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Twitter permanently bans former KKK leader David Duke

Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke has been banned from Twitter for breaking the social media platform’s site’s rules.

Twitter gives Trump Jr. a tweet timeout for pandemic misinfo

Twitter has temporarily halted President Donald Trump’s son from tweeting after he shared a video riddled with unsupported claims about the coronavirus Monday.

High-profile Twitter accounts hacked in Bitcoin scam

Some of the world's richest and most influential politicians, celebrities, tech moguls and companies were the subject of a massive Twitter hack on Wednesday.

UNCW calls professor’s tweets ‘vile and inexcusable’ following growing backlash online

Professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington has come under fire for tweets he posted which the school has called "vile and inexcusable," according to a statement the school provided to CNN Saturday.

Twitter disables Trump campaign’s George Floyd video tribute

Twitter has blocked a Trump campaign video tribute to George Floyd over a copyright claim.

Twitter adds ‘glorifying violence’ warning to Trump tweet

Twitter has added a warning to one of President Donald J. Trump’s tweets about protests in Minneapolis.

President Trump escalates war on Twitter, social media protections

President Donald Trump is escalating his war on social media companies, signing an executive order challenging the liability protections that have served as a bedrock for unfettered speech on the internet.

Twitter bans all political advertisements

Twitter is banning all political advertising from its service, saying social media companies give advertisers an unfair advantage in proliferating highly targeted, misleading messages.

TSA equipment issue may cause delays at ILM

Equipment issues may cause some delays at Wilmington International Airport Friday morning.

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Japan military seeks record budget amid regional threats

Japan’s defense spending has risen for eight consecutive years since 2013, a year after Abe took office.

Shell plans to cut up to 9,000 jobs as oil demand slumps

The oil giant said Wednesday that around 1,500 employees have already agreed to take voluntary redundancy this year

$215M in BP oil spill money to restore Louisiana marshes

The money is from BP’s $8.8 billion settlement for natural resources damage in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill.

Walmart looks to airports as inspiration of new store layout

Walmart says it was working on a new store layout a year ago, but the pandemic accelerated those efforts as customers are increasingly focused on contactless shopping amid safety concerns.