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Supreme Court Prohibits Mobile Phone Robocalls To Collect Federal Debt

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Federal debt collectors were granted an exception from the general robocall ban in 2015. The high court ruled that Congress can't favor some speech over others.

Uber Gobbles Up Postmates In $2.65 Billion Bet On Food Delivery

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The deal is a sign of how the coronavirus pandemic has turned Uber's business model upside down, with customers shunning ride-hailing and flocking to delivery services.

K-Pop's Digital 'Army' Musters To Meet The Moment, Baggage In Tow

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There's a growing narrative highlighting K-pop fans' political progressiveness. But the reality is far more complicated.

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A Theater Student Gets Supersized Attention After Superhero Video Goes Viral

College theater student Julian Bass got big affirmation for his video where he morphs into superheroes. He talks with NPR's Scott Detrow about his sudden fame — and his love for Spider-Man.

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It's 'Our Fault': Nextdoor CEO Takes Blame For Deleting Of Black Lives Matter Posts

In an exclusive interview with NPR, Nextdoor CEO Sarah Friar outlined new measures the popular neighborhood app is taking to address reports of racial profiling and censorship on the platform.

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'We Have A Black People Problem': Facebook Worker Claims Racial Discrimination

The complaint alleges a hostile environment for Black workers echoing longstanding criticism of the tech company's lack of diversity.

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There's One Pleasant Surprise In 'The Last Of Us Part II': Its Depiction Of Judaism

The fungal zombie apocalypse game is relentlessly grim and wrenching — but there are a few bright moments. One of them is Dina, the love interest, and one of video gaming's rare Jewish characters.

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Over 400 Advertisers Hit Pause On Facebook, Threatening $70 Billion Juggernaut

More than 300 advertisers are pressing pause on their Facebook ads, in a costly backlash against the social network's handling of hate speech.

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Is Remote Work Here To Stay?

A new study shows that about half of the entire workforce is now remote. The case for why "this portends a much bigger shift in the economy."

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Reddit Bans The_Donald, Forum Of Nearly 800,000 Trump Fans, Over Abusive Posts

Reddit unveiled an update to its hate speech policies on Monday, including shutting down about 2,000 subreddits. It is the latest example of a popular online platform cracking down on hate speech.

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Facebook Boycott Grows: Ford Joins Coca-Cola, Starbucks And Other Brands

The list of major advertisers pulling out of Facebook continues to grow as the company weathers criticism over its handling of racist, violent and other hateful rhetoric on the platform.

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Get A Comfortable Chair: Permanent Work From Home Is Coming

After 3 months with much of the country working from home, many employers and their workers now say the benefits of remote work — cost savings and a more relaxed atmosphere — outweigh the drawbacks.

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'The Computer Got It Wrong': How Facial Recognition Led To False Arrest Of Black Man

Robert Williams says his driver's license photo was incorrectly matched with a wanted suspect. He says he was arrested and detained. Though the case was dropped, Williams says its effect is lasting.