daily links: february 2018

2.1.18
CNN.com—Trump's FBI director has "grave concerns" about the factuality of a classified memo that Republicans wrote and want to release publicly
USA Today—Amazon, JP Morgan, and Berkshire Hathaway create new joint company to tackle health care costs
NBC News—Trump's CDC director steps down after it is revealed that she bought shares in a tobacco company shortly after taking over leadership of the agency
BBC News—Samsung making chips specially designed to mine cryptocurrency
ABCnews.com—House of Cards resumes production without Kevin Spacey
CBS News—Tom Hanks to play Mister Rogers in biopic of the childrens television star


2.2.18
CNN.com—Trump's FBI director has "grave concerns" about the factuality of a classified memo that Republicans wrote and want to release publicly
USA Today—Amazon, JP Morgan, and Berkshire Hathaway create new joint company to tackle health care costs
NBC News—Trump's CDC director steps down after it is revealed that she bought shares in a tobacco company shortly after taking over leadership of the agency
BBC News—Samsung making chips specially designed to mine cryptocurrency
ABCnews.com—House of Cards resumes production without Kevin Spacey
CBS News—Tom Hanks to play Mister Rogers in biopic of the childrens television star


2.5.18
CNN.com—Trump's lawyers don't want him to do an interview with Mueller because they worry he will get caught lying to investigators
ABCnews.com—Winner of $561 million Powerball jackpot is suing to maintain her anonymity
USA Today—The Dow falls nearly 1200 points, the largest single day drop in history
NBC News—Pennsylvania will have to redraw its congressional districts after Supreme Court turns down a challenge from the GOP, who have benefitted from the extreme gerrymandering
BBC News—100 million year old arachnid preserved in amber gives new insights into the evolution of spiders
CBS News—First full trailer for Han Solo standalone film released


2.6.18
CNN.com—SpaceX successfully launches its Falcon Heavy rocket for the first time, the most powerful rocket in history
ABCnews.com—Appeals court upholds $25 million judgment against Trump University
NBC News—Trump asks military to throw a parade like the one he saw in France
BBC News—Bitcoin continues its freefall
USA Today—Best Buy to quit selling music CDs later this year
CBS News—Patriots star Rob Gronkowski's home was robbed while he was playing in the Super Bowl


2.7.18
NBC News—FDA classifies popular alternative medicine herb kratom as an opioid
ABCnews.com—Trump advisor tells people not to get a flu shot and instead innoculate themselves with the word of god
USA Today—Clever Girl Scout sets up cookie booth outside of California marijuana store and sells 300 boxes in six hours
CNN.com—Nancy Pelosi sets a House record with an eight hour speech on DACA
CBS News—LA Times sold to biotech billionaire for $500 million
BBC News—Game of Thrones showrunners will helm a new series of Star Wars films after the HBO show ends in 2019


2.8.18
CNN.com—The Dow has another terrible day, closing down more than 1,000 points for the second time this week
USA Today—Amazon to offer free two hour delivery from Whole Foods stores for Prime customers in four cities
NBC News—Study finds that suicides rose 10% in the four months after Robin Williams killed himself
BBC News—Twitter posts a quarterly profit for the first time in its history
CBS News—Minnesota school district removes To Kill a Mockingbird and Huckleberry Finn from reading lists because the texts contain racial slurs
ABCnews.com—"Hangry" added to OED


2.9.18
CNN.com—To no one's surprise, Trump blocks the release of the Democratic memo to counter the GOP one that he authorized earlier in the week
ABCnews.com—Amazon may start its own delivery service to compete with UPS and FedEx
BBC News—Uber and Waymo settle lawsuit over self-driving technology for $245 million
CBS News—Georgia Tech basketball coach accused of sexual assault
USA Today—Congress passes last minute budget bill and avoids another government shutdown
NBC News—LL Bean revises its 106 year old lifetime return policy beause of repeat abuses by a small group of customers


2.12.18
BBC News—Unilever threatens to pull ads from Google and Facebook if they do not do enough to control the promotion of racist and other extremist views on their platforms
NBC News—Facebook testing a downvote button, but claims it is not a dislike button
USA Today—Trump wants to privatize teh ISS by 2025
CNN.com—Remington gun manufacturer plans to file for bankruptcy
ABCnews.com—Three Applebee's employees fired after being accused of treating black customers differently
CBS News—Equifax data breach is worse than originally reported


2.13.18
CNN.com—Trump's lawyer says he paid $130,000 of his own money to silence porn star who had an affair with the then-candidate, but that could still be considered an illegal campaign donation
NBC News—Facebook testing a downvote button, but claims it is not a dislike button
USA Today—Trump wants to privatize teh ISS by 2025
CNN.com—Remington gun manufacturer plans to file for bankruptcy
ABCnews.com—Three Applebee's employees fired after being accused of treating black customers differently
CBS News—Equifax data breach is worse than originally reported


2.14.18
USA Today—17 dead after mass shooting at school in Florida
CNN.com—US intelligence agencies say that Americans should not use mobile phones made by Chinese companies Huawei or ZTE
CBS News—Amazon becomes more valuable than Microsoft after stock price surge
NBC News—Man accused of murder says his victim hired him to kill her as a form of suicide
ABCnews.com—Germany considers making mass transit free as a way of reducing traffic congestion and pollution
BBC News—New family of antibiotics discovered in soil samples


2.15.18
NBC News—Steve Bannon has reportedly been interviewed by Mueller's team multiple times in the past week
BBC News—Latest version of Google's Chrome browser has automatic built-in blocking of certain kinds of online ads
CNN.com—SEC blocks Chinese buyout of Chicago Stock Exchange by group of Chinese investors
ABCnews.com—DNA analysis shows that oldest known Briton had dark skin and blue eyes
CBS News—Jeffrey Tambor fired from his award-winning role on Transparent after sexual harrassment allegations
USA Today—McDonald's to remove cheeseburgers and chocolate milk from Happy Meal menu options


2.20.18
CNN.com—Florida lawmakers won't even allow a bill to ban assault weapons to make it to a vote
USA Today—NCAA orders Louisville to vacate its 2013 basketball national championship
CBS News—Jeff Bezos begins construction on a massive 10,000 year clock
NBC News—Black Panther breaks box office records in its opening weekend
BBC News—Logistics snafu means many KFC restaurants in the UK do not have any chicken
ABCnews.com—MLB introduces new rules meant to speed up games


2.21.18
ABCnews.com—Trump hosts listening session with students affected by gun violence in their schools
CBS News—Supreme Court rules that whistleblower law only protects people who report violations of the law to the government, with no protections for raising the alarm with corporate management
NBC News—Top Ford executive forced out after investigation reveals in appropriate behavior
CNN.com—AT&T names the first three cities where it will roll out its next generation 5G network
USA Today—Domino's says it will not outsource its deliveries and that its pizzas will only be delivered by its employees
BBC News—Fourth treasure hunter dies seeking $2 million fortune buried in the Rocky Mountains


2.22.18
NBC News—ACLU report details the increasing criminalization of private debt that resembles the rise of debtor's prisons
ABCnews.com—Mark Cuban fined $600,000 by the NBA for publicly saying that he told his players to tank this season
CBS News—Climate scientists consider adding a Category 6 to classify especially powerful storms
BBC News—White nationalist sues after being banned from Twitter
CNN.com—Snapchat stock loses $1.3 billion in value after Kylie Jenner tweets that she no longer uses the app
USA Today—Apple reveals upgrade roadmap for AirPods


2.23.18
NBC News—Scientists attribute oldest known cave drawings and jewelry to Neanderthals, not modern humans
CBS News—The Jurassic World sequel won't be released until this summer, but Universal has already announced a third installment
USA Today—Las Vegas airport adds "pot amnesty" boxes
ABCnews.com—BMW planning to build electric Minis in China
CNN.com—Snapchat stock loses $1.3 billion in value after Kylie Jenner tweets that she no longer uses the app
CNN.com—Dropbox files for $500 million IPO


2.26.18
CNN.com—Supreme Court declines to hear DACA case, meaning the lower court's ruling will keep the program in place for at least several more months
ABCnews.com—Police find no evidence of foul play in case of missing CDC employee
CBS News—CNN president calls for government oversight of Facebook and Google, which he labels as monopolies
CBS News—Director Kevin Smith suffers massive heart attack
USA Today—Survey of Millenials finds that a third of them would break up with their significant others for a $37,000 raise
NBC News—Degas artwork found on Paris bus nine years after it was stolen


2.27.18
NBC News—Supreme Court rules that immigrants who face deportation can be detained indefinitely without bail
CBS News—Trump announces campaign manager for his 2020 reelection bid
CNN.com—Jared Kushner stripped of highest level security clearance
ABCnews.com—California to allow testing of driverless cars without backup human drivers on public roads
BBC News—Levi's to start using laser to finish its distressed jeans
USA Today—Amazon buying video doorbell maker Ring


2.28.18
CNN.com—White House communications director Hope Hicks resigns one day after testifying before Congress that her job sometimes requires her to lie on behalf of Donald Trump
USA Today—Vodafone and Nokia have plans to put 4G cellular network on the moon
CBS News—Dick's Sporting Goods announces that it will no longer sell assault rifles
ABCnews.com—California to allow testing of driverless cars without backup human drivers on public roads
BBC News—Disneyland Paris planning $2.4 billion expansion
NBC News—Black Panther still going strong through it's second week

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