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Photo: Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Twitter apologized Friday evening for failing to delete a threat made against political commentator Rochelle Ritchie two weeks ago by the user who is now being held as a suspect in the mail-bomb campaign aimed at prominent Democrats and media.

Why it matters: Twitter's longstanding inconsistencies in responding to users' reports of threatening posts look even more problematic when those who post threats fall under suspicion of causing real-world violence.

Details:

  • Ritchie complained to Twitter at the time but was told the threatening posts did not violate its rules.
  • On Friday, Twitter suspended bombing suspect Cesar Sayoc's "@hardrock2016" account and Twitter Safety posted the following "update": "We made a mistake when Rochelle Ritchie first alerted us to the threat made against her. The Tweet clearly violated our rules and should have been removed. We are deeply sorry for that error."

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The European Super League announced in a statement Tuesday night it's considering its future and "proposing a new competition" after all six English clubs pulled out of the breakaway tournament.

Why it matters: The announcement that 12 of soccer's richest clubs' from England, Spain and Italy would start a new league was met with backlash from fans, soccer stars and politicians. The British government had threatened to pass legislation to stop it from going ahead.

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Corporate America is finding it can get messy when it steps into politics.

Why it matters: Urged on by shareholders, employees and its own company creeds, Big Business is taking increasing stands on controversial political issues during recent months — and now it's beginning to see the fallout.

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Despite the separation between church and state, the federal government depends upon religious shelters to help it cope with migration at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Why it matters: The network supports the U.S. in times of crisis, but now some shelter leaders are complaining about expelling families to Mexico when they have capacity — and feel a higher calling — to accommodate them.