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New York Times Journalists Considering Byline Strike In Contract Dispute

Hundreds of unionized New York Times journalists are considering a byline strike as contract negotiations between the Newspaper Guild of New York and the newspaper continue in mediation, according to a memo from the newspaper union obtained by TPM.

FTC Publishes Facial Recognition Guidelines

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is facing the fact that facial recognition technology is becoming more commonplace in commercial settings and on Monday released new guidelines (PDF) for companies that use the technology, what it calls “best practices.”

Can U.S. Still Lead In Economic And ‘Soft’ Power

At Monday night’s foreign policy debate, the first round of questions for the presidential candidates will involve “America’s role in the world.”

Swapping Out Sugary Soda For Diet Drinks May Help Tip The Scale In Your Favor

Diet soda. We love it or hate it. But there’s no doubt that consumption is on the rise. More Americans than ever are drinking diet colas, along with other zero- and low-calorie alternatives.

International Cycling Union Strips Armstrong Of 7 Tour De France Titles

The American cyclist Lance Armstrong has been stripped of all seven of his Tour de France titles, the International Cycling Union said today.

Israel’s cranes reprove Barack Obama’s failure to pursue two-state solution

At the eastern tip of the Israeli settlement of Ariel, cranes and earth-movers are at work on the college campus, which stretches across a hill overlooking the villages and valleys of the West Bank. Eleven miles from the internationally recognised Green Line separating Israel from thePalestinian Territories, construction is under way of buildings to accommodate a projected growth from 13,000 to 20,000 students over the next 10 years.

Wisconsin shooting: man suspected of killing three found dead in spa

A man police suspected of killing three people and wounding four others by opening fire at a tranquil day spa was found dead on Sunday afternoon following a six-hour manhunt that locked down a shopping centre, country club and hospital in suburban Milwaukee.

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