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White House launches survey looking for tech industry bias

SAN FRANCISCO — On the heels of President Donald Trump’s repeated assertions claiming anti-conservative bias by tech companies, the White House has launched an online form asking people to share their experiences if they think political partisanship has led them to be silenced by social media sites.

Carter has surgery for his broken hip

ATLANTA—Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter broke his hip yesterday at his south Georgia home when he fell while leaving to go turkey hunting, a spokeswoman for the Carter Center said.

The 94-year-old former president was treated in Americus, Georgia, near his home in Plains, and was recovering comfortably after successful surgery, spokeswoman, Deanna Congileo, said in a statement.

Doris Day dead at 97

LOS ANGELES—Doris Day, the honey-voiced singer and actress whose film dramas, musicals and innocent sex comedies made her a top star in the 1950s and '60s and among the most popular screen actresses in history, has died. She was 97.

The Doris Day Animal Foundation confirmed Day died early Monday at her Carmel Valley, California, home.

Indian prime minister mocked for his Pakistan airstrike gaffe

NEW DELHI—Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been skewered by the opposition for going ahead with an airstrike in Pakistan on the mistaken belief that cloudy skies would help India's air force avoid radar detection.

In a television interview broadcast Saturday, Modi said he used his “raw wisdom” in the operation, believing Indian aircraft would benefit from the cloud cover.