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Last weekend a young man used an AK-47-style rifle to take 22 lives and injure many more outside a Walmart in El-Paso, Texas. Just before that attack, the shooter posted a racist manifesto to an online message board called 8chan, well known as a platform for divisive, racist and far-right rhetoric. 

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Teenagers may be faulted for sharing too much of their personal lives on social media, but in many cases, it's parents who are revealing the most about their children online.

Legislation that would criminalize those who share personal identifying information about a minor when the intent is to intimidate, abuse, threaten, harass, or frighten is headed to the full Kentucky Senate. 

The measure stems from the highly publicized viral social media account of a January interaction between Covington Catholic students and Native American protestors in Washington DC. 

A spokesperson for Republicans in the Ohio Senate says caucus members have unblocked people on their official social media pages as part of an effort to avoid further legal action.

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A video showing Covington Catholic High School students in an apparent confrontation with a Native American activist at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., went viral this weekend, sparking outrage across the country.

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Curtis Burns, the West Chester resident behind the TSA's popular Instagram account, died Friday. He was 48. 

The Kentucky Democratic Party has filed an ethics complaint against Gov. Matt Bevin for tweeting out his support for embattled Congressman Andy Barr’s reelection campaign from his official Twitter account.

On Saturday night, Bevin attended a rally in Richmond in which President Donald Trump stumped for Barr, who is running a tight race against Democratic challenger Amy McGrath.

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If you are reading this, you are likely one of the more than 14 million people who vehemently believe that this audio clip is saying either the word "yanny" or the word "laurel."

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Kentucky was one of the states that contacted Facebook requesting information on how many residents have been affected by the recent privacy breach when Cambridge Analytica got access to the personal data of an estimated 87 million people. Now, the state numbers are in.

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Facebook on Wednesday announced it is introducing "new privacy experiences" aimed at complying with European Union regulations that will give users worldwide a chance to opt out of some features that could expose their personal data.

"Everyone — no matter where they live — will be asked to review important information about how Facebook uses data and make choices about their privacy on Facebook," said Erin Egan, Facebook's chief privacy officer and Ashlie Beringer, deputy general counsel.

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The Cincinnati Zoo's famous baby hippo Fiona has plenty of admirers, mostly of the human kind—until now.

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An increasing number of medical researchers, educators and tech professionals are issuing warnings about the amount of time children and teens spend on smartphones, tablets and computers.

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Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other forms of social media have transformed how we communicate. From personal relationships to professional interactions, social media has had a dramatic impact on virtually every facet of society, including the law. A new book, "Social Media in a Nutshell," written by University of Dayton School of Law Professor Thaddeus Hoffmeister and University of Texas Social Media Law Professor Ryan Garcia, shows the wide-ranging influence social media has on criminal investigations, jury selection and other aspects of our legal system. 

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The New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons face off in Super Bowl LI this Sunday. While most fans will tune-in to watch the action on the field, according to Prosper Insights and Analytics, almost 18 percent  of adults say the commercials are the most important part of Super Bowl Sunday.

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The current presidential campaign is the most unusual in recent memory, with unconventional candidates and campaigns that continue to confound political pundits. And the way candidates are using social media has been a major reason political experts can't seem to get a handle on this election.

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The full Senate is expected to take up a controversial bill called The Cyberthreat Information Sharing Act (CISA) when members return from their August recess.

Dozens of amendments will likely be added to the act, but in its present form businesses would have immunity from customer lawsuits when they hand over information about cyberthreats to other companies and to federal agencies.

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Reds fans lined up at Fountain Square today for an All Star Game promotion.  And with this warmer weather, they're anticipating baseball season, which begins four weeks from today with the Reds' Opening Day.

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