Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns following months of chaos

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The embattled founder of the ride-hailing app stepped down in the face of pressure from investors after a tumultuous six months of scandals and stumbles Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick has resigned from his position as chief executive of the $68bn ride-hailing app following a tumultuous six months of scandal. Kalanick stepped down in the face […]

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Ukrainian president to ‘drop in’ on Donald Trump during Washington visit

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Hours before Petro Poroshenkos arrival, details of the meeting had still not been confirmed with the apparently reluctant US president Donald Trump is expected to meet the Ukrainian president, Petro Poroshenko, at the White House on Tuesday but the encounter is likely to be a brief and leave questions unanswered over the administrations strategic importance […]

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Alex Jones doesn’t give Megyn Kelly a direct answer on Sandy Hook massacre

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Conspiracy theorist hems and haws when pressed repeatedly to admit he was wrong to call Newtown shooting a hoax The conspiracy theorist Alex Jones hemmed and hawed when pressed repeatedly by Megyn Kelly to admit he was wrong to call the said the Jones story would be edited with its critics in mind. The interview […]

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Muslim girl, 17, killed on way home from Virginia mosque

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Police charge Darwin Martinez Torres, 22, with murder of Nabra Hassanen, whose body was found in a pond in Sterling A Muslim teenager was assaulted and killed in the early hours of Sunday as she walked home after prayers at a mosque near Washington. The death of Nabra Hassanen, 17, of Reston, northern Virginia, stunned […]

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The great American fallout: how small towns came to resent cities

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Its no secret Donald Trump benefited from rural voters. But Democrat or Republican, they usually tell Katherine Cramer who has spent a decade visiting residents of small-town Wisconsin the same thing: its the cities that get all the breaks, and then have the gall to look down on them, too Joes voice takes on a […]

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Whole Foods for thought: Austin foodies ponder future under Amazon

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Shelf-stockers and purveyors of locally sourced organic produce give a wary welcome to Jeff Bezoss buyout of the market that changed their town The ne plus ultra of sprouted oat honey hemp granola and mango habanero kale chips is on the west side of downtown Austin the location of arguably the worlds finest Whole Foods […]

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Homeless, assaulted, broke: drivers left behind as Uber promises change at the top

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Uber has vowed a shakeup of its scandal-prone executive culture. But its drivers, often left destitute by car rentals and low pay, who are being shortchanged It was billed as one of the most important company-wide meetings in the history of Los Angeles. The 28-year-old rolled up his sleeping bag, put it in the trunk […]

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