Trump's lack of discipline leaves new chief of staff frustrated and dismayed - Washington Post

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BEDMINSTER, N.J. — As the new White House chief of staff, John F. Kelly routes all calls to and from President Trump through the White House switchboard, where he can sign off on them. He stanches the flow of information reaching the president’s desk.
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Apple Pay is dropping support for websites that sell white supremacist merchandise

By Nick Statt

Apple has disabled its payments system on websites that sell white supremacist and Nazi-themed merchandise, according to a report from BuzzFeed News. The move, which follows the violent white nationalist attacks in Charlottesville, Virginia this past weekend that left one counter-protestor dead, means three websites that peddle in “White Pride” t-shirts and accessories with Nazi logos can no longer process payments through Apple Pay.

The websites, including AmericanVikings.com and VinlandClothing.com (the third site, called Behold Barbarity, has already gone offline), were found to be in violation of Apple’s “acceptable use guidelines.” Those rules prohibit use of Apple Pay in a way that promotes “hate, violence, or intolerance based on…

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The Latest: Moore leads in early returns in Senate primary - Washington Post

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Latest on Alabama’s special primary election for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions (all times local):. 8:15 p.m.. Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore has jumped to an early lead in the Republican …
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The Pixel 2 will do things when you squeeze it, FCC filing confirms

By Chris Welch

Recent leaks have shown that the Pixel 2 won’t feature a display as impressive as what’s coming on the larger Pixel 2 XL. But a filing that HTC made with the FCC confirms a number of things about the smaller Google-branded smartphone expected to debut sometime in the next couple months. For one, the FCC documentation confirms that HTC is definitely making the thing.

The original Pixel and Pixel XL were both manufactured by the company, but this year it’s been rumored that LG is handling the larger model. Both will share a very similar rear design with smaller glass “window” than the first Pixels, but the HTC-made Pixel 2 isn’t slimming its screen bezels to nearly the same extent as the XL variant. On the plus side, it’s likely to…

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Trump arrives home in New York, avoids throng of protesters - Washington Post

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NEW YORK — President Donald Trump arrived at his home in Trump Tower on Monday for the first time since his inauguration, avoiding a throng of protesters on the streets flanking the skyscraper. Thousands of demonstrators roared “shame, shame, shame” …
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Facebook is deleting links to a viral attack on a Charlottesville victim

By Casey Newton

A blog post attacking a victim of white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, VA over the weekend was shared more than 65,000 times on Facebook — but those posts are disappearing. The company said today that links to the post on the Daily Stormer website violated its community standards and would be removed automatically unless the post included a caption condemning the article or the publication, a haven for Nazis and white supremacists.

The blog post offered a series of personal attacks against Heather Heyer, who died Saturday after she was struck by a car while protesting a gathering of white supremacists. The driver, James Alex Fields Jr., is being held on charges including second-degree murder; 19 other people were injured in the…

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Civil rights leaders demand Trump disavow white supremacists - CNN

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Washington (CNN) A coalition of major civil rights and faith groups on Sunday called on President Donald Trump to “directly disavow the white supremacists” who participated in violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend — a reference
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Nintendo is being sued over the design of the Switch’s detachable controllers

By Andrew Liptak

Hardware developer Gamevice filed a lawsuit against Nintendo earlier this week, claiming that the design of the Nintendo Switch is too similar to its own products, and that it infringes on a patent that it holds.

In 2015, Gamevice was granted a patent titled “Combination computing device and game controller with flexible bridge section,” which consists of a computing device linked with a pair of connected controllers on each side of it. In its complaint, Gamevice lays out the various ways that it claims Nintendo is infringing on its property and is asking the court to halt production and sales of the device, and to award it damages.

It’s not clear if the court will allow the lawsuit to proceed. As Mashable points out, there’s a major…

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Charlottesville car crash suspect ID'd as 20-year-old Ohio man - CNN

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(CNN) The suspect being held in a Virginia jail in connection with a deadly crash near a scheduled rally of white nationalists has been identified as James Alex Fields Jr., 20, of Maumee, Ohio, according to Superintendent Martin Kumer with the …
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Facebook has been secretly testing an app in China called Colorful Balloons

By Andrew Liptak

In May, Facebook quietly launched a photo-sharing app called Colorful Balloons in China, where the social networking site is banned, according to a report in The New York Times.

Colorful Balloons appears to mimic the look and feel of Facebook’s Moments app, which allows users to share photos with friends and family members. Rather than interfacing with Facebook, the app works with the country’s biggest social network, WeChat. Facebook released the app through a local company called Youge Internet Technology, without any hint of branding from the social media giant, and appears to have taken efforts to ensure that it doesn’t spread widely.

China banned Facebook in July 2009, and partially blocked WhatsApp in July. Since then, CEO Mark…

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