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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Twitch stream encouraging people to vote becomes one of platform's most-viewed

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez turned to the gaming platform Twitch to encourage young people to vote, and became one of the platforms most-viewed streams of all time. → Read More

NASA to skim the surface of an asteroid and bring a sample home

NASA is set to touch an asteroid, break off a sample, and bring it back to Earth for the first time during a history-making mission that culminates on Tuesday. → Read More

What social media giants are doing to counter misinformation this election

In the run-up to the 2020 presidential election, some of the most popular social media platforms have introduced new measures to curb misinformation, increase transparency and try to bolster the integrity of the democratic process this time around. These updates -- which some experts say still may not go far enough -- come after an unprecedented election saga in 2016, when Russian operatives… → Read More

Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren demand answers from Amazon over employee surveillance allegations

Four Democratic senators sent a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. → Read More

8th person arrested over alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

An eighth individual has been arrested and charged for his alleged role in the foiled attempt to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, authorities said Thursday. → Read More

Starbucks to tie executive compensation to meeting its diversity goals

Starbucks said it would directly connect the building of inclusive and diverse teams to the pay of its executives. → Read More

Weekly unemployment filings tick up to 898,000 last week

Weekly jobless claim tallies have been at historic highs for over half a year. → Read More

Facebook to crack down on ads that discourage vaccines

Facebook announced a new policy that prohibits advertisements on the platform that discourage people from getting vaccines. → Read More

Apple expected to unveil its first-ever 5G iPhone

Apple is expected to unveil the company's first-ever 5G iPhone at its highly-anticipated event on Tuesday. → Read More

Twitter unveils new efforts to stem election misinformation

Twitter unveiled a slew of updates in an attempt to curb the spread of misinformation on the platform ahead of Election Day. → Read More

JPMorgan Chase commits $30 billion to tackle racial wealth gap

JPMorgan Chase pledged $30 billion to help ameliorate the racial wealth gap in the U.S. and "reduce systemic racism against Black and Latinx people." → Read More

Economists, business leaders warn of 'huge' consequences to halting stimulus talks

Economists and business leaders warn there could be dire consequences if more aid does not come. → Read More

Princeton agrees to backpay nearly $1M to female professors after gender discrimination allegations

Princeton University has agreed to pay a sum of more than $1 million to resolve allegations of pay disparity based on gender brought by the Department of Labor. → Read More

The wealth of billionaires hit a new record high of $10.2 trillion as pandemic raged

The wealth of the world's billionaires soared to a record new high of $10.2 trillion at the end of July as the coronavirus pandemic raged. → Read More

Facebook to remove all accounts 'representing' QAnon

Facebook announced Tuesday it was removing any content "representing" QAnon across all of its platforms. → Read More

Facebook removes Trump's post with false claims comparing the flu to COVID-19

Facebook removed a post from President Donald Trump on the platform that appeared to downplay the severity of COVID-19 by comparing it to the seasonal flu. → Read More

Pope Francis says trickle-down economic policies don't work amid the pandemic

Pope Francis blasted trickle down economic policies that favor the rich, saying the pandemic has shown that these efforts do not work. → Read More

Financial markets fall after Trump tests positive for COVID-19

The president said overnight he and the first lady tested positive for COVID-19. → Read More

Unemployment rate slips to 7.9% in last jobs report before election

U.S. employers added 661,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate fell to 7.9%. → Read More

California passes landmark law to study proposals for reparations

California became the first state in the nation to pass a law that establishes a task force to study and make recommendations on reparations for Black Americans. → Read More