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Rove ‘proud’ detainees were waterboarded

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Karl Rove told BBC that he was proud the US used enhanced interrogation techniques like waterboarding on terror detainees.

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USA’s fearless Megan Rapinoe takes on France, and her own president

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Fearless and ferocious, Megan Rapinoe finds herself facing battles on and off the field as US co-captain at the women's World Cup.

Rapinoe showed she is the United States' go-to-woman as she scored the goals that put the holders in the quarter-finals where they face a mouthwatering clash with France on Friday.

As she prepared on Wednesday for the biggest match of the tournament -- perhaps the biggest ever in women's football -- she found herself facing unfriendly, but not unexpected, fire from her own president.

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LGBTQ representation on TV ticking up, but barriers remain

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Back in the era of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, the LGBTQ community was practically non-existent on the small screen.

And even if obstacles remain, significant strides have been made since then, especially in the past two decades.

In past fictional series gay characters were often ridiculed or caricatured, and sometimes portrayed as deviant or dangerous.

The 1967 television documentary "The Homosexuals" lays bare how television treated the community, says Robert Thompson, a media scholar at Syracuse University.

"Essentially it was still treating the idea of homosexuality as a disorder, that it was something that gone wrong," he said.

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‘Deepfakes’ pose conundrum for Facebook, Zuckerberg says

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Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday the leading social network is struggling to find ways to deal with "deepfake" videos which have the potential to deceive and manipulate users on a massive scale.

Zuckerberg said Facebook is trying to determine whether deepfakes are "a completely different category" of misinformation and added, "there's a very good case that they are."

Speaking at an on-stage interview at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado, Zuckerberg said Facebook and others will face a challenge in dealing with deepfakes as they ramp up efforts to eliminate misinformation and that his company is still evaluating what to do.

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