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A top Twitter executive responsible for safety and content moderation has left the company, her departure coming soon after owner Elon Musk publicly complained about the platform’s handling of posts about transgender topics.
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For one, eminent domain powers are off the table, Speaker Shekarchi said. Also, there’s no funding to redevelop the Superman building, or the Cranston Street Armory.
Three ‘forever chemicals’ makers settle public water lawsuits
Three major chemical companies said Friday that they would pay more than $1 billion to settle the first in a wave of claims that they and other companies contaminated drinking water across the country with so-called forever chemicals that have been linked to cancer and other illnesses.
R.I. state budget won’t include funding to redevelop Cranston Street Armory
Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi made the final decision to not include “any money” for the armory in the House Finance budget package, according to sources close to him.
‘This is Boston’s big challenge’: A new plan to defend downtown against sea-level rise
A long-awaited resiliency plan for Boston’s Wharf District outlines $1.2 billion worth of upgrades to protect the waterfront from flooding.
Employers add 339,000 jobs in May, strong growth that defies head winds
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Wall Street leaps, nearly escapes its bear market after strong jobs report
The jobs report is the latest signal the hiring market remains remarkably solid despite much higher interest rates, offering a hefty pillar of support for an economy that’s begun to slow.