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DOJ sues Facebook, says it discriminated against U.S. workers by reserving jobs for temporary visa holders

2 minutes ago   |   CNBC   |   2 articles

Facebook faces a new lawsuit from the DOJ alleging it discriminated against U.S. workers by reserving positions for temporary visa holders.
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Satellite-tagged bottles show promise for tracking plastic litter through rivers

4 minutes ago   |   Science Daily

A new study demonstrates the potential for plastic bottles tagged with tracking devices to deepen our understanding of how plastic pollution moves through rivers.
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LeBron James and Anthony Davis Sign Up for Lakers' Bright Future

6 minutes ago   |   NY Times

The N.B.A. champions signed their two most important players to new or longer contracts on successive days, after upgrading other areas of their roster.
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Sam Darnold: I take full responsibility for the way I've played

10 minutes ago   |   NBC Sports

Another disappointing Jets season is coming to an end and this may be the last one for quarterback Sam Darnold. The Jets are 0-11 and on track for the No. 1 overall pick if...
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Women-More Than Half Of U.S. Population-Only See Themselves On Screen 38% Of The Time, Study Finds

10 minutes ago   |   Forbes

There's still a lot of room for improvement when it comes to showing America's diversity on television, according to a new Nielson report.
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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

10 minutes 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

12 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

12 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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Company trying to ‘escape responsibility' in fatal architect suit

Company trying to ‘escape responsibility' in fatal architect suit

12 minutes ago   |   New York Post

The company accused of letting a falling chunk of façade kill an architect claims it doesn't own the building - despite being listed as the “long-term owner” on the building's...
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New York City to receive 500,000 Covid-19 doses but faces the battle of buy-in

New York City to receive 500,000 Covid-19 doses but faces the battle of buy-in

14 minutes ago   |   Politico

NEW YORK - New York City will receive nearly half a million Covid-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna this month for health care workers in high-risk settings and residents and...
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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 ...