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Wednesday May 27th, 2020 morning edition

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(TRENTON, N.J.) — A judge who suggested that a woman seeking a restraining order could “close your legs” to prevent a sexual assault was removed from the bench Tuesday by the New Jersey Supreme Court and permanently barred from presiding over a courtroom.

The justices had recommended last summer that Russo be removed from the bench, and a three-judge advisory panel agreed in January.

In court filings and at a hearing in December, Russo expressed remorse for his comments to the woman and for joking about the exchange with court personnel afterward.

The woman appeared before Russo in 2016 seeking a restraining order against a man she said sexually assaulted her.

When the woman answered yes and said one method would be to run away, Russo continued, “Close your legs?

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No new cases of Covid-19, nobody in hospital with the coronavirus

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There has now been five days with no new cases, and there has been just one case in the past week.

There have been no further deaths and one further person is listed as recovered from the virus in New Zealand.

Dr Bloomfield said there were now more than 17,000 QR posters in businesses around New Zealand that worked with the app. »

Woman placed on leave from work after viral Central Park video

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“We take these matters very seriously, and we do not condone racism of any kind,” read a statement from Franklin Templeton.

“While we are in the process of investigating the situation, the employee involved has been put on administrative leave.”.

The woman in the video was identified in reports as Amy Cooper. »

This Lickable Screen Can Recreate Almost Any Taste or Flavor Without Eating Food

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Our better understanding of how the tongue works is crucial to a new prototype device that its creator, Homei Miyashita, calls the Norimaki Synthesizer.

It was inspired by how easily our eyes can be tricked into seeing something that technically doesn’t exist.

Miyashita wondered if a similar approach could be used to trick the tongue, which is why their Norimaki Synthesizer is also referred to as a taste display. »

Facebook reportedly had evidence that its algorithms were dividing people, but top executives killed or weakened proposed solutions

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One report concluded that Facebook's algorithms "exploit the human brain's attraction to divisiveness," according to The Journal.

Facebook has come under increasing pressure to address toxic content and polarization on its platform during the coronavirus pandemic and before the 2020 presidential election.

Facebook had evidence that its algorithms encourage polarization and "exploit the human brain's attraction to divisiveness," but top executives including CEO Mark Zuckerberg killed or weakened proposed solutions, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. »