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The State Dept. released 296 email documents linked to Benghazi from former Sec. State Hillary Clinton's private email account on May 22. The State Dept. said the emails do not change "the essential facts or our understanding of the [Benghazi] events." At the FBI's request, one email was classified on May 22.
Russian media regulator Roskomnadzor has sent letters to Facebook, Google and Twitter warning they are at risk of being banned. On May 21 a spokesman for Roskomnadzor said the companies must comply with Russian law and hand over data on Russian bloggers who garner over 3,000 readers per day and remove websites that call for "unsanctioned protests and unrest."
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Drug Enforcement Agency employees David Polos and Glen Glover, who were also part owners of Twins Plus Go-Go Lounge, were arrested on May 23 after it was discovered that they lied about their ownership and work at the strip club. Polos, 51, had retired from the agency last month. Glover, 45, was placed on administrative leave.
Uber is speaking with banks to raise a $1 billion line of credit, unnamed sources told the WSJ May 21, in what may be a step towards an eventual IPO. Uber is currently valued at $40 billion, making it the second most valuable VC-backed startup behind China's Xiaomi.
– Chad Catacchio
Circa Staff Writer
Irish voters will cast ballots in the referendum May 22. Voters are being asked if the constitution should be amended to included an article that reads "Marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex." The result will be announced on May 23.
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