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Facebook Takes Steps to Prevent Bias in the Way It Shows Ads – The New York Times

Facebook Takes Steps to Prevent Bias in the Way It Shows Ads – The New York Times
ImageFacebook agreed to stop allowing advertisers of housing, jobs or credit to block people from seeing their ads based on their race, gender or sex. Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said “We think this settlement is historic and will go a long way toward making sure that these types of discriminatory practices can’t happen,” during an interview after...

The New Zealand Shooting Victims Spanned Generations and Nationalities – The New York Times

The New Zealand Shooting Victims Spanned Generations and Nationalities – The New York Times
ImageMourning near Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Tuesday.CreditCreditAdam Dean for The New York TimesOne was a dairy farmer. Another aspired to be a pilot. One was an elder known for helping newcomers. Another was a teenager who called his mother when the shooting started. The 50 people slaughtered by a gunman at two Christchurch mosques last...

Two years after voters approved it, Florida legalizes smoking medical marijuana – CNN

Two years after voters approved it, Florida legalizes smoking medical marijuana – CNN
(CNN)Smoking medical marijuana is now legal in Florida.It's been a long time in the making. In 2016, Floridians overwhelmingly voted in favor of a constitutional amendment to allow medical marijuana. However, in 2017 then-Gov. Rick Scott signed a law that banned marijuana smoking in all forms. That ban was overturned on Monday when Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation...

At Bennu, NASA finds a mysterious, boulder-strewn asteroid – Ars Technica

At Bennu, NASA finds a mysterious, boulder-strewn asteroid – Ars Technica
Chasing Bennu — Overall, the asteroid is very dark, but it has some distinctly brighter areas. Eric Berger ...

Tijuana ranked as the most violent city in the world, top 5 located in Mexico, report says – Fox News

Tijuana ranked as the most violent city in the world, top 5 located in Mexico, report says – Fox News
The most violent city in the world is apparently right along the southern border of the United States.The border city of Tijuana was ranked the most violent city in the world last year -- and was one of four cities in Mexico to make the list's top five, according to a newly released report.The Mexican nonprofit group Citizens’ Council for Public...

Apex Legends’ patch 1.0 balances hitboxes and fixes bugs – Polygon

Apex Legends’ patch 1.0 balances hitboxes and fixes bugs – Polygon
Apex Legends’ first season has begun, and alongside the battle pass and a new character, there’s also a patch that fixes a few bugs. The main goal of this patch, according to developer Respawn Entertainment, was to better balance the Legends — specifically, to account for the characters’ various hitbox sizes. Pathfinder, Gibraltar, and Caustic all got smaller...

Donald Trump’s feud with McCain family escalates: ‘I was never a fan’ – Fox News

Donald Trump’s feud with McCain family escalates: ‘I was never a fan’ – Fox News
President Donald Trump and Meghan McCain. (AP and Fox news)The feud between President Trump and John's McCain family escalated Tuesday as a top campaign adviser clashed with daughter Meghan McCain, and the president himself declared he's "not a fan" of the late Republican...

Whom Detroit Tigers will turn to with Michael Fulmer’s season in doubt – Detroit Free Press

Whom Detroit Tigers will turn to with Michael Fulmer’s season in doubt – Detroit Free Press
Detroit Tigers pitcher Matthew Boyd and wife, Ashley, weren't looking for this cause. But ending sex slavery in Uganda has become their mission. Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press TAMPA, Fla. — They entered the final week of spring training having dodged serious i…

A $430M bargain? Why Mike Trout might be worth a billion dollars – ESPN

A $430M bargain? Why Mike Trout might be worth a billion dollars – ESPN
3:55 PM ETSam MillerESPN.com CloseESPN baseball columnist/feature writer Former editor-in-chief of Baseball Prospectus Co-author of "The Only Rule Is It Has To Work"It could easily have been $600 million, probably $700 million. To get into a real debate, you might have had to double this extension to $860 million. Mike Trout might be worth a billion dollars over the next 12...

Is LeBron still a draw for free agents to sign with Lakers? – Amico Hoops

Is LeBron still a draw for free agents to sign with Lakers? – Amico Hoops
LeBron James and the Lakers have struggled mightily in his first season in LA. March 19, 2019 Which free agent do LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers need to land most this summer? Which, if...

Caps to visit Trump White House on Monday – Russian Machine Never Breaks

Caps to visit Trump White House on Monday – Russian Machine Never Breaks
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You’ve Got Mail: Free Agency Fallout – AZCardinals.com

You’ve Got Mail: Free Agency Fallout – AZCardinals.com
From Scotty Dyer via azcardinals.com:"I was so pumped when the cardinals signed Terrell Suggs and then baller Jordan Hicks, and even though it's only day two of...