The Daily Populous

Wednesday January 10th, 2018 day edition

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A Democratic effort to reinstate net neutrality rules has won support from a Republican senator and could pass in the Senate if just one more Republican breaks with the GOP.

to reverse the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality repeal would need votes from all Democrats and two Republicans in order to pass through the Senate.

"Senator Collins does not support the FCC's recent decision to repeal net neutrality rules, and she will support Senator Markey's legislation that would overturn the FCC's vote," a spokesperson for Collins told The Hill and other news outlets today.

Further Reading Restoration of net neutrality rules hits key milestone in Senate.

Collins had previously urged the FCC to preserve net neutrality rules.

But Democrats want a vote in the Senate to force Republicans to go on the record for or against net neutrality rules.

While the Democratic leadership is pushing for a full restoration of net neutrality rules, some Republicans are proposing weaker rules as part of a bill that would prevent any further regulation. »

Dad turns in teenage son after finding child pornography on cell -

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( – A man turned in his teenage son after finding inappropriate pictures of a toddler on his phone.

Andrew Spensberger, 17, was charged with possession of child pornography after photos of a 2-year-old were found on his cell phone, according to the O’Fallon, Missouri Police Department.

Read: Father turns in his son after finding stolen weapons, homemade explosives. »

Trump Administration Waives Punishment For Convicted Banks, Including Deutsche — Which Trump Owes Millions

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The Trump administration has waived part of the punishment for five megabanks whose affiliates were convicted and fined for manipulating global interest rates.

In late 2016, the Obama administration extended temporary one-year waivers to five banks — Citigroup, JPMorgan, Barclays, UBS and Deutsche Bank.

Sources have told the Financial Times the total amount of money Trump owes Deutsche is likely around $300 million. »

Bitcoin: Microsoft restores cryptocurrency payments

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MICROSOFT has resumed accepting bitcoin as payment after temporarily halting transactions in the “unstable” cryptocurrency earlier this week.

The move this week, first reported by Bleeping Computer, was due to the “unstable state of the bitcoin currency”.

“We’ve restored bitcoin as a payment option in our store after working with our provider to ensure lower bitcoin amounts would be redeemable by customers,” she said. »