bear 

creates 'unrealistic expectations of primary care.' Jack Shepherd, 


*"Ghost Recon Wildlands teases Predator-starring special event." See more of PC Gamer on Facebook. 

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