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File photo of pro-democracy lawmakers carrying yellow umbrellas after leaving Legislative Council meeting to boycott government in Hong KongFireChat wants to move beyond its status as an off-the-Web resource to a messaging service that can be used on the go, and online, to create massive chat rooms in which campaigns can communicate directly with their supporters over their smartphones.


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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2015 file photo, Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. It flew through the Republican-run House in 2012, and a year later 79 of the Democratic-led Senate’s 100 members embraced it. With Republicans now controlling both chambers of Congress, the chances for repealing the 2.3 percent tax on medical devices are better than ever. Yet abolishing the tax won’t be easy, even though Republicans rank it a top priority and are backed by Democrats from states that rely on the industry for jobs. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)Potential charges allegedly stem from the politician’s friendship with a Fla. doctor.


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When Google hired Ted CruzFacing an investigation in 2010, the Web behemoth turned to an unlikely ally for help.


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