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Facebook’s survey to assess the trustworthiness of news is only 2 questions long — but says that's not an issue (FB)

Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.Stephen Lam/Reuters Facebook is asking its users to decide how trustworthy news outlets are — and its survey is only two questions long. The social network has been repeatedly criticised over the spread of misinformation and hoaxes. Facebook argues it will look at how news sources are viewed across different demographics — but it’s not ...

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US State Department: Americans are among the dozens killed during 12-hour standoff at a hotel in Kabul

An Afghan security force walks in front of the Intercontinental Hotel after an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail Americans are among the dozens of people killed in last weekend’s deadly attack at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul. At least 30 people died, according to Reuters, but the final death toll was not immediately known. Multiple reports ...

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The good times are rolling for Netflix — even with the looming threat from Disney (NFLX)

Little more than five years ago, Netflix looked like a train wreck. The company had announced then quickly aborted a widely ridiculed effort to set up its profitable DVD business as a separate operation and rename it Qwikster. Customers were incensed by a big price hike. And investors were none too happy about the company’s overseas expansion efforts, which were ...

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GOP congressman says he didn't harass a young female staffer but thought they were 'soul mates'

Rep. Patrick Meehan of Pennsylvania. Jacquelyn Martin/AP Republican Rep. Patrick Meehan of Pennsylvania reportedly settled a sexual harassment complaint from a decades-younger female aide last year. The aide alleged that Meehan grew hostile after she became involved with another man. Meehan, who is married, denied he was romantically involved with the aide, and said he viewed her as a “soul ...

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5 women have filed lawsuits against Monster Energy alleging sexual discrimination and abuse by executives

Monster Energy. Flickr/Mike Mozart Five lawsuits have been filed against Monster Energy by women alleging sexist and abusive behavior by executives.  One plaintiff claims an executive kept his job after allegedly attempting to strangle her.  The women claim that the five cases show a culture of systemic abuse and discrimination.  Monster Energy is in hot water after allegations of sexist ...

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Dozens of Britain's most-powerful men accused of attending exclusive gala where women were allegedly groped and harassed

The Dorchester Hotel in London, as seen on Google Maps. Google Maps Hostesses at an exclusive men-only black-tie charity dinner at London were allegedly repeatedly sexually harassed by guests. According to an investigation by The FT, the women were groped and propositioned. A seating plan includes numerous high-profile British figures from the world of politics and finance. A black-tie charity ...

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South Korea will ban anonymous cryptocurrency trading to help boost transparency

Shutterstock South Korea says it will ban anonymous cryptocurrency accounts used for financial transactions.  New regulations set to take effect next week will introduce a system to verify a person’s identity before they can make a crypto transaction. Cryptocurrency exchanges will also be required to share user data with local banks. South Korea houses some of the world’s largest cryptocurrency ...

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Michael Kors, Gap, and Ralph Lauren are trying a new strategy to survive the retail apocalypse — and customers are going to hate it

Discount signs at a Michael Kors store. AP Photo/John Minchillo American consumers became addicted to discounts after the recession. But heavy discounting eats into profit margins and can be detrimental to a brand’s image. Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, and Gap are scaling back on discounts after years of declining sales and profits. American consumers are addicted to discounts — and ...

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The NBA All-Star jerseys have leaked and they appear to be a gigantic advertisement for Jordan Brand's new apparel line

Twitter/sportslogosnet The 2018 NBA All-Star jerseys appear to have leaked online, sporting a black and white design and the Jordan Brand logo as opposed to the more traditional Nike swoosh. The design shares aesthetic similarities to the newly released “City of Flight” line from Jordan Brand, and it’s possible that the two are connected. Reactions to the jerseys were mixed, ...

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An Arizona woman diagnosed with the flu was actually infected with life-threatening flesh-eating bacteria

CDC An Arizona woman was thought to have the flu when she first sought out medical treatment on January 11. After several days of severe pain, doctors realized she was suffering from necrotizing fasciitis, flesh-eating disease. So far, surgeons have removed more than 30% of her soft tissue to stop the infection. Christin Lipinksi first received medical treatment for the ...

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