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NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon's deal for Yahoo could give the phone company a stronger foothold in digital advertising as it takes what it knows about its customers' whereabouts and combines that with Yahoo's popular destinations and AOL's advertising expertise.
Basketball icon Michael Jordan, long reluctant to speak out on social issues, on Monday condemned gun violence that has heightened racial tensions in America and pledged $2 million toward finding a solution. "I know this country is better than that, and I can no longer stay silent," Jordan said in a letter released via theundefeated.com, a website backed by ESPN. It was a watershed moment for a superstar who throughout his playing career, in which he led the Chicago Bulls to six National Basketball Association championships between 1991 and 1998, was criticized for his hesitance to wade in on politics.