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Border Residents Receive Federal Notice of Land Purchase

U.S./ MEXICO BORDER (KFXV) — Residents along the border are starting to receive notices from the federal government about purchasing their land to build the proposed border wall. One family near Los Ebanos told Fox News that they received a letter from the department of Homeland Security a week before the president took office about the purchase of their land at $2,900 dollars an acre. The Salinas family said that if they refused to sell their 16 acres near the Rio Grande River, their land could be confiscated. Other families in the area received similar notices. Recommended: $150,000 Worth...

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Fitbit tracks your steps; now it wants to chart your Zs, too

BY ANICK JESDANUN – AP TECHNOLOGY WRITER NEW YORK (AP) — Fitbit, whose devices encourage people to walk 10,000 steps each day, now wants to put them to sleep as well. The company said data collected by the millions of Fitbit trackers in use show that people are averaging less than seven hours of sleep a night, the amount recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And the Zs people do get aren’t necessarily the right kind of sleep. So Fitbit will offer deeper sleep tracking on some of its devices. Fitbits already track how much sleep...

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High school makes $24 million from Snap IPO

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California high school has made millions of dollars from the initial public offering of shares in Snap Inc., the company behind the Snapchat photo messaging application. The board of the Saint Francis high school in Mountain View agreed to invest $15,000 in seed money in Snap in 2012, when the company was just getting started. They had been invited to do so by one of the student’s parents, a venture capital investor, the high school president says in a letter issued to the school community Thursday. The school held onto the investment until this...

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Apprehension Arises With Executive Orders Implementation

RGV (KFXV) –Some Valley residents are concerned over the new changes to guidelines proposed by the president’s administration that could land them in jail. In Sullivan City, Police Chief Ricardo Ozuna says his department constantly works with other agencies like the Border Patrol, and says it does not affect the security of their community. The concern arose after a set of documents leaked highlighting sections of the president’s executive orders to use local police to enforce federal immigration law. Recommended: Teens Lead Police on...

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Facebook takes aim at fake news with new ‘trending’ formula

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is updating its "trending" feature that highlights hot topics on its social networking site, part of its effort to root out the kind of fake news stories that critics contend helped Donald Trump become president. With the changes announced Wednesday, Facebook’s trending list will consist of topics being covered by several publishers. Before, it focused on subjects drawing the biggest crowds of people sharing or commenting on posts. The switch is intended to make Facebook a more credible source of information by steering hordes of its 1.8 billion users toward topics that "reflect real...

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Mayor Darling Invites President Trump to McAllen

McAllen (KFXV) — An invitation to President, Donald Trump, was approved this week by McAllen city commissioners. This after the new leader made comments about the lack of border security throughout his campaign. McAllen City Mayor, Jim Darling hopes this invitation to the president will give him a first-hand look at the issues affecting our border. Throughout his campaign, the Republican leader made it known that it was his priority to build a wall between Mexico and the United States. Darling, says that before any action is taken, the president must first visit the border, learn about the issues...

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Samsung says batteries caused Note 7 fires, delays new phone

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics says flaws in the design and production of batteries used in its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, not its hardware or software, made it prone to catch fire. Samsung said Monday that it was responsible for not ensuring the design specifications given to its suppliers were failsafe but believed its investigation into the problem would help the entire industry counter overheating risks with lithium batteries. Analysts questioned if the world’s largest smartphone maker had really gotten to the bottom of the problem. The South Korean company delayed the launch of its next Galaxy...

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‘Momentous changes’ push back release for Ivanka Trump book

NEW YORK (AP) — Citing “momentous changes” in her life, like her father being elected president, Ivanka Trump and her publisher are pushing back the release of her book “Women Who Work” from early March to early May. Portfolio, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, has now scheduled a May 2 sale date. Trump began the project when Donald Trump was a still a long-shot candidate for the White House and she completed it before his stunning victory in November. The May publication will include a preface she wrote after the election. Trump’s husband, Jared Kushner, is expected to...

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Mexico says it will negotiate with Trump

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s new foreign relations secretary says the country isn’t only willing to negotiate changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement, it wants negotiations as soon as possible. Luis Videgaray says there’s "enormous uncertainty" following the U.S. election of Donald Trump as president. Trump has pressured companies not to move jobs to Mexico, warned he would tax those who do and vows to renegotiate NAFTA. Videgaray said in a Radio Formula interview Tuesday that Trump’s actions have caused concern, adding "that is why this (negotiation) process is so important, to dispel this uncertainty." He said...

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Vera Rubin, who did pioneering work on dark matter, dies

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Vera Rubin, a pioneering astronomer who helped find powerful evidence of dark matter, has died, her son said Monday. She was 88. Allan Rubin, a professor of geosciences at Princeton University, said his mother died Sunday night of natural causes. He said the Philadelphia native had been living in the Princeton area. Vera Rubin found that galaxies don’t quite rotate the way they were predicted, and that lent support to the theory that some other force was at work, namely dark matter. Dark matter, which hasn’t been directly observed, makes up 27 percent of universe...

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