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A photo from May showing Michael Cohen, former personal attorney for U.S. President Donald Trump, exiting the Loews Regency Hotel in New York City. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

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FBI has tape of Michael Cohen and Donald Trump discussing payment to former Playboy model

President Donald Trump
President Donald Trump Andrew Harnik/AP

The FBI has a tape of President Donald Trump and his longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, discussing payments to former Playboy model, Karen McDougal, who claimed to have had an affair with Trump, the New York Times reported on Friday.

Disney fires James Gunn from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 after offensive jokes come to light

James Gunn
James Gunn Jordan Strauss/AP

In recent days, Gunn drew ire from a number of conservative personalities, like Mike Cernovich, for offensive jokes he made several years ago on Twitter about topics like pedophilia, rape and AIDS. On his site, Cernovich wrote that in his tweets Gunn “advocated for and seemingly admitted to being a pedophile.” (Notably, Cernovich helped circulated the Pizzagate conspiracy theory.)

On Friday, Disney announced Gunn would no longer be directing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

Judge dismisses New York City’s climate change lawsuit against oil and gas companies

A sign for an Exxon gas station stands in a Brooklyn neighborhood on Oct. 28, 2016, in New York City.
A sign for an Exxon gas station stands in a Brooklyn neighborhood on Oct. 28, 2016, in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images

New York City’s efforts on climate change were dealt a blow in court Thursday, as a U.S. District Court judge dismissed a lawsuit the city brought against five oil and gas companies.

Starbucks will open its first U.S. store where every employee knows American Sign Language

An embroidered apron from Starbucks.
An embroidered apron from Starbucks. Starbucks

On Thursday, Starbucks announced it will open its first Signing Store in America in October, dedicated to hiring and serving the deaf and hard of hearing community.

68% of people say tech creators inject their own biases in products, study says

A person typing at a computer
A person typing at a computer REDPIXEL.PL/Shutterstock

A recent study asked if participants believe that technology contains biases. The majority’s answer: a resounding yes.

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