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What the Facebook Crypto team could build – TechCrunch

Facebook is invading the blockchain, but how? Back in May, Facebook formed a cryptocurrency team to explore the possibilities, and today it removed a roadblock to revealing its secret plans. Former head of Messenger David Marcus, who leads the Facebook Crypto team, today announced he was stepping down from the board ...

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Federal judge refuses to block Arkansas student transfers

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge is refusing to block Arkansas students in four districts from transferring to nearby districts pending the outcome of a lawsuit challenging the Arkansas School Choice Act, which allows such transfers. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that U.S. District Judge Susan Hickey on Wednesday ...

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Trump officials plan to cut 2nd rule policing for-profits

The Trump administration plans to roll back another major Obama-era rule that was created to police the for-profit college industry. Education Department officials on Friday issued a proposal to rescind so-called gainful employment rules. The 2014 regulation threatened to cut federal funding to for-profit colleges that left graduates with high ...

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School massacre relatives want school board ousted

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The parents and spouses of the Florida high school massacre’s victims called Thursday for the ouster of their county’s school board, saying the members haven’t done enough to bolster security before students return to class next week. Tony Montalto, president of Stand With Parkland, the group ...

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NJ panel calls for overhauling pensions, schools and more

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A bipartisan task force formed by New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney recommended Thursday that the state overhaul its pensions and school systems among other changes to address a cost “crisis.” The Democratic lawmaker and the New Jersey Economic and Fiscal Policy Workgroup unveiled their report ...

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Germany lifts total ban on Nazi symbols in video games

Image copyright Bethesda Image caption In Germany, there are no video game Nazis – and swastikas are banned from being shown Nazi symbols can now appear in video games in Germany, ending a long-running and frequently ridiculed censorship. Germany bans symbols belonging to unconstitutional groups, which has caused problems in ...

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