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Politico: GOP Senators Reject Schumer’s Plan to Block Trump’s Wall

Nearly all GOP Senators are rejecting a proposal backed by Sen. Chuck Schumer that would have President Donald Trump agree to reopen the shuttered federal agencies in exchange for Democrats promising to debate his border wall funding request, according to Politico.

TOPSHOT - A police officer removes tyres set by protesters during a 'stay-away' demonstration against the doubling of fuel prices on January 14, 2019 in Emakhandeni township, Bulawayo. - Zimbabwe's President on January 12 announced a more than 100 percent rise in the price of petrol and diesel in a …

Zimbabwe: Deadly Fuel Protests Prompt Food Shortages, Looting, Internet Blockade

Protests against the economic crisis in Zimbabwe, which erupted Monday after President Emmerson Mnangagwa more than doubled fuel prices, reportedly prompted the government to restrict the internet over the alleged use of the social media to incite the demonstrations and sparked rampant looting in the impoverished African nation.

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Apple Replaced 10 Times the Amount of Batteries Following ‘Batterygate’ Scandal

Apple replaced ten times as many iPhone batteries as they expected after reducing the price of battery replacement for certain models in 2018, following allegations the company was artificially slowing down iPhones, referred to as the “Batterygate” scandal. The battery replacements could have cost Apple up to $11 billion in lost revenue as customers replaced batteries instead of upgrading phones.