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FCC's Clyburn urges net neutrality supporters to keep fighting

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FCC Comissioner Mignon Clyburn

Democratic FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn turned to leaders in the LGBT tech community in her fight to preserve net neutrality.

"If I say there is a platform that’s most equalizing of our time, what would you do to keep it... That’s the question that is in front of us today," she said, speaking at the Lesbians who Tech Summit in San Francisco. "We cannot make the assumption those freedoms will always be there that what we have today will be there tomorrow."

The bigger picture: Net neutrality supporters lost the fight at the FCC level — so they're rallying their supporters in tech and the grassroots around a court challenge to the repeal and a congressional effort to roll it back.

Dan Primack 4 hours ago
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Why the stock markets are tanking

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Stock markets were down sharply on Thursday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average losing 724 points, or 2.96%.

Three key drivers: Tariffs, inter-bank lending rates and Facebook's troubles.

Caitlin Owens 7 hours ago
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How Congress missed yet another chance for an immigration deal

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Congressional leaders with President Trump. Photo: Olivier Douliery - Pool / Getty Images

Congressional leaders and the White House failed to come to an agreement on temporary protections for Dreamers over the past week as part of the giant spending bill, leaving the issue unresolved.

Why it matters: After all of the fighting over President Trump's decision to end DACA — including a government shutdown over it — the White House and Congress ended up with nothing. The issue is currently tied up in the courts. And though both sides agree it's better to give Dreamers more certainty over their future, they just can't agree how to do it.