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Friday November 30th, 2018 night edition

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House Democrats unveiled details of their first bill in the new Congress on Friday — a sweeping anti-corruption bill aimed at stamping out the influence of money in politics and expanding voting rights.

This is House Resolution 1 — the first thing House Democrats will tackle after the speaker’s vote in early January.

But by making anti-corruption their No. 1 priority, House Democrats are throwing down the gauntlet for Republicans.

“Our best friend in this debate is the public,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told reporters on Friday.

There are three main planks the bill covers: campaign finance reform, strengthening the government’s ethics laws, and expanding voting rights.

Democrats know they don’t actually have a shot of passing HR-1 through the Senate, nor getting it off the president’s desk.

Correction: Due to an incorrect source paper, an earlier version of this story said this bill will encourage reforms including online voting. »

YouPorn Bans Starbucks After Starbucks Banned Porn

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“In light of the news that Starbucks has blocked customers from searching and viewing adult content within their establishments, Starbucks products will officially be banned from the YouPorn offices, effective January 1st, 2019,” the memo said, according to Forbes.

Related: Starbucks says no more pornography on our free Wi-Fi; ban set to begin next year.

YouPorn and Starbucks did not immediately respond to requests for comment. »

Older people can come to believe their own lies

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New research shows that within an hour of telling a falsehood, seniors may think it's the truth.

This time they were told to answer all the questions truthfully.The central research question was: Did the lie stick?

According to Paige, this finding suggests a lie can embed itself in memory and come to feel as real as the truth. »