NFLs New Orleans Saints fight to shield emails in Catholic abuse crisis

The Saints are trying to keep the public from seeing emails that allegedly show executives doing PR damage control for the areas Roman Catholic archdiocese The New Orleans Saints are going to court to keep the public from seeing hundreds of emails that allegedly show team executives doing public relations damage control for the areas [&hellip

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This Startup Wants to Help Indie Booksellers Take on Amazon

More often than not, when people buy books online, they do so by clicking little thumbnails of novels and essay collections on Amazon’s website. Those thumbnails then materialize as physical copies on their doorsteps in a matter of days. Easy-peasy. The online retailer is the most dominant force in American bookselling today, accounting for over [&hellip

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Publisher cancels Jeanine Cummins tour for American Dirt over safety fears

The book gained praise before its release, but was panned by Mexican American writers for its stereotypical depictions The publisher of Jeanine Cummins controversial novel American Dirt has cancelled the remainder of her promotional tour, citing concerns for her safety. The novel about a Mexican mother and her young son fleeing to the US border [&hellip

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Latin American female writers ‘get literary place they deserve’ in new collection

Project in Mexico to reprint books highlighting works of great literary value Tita Valencias first novel, Minotaur Fighting, was inspired by the end of a love affair. Intimate, raw, and experimental, the 1976 book won Valencia the Xavier Villarrutia prize the most prestigious award in Mexican literature. It also won her deep disapproval from the [&hellip

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ToursByLocals snaps up its first funding, C$33M, to link sightseers with guides globally

The tours and experiences market is projected to be worth $183 billion this year, and today a startup that has made inroads into the space through bootstrapping is announcing its first outside investment. ToursByLocals — which sources local guides in some 162 countries, then helps tourists search and book them for either individual or small [&hellip

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NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke set to exit company in 2020 amid ongoing NBC News scandals: report

NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke is reportedly stepping down in 2020. NBC News did not immediately respond when asked if publishing a report about its parent company’s boss is confirmation of his departure is imminent. CNBC, also under the NBCUniversal umbrella, reported Burke’s looming exit, too, while also noting that “NBCUniversal” declined comment. Insiders feel that [&hellip

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Trump lashes out at evangelical publication that called for his removal

President Donald Trump and Franklin Graham, along with their ardent followers, are firing back at yesterdays surprising editorial by evangelical publication Christianity Today, which called for Trump to be removed from office. Written by Christianity Today editor Mark Galli, the editorial asserted that Trump had not only violated the Constitution by using the office to [&hellip

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Uber Safety Report Notes 3,000 Reported Sexual Assaults Last Year | Betches

The company gave us an extra helping of terror this week with its long-awaited, 60-page safety report. The report breaks down how many of the 2.3 billion trips taken with the app in the United States over the past two years occurred with serious incidents.  Beyond sexual assault cases, the company went into details about [&hellip

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Despite bans, Giphy still hosts self-harm, hate speech and child sex abuse content

Image search engine Giphy bills itself as providing a “fun and safe way” to search and create animated GIFs. But despite its ban on illicit content, the site is littered with self-harm and child sex abuse imagery, TechCrunch has learned. A new report from Israeli online child protection startup L1ght — previously AntiToxin Technologies — [&hellip

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The ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ redesign was led by a ‘Sonic’ artist

The latest trailerbacklash over the original and more realistic lookgoing back to the drawing boardhired to work on the redesignAfter the trailers online debut, artist and director Tyson Hesse revealed that he led the team who redesigned the look of Sonic in . Honored to have been brought in to lead the design on the [&hellip

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