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Under pressure, Facebook targets sexist hate speech

Under pressure, Facebook targets sexist hate speech | Amber's Current Issues | Scoop.it
Under pressure from activists and advertisers, Facebook says it's increasing efforts to stamp out hate speech, particularly depictions of violence against women.
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U.S. safety board proposes tougher drunk-driving threshold

A decade-old benchmark for determining when a driver is legally intoxicated should be lowered to 0.05, federal safety officials said Tuesday.
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Three Ohio women found alive after being missing for a decade; 3 men arrested

Three Ohio women found alive after being missing for a decade; 3 men arrested | Amber's Current Issues | Scoop.it
“Help me, I’m Amanda Berry.” With one frantic 911 call on Monday evening, three women missing for years were found in a Cleveland house where they had been held against their will by three brothers, police in Ohio said.
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The power of one wrong tweet

The power of one wrong tweet | Amber's Current Issues | Scoop.it
Misinformation can spread quickly on Twitter, each retweet exposing it to wider audiences and even resulting in real world impacts.
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Cicadas returning after 17-year sleep

Cicadas returning after 17-year sleep | Amber's Current Issues | Scoop.it
The sound heralds the arrival of an unusual insect — the periodical cicada — that will emerge by the millions from a sedentary underground slumber in relentless pursuit of a prime directive to make the next generation of cicadas.
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N.R.A. Details Plan for Armed School Guards

N.R.A. Details Plan for Armed School Guards | Amber's Current Issues | Scoop.it
Officers and a bomb-sniffing dog were on hand as the rifle association unveiled its plan to train and arm security guards at every school in the nation.
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A fate worse than death for scores of African women

A fate worse than death for scores of African women | Amber's Current Issues | Scoop.it
Obstetric fistula affects an estimated 2 million African women but is nearly unheard of in the West.
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Gay marriage clears Minnesota House; Senate set to vote Monday

Gay marriage clears Minnesota House; Senate set to vote Monday | Amber's Current Issues | Scoop.it
Minnesota took a big step toward becoming the 12th state in the nation to legalize gay marriage.
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Man stabbed 4 church members because he thought choir leader ‘was a Mason’ 

Man stabbed 4 church  members because he thought choir leader ‘was a Mason’  | Amber's Current Issues | Scoop.it
The man accused of stabbing four churchgoers during Sunday Mass told police he was after the choir leader because he thought the man was a Mason.
According to a criminal complaint, Lawrence Capener, 24, said he was going after the choir leader at St.
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US authorities interview Boston bombing suspects' parents in Russia

US authorities interview Boston bombing suspects' parents in Russia | Amber's Current Issues | Scoop.it
As authorities try to piece together what may have motivated suspects accused in deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon, a team of U.S. investigators has traveled to southern Russia to interview the brothers' parents.
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St. Charles returns Minnesota Proppant money; proposed frac-sand facility appears dead; future plans are unknown

St. Charles returns Minnesota Proppant money; proposed frac-sand facility appears dead; future plans are unknown | Amber's Current Issues | Scoop.it
The city of St. Charles has cut its last tie to a company that wanted to build a 300-acre frac sand facility just outside city limits.
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Gay couple fights for right to marry in epic high court fight

Gay couple fights for right to marry in epic high court fight | Amber's Current Issues | Scoop.it
Plaintiffs in an epic Supreme Court case say fighting California's Proposition 8, which prohibits gay marriage, "is about our rights and our liberties."
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