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What Facebook scandals? Its earnings are expected to dominate

Facebook has been widely criticized for its scandals and bad behavior. But the company keeps raking in money. As long as Facebook’s 2.3 billion users keep logging onto the platform, it’ll keep bringing in ad revenue, according to Ben Schachter, senior internet analyst at Macquarie Groups. All the negative headlines — about the social media…MORE

Trump’s dreary winter turns into royal spring

If President Donald Trump’s winter was a dreary dirge of special counsel suspense and border wall bitterness, his spring is shaping up in far more royal fashion. On two separate overseas ventures, the President will be treated to the elaborate pageantry he treasures, hosted by royal heads-of-state on opposite sides of the globe both eager…MORE

Interior inspector general opens investigation into multiple department senior executives

The Interior Department’s Inspector General has opened an investigation into potential ethics violations of several senior executives at the department, according to a letter obtained by CNN. The inspector general opened the investigation after the Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan ethics group, submitted a complaint to the office in February. The complaint named six senior…MORE

Police in Illinois release father’s 911 call about missing 5-year-old son

“We have a missing child.” With those words, the father of 5-year-old Andrew “AJ” Freund calmly reported the Illinois boy missing Thursday morning, according to a 911 call released by the Crystal Lake Police Department on Tuesday. “Woke up this morning and he wasn’t … he wasn’t,” Andrew Freund Sr. told the dispatcher. Police have…MORE

We stan: Merriam-Webster just added 640 new words

A word (heh) of warning: If you hate internet slang and buzzy pop culture words, this news isn’t for you. Merriam-Webster has added 640 new words to the dictionary, and together, they’re a pretty good portrait of how we talk to each other online in 2019. Take, for instance, the word “buzzy.” We just used…MORE

What Donald Trump’s unsettlingly erratic 24 hours on Twitter tell us

It’s hard to even imagine President Donald Trump’s Twitter addiction getting worse, but we may be living through just that right now. Consider that over the past 24 hours, Trump has tweeted (and retweeted) 52 things. In a 30-minute span on Monday night, he retweeted 24 items — about nine different topics and from 15…MORE