TikTok vanishes from Google, Apple app stores in India after ban

A court asked the federal government on April 3 to ban TikTok, saying it encouraged pornography and warning that sexual predators could target child users.
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'Rainbow Six Siege' Reworks Tachanka, But Devs Want Him to Keep "Meme Status"
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‘Global Britain’ is missing in action
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Pete Buttigieg replies to Limbaugh’s homophobic comments: “I love my husband.”
Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and his husband Chasten greet supporters in Iowa in February 2020. | Win McNamee/Getty Images Limbaugh made homophobic comments about Buttigieg and argued his orientation makes him a weaker candidate. Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg responded Sunday to homophobic comments right-wing radio show host Rush Limbaugh made about him last Wednesday by standing firmly by his marriage. Limbaugh, who was feted by President Donald Trump at the 2020 State of the Union address, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, referred to Buttigieg as “Booty-gieg” on his radio show last week, and offered a bitterly bigoted take on how the former’s mayor’s sexual orientation would affect his chances of winning the presidential nomination. “[Democratic Party officials must be] saying, ‘OK, how’s this going to look, 37-year-old gay guy kissing his husband on stage next to Mr. Man Donald Trump? What’s going to happen there?’” Limbaugh said. “They’ve got to be saying, that despite all the great progress and despite all the great wokeness, and despite all the great ground that’s been covered, America’s still not ready to elect a gay guy kissing his husband on the debate stage president.” Limbaugh added that Buttigieg would be an ideal rival to Trump, who he said would “have fun” facing off against a politician who “loves kissing his husband on debate stages.” Buttigieg is the first openly gay candidate to mount a major presidential campaign in American history, and has been married to his husband, Chasten, for over two years. Sunday, CNN’s Dana Bash asked Buttigieg to respond to the comments on State of the Union. “Well, I love my husband. I’m faithful to my husband. On stage we usually just go for a hug, but I love him very much,” Buttigieg said. “And I’m not going to take lectures on family values from the likes of Rush Limbaugh.” “I love my husband. I’m faithful to my husband,” @petebuttigieg responds to conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh’s recent comments. “I’m not going to take lectures on family values from the likes of Rush Limbaugh.” #CNNSOTU— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) February 16, 2020 And in an appearance appearance on Fox News Sunday, Buttigieg took an opportunity to use Limbaugh’s remarks to take a direct strike at Trump. “I’m not going to be lectured on family values from the likes of Rush Limbaugh or anybody who supports Donald J. Trump as the moral as well as political leader of the United States,” Buttigieg said. “America has moved on, and we should have politics of belonging that welcomes everybody,” Buttigieg continued. “That’s what the American people are for. And I am saddened for what the Republican Party has become if they embrace that kind of homophobic rhetoric.” Limbaugh often makes ugly remarks — these however, have drawn bipartisan rebuke Limbaugh’s comments were par for the course with him. Despite being given a civilian honor typically reserved for those who have made positive contributions to American life like Toni Morrison to Ansel Adams, the radio personality has long been a divisive figure who openly peddles racist, sexist, and otherwise inflammatory views. As Vox’s Laura McGann has explained, “Limbaugh fills hours of airtime each week with hateful commentary directed at African Americans, Asian Americans, women, people with disabilities, and pretty much anyone who is not white, straight, and male.” He has mocked the president of China by saying, “Hu Jintao was just going, ‘Ching cha. Ching chang cho chow. Cha chow. Ching cho. Chi ba ba ba. Kwo kwa kwa kee,” said the NBA should be rebranded “the TBA, the Thug Basketball Association,” and has recently made sexist, ablest attacks on teenaged climate activist Greta Thunberg. And these are just a few of his many, many hateful remarks. Limbaugh’s remarks are part of why his base tunes into his show, and have not always drawn bipartisan criticism, but his most recent attacks on Buttigieg did just that, with both Republicans and Democrats censuring him. A spokesman for Sen. Lamar Alexander, a Republican from Tennessee, said: “There may be reasons not to vote for Mayor Buttigieg, but that’s not one of them. This is a tolerant country.” “It’s a miscalculation as to where the country is at,” Trump ally South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said. “I think the country is not going to disqualify somebody because of their sexual orientation.” Democrats offered stronger condemnation, with former Vice President Joe Biden praising Buttigieg and calling Limbaugh’s language “part of the depravity of this administration.” Sen. Elizabeth Warren tweeted, “These homophobic attacks against [Buttigieg] are hateful and offensive. ... We will fight together against the hate and bigotry that Donald Trump promotes and rewards.” And while he did not exactly criticize the man he honored weeks ago, even Trump suggested Limbaugh may have gone too far. When asked during an interview with Geraldo Rivera on Cleveland’s Newsradio WTAM if Americans would vote for a gay man to be president, Trump said, “I think so.” “I think there would be some that wouldn’t. I wouldn’t be among that group, to be honest with you,” he added.
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Trump's Presidential Motorcade Leads Pace Lap For Daytona 500, Trump Was Grand Marshal
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How to watch the NBA All-Star Game 2020
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2 men feared dead after avalanche in Colorado
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After McClatchy bankruptcy, reporter Julie K. Brown urges Americans to subscribe to local newspapers
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Jennifer Lopez stuns in revealing bikini pic
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Mike Bloomberg adds Capricia Marshall, top Clinton ally, to 2020 campaign
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Family, friends gather for funeral of Christina Mauser, killed in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash
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Judge sets Tuesday phone hearing in Roger Stone case
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Trump takes a limousine lap before Daytona 500 auto race
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'Sonic the Hedgehog' Takes the Top Spot at the Box Office
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Tony Fernandez, Blue Jays legend, dead at 57
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UK's Intertek temporarily shuts Hong Kong garment office over coronavirus case
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Trump Kicks Off the Daytona 500, and a Race for Florida Votes
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Trump’s reelection campaign goes pedal to the metal at Daytona 500
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PM Update: Mild and pleasant weather for the holiday
Tomorrow's weather will be much like today's, with mostly sunny skies and mild temperatures.
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UPDATE 2-U.S. peach grower awarded $265 mln from Bayer, BASF in weedkiller lawsuit
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2020 Democratic presidential primary hopefuls take aim at red Texas as Super Tuesday looms
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‘Love Island’ host Caroline Flack’s boyfriend heartbroken over apparent suicide
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Baseball Community Remembers the Late All-Star Shortstop Tony Fernandez
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Trump at Daytona 500: ‘Gentlemen, start your engines!’
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Disney movie actress dies of a brain tumor at 15
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Doctor: Only 20,000 journalists left at daily newspapers
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School sends 6-year-old with ADHD to mental health facility
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Bloomberg's campaign is attracting media scrutiny
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Which Democrats are winning the TV primary?
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Tom Steyer: Key to Nevada, South Carolina success is spending time there, not just money
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Michael Avenatti and the news media's credulity
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