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  • Muslim civil rights group sues Facebook over hate speech

    A civil rights group is suing Facebook and its executives, saying CEO Mark Zuckerberg made “false and deceptive" statements to Congress when he said the giant social network removes hate speech and other material that violates its rules.
  • Pressure mounts on corporations to denounce GOP voting bills

    ATLANTA - Liberal activists are stepping up calls for corporate America to denounce Republican efforts to tighten state voting laws, and businesses accustomed to cozy political relationships now find themselves in the middle of a growing partisan fight over voting rights.
  • Spielberg donates Genesis Prize money to justice nonprofits

    NEW YORK - Steven Spielberg said Thursday that he will donate his $1 million Genesis Prize to 10 nonprofits that are working for racial and economic justice. The film director and his wife, actress Kate Capshaw, will match those donations with $1 million of their own.
  • The list of fireable offences has grown thanks to COVID-19

    One year ago, hosting a pizza party with co-workers or showing up to work with stomach bug symptoms were unthinkable in terms of fireable offences.
  • Asia Today: Australia OKs Pfizer vaccine, to begin in Feb.

    SYDNEY, Australia - Australia’s medical regulator has approved use of its first coronavirus vaccine, paving the way for inoculations to begin next month.
  • Louis Vuitton yoga mat made of leather draws Hindu complaint

    BOSTON - A Hindu activist is calling on luxury goods maker Louis Vuitton to pull a yoga mat made partly from cowhide leather, calling it “hugely insensitive.”
  • Social media CEOs rebuff bias claims, vow to defend election

    WASHINGTON - Under fire from President Donald Trump and his allies, the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google rebuffed accusations of anti-conservative bias at a Senate hearing Wednesday and promised to aggressively defend their platforms from being used to sow chaos in next week's election.
  • China hopes for change if Biden wins, but little likely

    BEIJING - Chinese leaders hope Washington will tone down conflicts over trade, technology and security if Joe Biden wins the Nov. 3 presidential election. But any shift is likely to be in style, not substance, as frustration with Beijing increases across the American political spectrum.
  • The Latest: New Mexico loses ground in COVID-19 spread fight

    SANTA FE, N.M. -- New Mexico is losing ground in efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 as newly reported daily infections hit a record of 488 cases.
  • Small business aid went beyond hard-hit companies, data show

    WASHINGTON - The government on Monday identified roughly 650,000 mostly small businesses and nonprofits that received taxpayer money through a federal program that was designed to soften job losses from the coronavirus but also benefited wealthy, well-connected companies and some celebrity owned firms.

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