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  • Tesla's at the center of a new lawsuit claiming that the production floor is a "hotbed for racist behavior." An African American employee says black workers at the company are often harassed and deal with -"Civil Rights era race discrimination."
  • The FDA has approved the first “digital pill.” It’s embedded with a sensor so doctors can tell if a patient has taken their medication--- including the date and time the person took it. According to the New York Times, experts estimate that noncompliance to medication costs about $100 billion a year because patients get sicker. The digital pills do raise privacy concerns. 
  • Bill Gates wants to build the community of the future. His investment company invested $80 million in a high tech development outside of Phoenix. The community has high speed internet, self driving cars and new manufacturing technologies. 
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  • FAA orders more engine inspections after Southwest accident

    FAA orders more engine inspections after Southwest accident

    Friday, April 20 2018 4:53 PM EDT2018-04-20 20:53:28 GMT
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    (NTSB via AP). National Transportation Safety Board investigators examine damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The Southwes...(NTSB via AP). National Transportation Safety Board investigators examine damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The Southwes...
    The manufacturer of the jet engine involved in a fatal Southwest Airlines accident Tuesday wants more jets to be inspected for potential problems.
    The manufacturer of the jet engine involved in a fatal Southwest Airlines accident Tuesday wants more jets to be inspected for potential problems.
  • Southwest sends apology, $5K, to passengers on damaged jet

    Southwest sends apology, $5K, to passengers on damaged jet

    Friday, April 20 2018 3:33 PM EDT2018-04-20 19:33:48 GMT
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    Southwest offers apology and compensation to passengers involved in emergency landing incident.
    Southwest offers apology and compensation to passengers involved in emergency landing incident.
  • AP-NORC Poll: Americans expect Russia tension will get worse

    AP-NORC Poll: Americans expect Russia tension will get worse

    Friday, April 20 2018 8:04 AM EDT2018-04-20 12:04:49 GMT
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    Graphic shows results of AP-NORC Center poll on foreign relations and Trump approval; 2c x 5 inches; 96.3 mm x 127 mm;Graphic shows results of AP-NORC Center poll on foreign relations and Trump approval; 2c x 5 inches; 96.3 mm x 127 mm;
    Americans are largely pessimistic about U.S. relations with Russia and China in the next year, and despite signs of diplomatic progress with Kim Jong Un over nuclear weapons, nearly half also expect things to get...
    Americans are largely pessimistic about U.S. relations with Russia and China in the next year, and despite signs of diplomatic progress with Kim Jong Un over nuclear weapons, nearly half also expect things to get worse with North Korea.
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