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YinYang/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court on Monday sided with a Los Angeles designer who sought to trademark "FUCT" for his clothing line but was blocked by a federal law prohibiting registration of "immoral or scandalous" ideas.

The court said the law violates the First Amendment.

"There are a great many immoral and scandalous ideas in the world (even more than there are swearwords)," wrote Justice Elena Kagan in the majority opinion. "The Lanham Act covers them all. It therefore violates the First Amendment."

Kagan wrote that judging which ideas are "immoral or scandalous" is highly subjective and potentially discriminatory.

"The statute, on its face, distinguished between two opposed sets of ideas: those aligned with conventional moral standards and those hostile to them; those inducing societal nods of approval and those provoking offense and condemnation," she writes. "The statute favors the former and disfavors the latter."

Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor dissented, in part, in the decision. The trio would have struck down the "immoral" portion of the law but upheld it's ban on trademarking "scandalous" ideas.

"Refusing registration to obscene, vulgar or profane marks does not offend the First Amendment," Roberts wrote in his dissent. "Whether such marks can be registered does not affect the extent to which their owners may use them in commerce to identify goods."

Justice Breyer noted that businesses can still use "highly vulgar or obscene words" on their products and in marketing. "How much harm to First Amendment interests does a bar on registering highly vulgar or obscene trademarks work? Not much," he said.

Justice Sotomayor warned of an impending rush to trademark "the most vulgar, profane or obscene words and images imaginable."

But the Los Angeles designer, Erik Brunetti, argued that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office applies the law inconsistently and has already approved the registration of hundreds of potentially offensive terms. "FCUK," "THE F WORD," and "F'D" are all trademarked, for example.

Brunetti says "FUCT" is pronounced by saying each letter and is not meant to be offensive.

The Trump administration, which defended the Act, argued that it wasn't taking a position on the speech itself but rather the "mode of expression," invoking a public interest in limiting exposure to profanity among children and others who find it hurtful.

In 2017, the Supreme Court struck down a similar part of the federal trademark law -- one which had banned trademark registration for "disparaging" language. The justices said, in a unanimous opinion, that "giving offense is a viewpoint" protected by the First Amendment.

The American Civil Liberties Union, which filed a brief in support of Brunetti, hailed the court's decision as a "victory for the First Amendment."

“Government bureaucrats should not be deciding what speech is or is not deserving of trademark protection based on what they consider to be too ‘scandalous’ and ‘immoral,’" said ACLU attorney Emerson Sykes. "That is, at its heart, government suppression of speech based on the viewpoint expressed. It is also, as the Supreme Court today reaffirmed, unconstitutional.”

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mikdam/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Goose egg, zilch, nada.

The number zero is commonly associated with having nothing, but now it has more than 2,000 lottery players in North Carolina seeing green.

North Carolina's Pick 4 game drew the combination of 0-0-0-0 Saturday afternoon, according to a news release from the lottery. There were 2,014 winning tickets that matched all four numbers for a total of $7.8 million in prizes, according to the lottery, which said the odds of matching all four numbers in a Pick 4 game were 1 in 10,000.

Out of the winning tickets, 1,002 winners with $1 tickets will receive the game’s top $5,000 prize, and the 1,012 winners with 50-cent tickets will win $2,500.

The total payout of $7.8 million in prizes broke the record for the largest amount won in a single Pick 4 drawing, topping the $7.5 million payout from Aug. 11, 2012, when the numbers 1-1-1-1 were the winning draw.

Combinations like 0-0-0-0, often known as a “quads,” are among the more popular types of combinations played in the game, according to the lottery.

The lottery said winning players have 180 days to claim their prizes at one of six regional offices, but should anticipate “extended waiting times” if they decide to claim their prize on Monday or Tuesday because of the high number of winners.

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cclickclick/iStock(NEW YORK) -- A three-day scavenger hunt that led to what looked like a fairy tale proposal -- complete with tears, dancing and going down on one knee at a chateau in France -- was actually a carefully crafted advertisement.

Gabriel Grossman, a VP at Morgan Stanley, popped the question to his longtime girlfriend, Marissa Fuchs, a fashion influencer known as @fashionambitionist with over 198,000 followers and director of brand partnerships at Goop.

But the over-the-top multi-day romantic adventure that took the pair from New York City to the Hamptons, Miami and Paris, generated some skepticism by those who followed it unfold on social media.

The pair posted the series of events on Instagram stories with the hashtag #RielLove and shared a highlight reel of the events.

The elaborate proposal was revealed to be a highly produced advertising pitch after it was leaked that Grossman hoped to score sponsorships for the big moment, as initially reported by The Atlantic.

One advertising executive, Bryan Pederson, who said he saw Grossman's pitch, told ABC News it's not clear if Fuchs knew of the plans herself.

"Her friends and her fiancé -- they put together a professional deck -- it had all the details, there was a hashtag in there," he explained. "She knew a deck existed, but again, I don't think we'll ever know for sure."

Grossman, along with the help from a social media expert and friend of his now fiancé, had offered the impending engagement to marketers at various brands and agencies, but he claimed Fuchs never knew about it.
Both Grossman and Fuchs maintain that the proposal itself was a surprise and the bride to be told the New York Times, "I was completely and utterly in shock ... I was so mind-blown that this was happening."

Grossman also told the Times that he paid a little under $50,000 out of pocket on dinners, hotels and flights but did score handouts from Flywheel, Glamsquad and a discount on jewelry from Jade Trau. The jewelry brand was tagged on their social media posts throughout the three day long excursion.

"Jade Trau has a very close relationship with Marissa," Grossman told the New York Times. He also said he "paid $4,000 for the pieces, but they would have been retail [for] $10,000 or $12,000."

Pedersen explained that for influencers "the space is getting more and more competitive" and that they "do things to reach audiences the way they wouldn't have before."

The couple's story showed how influencers have continued to push the envelope in a world where they can capitalize and monetize personal, intimate moments.

"Did she know or did she not know?" Pedersen posited. "And that is what brands are really hoping for today, they're trying to make sure that they're still reaching consumers in that authentic way."

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BrendanHunter/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Imagine what it would be like to fall asleep during your flight, and then wake up on a pitch-black, empty aircraft.

Tiffani Adams doesn't need to imagine. She was asleep less than halfway into her 90-minute Air Canada flight from Quebec City to Toronto's Pearson International Airport on June 9. When she finally woke up, she was alone on the empty, dark aircraft, which had been parked and locked at the airport -- leaving her to figure out how to escape after the flight crew somehow overlooked her as she snoozed in her seat.

Adams described her ordeal in detail on Air Canada's Facebook page. She recalls in the post, "I wake up around midnight, few hours after the flight landed, freezing cold still strapped in my seat in complete darkness."

Adams said she couldn't call for help because her phone was out of power and, with the plane's power off, the USB chargers at the seats didn't work. Neither did the cockpit radio work without power, and while she got the door open, it was too far a drop to the tarmac to jump.

Adams eventually located a flashlight and began shining it out of the plane, hoping to attract attention. That's how she caught the eye of a baggage attendant, who drove a ladder truck to the plane to rescue her.

Adams said she was immediately approached by an Air Canada representative on the ground who offered to get her a limo or hotel room, but she just wanted to go home. She said she's still struggling to sleep following the incident.

"I haven't got much sleep since the reoccurring night terrors and waking up anxious and afraid I’m alone locked up someplace dark," Adams said in the post.

Air Canada has declined to comment, other than to say they're reviewing the incident.

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iStock(LOS ANGELES) -- An unwanted guest surprised a woman at a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in Los Angeles on Thursday.

Alisha Norman, a Houston native who was visiting Southern California, told Houston ABC station KTRK-TV she was at the restaurant watching the U.S. women’s soccer team play Sweden in the World Cup when a live rat fell from the ceiling onto her table.

“I heard a noise and we all looked up, and down came the rat,” Norman told KTRK-TV.

The restaurant’s manager quickly scooped up the rat with two plates and placed it into a bag. Norman’s lunch was compensated.

“It was disgusting. It was still alive. Its heart was still beating,” she said.

The manager said significant construction in the area caused the rat to the fall from the ceiling.

A spokesperson from Buffalo Wild Wings said the restaurant was closed for cleaning, but would reopen soon.

"The isolated incident at the Westchester-area Buffalo Wild Wings in Los Angeles yesterday was unfortunate," Buffalo Wild Wings said in a statement. "We hold Buffalo Wild Wings to the highest operating standards and promptly closed the restaurant for proper remediation, cleaning and sanitization."

The restaurant had an A rating from the city Department of Public Health.

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Future Publishing/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) -- As the San Francisco grapples with a persistent homelessness that many critics blame on tech companies, Google has unveiled a $1 billion plan this week to address the housing crisis.

The company announced its plan in a blog post on Tuesday titled "$1 billion for 20,000 Bay Area homes." But within days, the plan, which was thin on details, raised as many questions as it seemed to provide answers.

Google's plan would be to invest about $950 million in more and relatively affordable housing in an area in which tech firms have been blamed for boosting tight supply into stratospheric prices.

Google said it would "repurpose at least $750 million of Google's land, most of which is currently zoned for office or commercial space, as residential housing," to put 15,000 new homes, including low- and middle-income housing, on the market in the next decade.

The search giant also said it will invest $250 million into a fund that give developers incentives to build at least 5,000 affordable housing units.

Lastly, the company will give $50 million in grants to "nonprofits focused on the issues of homelessness and displacement."

Between 2011 and 2015, the Bay Area added over 500,000 jobs, but only 65,000 housing units — about eight jobs for every unit of housing, according to the Bay Area Council.

In that respect, any new housing would help alleviate the issue, experts said.

"To the extent that more housing is being introduced at all levels at the market, including middle and low, it will alleviate some of the pressure. This will eventually push less people into homelessness because prices would stabilize," said Benjamin Henwood, an expert in health and housing services who teaches at the University of Southern California's Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work.

University of California San Francisco professor Margot Kushel said it will take more than housing at a Google employees' price range to truly fix homelessness in the Bay Area.

Kushel, who leads the Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative at UCSF, said that most homeless people make less than 30% of an area's median income, while "affordable housing" could be applicable for people who make as much as 80% of the area's median income.

"So for that part of the population — a very sizeable population — that is where the problem lies. For the zero to 30% of area median income levels, you need a much bigger subsidy."

“'Are they trying to address homelessness?'" Kushel asked. "And if they are, they really need to set aside [funds] for people at the very low income scale."

Henwood told ABC News that it would take more than just Google to alleviate the Bay Area's issues.

His thoughts were echoed by Jen Loving, CEO of Destination Home, a homeless advocacy group based in San Jose.

"We're facing an unprecedented housing crisis in Silicon Valley," Loving said. "We're seeing skyrocketing rents, we're seeing families displaced, and most tragically, we're seeing our lowest-income families being pushed onto the street. We appreciate Google's willingness to help combat our housing and homelessness crisis, and we're going to need more companies to step up to truly solve this problem."Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.


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SondraP/iStock(NYACK, N.Y.) -- Fans of the 1998 film Stepmom can now live in the Victorian home from the movie that made us all ugly cry.

Listed at $3.75 million by Christie's International Real Estate, the 5,239-square-foot house boasts six bedrooms, four-and-a-half bedrooms and fireplace.

The wrap-around porch rekindles memories of iconic scenes with Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon, as does the lawn area and scenic views of Nyack, N.Y.

Exterior shots of the dwelling were used in the comedy-drama, however, one Zillow article says interior scenes were filmed on sets and modeled after real rooms in the house.

Christie's website describes the property as having exhilarating Hudson views, wide lawns and a cascading waterfall brook.

The home also boasts a secret passageway to the gourmet chef's eat-in kitchen and an en-suite bath inside the master.

Seems like a great place to live out your nostalgia.

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Columbia Police Department(ROBBINSVILLE, N.J.) -- New Jersey's governor on Thursday signed a law to improve rideshare safety in honor of Robbinsville, N.J., native Samantha "Sami" Josephson, a college student who was kidnapped and killed after she got into a car she mistakenly thought was an Uber.

Josephson, a 21-year-old senior at the University of South Carolina, was alone when she requested an Uber ride early on March 29, Columbia police said. After she got into a stranger's car — mistaking it for her Uber — the child safely locks were activated, preventing her from escaping, police said.

She died from multiple sharp force injuries, officials said, and her body was recovered in a wooded area. A suspect was arrested.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed the law in Josephson's hometown. It will be known as "Sami's Law."

Every day, thousands of passengers use rideshare services. It is our responsibility to do everything we can to keep them safe.

Today, I joined the Josephson family in Robbinsville to sign Sami's Law, honoring Samantha's life by enhancing protections for rideshare passengers.

— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) June 20, 2019

The legislation requires more identification on rideshare cars, including two identifying markers on the front windshield and back window.

The law says the companies must issue "two credential placards" with the driver's name, photo and license plate number to go on the driver and passenger side back windows.

Rideshare companies also must give its drivers two barcodes "or other machine-readable code that passengers can scan to confirm the identity," according to the governor's statement.

Murphy said, "I am proud to stand beside the Josephson family and legislative sponsors to enhance protections for New Jersey's rideshare passengers, and ensure that Samantha Josephson’s tragic death is not in vain."

Similar federal-level legislation also called "Sami’s Law" has been introduced by New Jersey's senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker and New Jersey Rep. Chris Smith, according to Murphy's statement.

Days after Josephson's slaying, South Carolina legislators introduced the "Samantha L. Josephson Ridesharing Safety Act" to require ride-sharing vehicles to have an illuminated, company-provided sign with the company's trademark or logo that can be seen in the dark. The bill was later signed by the South Carolina governor.

"We've heard from strangers all over the country and so many people have told us it could have been our daughter, our son, ourselves," Josephson's mother, Marci Josephson, told ABC News' "Good Morning America" in April.

"I think it's just become such a natural or new phenomenon using Uber. We trust people and you can't," she said. "You have to change the way that the laws are to make it safer because that's our nature. We automatically assume that we're safe."

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fstop123/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The art of the side hustle may not always be as easy as it seems, but some moms are finding flexible jobs that offer a little financial boost and allow them to work hours that also work for their families.

Hilary Gordon has a lot to take care of at her home in Sacramento, California -- three kids, a mini pig, two chickens and four dogs -- but she found a job that has helped her strike a balance between the hustle and bustle of parenting and earn extra money.

Gordon works as a shopper for the delivery app Instacart, which is a service where someone shops for other people's groceries and delivers it to their door. It's similar to the flexibility of ride sharing services -- users can be their own boss and set their own schedule, but in this case don't have to drive any strangers in their car.

"I was looking for a way to make some extra income," she told ABC News. "With three kids, I don't have a ton of free time, but I could do something if it was -- economically feasible and worth it."

Instacart and other food delivery companies like Doordash, Postmates and Shipt, pay tens of thousands of workers to deliver packages, food or groceries across the U.S.

The shopping and delivery app that Gordon currently works for said that more than 50 percent of their shoppers are female. Similarly, Postmates showed that 48 percent of its workers are female and 38 percent of their workers overall are mothers, according to a survey in April.

Doordash said women make up more than half of its shoppers in rural and suburban areas.

"I love the flexibility," Gordon, 47, said. "I do this around my kids' schedule."

Ericka Souter, editor at, told ABC News that flexible part-time work like shopping deliveries are beneficial from both a family and financial aspect.

"There are so many moms out there looking for a side hustle to kind of help beef up their family income and this is an easy way to do it," Souter said. "The best thing about it is that you can make your own schedule so if your kid gets sick or you have to go to a ballet recital or a little league game you can put work to the side ... and then when your ready to work again, you can pick it right back up."

Gordon can accept or deny the jobs that come up on her app while she's working. If she chooses she could deny a job that is lower paying or one that is too far of a drive.

She also has the ability to make sure her schedule allows time to take care of her family.

"I think, overall, the flexibility and the enjoyment of it makes it worth my while," she said.

In the last year, Gordon guessed that she has made about $31,000, before taking into account gas, mileage or wear and tear on her car.

"I do love shopping, and I think it's kinda fun to shop with other people's money," she admitted laughing.

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PeopleImages/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Women are working more and sleeping less than they were a year ago, while men are going in the opposite direction, new data suggests.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics' annual American Time Use Survey looks at breakdowns for work and play by gender and engagement.

On days that they worked, employed men worked 7.87 hours in 2018, down from 8.04 hours in 2017.

For working women, that statistic shifted upwards. On the days they worked, women worked 7.3 hours in 2018 as compared to 7.25 hours in 2017.

When it came to sleep, the inverse approach was taken by the different sexes.

Men are apparently sleeping slightly more, shifting from 8.70 hours in 2017 to 8.76 hours in 2018, while women are sleeping slightly less, shifting from an estimated 8.91 hours a day in 2017 to 8.88 hours in 2018.

When it comes to housework, women spend more than three times the amount than men, according to the survey. In 2018, the average woman spent 49.8 minutes doing housework daily, while men spent only 14.4 minutes.

The numbers offered in the survey did not incorporate the standard error.

Caileen Kehayas, the content director at at Career Contessa, a resource for women looking for career transition advice, said that she wasn't surprised by the data and felt that the trend of having women working more than in previous years was in keeping with other analysis.

She also said that the finding that men spent less time involved in housework than women was also expected.

"On a positive note, women are participating more in the workforce, but on a negative note, I think women still bare a disproportional amount of household responsibilities as well as childcare responsibilities," Kehayas said.

"[Women] want to progress in their careers but at the same time they still have the expectations to take care of the home, any children, and in some cases, their partner too," she said.

Kehayas said that she expects that women may continue to work more in coming years while still spending time on housework and childcare, but she also said that there may be help on the horizon.

"I do think certain larger companies are really begining to implement friendlier paternal leave and better benefits that really help both men and women to manage their home life because more and more it's becoming more normal to have a dual income household, so companies are working to take the burden off both parents," she said.

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Subscribe To This Feed ANGELES) -- Bullet sales are surging across California ahead of a new law that will mandate background checks on new ammunition purchases, dealers reported on Thursday.

Residents will have to show identification and undergo background checks to purchase ammunition in the state starting July 1. Proponents say its a formidable effort to screen out felons and illegal gun owners, but firearm sellers on both ends of the state say customers are confused about how the process might work.

Norris Sweidan, owner of Warrior One Guns and Ammo in Riverside, said store shelves would normally be fully stocked with ammo around this time of the year, but he’s nearly tapped out as the implementation approaches.

Sweidan, and other guns store owners throughout the state, said customers seem to be stocking up because they’re unsure of how the law, approved by voters in 2016, might affect them.

"I can tell you right now a lot of my customers are confused," Sweidan told ABC’s Los Angeles station KABC on Thursday. "It's going to be a total mess."

"I don't know how it's going to work. I don't know if you're going to wait one minute or 10 days for your ammo," he added.

Store operators received guidance from state officials earlier this month, detailing the equipment they’ll need to comply with the new requirements -- an internet connection, a computer and a magnetic card reader -- but Sweidan said the notice didn’t spell out exactly how the new process will work once the system goes live.

Richard Howell, General Manager of Old West Gun & Loan in Redding, said he’s also noticed a sudden uptick in ammo sales.

"Normally, somebody will come in and they're going out for a recreational day of shooting, and so they say they need a couple of boxes of .9 millimeter, a couple of boxes of .45 millimeter. We ring them up and they go out the door,” Howell told ABC affiliate KRCR. "But, they don't bring in lists on an eight-and-a-half by eleven sheet of paper full saying, 'I need this filled.'"

He said the law, which forces gun owners to buy ammo face-to-face from a licensed dealer verses online, could encourage people make ammo purchases out of state to get around any potential hassle and/or fees.

"If it's big purchases by those individuals, that could affect our business in a sense that they're not buying that ammunition from us," Howell said. "The law, like all firearms laws we have in California, haven't put us out of business yet, and it won't. Will it be a hindrance? Of course. Will people decide to buy ammo elsewhere? Of course they will."

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Janet Weinstein/ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- At the trendy Washington, D.C. restaurant Maydan, executive chef Gerald Addison tends to kebabs sizzling over a huge fire pit, as Nejat Ahmadollah, a guest chef and an Afghan refugee, fans the flames. Both men look right at home.

Over the course of six nights, and ending on Saturday night, Maydan and four other restaurants in the nation’s capital are participating in "Tables without Borders" -- a dinner series where local establishments host refugees and asylum seekers as guest chefs. The project, which coincides with World Refugee Week, is designed to foster a cultural exchange and to bring newcomers into the industry.

“The name ‘Maydan’ means ‘central square’,” Addison told ABC News. “And, I think, having this giant [fire pit] in the middle to gather around is very on point with what we’re trying to convey.”

Ahmadollah, who has been cooking for more than 20 years, plans a special meal from his home country to offer on Maydan's menu.

“I want to present the real, authentic Afghan food,” Ahmadollah told ABC News.

The other participating restaurants are A Rake's Progress, Espita Mezcaleria, Little Sesame and Himitsu.

According to the Tables without Borders website, restaurants involved in the week-long event will donate part of their proceeds to the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, the Jewish refugee resettlement non-profit.

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Facebook(NEW YORK) -- Facebook has announced that it's launching its own cryptocurrency next year, leaving many to wonder how the social media giant's offering, Libra, will differ from Bitcoin.

For most people, the biggest difference will be how the currency is used.

Bitcoin has been mostly used for investments, while Facebook intends for Libra to be used for everyday transactions like purchases and paying bills.

Bitcoin is ungoverned, decentralized, backed by nothing, and therefore highly volatile.

Libra, on the other hand, will be subjected to a governing body and administered by a Swiss-based nonprofit called The Libra Association. It will also be backed by a basket of global currencies or other investments, so its value should hold relatively steady.

Facebook's cryptocurrency will be accessed through Calibra, Facebook's digital wallet which will also launch next year, and will operate like Apple Pay or Amazon Pay. However, Calibra will be connected through the Facebook family of apps, including WhatsApp, Messenger and a standalone app.

Because it's meant to process payments, Libra is supposed to have a faster transaction speed than other cryptocurrency. Bitcoin's is slow -- about seven transactions per second, compared to Visa's network, which processes 65,000 transactions per second, according to Lisa Ellis, an analyst who covers payment processors at research firm MoffettMathanson.

The planned move into crypto was announced Tuesday. Along with Calibra, it is expected to debut in 2020, and comes as Facebook moves more aggressively into e-commerce.

"From a cryptocurrency perspective, it's a pretty watershed moment," Ellis told ABC News.

"For the first time in 10 years, we've seen a huge amount of evolution, for asset transfer, logistics. The original premise of bitcoin was the democratization of payments and freedom of money and person-to-person payments. In 10 years it's really failed to gain significant traction," she said.

Major payment processors like Visa, Mastercard, Paypal and Stripe have signed onto Libra in what Ellis calls a "pretty big vote of confidence," adding that "it increases the likelihood of success."

To use Libra, users will first sign up for the Calibra wallet, and give information necessary to start a digital wallet, including proof of identity and address. Users would also be able to add information about their bank accounts or credit cards.

Facebook users can use whatever their local national currency is to buy Libra tokens, which they can then use to transfer money to other Facebook users via text or messaging app. They will also be able to transfer money to participating businesses to buy goods and services.

Facebook said it is hoping to reach the unbanked -- those without access to a bank, often in poor or rural areas -- which is as many as half of the world's adults.

MoffettNathanson estimates the number of the world’s unbanked is two billion, noting that about half those people have a smart phone.

For Libra to work, consumers will have to overcome concerns about handing even more of their information to Facebook, especially after over two years of privacy and consumer data scandals and breaches that have plagued the company.

"The association with Facebook is one of the biggest challenges for the success of this system,” Ellis said. "It's run by a separate organization with the goal that in the first two years, everyone will forget that it was Facebook."

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Kativ/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has requested an investigation into the Trump administration’s delay of the $20 bill redesign.

In a letter to the U.S. Department of Treasury Inspector General Eric Thorson, Schumer, D-N.Y., questioned the decision to delay the redesign, and asked the inspector general to inquire “whether political considerations played a role in the decision to delay the release."

"Any unnecessary delays, especially for political reasons, in redesigning the $20 note in her honor are improper and unacceptable," Schumer wrote.

In 2016, President Barack Obama's Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced plans for Tubman to replace former President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, as part of an effort to get more women on U.S. currency. The plan was set to go into effect in 2020.

However, the redesign was put on hold until 2028, according to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Mnuchin explained the delay was necessary to accommodate anti-counterfeiting measures, which is handled by the Secret Service.

Mnuchin has not given his opinion on the bill redesign.

In his letter, Schumer also noted previous comments made by President Donald Trump when he called the efforts to replace President Jackson’s likeness on the front of the $20 note as “pure political correctness.”

Specifically, Schumer wants to know if the Secret Service, Federal Reserve or the White House had "been allowed to infect the process for designing American currency."

“Harriet Tubman was an extraordinary American and New Yorker whose story deserves to be shared with current and future generations,” said Schumer in his letter to Thorson. “She deserves to be honored for her bravery, compassion, and service to the United States. There is no reason to reverse the original decision to recognize her heroic legacy on the $20 note. Any unnecessary delays, especially for political reasons, in redesigning the $20 note in her honor are improper and unacceptable.”

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Courtesy Lululemon(NEW YORK) -- Athletic apparel company Lululemon has officially stepped into the world of beauty with a fresh new line.

On Tuesday, the brand announced the launch of the new Selfcare line of products that will be sold their website, in 50 stores and in studio partners throughout North America. It also will be available online at Sephora.

The new category includes dry shampoo, deodorant, face moisturizer and a lip balm selling between $14 and $28.

"Lululemon has always been in the work of creating solutions for sweaty problems and our Selfcare line is an extension of that approach,” the company's chief product officer Sun Choe said in a statement.

"Like our apparel, Lululemon Selfcare has been designed with function at its core and created to support guests pre and postworkout," she continued.

The Selfcare Sweat Reset Face Moisturizer has a Tri-Active formula made up of key ingredients such as algae and menthyl to clean and calm the skin, according to the company.

Another standout is the Anti-Stink Deodorant Aloe Lotus which doesn't stop your body from naturally sweating, but does keep it from carrying an unpleasant odor, according to the company.

Standout ingredients from the deodorant include pre-biotics to reduce the growth of bacteria as well as restrict odor-forming bacteria, zinc which is a natural odor absorber, and coconut oil to condition the skin.

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