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Pope: Corruption is ‘social virus’ infecting Latin America

The Washington Post | Saturday January 20, 2018

Pope Francis strongly condemned corruption in Latin America as a “social virus” infecting all aspects of life in stern remarks Friday to Peru’s president and high-ranking political leaders, several of whom are embroiled in the region’s biggest graft scandal.

US and Pakistan clash at UN over Afghanistan

The Washington Post | Saturday January 20, 2018

The United States is urging Pakistan not to give sanctuary to “terrorist organizations” — and Pakistan is demanding that the Trump administration address safe havens inside Afghanistan and its income from the narcotics trade.

Joe Frank, Spinner of Strange Radio Tales, Is Dead at 79

The New York Times | Saturday January 20, 2018

Delivered in a measured baritone, Mr. Frank's monologues trod the line between fact and fiction and brought listeners into unusual territory.

What Happens When the Government Shuts Down?

The New York Times | Saturday January 20, 2018

The clock is ticking. Without a funding deal, the federal government will shut down on Jan. 20 at 12:01 a.m. But what does that mean and how does it happen?

Facebook to prioritize 'trustworthy' news based on surveys

Reuters | Saturday January 20, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc will prioritize "trustworthy" news in its feed of social media posts, using member surveys to identify high-quality outlets and fight sensationalism and misinformation, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Friday.

Trump's Win on Tax Cuts Could End Up a Rare One

The New York Times | Saturday January 20, 2018

Slashing corporate taxes last month was a Republican success. But the wrangling over a shutdown is indicative of the partisan deadlock to come.

Mexico ruling party hopeful proposes graft law to boost election campaign

Reuters | Saturday January 20, 2018

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Struggling to kick-start his campaign and clean up the image of the graft-stained ruling party he hopes to lead to election victory, Mexican presidential hopeful Jose Antonio Meade on Friday proposed tougher anti-corruption legislation.

Linking Youth Funding to Abortion Rights Spawns Backlash in Canada and Beyond

The New York Times | Saturday January 20, 2018

The Trudeau government has linked federal funding of a youth employment program to support for abortion rights.

A dataset with 184,879 crimes committed in Buenos Aires

Hacker News | Saturday January 20, 2018