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Is your online neighborhood group watchful — or racist?

A woman in Waldo photographed an innocent African-American man and posted on a Facebook neighborhood page to alert residents to the allegedly suspicious activity. Such “digilantism” — digital, online vigilantism — is often criticized as being a form of racial profiling, but many people are trying to prevent that while still providing useful information to neighbors.

National

Mexico to Trump: We won’t take your unwanted immigrants

Mexico is not happy – actually angry – about President Donald Trump expectation that it would hold U.S. asylum applicants while they fight their cases in U.S. courts. Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray vowed Wednesday that Mexico will not accept the Trump’s administration “unilateral” directives and that President Enrique Peña Nieto would make that clear directly to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly when they meet on Thursday.

World

This billboard is causing outrage, but the people behind it are a secret

A sign on Interstate 40 Business west between Winston-Salem and Greensboro in North Carolina that reads “Real men provide, Real women appreciate it,” has garnered reactions from people who believe the message is misogynistic and outdated. Winston-Salem boutique owner and activist Molly Grace says the sign’s message is an attempt to silence women who want to be seen as equals to men.

Business

McClatchy joins Google, YouTube with video lab in renovated Sacramento train station

McClatchy, parent of The Sacramento Bee, announced Thursday it is joining with Google and YouTube to launch a video test lab in Sacramento’s newly renovated downtown train station. The incubator-style project, called Video Lab West, will host entrepreneurs working in groups to explore ways of using cutting-edge technologies, including virtual and augmented reality, to improve video storytelling.

Videos

Video shows Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter dispute before arrest

Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach and former Miami Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter plead guilty to a disorderly conduct citation after surveillance video from his dispute with a bar bouncer and a police officer was released.
Pittsburgh Police Department
Video shows Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter dispute before arrest 3:33

Video shows Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter dispute before arrest

Thon brings energy, kindness and inspiration to Four Diamond Families 4:39

Thon brings energy, kindness and inspiration to Four Diamond Families

The Keim's Thon Family Carnival 1:24

The Keim's Thon Family Carnival

Dads don tutus for a special Valentine's Day dance class 2:30

Dads don tutus for a special Valentine's Day dance class