Facebook now paying $18 an hour to block suicide videos

Facebook now paying $18 an hour to block suicide videos

Facebook is giving its content moderators a raise, months after a series of media reports shed light on the often harsh working conditions for the people keeping the social network’s platform safe. The minimum wage for content moderators at the social media company, most of whom work as independent contractors rather than full employees, will be $18 per hour, Facebook announced Monday. Moderators working in New York, Washington, D.C., and the Bay Area will earn…

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Disciplinary trial for officer in “I can’t breathe” death

Disciplinary trial for officer in “I can’t breathe” death

A long-delayed disciplinary trial is set to begin for the New York City police officer accused of using a banned chokehold in the July 2014 death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man whose pleas of “I can’t breathe” became a rallying cry against police brutality. Officer Daniel Pantaleo’s trial is scheduled to start Monday at police headquarters. Protesters demanding Pantaleo be fired blocked Manhattan’s busy FDR Drive Monday morning, causing major backups during the morning…

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Trump meets controversial Hungarian leader — live stream

Trump meets controversial Hungarian leader — live stream

President Trump is holding a series of meetings with controversial Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Monday. Orban, an early supporter of Europe’s growing right-wing populist movement, campaigned to be Hungary’s prime minister on a nationalist-heavy agenda, and refers to Hungary as an “illiberal democracy.” Orban won a fourth term in April 2018, whipping up support by promising to protect the country’s sovereignty against the European Union and its Christian majority from Muslim migrants.  The Hungarian prime…

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Stocks drop after China slaps more tariffs on U.S. products

Stocks drop after China slaps more tariffs on U.S. products

U.S. stocks dropped on Monday after a series of escalations in the U.S.-China trade war. The Dow lost 620 points, or 2.4%, as of 12:25 p.m. Eastern Time. The S&P 500 lost 2.4% while the tech-heavy Nasdaq composite lost 3.2%. China announced Monday it would impose tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. goods starting June 1. The move is a response to the U.S. on Friday increasing its import tariffs on $200 billion of…

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Author pays price for tweet about transit worker eating on train

Author pays price for tweet about transit worker eating on train

A writer on the verge of releasing her debut novel is facing backlash after she posted a picture on Twitter of a public transit worker eating on a train and reported details about the woman to her bosses. Natasha Tynes later apologized on Twitter and deleted her post before making her account private, but the publishing house distributing her novel dropped her and her publisher delayed the planned release of the book. The response to…

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China retaliates against Trump trade tariffs

China retaliates against Trump trade tariffs

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China tariff retaliation clobbers U.S. stocks

China tariff retaliation clobbers U.S. stocks

U.S. stocks dropped on Monday after a series of escalations in the U.S.-China trade war. The Dow lost 545 points, or 2.1%, in the first hour of trading. The S&P 500 lost 2.2% while the tech-heavy Nasdaq composite lost 2.8%. China announced Monday it would impose tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. goods starting June 1. The move is a response to the U.S. on Friday increasing its import tariffs on $200 billion of…

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From 2008: Doris Day, the “Girl Next Door”

From 2008: Doris Day, the “Girl Next Door”

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Doris Day, singer and Hollywood icon, dead at 97

Doris Day, singer and Hollywood icon, dead at 97

Hollywood icon Doris Day dead at 97 Doris Day, the Academy Award-winning singer of “Que Será, Será” and a Golden Age of Hollywood movie icon, died on Monday at 97 from complications of pneumonia, according to her foundation. Day had an enormously popular entertainment career, and is one of the top ranked female box-office stars of all time.  She also hosted the CBS sitcom “The Doris Day Show” from 1968-1973. Day was an accomplished singer,…

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Packers QB Aaron Rodgers makes cameo on “Game of Thrones”

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers makes cameo on “Game of Thrones”

Football fans watching Sunday night’s fiery “Game of Thrones” episode may have caught a familiar face in the crowd. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers made a surprise cameo on the show and it didn’t last long.  The Packers superstar confirmed on Instagram that he played a role on the popular television show for its fifth episode of season eight, titled “The Bells,” and he was grateful for it.  “It was just for a few…

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