Oct 3, 2019

First look: Twitter highlights women journalists in D.C.

Twitter has started a video series called #HerStory that highlights the work and lives of women journalists. It's launching its Washington, D.C., series, which includes sit down interviews with USA Today's Susan Page, American Urban Radio Networks' April Ryan, PBS' Yamiche Alcindor, and the Washington Post's Ashley Parker and Seung Min Kim.

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José Altuve propels the Houston Astros to the World Series

The Houston Astros' José Altuve during the team's clash with the New York Yankees in Houston, Texas, on Saturday. Photo: Cooper Neill/MLB Photos via Getty Images

A José Altuve walk-off home run sent the Houston Astros to the World Series as the team beat the New York Yankees 6-4 in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series on Saturday night.

The big picture: The victory at Minute Maid Park, Houston, which ended the Yankees' season, means the Astros are heading to the World Series for the second time in three years, the Washington Post notes. The Astros will face the Washington Nationals for the title, starting with Game 1 in Houston on Tuesday, per the New York Times.

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Washington Nationals win their first World Series title

The Washington Nationals celebrate after beating the Houston Astros in Game 7 to win the 2019 World Series at Minute Maid Park in Houston on Wednesday. Photo: Bob Levey/Getty Images

The Washington Nationals became the World Series champions for the first time after beating the Houston Astros 6-2 in Game 7 at Minute Maid Park in Houston Wednesday night.

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Twitter casts itself as the anti-Facebook

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

Twitter's move to ban political ads is just the latest of several moves by the platform to position itself as an antidote to what critics see as Facebook's missteps and ethical lapses.

Why it matters: The free speech banner Facebook is waving used to be shared by most of the big social media companies. A Twitter exec once called the company "the free speech wing of the free speech party."

  • But amid an extraordinary backlash toward Facebook from critics angered at its role in spreading misinformation, its rivals are distancing themselves — and are using the moment to frame their free speech principles as better suited to the era of social media.
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