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November 29, 2018

IN THE NEWS: FACEBOOK AND LOCAL NEWS

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook says it will expand a feature that lets people find out what is going on in their own neck of the woods. The feature, called “Today In,” lets people share local news and information, including things like missing-person and pet alerts, crime reports, road closures and school announcement. Facebook launched the service in January with six cities and expanded that to 25, then more. On Wednesday, “Today In” is expanding to 400 cities in the U.S. — and a few others in Australia. The move comes as Facebook tries to shake off its reputation as a hotbed for misinformation and elections-meddling — and rather a place for communities and people to come together and stay informed.

IN THE NEWS: IVANKA TRUMP - EMAILS

WASHINGTON (AP) — “Lock her up?” Not so fast, says Ivanka Trump. The president’s daughter and adviser is defending her use of a private email account to conduct government business. In an interview with ABC News, Ivanka Trump says there is “no equivalency” between what she did and what her father criticized former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for doing. For one thing, Ivanka Trump says there was “no restriction” on using personal email. And she says all her emails have been archived. Clinton deleted thousands of emails that she and her lawyers decided were personal or unrelated to her work as secretary of state before she turned over thousands of other emails to federal investigators.

ON THE WEB: GOOGLE - CONGRESS

CYBERSPACE (AP) — Next week when a congressional hearing puts Google in the hot seat, there will actually be a fanny sitting in that seat this time. Google CEO Sundar Pichai will testify at the hearing next week on the company’s business practices. Three months ago, aides at the House Judiciary Committee put up an empty chair to symbolize his refusal to appear. Among other things, lawmakers are expected to grill Pichai on whether Google rigs its influential search engine to stifle conservative voices.

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by Oscar Wells Gabriel II

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