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President Trump stood in front of hardhat-wearing cell-tower climbers this spring in the White House and declared deploying a superfast 5G wireless network a national priority. “My administration is focused on freeing up as much wireless spectrum as needed,” Mr. Trump said, referring to the key public resource—airwaves—that makes 5G networks and all the technological …

Behind the scenes the preparations are exhaustive with one House Democratic leadership aide telling CNN that that the focus has been on everything from preparing lines of questioning and thinking through rebuttals to Republican talking points to hashing out a social media strategy that can be executed in real time. The aide told CNN that …

The head of the UW Board of Regents has broken decades of precedent by appointing a search committee for the next University of Wisconsin System president that does not include any faculty members or academic staff. The nine members that will identify System President Ray Cross’ successor is the smallest and least inclusive presidential search …

A religious school is breaking the law by keeping boys and girls apart, education watchdogs have ruled .  An Ofsted inspection found that Rochdale Islamic Academy ‘segregates pupils by sex for the whole of their education and at social times’ – contrary to the 2010 Equality Act. A far-reaching report says it amounts to ‘discrimination …

Arguably the most surreal event during the general election campaign is scheduled for the week before polling day. On 3 December, Nato leaders, including Donald Trump and Boris Johnson, will gather at a Buckingham Palace reception. The next day, the Nato chiefs will meet in a luxury – but thankfully non-Trump-owned – hotel outside Watford. …

A top Tory has resigned from the Cabinet over claims he lied about his knowledge of a former aide who was accused of deliberately collapsing a rape trial. Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns quit hours after a leaked e-mail claimed he was informed of a row involving Ross England in August 2018 – despite saying he …

The election campaign has only just started but already senior figures in the health service are expressing alarm at the way that the NHS is being used as a “political weapon” in the campaign. The NHS is always a key election issue, of course, but there are at least two reasons why it is set …

What was Canada doing sending 171 Canadian soldiers to China to participate in a military sports competition last week? It was nearly one year ago that Beijing kidnapped two Canadian citizens. It still holds them hostage as leverage in its dispute with Ottawa over the detention of a Huawei executive who awaits a hearing …

Getty Images/Oli Scarff The ACLU says the growing use of surveillance and facial recognition technology threatens liberty. Getty Images/Oli Scarff The ACLU says the growing use of surveillance and facial recognition technology threatens liberty. Related stories WASHINGTON, D.C. – The America Civil Liberties Union is suing multiple government agencies to release records on how facial …

This summer, Parnas told potential business associates that his company began receiving payments from the oligarch, Dmytro Firtash, who is living in Austria while fighting bribery charges in the US, the sources told CNN. Parnas also told these people he met with Firtash several times over the summer while in Vienna. In June, according to …