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House passes bill to penalize sites that allow online sex trafficking

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The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed legislation to make it easier to penalize operators of websites that facilitate online sex trafficking, chipping away at a bedrock legal shield for the technology industry.

The bill’s passage marks one of the most concrete actions in recent years from the U.S. Congress to tighten regulation of the internet firms, which have drawn heavy scrutiny from lawmakers in both parties over the past year due to an array of concerns regarding the size and influence of their platforms.

It still needs to pass the U.S. Senate, where similar legislation has already gained substantial support, and then be signed by President Donald Trump before it can become law.

(Reporting by Dustin Volz; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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Internet shreds ‘obnoxious’ Liz Cheney after disastrous CBS interview cut short: ‘I’m a Republican and I’m embarrassed’

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Twitter commenters were appalled by the conduct of Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) during her interview with Margaret Brennan on CBS, calling out the high-ranking GOP lawmaker for being downright "obnoxious" when asked to answer simple questions about President Donald Trump.

The interview, during which the combative Cheney chastised her host for not asking the questions she wanted to answer, was cut short by Brennan which led viewers to comment on how badly Cheney came across.

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Fox News host badgers Anthony Scaramucci for calling Trump’s tweet racist: ‘The president is furious with you’

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Fox News host Howard Kurtz on Sunday grilled former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci after he called some of President Donald Trump's tweets racist.

"You've said these tweets against [four Democratic congresswomen] are racist," Kurtz reminded Scaramucci. "In fact, you said, if Trump continues to act like this... we say you are turning into [a racist]. That's pretty strong words."

Scaramucci said that the president's racist attack on Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar (MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY), Ayanna Pressley (MA) and Rashida Tlaib (MI) was a "wake up call."

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CBS cuts off ugly interview with Liz Cheney after she attacks host for asking about Trump’s racism

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Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) accused CBS host Margaret Brennan of unfairly bringing race into a discussion after President Donald Trump told four non-white Democratic congresswomen to "go back" to where they came from.

In an interview on Face the Nation, Brennan asked Cheney if it was appropriate for Trump supporters to chant "send her back" at a rally in North Carolina last week.

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