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Loyalty360 Reads: May 16, 2019

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loyalty360.org - Programs BP Introduces BPme The convenience store is relaunching its loyalty program under the name BPme, which “will reward high value consumers with 5 cents off every time they fill up using the BP…
WORLD
Facebook Targets Michelle Malkin: Gives Pass to Antifa | The American Spectator | Politics is too important to be taken seriously.

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spectator.org - Facebook has censored Michelle Malkin — for protesting censorship. Meanwhile, as noted in this space just last week, Facebook has no problem with the pro-fascist and deliberately misnamed “Antifa” — …
POLITICS
Colorado police officer resigns after video shows him pulling gun on black man picking up trash

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thehill.com - A white Colorado police officer has resigned after being caught on video drawing his gun on a black man who said he was picking up trash at his property. The city of Boulder said in a statement Thurs…
POLITICS
Republican lawmaker indicted for trying to sell his vote

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shareblue.com - Michigan state Rep. Larry Inman allegedly sent text messages asking for campaign donations in return for his vote on a wage bill. Michigan state Rep. Larry Inman (R) was indicted on Tuesday by a fede…
ENVIRONMENT
Marianne Williamson Is a Lefty With Soul

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nymag.com - She’s not being taken seriously by the political professionals: One of her biggest problems so far is convincing pollsters to include her in candidate preference questions so she can display some pop…
BUSINESS
183 Republicans vote against making prescription drugs cheaper

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shareblue.com - Republicans also rejected provisions aimed at strengthening protections for people with preexisting conditions. House Democrats overcame massive opposition from Republicans to pass a bill aimed at re…
LEISURE
I.M. Pei, Master Architect Whose Buildings Dazzled the World, Dies at 102

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www.nytimes.com - But political objections to the library’s original site in Cambridge delayed the project for years, and by the time it was built, both the new site, at Columbia Point in Boston Harbor, and the scaled…
SCIENCE
Faster smarter JavaScript debugging in Firefox DevTools – Mozilla Hacks - the Web developer blog

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hacks.mozilla.org - Script debugging is one of the most powerful and complex productivity features in the web developer toolbox. Done right, it empowers developers to fix bugs quickly and efficiently. So the question fo…
TECHNOLOGY
Google+ dies today

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mashable.com - You've probably forgotten all about it already, but today, April 2, is the day Google officially shuts down its social network, Google+. The company disabled the creation of new accounts in February,…
BUSINESS
Wells Fargo Banker Pleads Guilty To Helping Launder Millions For Sinaloa Cartel

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www.zerohedge.com - A 30-year-old Wells Fargo personal banker pleaded guilty on Thursday to knowingly opening bank accounts for people working with the Sinaloa cartel for money laundering purposes. Luis Figueroa of Tiju…
BUSINESS
Nigel Farage’s funding secrets revealed

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www.channel4.com - Millionaire insurance tycoon Arron Banks spent close to half a million pounds funding Nigel Farage, who is now the Brexit Party leader. Mr Banks is currently under investigation by the National Crime…
ART & ENTERTAINMENT
Herman Wouk, Pulitzer Prize-winning master of sweeping historical fiction, dies at 103

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www.washingtonpost.com - By Becky Krystal Becky Krystal Reporter covering topics related to food Email Bio Follow May 17 at 12:28 PM Herman Wouk, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the Navy drama “The Caine Mutiny” whose s…
POLITICS
Democrats Passed A Historic LGBT Rights Bill. Conservatives Say It’s An Attack On Women.

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www.buzzfeednews.com - The House of Representatives on Friday passed the Equality Act in a historic milestone for the nation’s most comprehensive bill to protect LGBT rights. The 236–173 vote led by Democrats with sends th…
STORIES
Poland raises jail terms for child abuse after church documentary

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www.theguardian.com - Poland has raised jail terms for convicted paedophiles to a maximum of 30 years after a groundbreaking documentary on child sexual abuse among Polish priests prompted public outrage. MPs voted overwh…
EDUCATION
Colorado gives undocumented students access to financial aid for college

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www.denverpost.com - Mariana Pascual of Colorado Springs is a Dreamer — a young person brought to the United States as an undocumented child — as well as a student body president and an aspiring teacher. “As of now, I fe…
POLITICS
Facebook temporarily suspends Candace Owens over post about ‘liberal supremacy’

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www.foxnews.com - Facebook temporarily suspended Conservative commentator Candace Owens for violating its Community Standards, according to Facebook. Facebook temporarily suspended – then restored -- conservative comm…
WORLD
An Arizona Prisoner Was Sent a Book Critical of the Criminal Justice System. Now, the State Has Banned It

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www.theroot.com - In one of the most memorable passages of his seminal autobiography, civil rights leader Malcolm X made explicit the impact his in-prison education had on him. Arrested on charges of larceny and sente…
BUSINESS
Sex Abuse Scandal May Drive Boy Scouts of America to Bankruptcy

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fortune.com - The Boy Scouts of America is considering filing for bankruptcy as the scope of a decades-long sex abuse scandal becomes clear. A researcher for the youth organization, hired to analyze records from 1…
SCIENCE
Third-Party Apps Exposed Over 540 Million Facebook Records

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www.wired.com - Researchers at the cybersecurity firm UpGuard have discovered two troves of unprotected Facebook user data sitting on Amazon’s servers, exposing hundreds of millions of records about users, including…
LEISURE
A Name To Know: Gérard Bertrand

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jillbarth.wordpress.com - When I visited the Languedoc for the first time, it was with the name Gérard Bertrand fresh in my mind. I’d had the opportunity to read about Bertrand’s work and my friend had mentioned, more than on…
SCIENCE
Sunscreen Chemicals Soak All the Way Into Your Bloodstream

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www.wired.com - By now, you’ve probably been taught to gird your sun-starved skin for battle with cancer-causing cosmic rays every time you go outside. Choose a spray, choose a lotion, but by heavens, choose somethi…
SCIENCE
The 1 Question That Can Determine Whether Or Not A Job Is Right For You Long-Term

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www.forbes.com - Social contagion determines a lot of who you'll become. Even people with three degrees of separation from you can impact everything from your health to the state of your marriage. Unsplash When you'r…
BUSINESS
More women at workplace could boost economies by 35 percent

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www.thewomenz.com - Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the IMF since 2011 in an interview recently highlighted on the problems of combating sexism and bringing more women into the workplace said some countries rank…
LEISURE
Breaking Down The 22 Best Whiskeys 2019: Bourbon, Rye, Single-Malt, And Blends

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brobible.com - Few things in life compare to the joy of drinking the best whiskey on the planet. I love whiskey in all forms (Bourbon, Single Malt, Blended Whiskey, Rye, etc) and from time to time here at BroBible …
POLITICS
Flynn + Trump + Mueller Report = Holy Shittlestix (Updated)

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maddogpac.com - For your edification below I’ve provided you with a cheat sheet so you can know where to look in the Special Counsel’s Report. As detailed on the DOJ -Special Counsel webpage: On May 17, 2017, Robert…
BUSINESS
One year in, GDPR seems to have helped Google & Facebook

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www.fastcompany.com - Last year, the long-awaited General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) laws went into effect throughout the European Union. They were essentially new rules that overhauled how digital companies gather…
SPORTS
Suspected illegal immigrant charged with murdering 12 elderly women by smothering them with pillows

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www.theblaze.com - A suspected illegal immigrant in Texas, who was already in jail on one murder charge, was charged this week with 11 additional murders of elderly women, according to The Dallas Morning News. Billy Ch…
TECHNOLOGY
TPS Consulting Daily

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followme4.blogspot.com - Loyalty360 Reads: May 15, 2019 Shared by Loyalty360 loyalty360.org - Programs Loyalty Isn’t Dead While some have argued that customer loyalty initiatives are ineffective in the digital era, Matthew K…
BUSINESS
Exclusive: FBI targets Johnson & Johnson, Siemens, GE, Philips in Brazil graft case - sources - Reuters

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www.reuters.com - RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The U.S. FBI is investigating corporate giants Johnson & Johnson, Siemens AG, General Electric Co and Philips for allegedly paying kickbacks as part of a scheme involving m…
SCIENCE
Single neutron star merger supplied half the Solar System’s plutonium

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arstechnica.com - We are all, as Carl Sagan said, star-dust. You might think that since most stars are pretty much the same, all star-dust is equal. But we have evidence that some star-dust is more equal than others. …
POLITICS
WA gov signs 7 new gun bans, confiscation laws

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americanmilitarynews.com - On Tuesday, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee approved a series of bills that will tighten the state’s gun laws. The new laws restrict access in a number of ways, including bans on ghost guns and red flag c…
TECHNOLOGY
Creator claims Lenovo stole foldable Moto Razr video it played at a press event

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arstechnica.com - Up top is Richard Lai's footage of the Lenovo event. On the bottom is a screenshot from Khan's YouTube video. Lenovo's smartphone division has once again been caught misleading the press on its futur…
TECHNOLOGY
Opinion | Can Facebook Be Fixed? Should It Be?

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www.nytimes.com - Yes, absolutely break up Facebook. But that is not enough. Federal law (the Communications Decency Act) protects social media giants from the responsibilities by which traditional media must abide. E…
BUSINESS
“America Makes a Lot of Money off the Sick”

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jacobinmag.com - On May 6, two thousand unionized nurses, technicians, and support staff at Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio began National Nurses’ Week by going on strike after nearly a year o…
SCIENCE
SpaceX scrubs second attempt to launch 60 Starlink satellites [Updated]

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arstechnica.com - 9pm ET Update: Another day, another scrub for SpaceX and its mission to launch a batch of internet satellites. About two hours prior to the opening of Thursday night's launch window, the company canc…
SCIENCE
Rocket Report: Falcon 9 rocket muscles up, ULA to conduct reuse test

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arstechnica.com - Welcome to Edition 1.49 of the Rocket Report! Another week has come and gone, and we find ourselves in the middle of May. For Houston, where this report originates, this essentially means the beginni…
SCIENCE
Genetic self-experimenting “biohacker” under investigation by health officials

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arstechnica.com - Prominent genetic "biohacker" Josiah Zayner is under investigation by California state officials for practicing medicine without a license. Zayner has a background in biophysics and runs a company ca…
SCIENCE
The Worst Nuclear Accident in History Turned Chernobyl Into Something Nobody Expected

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www.sciencealert.com - Reactor number four of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant suffered an explosion during a technical test on April 26, 1986. As a result of the accident, in the then Soviet Union, more than 400 times mo…
SCIENCE
Le premier ministre conclut une visite productive en France

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pm.gc.ca - Le premier ministre Justin Trudeau a conclu aujourd'hui sa visite en France, où il a adhéré à l’Appel à l’action de Christchurch et fait valoir la vision du Canada pour rétablir la confiance des cito…
BUSINESS
Macron defends his startup-friendly policies – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - For the third year as president, France’s President Emmanuel Macron talked to the French tech ecosystem at VivaTech in Paris. This time, he used the opportunity to defend his policies so far and say …
BUSINESS
Perspectives: Bernie Sanders: Banks have been ripping off Americans for too long. I have a plan to end it

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www.cnn.com - Today's modern-day loan sharks are no longer lurking on street corners breaking kneecaps to collect their payments. They wear Armani suits and work on Wall Street, where they make obscene compensatio…
TECHNOLOGY
Amazon now sells flight tickets in India – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Indians can already use Amazon to pay for their mobile bills and borrow money to purchase items, but now there’s more. This week, the ecommerce giant quietly introduced an additional feature to its s…
TECHNOLOGY
As Quibi reportedly seeks another $1 billion, rival service Fiction Riot fills out its programming slate – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Even as Quibi, the short form video platform from Jeffrey Katzenberg’s WndrCo, reportedly looks to raise another $1 billion, rival service Fiction Riot continues to steadily build out its pipeline of…
ART & ENTERTAINMENT
Netflix takes on ‘Project Runway’ with new competition series co-hosted by Queer Eye star – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Netflix is launching its own take on Project Runway, and it’s bringing in Queer Eye’s Tan France to host. While Project Runway has grown to become one of the most popular fashion-focused reality show…
BUSINESS
Postmates CEO Bastian Lehmann is coming to Disrupt SF – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - It’s a busy time for Postmates . The logistics and delivery company is prepping for its IPO on the back of a fresh $100 million raise in February. However, founder and CEO Bastian Lehmann is still ca…
BUSINESS
‘Crypto exchange’ Goxtrade caught using other people’s photos on its staff page – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Alleged cryptocurrency exchange Goxtrade bills itself as a “trusted platform for trading bitcoins,” but its staff page is filled with photos of people pulled seemingly at random from the internet. Th…
ENVIRONMENT
HPE is buying Cray for $1.3 billion – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - HPE announced it was buying Cray for $1.3 billion, giving it access to the company’s high-performance computing portfolio, and perhaps a foothold into quantum computing in the future. The purchase pr…
BUSINESS
Under the hood on Zoom’s IPO, with founder and CEO Eric Yuan – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Extra Crunch offers members the opportunity to tune into conference calls led and moderated by the TechCrunch writers you read every day. This week, TechCrunch’s Kate Clark sat down with Eric Yuan, t…
BUSINESS
Australia’s design unicorn, Canva, picks up two free image-sharing services, and launches new photo product – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Canva, the design and publishing platform taking on Adobe, PowerPoint, and others, has acquired the free stock image providers Pexels and Pixabay and launched a new subscription service for its premi…
TECHNOLOGY
Jeff Bezos personally dumps a truckload of dirt on FedEx’s future – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Amazon wants to be plenty of things, the most predictable of which is its ambition to control America’s shipping backbone. The company’s efforts to bring users whatever they desire in 24 hours requir…
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