Judge blocks Texas rules that would require fetal remains be buried/cremated

Judge blocks Texas rules that would require fetal remains be buried/cremated

As had widely been expected, a federal judge in Texas blocked the state until at least next month from implementing the controversial rules that would mandate burial or cremation of fetal remains.

The rules, which had been slated to take effect on coming Monday, would require hospitals and clinics to either bury or cremate fetal remains from abortions or miscarriages, instead of disposing of them in a sanitary landfill.

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Facebook is working to weed out fake news and hoaxes

Facebook is working to weed out fake news and hoaxes

In a blog post published Thursday, Facebook's Adam Mosseri - the company's Vice President of News Feed - said that steps are being taken by the company to eliminate fake news and hoaxes, in an effort to address the growing controversy over the role that it allegedly plays in the spread of misinformation on the Internet.

Sharing details about Facebook's plans to weed out fake news, Mosseri said that the company would simplify the hoax reporting process, and will also make it easier for fact-checking organizations to flag fake stories.

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Donald Trump tells tech leaders that his administration is "here to help you folks do well"

Donald Trump tells tech leaders that his administration is "here to help you fol

At a summit organized at the Trump Tower in New York City on Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump met with some of the high-profile tech industry executives from the Silicon Valley, to talk about how they can work together in his new presidential administration.

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Rural U.S. kids are born addicted to heroin, opioids: report

Rural U.S. kids are born addicted to heroin, opioids: report

Thousands of American kids, particularly in rural areas, are born addicted to heroin and powerful prescription painkillers or opioids because of prevalent drug abuse by pregnant women, according to a new study.

Widespread drug abuse by pregnant women make newborns addicted to heroin, opioids and potent prescription painkillers like OxyContin, Percocet and Vicodin.

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Ohio Gov. Kasich rejects ‘heartbeat bill’

Ohio Gov. Kasich rejects ‘heartbeat bill’

Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday vetoed the so-called "heartbeat bill," a controversial measure that would have given the state the strictest abortion ban in the entire nation.

However, Kasich also signed a separate measure into law that would prevent abortions after 20 weeks' gestation. Abortion opponents and human rights groups say fetuses start feeling pain when they become 20-week old.

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Oculus Rift reorganization creates unusual vacancy at the top

Oculus Rift reorganization creates unusual vacancy at the top

Facebook-owned Oculus Rift virtual-reality (VR) headset manufacturer has recently undergone a reorganization as a result of which an unusual vacancy has been created for the post of a new CEO.

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Texas sued over controversial rule to bury or cremate aborted fetuses

Texas sued over controversial rule to bury or cremate aborted fetuses

In a bid to prevent Texas from enacting a controversial rule that would require fetal remains to be buried or cremated after abortions or miscarriages, multiple abortion rights groups filed a lawsuit on Monday.

The suit, filed by groups like Americans United for Life and the Center for Reproductive Rights, alleges that the rule is politically motivated and that it was designed to shame women.

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Apple launches iOS 10.2 update for iPhone; unfolds new emojis

Apple launches iOS 10.2 update for iPhone; unfolds new emojis

In a Monday announcement, tech biggie Apple announced the official rollout of its iOS 10.2 software update for the iPhone. The update was earlier available in beta.

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Top Silicon Valley executives to attend meeting with Donald Trump

Top Silicon Valley executives to attend meeting with Donald Trump

According to a Re/code report, invitations were sent out last week to the some of the most prominent executives of the Silicon Valley, for a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump.

The invitations were signed by Jared Kushner -- Trump's son-in-law and adviser -- as well as Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, and billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel.

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Magic Leap CEO responds to critical report about the company’s mixed reality product

Magic Leap CEO responds to critical report about the company’s mixed reality pro

In a Friday blog post, secretive startup Magic Leap's CEO Rony Abovitz issued a public message related to the company's not-much-known augmented reality/mixed reality product. The message marked Magic Leap's indirect response to The Information's critical story - published on Thursday - about the hype surrounding the product.

Abovitz said in his message that he does not get "precious about anything," and added that Magic Leap's mixed reality device will be much better than the rival devices currently available on the market.

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