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The FCC voted to scrap Obama-era net-neutrality rules that prevented internet providers from favoring certain sites by restricting access or throttling speeds. Twitter itself weighed in: “The @FCC’s vote to gut #NetNeutrality rules is a body blow to innovation and free expression. We will continue our fight to defend the open Internet and reverse this misguided decision.” ABC NEWS
Ajit Pai: Kill it now.
FCC: I shouldn’t.
There’s going to be another Women’s March– this time in Las Vegas– on Jan. 21. Organizers say the “Power to the Polls” event is just the beginning of a national voter registration tour to target swing states, register first-time voters and get more progressive female candidates elected to office. NEWSWEEK
The NYPD is investigating hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons after allegations that he raped or sexually abused seven women. The allegations date back several decades. A total of 12 women have accused him of sexual misconduct. Simmons, who stepped down from his companies in November, has denied all allegations. DAILY NEWS
Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts had sharp words for Omarosa Manigault Newman after Omarosa said she’d be telling her own story after her departure from the White House. Roberts said, “She said she has a story to tell–I’m sure she’ll be selling that story,” adding, “Bye, Felicia.” DEADLINE
Snapchat users now can create World Lenses that place interactive 3D objects in photos and videos with Snap’s new Lens Studio AR developer tool. People, groups, and brands can promote their own Lenses with marketing QR Snapcodes that unlock an augmented-reality effect for 24 hours. TECH CRUNCH
So if you’re trying to send a message to a special friend across the galaxy, this new feature could help.
Disney will pay $52 billion to buy most of 21st Century Fox’s assets, including Fox’s stake in Hulu, which gives Disney control of the streaming giant. “New Fox” is keeping the Fox network and stations, as well as Fox News and sports networks FS1 and FS2. NBC NEWS
The Disney execs entered the meeting while playing The Imperial March. Which they said was totally normal procedure.
New York Times publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. is stepping down Jan. 1 and giving the job to his son, deputy publisher Arthur Gregg Sulzberger. A.G. will be the sixth member of the Ochs-Sulzberger family to be the Times’ publisher since its patriarch, Adolph S. Ochs, purchased the paper in a bankruptcy sale in 1896. NY TIMES
“The publishing runs strong in your family. Pass on what you have learned. “ –Yoda
NBA star Isaiah Thomas, the little guy who made a big impact on the University of Washington men’s basketball team, will have his No. 2 jersey retired by the school. Thomas, the very last pick of the 2011 NBA Draft, went on to become a two-time NBA All-Star and a 2017 All-NBA Second Team selection. COURIER EXPRESS
HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm is coming back for a tenth season. The show’s creator and star, Larry David, said, “As I’ve said many times, when one has the opportunity to annoy someone, one should do so.” Season 10 is expected to begin filming in the spring. HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
If Larry wants to be annoying, he should move Jar Jar Binks into his guesthouse.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi. PG-13. Sci-Fi. Stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill. Rey teams up with Luke and Leia to unlock mysteries of the Force and secrets of the past. REVIEW
Ferdinand. PG. Animated. Stars John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Bobby Cannavale (voices). A misunderstood bull must escape his captors and find his family. REVIEW
Oxford Dictionaries has chosen “youthquake” as its word of the year for 2017. “Youthquake” is defined as a “significant cultural, political or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people.” Millennials were a driving force behind political change in 2017. THE GUARDIAN
Millennials are making change in less than 12 parsecs.
@saladinahmed: No one talks about how Darth Vader gave his employees force massages when they did a good job.
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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told the House Judiciary Committee that he has no reason to remove Russia investigation special counsel Bob Mueller. Republicans are alleging political bias on Mueller’s team, based partly on text messages two FBI employees exchanged before the 2016 election calling Trump an “idiot” and a “loathsome human.” THE HILL
Is he an idiot? We can’t say. But remember this?
Omarosa Manigault Newman will be leaving the White House. The former Apprentice contestant has been working for The Office of Public Liaison. While the White House says she resigned, some say she was fired by Chief of Staff Gen. Kelly and escorted off the White House grounds. NBC NEWS
The Washington Post collected some of Omarosa’s most interesting moments: READ IT