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Monday March 11st, 2019 night edition

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Seattle police said they rescued 26 women after a three-and-a-half-year human trafficking investigation into massage parlors across the city.

After receiving dozens of complaints, police investigated 11 businesses and arrested six people for promoting prostitution and money laundering.

The victims, who are originally from China, were between the ages of 20 and 60.

Police said they were forced to work 20 hour days, seven days a week in unsafe living conditions.

The storefront of a shuttered massage parlor in Seattle.

The victims have been united with local service providers who are assessing their needs for food, transportation, medical assistance and living arrangements.

The FBI and Department of Homeland Security assisted the Seattle Police Department with the investigation. »

Universal Basic Income Would Be Cheaper Than Expected, Andrew Yang Declares

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The true cost of a basic income could prove even lower in practice.

Advocates declare basic income a way to help people maintain standards of living despite increasing use of A.I. automation and robots, with Elon Musk and Richard Branson both throwing their weight behind the idea.

Whether Yang will be able to convince others that the United States can afford a basic income remains to be seen. »

Zuckerberg’s new privacy essay shows why Facebook needs to be broken up

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In apparent surprise, he writes: “People increasingly also want to connect privately in the digital equivalent of the living room.”.

Read it carefully, and it’s impossible to escape the conclusion that if privacy is to be protected in any meaningful way, Facebook must be broken up.

Facebook has minted money because it has figured out how to commoditize privacy on a scale never before seen. »

Good grief: Victimized employees don't get a break

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Adding insult to injury, victims may even be seen by supervisors as worse employees, despite exemplary performance.

Bullies, on the other hand, may be given a pass if they are liked by their supervisor.

A study about this bias toward victim blaming was recently published in the Journal of Applied Psychology. »

Box Office: 'Captain Marvel' Flies to Historic $153M in U.S., $455M Globally

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Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson, shattered the glass ceiling in its box office debut with $455 million in worldwide ticket sales, including $153 million in North America.

"Marvel Studios once again proves that stories combining diverse perspectives and different experiences make great movies that play to everybody.

At the specialty box office, A24's Gloria Bell, starring Julianne Moore, debuted in five theaters for a solid location average of $29,000. »