If Women Can Have Ponytails, We Want Beards, Men Tell U.S. Navy — TIME

(PROVIDENCE, R.I.) — Now that women in the Navy can wear ponytails, men want beards. The Navy said last week that servicewomen could sport ponytails, lock hairstyles, or ropelike strands, and wider hair buns, reversing a policy that long forbade females from letting their hair down…

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Koch Brothers Mount Grassroots Effort to Support Immigration — TIME

As the son of Mexican migrant workers and a veteran of the George W. Bush Administration, Daniel Garza has been frustrated by President Donald Trump’s hard-line approach to immigration. To push back on it, he’s revving up a grassroots effort to lobby Congress, backed by the billion brothers Charles and David Koch…

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New law forces Airbnb to open its books to New York authorities — TechCrunch

The New York City Council has voted in favor of a new law requiring Airbnb and similar home-share companies to share data on their users. The company has fought the law tooth and nail, but city authorities say it’s basically common sense for the local government to be informed…

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Custom framing startup Framebridge picks up $30 million Series C — TechCrunch

D.C.-based Framebridge today announced the close of a $30 million Series C financing round led by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. with participation from existing investors SWaN & Legend Venture Partners, Revolution Ventures, and NEA. Launched in 2014, Framebridge offers affordable and convenient custom framing via its website and mobile app. The idea for the…

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Barack Obama Slams ‘Strongman Politics’ Without Directly Attacking President Trump — TIME

Former U.S. President Barack Obama used his first major speech since leaving office to call out a global rise in authoritarianism and defend globalization, but did not directly address the current President, Donald Trump, as some thought he might. Beginning his speech at the 2018 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Johannesburg, South Africa, Obama said… (read more, click link below)

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Why There’s a Deep Cultural Aversion to DNA Testing, Even When It Can Reunite Separated Immigrant Families — TIME

As the U.S. government struggles to make good on its promise to reunite all 3,000 children and parents who were separated at the border, it would seem like its use of DNA testing would be universally celebrated: At last, we have some cool-headed science to help resolve the tragedy of unidentified children…

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Ultimate Software is acquiring PeopleDoc for $300 million — TechCrunch

Public company Ultimate Software is acquiring French startup PeopleDoc for $300 million in cash and stock. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2018. These two companies both make HR solutions. Ultimate Software has been around for a while. It went public in 1998…

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