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Friday January 6th, 2023 day edition

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The House voted to adjourn and delay the next round of votes for House speaker after Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) failed to win the support needed after the 11th round of voting.

The vote to recess until noon Friday, to allow more time for McCarthy to negotiate with the 20 members of his party standing between him and the speaker's gavel, follows a highly contentious adjournment vote Wednesday night.

Despite major concessions, talks with the conservative hard-liners didn't result in a deal that could get McCarthy to 218 votes, but in a promising sign for McCarthy, his allies appear to have made progress Thursday evening on an agreement with detractors.


Democrats have been whipping against adjourning, and the vote Wednesday night to push the next vote until Thursday nearly failed when four of the rebel GOP lawmakers joined with them.

None of those McCarthy holdouts voted against adjournment on Thursday, with the vote passing 219-213.

This is the first time since 1923 that electing the speaker has taken more than one ballot. »

Twitter hacked, 200 million user email addresses leaked, researcher says

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LONDON, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Hackers stole the email addresses of more than 200 million Twitter users and posted them on an online hacking forum, a security researcher said Wednesday.

It was not clear what action, if any, Twitter has taken to investigate or remediate the issue.

Claims about the size and scope of the breach initially varied with early accounts in December saying 400 million email addresses and phone numbers were stolen. »

The FTC wants to ban companies from telling their employees they can't work for competitors — and says it'll help workers make $300 billion more a year

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The FTC wants to ban noncompete agreements, which stop workers from moving to competitors or starting their own similar businesses.

Under the FTC's proposed rule, employers wouldn't be able to impose a noncompete, and past ones would be rescinded.

Under a new proposed rule, the FTC would ban employers from saddling workers with noncompete agreements that prohibit them from working at competitors, or starting similar businesses. »

Japan minister calls for new world order to counter rise of authoritarian regimes

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WASHINGTON--Japan’s trade and industry minister said on Thursday post-Cold War free trade and economic inter-dependence had bolstered authoritarian regimes and the United States and like-minded democracies should counter them with a “new world order.”.

“Authoritarian countries have amassed tremendous power, both economically and militarily,” Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Yasutoshi Nishimura said in a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.

“We must rebuild a world order based on the fundamental values of freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law,” he added. »