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Tesla shares crash after Elon Musk smokes joint on live web show

Musk calls the Guardian the worlds most insufferable newspaper, as two senior executives quit Tesla as market value falls 6% Tesla shares crashed 6% on Friday as two of its senior executives quit, just hours after the electric carmakers chief executive Elon Musk sparked concern by smoking marijuana on a live web show. The companys head of accounting, Dave Morton, and head of human resources, Gaby Toledano, said they were leaving the company, which has been placed at the centre of a string of controversies by its […]

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Tesla workers speak out: ‘Anything pro-union is shut down really fast’

Elon Musk has said he is neutral about a union but former employees blame their firing on their efforts to organize while current workers say a culture of fear persists For two years Dezzimond Vaughn was a well-regarded worker at the Tesla factory in Lathrop, California. Then he became involved in trying to organize a union and suddenly his job was on the line. They started changing rules without any remorse, Vaughn, a 31-year-old former Tesla computer-numeric-controlled (CNC) heavy machinery operator, told the Guardian. He cited a […]

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Woman cons dozens of men into ‘date’ then sets them against each other

Natasha Aponte got her Tinder matches to meet in New York City, all thinking theyd be going on a one-on-one date Natasha Aponte is a New York-based model who isnt afraid of some drama on a first date. Over the past month, shes been using Tinder to arrange for hundreds of guys to meet her at the same place, at the same time, unbeknown to each other. At 6pm on Sunday, hundreds of men arrived at Union Square in Manhattan for what Aponte told them would be […]

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Behind the numbers: what can a pollster teach us about politics?

In his new book Where Did You Get This Number?, CBS News Anthony Salvanto breaks down polling for the layman In the wake of the 2016 election, Donald Trump called polls unfavorable to him everything from fake to phony. The polls, of course, are neither, but thats beside the point. Americans have become so collectively distrustful of polls, especially after they seemed to suggest Hillary Clinton would win the election, that the presidents attempts to discredit the practice entirely have gained real traction. Thats where Anthony Salvanto, […]

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Police violence, cliques, and secret tattoos: fears rise over LA sheriff ‘gangs’

Investigation faces skepticism amid concerns that groups, linked to a history of attacks on inmates, are resurgent John Sweeney knew from his four decades as a civil rights lawyer that something about the police shooting of Donta Taylor was off. Taylor, a 31-year-old African American, had been walking from a friends house in Compton to a nearby grocery store one summer night when members of the county sheriffs department challenged him, gave chase and ended up firing more than a dozen shots at him along a lonely […]

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Discounts for churchgoers may not be illegal but they are discriminatory | Gene Marks

A cafe in Ohio recently offered 10% off for customers who brought church bulletins in but the backlash shows it may not be the best way to attract sales A small business owner in Cheviot, Ohio, learned that mixing religion and marketing may not be the best way to attract more sales. Sundays can be a slow day for business. So Justin Watson, who recently opened the Starters cafe a small restaurant located about 10 miles from Cincinnati came up with an idea to drum up traffic […]

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Facebook suspends another analytics firm amid questions over surveillance

Crimson Hexagon suspended as concerns surface over companys federal contracts and ties to Russia and Turkey Facebook has suspended a social media analytics firm from accessing user data while it investigates potential violations of its policy barring surveillance. The firm, Crimson Hexagon, boasts an impressive list of blue chip clients and claims to have collected more than 1tn public social media posts from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, and other sources. It uses artificial intelligence and image analysis to monitor social media and provide customers with insights into […]

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Papa John’s founder says resigning over N-word use was a mistake

John Schnatter stepped down as chairman of the Kentucky-based pizza chain last week but now says he was kind of provoked The Papa Johns founder, John Schnatter, who resigned from his role as chairman last week after using the N-word, has now reportedly said it was a mistake to leave the company. In a letter to board members, Schnatter gave more details about the conference call in May that led to his stepping down and highlighted his feelings about Kanye West, Sign up to receive the top […]

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Monsanto ‘bullied scientists’ and hid weedkiller cancer risk, lawyer tells court

As ill California mans landmark case begins, attorney attacks Roundup makers response to researchers findings Monsanto has long worked to bully scientists and suppress evidence of the cancer risks of its popular weedkiller, a lawyer argued on Monday in a landmark lawsuit against the global chemical corporation. Monsanto has specifically gone out of its way to bully and to fight independent researchers, said the attorney Brent Wisner, who presented internal Monsanto emails that he said showed how the agrochemical company rejected critical research and expert warnings over […]

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Paul Manafort: judge sends ex-Trump chair to jail for violating bail terms

Judge Amy Berman Jackson says Manafort, 69, abused the trust placed in him as former Trump aide taken into custody Paul Manafort, formerly Donald Trumps campaign chairman, was taken into custody on Friday after a federal judge determined he had violated the terms of his bail as he awaits trial on multiple federal felony charges. Manafort, 69, thus became the second former Trump aide to go to jail related to charges brought by the special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian election interference and falsely claimed […]

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