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Google hopes to improve search quality with 'offensive' flag
Technology
Published in 17-3-2017
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NEW YORK (AP) Google is trying to improve the quality of its search results by directing review teams to flag content that might come across as upsetting or offensive. While flagging something doesn't directly affect the search results themselves, it's used to tweak the company's software so that better content ranks higher. [...] it gives examples of "high-quality" pages, such a ...>>
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California: $400 million plan to slow largest lake shrinkage
Technology
Published in 17-3-2017
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The plan involves building ponds on the northern and southern ends of the Salton Sea, a salty, desert lake that has suffered a string of environmental setbacks since the late 1970s. The Brown administration said the U.S. Agriculture Department recently committed $7.5 million to preserve the lake and identified federal, state and local governments and philanthropic groups as potential contributors ...>>
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California: $400 million plan to slow largest lake shrinkage
Technology
Published in 17-3-2017
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The plan involves building ponds on the northern and southern ends of the Salton Sea, a salty, desert lake that has suffered a string of environmental setbacks since the late 1970s. The Brown administration said the U.S. Agriculture Department recently committed $7.5 million to preserve the lake and identified federal, state and local governments and philanthropic groups as potential contributors ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 17-3-2017
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 17-3-2017
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com
US surgeons remove 6-pound tumor from Gambian girl's mouth
Technology
Published in 10-3-2017
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NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y. (AP) Twelve-year-old Janet Sylva of Gambia wants to be a doctor when she grows up, she says with a broad grin one that surgeons in New York gave back to her after removing from her mouth one of the largest tumors they'd ever seen. Hoffman coordinated with the Global Medical Relief Fund and a team of volunteer surgeons and other medical staff at Cohen Children's Med ...>>
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GOP health bill would cut CDC's $1B disease fighting fund
Technology
Published in 10-3-2017
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NEW YORK (AP) A proposal to replace the Obama health care law would cut out a pillar of funding for the nation's lead public health agency, and experts say that would likely curtail programs across the country to prevent problems like lead poisoning and hospital infections. The results "will be a major turning point" in how the nation promotes health and addresses health care needs, said Jo ...>>
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WikiLeaks aid on CIA software holes could be mixed blessing
Technology
Published in 10-3-2017
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NEW YORK (AP) WikiLeaks has offered to help the likes of Google and Apple identify the software holes used by purported CIA hacking tools and that puts the tech industry in a bind. While companies have a responsibility not to mention financial incentive to fix problems in their software, accepting help from WikiLeaks raises legal and ethical questions. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said T ...>>
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Bird flu cases revive fear of repeat of major 2015 outbreak
Technology
Published in 10-3-2017
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The detection of a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu at a Tennessee chicken farm has poultry farmers stepping up security in an attempt to prevent an outbreak like the one in 2015 that required the destruction of millions of chickens and turkeys in the Midwest. Here are some things to know about the state of avian influenza in the U.S. and worldwide, and how the poultry indus ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 10-3-2017
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com
Snapchat parent rockets higher in Wall Street debut
Technology
Published in 3-3-2017
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NEW YORK (AP) The company behind Snapchat closed on a high note in its Wall Street debut, proof, at least for a day, that there's investor demand for young but still unproven tech companies. Snap's IPO was one of the most anticipated for a technology company since Twitter's in 2013. Thursday's surge on Wall Street shows that there is initial investor excitement about Snap, b ...>>
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Snapchat parent rockets higher in Wall Street debut
Technology
Published in 3-3-2017
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NEW YORK (AP) The company behind Snapchat closed on a high note in its Wall Street debut, proof, at least for a day, that there's investor demand for young but still unproven tech companies. Snap's IPO was one of the most anticipated for a technology company since Twitter's in 2013. Thursday's surge on Wall Street shows that there is initial investor excitement about Snap, b ...>>
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APNewsBreak: GOP health plan could cost Minnesota billions
Technology
Published in 3-3-2017
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(AP) Minnesota officials are bracing for billions of dollars in additional health care expenses if congressional Republicans enact a plan they're discussing to replace the Affordable Care Act, according to a draft document obtained by The Associated Press. Democratic and Republican governors alike have expressed alarm about potential changes to Medicaid as members of Congress have faced bac ...>>
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APNewsBreak: GOP health plan could cost Minnesota billions
Technology
Published in 3-3-2017
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(AP) Minnesota officials are bracing for billions of dollars in additional health care expenses if congressional Republicans enact a plan they're discussing to replace the Affordable Care Act, according to a draft document obtained by The Associated Press. Democratic and Republican governors alike have expressed alarm about potential changes to Medicaid as members of Congress have faced bac ...>>
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Drivers rebel against Uber's price-cutting quest for growth
Technology
Published in 3-3-2017
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DETROIT (AP) The face-off between Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and driver Fawzi Kamel illustrated a conflict between Uber, with its effort to grow by cutting prices to beat competitors, and drivers who have seen their pay reduced. The video of the argument caught on dashcam and now viewed more than 3 million times on YouTube includes yelling and profanity, and ends with a combative Kalanick dismis ...>>
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