*Paris to Investigate EgyptAir Crash
*Bernie Sanders, Eyeing Convention, Willing to Harm Hillary Clinton in the Homestretch
*LBN-WHERE THE ELITE AND UNDERDOGS MEET
*LBN-NOTICED: ***Common at Ocean Cut in Chicago. ***John Cena, Famke Janssen and Cuba Gooding Jr. at ICM Partners’ upfront dinner at Colicchio & Sons in NYC with network bigs Ben Sherwood, Peter Rice, Peter Roth and Channing Dungey. ***Nets coach Kenny Atkinson and GMSean Marks at Fresco by Scotto in NYC. ***Shaggy at PH-D at Dream Downtown in NYC. ***“Supergirl” star Melissa Benoist at Avenue A karaoke joint Planet Rose in NYC.
*WHO READS LBN? Manager Larry Thompson
*Trump’s Business Booms During Primaries
*LBN-BUSINESS INSIDER: ***Federal authorities announced criminal charges on Thursday against the former chairman of Dean Foods and a high-rolling sports gambler with ties to prominent athletes and corporate executives, a surprising escalation of a long-running insider-trading investigation. William T. Walters, a businessman better known as “Billy” who is often considered the most successful sports bettor in the country, was arrested by the F.B.I. at a Las Vegas resort late Wednesday. Thomas C. Davis, the former chairman of Dean Foods who stepped down last year after being suspected of leaking insider tips to Mr. Walters, also faces charges but is cooperating with the government, his lawyer said. In addition to criminal charges from federal prosecutors in Manhattan, the men face a civil case from the Securities and Exchange Commission.
*LBN-BOOK NEWS: ***Jeb Bush abused cocaine — and even celebrated his dad’s White House win by snorting coke with a top GOP official, a new book claims! Former White House aide Roger Stone made the stunning claim in a bombshell new book that rips the lid off the Republican presidential candidate’s shocking secret life.
*LBN-MEDIA INSIDER: ***LA Weekly editor Mara Shalhouptoday announced her new managing editor. It’s Drew Tewksbury, the managing editor and co-producer of KCET’s Artbound and a veteran of other newsrooms around LA. He succeeds Jill Stewart, who left the Weekly to run the election campaign for an anti-growth ballot measure pushed by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.
*LBN-COMMENTARY by Zeynep Tufekci: FACEBOOK is biased. That’s true. But not in the way conservative critics say it is. The social network’s powerful newsfeed is programmed to be viral, clicky, upbeat or quarrelsome. That’s how its algorithm works, and how it determines what more than a billion people see every day. The root of this bias is in algorithms, a much misunderstood but increasingly powerful method of decision making that is spreading to fields from news to health care to hiring and even to war. Algorithms in human affairs are generally complex computer programs that crunch data and perform computations to optimize outcomes chosen by programmers. Such an algorithm isn’t some pure sifting mechanism, spitting out objective answers in response to scientific calculations. Nor is it a mere reflection of the desires of their programmers.
*LBN-COMMENTARY by Patricia Gandara: For academics, like myself, it is impossible to write about “facts” without citing evidence, so I included some at the bottom (just for you). I would have liked to explain why immigrants put more money in than they take out, why they are a net gain to the labor market, why some population through immigration is actually needed for a healthy economy, etc. but no room to do that. Please consider that there are many reputable researchers on immigration, but that Center for Immigration Studies is NOT one of them. They are funded by eugenicists– people who believe that there is a superior race and that immigration is bad for that reason. Consider: Pew Research Center, Migration Policy institute, USC’s Center for Study of Immigrant Integration.
*LBN-A DIFFERENT VIEW:…
*LBN-OVERHEARD: ***Joe Jackson — the controversial and controlling father behind the Jackson Family empire — is in a Los Angeles hospital! Sources said that Joe had been visiting his doctor for a routine visit on Friday, March 13. He became ill during the examination and was rushed to the hospital. It’s the latest brush with death for Michael Jackson’s dad, who was last hospitalized in Brazil while traveling with French bombshell Angelina Stilitti. ***Ozzy Osbourne has ended his relationship with stylist Michelle Pugh in hopes of saving his marriage to Sharon Osbourne, we’re told. “His family really is very important to him and he’s come to his senses,” said a source close to the family. “Sharon is Ozzy’s whole life; he can’t manage without her.” ***Sharon Stone did not make it to Cannes this year for luxury jeweler de Grisogono’s swanky annual party at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc because the brand would not meet her outrageous demands to attend. “She wanted $300,000 plus eight rooms at the [hotel] for a week and a private jet,” said a source. “ They pulled out.
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