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Twitter will stop running political ads, CEO Jack Dorsey announced Wednesday. Online political ads pose "significant risks to politics," he tweeted. Denis Charlet/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Twitter To Halt Political Ads, In Contrast To Facebook

CEO Jack Dorsey announced that Twitter will stop running political ads, citing online ads' "significant risks to politics." Facebook has been criticized for allowing deceptive political ads.

Vanderbilt University professor John Geer sits for a video-taped deposition in 2014, defending his expert witness report which backed up the tobacco industry position that smokers knew of the health risks of smoking as early as the mid-1950s. Academics often provide testimony for the industry. Kenneth Byrd hide caption

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Some Academics Quietly Take Side Jobs Helping Tobacco Companies In Court

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Pavane Pour une Infante Défunte William Orbit
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In Which Our Hero Frees the Damsel in Distress Dntel

Shannan Troncoso, co-owner of Brookland's Finest Bar & Kitchen in Washington, D.C., has turned her customers into fans of Brussels sprouts. Catie Dull/NPR hide caption

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From Culinary Dud To Stud: How Dutch Plant Breeders Built Our Brussels Sprouts Boom

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Blue Juice Jimmy McGriff
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Wave of Mutilation (UK Surf) Pixies
Memory Tape One HNNY
3 Minutes Mashrou' Leila
Spooky Couch Albert Hammond, Jr.
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Goodbye Kevin Shields
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No Woman Whitney

With Wednesday's move, the Federal Reserve, led by Chairman Jerome Powell, has cut interest rates three times so far this year. Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Fed Cuts Rates Again To Boost A Slowing Economy

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Twitter will stop running political ads, CEO Jack Dorsey announced Wednesday. Online political ads pose "significant risks to politics," he tweeted. Denis Charlet/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Twitter To Halt Political Ads, In Contrast To Facebook

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You Are the Right One Sports
Track Meetings
Schwarzbach Matthias Vogt
Breathe The Prodigy

Tim Morrison, a key aide on the White House's National Security Council, is expected to leave his post imminently. Sarah Silbiger/Reuters hide caption

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Trump's Russia Director To Leave National Security Council Amid Impeachment Inquiry

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Intro (Edamame remix) Tor

President Jimmy Carter's younger brother, Billy, became the target of a Senate investigation over his ties to the Libyan government and appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee in August 1980. AP hide caption

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Cashing In On The White House Connection: It's Not Just Hunter Biden

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Run Vallis Alps
An Ending, A Beginning Dustin O'Halloran
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Doralice João Gilberto
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