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Uber CEO calls for ‘urgent investigation’ into former engineer’s sexual harassment claims

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The chief executive of Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] has ordered an “urgent investigation” into claims of sexual harassment raised by a former engineer in a blog post.

Susan Fowler, who left Uber in December, wrote that she was subjected to sexual advances through a ‘string of messages’ over the company’s chat software from the beginning of her employment. http://bit.ly/2kCE416

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“What she describes is abhorrent and against everything Uber stands for and believes in,” CEO Travis Kalanick said on the Twitter microblog on Sunday in response to the Fowler’s post. He said he had instructed Chief Human Resources Officer Liane Hornsey to conduct an urgent investigation.

Fowler wrote that Human Resources told her the person “was a high performer” and that management would not be comfortable in “giving him anything other than a warning”.

Arianna Huffington, editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, said in a tweet that as a representative of Uber’s board of directors, she would work with Hornsey in the investigation.

The San Francisco-based company was not immediately available for comment.

(Reporting by Vishal Sridhar in BENGALURU; Editing by Christopher Cushing)

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Trump mocks Lt. Col. Vindman’s military rank in utterly nonsensical rant about impeachment

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President Donald Trump on Friday uncorked a rant against House Democrats' impeachment inquiry -- and it was quite a doozy.

While talking with reporters in the White House, the president angrily attacked Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the whistleblower who first reported his efforts to shake down Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, and Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who was a key impeachment witness.

While talking about the transcript of his purportedly "perfect" call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Trump mockingly referred to him as "the lieutenant colonel" and then described him as "another beauty."

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Crazed ‘MAGA mom’ interrupts MSNBC live shot to rant about impeachment ‘coup’

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MSNBC's Garrett Haake struggled to maintain his focus after a Trump supporter interrupted his live shot from the U.S. Capitol to report on the impeachment process.

Shortly after the House Judiciary Committee approved two articles of impeachment, Texas realtor Trisha Hope -- a self-described "MAGA mom" who peddles books compiling President Donald Trump's tweets -- set off with her cell phone and recorded herself pestering lawmakers and reporters in the Capitol corridors.

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‘Mafia in action’: Experts concerned by Giuliani and son walking into White House during impeachment vote

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Legal experts are perplexed and expressing concern on the news Rudy Giuliani, who reportedly is under criminal investigation, walked into the White House just as the Judiciary Committee was passing Articles of Impeachment against President Donald Trump.

CNN's Jim Sciutto and others posted this photo around 10:30 AM Friday morning:

Trump has been emboldened, not chastened, by impeachment. His personal attorney is at the WH right now after his trip to Ukraine to continue to dig up dirt on Joe Biden, the heart of this impeachment itself. And GOP is no longer lodging any protest. This is the reality for 2020. pic.twitter.com/Qhfs1CyJjD

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