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The Saudi-led coalition launched an assault on the Yemen port city of Hodeidah, reports CNN. Despite the U.N.’s attempts to broker a peace agreement between the Iran-backed Houthi rebels who hold the city and the Saudi-backed coalition forces, the offensive began early Wednesday morning. Humanitarian groups say this latest offensive could be ‘catastrophic’ if the port’s operations stop for any amount of time.

Today's Headlines and Commentary

Today's Headlines and Commentary

The repeal of net-neutrality rules went into effect Monday morning, reports the New York Times. The Federal Communications Commission voted in December to repeal the Obama-era rules, which prohibited internet providers from charging websites for increased broadband service. The repeal has survived legal challenges from Democratic lawmakers, state attorneys general, and public-interest groups. 

Today's Headlines and Commentary

Today's Headlines and Commentary

Chinese telecommunications company ZTE agreed to pay a $1 billion fine in exchange for U.S. sanctions relief, according to the New York Times. ZTE has faced extreme financial difficulties as a result of sanctions the U.S. imposed after the company transacted with both North Korea and Iran. The company remains a key sticking point in U.S.-China trade negotiations.

Today's Headlines and Commentary

Today's Headlines and Commentary

Facebook confirmed it gave users’ data to four Chinese firms, including one company that the U.S. intelligence community flagged as a national security threat, according to the BBC. This confirmation comes after the New York Times reported on Sunday that Facebook engaged in similar data-sharing partnerships with over 60 cellular and other device-making companies.

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