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Saturday May 15th, 2021 night edition

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Black homeowner had a white friend stand in for third appraisal.

Show Caption Hide Caption Homeowner's home value doubles when white friend stands in at appraisal Carlette Duffy had a white friend stand in for her during her third home appraisal and her home value doubled.

For months, she suspected she had been low-balled on two home appraisals because she's Black.

She decided to put that suspicion to the test and asked a white family friend to stand in for her during an appraisal.

Across the nation, homes owned by Black Americans are significantly undervalued next to homes in comparable white neighborhoods, according to a study by Brookings.

"It's almost when people see Black neighborhoods, they see twice as much crime than there actually is.

After those factors were controlled for, homes in Black neighborhoods were underpriced by 23% or about $48,000 per home. »

The Pentagon is tracking US citizens without a warrant, Senator says

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The Pentagon may be using commercial data to track Americans without due legal process, according to a letter from Senator Ron Wyden shared with Vice News.

"I write to urge you to release to the public information about the Department of Defense's warrantless surveillance of Americans," Wyden replied.

However, it's still a legal grey area as to where data purchases would fall in such rules. »

Get Ready for In-Car Ads

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Because being bombarded with roadside signage while taking a leisurely Sunday drive isn’t enough, Ford has patented a new system that uses a vehicle’s cameras to detect billboards and then pull them up on a car’s infotainment display as inescapable in-vehicle advertisements.

That’s the problem Ford is trying to solve with this new system it’s patenting—although the larger potential here is concerning.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene vandalized Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's guest book and taunted her in a deleted 2019 video

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Before Marjorie Taylor Greene ran for office, she taunted Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at the Capitol.

In a deleted video unearthed by CNN, Greene insulted Ocasio-Cortez and vandalized her guest book.

Before Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene ran for office, she and a few associates traveled to the US Capitol and taunted Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez outside her office in the Capitol, showed a since deleted video unearthed by CNN's KFile on Friday. »