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Charles Rex Arbogast / AP

Politico has a roundup of the shocking protest tactics that activists on the left — frustrated with the conventional actions of the Democratic machine — hope to use to send a more visceral message to Republicans planning the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

The methods: Mock funerals, staged die-ins, and shipping the ashes of those who die without health care access, all directed toward the offices of Republican lawmakers around the country.

How one organizer sees it: "In age the of Trump, nothing short of blunt and brute force will work as a counterweight…We can't win based on the merit of our ideas, but rather, on the way in which we deliver that message."

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The U.S. economy added 210,000 jobs in November, while the unemployment rate plummeted to 4.2% from 4.6%.

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The largely successful U.S. effort to hobble China's Huawei has benefitted a host of other tech companies — from smartphone makers such as Apple and Xiaomi to chipmakers like Qualcomm to network vendors including Nokia and Ericsson.

Yes, but: The massive disruption to the industry furthered an industry wide mismatch between supply and demand, exacerbating the global chip shortage.