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Breaking down the debate over violent video games and school shootings
iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- The investigation into the latest deadly school shooting is far from over, but that hasn't stopped some people from drawing conclusions about the alleged shooter's influences.Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick argued that violent video games have created young people who are "desensitized to violence.""Many [students] have lost empathy to their victims by watching hours and hours of video, violent games," Patrick said on ABC News' "This Week" Sunday, two days after 10 people died at a Santa Fe high school.There’s no evidence indicating how often the alleged shooter, a student at the school, played video games,...
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Uber's new rules on arbitration for sex-related claims face 1st test
Uber (NEW YORK) -- A former employee is suing Uber less than a week after the company announced it is doing away with a rule that forced arbitration on passengers, drivers or employees who come forward with claims of sexual harassment or assault.The lawsuit, filed by software engineer Ingrid Avendaño, alleges years of discrimination based on her gender and race, sexual harassment and a hostile work environment, retaliation for taking a medical leave and pay inequality, among other allegations. The suit will be the first test of the company’s new policy.According to the lawsuit, Avendaño, who worked for the company...
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'If they had spies in my campaign, that would be a disgrace to this country': Trump
ABCNews.com (WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump continued to fuel GOP accusations that an informant was embedded in his presidential campaign for political purposes, saying Tuesday that “a lot of people are saying” there were spies.“A lot of people are saying they had spies in my campaign,” President Trump said during his wide-ranging comments in the Oval Office during a press spray of a meeting with South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in.“If they had spies in my campaign, that would be a disgrace to this country,” Trump continued. “It would be very illegal aside from everything else. It would make probably every...
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Judge orders man, 30, out of parents' home after months-long battle: 'I want you out'
Google Maps (SYRACUSE, N.Y.) -- A New York judge on Tuesday ordered a 30-year-old man to vacate his parents’ home after they took him to court when he refused to leave."I want you out of that household," New York State Supreme Court Judge Donald Greenwood told Michael Rotondo, pointing at him with his right index finger, according to ABC Syracuse affiliate WSYR-TV.Rotondo was displeased, the station reported."That's outrageous," he said. He later confirmed that he plans to appeal the decision.The judge explained that Rotondo was given numerous notices, but Rotondo tried to argue as his own attorney that he needed...
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Foreign journalists set to witness North Korea nuclear test site closing
Airbus Defense and Space/38 North (SEOUL) -- North Korea is set to dismantle its nuclear testing facility at Punggye-ri this week in front of a delegation of two dozen handpicked foreign journalists.The journalists flew on a chartered plane Tuesday from Beijing to the city of Wonsan on the east coast of North Korea and were set to be taken on a long journey to the nuclear site near the village of Punggye-ri.From Wonsan, the group is expected to travel at least 11 hours on a train up the coast and another four hours into the foothills of Mount Mantap by...
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Jamie Foxx to host the 2018 BET Awards
ABC/Randy Holmes (LOS ANGELES) -- BET has tapped Academy Award winning actor Jamie Foxx to host the 2018 BET Awards. The network announced on Tuesday that Foxx has signed on to host the annual event, which will take place in Los Angeles June 24. This will be Foxx's second time hosting the music event -- his first time was in 2009. As previously noted, DJ Khaled tops the list of nominees this year with six nominations, including Video of the Year and two for Best Collaboration, with Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, for "Wild Thoughts," and with Jay-Z, Future and Beyoncé ...
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Serena Williams not seeded in French Open after taking break for maternity leave
Scott Clarke / ESPN Images (NEW YORK) -- Serena Williams will not be given a seeding at this year's French Open, her first major tournament since taking maternity leave.The 36-year-old gave birth to her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., in September 2017.She was ranked number one when she took leave from the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) tour last year, and had dropped to rank 453 during her absence.Without a seeding, the 23-time Grand Slam winner could face highly-ranked opponents in the early round of a tournament she has won three times.“This year, again, tournament officials will establish the list and...
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