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The end of net neutrality: What it all means:

The fight for the future of the internet just came to a head.

The Republican-led Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to repeal Obama-era net neutrality protections. The repeal passed along a party-line vote.

Ajit Pai, the FCC chairman appointed by President Trump, has framed the repeal as getting the government to “stop micromanaging the internet.”

The move is supported by the telecom industry, which claims existing regulations threaten to hamper broadband investments and innovation.

Technology companies and consumer advocacy groups have loudly protested the repeal effort for months, both online and offline, arguing it could spell the end of the internet as we know it.

Here’s what it all means and what’s really at stake.

NYPD opens investigation into Russell Simmons amid rape allegations:

The New York Police Department has opened an investigation into Russell Simmons based on media reports of multiple women coming forward to accuse the music mogul of sexual misconduct, including rape, a law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation said.

The NYPD can open an investigation without a complaint made directly to them, which is the case with Simmons. A group of women told their stories to the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times.

Omarosa was only African-American earning the top White House salary:

Omarosa Manigault Newman, a senior staffer who recently departed the White Houseand the only African-American drawing a top salary, said Thursday the “lack of diversity” was a challenge she grappled with.

“It has been very, very challenging being the only African-American woman in the senior staff,” Manigault Newman told ABC News’ “Nightline” on Thursday.
As the top communications official at the White House Office of Public Liaison, Manigault Newman was charged with African-American outreach and said she regrets that the administration hasn’t reached the level of diversity she “strove to see.”

Salma Hayek recalls Harvey Weinstein ‘fury’ on ‘Frida’ set in op-ed:

Salma Hayek is breaking her silence about Harvey Weinstein in a New York Times op-ed in which the star details sexual harassment and abusive behavior on the set of “Frida.”

Hayek’s story comes two months after a group of women, including actress Ashley Judd, first came forward with allegations against the disgraced movie mogul.
His accusers now include nearly 70 women.
Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment, misconduct and sexual assault. Through a spokeswoman, Weinstein has previously denied any instances of “non-consensual” sex or “acts of retaliation.”

Charge upgraded against suspect in Charlottesville rally killing:

The Dodge Challenger crept up, reversed, then accelerated toward the crowd. As he watched a surveillance video of that moment — the car barreling toward people protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last summer — Marcus Martin grew angry and cursed out loud.

“Take me out,” Martin yelled during a hearing in Charlottesville on Thursday for James Alex Fields Jr., the man who prosecutors say drove the Challenger. Martin, who was injured as he pushed his fiancée out of the car’s path, stormed out the courtroom.
Prosecutors say Fields killed Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old Charlottesville paralegal, and injured others who were demonstrating against the “Unite the Right” rally. The event drew white nationalists and other far right organizations who opposed the city’s decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Emancipation Park.

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