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Ex-FBI deputy director faulted by Justice Department on media disclosure

Ex-FBI deputy director faulted by Justice Department on media disclosureBy Nathan Layne WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Justice’s inspector general released a report on Friday concluding that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe misled investigators about a decision to break with the agency’s standard policy and inform a journalist about a probe into the Clinton Foundation in 2016. The highly anticipated report detailed an investigation that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions cited when he fired McCabe last month, hours before the 21-year veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation was set to retire and receive his full pension. Responding to the inspector general’s report, McCabe said he believed repeated calls by President Donald Trump to fire him had prompted a rush to judgment and an unfair probe into his conduct.



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Starbucks faces social media backlash over tepid apology for alleged racial profiling

Starbucks faces social media backlash over tepid apology for alleged racial profilingCell phone video captured a bewildered man at Starbucks this week asking Philadelphia police why they were arresting his two black friends.  Onlookers said there didn't appear to be a reason for the arrest. The men were simply sitting at the coffee shop, waiting for their business associate — the aforementioned bewildered man — to show up before placing their orders. SEE ALSO: The tech talent gap is real. Increased diversity is the solution. Now, Starbucks has confirmed that the incident was a mistake, and "are disappointed this led to an arrest." The three-sentence apology, however, is short on details or a even just a blunt admission of guilt. The company did not reply to Mashable's request for more details at the time of this publication.  We apologize to the two individuals and our customers for what took place at our Philadelphia store on Thursday. pic.twitter.com/suUsytXHks — Starbucks Coffee (@Starbucks) April 14, 2018 On April 12, a Twitter user posted a 45-second video of the arrest online, in which she commented: "All the other white ppl are wondering why it’s never happened to us when we do the same thing." @Starbucks The police were called because these men hadn’t ordered anything. They were waiting for a friend to show up, who did as they were taken out in handcuffs for doing nothing. All the other white ppl are wondering why it’s never happened to us when we do the same thing. pic.twitter.com/0U4Pzs55Ci — Melissa DePino (@missydepino) April 12, 2018 The "same thing," specifically, is waiting for a friend or sitting at Starbucks before ordering a drink. This is obviously common in many Starbucks scenarios, as Starbucks is one of the nation's most popular meeting places.  As the company states on its website: Details are still lacking, but it appears a Starbucks employee may have called the police on the two black men who — according to Commissioner Richard Ross — didn't leave the establishment after they were refused access to the bathroom because they weren't paying customers. In the tweeted statement, Starbucks apologized to the two customers. It's unlikely such a public apology would have occurred if Starbucks wasn't directly responsibly for the arrest. It's also unlikely that Starbucks would have been forced to publicly apologize for the event had the video of the wrongful arrest not been published to social media. It became an issue they couldn't ignore.  As of 4:30 p.m. Eastern time on April 14, the Twitter video has accumulated nearly four million views and the social media conversation around it continues. How revealing that a @Starbucks employee, who works in a place where people spend hours sitting around using the wifi and tapping away on their laptops with or without coffee, gets alarmed enough to call the cops just because black men enter the space and don’t order right away. t.co/pdzXYfMc09 — Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) April 14, 2018 You'll notice that nowhere in this "apology" was an admission of wrongdoing. Starbucks doesn't think the employees were wrong to call the cops on those men, they're just sorry the men got arrested over it. t.co/wcE6s20lwk — EricaJoy (@EricaJoy) April 14, 2018 This is an example of saying a lot but saying nothing. Who called the cops, why did they call the cops, why were the black men targeted for minding their business. I have been to starbucks all over the country 50% of people there not doing nothing but chilling. Need better answer t.co/SdfDHSxK0C — Robert Littal (@BSO) April 14, 2018 It took Starbucks two days to issue a paragraph. — Mohamed Salih (@MohamedMOSalih) April 14, 2018 WATCH: NASA needs you to send them pictures of clouds



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EPA Reportedly Used Social Media To Justify Pruitt's Expensive Security

EPA Reportedly Used Social Media To Justify Pruitt's Expensive SecurityThe Environmental Protection Agency pointed to social media posts that were



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Revenge of the Faceblockers: Social media abstainers aren't worried about their data

Revenge of the Faceblockers: Social media abstainers aren't worried about their dataAmericans who never joined Facebook aren’t worried about their data being misused — because they never provided it.



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Fugitive who announced 2 killings on social media found dead

Fugitive who announced 2 killings on social media found deadEAST RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) — A fugitive who announced on social media that he had fatally shot his mother and a friend in Tennessee has apparently killed himself, authorities said after the man's body was found Monday in neighboring Mississippi.



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Hostages and rebels leave Douma under evacuation deal: state media

Hostages and rebels leave Douma under evacuation deal: state mediaThe first batch of freed hostages from rebel-held Syrian city of Douma arrived on Sunday at an army-controlled crossing in the first phase of a far-reaching deal to evacuate thousands of rebels to northern Syria, state media’s live footage showed. In parallel with the first batch of hostages, a bus carrying dozens of fighters and their families left the besieged enclave enroute to opposition-held areas in northern Syria in an arrangement expected to be completed within several days.



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Journalism School Backlash Against Media Giant Sinclair Grows

Journalism School Backlash Against Media Giant Sinclair GrowsFourteen journalism schools have now signed a letter denouncing Sinclair



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Ex-New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and wife Judith divorcing: media

Ex-New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and wife Judith divorcing: mediaFormer New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who rose to national fame in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks, and his third wife, Judith, are divorcing, the New York Post reported on Wednesday. After a 15-year marriage, Judith Giuliani, 63, filed a contested divorce proceeding in state Supreme Court in Manhattan, indicating an expected fight over their assets, including properties in New York and Palm Beach, Florida. “It is with great sadness I can confirm that Judith and I are divorcing,” Rudy Giuliani, 73, told the Post.



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The State Department Wants to Require Visa Applicants to Submit Five Years of Social Media Details

The State Department Wants to Require Visa Applicants to Submit Five Years of Social Media DetailsThe new rules would apply to virtually all applicants for immigrant and non-immigrant visas



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Parkland Survivors Call Out Media For Ignoring Gun Violence In Black Communities

Parkland Survivors Call Out Media For Ignoring Gun Violence In Black CommunitiesA group of students who survived last month's deadly school shooting in



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