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Facebook bans Farrakhan, Alex Jones, other extremists

Facebook has banned Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones and others from its main service and from Instagram, saying they violated the company’s ban against hate and violence.

Facebook anticipates an FTC privacy fine of up to $5B

Facebook said it expects a fine of up to $5 billion from the Federal Trade Commission, which is investigating whether the social network violated its users’ privacy.

Peregrine falcons act as mercury bellwether, Nevada study shows

The toxic element is turning up in the feathers of peregrine falcons from coast to coast, including those living full time at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, according to a new study by Nevada Department of Wildlife biologist Joe Barnes.

Giant Stratolaunch jet flies for first time

A giant six-engine aircraft with the world’s longest wingspan completed what company officials called a superb initial flight over California’s Mojave Desert.

Rare frog finds home at Springs Preserve in Las Vegas

Dozens of rare relict leopard frogs were set free Thursday in their new urban habitat at the Springs Preserve, part of the effort to revive the species thought to be extinct along the Virgin and Colorado rivers before it was discovered anew near Lake Mead in 1991.

Israeli team assesses what went wrong with lunar landing

The team behind the Israeli spacecraft that crashed into the moon moments before touchdown was working Friday to try and piece together what derailed the ambitious mission, which sought to make history as the first privately funded lunar landing.

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