• Facebook plans to use U.S. mail to verify IDs of election ad buyers
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    Facebook plans to use U.S. mail to verify IDs of election ad buyers

    Facebook Inc will start using postcards sent by U.S. mail later this year to verify the identities and location of people who want to purchase U.S. election-related advertising on its site, a senior company executive said on Saturday. The postcard verification is Facebook's latest effort to respond to criticism from lawmakers, security experts and election integrity watchdog groups that it and other social media companies failed to detect and later responded slowly to Russia's use of their platforms to spread divisive political content, including disinformation, during the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Facebook revealed the plans a day after U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller unsealed an indictment accusing 13 Russians and three Russian companies of conducting a criminal and espionage conspiracy using social media to interfere in the election by boosting Republican Donald Trump and denigrating Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

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    Drake touts giveaways, urges fans to do something nice, too

    Drake wants to spread the love, and he's challenging his fans to do the same. The new video for the rap star's single, "God's Plan," announces upfront that Drake gave away the $996,631 budget to film the clip. Drake said on Instagram Saturday that he wanted fans to do something to bring joy to someone and to tag him with the details.

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    Mourners: Slain Chicago officer was 'one of the good guys'

    Mourners remembered a slain Chicago Police commander Saturday as a model officer and "one of the good guys" who was uninterested in self-promotion, even as he moved up the department's ranks. Of all of Commander Paul Bauer's responsibilities, the ones that mattered the most to him were being a good husband to his wife, Erin, and good father to his daughter, Grace, several speakers said during his funeral at the Nativity of Our Load Church. "Erin and Grace were everything," said former First Deputy Superintendent John Escalante, who grew up with Bauer and served with him for most of Bauer's 31 years on the force.

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    Latvian media say central bank chief's office raided

    Latvia's state broadcaster says the national anti-corruption agency has raided the office and a property of the head of the country's central bank, Ilmars Rimsevics. Latvia is a member of the European Union and uses the euro as its currency. As the head of the central bank, Rimsevics is on the European Central Bank's council of monetary policy rate-setters.

  • Train companies claim uncomfortable 'ironing board' seats are due to strict Government regulations
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    Train companies claim uncomfortable 'ironing board' seats are due to strict Government regulations

    Train companies claim uncomfortable 'ironing board' seats are due to strict Government regulations

  • Rita Ora jets to Kosovo to celebrate tenth independence anniversary of birthplace
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    Rita Ora jets to Kosovo to celebrate tenth independence anniversary of birthplace

    Rita Ora has flown to Kosovo to celebrate its tenth year of independence. The 'R.I.P' star jetted to southeastern Europe to headline an open air concert in Pristina. In 2015, she was named an honorary ambassador for the country by the then president Atifete Jahjaga.

  • Apple 'repeatedly calls emergency services' after multiple employees injured walking into glass panes at new HQ
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    Apple 'repeatedly calls emergency services' after multiple employees injured walking into glass panes at new HQ

    Apple’s new 175-acre headquarters, centred on a glass ring which hosts 12,000 staff, has become an architectural fascination since the first designs were unveiled seven years ago. Apple employees reportedly keep walking into the glass panels which form the walls of the spaceship-like building. The building, in Cupertino, California, is surrounded by 50ft curved glass panels - the largest in the world.

  • Judge approves Takata's U.S. bankruptcy plan
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    Judge approves Takata's U.S. bankruptcy plan

    Takata Corp's U.S. unit received court approval for its bankruptcy exit plan, a plaintiffs' law firm said on Saturday, clearing the way for a $1.6 billion sale of Takata assets and providing compensation for those injured by the company's deadly air bags. The company's air bags can inflate with too much force and spray metal fragments, and have been linked to hundreds of injuries and at least 22 deaths.

  • Florida shooter left chilling trail of anti-Semitic, racist, homophobic messages in Instagram group chat 
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    Florida shooter left chilling trail of anti-Semitic, racist, homophobic messages in Instagram group chat 

    Florida shooter left chilling trail of anti-Semitic, racist, homophobic messages in Instagram group chat 

  • Burberry At London Fashion Week: Rainbow High-Tops We Wanted To Wear Straight Off The Runway
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    Burberry At London Fashion Week: Rainbow High-Tops We Wanted To Wear Straight Off The Runway

    We Love... Christopher Bailey promised a celebration of the rainbow - a symbol of inclusiveness and joy - throughout Burberry’s February 2018 collection and his London Fashion Week show certainly delivered the revelry.

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    Nash, Kidd, Hill among finalists for basketball Hall of Fame

    Point guards could run the show in the next Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class, with Jason Kidd and two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash among the 13 finalists announced Saturday morning. Ray Allen, Grant Hill, Maurice Cheeks and Chris Webber also made the cut, but the two standout point guards are all but locks to headline the class, which will be unveiled during the NCAA Final Four in San Antonio. Kidd ranks second in NBA history with 12,091 assists, and Nash is third with 10,335 assists.

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    Legendary climber Jim Bridwell dies at 73

    PALM DESERT, Calif. (AP) — Jim Bridwell, a hard-partying hippie and legendary climber who left his mark on some of the toughest peaks in California's Yosemite National Park, has died. He was 73.

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    Vince Gill defends Grammys on female representation

    NEW YORK (AP) — Vince Gill is defending the Recording Academy over the criticism that female artists were underrepresented at this year's Grammy Awards.

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    No, Fidel Castro is not Canada PM Trudeau's father

    A story claiming that Fidel Castro was the father of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is not true. The Canadian government denied it, Cuba has never claimed it and Trudeau's parents never visited Cuba until several years after Justin Trudeau was born. The Feb. 1 suicide of Castro's oldest son, Fidelito, spurred the most recent report on several sites, claiming that Fidelito left a suicide note referring to Justin Trudeau as his half-brother.

  • 'Voices of Brexit' - the UK-based Polish radio presenter
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    'Voices of Brexit' - the UK-based Polish radio presenter

    As Brexit negotiations continue between the UK and the EU, Britons and Europeans share their thoughts on progress made in divorce proceedings -- as well as their hopes and fears for the future once ties are severed. Gosia Prochal is a presenter and reporter for Radio Star, a Polish-language radio station based in the British city of Peterborough. She and her listeners are concerned about the uncertainty they face in the UK post-Brexit.

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    Small earthquake hits Britain, strongest for 10 years

    Britain was hit by its biggest earthquake in a decade on Saturday, the British Geological Survey (BGS) said on Saturday, with tremors felt across parts of Wales and southwest England but no notable damage reported. The BGS said the quake was of magnitude 4.4, with an epicentre 20 km (12.5 miles) north of the Welsh city of Swansea, adding that it was the biggest quake in the Britain since 2008. Earthquakes are not common in Britain and are rarely powerful.

  • KFC forced to close restaurants after running out of chicken
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    KFC forced to close restaurants after running out of chicken

    KFC was forced into closing many of its restaurants in the UK after it ran out of chicken. Branches in Bristol, Berkshire, Cheshire, Devon, Newcastle, Suffolk and Surrey were all affected by an issue with the chain's new delivery partner. Signs were placed on the doors of KFC outlets around the country saying the restaurants were closed due to a “a few hiccups with the delivery today”.

  • UV Light May Help Fight the Flu Without Harming Humans
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    UV Light May Help Fight the Flu Without Harming Humans

    It’s incredibly easy to catch the flu from someone. Researchers from Columbia University found that when the flu virus is airborne, an ultraviolet C light is able to kill it, according to a study published in the journal Scientific Reports. Other types of UV lights have been used in the medical field for decades, in order to sterilize tools and other equipment, but they can lead to skin cancer or eye problems, study author David Brenner, a radiation biophysics professor at Columbia University, explained in a statement.

  • Exclusive: shock figures reveal state of UK’s brutal prisons
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    Exclusive: shock figures reveal state of UK’s brutal prisons

    HMP Liverpool showed signs of overcrowding, as did Bristol, Guys Marsh, Nottingham and Wormwood Scrubs prisons. The scale of the crisis engulfing Britain’s prisons can be revealed, after an Observer investigation found that two-thirds are providing inmates with inadequate conditions or unacceptable treatment. Rory Stewart, the prisons minister, described the state of some jails as “deeply disturbing”.

  • World's first human-sheep hybrids pave way for diabetes cure and mass organ transplants
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    World's first human-sheep hybrids pave way for diabetes cure and mass organ transplants

    World's first human-sheep hybrids pave way for diabetes cure and mass organ transplants

  • X-rays reveal secret side to Picasso's blue period masterpiece
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    X-rays reveal secret side to Picasso's blue period masterpiece

    X-rays reveal secret side to Picasso's blue period masterpiece

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    Passenger says teen driver panicked, hit the gas outside NSA

    A passenger in a vehicle that was fired upon outside the National Security Agency campus says the unlicensed teen driver made a wrong turn, panicked and hit the gas. Passenger Javonte Alhajie Brown told The Washington Post Friday that the 17-year-old driver was following GPS directions to reach a friend's house in a Maryland suburb, but he turned onto a restricted-access road that leads to the top-secret installation. Brown, 24, told the newspaper that he had been too tired to drive Wednesday morning and handed the keys of the rented black sport utility vehicle to his teenage friend.

  • 'Voices of Brexit' - the London Leaver
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    'Voices of Brexit' - the London Leaver

    As Brexit negotiations continue between the UK and the EU, Britons and Europeans share their thoughts on progress made in divorce proceedings -- as well as their hopes and fears for the future once ties are severed. London resident Lucy Harris voted for Brexit, but in a city where Leave voters were in the minority she set up a website, Leavers of London, to bring together like-minded Londoners for conversation and support.

  • City trader sues business partner for £1m over supercar fleet deal that broke down
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    City trader sues business partner for £1m over supercar fleet deal that broke down

    City trader sues business partner for £1m over supercar fleet deal that broke down

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