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Top Facebook Official: Our Aim Is To Make Lying On the Platform 'More Difficult'

Facebook's head of security policy, Nathaniel Gleicher, said that the company is working harder than ever to counteract efforts to interfere in the 2020 presidential election.

Introspection Stan Forebee
Expectations Stan Forebee
The Falcon Will Fly Again Brad Mehldau
John Boy Brad Mehldau
Union Jacob Varmus
Remnant ambinate
Undertow ambinate
Suffering The War on Drugs
Under the Pressure The War on Drugs

Ants on a Log members Julie Be and Anya Rose helped curate a new album that affirms the experiences of transgender and nonbinary kids. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A New Children's Album Celebrates Kids Who Are Transgender And Nonbinary

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Not Pink Not Blue Beppie
The Powers of the Universe Of Water
The Fireside Yo La Tengo
Before We Run Yo La Tengo
Almost Fare Dinosaur Jr.
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I'm a Mindless Idiot Meat Puppets
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Basket Count, One Throw Inspirative

Staff at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores turned off a 30-foot waterfall and collected all the coins visitors had thrown into the water to make wishes. After cleaning the money, they'll put it toward the aquarium's expenses. Liz Baird/Courtesy of North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores hide caption

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Aquarium Is Washing Old Wishes To Pay Bills During Pandemic

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Seven Crows Marley Carroll
Shiver Marley Carroll
Souvlaki Space Station Slowdive

Tech companies are under enormous pressure from government officials to prevent their platforms from being used by foreign actors and others to disrupt the 2020 election, as occurred in 2016. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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Top Facebook Official: Our Aim Is To Make Lying On The Platform 'More Difficult'

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