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FACT CHECK: Did Planned Parenthood Say There Should Be a Disney Princess Who Had an Abortion?

CLAIM Planned Parenthood published a tweet opining that there should be a Disney princess who had an abortion. Research In Progress RATING Research In Progress ORIGIN Earlier, Planned Parenthood suggested ‘we need a Disney princess who’s had an abortion’ and then they deleted it. So, in case you missed it: pic.twitter.com/BQV5lBsVNi — Chet Cannon (@Chet_Cannon)…

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New safety questions emerge after the fatal Uber crash in Arizona

An Uber-operated Volvo XC90. Darren Weaver The Uber self-driving Volvo SUV involved in a fatal collision with a pedestrian earlier this month had its standard collision-avoidance equipment deactivated. Uber equipped the vehicle with its own autonomous-driving hardware for testing purposes. The Uber-controlled vehicle slammed into 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg on March 18, killing her. Aptiv, the…

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Walmart shelves Cosmo over sexual content

Image copyright Getty Images Cosmopolitan magazine, one of the world's largest, is being removed from view at thousands of checkouts by the US supermarket giant Walmart. The move has been celebrated as a victory by a conservative non-profit group that has lobbied against the magazine's "hyper-sexualised" content for years. The National Centre on Sexual Exploitation…

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Police had started George Pell taskforce ‘before any crime was reported’

Updated March 28, 2018 16:50:23 Photo: Cardinal Pell was being pursued by police, the court was told. (AAP: Luis Ascui) Detectives have been accused of "single-mindedly" pursuing charges against Cardinal George Pell as a Melbourne court heard Victoria Police set up a taskforce to investigate Australia's most senior Catholic cleric before receiving a complaint against…

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Supreme Court to weigh partisan gerrymandering Wednesday

The Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear arguments in a Maryland case brought by Republican voters who are challenging the way Democratic state officials drew the boundaries of a sprawling congressional district now held by Rep. John DelaneyJohn Kevin Delaney2020 Dem contenders travel to key primary states Overnight Tech: FTC nominees promise focus on data breaches | FCC chair…

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