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  • Judge orders reopening of DACA, after 90-day delay

    Another federal judge has overruled the Trump administration’s efforts to end a popular immigration program — this time saying the government has to accept new applications. The ruling on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, however, won’t take immediate effect, with the judge delaying the ruling for 90 days to allow the administration to make its case in a new memo justifying the end of the program. Similar to the other rulings, Judge John Bates concluded that the wind-down […]

  • Rapper Meek Mill granted bail

    Meek Mill will soon leave prison. After spending nearly five months in jail following a controversial November ruling, the Philadelphia rapper, who received a sentence of two to four years in prison for violating probation, was granted bail on Tuesday by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. “I’d like to thank God, my family, my friends, my attorneys, my team at Roc Nation including JAY-Z, Desiree Perez, my good friend Michael Rubin, my fans, The Pennsylvania Supreme Court and all my public […]

  • For Waffle House bravery, lawmakers hail James Shaw Jr. as ‘Tennessee’s hero’

    When a gunman entered an Antioch, Tennesee, diner and opened fire on patrons, Brennan McMurray and James Shaw Jr. bolted toward the back door. In the back of the Waffle House, McMurray try to funnel customers, including his best friend, Shaw, into the restaurant’s bathrooms. “He sometimes doesn’t listen to me,” McMurray said, standing next to Shaw on the floor of the state House of Representatives on Tuesday, “and this, by far, is the best time that you haven’t listened […]

  • Accused Toronto van driver once praised Santa Barbara mass killer

    Alek Minassian, the man accused of steering a white rental van down a packed Toronto street killing 10 people and leaving 15 others injured, apparently praised the killer in a 2014 attack near the University of California, Santa Barbara. Just before Monday’s deadly attack, Minassian wrote on his Facebook page: “All hail the Supreme Gentleman Elliot Rodger!” Here’s what we know about Minassian: Who is he? – Minassian, 25, is from Richmond Hill, Ontario, Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders said. […]

  • How much exercise your kid needs, based on the latest research

    It’s a question with an answer that researchers are still trying to better understand: How much exercise do kids need on a daily basis? In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that children and adolescents should get at least an hour of physical activity each day. The United Kingdom’s National Health Servicerecommends the same. There are questions too about the types of physical activity kids and teens should do, how to get young people excited about exercise and […]

  • After helping to save a young man, a ‘re-gifted’ kidney is giving new life to a 70-year-old woman

    Vertis Boyce is a 70-year-old African-American woman. But her new kidney used to belong to a 24-year-old Hispanic man. And before that, it belonged to a 17-year-old white girl. Boyce’s organ’s journey, and her new lease on life, are the result of a rare procedure in which people receive previously transplanted kidneys — surgery that doctors say could save hundreds of lives a year in the US alone. “If someone dies after a transplant and the kidney is still functioning, […]

  • YouTube took down more than 8 million videos in 3 months

    YouTube is once again trying to clean up its platform. On Monday, the Google-owned company said it took down more than 8 million videos between October and December for violating its community guidelines. The majority of the videos were spam or people trying to upload “adult content.” The information was included in YouTube’s first quarterly report on how it’s enforcing its community guidelines. “This regular update will help show the progress we’re making in removing violative content from our platform,” the […]

  • Witnesses recount horror as van plowed into Toronto pedestrians

    A white van plowed into pedestrians in Toronto’s bustling North York area Monday, killing 10 people and leaving at least 15 injured. Witnesses said there was pandemonium after the vehicle collided with people crossing a busy intersection at Yonge Street and Finch Avenue, mounting the sidewalk and leaving a trail of destruction almost a mile long. Chelsea Luelo, who works at Capriccio Café, saw the incident unfold and said she thought the driver was hitting people intentionally: “It looked like he was […]

  • Facebook reveals its internal rules for removing controversial posts

    Facebook is trying to be more transparent about how it decides what content to take down or leave up. On Tuesday, the company is making public for the first time its detailed internal community standards policies. The document is what Facebook’s 7,500 content moderators use when deciding what is and isn’t acceptable content, including hate speech, nudity, gun sales and bullying. A shorter version was previously available online. Facebook is also adding a way for individuals to appeal when it removes […]

  • Supreme Court hears from all corners of the country ahead of travel ban case

    Art museums, a Gold Star father, lawmakers, states and one of Donald Trump’s personal lawyers are pleading with the Supreme Court ahead of Wednesday’s oral arguments on the fate of the President’s travel ban. The dozens and dozens of filings, known as “friend of the court” or “amicus” briefs, are meant to offer context and remind the justices that their eventual ruling could have historic implications on areas unrelated to current policy. The Trump administration’s third version of the travel […]

  • Amazon now delivers to the trunk of your car

    Amazon turned the trunk of my car into a mailbox. The tech giant has launched a new service in 37 US cities that delivers packages to the trunks of cars for free. The catch? You need to be a Prime member. I spent a week testing the service and became convinced this is the future of urban deliveries — for those with the right cars. For it to work, I needed an eligible vehicle — nearly all Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac and […]

  • Wells Fargo’s 20-month nightmare

    Wells Fargo may face an angry crowd at its shareholder meeting Tuesday in Iowa. Investors are pushing proposals to rein in Wells Fargo, and activists are organizing protests slamming the bank for countless consumer abuses. They have a lot to complain about. Over the past year and a half, the bank has admitted to creating fake accounts, hitting customers with unfair mortgage fees and charging people for car insurance they didn’t need. The scandals have prompted changes in leadership and hefty fines. Here’s how it happened. […]