Global Immigration

“Immigrant asylum claims increase at U.S. southern border” – LA Times

“Pressing its case for restrictions to limit asylum claims, the Trump administration reported Monday that the number of migrants filing such claims at the southern U.S. border has risen sharply this year.” Read More

“Senators to question Trump’s border security chief about immigration policies” – Washington Post

“The Senate Judiciary Committee will hear testimony Tuesday from U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan during an oversight hearing expected to bring tough questions from lawmakers angry at the Trump administration’s immigration policies.” Read More

“A U.N. Migration Pact Is Dividing Europe — And Has Become Fodder For Nationalists” – NPR

“The men and women from eight African countries packed into a rubber raft late last month and set off from the Libyan city of Sabratha in the hope of crossing the Mediterranean to reach Italy.” Read More

Tech

Amazon’s Homegrown Chips Threaten Silicon Valley Giant Intel

“Andy Jassy, chief executive officer of Amazon’s cloud computing service. Amazon is now building its own chip for its servers, giving the company new leverage over its longtime supplier, Intel.” Read More
“Google chief denies political bias claims” – BBC Tech
“Google chief Sundar Pichai has faced accusations of political bias from US politicians. Mr Pichai was being quizzed by members of the House Judiciary Committee about the way his tech firm runs it business.” Read More
“Sidecar says Uber ‘took illegal steps to undermine’ competitors in new lawsuit” – TechCrunch
“Sidecar, an early player in the ride-hailing business, is suing Uber,  claiming the billion-dollar business “stifled competition in the market for ride-hailing applications,” according to a lawsuit filed in the U.S. district court in San Francisco on Tuesday — first reported by Reuters.” Read More

Entertainment

“Oscars: Weighing the Odds in the Best Song and Score Races” – Hollywood Reporter

“The Golden Globe nominations elevate some (noms leader ‘Vice’), while others are left in the dust (‘Widows’ and ‘The Front Runner’ are MIA).” Read More

“‘Modern Family’ Season 11 Renewal In Sight As Adult Cast Closes In On Deals” – Deadline

Modern Family has taken an important step toward a final 11th season. I hear that the ABC comedy series’ original adult cast, stars Ed O’Neill, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet and Sofia Vergara, are close to deals with producing studio 20th Century Fox TV to return.” Read More

“Travis Scott, Post Malone & Panic! at the Disco Headlining Firefly Festival” – Billboard

“Firefly Festival is set to return to the Woodlands in Dover, Delaware, for an eighth year and on Monday (Dec. 10) AEG Presents announced the lineup for the East Coast’s largest music and camping festival.” Read More

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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