2 black men were unjustly handcuffed at Starbucks. Now, they’re meeting with the CEO.

They were just waiting to start a business meeting. Now their story is fueling a movement that could permanently change corporate culture. Two unnamed black men were filmed being led out of a Starbucks location by six Philadelphia police officers on April 12. At the time of this post, the video had already been viewed more than 10 million times. @Starbucks The police were called because these men hadn’t ordered…

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Palm oil banned by Iceland supermarkets

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPalm oil can be found in everyday items ranging from peanut butter and chocolate to instant noodles Iceland is to stop using palm oil in own-brand products by the end of 2018. The Deeside-based chain – the first major UK supermarket to ban palm oil – said it was used in more than half of its products, from biscuits to soap. Iceland…

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Parkland kids are changing America. Here are the black teens who helped pave their way.

Illustration by Tatiana Cardenas/Upworthy. As thousands across the nation prepare to take to the streets on March 24, 2018, for The March for Our Lives, we’re taking a look at some of the root causes, long-lasting effects, and approaches to solving the gun violence epidemic in America. We’ll have a new installment every day this week. America hasn’t been the same since Feb. 14, 2018. That’s when a 19-year-old man…

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Suspected White Supremacist Died Building ISIS-Style Bombs

Benjamin Morrow was found dead with white supremacist literature and the ingredients for a notorious bomb known as the Mother of Satan. Morrow, 28, died in an explosion in the kitchen of his Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, apartment on March 5. His home was filled with bomb-making substances so volatile that firefighters chose to destroy the 16-unit apartment block in a controlled blaze, rather than let Morrows neighbors continue to live…

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Labour pledges free bus travel for young

Providing government funding to councils for free bus travel could help up to 13 million young people save as much as £1,000 a year, according to Labour. The proposal only relates to young people in England because bus policy in Scotland and Wales is handled by those nations’ respective parliaments. However, the party said it had costed the proposal for the whole of the UK and it would be a…

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7 Times Google Maps Straight Up Ruined People’s Lives

Have you ever gotten mad at Google Maps for underestimating how long a road trip would take, or telling you to turn left when it was really more of a light merge? How about for nearly leading you to an agonizing death in the desert, or nudging nations ever so slightly closer to nuclear war? People, companies, and even governments have blindly followed Google Maps to such disastrous destinations. You’d…

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Facebook plans crackdown on ad targeting by email without consent

Facebook is scrambling to add safeguards against abuse of user data as it reels from backlash over the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Now TechCrunch has learned This snippet of a message sent by a Facebook rep to a client notes that “for any Custom Audiences data imported into Facebook, Advertisers will be required to represent and warrant that proper user content has been obtained.”  shown the message, Facebook spokesperson Elisabeth Diana told…

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It’s Time for an RSS Revival

The modern web contains no shortage of horrors, from ubiquitous ad trackers to all-consuming platforms to YouTube comments, generally. Unfortunately, there's no panacea for what ails this internet we've built. But anyone weary of black-box algorithms controlling what you see online at least has a respite, one that's been there all along but has often gone ignored. Tired of Twitter? Facebook fatigued? It's time to head back to RSS. For…

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How the Senate’s tech illiteracy saved Mark Zuckerberg

Washington (CNN)All the coverage leading up to Mark Zuckerberg’s first of two days of congressional testimony on Tuesday suggested he was in for a real grilling. The rare Washington appearance comes as the Facebook CEO’s company finds itself in the midst of massive questions about data privacy and its broader role in American life. Hatch: “How do you sustain a business model in which users don’t pay for your service?”…

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How America Convinces Itself The End Is Near Every Few Years

The president of the United States of America only got elected because he scared the crap out of people with talk of America being “so weak” while its rivals were “so strong,” leaving us in “great danger within the next few years.” No, we’re not talking about Donald Trump. Those quotes were from John F. Kennedy, who also warned of a feeling that “maybe our high noon has passed, maybe…

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Politicians not invited to royal wedding

Amelia Thompson, from Dronfield Woodhouse, near Sheffield, was left traumatised after witnessing the bomb blow up after the Ariana Grande concert in May 2017. She also damaged her vocal chords from screaming in horror. Image copyright PA Image caption Reuben Litherland’s mother Jacinta said her son deserved the invitation as he does all the work for deaf-friendly cinema screenings himself Those who have received an invitation to the outside area…

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Trump Gets Mocked After Showing He Really Doesnt Know What The Post Office Does

Trump said Amazon uses “our Postal System as their Delivery Boy.” It’s in their mission:  The USPS says on its website that it’s “the only delivery service that reaches every address in the nation,” and notes that it delivers 47 percent of the world’s mail. While the USPS has for years been losing money, including a $2.7 billion net loss for the 2017 fiscal year, package delivery is one of…

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DOJ: Michael Cohen ‘under criminal investigation’

(CNN)Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, has been “under criminal investigation” for months in New York because of his business dealings, the Justice Department said Friday. Cohen’s attorneys have filed a temporary restraining order in the matter, asking the court to stop federal prosecutors from using some of the records they seized. Cohen did not appear in court Friday morning and has not been charged with a crime.

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Shannon Beador Has ‘No Interest In Engaging In A War Of Words’ After Estranged Ex David Allegedly Shut Off Her Home’s Water Amid Divorce Proceedings!

Looks like there’s drama in SoCal. As we reported, Shannon Beador split from her husband David after 17 years of marriage — which really wasn’t a huge surprise if you’ve ever seen RHOC. Last Friday, the two reached a temporary settlement in their divorce, which has seemed to cause a bit of a stir on David’s end. The 53-year-old reality star was awarded joint legal and physical custody of their…

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