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Facebook releases video chat app Bonfire in Denmark

Facebook video chat app is available in the Danish app store. Photo: Thibault Camus / AP

Facebook video chat app, said to rival the popular Gen Z/millennial video group app Houseparty, is currently available in the Danish app store, The Next Web reports. The app reportedly lets users use Snapchat-like effects and filters.

Details around the product launch were first reported by The Verge in July. The new app would be called Bonfire and is reportedly aimed for a fall release.

Why it matters: Houseparty has proven to be very successful amongst a generation of younger people that studies show have recently been migrating over to Facebook rival, Snapchat. Facebook has made strategic investments in digital features, services and apps that eat at the user growth and success of competing apps or digital companies, like Snapchat, GoFundMe, Periscope, and Apple. Some have argued that the practice raises anti-trust concerns.

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Trump: Transgender people "disqualified" from the military

SecDef Jim Mattis and Gen. Joseph Dunford.
Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and Gen. Joseph Dunford. Photo: Andrew Harrer-Pool / Getty Images

President Trump late Friday issued an order disqualifying most transgender people from serving in the military.

"[T]ransgender persons with a history or diagnosis of gender dysphoria -- individuals who the policies state may require substantial medical treatment, including medications and surgery -- are disqualified from military service except under certain limited circumstances."

Why it matters: Anything short of an inclusive policy for transgender troops will be viewed as a continuation of the ban Trump announced on Twitter in August.

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Both Bush and Obama also requested line item veto power

Donald Trump.
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President Trump tweeted on Friday evening that to avoid having "this omnibus situation from ever happening again," he wants Congress to re-instate "a line-item veto."

Why it matters: This would allow him to veto specific parts of a bill without getting rid of the entire thing. Trump was deeply unhappy with the $1.3 trillion spending bill approved by Congress early Friday morning, but signed it anyway on Friday afternoon.