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Border Residents Receive Federal Notice of Land Purchase

U.S./ MEXICO BORDER (KFXV) — Residents along the border are starting to receive notices from the federal government about purchasing their land to build the proposed border wall. One family near Los Ebanos told Fox News that they received a letter from the department of Homeland Security a week before the president took office about the purchase of their land at $2,900 dollars an acre. The Salinas family said that if they refused to sell their 16 acres near the Rio Grande River, their land could be confiscated. Other families in the area received similar...

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Fitbit tracks your steps; now it wants to chart your Zs, too

BY ANICK JESDANUN – AP TECHNOLOGY WRITER NEW YORK (AP) — Fitbit, whose devices encourage people to walk 10,000 steps each day, now wants to put them to sleep as well. The company said data collected by the millions of Fitbit trackers in use show that people are averaging less than seven hours of sleep a night, the amount recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And the Zs people do get aren’t necessarily the right kind of sleep. So Fitbit will offer deeper sleep tracking on some of its devices. Fitbits already track how much sleep...

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High school makes $24 million from Snap IPO

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California high school has made millions of dollars from the initial public offering of shares in Snap Inc., the company behind the Snapchat photo messaging application. The board of the Saint Francis high school in Mountain View agreed to invest $15,000 in seed money in Snap in 2012, when the company was just getting started. They had been invited to do so by one of the student’s parents, a venture capital investor, the high school president says in a letter issued to the school community Thursday. The school held onto the investment until this...

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Apprehension Arises With Executive Orders Implementation

RGV (KFXV) –Some Valley residents are concerned over the new changes to guidelines proposed by the president’s administration that could land them in jail. In Sullivan City, Police Chief Ricardo Ozuna says his department constantly works with other agencies like the Border Patrol, and says it does not affect the security of their community. The concern arose after a set of documents leaked highlighting sections of the president’s executive orders to use local police to enforce federal immigration...

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Facebook takes aim at fake news with new ‘trending’ formula

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is updating its "trending" feature that highlights hot topics on its social networking site, part of its effort to root out the kind of fake news stories that critics contend helped Donald Trump become president. With the changes announced Wednesday, Facebook’s trending list will consist of topics being covered by several publishers. Before, it focused on subjects drawing the biggest crowds of people sharing or commenting on posts. The switch is intended to make Facebook a more credible source of information by steering hordes of its 1.8 billion users toward topics that "reflect real...

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