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Tuesday March 12nd, 2019 morning edition

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| Drew Angerer/Getty Images Technology Facebook backtracks after removing Warren ads calling for Facebook breakup.

Facebook removed several ads placed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign that called for the breakup of Facebook and other tech giants.

Facebook, Amazon, and Google," read the ads, which Warren's campaign had placed Friday.

A Facebook spokesperson confirmed the ads had been taken down but said the company is in the process of restoring them.

Warren swiped at Facebook over the removal, citing it as evidence the company has grown too powerful.

More than a dozen other Facebook ads from Warren about her tech proposal were not affected.

The ads were limited in size and reach, with each costing under $100, according to disclosure details listed online. »

Texas woman, 33, dies after large rock thrown from overpass crashes through car’s windshield

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A Texas woman died Saturday after someone reportedly threw a large rock from a railroad overpass, hitting the car’s windshield and crushing her while her boyfriend and children sat helplessly inside the vehicle.

"[We were] headed back to Waco on 35 northbound, all of sudden something just strikes the window," Rodriguez told KWTX.

Temple police said an unidentified person threw the rock from the railroad track overpass that landed on Flores’ vehicle. »

Russia laws ban 'disrespect' of government and 'fake news'

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Russia's parliament has passed two bills outlawing "disrespect" of authorities and the spreading of what the government deems to be "fake news".

Business newspaper Vedomosti also criticised the measures, saying they could threaten online news sites and blogs that quote anonymous sources critical of the government.

Any online article containing "blatant disrespect" for the government or "public morality" will have to be deleted within 24 hours. »

Want to Stop Climate Change? Then It's Time to Fall Back in Love With Nuclear Energy - “Nuclear power is virtually free of emissions. We need to be rational and practical and make full use of nuclear power, before the world becomes uninhabitable for our children.”

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David Ovalle auf Twitter: "BREAKING: MMA star Conor McGregor arrested on Miami Beach. Accused of smashing the phone of a fan trying to take a photo outside the Fontainebleau hotel. Charges: strong-arm

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