Social media in the midterms, e-waste culture, Amazon’s new headquarters: A tech news breakdown Technically Speaking

California's Woolsey Fire is visible in the distances as residents of Topanga stand and watch.Image: September Dawn Bottoms/SOPA Images/REX/Shutterstock More than 100,000 acres of land have been consumed by wildfires in California since Thursday night. Donald Trump would have you believe it’s all the state’s fault. We are being ravaged…

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Young voters usually sit out the midterms. There are signs 2018 could be different.

Santa Clarita, California (CNN)Donald Trump’s presidency has sparked revolt among large swaths of young Americans. There’s “an embarrassment that comes with having not voted, or having not cared about voting in the past,” said Jessica Cohen, a 30-year-old product manager for a software company in California. “(People) are realizing how…

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US, China revive trade talks ahead of Argentina meeting, Ross says

Washington (CNN)American and Chinese negotiators have revived trade talks in the hopes of reaching a draft agreement before President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping meet face-to-face on the sidelines of the G20 meeting in Argentina. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said later Tuesday morningon CNBC that the…

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Trump’s Paris trip marked by missed moments — and a dire warning

Paris (CNN)First it was a second-place replacement for his own grand military parade. Then it was a stately gesture to illustrate an alliance he’s done little to cultivate. After a midterm election drubbing, it was an opportunity to retreat and regroup. Officials scrambled to put something together and set a…

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How 2018 reframed the Democrats’ biggest choice for 2020

(CNN)Though the 2018 election opened intriguing opportunities in the Sun Belt, new data suggest the shortest path back to the White House for Democrats may be through the three Rust Belt swing states that President Donald Trump dislodged from the “blue wall” two years ago. “The quickest way to win…

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Heidi Heitkamp raises eye-popping $12.5 million after Kavanaugh ‘no’ vote

(CNN)Donors sent a wave of fresh money this month to North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, one of the Senate’s most endangered Democratic incumbents, in the days after she voted to oppose Brett Kavanaugh’s ascension to the Supreme Court. Heitkamp announced her opposition to Kavanaugh in early October. By voting no,…

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Trump announces support for bipartisan prison reform

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced his support for a bipartisan prison reform bill, called the FIRST Step Act. “I’m waiting. I’ll be waiting with a pen and we will have done something that hasn’t been done in many, many years, and it’s the right thing to do,” Trump…

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Theresa May signals willingness to extend transition period

PM open to staying in customs union for longer but offered EU nothing new on Irish border Theresa May has hinted that the UK could extend the Brexit transition period to allow more time for trade talks, but she dismayed leaders at a crunch Brussels summit by failing to offer…

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Obama and Trump square off in home stretch of midterm campaigns

Miami (CNN)Two presidents, past and present, dominated the campaign trail Friday, as Barack Obama assailed Donald Trump for “lying” and “constant fear-mongering,” prompting Trump to snap back that Obama had attracted a “very small crowd.” “What we have not seen is politicians just blatantly, repeatedly, baldly, shamelessly lying — just…

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Kamala Harris receives a hero’s welcome from women in Iowa

(CNN)At Kamala Harris’ first stop in Iowa this week, a woman edged her way through the crowd to meet the California senator. It is far too early to assess Harris’ viability within an enormous field of likely 2020 candidates. But with her prosecutorial style and unflappable demeanor during the Kavanaugh…

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