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Facebook is changing its 'race-blind' hate speech algorithm to prioritize flagging content it deems 'the worst of the worst,' after backlash over removing Black users' posts

Facebook is changing its 'race-blind' hate speech algorithm to prioritize flagging content it deems 'the worst of the worst,' after backlash over removing Black users' posts

1 minute ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement Facebook is changing the way that it polices hate speech on the platform, the Washington Post first reported Thursday . Facebook will stop automatically...
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US mortgage rates fall to 14th record low of 2020 as housing-market frenzy charges on

US mortgage rates fall to 14th record low of 2020 as housing-market frenzy charges on

1 minute ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement The average US 30-year fixed mortgage rate dipped to 2.71% from 2.72%, Freddie Mac said Thursday. The new level marks the rate's 14th record low of the...
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NYC's homeless student population could skyrocket due to COVID-19

NYC's homeless student population could skyrocket due to COVID-19

3 minutes ago   |   New York Post

According to Advocates for Children of New York, 111,000 children were identified as homeless during the 2019-2020 academic year - a dip of 2.2 percent from the prior term.
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New York State Police wrote 1,779 tickets to drivers in construction zones in 2020

New York State Police wrote 1,779 tickets to drivers in construction zones in 2020

3 minutes ago   |   New York Post

ALBANY - The New York State Police cracked down on speeding, refusing to wear seatbelts and using cellphones behind the wheel while driving through highway construction zones...
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Intel's ControlFlag taps AI to automatically detect errors in code

Intel's ControlFlag taps AI to automatically detect errors in code

9 minutes ago   |   Venture Beat

Intel's new AI-powered ControlFlag tool can automatically detect code errors that humans miss, according to the company.
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Intel showcases neuromorphic computing innovations at Labs Day

Intel showcases neuromorphic computing innovations at Labs Day

9 minutes ago   |   Venture Beat

At its 2020 Labs Day event, Intel detailed neuromorphic computing technologies with a range of potential real-world applications.
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Pokémon Go's December 2020 Community Day celebrates 22 Pokémon

Pokémon Go's December 2020 Community Day celebrates 22 Pokémon

11 minutes ago   |   iMore

Which Community Day Pokémon are you most excited for? What you need to know Niantic has announced the details for the final Community Day of 2020. December's Community Day will...
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NFL playoff clinching scenarios for Chiefs, Steelers, Saints in Week 13

NFL playoff clinching scenarios for Chiefs, Steelers, Saints in Week 13

15 minutes ago   |   Sporting News   |   2 articles

Three NFL teams can clinch a spot in the 2020 playoffs with a win and some help in Week 13: the Kansas City Chiefs, Pittsburgh Steelers and New Orleans Saints.
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Twitter Confirms Trump Could Be Banned After Inauguration Day For Repeated Violations

15 minutes ago   |   Forbes

Trump is currently shielded by Twitter's “World Leaders policy,” but that all changes on January 20.
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Who's Performing at the 2020 Streamy Awards: Trixie Mattel and Katya Tapped to Host

19 minutes ago   |   Newsweek

Now in its 10th year, the Streamy Awards on December 12th celebrate all the best and most popular online video creators.
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Wisconsin Supreme Court won't hear Trump election lawsuit

Wisconsin Supreme Court won't hear Trump election lawsuit

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has decided it will not hear President Donald Trump's election lawsuit. Read more ...

VP-elect Kamala Harris picks Tina Flournoy to be her chief of staff

VP-elect Kamala Harris picks Tina Flournoy to be her chief of staff

Tina Flournoy's appointment as Harris' top staffer adds to a team of advisers led by Black women. Read more ...

Volunteer bitten by tiger at Carole Baskin's Big Cat Rescue

Volunteer bitten by tiger at Carole Baskin's Big Cat Rescue

The volunteer was taken to a hospital for treatment of serious injuries after staff and other volunteers at Big Cat Rescue sought to stop the bleeding, according to Carole Baskin. Read more ...

Kentucky reports highest daily number of COVID-19 deaths for second straight day

Kentucky reports highest daily number of COVID-19 deaths for second straight day

Kentucky saw its highest number of new COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday. Read more ...

Former Presidents Obama, Bush and Clinton volunteer to get coronavirus...

Former Presidents Obama, Bush and Clinton volunteer to get coronavirus vaccine publicly to prove it's safe

Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton are volunteering to get their COVID-19 vaccines on camera to promote public confidence in the vaccine's safety... Read more ...

Former football coach Lou Holtz to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Former football coach Lou Holtz to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump will award former football coach Lou Holtz with the Presidential Medal of Freedom Thursday. Holtz, who led Notre Dame to a national... Read more ...

Anthony Davis agrees to $190 million extension with Lakers

Anthony Davis agrees to $190 million extension with Lakers

Anthony Davis is giving it another go with LeBron James in Los Angeles. The superstar forward agreed to a five-year, $190 million max deal to stay with the Los Angeles Lakers... Read more ...

Trump says William Barr hasn't looked ‘very hard' at election fraud issue

Trump says William Barr hasn't looked ‘very hard' at election fraud issue

President Trump on Thursday slammed Attorney General William Barr for not looking “very hard” at his claim that massive fraud resulted in President-elect Joe Biden's win. Barr... Read more ...

Warner Bros. to release all 2021 films on HBO Max, theaters

Warner Bros. to release all 2021 films on HBO Max, theaters

NEW YORK - In the most seismic shift by a Hollywood studio yet during the pandemic, Warner Bros. Pictures on Thursday announced that all of its 2021 film slate - including a... Read more ...

US stocks edge towards new records after jobless claims fall more than expected

US stocks edge towards new records after jobless claims fall more than expected

Summary List Placement US stocks gained slightly on Thursday after falling jobless claims offered an encouraging sign of labor-market improvement. New weekly claims for... Read more ...