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Facebook's chief of security Alex Stamos is said to be leaving the social network after internal clashes over how to respond to Russian disinformation

Facebook Loses Chief Security Officer

Facebook’s Chief Security Officer, Alex Stamos, has left the company as it faces intensifying scrutiny for the platform’s user data practices.

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Stanford Reverses Ruling, Okays American Flag in Logo of College Republicans

Following sharp criticism, Stanford University has reversed an earlier decision to prohibit the student-run College Republicans from using the American flag in the official logo of their association. The university will now permit the College Republicans to print tee-shirts with

A message reading "All Lives Matter" is written on the pavement as police in riot gear cast shadows while standing in line ahead of a curfew Friday, May 1, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Stanford University Introduces Course on ‘Abolishing Whiteness’

Stanford University will introduce a course this fall which will task students with considering “abolishing whiteness” and the ultimate goal of understanding “what is the future of whiteness,” according to the institution’s course catalog.

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Illinois Still Insolvent as Democrats Over-ride Veto to Raise Taxes

Moody’s credit rating service warned on Wednesday that new tax hikes by Illinois’ Democrat-controlled legislature, which over-rode a Republican governor’s veto, may still leave the state insolvent and subject to its debt being the first in the nation to be downgraded to “junk.”

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CalPERS New Reporting Understates Pension Costs

Despite the rising panic over the solvency of California public pension plans, CalPERS’ annual report no longer prominently discloses what additional percentage of employee pay that each of its state, school and local clients pay each month for employee pensions.

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College Football Weekend’s Winners and Losers

Week eight witnessed a major upset engineered by Penn State, a shockingly dominant performance by Auburn, and Alabama pull away from a top-ten team to show why they remain number one for the foreseeable future.

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Democrats Want to Make Stanford Rape Letter Required Reading

Two Democratic lawmakers from San Diego want to make a letter written by a victim of rape at Stanford University required reading as part of California public universities’ assault prevention and consent training programs for incoming students.

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Palantir: Silicon Valley’s Most Secretive Company Hemorrhaging

Although the Palantir “unicorn” is valued at $20 billion and has taken over a huge swath of Palo Alto near Stanford University, the company is hemorrhaging top-name clients, bleeding key staff and becoming increasingly unprofitable.

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Stanford Students to Crusade Against Catholic Saint’s Name

Students at Stanford University, inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, are attempting to scrub names and symbols that honor people who are historically connected to slavery and colonialism from the college campus. The move echoes a series of colleges across the nation whose students have attempted to do the same.

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Michael Douglas to Advocate for Israel on U.S. Campus Tour

Arutz Sheva reports: Acclaimed actor Michael Douglas and Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky will appear on three college campuses in the U.S. to speak to students about Israel and anti-Semitism, the Genesis Prize Foundation announced Wednesday.  The program, called “Jewish