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    Live Updates: Trump, Who Hates Leaks, Is Tweeting Leaked Classified Information

    Here’s what happening:

    • President Trump — who is on a 17-day vacation or working vacation, depending on who you’re talking to — appears to be spending his days watching cable news and tweeting about it. He’s staying at his New Jersey golf club while the White House undergoes major renovations.
    • On Tuesday, Trump — who despises leaks and anonymous sources in the media when they are critical of him — retweeted a Fox News story based on … leaks of classified information. 🤔
    • Later Tuesday, Trump will hold a briefing on the opioid crisis with Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price.
    • The Trump administration scored a big foreign policy victory over the weekend — getting a unanimous decision from the United Nations security council to pass $1 billion worth of sanctions against North Korea for its missile launches. The North said it would retaliate a “thousand-fold.”
    • Another big story was a New York Times report that Vice President Pence is laying the groundwork for a possible 2020 presidential run (yes, already). Pence denounced the report and Trump lashed out at the paper on Monday.
    • The top Justice Department official said this weekend that Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, has the ability to investigate any potential crimes he comes across. Trump has said investigating his family’s finances — which Mueller is reportedly doing, according to CNN and Bloomberg — is off limits.

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    Julian Assange offers job to fired Google employee; says ‘Censorship is for losers’

    Julian Assange, has offered the Google employee who recently got fired for writing an anti-diversity memo a job at Wikileaks. Google had fired James Damore who had written a manifesto on gender diversity.

    Assange, via microblogging site Twitter, extended his support multiple times to James Damore. His tweet read, “Censorship is for losers. @WikiLeaks is offering a job to fired Google engineer James Damore.” The engineer who wrote the memo was fired for “perpetuating gender stereotypes”, according to an email sent to Reuters.

    tweet https://twitter.com/JulianAssange/status/894912889739411457

    Damore’s 10-page manifesto accused Google of quieting political opinions and argued that biological differences play a role in the shortage of women in tech and leadership positions. The manifesto went viral over the weekend causing an outbreak of public anger that built the pressure on Google executives to take a stand. Titled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber”, the memo argues that the reason women are underrepresented in the tech industry has to do with “biological causes” between men and women. RELATED: Google’s sacking of ‘anti-diversity’ employee is right under the circumstances

    However, according to Vox.com, the manifesto had generated equal support from both inside and outside the company, which however led to discussions about how far “free speech” should go in workplace environments. It also highlighted Google’s lack of gender parity and the tech industry’s ongoing problems with fostering a safe environment for women. Meanwhile, many Google employees have reportedly also supported the firm’s decision to fire Damore, and said in internal discussion forums that they would not like to work with him.

    Google CEO Sundar Pichai not only slammed the manifesto, but also said that parts of it violated the company’s code of conduct “and cross the line by advancing harmful gender stereotypes in our workplace”. ALSO READ: Google, you have the responsibility of engaging with divergent views 

    At the time of filing this story, Damore has not yet responded to Assange’s tweet. He was working with Google since 2013, and has a PhD in systems biology from Harvard University.

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