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Anna Delvey: The trial of New York’s fake heiress

Image copyright BFA Just how far can you get in the New York City socialite scene without a real fortune of your own? Incredibly far, in the case of Anna Delvey – real name Anna Sorokin – who allegedly tricked the city’s elite into thinking she was a billionaire heiress. …

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Biden rebukes Trump in campaign launch

Media captionJoe Biden: Will it be third time lucky in 2020? Former US Vice-President Joe Biden has declared a presidential bid, putting an end to months of speculation. In a video announcement, Mr Biden argued that the “core values of the nation… our very democracy, everything that has made America …

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Catherine Pugh: Federal agents raid Baltimore mayor’s home

Image copyright Paul Marotta/Getty Images Image caption Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has been on a leave of absence due to her health Federal agents have raided the homes of Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh amid uproar over lucrative business deals for her self-published children’s book. FBI and tax agents also searched …

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Pentagon chief cleared of favouring Boeing

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Patrick Shanahan has been serving as acting defence secretary since January Acting US Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan has been cleared of allegations that he showed favouritism towards Boeing, his ex-employer. The defence department’s inspector general had been investigating him over a complaint filed in …

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Facebook broke Canada privacy laws, watchdog says

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Facebook is under increasing pressure of regulators to do more to protect user privacy Social media giant Facebook committed “serious contraventions” of Canadian privacy laws, the country’s data watchdog says. The federal privacy commissioner said the tech firm had also failed to take responsibility for …

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US election 2020: Joe Biden launches presidential bid

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Joe Biden released a video announcement on Thursday after months of hesitation Former US Vice-President Joe Biden has declared a presidential bid, putting an end to months of speculation. In a video announcement, Mr Biden warned that the “core values of the nation… our very …

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Facebook sets aside $3bn for privacy probe

Image copyright Reuters Facebook has said it will set aside $3bn (£2.3bn) to cover the potential costs of an investigation by US authorities into its privacy practices. While it has provided for a heavy toll from the investigation by the US Federal Trade Commission, the final cost could be $5bn, …

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Facebook to set aside $3bn over investigation

Image copyright Reuters Facebook has said it will set aside $3bn (£2.3bn) to cover the potential costs of an investigation by US authorities into its privacy practices. The social media giant also said sales for the first three months of the year leapt 26% to $15.08bn, narrowly beating market expectations. …

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Migrant boy, 3, found crying and alone on US border

Image copyright US Customs and Border Protection Image caption The boy was taken to a border station in Texas A three-year-old migrant boy was found in tears as he wandered alone in a Texas cornfield near the US-Mexico border, officials say. US Border Patrol agents discovered the boy in the …

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