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Bob McNair is prisoner of his own closed-mindedness

HOUSTON — At least Bob McNair, the owner of the Houston Texans football team now forced to apologize for referring to his players as “inmates” looking to run the prison, didn’t compare those players to farmhands. Or worse. Because that might really have gotten McNair into trouble with National ...

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Facebook denies ‘listening’ to conversations

Image copyright Getty Images A Facebook executive has denied the social network uses a device’s microphone to listen to what users are saying and then send them relevant ads. Rob Goldman, the tech giant’s vice-president of ads, was responding to a tweet by PJ Vogt, the presenter of a tech ...

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Facebook to show who buys political ads

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Tech giants are under pressure to improve transparency of political ads Facebook has announced measures to make political advertising on the social media platform more transparent. Political advertisers will have to verify their identity and location and their posts will carry a disclosure saying “paid ...

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Pools and sports halls ‘could be forced to close’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Council leisure facilities ‘need a cash boost’ At a town hall meeting last week, Pendle Council in Lancashire heard a solution to a looming £4bn deficit may be to close a sports hall or pool. Councillors told the meeting such a closure would be ...

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Betsy DeVos Is Giving Special Ed. Advocates a Big Headache

Move to roll back regulations reignites suspicions about DeVos The gulf of distrust between disability advocates and the U.S. Department of Education has been on full display in the wake of the Trump adminstration’s regulatory rollback efforts, illustrating how anger stirred up during Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ confirmation hearing has ...

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Tiger Woods pleads guilty to reckless driving

Tiger Woods pleaded guilty to reckless driving Friday after he was arrested for driving under the influence in May. The golf champion will enter a program for first-time DUI offenders that requires him to spend a year on probation and pay a $250 fine plus court costs. ...

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Hattiesburg High students make prosthetic arm for toddler

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Hattiesburg High students gave a local toddler a chance to enjoy many new activities when they presented her with a robotic arm Thursday. Arabella Ruff, 17 months, was born without a left forearm. The students in Stephen Jordan’s engineering and robotics class used a 3-D printer ...

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