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Apple, Google Continue Inclusive Push with New Emojis

Apple, Google Continue Inclusive Push with New Emojis

Jul 17
Apple and Google are rolling out dozens of new emojis that of course include cute critters, but the tech giants also continue to push the boundaries of inclusion and diversity.

House Vote Condemns Trump's Tweets, Draws Some GOP Support

House Vote Condemns Trump's Tweets, Draws Some GOP Support

By Alan Fram and Darlene Superville | Jul 17
In a remarkable political repudiation, the Democratic-led U.S. House voted to condemn President Donald Trump's "racist comments" against four congresswomen of color, despite protestations by Trump's Republican congressional allies.

Trump Defends Tweets About 4 Dem Women of Color

Trump Defends Tweets About 4 Dem Women of Color

By Zeke Miller, Jill Colvin, and Jonathan Lemire | Jul 16
President Donald Trump says his tweets telling four female Democratic lawmakers of color to "go back" to the broken countries from which they came were "NOT Racist."

Facebook's New Currency Plan under Scrutiny in Congress

Facebook's New Currency Plan under Scrutiny in Congress

By Marcy Gordon | Jul 16
Facebook's ambitious plan to create a financial eco-system based on a digital currency faces questions from lawmakers, as it's shadowed by negative comments from President Donald Trump, his treasury secretary and the head of the Federal Reserve.

Deals, Protests During Amazon Prime Day

Deals, Protests During Amazon Prime Day

By Mae Anderson | Jul 16
The company's fifth annual Prime Day now stretches two days, Monday and Tuesday, invented as an effort to try to drum up sales during sluggish summer months and sign up more users for its Prime loyalty program.

Former Iowa Official Wins $1.5M in Discrimination Case

Former Iowa Official Wins $1.5M in Discrimination Case

By David Pitt | Jul 16
Former Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and a staffer discriminated against the state's then-commissioner of workers' compensation in 2011 because he's gay, and the ex-official is entitled to $1.5 million for emotional distress, a jury said Monday.

Indiana Police Officer Who Fatally Shot Black Man Resigns

Indiana Police Officer Who Fatally Shot Black Man Resigns

Jul 16
A white Indiana police officer who fatally shot a black man, sparking protests and roiling the presidential campaign of South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, has resigned, the local police union announced Monday.

Trump Renews Racist Criticism, Says Many Agree with Him

Trump Renews Racist Criticism, Says Many Agree with Him

By Zeke Miller, Jill Colvin, and Jonathan Lemire | Jul 16
Defiant in the face of widespread criticism, President Trump renewed his belligerent call for four Democratic congresswomen of color to get out of the U.S. "right now."

'Many People Agree with Me': Trump Digs in on Racist Tweets

'Many People Agree with Me': Trump Digs in on Racist Tweets

By Jill Colvin, Jonathan Lemire and Calvin Woodward | Jul 15
Unbowed by searing criticism, President Donald Trump on Monday emphatically defended his tweet calling on four Democratic congresswomen of color to go back to their "broken and crime infested" countries.

More to Come: FTC Fine Doesn't Spell Closure for Facebook

More to Come: FTC Fine Doesn't Spell Closure for Facebook

By Barbara Ortutay | Jul 15
Facebook may be close to putting a Federal Trade Commission investigation behind it. But it faces a variety of other probes in Europe and the U.S., some of which could present it with even bigger headaches.

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