Ex-Facebook employee bringing sharp criticisms to Congress

WASHINGTON — A former Facebook data scientist has stunned lawmakers and the public with revelations of the company’s awareness of apparent harm to some teens from Instagram and her accusations of dishonesty in its fight against hate and misinformation. Now she is coming before Congress. Frances Haugen has come forward with a wide-ranging condemnation of… Continue reading Ex-Facebook employee bringing sharp criticisms to Congress

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MacArthur Park To Temporarily Close On Oct. 15

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Los Angeles City Councilman Gil Cedillo confirmed Monday that the lakeside portion of MacArthur Park, where about 200 homeless people have taken up residence, will temporarily close on Oct. 15 for “much- needed deferred maintenance.” The park’s south side, between Alvarado and Park View streets and Wilshire Boulevard and Seventh Street,… Continue reading MacArthur Park To Temporarily Close On Oct. 15

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Herbert, Ekeler propel Chargers to 28-14 win over Raiders

INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Justin Herbert threw for three touchdowns, Austin Ekeler rushed for a career-high 117 yards and scored twice and the Los Angeles Chargers knocked the Las Vegas Raiders from the unbeaten ranks with a 28-14 victory Monday night. Los Angeles is 3-1 for the first time since 2014 and part of a three-way… Continue reading Herbert, Ekeler propel Chargers to 28-14 win over Raiders

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Biden lifts abortion referral ban on family planning clinics

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Monday reversed a ban on abortion referrals by family planning clinics, lifting a Trump-era restriction as political and legal battles over abortion grow sharper from Texas to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Department of Health and Human Services said its new regulation will restore the federal family planning program… Continue reading Biden lifts abortion referral ban on family planning clinics

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Dear Abby: Tell family game night dinner literally a pain

DEAR ABBY By Abigail Van Buren FAMILY MEALS REPEATEDLY CAUSE DIGESTION ISSUES Dear Abby: My husband was instructed by his doctor to avoid dairy due to a chronic condition that negatively impacts his daily life. Around the same time, his father and his girlfriend began implementing the keto diet into their lifestyle. We are often… Continue reading Dear Abby: Tell family game night dinner literally a pain

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UNICEF: Battered by pandemic, kids need mental health help

PARIS — Governments must pour more money and resources into preserving the mental well-being of children and adolescents, the U.N.’s child protection agency urged in a report Tuesday that sounded alarms about blows to mental health from the COVID-19 pandemic that hit poor and vulnerable children particularly hard. The United Nations Children’s Fund said its… Continue reading UNICEF: Battered by pandemic, kids need mental health help

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U.S. attorney general says authorities will target school board threats

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Merrick Garland on Monday directed federal authorities to hold strategy sessions in the next 30 days with law enforcement to address the increasing threats targeting school board members, teachers and other employees in the nation’s public schools. In a memorandum, Garland said there has been “a disturbing spike in harassment, intimidation,… Continue reading U.S. attorney general says authorities will target school board threats

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Refugee admissions hit record low, despite Biden’s reversal

SAN DIEGO — Refugee admissions to the United States fell to a record low during the 2021 budget year, despite President Joe Biden’s pledge to reverse the sharp cuts made by the Trump administration, according to figures obtained by The Associated Press. A total of 11,445 refugees were allowed into the United States during the… Continue reading Refugee admissions hit record low, despite Biden’s reversal

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Two Americans win Nobel Prize in medicine for showing how we react to heat, touch

STOCKHOLM — Two scientists won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for their discoveries into how the human body perceives temperature and touch, revelations that could lead to new ways of treating pain or even heart disease. Americans David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian separately identified receptors in the skin that respond to heat and… Continue reading Two Americans win Nobel Prize in medicine for showing how we react to heat, touch

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Brian Laundrie’s sister says her brother flew home Aug. 17, saw family Sept. 1

(NewsNation Now) — Brian Laundrie’s sister, Cassie Laundrie, took questions from a small group of protesters outside her home Monday and clarified some of the timeline around her brother’s disappearance and the death of Gabby Petito. The video, shared exclusively with Nexstar’s NewsNation, was taken by a man who claimed to know the Petito family.… Continue reading Brian Laundrie’s sister says her brother flew home Aug. 17, saw family Sept. 1

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