So Elon Musk is going to buy Twitter, after all. Country music legend Loretta Lynn has passed away. And how much attention does a Facebook post about a missing child get? It depends on the race of the child.
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Elon Musk’s Twitter deal finally gets the blue check
Business is back on track. After months of legal battles, Twitter has accepted Elon Musk’s offer to buy the social media platform for $54.20 a share, the company announced Tuesday. The billionaire and Tesla CEO made an offer to buy Twitter earlier this year, but then tried to backtrack by alleging that Twitter misrepresented how it measures “spam bot” accounts that are useless to consumers. advertisers. A lawsuit seeking to force Musk to buy Twitter was scheduled to begin on October 17. Shares of Twitter jumped 22% on Tuesday on the news after trading was briefly halted.
No. 62: Aaron Judge breaks Roger Maris’ AL and Yankees homer record
There was a gasp, a moment of silence and an explosion of euphoria on Monday night, resonating deep in the heart of Texas and heard throughout the baseball world. New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge hit the left field wall against Texas Rangers pitcher Jesus Tinoco and at 7:08 p.m. CT became the American League home run king with his 62nd home run of the season, passing former Yankee Roger Maris. record set 61 years ago in 1961. Judge validated his legacy, producing one of the greatest seasons in baseball history, joining the Mount Rushmore of greatest single-season home run hitters: Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa and now Judge.
Country music icon Loretta Lynn dies at 90
Loretta Lynn, who rose from a difficult upbringing to become the most culturally significant singer-songwriter in country music history, has died. She was 90 years old. Lynn’s family said she died in her sleep on tuesday at his “beloved ranch” in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. She was a mother of four when she launched her career in the early 1960s, and although many of her songs were filled with details about her very unique life, they had universal appeal. She wrote about intimate subjects – from her difficult and tiring childhood to the fights with her husband – but managed to touch a collective nerve. In her 1970 hit, “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” Lynn told the story of her upbringing, which helped her reach her widest audience yet.
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Did officials do enough to warn people before Hurricane Ian?
As Florida’s death toll from Hurricane Ian rose to 71 on Tuesday, many continued to wonder if lives could have been saved had authorities moved more quickly to evacuate the barrier islands and other areas devastated by the storm. In Lee County – which includes Fort Myers and where Ian made landfall at 3:05 p.m. Wednesday – authorities waited until 7 a.m. last Tuesday to order people to leave vulnerable coastal areas, while other southwestern counties ordered evacuations last Monday. Of the confirmed deaths, 45 have occurred in Lee County. Republican U.S. Senator Rick Scott, who has served two terms as governor of Florida and has weathered several major hurricanes, said Sunday that state and local officials should review their decisions to see what could have been done differently. But other experts aren’t so sure. keep reading.
How race affects social media efforts to find missing children
Social media could be an equalizer for finding missing children, highlighting posts about children from all walks of life without the filters of traditional media and police gatekeepers. But a USA TODAY analysis suggests Facebook users give more likes, shares and views to posts about missing white children — especially girls — than missing black children. In 375 videos featured on Facebook by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the average number of views on posts about white girls was over 63,000; for black girls, it was 38,300. And the longer a child has been away, the less notice they get. Read more.
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Why is Netflix’s macabre series Jeffrey Dahmer so popular?
The horrific story of Jeffrey Dahmer continues to captivate viewers – while haunting the families of his real-life victims. “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,” the latest project about Dahmer, reenacts the titular serial killer’s macabre killing spree. Unlike previous adaptations, this 10-part series doesn’t shy away from featuring disturbing scenes of homicide, sexual assault, and even cannibalism, and its graphic nature has drawn criticism from victims’ families. But like a car crash, many can’t look away. It’s Netflix’s biggest show debut since “Stranger Things” season 4, with 196.2 million hours watched, according to new data. Trauma experts warn that we have become so enamored with gossip about these cases that we have cast aside all empathy. Has true crime desensitized us to real life tragedies?
Holocaust deniers are running for office – far more than many realize
More than 300 candidates who questioned or rejected the 2020 election result will be on the ballot in 2022. Experts warn that whoever wins these crucial seats will have various tools that could throw the country into chaos in 2024. Network examined candidates refusing the election in seven swing states that President Joe Biden won in 2020 – Arizona, Georgia, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New Mexico and Nevada – representing a total of 84 electoral votes. Many have been targeted by former President Donald Trump and his allies as part of a multi-layered plot to overturn the election. keep reading.