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Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden delivers remarks during the National Minority Quality Forum on April 9, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Edelman/Getty Images)

At one time a political campaign involved mainly stumping. A candidate would travel throughout their voting area and speak to the people, something newly announced Democratic candidate Joe Biden is familiar with.

This method of campaigning extended from local elections to national ones. Former presidential candidates would often travel the country in a campaign train and speak directly from the rear of the train as a makeshift stage.

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LAKEPORT, CA - JULY 31: A West Covina firefighter pulls hose away from a horse barn that burns as the River Fire moves through the area on July 31, 2018 in Lakeport, California. The River Fire has burned over 27,000 acres, destroyed seven homes and stands at only eight percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Many individual cell-phone consumers are unfortunately familiar with providers’ practice of “throttling,” or intentionally slowing down internet speed and data transfer rates.

However, some say Verizon, one of the world’s largest telecommunication companies, took things too far when it throttled data usage of the Santa Clara County Fire Department while firefighters were battling the Mendocino Complex Fire in July, the largest wildfire the state has seen to date.

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Hedy Lamarr. (Screenshot from Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story.)

Throughout modern history, women have had to navigate a world predominantly run by men. Whether at the podium or the pulpit, the rig or the rectory, the boardroom or the bedroom, men have almost exclusively monopolized the role of the world’s decision makers.

While males hold a slight lead in terms of population (102 men for every 100 women), they hold a tremendous lead in terms of corporate leadership. In fact, of the Fortune 1000 CEOs, only 54 of them are female. And in Fortune’s top 50, females currently fill three CEO positions.

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WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 14: Federal Communication Commission Commissioner Mignon Clyburn addresses protesters outside the Federal Communication Commission building to rally against the end of net neutrality rules December 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The fight to sustain net neutrality has begun, with many Democrats leading the charge.

On January 16th, 21 states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). It has been just a couple of months since the FCC issued a ruling that overturned net neutrality rules put in place during the Obama administration.

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As Trump administration Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman and former Verizon lawyer Ajit Pai wages war on net neutrality his latest salvo has folks anything but laughing.

Trying to convince people to support his plans for a “free internet”, Pai resorted to an attempt at a humorous video. Pai uploaded it at conservative site The Daily Caller.

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Heads up, sea life. There’s something new in the ocean. Humanity’s deep need for fast-streaming video has inspired Facebook to team up with Microsoft to unspool a 4,000-mile-long fiber optic cable across the ocean, linking Virginia Beach, Virginia, with Bilbao, Spain. The cable is called Marea, Spanish for “tide,” and can transmit 160 terabits of data per second, the equivalent of streaming 71 million HD videos at the same time. It’s 16 million times faster than an average home Internet connection and will be operational in early 2018.

“Marea comes at a critical time,” said Brad Smith, president of Microsoft. “Submarine cables in the Atlantic already carry 55 percent more data than trans-Pacific routes and 40 percent more data than between the US and Latin America. There is no question that the demand for data flows across the Atlantic will continue to increase.”

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SECOND NEXUS PERSPECTIVES

If you checked out my browsing history in the last week, you might raise an eyebrow at some of my searches. For example:

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