Kevin O’Leary Will Skip Final Tory Debate, Citing ‘Terrible Format’: Here’s What We’re Reading Today

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Here’s what we’re reading today.

1. Kevin O’Leary pulls out of final Conservative leadership debate in Edmonton

“Conservative Party leadership hopeful Kevin O’Leary says he won’t participate in an upcoming debate in Edmonton, calling the format ‘terrible.’

“O’Leary, who has participated in several debates since officially joining the race in mid-January, announced his intention to pull out of Tuesday night’s event after his push to change the format fell on deaf ears.”

Global News

2. Trump to propose 10 per cent spike in defence spending, massive cuts to other agencies

“President Trump will propose a federal budget that dramatically increases defense-related spending by $54 billion while cutting virtually all other federal agencies by the same amount, according to an administration official. The proposal represents a massive increase in federal spending related to national security, while other priorities — especially foreign aid — will see significant reductions.”

Washington Post

3. Inside Facebook’s AI machine

“Every time you use Facebook or Instagram or Messenger, you may not realize it, but your experiences are being powered by AI.”


4. Oscars mistake threatens reputation of PricewaterhouseCoopers

“For 83 years, the company has performed this task without any major snafus. But in one of the most astonishing moments in Oscars history, chaos engulfed the stage of the Dolby Theater in downtown Los Angeles, after “La La Land” was named the top picture. As the film’s producers were making acceptances speeches, awards show staff rushed onstage and began searching for the envelopes.”

New York Times

5. Why facts don’t change our mind

“New discoveries about the human mind show the limitations of reason.”

The New Yorker