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Twitter issued a timeline for planned changes to reduce harassment. Photo: Matt Rourke / AP

Apologizing for past lapses, Twitter pledged to do a better job of keeping users safe on the social media platform and offered a calendar of planned enhancements.

"This won't be a quick or easy fix, but we're committed to getting it right," the company said in a blog post. "Far too often in the past we've said we'd do better and promised transparency but have fallen short in our efforts."

Why it matters: Twitter has a reputation for promising to improve safety, but not for accomplishing much in terms of reducing harassment and hate speech on its platform.

Later this month, the company says it will take action on non-consensual nudity, with a set of new rules planned for Nov. 3 covering hateful imagery, violent groups and unwanted sexual advances. In the middle of next month it says it will update the system it uses to prioritize reports of problematic content.

Here's the full calendar:

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Screenshots of an email inviting White House staff to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, obtained by Alayna Treene/Axios

A week into the job, President Biden's White House medical team has administered the coronavirus vaccine to several hundred staffers — and aims to vaccinate all in-person staff over the next few weeks, officials tell Axios.

Why it matters: The new administration is ramping up steps to protect President Biden and all staff working inside the White House complex. The administration is also requiring daily employee COVID tests and N95 masks at all times.

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Why it matters: This is the culmination of 18 months of head-in-the-sand obfuscation of Black's dealings with Jeffrey Epstein.

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Reddit traders are taking on Wall Street pros at their own game with this basic mantra: Stocks will always go up.

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