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NOT REAL NEWS: A Look At What Didn't Happen Last Week

NOT REAL NEWS: A Look At What Didn't Happen Last Week

Dec 18
None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts.

Twitter Rolls Out Stricter Rules on Abusive Content

Twitter Rolls Out Stricter Rules on Abusive Content

By Alexandra Olson | Dec 18
Twitter has begun enforcing stricter policies on violent and abusive content like hateful images or symbols, including those attached to user profiles.

DVF's Chief Creative Officer Steps Down

DVF's Chief Creative Officer Steps Down

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Dec 18
The fashion house founded by Diane von Furstenberg says its chief creative officer is stepping down.

Brexit Steals Some of Britain's Christmas Cheer

Brexit Steals Some of Britain's Christmas Cheer

By Angela Charlton and Danica Kirka | Dec 17
Britain's economy has already slowed markedly this year amid the Brexit uncertainty. At the start of the year, it was the fastest-growing economy in the Group of Seven industrialized democracies. Now it is the slowest.

Sports Unions Unveil Universal Declaration of Player Rights

Sports Unions Unveil Universal Declaration of Player Rights

By Stephen Whyno | Dec 16
Among the 17 articles laid out in the declaration are rights to unionize and collectively bargain, express opinions freely and receive equal pay for equal work.

Business Survivors: AP Revisits Owners from Recession Years

Business Survivors: AP Revisits Owners from Recession Years

By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Dec 16
Ten years after the official start of the downturn, some entrepreneurs profiled by The Associated Press as the recession began say now that they are grateful but not gleeful; they have many painful memories and lessons learned.

California Issues 1st Licenses for Legal Pot Market

California Issues 1st Licenses for Legal Pot Market

By Michael R. Blood and Julie Watson | Dec 16
California's legal marijuana market is finally, fitfully, taking shape. The state on Thursday issued the first batch of business licenses to sell and transport recreational-use pot, just 18 days before legal sales will begin on Jan. 1.

EU Agrees to Catch More Fish Sustainably in 2018

EU Agrees to Catch More Fish Sustainably in 2018

Dec 15
European Union nations have agreed to set quota levels that ensure more sustainable fishing in the northeastern Atlantic and the North Sea, but environmentalists insist the bloc is behind in its schedule to end overfishing by 2020.

As Disney Swallows Fox, a New Era Dawns for Hollywood

As Disney Swallows Fox, a New Era Dawns for Hollywood

By Jake Coyle | Dec 15
After years of tremors, the earthquake that had long been predicted finally shook Hollywood.

5 Big-Name LGBT-Friendly Businesses to Support During the Holidays

5 Big-Name LGBT-Friendly Businesses to Support During the Holidays

By Brittany Ferrendi | Dec 14
Last year, SFGN covered five LGBT-friendly stores to support while doing your holiday shopping. This year, we're bringing five more into the spotlight so you can feel twice as good about your purchase.

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