Grand Jury’s ‘Myth’ Report On A California Jail Snitch Scandal Draws Criticism

June 24, 2017

At the center of the scandal are allegations that sheriffs deputies have for decades planted informants next to targeted inmates in the countys jails and have directed them to fish for incriminating evidence to help secure convictions. While its legal for law enforcement authorities to use informants to help bolster cases, in many Orange County trials, its alleged that the informants questioned inmates who were represented by lawyers, violating their…

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How to get a job at: Getty Images

June 23, 2017

Image: Shutterstock / lOvE lOvE “How to get a job at:” is a series of interviews with hiring managers at companies in order to provide specific and useful insight into… well, how to get a job. Read the first installment here. Imagine standing on the red carpet of the Met Gala, photographing Rihannas ensemble and immortalizing this moment for years to come. Thats just another day in the life for…

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Texas Teacher Gives ‘Most Likely To Become A Terrorist’ Award To 7th Grader

I was shocked, Lizeth Villanueva, a 13-year-old student at Anthony Aguirre Junior High in Houston, told Click2Houston. [The teacher] said, Most likely to become a terrorist, and she said my name, and she gave me this. It was not a joke, Lizeth was quoted as saying. I do not feel comfortable with this. These award statements and ideals are not representative of the Aguirre vision, mission and educational goals for…

May 26, 2017
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Dont Pass Go: AI Will Beat You at Pretty Much Everything

Earlier this month, in a paper published in Nature, Google DeepMind researchers revealed that theyve attained the holy grail of artificial intelligence game-playing: besting the European champion in the ancient Chinese game of Go. Go is deceptively simple: players put down black and white stones on points on a 19 x 19 gridded game board (thats 361 squares; smaller game boards are available for shorter games). The objective is to…

May 21, 2017
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Bulletin bets that online shopping brands still want storefronts

Image: bulletin What do you get when you cross a glossy fashion mag with a department store? That’s essentially the nonintuitive question Bulletin co-founders Ali Kriegsman and Alana Branston inadvertently answered as they formulated their Y-Combinator-backed startup. The pair originally set out to create a shoppable magazine an online publication that would showcase up-and-coming brands to potential customers. As that spark of an idea eventually evolved into the small chain…

May 19, 2017
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Sally Yates Says There Are ‘Serious Questions’ About Comey Firing

Yates, speaking to CNNs Anderson Cooper in her first television interview following her own firing by Trump, said the ongoing blowout over Comeys dismissal was a really troubling situation. Many of her responses echoed those made during her testimony to a Senate subcommittee this month, but she said recent news events, like last weeks New York Times report that said Trump asked Comey to pledge his loyalty to himat a…

May 17, 2017
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The Story Behind Ellens Coming Out: The Puppy Episode Turns 20

On April 30, it will be 20 years since Ellen DeGeneres told Laura Dern, the passengers at an airport terminal, and, with them, the world that she is gay. It was a week after her famous Yep, Im Gay Time magazine cover, in an hour-long special episode of her sitcom, Ellen, called The Puppy Episode. The innocuous title served two purposes: to keep the actual mission of the episode a…

May 15, 2017
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