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Twitter ending support for dedicated Mac app

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Twitter said Friday that it is halting the availability of the Twitter for Mac app and will stop supporting it in 30 days.

Why it matters: The company has been slow to add the latest feature to that and other dedicated apps. The move leaves the Web client and a dwindling number of other apps as the only means for tweeting from the Mac

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Sessions urges U.S. attorneys to pursue death penalty in drug cases

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As a response to the opioid epidemic, Attorney General Jeff Sessions "strongly encouraged" U.S. attorneys to pursue the death penalty in applicable drug-related cases in a memo sent on Wednesday morning, saying "we cannot continue with business as usual."

Why it matters: President Trump has repeatedly suggested that drug dealers receive the death penalty, as a way to confront the U.S. opioid epidemic and "general drug crisis."

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Boris Johnson likens Putin's 2018 World Cup to Hitler's 1936 Olympics

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At a parliamentary committee meeting Wednesday, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson agreed with a member of Parliament who said that Russian President Vladimir Putin would use the 2018 World Cup in Russia "like Hitler used the 1936 Olympics" to "gloss over the brutal regime for which he is responsible."

QuoteYes, I think the comparison with 1936 is certainly right. I think it’s an emetic prospect, frankly, to think of Putin glorying in this sporting event.
— British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson

The backdrop: The United Kingdom will not send an official delegation to the World Cup as part of its response to the use of a nerve agent on U.K. soil to poison ex-spy Sergei Skripal.