Things you should know today: 11/1/18


Days after synagogue massacre, online hate is thriving

Flowers surround Stars of David on Wednesday, Oct. 31, part of a makeshift memorial outside the Tree of Life Synagogue to the 11 people killed during worship services Saturday, Oct. 27, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Four days after the shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, traffic on a popularly racist website increased 45 percent, according to the website’s operator. Similarly, Director of the Anti-Defamation League Oren Segal said the online world plays a large role in the spread of hate speech and other harmful messages.

Migrant caravan must walk as Mexico ignores demand for buses

Migrants from El Salvador start on their way to the United States, in San Salvador, El Salvador, Wednesday, Oct. 31. A third group of migrants from El Salvador had already made it to Guatemala, and on Wednesday a fourth group of about 700 Salvadorans set out from the capital, San Salvador, with plans to walk to the U.S. border, 1,500 miles away. (AP Photo/Diana Ulloa)

As activists in the migrant group traveling from Central America to the U.S.continue their journey, their requests for transportation assistance have failed. According to White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the Mexican government has slowed down the caravan by not supplying transportation.

Google employees walk out to protest treatment of women

Google employees outside its European headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, Thursday, Nov. 1. Hundreds of Google engineers and other workers walked off the job Thursday morning to protest the internet company’s lenient treatment of executives accused of sexual misconduct. Employees were seen staging walkouts at offices in Tokyo, Singapore, London, and Dublin. (Niall Carson/PA via AP)

Hundreds of Google employees walked off the job on Thursday, Nov. 1, in protest of the company’s mishandling of sexual misconduct allegations. The walk-offs took place in company offices across the globe including Tokyo, Singapore, London and New York.

America’s gender, racial divides on display in house races

In this Dec. 20, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during an event on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, to acknowledge the final passage of tax overhaul legislation by Congress. Perhaps nowhere is the choice facing voters more vivid than in the battle for control of the House, where Democrats are fielding more women and female minority candidates than ever while Republicans are trying to hold the majority with mostly white men. The disparity highlights a trend that has been amplified under President Donald Trump, with the two parties increasingly polarized along racial and gender lines as much as by the issues. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Democrats are fielding more women and minority candidates than ever in an attempt to win control of the U.S. House. Midterm races highlight a recent trend in which Republicans and Democrats are becoming more polarized on racial and gender issues.

Viral video shows Ellen scaring staff

In honor of Halloween, Ellen DeGeneres scared her staff backstage. As of Nov. 1, the video has more than 979,000 views.

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