Net neutrality advocates gain symbolic win as Senate votes to save Obama rules

But resolution requires passage in House and Trump’s signature – an unlikely outcome before FCC’s repeal goes into effect in June

Advocates for net neutrality won a symbolic victory Wednesday when the Senate voted 52-47 to preserve Obama-era regulations that require internet service providers to treat all web traffic equally.

But the resolution also requires passage by the Republican-controlled House and president Donald Trump’s signature to be enacted – an unlikely outcome before the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net neutrality rules goes into effect next month.

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Man faces trial for sending death threats to pro-Remain MPs

David William Hall, 72, charged with improper use of a public electronic communications network

A 72-year-old man has been charged with allegedly sending grossly offensive emails to six MPs including Conservative party Brexit rebels Dominic Grieve, Anna Soubry and Nicky Morgan. David William Hall is facing trial on seven counts of improper use of a public electronic communications network, the Crown Prosecution Service has confirmed.

The trial has been listed for 4 June and also involves allegations regarding communications with Tory Heidi Allen and Labour MPs David Lammy and Eleanor Smith. “He is accused of seven charges of improper use of a public electronic communications network,” the CPS said.

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Paddy Power Betfair in talks to buy FanDuel after US sports betting ruling

Discussions with fantasy sports league company come as UK bookmakers are well placed for slice of US market

Paddy Power Betfair has made the first move in an expected wave of takeover activity prompted by the legalisation of sports betting in the US, as it launched a bid for fantasy sports league company FanDuel.

Shares in UK gambling companies soared earlier this week as investors responded to the US supreme court’s decision to overturn a law known as PASPA, a ban on sports bets that had stood for 26 years.

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