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Five takeaways from Facebook's civil rights audit

A two-year audit of Facebook’s civil rights record found “serious setbacks” hurting the social network’s progress on matters such as hate speech, misinformation and bias

The Politics of the Supreme Court

In 2016, Republicans andDemocrats were not onlybattling for the presidency,a spot on the Supreme Court was also on the line.Troy Slaten "The Supreme Court picks that aPresident makes can have longlasting implications." The court has always touted. It'sapolitical nature. However,justices are selected becauseof their conservative or liberal record. Troy Slaten"Trump's Supreme Court picks havesolidified a conservativemajority for possibly thenext generation or so."00:27.250 --> 00:31.650However, recent rulings have put that conservative certainty into question.Chief Justice Roberts, sidingwith more liberal justices torule against Louisiana'sabortion law. And in a 6-3decision, the court rulingLGBTQ+ people are protectedfrom discrimination, withJustice Gorsuch even writingthe opinion. President Trumpwas not happy with thedecision. Rulings on thepresident's own taxes, birthcontrol and Obamacareexceptions and religiousschools are expected thismonth. Matt Klink It is not about politics, it's about the lawand the interpretation of the law." This isn't the firsttime a sitting president hasbeen surprised by hisappointees. Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was nominated tothe court by President Reaganand then upheld rulings forabortion rights. Now, manycourt experts say Roberts isshifting into the traditionalswing vote role, famously heldfor so long by retired Justice Kennedy.Matt Klink "Conservative judges and justices that areconfirmed don't always vote conservatively, and the same holds with liberals. And, that's what makes the SupremeCourt such a fantasticinstitution." With talk of Justice Thomas retiring andJustices: Ginsberg and Bryeraging, the balance of theSupreme Court is again in thehands of a presidential election.In 2016, Republicans andDemocrats were not onlybattling for the presidency,a spot on the Supreme Court was also on the line.Troy Slaten "The Supreme Court picks that aPresident makes can have longlasting implications." The court has always touted. It'sapolitical nature. However,justices are selected becauseof their conservative or liberal record. Troy Slaten"Trump's Supreme Court picks havesolidified a conservativemajority for possibly thenext generation or so."00:27.250 --> 00:31.650However, recent rulings have put that conservative certainty into question.Chief Justice Roberts, sidingwith more liberal justices torule against Louisiana'sabortion law. And in a 6-3decision, the court rulingLGBTQ+ people are protectedfrom discrimination, withJustice Gorsuch even writingthe opinion. President Trumpwas not happy with thedecision. Rulings on thepresident's own taxes, birthcontrol and Obamacareexceptions and religiousschools are expected thismonth. Matt Klink It is not about politics, it's about the lawand the interpretation of the law." This isn't the firsttime a sitting president hasbeen surprised by hisappointees. Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was nominated tothe court by President Reaganand then upheld rulings forabortion rights. Now, manycourt experts say Roberts isshifting into the traditionalswing vote role, famously heldfor so long by retired Justice Kennedy.Matt Klink "Conservative judges and justices that areconfirmed don't always vote conservatively, and the same holds with liberals. And, that's what makes the SupremeCourt such a fantasticinstitution." With talk of Justice Thomas retiring andJustices: Ginsberg and Bryeraging, the balance of theSupreme Court is again in thehands of a presidential election.

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World's Fastest Supercomputer Joins the Fight…

World's Fastest Supercomputer Joins the Fight Against COVID-19 Japan's Fugaku supercomputer recently surpassed a U.S. IBM machine as the world's fasted computer. Now, it's being used to help tackle the global health crisis. Satoshi Matsuoka, head of Riken Center for Computational Science, commented about the computer's capabilities. Satoshi Matsuoka, via statement Fugaku is already being used to develop a better understanding of how coronavirus can be halted in specific environments such as office spaces. Researchers hope it will help to identify potential treatments for the disease in 2021. Fugaku is able to carry out 2.8 times more calculations per second than the IBM computer known as Summit.

Canada predicts historic deficit due to pandemic…

The Canadian government is predicting a historic CDN$343 billion (US$254 billion) deficit for 2020-21 resulting from its economic and stimulus plans to battle COVID-19

Can Foods Stop the Aging Process?

Can the foods we eat stop or slow the aging process?

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Adobe Officially Confirms the End of Flash Player

Adobe Officially Confirms the End of Flash Player In 2017, the computer software company announced it would cease to produce updates for the Flash Player. Now, Adobe has confirmed that the flash player will no longer be supported after December 31. Adobe, via statement Adobe gave three years' notice to Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft so they could "migrate existing Flash content as needed to new, open standards."

CDC: Minorities affected much more in meatpacking…

A new report studying the impact of the coronavirus on workers in meat processing plants has found that 87% of people infected were racial or ethnic minorities and that at least 86 workers have died

Hot Weather Can Be A Training Plus

Working out in hot weather has several health benefits as long as it is done correctly.

Xbox Celebrates Pride Month With $250K Donation…

Xbox Celebrates Pride Month With $250K Donation and More In addition to the donation, Microsoft is "honoring" Pride month by unveiling plans for its gaming division, including a curated list of inclusive titles across both its console and PC collections. Microsoft store category manager Garron Ballard provided updates via the Xbox website. Garron Ballard, via Xbox website Garron Ballard, via Xbox website He also addressed the company's gaming roster, and revealed these titles will be highlighted throughout the month. Garron Ballard, via Xbox website Garron Ballard, via Xbox website

US consumers reduced their borrowing by $18.3…

U.S. consumers reduced their borrowing for a third straight month May as the millions of jobs lost because of the coronavirus pandemic made households less eager to take on new debt

Future Family Sizes Smaller Because of COVID?

Experts believe that due to the impacts of COVID-19, family sizes in the coming years will be smaller.

New charge filed in child torture case

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Facebook Allows Users to Turn off Political Ads

Facebook Allows Users to Turn off Political Ads Mark Zuckerberg announced that the app will give people the choice to mute ads promoting parties they are not interested in. Mark Zuckerberg, via 'USA Today' The social network's sister app, Instagram, will also have this function. It's currently rolling out in the U.S., but it will be made available in other countries later this year.

Supreme Court expected to rule on Trump tax…

The Supreme Court is expected to rule Thursday on whether Congress and the Manhattan district attorney can see President Donald Trump’s taxes and other financial records that the president has fought hard to keep private

National Coin Shortage

The coronavirus has caused yet another national shortage, this time its the very item we use to purchase goods; coins.

Victim in boat crash identified

Free PlayStation Plus Games for June 2020

Free PlayStation Plus Games for June 2020 According to 'Forbes,' 'Star Wars: Battlefront II' and 'Call Of Duty: WWII' are available next month free of charge. They follow 'Cities: Skylines' and 'Farming Simulator 19,' which dropped in May and can be downloaded until June 1. 'Battlefront' and 'Call of Duty' are first-person competitive shooters in completely different settings. They will be available to play until July 6. EA's 'Battlefront II' puts you in various scenarios from the legendary 'Star Wars' film series. Gamers can choose to play on the sides of the Empire and First Order or take part in the Resistance. In Sledgehammer Games' 'Call of Duty,' take part in multiple missions across Europe inspired by historical events. Besides the standard story mode, you can also switch over to multiplayer.

Judge dismisses GM's bribery lawsuit against Fiat…

A federal judge in Detroit has tossed out General Motors’ lawsuit alleging that rival Fiat Chrysler paid off union leaders to get better contract terms than GM

Covid-19: The Pull Of The Suburbs

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold across the world many in hard-hit U.S. cities are beginning to see the appeal of the suburbs. More space, better schools, and cheaper housing are drawing city dwellers to the burbs. We hear from Stacey Isaacs a California Realtor and Kristy Richie, a Jacksonville resident who is wanting to abandon inner-city life.

Qualifying begins for Decatur municipal election

Playstation 5 Will Offer an 'Evolution' in Sound

Playstation 5 Will Offer an 'Evolution' in Sound Sony has confirmed that the highly-anticipated console will include a 3D audio processing unit. It's possible the unit will represent a landmark moment for the PlayStation console series as a whole. Sony, via corporate strategy meeting Sony, via corporate strategy meeting Sony also explained that PlayStation 5 will offer gaming enthusiasts "experiences that were not possible before." The console is set for release later this year.

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United will warn 36,000 workers they could be…

United Airlines is sending layoff warnings to 36,000 employees, nearly half its U.S. staff

Staying Focused While Working From Home…

As we all adjust to the new normal or working from home, we share some tips and tricks on how to stay focused amidst a host of distractions.