Hollywood stars ’embarrassed’ to work for Fox after Fox News coverage of immigration

Fox-associated creators have spoken out against Fox News and its parent company over Fox News’ coverage of President Trump’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy that separates children from their families who are crossing the border. Judd Apatow and Steve Levitan quickly followed Seth MacFarlane in condemning Fox. On Tuesday, Ben Wexler and Paul Feig joined in, as well. It started with a Seth MacFarlane tweet condemning 20th Century Fox and Fox News. But more people who are currently or formerly associated with Fox are joining the sharp rebuke of the conservative news network and its parent company for the network’s defense of the Trump administration and its immigration policies. They include Judd… Read More

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Cisco is buying an Intel-backed startup that uses WiFi to track people as they move around malls and airports (CSCO)

Cisco announced its intent to acquire July Systems, a startup that uses wifi to track people around physical spaces like malls, stadiums and airports. Cisco, which already partnered with July Systems, plans to scale the startup’s technology and apply it to new physical spaces such as hospitals and government buildings. It’s unclear how much Cisco will pay for July Systems. But the Sequoia and Intel Capital-backed start up was last valued at $45 million in a 2012 funding round. Cisco plans to acquire July Systems, a startup that uses wifi to track people around physical spaces like airports and malls for enhanced customer insights and visitor engagement programs. In an… Read More

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At least 2,000 children have been separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border — here’s how to help

This spring, the Trump administration enacted what may be its most controversial immigration policy yet. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is now enforcing “zero-tolerance” regulations on those who enter the US without documentation. Under the new policy, any migrant who attempts to cross the border will be prosecuted, even if they are victims of domestic abuse or gang violence seeking asylum. The result is that, according to DHS figures, ICE has separated at least 2,000 migrant children from their parents, who are awaiting hearings in separate detention facilities and shelters. Several organizations are now working to help the families with legal assistance, translation services, children’s safety, and other necessities.… Read More

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Family of 12-year-old who killed herself sues school district

The couple claims their daughter’s school ignored repeated complaints about her harassment by classmates. For months, her parents say, Mallory Grossman was tormented by texts, Instagram posts and Snapchat messages from classmates. “Why don’t you kill yourself,” one message asked the 12-year-old. On June 14, 2017, she did. Just over a year after their daughter’s suicide, Grossman’s parents on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the Rockaway Township School District and the township itself, alleging Copeland Middle School failed to take any substantial action against the bullies despite their repeated complaints, and that the township failed in its responsibility to ensure the safety of children in local schools. Dianne and Seth… Read More

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The 19-year-old Slovenian prospect the NBA world drooled over is sliding down draft boards, and he could end up as the steal of the draft

Slovenian point-forward Luka Doncic has been sliding down draft boards before the NBA Draft, mainly over fears of his athleticism and potential. There’s a belief that teams may be making a mistake, as Doncic’s resume is stronger than any collegiate player and his production backs up his play. One draft expert believes Doncic’s athleticism will improve when he works in an NBA strength and conditioning system. Luka Doncic was the presumed No. 1 pick of the NBA Draft for months, perhaps even years, but with the draft just two days away, things appear to be changing. The 19-year-old Slovenian point forward is not like most draft prospects. He’s a 6-foot-8… Read More

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A startup raised $40 million to catapult rockets into space — an idea Jeff Bezos once said had ‘all sorts of practical problems’

Spinlaunch has raised $40 million to develop a catapult to launch small and medium-sized payloads into orbit. The company wants to use kinetic energy, sourced from ground-based electricity, for its launch system. It’s an idea that Jeff Bezos entertained during the early days of Blue Origin, though he had dismissed it as having “practical problems.” A Silicon Valley startup wants to catapult rockets into space — and it’s raised $40 million to do it. Heavyweight investors like GV (Google’s venture fund), Airbus Ventures, and Kleiner Perkins all contributed to Spinlaunch’s $35 million series A— announced last week — bringing the total amount the startup has raised to $40 million. But… Read More

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