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Protestors vandalize Columbus statues on holiday citing slavery, genocide

(CNN) – Monday is Columbus Day but many communities across the country choose to celebrate the holiday as “Indigenous Peoples Day.” Calls to change the name of the holiday have led to protestors of Christopher Columbus to vandalize statues of the explorer. Statues across the country, like one in Rhode Island were covered in red paint, some with signs that…

United Airlines may make changes to your flight with Boeing 737 still grounded

(CNN) — If you booked a flight on United Airlines for December or early January the airline might be making some changes to your flight. Officials at United were hopeful the Boeing 737 would be re-certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) so they began booking the plane to fly during the holiday season. The 737 remains grounded after two…

More than a thousand troops are headed to Saudi Arabia

(ABC News) — About 15 hundred U.S. troops are headed to Saudi Arabia. Officials say the leading U.S. military commander in the Middle East made the request several weeks ago after a devastating attack in September on Saudi oil facilities that the u-s has attributed to Iran. The United States has increased the deployment of forces in the region by…

Chicken recall expands due to possible listeria contamination

(CNN)– ABC STAFF– The  USDA says possible listeria contamination is affecting the chicken product by tip top poultry. The USDA says some of the stores affected include Kroger, Aldi, Food lion, Harris Teeter, Bi-Lo, Piggly Wiggly, IGA. This is an expansion from a recall by “Tip Top Poultry” last month. Affected products were produced between January 21st through September 24th….

Instagram set to remove feature some users say reveals a litte too much

(CNN) — Instagram has removed a feature that some users felt revealed a little too much of their personal information. The following tab allows users to see their friends’ likes, follows and comments. The features original goal was to help people discover new content they may like, but would sometimes give users information about their friends’ private or embarrassing Instagram…

Twitter admits they ‘accidentally’ used phones numbers, e-mails to target ads to users

(CNN) — The social media platform, Twitter announced it accidentally used phone numbers and e-mail addresses to target advertisements to users. Users provided their e-mails and numbers for account security purposes. the federal trade commission fined Facebook $5 billion dollars this year after saying it broke the law by doing something similar. Twitter said it’s unclear how many people were…