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Ferguson, Missouri, to pay $4.5M to settle "debtors' prison" claims

After nine years of legal sparring, Ferguson, Missouri, has agreed to pay $4.5 million to settle claims it jailed thousands of people for not having the money to pay fines, fees and other court costs, a nonprofit legal advocacy group has announced. A federal judge on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to the resolution of a […]

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Omar Gandhi Architects fortifies a coastal retreat amid craggy shores and extreme weather

The rocky shoreline of Hubbards, Nova Scotia, is at the mercy of the Atlantic Ocean and the merciless winds it blows. It’s here, perched atop this uneven terrain, that the boxy modern retreat Rockbound met its first quagmire: how to capitalize on the site without falling victim to it. No stranger to the area nor

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Sasaki completes the nine-acre Wilmington Waterfront Promenade amid heavy industry

Wherever they turn, the nearly 60,000 residents of Wilmington, Los Angeles cannot escape signs that the local industry takes precedence over their state of well-being. Here, cargo trucks roll down residential streets day and night amid stacks of shipping containers and gantry cranes, and the airborne pollution from smokestacks and freight ships loom on the

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AN sits down with Bjarke Ingels to learn about his plans for the Museum of Freedom and Democracy

This month, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), together with Soloviev Group and Mohegan, released renderings of Freedom Plaza, a 4.1 million square foot megaproject next to the United Nations (UN) that will include condos, hotels, a casino, and the world’s first Museum of Freedom and Democracy. Upon completion, the Museum of Freedom and Democracy will feature

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Mercedes-Benz Places designed by SHoP Architects will bring a new luxury car–branded residential project to Miami

In the Brickell neighborhood in downtown Miami, a new luxury-branded real estate project, Mercedes-Benz Places, is set to drive into Miami’s skyline. In trend with other residential buildings branded by luxury car manufacturers, including the car-forward Porsche Design Tower and the forthcoming Bentley Residences, Mercedes-Benz’s upcoming residential venture is set to bring a new mode

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Coinbase customers are seeing $0 balances in their accounts

Some Coinbase customers are opening their digital wallets to find zero dollar balances in their accounts, an issue the cryptocurrency exchange platform acknowledged on Wednesday. “We are aware that some users may see a zero balance across their Coinbase accounts & may experience errors in buying or selling. Our team is investigating this & will provide

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Small business owners report growing optimism about the U.S. economy,

Small business owners are feeling better about the U.S. economy as inflation cools and recession fears subside, according to a new survey. Indeed, economic optimism among smaller employers is at a 22-year high, PNC Financial Services Group found in polling small and midsize business owners.  A majority of respondents – 55% – said they are

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Google CEO calls Gemini app's images "completely unacceptable"

Google CEO Sundar Pichai is putting heat on the internet company’s engineers to fix its Gemini AI app pronto, calling some of the tool’s responses “completely unacceptable.” The new search tool, which the company has touted as revolutionary, came under fire after some users asked it to generate images of people drawn from history, such as German

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Italy’s culture minister responds to petition that calls for the “exclusion of Israel from the Venice Biennale”

A petition is circulating that calls for the state of Israel to be excluded from the 2024 Venice Art Biennale. Days after the open letter’s release, Italy’s culture minister Gennaro Sangiuliano affirmed that Israel will be able to display a pavilion at the Venice Biennale, according to reporting in The Washington Post. Of the 17,018 signatories of the

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Oakland’s new Black Panther Party Museum memorializes Dr. Huey P. Newton, and the Panthers more broadly

The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense was founded in 1966 by Dr. Huey P. Newton and (now Chicago Congressman) Bobby Seale in Oakland, California. After, the Party established solidarity networks around the world against white supremacy while proffering mutual aid in Black communities like the Free Breakfast Program, and organizing anti-war movements. Now, almost fifty

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