Trump says he’s adding $1.6 billion to NASA’s budget
May13

Trump says he’s adding $1.6 billion to NASA’s budget

President Donald Trump says he is adding $1.6 billion to NASA’s budget “so that we can return to Space in a BIG WAY!” Trump announced the decision as part of a series of tweets Monday about tweaks he’s making to his proposed budget. “Under my Administration, we are restoring @NASA to greatness and we are going back to the Moon, then Mars,” Trump wrote. Vice President Mike Pence has called for...

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2020 hopeful Biden says he’s open to breaking up Facebook
May13

2020 hopeful Biden says he’s open to breaking up Facebook

Joe Biden said he would be open to breaking up Facebook, a sign of the deep skepticism among many Democratic presidential contenders about the power of massive technology firms. In an interview on Monday with The Associated Press, the former vice president said that dismantling large technology companies is “something we should take a really hard look at.” Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has been the most outspoken...

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Sad reality: Trash found during record-setting dive to deepest place on planet
May13

Sad reality: Trash found during record-setting dive to deepest place on planet

An American explorer has set a new deep diving record in the Mariana Trench, and in the process uncovered just how far human waste can travel. Victor Vescovo has successfully completed a solo dive in the Pacific Ocean to Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench, commonly known as the deepest point on planet Earth. “Personally being able to make the dive was just absolutely exhilarating,” Vescovo told ABC News. Vescovo went nearly seven...

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France, New Zealand to launch a call to end online extremism
May13

France, New Zealand to launch a call to end online extremism

The leaders of France and New Zealand will make a joint push to eliminate acts of violent extremism from being shown online, in a meeting with tech leaders in Paris on Wednesday. French President Emmanuel Macron and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will launch the “Christchurch call” —named after the New Zealand city where 51 people were killed in a March 15 attack on mosques. Leaders of Britain, Canada, Ireland,...

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Facebook to pay US content reviewers more amid criticism
May13

Facebook to pay US content reviewers more amid criticism

Facebook is raising how much it pays U.S. contractors who do some of its most taxing work, including watching violent and other objectionable material for possible removal. Facebook will pay at least $18 an hour for these jobs. Those in New York City, Washington, D.C., and the San Francisco Bay Area will get $22 per hour. Facebook says its standard minimum pay for all contractors was previously $15 per hour. The content review jobs...

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