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Donna ISD School Board Accepts $880,000 Lawsuit Settlement

A special meeting took place tonight in Donna, continuing the legal battle between the school district and several employees. Just a few hours ago, the Donna ISD school board voted to accept the proposed settlement–agreed upon by both parties last Saturday. It’s a lawsuit that began in February of 2015, and it’s finally nearing an end. Tonight, six out of seven Donna ISD board members, along with the superintendent, met in closed session to discuss a newly proposed settlement… one that was ordered by federal judge randy crane, who claims the initial jury-awarded settlement of $3 million, was too...

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Tax measure could cause financial jolt to California smokers

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A campaign to raise California’s cigarette tax by $2 a pack said Monday it has collected enough signatures to qualify the proposal for the Nov. 8 ballot and raise the prospect of a pocketbook jolt for smokers in the nation’s most populous state. Backers hope the higher cost of cigarettes would discourage young people from smoking while raising money for anti-smoking campaigns and research on tobacco-related illnesses. The average cost of a pack of cigarettes in California is now about $5.50. The $2-a-pack increase would bump that to about $7.50 — an increase of about...

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Facebook delivers the scoop on how it delivers the news amid bias accusations

The social media giant on Thursday pulled back the curtain on how its Trending Topics feature works, a reaction to a report in the tech blog Gizmodo that claimed Facebook downplays conservative news subjects. Facebook denies that report, which relied upon a single anonymous individual with self-described conservative leanings. In its own blog post , the company said a series of checks and balances — involving both software formulas and humans — ensures that stories displayed in the “trending topics” section aren’t biased. The post linked to a 28-page internal document Facebook uses to determine trending topics, after the...

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National Border Patrol Council Endorses Donald Trump for President

Historic move the National Border Patrol Council has endorsed Donald Trump for president. This endorsement has sparked some criticism at the national level as well as among members of our community here in the valley. Now fearing that border patrol agents hold the same extremist views as Donald Trump. The union had never endorsed a presidential candidate in the primary election but they said they couldn’t keep quiet when it came to border security. They feel that Donald Trump is best suited for this job. In an editorial, New York Times that it was appalling that a union whose...

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