Three Things You Need to Know on May 24th

May 24, 2019

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British Prime Minister Theresa May says she's done all she can, and she'll resign June 7th.  May's three-year term has been dominated by her unsuccessful efforts to come up with a Brexit plan Parliament will approve.  May said today it's now clear to her that it's "in the best interest of the country for a new PM" to lead the effort to leave the E.U.

More than three-billion fake accounts have been deleted off of Facebook.  The number comes from the social media giant's latest enforcement report between October 2018 and March 2019.  The report also reveals that more than seven million posts were removed for hate speech.  The company said that bad actors were using automated methods to create vast numbers of fake accounts, but many of them were deleted within minutes.  

CDOT is warning drivers there will be heavier than normal traffic on the roads during Memorial Day weekend.  All construction and maintenance projects will be suspended from noon today through Monday to try to alleviate some of the congestion.  Travelers heading westbound through the I-70 mountain corridor should prepare for a longer drive.  Tens of thousands of vehicles are expected to pass westbound through the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnels today and tomorrow.  That volume will shift eastbound Sunday and Monday. CDOT is also reminding people to stay sober behind the wheel for the holiday weekend.  The agency is teaming up with Colorado State Patrol and other law enforcement agencies for a high-visibility DUI enforcement period, starting today.