FCC Repeals ‘Net Neutrality’
In a 3-to-2 vote along party lines, the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal Obama-era “net neutrality” rules meant to protect equal access to the internet. Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T will have more power to favor certain sites on the web, including influencing load times and blocking or slowing down apps that rival their services. Read the story from the Los Angeles Times.
GOP Strikes Deal on Taxes
Republican leaders in Congress have reached an agreement on a major overhaul of the nation’s tax laws. The deal would provide tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans. Read the story from The AP.
Salma Hayek on Harvey Weinstein
Actor and producer Salma Hayek came forward with serious allegations against Harvey Weinstein, saying, “For years, he was my monster.” Read Hayek’s op-ed from The New York Times.
Remembering Sandy Hook
Five years after the mass shooting that killed 26 people inside the Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012, in Newton, Connecticut, many relatives of the victims have dedicated themselves to charity, activism, and efforts to prevent violence. Read the story from The AP.
Electric Eel Battery
Scientists have created a new power source that mimics the electric current of eels. Read the story from The Atlantic.