U.S. vows 100% tariffs on French Champagne, cheese, handbags over digital tax

Fool’s gold is a trap that Loser Trump cannot resist. The U.S. government on Monday said it may slap punitive duties of up to 100% on $2.4 billion in imports of French Champagne, handbags, cheese and other products, after concluding that France’s new digital services tax would harm U.S. tech companies.

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Californians are turning to vending machines for safer water. Are they being swindled?

Buying their own demise…

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Vended water is many times more expensive than tap water. And there isn’t much evidence to show customers are getting the quality they’re paying for

Customers stream into the parking lot of a San Diego strip mall, lining up behind a windmill-shaped vending machine that fills their jugs for 25 to 35 cents a gallon.

“The water that comes from the tap, I don’t trust it, and it doesn’t taste good,” Miguel Martinez said on a recent afternoon, as he filled his bottle from the kiosk. Martinez lives in San Diego’s nearby Shelltown neighborhood, an area located minutes from downtown where many immigrant families have landed.

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Defiant Mark Zuckerberg defends Facebook policy to allow false ads

Willing to profit from destruction of democracy – he will not in the end. If Trump wins again, Facebook will be targeted for censorship and propaganda or break up

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Zuckerberg says ‘people should be able to judge for themselves the character of politicians’ and compares alternative to censorship

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has defended the company’s decision to not take down political advertising that contains false information – and compared the alternative to censorship.

Related: BBC tells Tories to take down Facebook ad featuring its presenters

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Hugh Grant: ‘I want to do my bit to prevent a national catastrophe’

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Actor says voters should ‘do everything we can’ to stop a Conservative government

Hugh Grant has said he considered formally entering politics before the general election, but instead decided to campaign for people to vote tactically to prevent a Conservative majority to stop Brexit.

Speaking before he canvassed in Westminster with Chuka Umunna, who is standing there for the Liberal Democrats, the actor said he had decided his best role in the election was “banging the drum for tactical voting”.

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