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Facebook Bans Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos & Other “Dangerous Individuals”

Facebook announced Thursday (May 2) that it has banned a number of “dangerous” high-profile figures—including Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones, and Milo Yiannopoulos—from using its platform and network of apps and services.Farrakhan leads the Nation of Islam, which is considered a hate group, and he’s notorious for using anti-Semitic language.Facebook is trying to rid its platform of fake news and hate speech, and Farrakhan, a “dangerous individual,” according to Facebook, falls into at least one of ...
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North Carolina lawyer Cheslie Kryst takes the Miss USA crown

On Thursday, Cheslie Kryst of North Carolina was crowned Miss USA. The Wake Forest MBA works as an attorney who works to reduce sentences for inmates.            [Author: The Associated Press]
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Child 'afraid to go home' emails Arizona police chief about father's abuse

A child reported two years of physical abuse by his father in an email to the El Mirage police chief. Officers arrested the man within hours.            [Author: Arizona Republic]
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5 major moments you missed during Miss USA 2019 (including the monokinis)

From record diversity to a Lizzo song played during the bikini contest, we've rounded up highlights from this year's Miss USA competition.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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LEADING OFF: Vlad Jr. in Texas, MLB-best Twins visit Yankees

A look at what’s happening around the majors Friday: CHILD’S PLAY Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and the Blue Jays open a weekend series at Texas, where the touted rookie’s Hall of Fame father was part of the 2010 Rangers team that won the AL championship and went to franchise’s first World Series. During Guerrero’s only season […]
Tags: Texas, News, Sports, Blue Jays, Mlb, Yankees, Vladimir Guerrero Jr, Vlad Jr


Report: Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway buys Amazon shares

Warren Buffett has said for years that "we missed it" on Amazon. Not anymore.
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Local elections: Main parties hit by Brexit backlash in polls

Senior Tory and Labour figures face a tough night as local election results are declared.
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Turner Prize drops drops Stagecoach sponsorship

The arts prize ends a deal with a company criticised for its link to an anti-gay rights campaigner.
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Venezuela crisis: Frustrated opposition await next opportunity

People in a Caracas opposition stronghold fear they are not doing enough to topple President Maduro.
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Opinion: Democrats gave Barr a really snitty time

"Snitty" fairly describes the tone of Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats during their Wednesday interrogation of Attorney General William Barr over the Mueller report. "General Barr," as some of his questioners called him, did indeed betray his upper-crust roots when he commented that the letter of complaint special counsel Robert Mueller sent him on March 27 was "a bit snitty." Snitty is the sort of mannered usage not often tossed off in the halls of Congress these days, and as a result, the ...
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Peter Mayhew, the Actor Behind Chewbacca’s Mask in ‘Star Wars,’ Dies at 74

Mr. Mayhew, who played the Wookiee Chewbacca in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, died at home in Texas after having a heart attack.
Tags: Texas, News, Peter Mayhew, Mayhew, Actors and Actresses, Deaths (Obituaries, Star Wars (Movie, Wookiee Chewbacca


Election results: Tories win Walsall 'despite' PM

Council leader Mike Bird says the Tories had to convince voters the elections were not about Westminster.
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Joel Embiid and the Sixers made Kawhi Leonard's Raptors look like the old Raptors

Embiid scored 33 points on 9-of-18 shooting, adding 10 rebounds, five blocks and three assists in just 28 minutes of a 116-95 victory against the Raptors. His trolling of Toronto increased with Philadelphia's lead, which ballooned to as much as 25 points before Sixers coach Brett Brown rested his starters in the final five minutes. Not even Raptors forward Pascal Siakam's attempt to trip Embiid could stop him.
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Beastly Embiid, Sixers take control over Raptors

Joel Embiid's monstrous performance helped Philly run away from Toronto in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Tags: News, Toronto, Raptors, Philly, Joel Embiid


Former Bruin Rod Palmer joins Mick Cronin’s staff at UCLA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coach Mick Cronin has hired Rod Palmer as an assistant at UCLA, where he played for two years in the mid-1980s. Palmer was an assistant at San Diego State last season after 11 years on the coaching staff at Long Beach State. Before that, he was head coach at Centennial High […]
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Tesla ends 'Spartan diet' and seeks $2.3 billion to fund expansion

Tesla's plan to issue shares and convertible debt comes after the company repeatedly pushed back forecasts for turning a profit. Many analysts had calculated that Tesla - which burned through $1.5 billion in the first quarter - would not be able to carry out its growth plans without new cash. Shares of Tesla rose 4.3 percent to close at $244.10, while the yield on Tesla's existing $1.8 billion junk bond fell to its lowest level in over a month.
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Former Bruin Rod Palmer joins Mick Cronin's staff at UCLA

Coach Mick Cronin has hired Rod Palmer as an assistant at UCLA, where he played for two years in the mid-1980s            [Author: AP]
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Top 5 | May 2

Count down the top five plays from Game 3 between the Raptors and the 76ers.
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India: SC: Validity Of An Unstamped/Insufficiently Stamped Agreement In Relation To Section 11(6a) Of The Arbitration And Conciliation Act, 1996 - Khaitan & Co

The question that arose before the Supreme Court in the appeal in Garware Wall Ropes Ltd vs Coastal Marine Constructions & Engineering Ltd, Civil Appeal No 3631 of 2019 was whether the earlier judgement of
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A look at where the Dolphins stand at every position on defense. And a QB update

A look at the Dolphins' depth chart on defense after the draft: DEFENSIVE LINE This is the area that is expected to be addressed more than any other with veteran ... Click to Continue »
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WATCH: How can the Knicks convince Kevin Durant to come to New York?

Reports all season long have made it seem like a forgone conclusion that Kevin Durant will sign with the Knicks this summer, but how can the Knicks convince him to do that? How will they approach their meeting with him? SNY's new NBA Insider Ian Begley answered that question Thursday on The Thread.
Tags: New York, News, Golden State Warriors, Knicks, Kevin Durant, Ian Begley, SNY


New Faith-Based Trump Rule Lets Docs Refuse To Perform Abortions, Transitions

Under the rule, health care workers can object to performing procedures on patients for moral or religious reasons.
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New Faith-Based Trump Rule Lets Docs Refuse To Perform Abortions and Transitions

Under the rule, health care workers can object to performing procedures on patients for moral or religious reasons.
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Paul Pierce says he 'hated everything about the Celtics' growing up

Paul Pierce says he 'hated everything about the Celtics' growing up originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com Paul Pierce bleeds green, but it wasn't always that way for the Celtics great. C's players wish Ainge a speedy recovery It's well-documented that Pierce grew up in Oakland, Calif. as a die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan.
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India: Patent Citation Analysis And Its Significance - LexOrbis

Patents are considered to be major sources of technological and competitive information.
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‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Director Says Design Changes ‘Going to Happen’ After Fan Backlash

“Sonic the Hedgehog” director Jeff Fowler has responded to fan criticism over the appearance and design of the titular blue hedgehog, writing on Twitter that design changes are “going to happen.” “The message is loud and clear,” Fowler wrote on Twitter Thursday. “You aren’t happy with the design & you want changes. It’s going tp […]
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Canada: When Neighbourly Play Turns Negligent - Rogers Partners LLP

Parents frequently allow their children to play at neighbouring properties.
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UK: More Work For The Enlarged Board Of Appeal – Article 3 Simulated Patentability - Haseltine Lake LLP

Our third and final article in this series looks at the patentability of simulations.
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Cowboys COO Stephen Jones supports Chiefs OT proposal: Has 'some traction'

Patrick Mahomes watched helplessly from the sideline as Tom Brady marched the New England Patriots downfield for a touchdown in overtime of the AFC championship game. New England earned a Super Bowl berth with the score, preventing the Kansas City offense from seeing the field in the extra session because of a rule dictating that a touchdown ends the game in overtime. Unhappy that their MVP quarterback didn't have a chance to answer the Patriots score, the Chiefs proposed a rule change that...
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