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Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos provides the keynote address at the Air Force Association's Annual Air, Space & Cyber Conference in Oxen Hill, MD, on September 19, 2018. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP) (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: New York Questioning Amazon Facial Recognition Helped Kill HQ2 Deal

Amazon officials reportedly defended the company’s facial recognition programs during a meeting with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Thursday, just hours before Amazon reversed its controversial deal to base its new “HQ2” headquarters in New York City.

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Ocasio-Cortez: New Yorkers Defeated Jeff Bezos’s ‘Corporate Greed’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) lauded Amazon’s decision to cancel the construction of its planned second headquarters in New York City, saying residents “defeated” the “corporate greed” of the e-commerce giant and its billionaire founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.

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Autopsy Confirms: Vine Co-Founder Colin Kroll Died of Drug Overdose

It has been confirmed through autopsy that Colin Kroll, the co-founder of the now-defunct video sharing platform Vine, died of an accidental drug overdose in December. Kroll reportedly has a mixture of drugs in his system including cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl.

PASADENA, CA - FEBRUARY 11: Actor Jussie Smollett attends the 48th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 11, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Marcus Ingram/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)

Dozens Gather in NYC Rally for Jussie Smollett

A “solidarity rally” of around 60 people gathered in New York City, NY, on Friday against what its organizers described as a “racist” and “anti-LGBTQ political agenda” related to an alleged attack on actor Jussie Smollett.

Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz talks about the company's goal to hire 10,000 military veteran's and military spouses during the Starbucks annual shareholders meeting March 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. Schultz also announced a 2-for-1 stock split, the sixth in the company's history, during the meeting. (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Howard Schultz Gets Heckled After Teasing 2020 Presidential Bid

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz got heckled minutes into his Monday evening book event at a New York City Barnes & Noble, days after he first announced he would seriously consider entering the 2020 race as a “centrist independent.”

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NYC Restaurants Slash Staff over $15 Minimum Wage

New York City restaurants, feeling the pinch of trying to make ends meet, are slashing their staff after a state law that took effect at the end of 2018 is mandating restaurants with 11 or more workers to pay a $15 an hour minimum wage.