Top Stories this AM: Hong Kong pauses trading on Evergrande; a whistleblower's warnings for Facebook; Fauci says it's time to 'face reality'
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What's going on today:
- Shares of China Evergrande are suspended on the Hong Kong stock exchange. Shares of its unit Evergrande Property Services Group were also suspended, according to the Hong Kong stock exchange. Chairman Xu Jiayin released a statement on Monday saying that the stocks were suspended "pending an important announcement from our company about a major transaction."
- Literally the best game of Finders Keepers ever. A woman gets to keep the 4-carat yellow diamond she found at a state park in Arkansas, the only state with a public diamond mine. Staff at Crater of Diamonds State Park identified the diamond, which Noreen Wredberg found within an hour of searching.
- Fauci says it's time to face facts. Fauci said people blaming immigrants for COVID-19 spread in the US need to "face reality." A recent poll found 55% of Republicans believed immigrants and tourists bringing in COVID-19 was a major reason for the latest surge
- Yeah, good luck with that. Trump is demanding that the Pulitzer Prize committee strip NYT and WaPo journalists of their awards for reporting on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. The Washington Post and The New York Times were awarded Pulitzers in 2018 for their coverage of Russian interference in the 2016 election.
- Facebook's failures exposed. Whistleblower Frances Haugen says a Facebook study found only up to 5% of hate on the platform is addressed. The copied documents also showed that only .6% of violence and incitement on the platform was addressed. In the same interview, Haugen said she quit after seeing internal Facebook research that showed its Instagram platform contributes to eating disorders and suicidal thoughts in teenage girls.
- That's all for now. See you tomorrow.