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Last Update on May 23, 2013 07:09 GMT
IN THE NEWS: TEEN ONLINE FAREWELL SONG ATTRACTS MILLIONS OF VIEWS
LAKELAND, Minn. (AP) -- High school student Zach Sobiech (SOH'-bee-eck) says he wanted to be remembered as "a kid who went down fighting and didn't really lose." And thanks to a song he wrote before his death that became a YouTube sensation, a lot of people will remember him that way. When the Minnesota teenager learned he didn't have much longer to live, his mom suggested he write letters to loved ones to say goodbye. But instead Sobiech wrote the song "Clouds" which has attracted more than 4 million views -- and even inspired cover versions and a celebrity video. It ended up as number one on the iTunes Top 10 list yesterday -- two days after the youngster succumbed to bone cancer. He was just 18.
Zach Sobiech's "Clouds" video: http://bit.ly/UIGq9r
Sound of Zach Sobeich, teen bone cancer patient who died on Monday, May 20, 2013, performing his farewell song "Clouds"
IN THE NEWS: WASHINGTON STATE BARS SNOOPING INTO SOCIAL MEDIA PASSWORDS
SEATTLE (AP) -- Washington has become the fifth state this year to bar employers from snooping into what its workers are doing on social networking sites. Governor Jay Inslee signed the bill into law yesterday. The bill bars employers from asking for a Facebook, Twitter or other social medial passwords during a job interview or after a person lands a gig. The bill does, however, let companies look into the content of such sites if there is an internal investigation, such as a probe into whether a worker has been leaking information.
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