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Russian networks pushing conservative meme, researchers say

Twitter accounts linked to Russian influence operations are pushing a conservative meme related to the investigation of Russian election interference, researchers say.The purported Russian activity involves the hashtag #ReleaseTheMemo, a reference...

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Official: Plan to exclude Florida from drilling isn't final

The Trump administration's promise to exempt Florida from an offshore drilling plan is not a formal action, an Interior Department official said Friday in a statement that Democrats said contradicted a high-profile announcement by Interior Secretary...

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How major US stock indexes fared on Friday

Stocks closed higher Friday, driving several of the major indexes to record highs. Retailers, banks and consumer goods companies accounted for much of the latest gains, which reversed modest losses from a day earlier. Energy stocks fell along...

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Crunch time: What Amazon wants for its new HQ

Just 20 cities are left standing in the competition for Amazon's second headquarters and the 50,000 jobs it will bring.Now comes the hard part for the finalists — and for Amazon. Based on the cities that made the cut, and what the company told some...

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Facebook to emphasize 'trustworthy' news via user surveys

Facebook is taking another step to try to make itself more socially beneficial, saying it will boost news sources that its users rate as trustworthy in surveys. In a blog post and a Facebook post from CEO Mark Zuckerberg Friday, the company...

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Facebook to emphasize 'trustworthy' news via user surveys

Facebook is taking another step to try to make itself more socially beneficial, saying it will boost news sources that its users rate as trustworthy in surveys. In a blog post and a Facebook post from CEO Mark Zuckerberg Friday, the company...

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Austin Answered: What’s the story behind Austin’s ‘Ramp of Mystery’?

If you search on Google Maps for “Ramp of Mystery,” a curious Southeast Austin landmark appears, a concrete structure that leads to nowhere, sitting in an overgrown field.  It’s a steep ramp with too much of an incline to walk up easily. To the...

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Los Angeles Times loses publisher, gets union

Los Angeles Times Publisher and Chief Executive Ross Levinsohn was placed on an unpaid leave of absence amid allegations of past improper behavior, it was announced Friday.The news followed word that Times journalists had voted to join a union — a...

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Quarles lays out road map for bank regulations

The Federal Reserve's top official on financial regulation is putting forward a wide-ranging agenda for improving the way the nation's banks are regulated, saying he wants to focus on "efficiency, transparency and simplicity."Randal Quarles, the Fed's...

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French prison guards protest, 2 attacked by inmates

Two prison guards were seriously injured Friday by inmates on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica, an attack that threatened to further ignite national protests by prison guards who are demanding more security, more staff and safer handling...

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