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Is there a First Amendment right to follow President Trump’s Twitter account?

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By Clay Calvert, Brechner Eminent Scholar in Mass Communication, University of Florida. Can the president block people from seeing his tweets? AP Photo/J. David Ake President Donald Trump’s fondness for criticizing news organizations, “heckling journalists” and spouting points of public policy via his Twitter account is clear. News of his nomination of Christopher Wray to be…

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Is Trump setting the stage for a Chernobyl in America?

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According to a columnist for the Daily Beast, HBO's widely praised mini-series about the nuclear power plant accident in Chernobyl in 1986 should serve as a cautionary tale during the Donald Trump era which has seen the White House choose political ideology over science.

Noting that Chernobyl creator, Craig Mazin has pointed out that he was motivated to create the miniseries as a "riposte to the global war on truth," the Beast's Clive Irving said Americans would be wise to sit up an take notice.

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Here’s what you need to know about the bizarre lawsuit between Oberlin College and a local bakery

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Oberlin College has been ordered by a jury to pay $44 million to a local bakery and convenience store after the midwestern liberal arts school was found responsible for defamation, infliction of emotional distress and intentional interference of business relationships.

The verdict comes nearly three years after a skirmish broke out between Jonathan Aladin, a black student at the liberal arts college, and Allyn Gibson Jr., the son and grandson of the owners of Gibson's Bakery and Food Market, a family-owned establishment near the college's campus in Oberlin, Ohio.

The altercation set off a bitter standoff between the liberal arts college and the local bakery, which has been a fixture in the college community for more than 100 years, over free speech, racial profiling and discrimination.

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US publisher delays Naomi Wolf book over accuracy issues

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The US publisher of feminist author Naomi Wolf's latest book "Outrages," about the persecution of gay men in 19th century Britain, has delayed its release amid questions about her research.

The book has already been released in Britain, and was expected to hit US bookshelves on Tuesday.

But one of her main points -- that dozens of men were executed for their homosexuality in the 1850s -- appears to be incorrect, possibly because she misunderstood the court documents she reviewed.

A BBC interviewer called her out on air over the apparent mistakes, and Wolf says she "made necessary changes immediately" to her manuscript.

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