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US Banning Use of WeChat, TikTok for National Security

US Banning Use of WeChat, TikTok for National Security

By Matt Ott | Sep 18
The U.S. will ban the downloads of the Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat on Sunday, with a total ban on the use of the latter, citing national security and data privacy concerns.

Federal Suit Claims Grocery Chain Fired Employees Who Wouldn't Wear 'Gay' Apron

Federal Suit Claims Grocery Chain Fired Employees Who Wouldn't Wear 'Gay' Apron

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 17
A federal agency is suing Kroger's grocery chain, claiming that the company discriminated against the religious convictions of two employees who refused to wear aprons embroidered with "gay" hearts.

Netflix's 'Cuties' Becomes Target of Politicized Backlash

Netflix's 'Cuties' Becomes Target of Politicized Backlash

By Lindsey Bahr | Sep 15
The backlash to the French independent film "Mignonnes," or "Cuties," started before it had even been released because of a poster that went viral for its provocative depiction of its young female actors.

Judge Rules in Case Involving Examining Photo of Jon Hamm's Bulge

Judge Rules in Case Involving Examining Photo of Jon Hamm's Bulge

Sep 12
A New York City judge ruled Thursday that the Huffington Post did not break copyright law when it published a photo Jon Hamm and his pants bulge.

Report: TMZ Workplace Allegedly Abusive and Sexist

Report: TMZ Workplace Allegedly Abusive and Sexist

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Sep 9
The brash and aggressive style of TMZ apparently carries over into the workplace, where current and former employees have alleged regular occurences of verbal abuse, misogyny, racism, and more, according to Buzzfeed.

Oscars Set Inclusion Standards for Best Picture Category

Oscars Set Inclusion Standards for Best Picture Category

By Lindsey Bahr | Sep 9
In an historic move, the Oscars are raising the inclusion bar for best picture nominees starting with the 96th Academy Awards in 2024.

Black Former Franchisees Sue McDonald's for Discrimination

Black Former Franchisees Sue McDonald's for Discrimination

By Dee-Ann Durbin | Sep 2
The 52 plaintiffs, who owned around 200 U.S. stores before being forced to sell them over the last decade, are seeking compensation of $4 million to $5 million per store.

Facebook Axes Small Russian Troll Network Ahead of Election

Facebook Axes Small Russian Troll Network Ahead of Election

By Barbara Ortutay | Sep 1
Facebook said Tuesday that it removed a small network of accounts and pages linked to Russia's Internet Research Agency, the "troll factory" that has used social media accounts to sow political discord in the U.S. since the 2016 presidential election.

Chinese Govt Complicates TikTok Sale Ordered by US Govt

Chinese Govt Complicates TikTok Sale Ordered by US Govt

By Tali Arbel and Zen Soo | Aug 31
The Chinese government is complicating the U.S.-government-ordered sale of U.S. TikTok assets.

'Tiger King' Zoo Closes After Animal Treatment Investigation

'Tiger King' Zoo Closes After Animal Treatment Investigation

Aug 20
The Oklahoma zoo featured in Netflix's "Tiger King" documentary has closed after federal authorities investigated it for alleged maltreatment of animals and suspended its license.

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