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A top cardinal’s sex-abuse conviction is huge news in Australia. But the media can’t report it there.

A suppression order has forced newspapers to remain silent, but some journalists are pushing back.

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California considers charging residents a tax for sending text messages

California regulators are working on a plan to charge mobile phone users a text messaging fee to fund programs for low-income users.        

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The hidden historical value of ‘Battlefield V’ and its take on World War 2’s overlooked tales

The game has drawn criticism for its historical accuracy and its limited scope is far from a substitute for scholarly study, but by pushing some ...

Facebook revamps feature to highlight life milestones - CNET

Expecting a baby or buying a new car? The tech firm wants you to highlight these big moments.

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In Africa, Sickle Cell Patients Endure Pain, Discrimination

Africans who have the blood disorder sickle cell anemia met this week in the northern Cameroon town of Garoua to step up an awareness campaign. One ...

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On Technology: What Happens When Facebook Goes the Way of Myspace?

If the past teaches us anything, it will happen one day. In fact, the process might have already started.

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Facebook makes an even bigger deal of your 'Life Events'

Big milestones deserve big announcements, which is why Facebook is giving its Life Events feature a revamp. Previously, when you added a Life Event such as an engagement, new job or birth of a child (or anything you deem noteworthy enough), you could...

Facebook buildings evacuated over bomb threat

At least one of the buildings on Facebook's main campus in California was evacuated on Tuesday because of a bomb threat, police said.

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Police sound 'all clear' after bomb threat at Facebook's Silicon Valley campus

A bomb threat prompted authorities on Tuesday to evacuate a building at the Silicon Valley headquarters of Facebook Inc , police said, but gave the ...

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How ‘Subtle Asian Traits’ Became a Global Hit

A group of Asian-Australian students started a Facebook group to share jokes and memes about their experiences. Now, it has nearly a million ...

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Facebook's headquarters evacuated due to bomb threat (updated)

Tonight the police in Menlo Park, CA are on the scene near the 200 block of Jefferson Ave where the headquarters of Facebook and Instagram are located. According to local news stations KRON4 and NBC Bay Area, an anonymous tip came in to the ...

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Golding's 'Crazy Rich Asians' Performance Leads to More Roles

Even though Henry Golding garnered instant fame from starring in the smash hit Crazy Rich Asians, the British-Malaysian actor isn't sure if he'll ever eclipse his meteoric success in the box-office hit.      "I don't know how I'm going to top this year. It's all downhill from here,'' he told The Associated Press recently, with a twinge of ...

Watch: Mo Salah advances Liverpool in Champions League with nutmeg goal

Mohamed Salah scored the only goal in Liverpool's 1-0 win against Napoli in the Champions League on Tuesday at Anfield, pushing the Reds into the round of 16.

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Brazil Green Groups Prepare Climate-Change Contingency Plan

With its wooden walls and posters on protecting forests and fauna, Brazil's pavilion at the U.N. climate talks in Poland offers no hint of the angst at home and abroad over mixed messages on global warming from its president-elect. But campaign ...

Little people advocates push to change 'midget' hockey name

An organization representing people with dwarfism is pushing for Alberta hockey teams to remove the ...

Family is baffled by mysterious disappearance of Colorado mom who is 'not the kind that runs off'

Family and friends are asking for the public's help in finding a 29-year old Colorado mother who mysteriously disappeared in late November -- days ...

Family baffled by mysterious disappearance of mom who is 'not the kind that runs off'

Family and friends are asking for the public's help in finding a 29-year old Colorado mother who mysteriously disappeared in late November -- days before she allegedly sent text messages from her phone.

The 10 best Facebook alternatives for Android and iOS - CNET

Whether you're part of the #DeleteFacebook crowd or the 'Time Well Spent' movement, these are your best alternatives to the world's largest social network.

Hockey at Peggys Cove lighthouse: An instantly iconic photo

Adam Cornick said he's received a "phenomenal" response since posting the shot to his Facebook page Monday, with people excitedly sharing the nostalgic wintry shot and lauding its depiction of a quintessential East Coast experience.

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Apple Watch, Google Pixel 3, Amazon Fire TV: Talking Tech's 10 favorite gadgets of 2018

Amazon, Google, Apple and Facebook, yes, the social network, make the cut for top honors of 2018. What's on your ...

Verizon takes $4.6B charge, offers buyouts to 10,000 workers

Strong competition from Google and Facebook has slashed Yahoo and AOL's value, forcing parent company Verizon to take a $4.6 billion impairment ...

Facing pressure, McConnell agrees to criminal justice vote

President Trump had been pushing for a vote.

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Facebook Has Better Uses for Its Cash Than Stock Buybacks

Sniffing out hoaxes and better protecting users’ data, for starters. 

Google accelerating demise of Plus after new security flaw affected 52 million

Google is still having trouble protecting the personal information on its Plus service, prodding the company to accelerate its plans to shut down a little-used social network created to compete against Facebook.

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Facebook patents tech that can guess where you're going next

Facebook might not only know where you are in the future, but also where you're going next. Buzzfeed News has discovered that the social network has filed a patent application entitled "Offline Trajectories" for a technology can predict where you're...

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China, US Discuss Next Stage of Trade Talks

China and the United States discussed the road map for the next stage of their trade talks on Tuesday, during a telephone call between Chinese Vice Premier Liu He and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Trade Representative Robert ...

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