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>>Reddit Communities Going Dark Today In Protest

(San Francisco, CA) -- Almost 35-hundred Reddit pages are going dark today. It's in protest of the San Francisco-based tech company raising prices for developers of third-party apps. As part of the backlash, some subreddits will make their communities private for 48 hours. A top executive says they respect the decision, adding everyone is responsible for ensuring the social media site "provides an open accessible place for people to find community and belonging."

 

>>WGA Strike Impacts Tony Awards

(Sherman Oaks, CA) -- The writers strike that has brought Hollywood film and TV productions to a halt had an impact on the Tony Awards. The Writers Guild of America's contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers expired May 2nd. The guild represents thousands of writers of film, TV and streaming media and the alliance represents the studios and the walkout is having an economic impact on thousands of crew members and other behind-the-scenes employees. Sunday's awards ceremony was nearly canceled this year but an agreement was reached with the union and the Tonys were presented entirely unscripted.

 

>>Sen. Lankford Introduces A.I. Bill In Senate

(Washington, DC) -- Oklahoma Senator James Lankford is filing a bill to address the rise of artificial intelligence. Lankford joined fellow Republican Mike Braun and Democrat Gary Peters to introduce a bill late last week that would require federal agencies to tell people when they're using A-I to interact with them. The bill would also mandate that the agencies allow people to appeal decisions made by A-I. It was one of two bipartisan A-I bills introduced in the Senate yesterday, with the other establishing an office to ensure that the U.S. stays at the forefront of artificial intelligence technology.

 

>>Netflix Subscriptions Skyrocket

(Los Gatos, CA) -- Netflix is seeing a big bump in subscriptions since implementing new password sharing rules. The television analytics company Antenna reported Friday the streaming giants saw its best four day period of new sign-ups in the U.S. in the days following the announcement. Netflix gained nearly 100-thousand new subscribers on May 23rd and an aver of 73-thousand new sign-ups over that four day span. That marked a 102-percent increase for the previous 60-day average. Netflix shares were up just over two-percent when trading started Friday.

 

>>Powerball Hits $324 Million, Mega Millions At $260 Million

(Undated) -- No grand prize winner in Saturday night's already massive Powerball pushes the jackpot up to a whopping 324-million dollars ahead of Monday night's drawing. The following night brings on the Mega Millions drawing, with that jackpot standing at 260-million dollars.

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