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  1. Washington Post: Mick Mulvaney says US is 'desperate' for legal immigrants Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said at a private event Wednesday that the US is "desperate" for more legal immigrants to help grow the economy, according to audio of his comments obtained by The Washington Post.
  2. Shanghai is China's economic juggernaut. Coronavirus has left it a city on edge On a normal weekend, Shanghai's world-famous Nanjing Road is packed with shoppers and tourists, keen to indulge themselves in China's thriving financial hub.
  3. Harvard Law Professor Sparks Outrage With 'Camps' Comment on Ad for Summit on Principled Conservatism Anti-liberal Harvard Law professor Adrian Vermuele sparked controversy Thursday on Twitter by saying a group of principled conservatives would comprise the "first group for the camps."
  4. Twitter is considering warning users when politicians post misleading tweets Twitter is experimenting with labeling lies and misinformation posted by politicians and public figures. | Amal KS/Hindustan Times via Getty Images Leaked design plans reveal that the company is thinking about putting bright red and orange labels on false tweets by politicians and public figures. Twitter is experimenting with putting bright orange and red labels underneath false statements and misinformation posted by politicians and public figures. According to a new report, the company included tweets from Sen. Bernie Sanders and Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy in its design mockups. If implemented, the designs would be a significant expansion of the company’s policies for moderating specific kinds of misinformation, such as around anti-vaccination conspiracies and false information about voting — and more recently, deceptively edited videos. Twitter is considering adding the warning labels, which appear roughly as big as a tweet itself, as one component of a bigger set of policies around combating misinformation on the platform. In a mockup of the feature, which NBC News obtained and first reported, “harmfully misleading” misinformation would be fact-checked directly underneath the tweet by fact-checkers, journalists, and potentially other users participating in a points-based community moderation system similar to Wikipedia. It’s unclear how Twitter would determine which posts to flag as misleading or exactly how the points-based system for community moderators would work. A spokesperson for Twitter told Recode that the specific mockups NBC reported on are just one example of several ideas in the early research stage, and they have not been approved for rollout. “We’re exploring a number of ways to address misinformation and provide more context for Tweets on Twitter. This is a design mockup for one option that would involve community feedback. Misinformation is a critical issue and we will be testing many different ways to address it.” Regardless of whether or not Twitter ends up implementing these warning labels, the mockups are the latest example of how social media companies are trying to combat a torrent of online misinformation, particularly leading up to the 2020 US presidential election. Facebook already labels some content as false using third-party fact-checkers. And beginning March 5, Twitter is planning to start removing or labeling some “manipulated media,” which would include deceptively edited videos like the one that went viral last summer that had been tweaked to make House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appear intoxicated. On Thursday, Twitter confirmed that a widely circulated video of former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg onstage at the recent democratic presidential debates that was deceptively edited would be labeled as manipulated media under those new rules. While NBC News reported that these design mockups were a “possible iteration” of the previously announced manipulated media rules, a Twitter spokesperson disputed that these designs are tied to the March 5 rollout. “The mockups that you see are completely early-stage research, and it’s just one of a variety of options,” a spokesperson for Twitter told Recode. “There’s no timeline. But we’re obviously always trying to get ahead of what we’re seeing and not leave any stone unturned.” The leaked designs give some examples of cases where Twitter might apply the label, including one attached to a claim Bernie Sanders tweeted about how 40 percent of guns in the US are sold without background checks (that percentage is from an outdated study; more recent estimates say it’s closer to 22 percent). Another debunks the false conspiracy theory that the novel coronavirus was a man-made virus. (While the exact origins of the novel coronavirus are unknown, the Centers for Disease Control says it seems to have emerged from an animal source.) And the third is a tweet by House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy claiming that the US intelligence community secretly removed whistleblower rules prior to the Trump Ukraine whistleblower coming forward (there is no known evidence to support that). Joan Donovan, who studies online media disinformation at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center, said she found the new plans interesting, but that they also raised questions. Donovan cautioned that a community moderation system could be exploited by “highly motivated and coordinated groups” who could “get another battleground” with the misleading label feature. Donovan also questioned whether Twitter would actually enforce the fact-check policy in practice, particularly against prominent people, and asked how many times a prominent figure would be able to tweet a misleading statement before being banned. “The problem all along has been a failure to moderate elite influencers and politicians.” A spokesperson for Twitter declined to answer questions about how Twitter planned to enforce such a policy and how many misleading posts it would take to get banned, saying that the mockups were tentative. Although Twitter says it’s far from the possibility of introducing the labels on its platform, the leaked plans today are a fascinating insight into how one of the world’s most powerful platforms for sharing political speech is thinking about how to better monitor the half-truths and all-out lies that so frequently spread on its service.
  5. Jesse Watters sums up Las Vegas debate: 'This is not a good time to be a Democrat' Jesse Watters said Thursday that it's "not a good time to be a Democrat" following Wednesday's Nevada Democratic presidential debate, which many critics and pundits are calling a win for the president.
  6. The Rangers finally have a meaningful game again RALEIGH, N.C. — Let’s shuffle back through the microfilm of history to find the most recent game the Rangers played that had as much importance in the standings as Friday night’s match against the Hurricanes. Flip, flip, flip. Ah, here we are: The Winter Classic at Citi Field on Jan. 1, 2018. The Rangers of...
  7. Brooklyn clocktower penthouse available for first time in 23 years Tucked away surreptitiously behind the clock face of Brooklyn’s landmarked Eagle Warehouse & Storage Company building in Dumbo is a penthouse that is headed to the market Friday for $2.35 million, Mansion Global has exclusively learned. The clock, which doubles as a unique window offering views over the nearby Brooklyn Bridge, the East River and...
  8. "CBS This Morning" podcast covers women's heart health Cardiologist Dr. Jennifer Mieres joins CBS News medical contributor and cardiologist Dr. Tara Narula to discuss risk factors and symptoms of heart disease in women.
  9. Friend of Ohio mass shooter sentenced on gun charges The sentencing comes after a 24-year-old opened fire in a popular nightlife district, killing nine and injuring 27.
  10. D.C. police arrest suspect in fatal stabbing on U Street A roundup of news from the Washington region.
  11. Watch A Sneak Peak Of Jackson And Jo Saving A Couple After Bear Attack On 'Grey's Anatomy' The doctors and firefighters go camping in yet another "Grey's Anatomy" and "Station 19" crossover event.
  12. Rep. tells GOP to 'get a backbone' against Russian meddling Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY) chastises her Republican colleagues and says none of them have responded to the briefing delivered to lawmakers warning them that the intelligence community believes Russia is already taking steps to interfere in the 2020 election with the goal of helping President Donald Trump win, which three sources familiar with the matter have told CNN.
  13. Amazon whiffs big with silly Al Pacino Nazi-hunting series ‘Hunters’ People wonder if we’re still living in the era of Peak TV. For a few years, it seemed no one could do anything wrong. There were blockbuster shows, fresh voices and movie stars who weren’t really stars anymore but didn’t seem to mind because they were starring in “prestige” TV projects with other actors they...
  14. Geraldo Rivera calls Roger Stone a 'bully' and a 'braggart' but admits prosecution has 'very, very unfair' Fox News Correspondent-At-Large Geraldo Rivera described longtime Republican consultant Roger Stone as a bigmouthed braggart Thursday but added that shouldn't allow him to be unfairly prosecuted.
  15. Consumer Reports ranked and revealed the top cars of 2020 based on price range The quality gap between mainstream and luxury vehicles has shrunk so much that Consumer reports no longer breaks them into separate categories.  
  16. Did the 'liberal lion' of the 9th Circuit bully and mistreat his clerks? A former clerk told a congressional panel that the late Judge Stephen Reinhardt sexually harassed her. Dozens of his former clerks issued a statement supporting her, saying some experienced "sexist, workplace bullying."
  17. Republican Matt Gaetz's Challenger, a Retired US Navy Commander, Says Rep is Using 'Cold War' Tactics to Stay in Power U.S. Navy veteran Phil Ehr, a Democrat hoping to challenge Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) in November, called out the congressman for using "cold war" tactics in a new campaign video.
  18. Disabled artist selling her work to help a museum in need Born with a rare defect, Jessica Jewett paints and draws with her mouth.
  19. New Dodger Brusdar Graterol is over the flu and uncorking his 100-mph fastball Brusdar Graterol impresses Dodgers with electric stuff after fighting illness and the uncertainty of the Twins trading him to the Red Sox, then to the Dodgers.
  20. Is South Carolina still Joe Biden's firewall? Less than two weeks away from South Carolina's primary, Biden is aggressively trying to defend his waning lead here.
  21. 34-fight veteran Darrick Minner to fight Grant Dawson at UFC on ESPN+ 27 on short notice It took Darrick Minner 34 fights, but he can finally call himself a UFC fighter.       Related StoriesEdmen Shahbazyan vs. Derek Brunson off UFC 248, shifts to UFC on ESPN+ 30 in Portland'Shogun' Rua vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira trilogy on tap for UFC 250Michael Chiesa knew pre-fight of Diego Sanchez's deadly submission: 'I immediately started laughing'
  22. 'El Chapo' Guzman associate who testified against the kingpin sentenced to 84 months in prison Tirso Martinez Sanchez, a former associate of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman whose testimony helped convict the drug kingpin, was sentenced to 84 months in prison -- about seven years -- in Brooklyn federal court Thursday.
  23. How Michael Bloomberg made his $65 billion net worth With a multibillion-dollar net worth, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is the wealthiest person to run for president in US history. The businessman and politician is worth a staggering $65.2 billion, according to Forbes’ real-time net worth tracker, making him the 8th richest person in the world. He earned his fortune through his...
  24. The Stop-Bernie Campaign Can’t Figure Out Which Way to Go As the picketing difficulties suggested, being against Sanders is not the same thing as having an alternative plan.
  25. OnPolitics: Are you looking for politics news? Same. The Roger Stone sentencing has been quite the ordeal. Today he was finally sentenced and Trump talked a little about a pardon.   
  26. Roger Stone sentenced to 40 months in prison Roger Stone, an ally to President Trump, has been sentenced to three years and four months in prison. Now the questions is, will he do the time? Jeff Pegues reports.
  27. Boat with 91 migrants onboard goes missing in Mediterranean The inflatable boat carrying mostly African migrants departed earlier this month from an area 30 miles east of the capital Tripoli.
  28. "CBS Evening News" headlines for Thursday, February 20, 2020 Here's a look at the top stories making headlines on the "CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell."
  29. Intelligence officials warned Russia is working to get Trump re-elected CBS News has learned the U.S. intelligence community believes Russia is at it again, trying to interfere in this year's presidential election. It comes just months after the Russia investigation ended. Major Garrett reports.
  30. Column: Andre Ethier didn't win a World Series ring. He blames analytics, not sign stealing Andre Ethier's 12-year Dodgers career ended with the 2017 World Series Game 7 loss to the Houston Astros. He says the emphasis on analytics led to sign stealing.