A.M. Links: Senate To Hold Hearing on Digital Currencies, Google Implements Anti-Child Porn Software, Deadly Tornadoes Hit the Midwest


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  • The Senate is holding its first ever hearing on how to regulate digital currencies today. It will take place before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
  • Google is implementing software to block links to child pornography. Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt explained that Google as well as Microsoft and other corporations already work with law enforcement to eliminate illegal images.
  • Mary Cheney, daughter of Dick Cheney, criticized her sister and Wyoming Senate candidate Liz Cheney for her opposition to gay marriage.
  • Tornadoes tore across the Midwest yesterday, killing at least six in Illinois, injuring many more, and leveling towns.
  • Israel has indefinitely detained an alleged Al Qaeda weapons specialist for over three years without charges or a trial.
  • A gunman opened fire today in the building of left-wing French newspaper, Liberation, leaving one man seriously injured.

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