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Tracking Viral Misinformation
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( Mike Isaac | Davey Alba | Michael D. Shear | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.00   time to read: +53 min
Daily Distortions Tracking Viral Misinformation Every day, Times reporters will chronicle and debunk false and misleading information that is going viral online. The company previously removed misinformation about the polio vaccine in Pakistan, as well as misinformation on the measles vaccine in Samoa during outbreaks of the illnesses. or Department of Justice, this is the biggest thing you could be looking at,” Mr. Trump said. found no evidence of widespread election fraud, Trump posts video filled with falsehoods. In fact, the article Mr. Trump shared was based on a fake Twitter account that posed as his sister.
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Election officials who have been harassed and threatened in the wake of the election are pushing back against President Donald Trump’s repeated false claims that the election was stolen from him and urging party leaders to do something. Gabriel Sterling, a Republican official in the Georgia Secretary of State's office, spent the week condemning election fraud claims, which he said have incited death threats, intimidation, and harassment. But election officials across the country have said they are paying a personal price for their involvement in the democratic process. "Stand up for the truth," she urged federal and state officials. In Michigan, where Biden beat Trump by over more than 154,000 votes, the Detroit News reported that a self-proclaimed Trump supporter interrupted a Zoom meeting and threatened to rape the mothers of election officials.
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Magna International is an $18 billion auto industry giant that flies largely under the radar. Magna is in a unique position to seize opportunities in all the industry's growth areas: electrification, autonomy, and connectivity. After three decades as CEO of Magna International, the Canada-based auto giant that's largely invisible to those outside the car business, Don Walker is stepping down. Early in his time with Magna, Walker had to deal with a fundamental challenge that would set the company up for an expansive future — and pave his way to the c-suite. It could be a serious consideration, as Kotagiri said that 25% of the business by 2030 would be electric.
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LeBron James agrees contract extension with Los Angeles Lakers
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( Calum Trenaman | ) edition.cnn.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
(CNN) Fresh off winning the 2020 NBA title , LeBron James has signed a contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers worth a reported $85 million. LeBron James has agreed a two-year extension with the Los Angeles Lakers, with whom he won the 2020 NBA Championship in October. Bronny James is currently a sophomore at Sierra Canyon high school in Los Angeles, and is considered to be one of the best high school basketball prospects in the country. Bronny James is considered to be one of the best sophomore high school prospects in the country. If two Ball brothers were to play on the same roster, and faced the third brother, they could emulate the Holiday brothers.
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How to watch NFL games without cableYou can access many of these channels without a cable subscription via several streaming services, like Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, FuboTV, YouTube TV, CBS All Access, and NFL Sunday Ticket. If you want to watch games on your local stations without cable, you can also opt for an HDTV antenna. The 2020-21 NFL season began on September 10 with a Thursday night game between the Houston Texans and Kansas City Chiefs on NBC. Meanwhile, Sunday Night Football airs on NBC, and regular Thursday Night Football is broadcast on NFL Network all season long. Here's a full roundup of all the services you can use to stream NFL games without cable.
Persons: Tom Brady, Danny Bakst, of Famer Drew Brees, Taysom Organizations: Detroit Lions, NFL, ESPN, NBC, Fox, CBS, NFL Network, Yahoo, Hulu, YouTube, Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs, NFC, AFC, Sunday, Amazon Prime, Apple, Amazon, coronavirus, Washington Football Team, Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys, of Famer, New Orleans Saints, Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons, Falcons, Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams, Seattle Seahawks Locations: Florida, Las Vegas, Bayou State, Arizona, LA
(Reuters) - A federal judge in Michigan has declined to reprimand President Donald Trump’s campaign for submitting a court document that opposing lawyers said was purposefully misleading. REUTERS/Yuri GripasIn a four-page order issued on Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Janet Neff said she would not strike the disputed document from the court record. Lawyers for the city of Detroit had asked Neff to strike the document as a way of sanctioning Trump’s campaign. Detroit’s lawyers said on Nov. 19 that the campaign included “impertinent and false language” in the filing. “With the filing of its motion, the City of Detroit’s factual position is part of the court record, and the Court, in its discretion, declines to impose the requested sanction,” Neff wrote.
Persons: Donald Trump’s, Donald Trump, Yuri Gripas, Janet Neff, Neff, ” David Fink, Wayne County “, , “ impertinent, , Mark “ Thor ” Hearne, Trump, Hearne, ” Neff Organizations: Reuters, REUTERS, Canvassers Locations: Michigan, Washington, Camp David, U.S, Detroit, Wayne County
Funeral home settles landmark transgender bias case for $250,000
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
A Michigan funeral home has agreed to pay $250,000 to the estate of a transgender former funeral director to settle a landmark lawsuit that prompted the U.S. Supreme Court to rule discrimination against transgender workers is a form of unlawful sex bias. Transgender activist Aimee Stephens, sits in her wheelchair outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on Oct. 8, 2019. Harris appealed the portion of the 6th Circuit ruling holding that Title VII bars discrimination against transgender workers. Solicitor General argued on behalf of the EEOC that Title VII did not prohibit discrimination against gay or transgender workers. The case is EEOC v. RG & GR Harris Funeral Homes Inc, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, No.
Persons: Aimee Stephens, Saul Loeb, Stephens, Harris, Dale Price, VII Organizations: U.S, Supreme, Homes Inc, Alliance Defending, Commission, Getty, American Civil Liberties Union, Civil, Circuit, RG, Eastern, Eastern District of, NBC, Twitter, Facebook Locations: Michigan, Detroit, Washington ,, Eastern District, Eastern District of Michigan
Other Fusus clients, including police departments in Minneapolis and Rialto, California, said they are not interested in obtaining real-time footage from doorbell cameras. For more of NBC News' in-depth reporting, download the NBC News appTo some Jackson officials, the appeal of more real-time surveillance video is clear. “I don’t believe the government should be tapping into my Ring,” Jackson City Councilman De’Keither Stamps said, questioning whether there were enough safeguards to prevent the technology from being abused. The police, he said, cannot access a camera’s footage without the owner’s advance permission. At the ribbon-cutting for the Jackson surveillance center, Lumumba tried to assuage fears about how the technology would be deployed.
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Opinion | The 80-Million-Vote Man Has a Very Fragile Coalition
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( Thomas B. Edsall | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.00   time to read: +6 min
From 2016 to 2020, Hetherington argued in an email,there was no marked increase in the percentage of nonwhite voters. The key factor in this shift among white voters, Hetherington contended, was a major change in “the mix of urban, suburban, and rural voters” who turned out in 2020. This did not happen becauserural Georgia voters stayed home. Biden was more successful than Clinton in stanching the Democrats’ bleeding in rural, white areas, especially in Pennsylvania where it mattered a lot. Democratic Party affiliates, on the other hand, are increasingly organized around the counternarrative to Trumpism.
Persons: Jamaal Bowman, Cori Bush, Eliot Engel, William Lacy Clay, St . Louis, Marc Hetherington, Jonathan Weiler, Hetherington, Trump, , Biden, Clinton, Jennifer Victor, Donald Trump, Victor, , Don Jr, Joe Manchin, Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez Organizations: Pentagon, ” Moderate Democratic, Democratic Party, Democratic, University of North, Georgia, Georgia voters, George Mason University, Congressional, Michigan’s Locations: New York, St ., University of North Carolina, Georgia, , stanching, Pennsylvania, America, Trumpism, Alexandria, Silicon, Detroit
The original deal had GM taking a $2 billion stake in Nikola, amounting to 11% of the company. And for Nikola, GM brought the manufacturing expertise and powertrain systems that the startup completely lacked. The deal fell apart and founder Trevor Milton left NikolaOn the left, GM's CEO and chairman, Mary Barra. A good outcome from a busted dealThe Nikola Badger pickup was a casualty of the deal. With Milton gone and a new deal with GM, Nikola's task is to prove it can become a major player in the unglamorous world of heavy-duty — and maybe drama-free — trucks.
Persons: Nikola, Trevor Milton, Mary Barra, Steve Girsky, Paul Sancya, Massimo Pinca, Milton, Barra, Wall, Morningstar, David Whiston, Whiston, Karl Brauer, Doug Parks, Nikola Badger, Nikola GM's, Emmanuel Rosner, Edison Yu, Joseph Spak, Garrett Klumpar, Klumpar, Mark Russell, Badger Organizations: GM, General Motors, Nikola, Detroit, VectoIQ, AP, Hindenburg Research, Business, Deutsche Bank, RBC Capital Markets Locations: Arizona, Detroit, Lyft
Countries such as Britain, Canada, France, Iceland, and Sweden have all proposed some sort of emission-free vehicle legislation for the coming years. California is thus allowed to set much stricter emission standards, meaning a car that passes emissions in Missouri might not pass in California. Currently, there are 12 states — plus the District of Columbia — that use the California standards, including Colorado, Connecticut, Maine, and Massachusetts. The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 is the automaker's first EV in the US that's built on its new MEB platform. It's on automakers to give us attractive, functional EV options that are priced affordably and don't feel like hobbled compliance cars.
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Ford's November sales down 21% due to F-150 pickup supply and production
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( Michael Wayland | ) www.cnbc.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
Tight inventory levels of Ford Motor's F-150 pickup due to pandemic-related plant shutdowns earlier this year and production starting for a redesigned model led to a 20.9% decrease in the automaker's sales in November, the company said Wednesday. The Detroit automaker reported sales of the popular full-size pickup were nearly cut in half – down 45.9% – compared with November 2019. That includes a 27.2% decrease in sales of its F-Series pickups, including the F-150 and other larger variants of the vehicle. Plants were forced to close for roughly two months during the second quarter during the first surge of Covid-19 cases. Automakers have been running plants that produce the vehicles nearly around the clock to refill dealer inventories.
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Perdue, Ossoff race slated to be most expensive Senate race in ad spending
  + stars: | 2020-12-01 | by ( ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +29 min
SEE NEW POSTSPerdue, Ossoff race slated to be most expensive Senate race in ad spending WASHINGTON — There's been an enormous amount of money pouring into Georgia ahead of the two pivotal Senate runoffs in the state, with one of the races already slated to shatter Senate advertising spending records. Georgia Democratic Senate candidates Raphael Warnock, left, and Jon Ossoff hold a campaign rally in Marietta on Nov. 15, 2020. Trump announced Rex Tillerson as his nominee 36 days after Election Day, and Obama named Hillary Clinton 28 days after Election Day. I have served on the Committee for 22 years, and I am its most senior member who does not currently serve atop another Senate Committee,” Durbin wrote in a statement. Senate Republican and House Democratic party rules do not allow a top member of leadership to also hold a committee chair.
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When the Covid-19 pandemic forced the closure of most U.S. schools last spring, students were thrown into new and unfamiliar ways of learning. Special education students and children learning English lost support that their schools struggled to provide online. Her math scores, slightly below the national average, hadn’t budged since last winter. He expected to see some lower-than-usual scores when his third grade math students took the MAP assessment this year, but he didn’t expect to see that so many of them were half a grade level behind. The exam can affect whether poor-performing students advance to the next grade, and scores are used to evaluate teachers and grade schools.
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Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy told CNBC in an interview aired Tuesday he believes the coronavirus pandemic may leave a lasting impact on the future of work, with a growing share of employees doing their jobs remotely. "I don't think you're going to have people coming back to the office 100% of the time the way that they did before," Jassy told CNBC's Jon Fortt. "I think there's going to be some type of hybrid model and I think it will probably differ depending on your job function." Amazon has signaled during the coronavirus pandemic that it expects office-based work to return in the near future. Amazon told staff who can work remotely to do so through June 2021.
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The affidavit says that President-elect Joe Biden won "more than 100% of the votes" in a county that doesn't exist. Keshavarz-Nia also said he hasn't actually analyzed the voting machines used in the 2020 election. There's no evidence of the claim, and the companies named in Powell's lawsuits have debunked the arguments made in her lawsuits. In another part of the affidavit, Keshavarz-Nia writes that President Donald Trump's lead in Pennsylvania dropped at a rate faster than votes can be counted. Gretchen Whitmer to ignore voters and "transmit certified election results that state that President Donald Trump is the winner of the election."
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The original deal had GM taking a $2 billion stake in Nikola, amounting to 11% of the company. It was a chance for GM to put its cutting-edge technologies into what GM CEO Mary Barra called an "industry-leading disrupter." And for Nikola, GM brought the manufacturing expertise and powertrain systems that the startup completely lacked. A good outcome from a busted dealThe Nikola Badger pickup was a casualty of the deal. With Milton gone and a new deal with GM, Nikola's task is to prove it can become a major player in the unglamorous world of heavy-duty — and maybe drama-free — trucks.
Persons: Nikola, Trevor Milton, Mary Barra, Steve Girsky, Paul Sancya, Massimo Pinca, Milton, Barra, Wall, Morningstar, David Whiston, Whiston, Karl Brauer, Doug Parks, Nikola Badger, Nikola GM's, Emmanuel Rosner, Edison Yu, Joseph Spak, Garrett Klumpar, Klumpar, Mark Russell, Badger Organizations: GM, General Motors, Nikola, Detroit, VectoIQ, AP, Hindenburg Research, Business, Deutsche Bank, RBC Capital Markets Locations: Arizona, Detroit, Lyft
Gretchen Whitmer has put a pause on indoor dining in the state until Dec. 8. Joe Vicari, owner of Vicari Restaurant Group, penned a letter asking fellow Michigan restaurant owners to defy Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's pause on indoor dining if she continues it past December 8. Since the pause on indoor dining, the state has given out fines and revoke liquor licenses, according to Eater Detroit. As colder weather begins to settle in some states, restaurants have turned to enclosed outdoor dining that may actually be riskier than indoor dining in some situations.
Persons: Gretchen Whitmer, Joe Vicari, Vicari, Gretchen Whitmer's, Whitmer, Joe Muer Organizations: Michigan Gov, Vicari, NBC, United Group of Michigan, Owners, Detroit Free Press, Michigan, Restaurant Association, Read, Cowen Research Locations: Metro Detroit, Michigan
“To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election,” Mr. Barr said. The move raised expectations that Mr. Trump will bestow clemency on other associates in his final weeks in office. On the afternoon of Dec. 11, Mr. Trump is hosting a party for the West Wing staff and their families. “Good,” Mr. Biden replied to a shouted query about how he was feeling, as he arrived at The Queen theater to deliver remarks. A Biden spokesman did not respond to more detailed questions about how the injury occurred — was Mr. Biden playing catch with his dog?
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American Airlines and United Airlines are pausing plans to operate nonstop flights to Shanghai from the U.S. following reports of lengthy waits facing airline crews upon arrival, limited local accommodations and restrictions on their movement in the country, according to people familiar with the matter. Last month, American resumed China service with flights between Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and Shanghai with a stop in Seoul. United, for its part, said it has added a stop in Seoul on its San Francisco-Shanghai service. Delta Air Lines plans to offer nonstop flights to Shanghai from Seattle and Detroit starting this week. "Delta has shared with us their plan and the logistics surrounding the initiation of nonstop service to Shanghai," Delta's pilots' union, the Air Line Pilots Association, said in a statement.
Persons: Airlines haven't, Long, Dennis Tajer, U.S . Department of Transportation didn't Organizations: American Airlines and United Airlines, Airlines, American Airlines, Fort, Fort Worth International, American Airlines Boeing, Allied Pilots Association, Shanghai, Delta Air Lines, Detroit, Air Line Pilots Association, Embassy, U.S . Department of Transportation Locations: Shanghai, South Korea, China, Los Angeles, Seoul, Asia, Dallas, Fort Worth, Beijing, American, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington
As part of the new agreement, GM will provide the Phoenix-based company with hydrogen fuel-cell technology to power Nikola planned heavy-duty trucks. The deal abandons a plan to have GM produce Nikola Badger pickup trucks, however, and the Detroit automaker will no longer get a $2 billion equity stake in the startup. GM would not only have provided its ally with both battery and hydrogen fuel-cell technology, but also assemble the new Nikola Badger pickup using the same underlying platform as the all-electric GMC Hummer truck. While the new agreement could mean the Nikola Badger pickup is all but dead, Nikola could choose to find another partner willing to work on a version of the truck. For now, GM and Nikola will focus on the core hydrogen technology that will power Nikola’s Class 7 and Class 8 semis.
Persons: Nikola, Nikola Badger, Mark Russell, Trevor Milton, Milton’s, , Doug Parks, ” Nikola Organizations: Motors, Nikola Corp, GM, Detroit, GMC, Hindenburg, Securities and Exchange Commission, Badger, Locations: Milton, Phoenix
FILE PHOTO: An undated handout photo shows the new Cadillac Lyriq, one of the electric vehicles that General Motors Co said on October 20, 2020, that its Spring Hill, Tennessee, factory will begin to produce. However, the deal came into question after a short seller attacked Nikola as a fraud, something the company denied. The new deal, a non-binding memorandum of understanding, is subject to negotiation and a definitive deal, Nikola and GM said in separate statements. Under the new agreement, GM will supply its fuel-cell system for Nikola’s Class 7 and Class 8 commercial semi-trucks, Nikola said. The companies are also discussing Nikola’s potential use of GM’s Ultium electric battery system in its commercial trailers.
Persons: Nikola Organizations: General Motors, REUTERS, DETROIT, General Motors Co, Nikola Corp, Monday, Detroit automaker, GM, Nikola’s Locations: Hill , Tennessee
GM, Nikola announce reworked agreement; Nikola shares tumble 24%
  + stars: | 2020-11-30 | by ( Ben Klayman | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
But the deal came into question after a short seller criticised Nikola as a fraud, something Nikola has denied. The new agreement, a non-binding memorandum of understanding that doesn’t expire until the end of 2021, is subject to negotiation and a definitive deal, Nikola and GM said in separate statements. Under the new deal, GM will supply its fuel-cell system for Nikola’s Class 7 and Class 8 commercial semi-trucks, Nikola said. Nikola’s shares sank more than 24% in morning trading, while GM’s fell 2.1%. The fuel-cell system will be engineered at GM’s technical facilities in Pontiac and Warren, Michigan, and built at its Brownstown Charter Township battery plant in Michigan.
Persons: Nikola, Massimo Pinca, Nikola’s, GM’s, Morgan, Paul Coster, , Mark Russell, Doug Parks Organizations: DETROIT, General Motors Co, Nikola Corp, Monday, Detroit automaker, REUTERS, GM, Nikola’s, Nikola, Locations: Turin, Italy, Pontiac, Warren , Michigan, Michigan
GM, Nikola announce reworked agreement; Nikola shares tumble 25%
  + stars: | 2020-11-30 | by ( Ben Klayman | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
The new agreement, a non-binding memorandum of understanding that doesn’t expire until the end of 2021, is subject to negotiation and a definitive deal, Nikola and GM said in separate statements. Under the new deal, GM will supply its fuel-cell system for Nikola’s Class 7 and Class 8 commercial semi-trucks, Nikola said. Nikola’s shares sank almost 25% in afternoon trading, while GM’s fell 1.7%. In addition, the lock-up period preventing the sale of 161 million shares expires on Tuesday. A spokesman for Milton, who owns 91.6 million shares in Nikola, declined to comment on his intentions for the stake.
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S&P 500 ends down after rallying to best November ever
  + stars: | 2020-11-30 | by ( Noel Randewich | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
(Reuters) - The S&P 500 index ended lower on Monday as investors took profits after a sharp rally in recent weeks that led to the benchmark’s best November ever. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File PhotoMost of the major S&P 500 sectors fell, with the energy index leading losses, tracking a drop in crude prices. The S&P 500 technology index rose, thanks to a rise in Apple Inc shares. IHS Markit topped gains on the S&P 500 after data giant S&P Global agreed to buy the financial information provider in a $44 billion deal that would be the biggest corporate acquisition of 2020. Unofficially, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 265.91 points, or 0.89%, to 29,644.46, the S&P 500 lost 16.5 points, or 0.45%, to 3,621.85 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 7.11 points, or 0.06%, to 12,198.74.
Persons: Brendan McDermid, , , Sam Stovall, Jerome Powell, Alex Azar, Nikola Corp Organizations: Reuters, New York Stock Exchange, REUTERS, Apple Inc, IHS, P Global, Dow Jones, Banking Committee, Nasdaq, Health, Christmas, Moderna Inc, U.S, Macy’s, Kohl’s Corp, Nikola, General Motors, Detroit, & & $ Locations: New York, U.S
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