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Tuesday October 20th, 2020 morning edition

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Monday dealt Ghislaine Maxwell a blow by refusing to block the release of a deposition she gave concerning her relationship with the late financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said there was a presumption the public had a right to see Maxwell’s 418-page deposition, which was taken in April 2016 for a now-settled civil defamation lawsuit against her.

In an unsigned order, the court also said U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska in Manhattan did not abuse her discretion in rejecting Maxwell’s “meritless arguments” that her interests superseded that presumption.

Lawyers for Maxwell did not immediately respond to requests for comment, including whether they plan a further appeal.

The appeals court separately rejected Maxwell’s request to modify a protective order in her criminal case, so she could access confidential materials she hoped would persuade Preska to keep the deposition under wraps.

Maxwell was arrested on July 2 in New Hampshire, where prosecutors said she had been hiding out.

Circuit Court of Appeals are Giuffre v. Maxwell, No. 20-2413, and U.S. v. Maxwell, No. 20-3061. »

Mark Zuckerberg reportedly signed off on a Facebook algorithm change that throttled traffic to progressive news sites — and one site says that quiet change cost them $400,000 to $600,000 a year

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In particular, the move affected Mother Jones, a left-leaning news outlet known for its investigations, WSJ reported.

"We did not make changes with the intent of impacting individual publishers," a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement to Business Insider.

In turn, Mark Zuckerberg signed off on an alternative that targeted "left-leaning sites like Mother Jones...more than previously planned," WSJ reported. »

‘Do Not Invite Anyone Over' to Your Home, Chicago's Top Doctor Urges

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"Please do not invite anyone over to your house or apartment," Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said Monday.

Arwady's comments come as city officials held a press conference to "sound the alarm" on rising metrics across Chicago.

The numbers also coincide with a 25% increase in non-ICU COVID-19 hospitalizations since Sept. 22, according to city data. »

Cloud9 to promote Fudge to starting lineup, Reignover to head coach

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Cloud9 will make changes to its League of Legends Championship Series roster, promoting Academy top laner Ibrahim "Fudge" Allami to the main lineup and coach Kim "Reignover" Yeu-jin to the head coach position, league sources told ESPN.

In his debut season in North America Academy, Fudge helped Cloud9 Academy to a first place finish in the league.

Reignover -- who famously played for Fnatic and Immortals as a jungler -- joined Cloud9 as a coach in May 2019 after retiring from competing. »

Millennials get little satisfaction from democracy - Cambridge study

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LONDON (Reuters) - Young people are less satisfied with democracy and more disillusioned than at any other time in the past century, especially in Europe, North America, Africa and Australia, a study by the University of Cambridge has found.

But satisfaction has increased in Germany, South Korea and many of the post-Communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

The Cambridge Centre for the Future of Democracy delved into data from over 4.8 million respondents collected across 160 countries between 1973 and 2020. »