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Brazillian President Jair Bolsonaro refused to accept $22 million worth of aid from G7 countries to extinguish the fires raging through the Amazon rainforest, which supplies a wealth of the world's most vital resources.

Bolsonaro then signaled that he would consider accepting the aid when French President Emmanuel Macron apologizes.

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House Republicans within the Republican Study Committee are attempting to pressure Amazon into reviving the sale of a gay conversion therapy book series on its platforms.

Vice News reports that some members of the committee distributed a handout urging fellow members—about 70% of the total number of Republican representatives—to urge Amazon to offer books by Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, author of such gems as A Parent's Guide to Preventing Homosexuality and Reparative Therapy of Male Homosexuality. The company recently banned the books from the site because it violated Amazon's rules.

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In a Thursday blog post, Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts outlined a plan to close corporate tax loopholes so multi-billion dollar companies cannot use existing tax law to pay $0 in federal taxes. One of the companies she cited by name was Amazon.

But Amazon had a response for the 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful.

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In a Thursday blog post, Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts outlined a plan to close corporate tax loopholes so multi-billion dollar companies cannot use existing tax law to pay $0 in federal taxes. One of the companies she cited by name was Amazon.

But Amazon had a response for the 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful.

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If the rest of the world weren’t on fire, 2018 might be remembered as the year of reckoning for social media. Every week there’s a new report of a company gathering and selling data without users’ permission. The latest installment comes from the Amazon Echo.

In Oregon, a user’s Echo device recorded a conversation between the owner and her husband, then sent the audio to an acquaintance of the owner without her knowledge or permission. The acquaintance contacted the owner upon receiving the message, worried that the device might have been hacked.

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As back to school shopping season gets into full swing (gulp, already!?), the cost of college is top of mind for many – and with good reason. According to the College Board, the average cost of tuition and fees for the 2017–2018 school year was $34,740 at private colleges, $9,970 for state residents at public colleges, and $25,620 for out-of-state residents attending public universities.

That’s why Walmart’s announcement that it will pay for associate’s or bachelor’s college degrees for its 1.5 million full- and part-time employees is kind of a big deal. The nation’s largest retail employer announced in late May that employees will be able to pursue degrees in business or supply-chain management at three non-profit schools for just one dollar a day. The program, which is available to all Walmart U.S. and Sam’s Club employees, will subsidize the cost of higher education. Degrees are being offered through the University of Florida, Brandman University in Irvine, California, and Bellevue University in Nebraska – nonprofit schools selected for their focus and strong outcomes on serving working adult learners.

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Eric Trump, the second son of President Donald Trump and Vice President of the Trump Organization, accused Jeff Bezos and the Washington Post of "ugly and relenting" attacks on his family and their "great company" in a Twitter rant Friday afternoon.

"The level of hatred and the willingness to disparage my family and our great company has never been so ugly and unrelenting as I have seen recently by the ," Trump griped. "It is clearly coming from the top with one motivation in mind. ."

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