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January 14, 2019 - 8:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Kylie Jenner's birth announcement is no longer the most-liked post on Instagram. A photo of a simple brown egg has more than 27 million likes, surpassing the 18 million generated last year when Jenner posted a photo of her daughter Stormi. The photo was posted Jan. 4 on the...
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January 13, 2019 - 5:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An announcer has apologized for a remark about a Native American player during a lacrosse game that he and the team called "insensitive," with both team and league vowing disciplinary action. Georgia Swarm forward Lyle Thompson said on social media that Philadelphia Wings...
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January 13, 2019 - 7:55 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Accusations of racism have engulfed a South African school after a photograph appearing to show white and black children separated by race circulated on social media. Authorities are investigating the school, which says it does not tolerate racism and was besieged by protesters...
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Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, 18, center, stands with Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland, right, as she arrives at Toronto Pearson International Airport, on Saturday, Jan.12, 2019. The Saudi teen fled her family while visiting Kuwait and flew to Bangkok, where she barricaded herself in an airport hotel and launched a Twitter campaign that drew global attention to her case. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his government would accept her as a refugee. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)
January 13, 2019 - 12:40 am
TORONTO (AP) — Tired but smiling, an 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she feared death if deported back home arrived Saturday in Canada, which offered her asylum in a case that attracted global attention after she mounted a social media campaign. "This is Rahaf Alqunun, a very brave new Canadian,"...
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January 12, 2019 - 9:51 am
BARRON, Wis. (AP) — In a story Jan. 11 about Wisconsin teenager Jayme Closs being found alive nearly three months after she vanished from the family home, The Associated Press misidentified Steve Lykken as president of the Jennie-O Turkey Store in Barron. Jeannie-O Turkey Store is a national brand...
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Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun walks in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Alqunun, the 18-year old Saudi woman who fled her family to seek asylum, remains in Thailand under the care of the U.N. refugee agency as she awaits a decision by a third country to accept her as a refugee. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
January 11, 2019 - 11:18 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — An 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she was abused by her family and feared for her life if deported back home left Thailand on Friday night for Canada, which has granted her asylum, officials said. The fast-moving developments capped an eventful week for Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun. She...
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January 11, 2019 - 4:42 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Green Book" co-writer Nick Vallelonga has apologized for a 2015 tweet about Muslims and 9/11 that has resurfaced. In the tweet, he said then-presidential-candidate Donald Trump was correct that television news on 9/11 showed Muslims in Jersey City cheering and he had seen it...
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FILE - This Nov. 1, 2017 file photo shows prints of some of the Facebook ads linked to a Russian effort to disrupt the American political process and stir up tensions around divisive social issues, released by members of the U.S. House Intelligence committee, in Washington. According to a study published Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 in Science Advances, people over 65 and conservatives shared far more false information in 2016 on Facebook than others. Researchers say that for every piece of “fake news” shared by young adults or moderates or super liberals, senior citizens and very conservatives shared about 7 false items. Experts say seniors might not discern truth from fiction on social media as easily. They say sheer volume of pro-Trump false info may have skewed the sharing numbers to the right. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)
January 09, 2019 - 2:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sharing false information on Facebook is old. People over 65 and ultra conservatives shared about seven times more fake information masquerading as news on the social media site than younger adults, moderates and super liberals during the 2016 election season, a new study finds...
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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2019, file photo released by the Immigration Bureau, Saudi woman Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, foreground, walks by Chief of Immigration Police Maj. Gen. Surachate Hakparn, right, before leaving the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand. Australia says it is considering granting the Saudi who fled from her family refugee resettlement based on referral by the U.N. (Immigration police via AP, File)
January 09, 2019 - 8:52 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Australia's government said Wednesday that it will assess the resettlement case of a Saudi woman who fled from her family now that the United Nations has deemed her a refugee, taking the woman's high-profile quest for asylum a step forward. The Department of Home Affairs confirmed in...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens in New York's Times Square. Facebook is defending itself against allegations that it allows illegal content in violation of Vietnam’s cybersecurity law. The social media giant said Wednesday that it had a clear process for reporting and handling content that violates laws. AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 09, 2019 - 3:22 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Facebook is defending itself against allegations that it allows illegal content in violation of Vietnam's cybersecurity law. The social media giant said Wednesday that it had a clear process for reporting and handling content that violates laws. The company said it had...
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