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Americans were less tolerant of LGBT people in 2017

Americans were less accepting of LGBT citizens in 2017 than they were in the last four years, a new survey found. Only 49% of heterosexual adults said they were “very” or “somewhat” comfortable around LGBT people in some situations, the Accelerating Acceptance report released on Thursday at the ...

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No more rallies inside Mississippi Capitol, leaders say

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Top Mississippi lawmakers said Thursday that they take full responsibility for an event that violated a policy against rallies being held inside the state Capitol. Hundreds of people gathered in the Capitol rotunda Tuesday for an event promoting “school choice” — allowing people to pay for ...

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Airbnb brings on American Express CEO to board of directors

Airbnb has appointed Kenneth I. Chenault, the outgoing CEO of American Express, to its board of directors. The announcement comes one week after Facebook appointed Chenault to its board of directors. “As the CEO of American Express, Ken has built one of the most successful trust-based companies in the world,” ...

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Davos co-chair: Why your backyard might save the planet

In 1764, British weaver James Hargreaves invented the spinning jenny, a mechanized yarn-spinning machine that enabled one person in a textile factory to do the work of eight. Industrial innovation of this kind transformed what had been a rural workforce, and among the new industrial workforce were young children often ...

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The battle for consumers gets physical (instead of virtual)

Tom Goodwin is EVP, head of innovation at Zenith Media. More posts by this contributor: The world’s largest taxi firm, Uber, is buying cars. The world’s most popular media company, Facebook, now commissions content. The world’s most valuable retailer is now Amazon, and has more than 350 stores. And the ...

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Apple could be redesigning the iBooks app

As AppleInsider first spotted, the first beta of iOS 11.3 includes a subtle change. iBooks is now called Books. And Mark Gurman thinks it could be a sign that there will be bigger changes with Apple’s ebook reading app. According to Bloomberg, Apple is working on a new design for ...

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School league tables: See how your secondary school has done

Image copyright Thinkstock More than one in eight secondary schools in England is below the standard deemed acceptable by ministers, league table data shows. The secondary school league tables have just been published, featuring the results of the first pupils to sit new, tougher GCSEs in English and maths. Some ...

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