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DNC Announces Members Of Unity Reform Commission

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The panel was created at the partys national convention in July as a last-minute compromise between supporters of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and those of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who were demanding the elimination of super-delegates from presidential primaries. At the 2016 convention, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and national delegates agreed that in order to capture the energy of Democrats from across the country it is critical that we enhance the nominating process that continues to embrace the big tent of our party, Perez said in a statement. This includes everyone, from lifelong Democrats to 18-year-olds who cast their first [...]

New United Airlines Policy Scraps Last-Minute Boarding for Crew Members

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We issued an updated policy to make sure crews traveling on our aircraft are booked at least 60 minutes prior to departure, United spokeswoman Maggie Schmerin told The Huffington Post on Sunday, noting that previously crews could be booked up until the time of departure. This ensures situations like Flight 3411 never happen again, she said. This is one of our initial steps in a review of our policies in order to deliver the best customer experience. A lawyer for Dao says his client suffered a concussion, a broken nose and missing teeth as a result of the incident. This [...]

Republicans Catch Up In Early Voting For Georgia’s Special Election

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There were roughly the same number of Republicans and Democrats who voted when early voting ended on Friday, according to New York Times election expert Nate Cohn. Michael McDonald, a political scientist at the University of Florida, came up with similar figures. The virtually even turnout among Democrats and Republicans in the district is a major change from the first week of early voting, in which Democrats enjoyed a significant lead. And the lack of party registration in Georgia makes tea-leaf reading that much harder. To identify partisans, Cohn and McDonald looked at the last party primary that each of [...]

Scottish billionaire car dealer Sir Arnold Clark dies – BBC News

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Image copyright Arnold Clark Automobiles Image caption Sir Arnold Clark had been in the car sales business for more than 60 years Sir Arnold Clark, the founder of Britain's biggest independent group of car dealerships, has died at the age of 89. The billionaire was born in Glasgow, where he set up his first showroom in 1954. A statement said he had passed away peacefully, "surrounded by his family". It added that Sir Arnold, who was knighted in 2004, was "an inspiration" and said "the family will continue to carry on his vision". He was confirmed as Britain's first billionaire [...]

Facebook Cracks Down on 30,000 Fake News Accounts Ahead of French Election

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The company is using automated methods to help screen out the fakes, such as finding content repeated on hundreds of the phony sites. Facebook said in a statement Friday that its taking decisive action against the accounts, presumably shutting them down. The company is relying on improvements to recognize these inauthentic accounts more easily by identifying patterns of activity without assessing the content itself, Shaik added. Facebook hopes toreduce the spread of material generated through inauthentic activity, including spam, misinformation, or other deceptive content that is often shared by creators of fake accounts. Facebook is a key element in any [...]