1. Kanye West Promises “Good Life” In His “Birthday Party” Run For President

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Love him…Hate him…or feel sorry for him, Kanye West is a conversation starter.

2. San Francisco Lawmaker Introduces CAREN Act to End Racially Motivated 911 Calls

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As more white women across the country are caught on camera using their privilege and their phones as tools to perform racially biased, and potentially deadly, acts, a San Francisco lawmaker is using his power to put a stop to the abuse of emergency 911 calls to law enforcement.   

3. Coronavirus Update: Trump Begins Process to Cut Ties With the World Health Organization

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In a historic move, the Trump administration has begun the process to formally withdraw the U.S. from the World Health Organization.

4. Facebook Still Unwilling to Face Reality

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An internal audit of Facebook operations released Wednesday confirms the takeaway from Tuesday’s video conference with civil rights organizations from the #StopHateForProfit campaign. 

5. Microsoft & IBM Slightly Social Distancing From The $8 Billion Facial Recognition Market

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As pressure on tech companies builds in response to the killing of George Floyd by a police officer Amazon (AMZN -0.51%), Microsoft (MSFT +0.79%) and IBM (IBM +3.30%) are marginally stepping away from their home grown facial recognition technologies.

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