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briefs for Friday

UPDATED: Thu., July 2, 2020

New jobless claims in Idaho increased in the week ending June 27, rising 26% from a week prior, the Idaho Department of Labor said Thursday.
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Manager sues Facebook claiming bias against black employees

UPDATED: Thu., July 2, 2020

An African American manager and two job applicants who were rejected by Facebook filed a complaint against the company Thursday, alleging that the social media giant is biased against Black employees in evaluations, promotions, pay and hiring practices.

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A pinch where it hurts: Can Facebook weather ad boycott?

UPDATED: Wed., July 1, 2020

On Wednesday, more than 500 companies officially kicked off an advertising boycott intended to pressure Facebook into taking a stronger stand against hate speech. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to meet with its organizers early next week.
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New presses in Spokane Valley usher newspaper into new era

UPDATED: Fri., July 3, 2020

The Spokesman-Review is now being printed on a press that was built in the early 2000s, and used to print the New York Times in Ann Arbor, Michigan. A second press, expected to come online this summer, will give the new company, Northwest Offset Printing, a way to print magazine-quality products. 
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Zoom got big fast. Then videobombers made it rework security

UPDATED: Thu., July 2, 2020

Zoom became a household name while connecting work colleagues, church and school groups, friends, family, book clubs and others during stay-at-home lockdowns, but it also has gained a reputation for lax security as intruders barged into private meetings or just spied on intimate conversations occurring on the videoconferencing service.
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European travel in the distance for those coming from the U.S.

UPDATED: Tue., June 30, 2020

Ashley Talarico had been planning her Aug. 31 trip to Italy for a long time. Pat Talarico is Ashley’s father-in-law, and his family is from the southern Italian village of Positano. Other than a trip Pat took as a young boy that he only remembers from stories and pictures, he has not visited.

Swedish Thoracic Surgery: Partners in patient care

 (Courtesy Bergman Draper Oslund Udo)

Matt Bergman knows the pain and anger that patients with mesothelioma feel.