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The New Mexico Spring
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:00:52 +0000

How progressives took power in the state's Democratic Party.

The post The New Mexico Spring appeared first on The Intercept.


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Nevada’s New Democratic Party Raises Back Funds Shuttled by Ex-Staff
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 17:42:03 +0000

When a democratic socialist slate won in March, establishment staffers rushed to drain party funds. Now the new staff has raised it back — and then some.

The post Nevada’s New Democratic Party Raises Back Funds Shuttled by Ex-Staff appeared first on The Intercept.


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House and Senate Democrats Plan Bill to Add Four Justices to Supreme Court
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 23:13:11 +0000

The Constitution allows Congress to set the number of Supreme Court justices.

The post House and Senate Democrats Plan Bill to Add Four Justices to Supreme Court appeared first on The Intercept.


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Oklahoma Lawmaker Calls Abortion Worse Than Slavery
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:00:32 +0000

State legislators are crafting ever more extreme abortion restrictions designed to reach the Supreme Court. 2021 has already seen more than 500 bills filed across the country.

The post Oklahoma Lawmaker Calls Abortion Worse Than Slavery appeared first on The Intercept.


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Rep. Betty McCollum Leads Effort to Block Israel From Using U.S. Aid to Destroy Palestinian Homes
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:32:25 +0000

Putting conditions on U.S. aid to Israel has become a controversial topic — but it was the norm in Washington just a few decades ago.

The post Rep. Betty McCollum Leads Effort to Block Israel From Using U.S. Aid to Destroy Palestinian Homes appeared first on The Intercept.


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Rep. Greene tries to distance herself from ‘America First Caucus’ document denounced as racist
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 16:58:50 EDT
Reports of the new caucus and its stated goals drew condemnation from Democrats and some Republicans for promoting nativist rhetoric and policies.
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The Journalist and the Whistleblower
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 14:38:23 +0000

As the government attacks press freedom, reporters must consider their responsibility to sources — and each other.

The post The Journalist and the Whistleblower appeared first on The Intercept.


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Fight to vote: why US democracy is at a tipping point – video
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 08:00:34 GMT

The new Georgia voting rights law makes it harder to vote, especially for communities that tend to vote for Democrats – and that's what Republicans want. But it's not just Georgia: these restrictive voting laws are being considered in nearly every state in America, from Arizona to Texas to Florida.

These efforts come on the heels of the 2020 presidential election, which Republicans lost by slim margins in several states. Many Republicans claimed they lost because of voter fraud – because people who were ineligible to vote found a way to skirt the rules and cast ballots. Election officials around the nation said there was no widespread fraud, but Republicans are using this argument to push for a wide array of laws that will skew election in their favor.

If enacted, Americans will have to ask a hard question: is the US still a democracy?

Alvin Chang and Sam Levine explain this Republican effort to suppress voting rights as part of the Guardian's Fight to Vote series

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Shontel Brown Approved Major Contract, Then Contractor Backed Her Campaign
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:11:20 +0000

Despite pledging to recuse herself from contracts involving her partner “as necessary,” the council member-turned-House-candidate approved $17 million to Perk.

The post Shontel Brown Approved Major Contract, Then Contractor Backed Her Campaign appeared first on The Intercept.


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Is time running out for the union as the case grows for a new independence vote? | Neal Ascherson
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 08:00:03 GMT

The UK government has moved to veto two bills passed by the Scottish parliament, strengthening the hand of the SNP

Are postal voters bolder? Does the solemnity of polling stations cow voters into having second thoughts? Because of the pandemic, there will be far more postal voters than ever in the Scottish elections on 6 May – almost a quarter of the electorate. It’s easier to be adventurous with a ballpoint at your kitchen table. The radio next to the teapot said last week that Boris Johnson and his English Tories were going to veto Scottish bills aimed at strengthening the rights of the child and of local authorities, even though both were passed unanimously by Scotland’s parliament, which could prove a significant landmark. It grows easier to vote for the three parties that want another independence referendum.

Related: Scottish election 2021: a visual guide on what to expect

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David Cameron and the Greensill scandal is just the tip of the fatberg | Andrew Rawnsley
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 07:00:02 GMT
The ethics of government need a deep clean. That’s not likely to happen when Boris Johnson is prime minister

It is in danger of becoming received wisdom that the Greensill affair is an example of “Tory sleaze” similar to that which polluted the party’s reputation in the late 1990s. They do not compare. I had a ringside seat for the seedy death throes of John Major’s government. The scandals of those years mainly involved hitherto obscure politicians being caught with their peckers out or their snouts in the trough. The tabloids discovered various Conservative MPs in bed with people who were not their wives, often a career-busting transgression then, but now so accepted that Boris Johnson can be prime minister. There were also some notorious cases of Tory backbenchers taking undeclared payments – “cash for questions” – to promote business interests in parliament. This swelled the public’s feeling that the Conservatives had been corrupted by a long stretch in power and contributed to their landslide defeat at the 1997 election, but none of it threw into question the integrity of government itself.

The Greensill affair is several orders of magnitude more serious. A former prime minister is at the heart of this scandal that points to something rotten about how we are governed and is now embroiling not just politicians, but also the civil service.

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Latest massacres test gun-control advocates’ resolve as White House faces growing pressure to act
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 10:48:26 EDT
With Democrats in control of Washington for the first time in a decade, the recent string of mass shootings has encouraged activists to make a concerted push for fresh legislation restricting access to guns.
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Existential challenges from China, climate and more demand new US industrial policy | Robert Reich
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 05:00:54 GMT

From climate to healthcare, fundamental challenges demand the US change with the times

America is about to revive an idea that was left for dead decades ago. It’s called industrial policy and it’s at the heart of Joe Biden’s plans to restructure the US economy.

Related: Republican ‘attacks’ on corporations over voting rights bills are a hypocritical sham | Robert Reich

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What does it take to create a startup ecosystem?
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 18:00:58 +0000
Say it louder for the people in the back: As tech grows bigger by the minute and venture capital adds dollar signs by the day, a startup hub’s success is not an either/or situation. The next Silicon Valley is a tired narrative, when in reality startups look, innovate and create differently all over the world. […]
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RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel comes under pressure to show more independence from Trump
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 10:00:00 EDT
Some party committee members want the GOP to create some distance from the former president — or at least grapple with the fact that Republicans lost the White House, Senate and House during his administration.
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Republicans try to crown Harris the ‘border czar.’ She rejects the title.
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:43:22 EDT
GOP leaders are working to tie Harris to the problems at the border, hoping to weaken her politically. She is trying to push back.
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Major League Baseball’s antitrust exemption becomes the next target of the culture wars
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:40:06 EDT
Republicans say businesses should stay out of politics – but baseball and politics have always been intertwined.
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“It’s Consumed Our Lives”: Volunteers Step In as Border Patrol Drops Migrants Off in Tiny Arizona Towns
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 10:00:26 +0000

A change in Border Patrol policies is straining human aid networks in one of the deadliest areas along the border.

The post “It’s Consumed Our Lives”: Volunteers Step In as Border Patrol Drops Migrants Off in Tiny Arizona Towns appeared first on The Intercept.


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Could Marine Le Pen finally triumph with her third tilt at French presidency?
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 05:45:54 GMT

Next year’s Élysée race looks like a battle between a fading Emmanuel Macron and the far-right leader. And some believe she might win this time

In Paris’s symbolic Place de la République, under the watchful gaze of France’s allegorical figurehead Marianne, the skateboarders are not in the mood to discuss politics.

For the young here, as everywhere, life has been paused during a pandemic that has halted studies, jobs, socialising and parties. What they want is their lives back, not to talk about an election.

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Arkansas House passes unconstitutional bill putting creationism in schools
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 19:40:38 +0000
Despite unanimous Democratic opposition, the bill moves on to the Senate.
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David Cameron’s lobbying scandal
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 02:00:23 GMT

The Guardian’s banking correspondent, Kalyeena Makortoff, and political correspondent Rajeev Syal discuss the unprecedented formal inquiry into lobbying by the former prime minister David Cameron on behalf of the collapsed finance company Greensill Capital

The Guardian’s banking correspondent, Kalyeena Makortoff, talks to Rachel Humphreys about Greensill, a company that specialised in supply-chain finance, and its relationship with the former prime minister David Cameron. Cameron joined Greensill as an adviser in 2018, two years after resigning as prime minister. It has emerged that last year he sent texts to Rishi Sunak, the chancellor, and “informally” phoned two other Treasury ministers, asking for Greensill Capital to get the largest possible allocation of government-backed loans under the Covid corporate financing facility, or CCFF. He also lobbied a No 10 aide, and in 2019 took Lex Greensill to a “private drink” with Matt Hancock, the health secretary.

Although Cameron hasn’t broken any rules, there have been questions raised over the fact that he appears to have used personal contacts to seek preferential treatment for a company in which he had a financial stake. On Monday No 10 said it was launching an independent investigation into Cameron’s lobbying, led by the corporate lawyer and government adviser Nigel Boardman. Rachel also hears from Guardian political correspondent Rajeev Syal about how Cameron has responded to the scandal and the wider role of lobbying in UK politics.

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‘Fire and rehire’ tactics rife at firms that are in profit and claiming Covid cash
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 08:00:02 GMT

Observer analysis of those companies condemned by unions also shows that some raised executive pay

Nearly 70% of companies accused of launching fire-and-rehire assaults on workers’ wages and conditions are making a profit and half have claimed government support during the pandemic.

Boris Johnson has called the practice “unacceptable”, but ministers have also insisted that firms in financial difficulty must have the flexibility to offer new terms and conditions.

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The night Prince Philip told me he was a ‘European mongrel’, and happy that way | Will Hutton
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 07:45:02 GMT

Invited to dinner to muse on the EU, I found little to suggest a latent Brexiter

It was a Monday evening in early 2004 when a group of Europhiles and Europhobes gathered for a Buckingham Palace dinner at the Duke of Edinburgh’s invitation. We were there to discuss the proposed treaty for a European constitution, just written and whose ratification across Europe was about to begin. I had been one of 12 European “thinkers” who had made joint recommendations on what European values should be in its preamble, hence my presence. What followed was one of the most surreal evenings of my life, brought to mind by the three German princes the Duke of Edinburgh insisted should attend yesterday’s funeral.

Evidently he cared about the issue, hosting the dinner after an Atlantic night flight and two public engagements earlier that day. Conversation over pre-dinner drinks was wary – Labour MP Austin Mitchell relieved our awkwardness by switching the lights on his union jack bow tie on and off – and eventually we were ushered through long corridors to a banqueting room, lit by low chandeliers and guttering candles.

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Act now on sleaze crisis or lose red wall votes, Boris Johnson warned
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 19:22:42 GMT

Prime minister ‘will lose trust of ex-Labour supporters’ over Cameron lobbying scandal, leading Tory Sir Bernard Jenkin says

Boris Johnson will lose the trust of former Labour voters who helped put him in Downing Street unless he tackles the burgeoning sleaze crisis now threatening to engulf his government and the Whitehall machine, a leading Tory says today.

The warning from Sir Bernard Jenkin, chair of the powerful Commons liaison committee, is evidence of mounting concern in Conservative ranks about the potential electoral damage to the Tory party, particularly in so called “red wall” seats, from any further revelations like the David Cameron lobbying scandal.

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The Observer view on Joe Biden’s sanctions on Russia | Observer editorial
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 05:15:54 GMT

The US president has chosen to stand up to Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping with steady diplomacy

In one respect, the punitive measures imposed on Russia last week by the Biden administration are an attempt to clean up the mess left by Donald Trump. On issue after issue, such as Russian meddling in the 2016 and 2020 elections and cyber-attacks and hacks of US government agencies and businesses, the former president failed to take prompt retaliatory action or any action at all.

Trump cast doubt on Russia’s responsibility for these and other hostile acts, contradicting the findings of America’s intelligence agencies. He routinely declined to criticise Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, for his support for Syria’s murderous regime, the 2018 Salisbury poisonings and the persecution of the opposition activist Alexei Navalny.

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Andrew Cuomo, Matt Gaetz, and the New “Never Resign” School of Politics
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 10:00:00 +0000
In recent years, many politicians have seemed to realize that remaining in office is often the best path out of a scandal—for their own sake if no one else’s.
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White House announces it’s keeping Trump-era refugee caps, then backtracks amid furor
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 22:05:00 EDT
After blistering criticism from Biden allies, the White House said the final cap would be set by May 15.
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Pressão sobre Biden contra vacinas genéricas de covid-19 para outros países vem até de ex-governador democrata
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:00:47 +0000

Howard Dean, ex-governador democrata no estado de Vermont, se junta à indústria farmacêutica para lutar contra o compartilhamento de propriedade intelectual para vacinas de baixo custo.

The post Pressão sobre Biden contra vacinas genéricas de covid-19 para outros países vem até de ex-governador democrata appeared first on The Intercept.


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Enemies, Foreign and Domestic
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 21:39:14 +0000
The heads of American intelligence agencies brief Congress on the biggest threats to national security
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If Boris Johnson has his way, a woman’s work will truly never be done | Catherine Bennett
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 06:45:02 GMT
Once finally retired, female carers are the PM’s choice when it comes to looking after aged parents

Did we miss it? No, of the “clear plan” an incoming Boris Johnson promised within 12 months, thus differentiating his resolve from the way social care funding had been “shirked by governments for about 30 years”, there is still no sign. Nor of promised cross-party talks.

Although to be fair, Matt Hancock, the health secretary, did ask every single MP and peer for any social care hints or hacks they might have – excluding the thrifty tip, inexplicably omitted from Andrew Dilnot’s 2011 report, that where possible, middle-aged men restrict their relationships to future care-givers at least a decade younger than themselves. This is already being trialled.

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Downing Street race report is an insult to workers, say union leaders
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 06:45:01 GMT

General secretaries representing 5 million workers urge the government to reject findings of the Tony Sewell commission

Trade union leaders have written to the prime minister, calling on him to reject the “insulting” report published by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities.

In a letter seen by the Observer, 33 trade union general secretaries representing more than 5 million workers have urged the government to “pick a different path”, noting that “there is no conflict between defending working-class interests and pushing for equality for BME [black and minority ethnic] workers. Today’s working class is multi-ethnic and multi-faith.”

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British families took bigger hit to income during Covid pandemic than Europeans
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 06:45:01 GMT

UK’s greater inequality levels made impact worse for the less well off, study suggests

British households were plunged into the Covid pandemic with lower savings, more debt and weaker welfare support than their French and German counterparts, according to analysis revealing how inequality increased the impact of the UK crisis.

High levels of income inequality also weakened the financial resilience of poorer households as the pandemic hit. The greater exposure of British households, revealed in an analysis by the Resolution Foundation thinktank to be published in full this week, comes despite similar levels of average income with our European neighbours.

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The US is pulling out of Afghanistan. But it will never leave those of us who served there
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 06:00:01 GMT

Historians will judge America’s longest war. Now, the sounds of helicopters over my home take me back to Losano Ridge, Gardez, the men I fought for and those who did not return

I am one of more than 800,000 American military veterans who have served in Afghanistan since 2001. Tens of thousands more served in other capacities, from intelligence and diplomacy to aid and development. It’s fair to ask whether the end of the war affects how one views his or her own small role in the effort. If we didn’t “win”, whatever winning means in a war like this, did we matter? Were the sacrifices in vain?

Related: Damned either way, Biden opts out of Afghanistan as US tires of ‘forever wars’

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The Observer view on the lobbying scandal engulfing the government | Observer editorial
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 05:00:54 GMT

Politicians will continue to line their pockets until a ministerial code is strictly enforced and breaches are punished

When David Cameron predicted in 2010 that lobbying was “the next big scandal waiting to happen”, he could not have envisaged that a decade later he would be at the heart of it. But that is exactly where he is: a former prime minister who has traded his time in public office to accept a lucrative role at now-collapsed financial services firm Greensill Capital, lobbying former colleagues for access to government schemes that would have helped protect his financial interests in the company.

Related: Role call: the former ministers who found private sector jobs

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Empire of Pain review: the Sacklers, opioids and the sickening of America
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 05:00:54 GMT

Patrick Radden Keefe delivers a damning account of Purdue Pharma, Oxycontin and a family that grew rich

By 2016, opioids had torn a piece out of Appalachia and the rust belt. The deep drop in life expectancy among white Americans without four-year degrees would no longer be ignored. OxyContin, Purdue Pharma’s highly addictive painkiller, helped elect Donald Trump.

Related: George Floyd's girlfriend shared his opioids pain – Derek Chauvin refused to see it

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Boris Johnson is lying to the DUP and to himself | Letters
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 05:00:54 GMT
Northern Ireland will be beset by violence and unrest until the prime minister accepts the reality of the protocol

Jonathan Powell reminded us of Boris Johnson’s pledge to the DUP that he would never agree to a border in the Irish Sea, only to do precisely that when he negotiated the Northern Ireland protocol to “get Brexit done” (“Peace in Northern Ireland is in danger – Johnson’s lies and inaction offer no help”, Comment). Loyalists in Northern Ireland feel betrayed and we are witnessing the consequences playing out in rising anger and violence. The protocol is now enshrined in legislation and all interested parties have an obligation to make it work in order to reduce the tensions it is causing.

However, there is one stumbling block: Johnson’s stubborn refusal to admit that there is an effective trade border in the Irish Sea. In addition to lying to the DUP, he continues to lie to himself. Until Johnson accepts the reality of what the protocol means in practice, and stops playing cowardly political games, there is little chance of making it work as it should and the unrest will continue.
Mike Pender
Cardiff

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PM 'risks losing red wall' over lobbying 'shame'
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 01:02:51 GMT
Senior Tory Sir Bernard Jenkin warns Boris Johnson about the crisis escalating in Whitehall.
Match ID: 36 Score: 30.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 0 days
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JD Vance: Trump whisperer turned Senate hopeful
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 00:03:43 GMT
The author of the bestselling Hillbilly Elegy is being courted by Republicans for a Senate run.
Match ID: 37 Score: 30.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 0 days
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Many veterans don’t trust coronavirus vaccines. For a VA crew in the rural West, that means changing minds, one by one.
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 16:39:37 EDT
Faced with rampant skepticism about the coronavirus vaccine in rural areas, the Department of Veterans Affairs has set out on a labor-intensive effort to offer it to former servicemembers. What VA is learning suggests challenges ahead in getting the nation to herd immunity.
Match ID: 38 Score: 30.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 0 days
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MPs and peers urge Priti Patel to shut Napier barracks asylum site
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 16:18:04 GMT

Cross-party group says people should be housed in community rather than ‘unacceptable’ camp in Kent

A cross-party group of parliamentarians has urged the home secretary to close a controversial military barracks being used to house asylum seekers with immediate effect, and instead house them in the community where they can receive appropriate support.

Members of the all-party parliamentary group (APPG) on immigration detention, which has more than 40 members, have written to Priti Patel to say they “entirely agree” with serious concerns aired by the then independent chief inspector of borders and immigration, David Bolt, about conditions at Napier barracks in Kent.

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Biden’s relationship with Israel shaping up to be less cozy than his predecessors’
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 12:00:00 EDT
An attack on an Iranian nuclear facility tests the president’s resolve to talk with Iran over Israel’s objections. It also tests the closeness of the U.S.-Israel relationship.
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Witnesses to deaths in detention ‘deliberately’ deported from the UK
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 13:56:40 GMT

Home Office accused of undermining investigations into the deaths of migrants awaiting deportation

Scores of people who could be key witnesses to deaths in detention may have been “deliberately” deported before they could give evidence, it has been claimed. It has also emerged that the home secretary, Priti Patel, failed to address concerns from a coroner last year that the actions of her department could have undermined police investigations.

Patel was told last August of concerns from a coroner that Home Office officials possibly “chose to ignore the fact” that witnesses to the contentious death of a black detainee were due to give evidence before attempting to remove them from the UK.

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The GOP’s gradual descent into ‘replacement theory’ and ‘nativist dog whistles’
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 08:53:39 EDT
It’s a reflection of the lasting impact Trump has had on the movement, even now that he’s out of office, as well as a commentary on just how ripe the party was for such a shift.
Match ID: 42 Score: 30.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 0 days
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Hunter Biden’s emergence shadows his father’s presidency
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 08:09:51 EDT
Hunter Biden spent two years as a silent character in an explosive narrative at the center of the presidential campaign. Now he’s emerging to tell a story of deep addiction, with the ever-present danger of a relapse that could endanger his health — and his father’s work.
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‘We love foie gras’: French outrage at UK plan to ban imports of ‘cruel’ delicacy
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 06:00:26 GMT

UK officials are exploring restrictions on product after minister described it as ‘unbearably barbaric’

The head of France’s foie gras producers’ association has said she is “shocked and outraged” that the British government is considering banning imports of the product.

And she has invited MPs to visit French farms producing foie gras to see the force feeding of ducks and geese and judge for themselves whether it is “cruel and torturous”, as animal rights campaigners claim.

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Biden hosts Japan’s Suga as first foreign leader at the White House
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 18:34:00 EDT
The new president signals a focus on Asia by making Japan’s leader his first in-person foreign guest.
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Civil rights and Black health organizations press Biden administration to ban menthol cigarettes
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 18:28:48 EDT
Advocates demand action against a product that has increased illnesses and death in Black communities.
Match ID: 46 Score: 30.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 1 day
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U.S. to spend $1.7 billion to detect, monitor coronavirus variants
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 18:00:00 EDT
The Biden administration announced it was allocating the money to take on one of the biggest challenges of the pandemic.
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Live updates: Biden, Suga reaffirm U.S.-Japan alliance after afternoon of White House meetings
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 17:57:57 EDT
Japan's prime minister is the first foreign leader to visit the White House in person during Biden’s presidency.
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Biden officials rescind Trump’s okay for Texas’s $100 billion-plus Medicaid plan
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 17:32:13 EDT
Friday letter is seen as an effort to push Texas officials toward expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
Match ID: 49 Score: 30.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 30.00 politics

Iowa man tried to steal gun from D.C. officer during Capitol riot, prosecutors say
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 16:17:54 EDT
He was indicted this week along with two others.
Match ID: 50 Score: 30.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 30.00 politics

Pa. woman charged in Capitol riot may face jail after allegedly flouting court order to wear mask
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:42:49 EDT
Rachel Marie Powell, accused of carrying a bullhorn and breaking a Capitol window, allegedly grew “evasive” when asked about wearing a see-through mask in a Facebook video.
Match ID: 51 Score: 30.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 30.00 politics

Biden administration issues first government-wide guidance about how to test federal employees for coronavirus
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:30:00 EDT
The CDC memo authorizes agencies to implement testing both to screen employees and diagnose possible infections.
Match ID: 52 Score: 30.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 30.00 politics

Public support for aiding refugees apparently falls short of Biden’s ‘unity’ bar
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 14:22:03 EDT
Most Americans think that aiding refugees should be a priority. But, it seems, not enough.
Match ID: 53 Score: 30.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 30.00 politics

Founding member of Oath Keepers enters first guilty plea in Jan. 6 Capitol breach
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 13:50:00 EDT
Iced Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer agrees to cooperate with prosecutors.
Match ID: 54 Score: 30.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 30.00 politics

Daily Cartoon: Friday, April 16th
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:31:26 +0000
“The forsythia and Republican voter-suppression bills are in full bloom.”
Match ID: 55 Score: 30.00 source: www.newyorker.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 30.00 republican

A striking new poll on the GOP’s nascent push for transgender youth restrictions
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:05:43 EDT
The first major poll since the effort began shows Americans strongly oppose bills banning transition-related medical care for children and participation in sports of one's gender identity. But there are some questions about just how firm those positions are.
Match ID: 56 Score: 30.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 30.00 politics

Japan’s Plan to Discharge Fukushima Radioactive Water into the Sea has Supporters as Well as Foes
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 13:00:00 GMT
Despite protests at home and abroad, the government has also received overseas backing for how it intends to deal with a “unique and complex” problem
Match ID: 57 Score: 30.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 1 day
qualifiers: 30.00 politics

The U.S. Could Have Left Afghanistan Years Ago, Sparing Many Lives
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:01:44 +0000

America will depart without having accomplished its goals and with more Afghan suffering ahead.

The post The U.S. Could Have Left Afghanistan Years Ago, Sparing Many Lives appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 58 Score: 30.00 source: theintercept.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 30.00 politics

The GOP’s big bulk book-buying machine is boosting Republicans on the bestseller lists
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 06:00:00 EDT
The practice has raised ethical concerns. Now, a complaint about Ted Cruz’s own campaign buying his books has triggered questions about self-enrichment.
Match ID: 59 Score: 30.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 30.00 republican

How the Pandemic Changed Europe
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 22:06:19 +0000
The historian Adam Tooze discusses the vaccine rollout and shifting politics in the E.U.
Match ID: 60 Score: 30.00 source: www.newyorker.com age: 2 days
qualifiers: 30.00 politics

The Georgia Voting Law and the End of the New South
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 14:29:13 +0000
Republican state legislators once were allies of the business establishment. Now they seem to have little use for it.
Match ID: 61 Score: 30.00 source: www.newyorker.com age: 2 days
qualifiers: 30.00 republican

There Shouldn’t Be Vaccine Patents in a Health Crisis. Most Americans Agree: Waive Them.
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 09:00:56 +0000

A new poll found most Americans want Biden to break drug companies' monopolies and end Covid-19 vaccine apartheid.

The post There Shouldn’t Be Vaccine Patents in a Health Crisis. Most Americans Agree: Waive Them. appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 62 Score: 30.00 source: theintercept.com age: 2 days
qualifiers: 30.00 democrat

Militares ficarão abraçados a Bolsonaro até o fim do governo
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 17:00:55 +0000

Mesmo que surjam novos atritos, generais estão de cabeça na missão. Conheça 4 cenários para o futuro – nenhum é bom para a democracia.

The post Militares ficarão abraçados a Bolsonaro até o fim do governo appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 63 Score: 28.57 source: theintercept.com age: 4 days
qualifiers: 21.43 democrat, 7.14 congress

Biden Finally Got to Say No to the Generals
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 23:58:03 +0000
Critics be damned, the President is ending the Forever War waged by Bush, Obama, and Trump in Afghanistan.
Match ID: 64 Score: 25.71 source: www.newyorker.com age: 3 days
qualifiers: 25.71 politics

The Border Patrol’s Abdication in the Sonoran Desert
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 10:01:10 +0000

Customs and Border Protection is dropping asylum-seekers in remote border towns with few resources to receive them.

The post The Border Patrol’s Abdication in the Sonoran Desert appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 65 Score: 25.71 source: theintercept.com age: 3 days
qualifiers: 25.71 republican

David Remnick: ‘There is no vaccine for climate change’
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 08:30:03 GMT

The New Yorker editor on Fragile Earth, a new collection of the magazine’s climate crisis writing, the continuing dangers of Trumpism – and seeing his family for the first time in a year

David Remnick has been the editor of the New Yorker since 1998. The Fragile Earth, a selection of the writing that has appeared in the magazine about climate change, is out now.

You say that as a young reporter you wrote quite a lot about dramatic weather events. Can you remember when those localised storms and fires and floods started to suggest something more apocalyptic?
When I was at the Washington Post, Len Downie, Ben Bradlee’s successor as editor, was obsessed with “weather stories” and played them big. And there was much high-minded, wise-guy joking about this, as if it were the height of ordinariness. But when I think back on it, Downie was right. Weather is what envelops and affects us all. And our decades-long heedlessness to climate change has done great damage to the world. So when we think about all of these unusual storms and fires, these are no longer “weather stories” – banalities, part of the nature of things – they aren’t merely that. They’re exacerbated by human behaviour over time and they are harbingers of worse.

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Match ID: 66 Score: 25.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 25.00 election

US orders non-essential personnel out of Chad over fears of rebel attacks on capital
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 01:06:43 GMT

As long-serving president Idriss Deby seems set for election win, fighting has broken out between army and rebels in country’s north

The US has ordered its non-essential diplomats out of Chad over fears of insurgent attacks on the capital, as early election results show president Idriss Deby is poised to continue his three-decade rule of the African nation.

With armed groups appearing to be advancing on the capital, N’Djamena, the US State Department on Saturday ordered non-essential diplomats and families of American personnel to leave the country.

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Match ID: 67 Score: 25.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 25.00 election

If Jacinda Ardern wants to end period poverty she needs to take some lessons from abroad | Jacinta Gulasekharam
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 20:00:45 GMT

When it rolls out free period products in schools the government should think about sustainability and educating boys

As Labour tries to fulfil its many election promises, there is one area it could score an easy win – the period product rollout scheduled for June.

And if New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern is serious about ending period poverty, she needs to take a good look at England and Scotland.

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Match ID: 68 Score: 25.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 25.00 election

This Week in Apps: A surprising report on App Tracking, Apple event predictions, Instagram for kids
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 14:00:22 +0000
Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android […]
Match ID: 69 Score: 25.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 15.00 judiciary, 10.00 congress

Local Cops Said Pipeline Company Had Influence Over Government Appointment
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 11:00:52 +0000

Sheriffs in Minnesota worried about who would oversee an escrow account, funded by pipeline giant Enbridge, to reimburse the costs of policing protests.

The post Local Cops Said Pipeline Company Had Influence Over Government Appointment appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 70 Score: 25.00 source: theintercept.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 25.00 election

NASA to Announce Selection of Human Lander for Artemis Moon Mission
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:17 EDT
NASA will host a media teleconference at 4 p.m. EDT today, Friday, April 16, to announce the company or companies selected to move forward in developing a modern human landing system (HLS) that will carry the next two American astronauts to the surface of the Moon and pave the way for sustainable lunar exploration under the Artemis program.
Match ID: 71 Score: 25.00 source: www.nasa.gov age: 1 day
qualifiers: 25.00 election

Video Friday: Aquatic Snakebotics
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:42:00 GMT
Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos
Match ID: 72 Score: 25.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 1 day
qualifiers: 25.00 election

Brazil’s COVID-19 Crisis and Jair Bolsonaro’s Presidential Chaos
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 17:44:13 +0000
Is the President’s do-nothing approach to the pandemic finally becoming a threat to his political future?
Match ID: 73 Score: 21.43 source: www.newyorker.com age: 4 days
qualifiers: 21.43 politics

Chemical Industry Lobbyist in Trump EPA Suppressed Evidence of Cancer Risk
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 14:28:23 +0000

The EPA inspector general found that Bill Wehrum, who ran the agency’s office of Air and Radiation, buried data about cancer risks from ethylene oxide pollution.

The post Chemical Industry Lobbyist in Trump EPA Suppressed Evidence of Cancer Risk appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 74 Score: 20.00 source: theintercept.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 10.00 house of representatives, 10.00 congress

Dow ends at 34,000 for first time; S&P 500 notches record as jobless claims hit pandemic low, retail sales surge
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 20:05:26 GMT

The S&P 500 and Dow clinched fresh records Thursday, after economic reports continued to affirm a healthy recovery from the pandemic, highlighted by retail sales surging in March on the back of fiscal stimulus checks to consumers and jobless benefit claims falling to a fresh low for the COVID period. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up more than 300 points at a fresh milestone at 34,000, on a preliminary basis, the S&P 500 index notched a 1.1% advance to log its all-time closing high at around 4,170 and the Nasdaq Composite Index finished 1.3% higher at about 14,039, marking its first finish above 14,000 since February and its third-highest close in its history. U.S. retail sales surged almost 10% in March thanks to $1,400 stimulus checks paid to consumers by the federal government. Sales climbed 9.8% last month, the government said Thursday. Economists polled by Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal had forecast a 6.1% increase.Adding to the market's optimism, weekly jobless benefit claims fell to a pandemic-era low. U.S. unemployment claims sank by 193,000 in the week of April 10, an unusually large decline that likely reflects both an improving economy but also continuing problems in processing applications for jobless benefits.

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Match ID: 75 Score: 20.00 source: feeds.marketwatch.com age: 2 days
qualifiers: 20.00 federal government

$50 million for WA to process signals from the dawn of time
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 00:00:00 EDT
(International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research) The Australian Federal Government will invest $64.4 million to establish a centre in Western Australia to process and analyse data from the SKA radio telescope. Each year, around 600 petabytes of SKA data will be stored for astronomers and astrophysicists from all over the world to access and analyse. The funding to establish a facility in Perth is part of $295 million announced this week.
Match ID: 76 Score: 17.14 source: www.eurekalert.org age: 3 days
qualifiers: 17.14 federal government

Louis Menand on “The Free World”
Mon, 12 Apr 2021 20:00:00 +0000
The staff writer and leading cultural historian discusses his new work about the postwar years, when the cultural power of the United States emerged alongside its military might.
Match ID: 77 Score: 17.14 source: www.newyorker.com age: 5 days
qualifiers: 17.14 politics

Swiss billionaire backs out of offer to buy Tribune Publishing Co.
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 17:51:25 EDT
Maryland business executive Stewart Bainum Jr. is still interested in making an offer.
Match ID: 78 Score: 15.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 15.00 executive

Why it’s not surprising to see nine-figure AI rounds
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 20:00:17 +0000
This week Scale AI raised a $325 million Series E. The company, as TechCrunch has written, works in the data labeling space. And it has been on a fundraising tear over the last few years.
Match ID: 79 Score: 15.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 15.00 executive

Chinese firms prepare to charge into Europe’s electric car market
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 15:00:37 GMT

Tesla could be in for a shock as far-eastern rivals use cheap money to gain traction among affluent western car buyers

Tesla boss Elon Musk is not known for admiring his competition, but when Chinese manufacturer Nio made its 100,000th electric car last week, he offered his congratulations.

It was a mark of respect from a chief executive who had been through “manufacturing hell” with his own company. Yet it is also a sign of the growing influence of China’s electric carmakers. They are hoping to stake out a spot among the heavyweights of the new industry and bring a significant new challenge to Tesla – and to the rest of the automotive industry as it scrambles to catch up.

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Match ID: 80 Score: 15.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 15.00 executive

Elon Musk's SpaceX wins $2.9 billion NASA moon landing contract
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 20:30:07 GMT

Privately held Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX, was selected by NASA on Friday to move forward in developing a human landing system to carry the next two U.S. astronauts to the moon "and pave the way for sustainable lunar exploration." That's under NASA's Artemis program, which aims to return humans on the moon, collaborating with commercial and international partners, and eventually send astronauts to Mars. Elon Musk is chief executive on SpaceX as well as Silicon Valley electric-car maker Tesla Inc. SpaceX in February announced plans to send four space tourists to orbit later this year on a mission to raise awareness for a children's hospital. Last month, the company's prototype Mars rocket Starship broke apart while attempting to land.

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Match ID: 81 Score: 15.00 source: feeds.marketwatch.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 15.00 executive

Extra Crunch roundup: UiPath’s IPO filing, predicting revenue, how to pivot properly, much more
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 19:41:14 +0000
Thanks again to Bryce Durbin for creating my favorite TechCrunch illustration of all time.
Match ID: 82 Score: 15.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 15.00 executive

This Startup is Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in Brazil With Leadership Skills
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 18:00:00 GMT
Be.Labs connects them with mentors and provides training on developing business plans and pitching investors
Match ID: 83 Score: 15.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 1 day
qualifiers: 15.00 executive

Mer Telemanagement stock rockets on heavy volume after merger with sports betting company
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 14:06:40 GMT

Shares of Mer Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. shot up 62.4% on very heavy volume in morning trading Friday, to pace all gainers on major U.S. exchanges, after the Israel-based telecom expense management company agreed to be acquired by sports betting company SharpLink Inc. Trading volume spiked to 46.2 million shares, compared with the full-day average over the past 30 days of about 343,900 shares, to make the stock the second-most active on major U.S. exchanges. The stock's rally, which puts it on track for the highest close since August 2015, has pushed Mer's market valuation up to $24.1 million. Following the closing of the merger, SharpLink shareholders will own 86% of the combined company. "Following the merger, our company will be on the leading edge of a potentially massive sports betting market in the U.S. and globally," said Mer Chief Executive Roy Hess. "By providing proprietary advanced conversion and engagement solutions for the sports betting industry, we expect SharpLink's services will be needed by many companies looking to capitalize on this opportunity." Mer's stock has tripled (up 200.7%) year to date, while the S&P 500 has gained 11.2%.

Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.


Match ID: 84 Score: 15.00 source: feeds.marketwatch.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 15.00 executive

Kansas City Southern profit, revenue miss expectations amid 'unique and challenging events'
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:16:27 GMT

Shares of Kansas City Southern tacked on 0.1% in premarket trading, after the rail road operator reported a first-quarter profit and revenue miss, with Chief Executive Patrick Ottensmeyer citing "several unique and challenging events," but he said he can "confidently confirm" the full-year outlook. Net income rose to $153.0 million, or $1.68 a share, from $151.7 million, or $1.58 a share, in the year-ago period. Excluding nonrecurring items, such as merger costs and foreign exchange losses, adjusted earnings per share came to $1.91, below the FactSet consensus of $1.95. Revenue fell 3.5% to $706.0 million, missing the FactSet consensus of $714.0 million. Among the "challenging" events mentioned by CEO Ottensmeyer were adverse weather resulting from the Polar Vortex and lingering network congestion. The company said in January that it expects 2021 revenue growth in the double-digit percentage range and EPS of $9.00 or better. The stock has rallied 26.7% year to date through Thursday, while the Dow Jones Transportation Average has advanced 19.4% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average has gained 11.2%.

Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.


Match ID: 85 Score: 15.00 source: feeds.marketwatch.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 15.00 executive

Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 139 million and U.S. death toll is above 565,000
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:20:05 GMT

The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness rose above 139 million on Friday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, as the death toll climbed above 2.98 million. The U.S. leads the world in cases and deaths by wide margins, with 31.5 million cases, or about 23% of the global total, while the 565,289 death toll makes up about 19% of the global toll. The U.S. added at least 74,312 new cases and 909 new deaths on Thursday, according to a New York Times tracker. The U.S. has averaged 70,514 cases a day in the past week, up 8% from the average two weeks ago. Pfizer Inc. Chief Executive Albert Bourla said it is likely that people who receive Covid-19 vaccines will need booster shots within a year afterward, and then annual vaccinations, to maintain protection against the virus as it evolves, the Wall Street Journal reported. "The variants will play a key role. It is extremely important to suppress the pool of people that can be susceptible to the virus," Bourla said during a virtual event hosted by CVS Health Corp. that aired Thursday but was recorded April 1. Outside of the U.S., India has replaced Brazil as the country with the second highest number of cases at 14.3 million, and is fourth globally by deaths at 174,308. Brazil is third by cases at 13.7 million and second with a death toll of 365,444. Mexico is third by deaths at 211,213 and 14th highest by cases at 2.3 million. The U.K. has 4.4 million cases and 127,438 deaths, the highest in Europe and fifth highest in the world.

Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.


Match ID: 86 Score: 15.00 source: feeds.marketwatch.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 15.00 executive

Becoming Prince Philip: an interview with The Crown’s Tobias Menzies
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 02:00:52 GMT

Tobias Menzies played Prince Philip in Netflix hit The Crown. On the eve of the royal’s funeral, Menzies discusses the unique challenge of trying to get inside the mind of a person seen by so many but known by so few

Tobias Menzies talks to Anushka Asthana about playing Prince Philip in seasons 3 & 4 of Netflix smash hit The Crown.

When Tobias landed the job, he knew little about Prince Philip, a person who was so often photographed but so little known.

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Match ID: 87 Score: 15.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 2 days
qualifiers: 15.00 executive

How to Prevent Batteries From Exploding? Nanoparticles, Says Startup
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 12:00:00 GMT
Nanom has developed a process it says can make any battery material safer and more efficient
Match ID: 88 Score: 15.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 2 days
qualifiers: 15.00 executive

Data Brokers Are a Threat to Democracy
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 13:00:00 +0000
Unless the federal government steps up, the unchecked middlemen of surveillance capitalism will continue to harm our civil rights and national security.
Match ID: 89 Score: 14.29 source: www.wired.com age: 4 days
qualifiers: 14.29 federal government

China's Most Popular EV is No Longer a Tesla
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:28:00 GMT
A new EV made by General Motors and Chinese manufacturers underlines the virtues of Lilliputian size
Match ID: 90 Score: 12.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 3 days
qualifiers: 12.86 executive

Will we need a Covid pass to get into the pub?
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 02:00:27 GMT

The UK prime minister, Boris Johnson, has announced plans for a domestic Covid-status certificate. We look to Israel, where a similar scheme has been introduced, and discuss how it might work here

Last week, Boris Johnson set out plans for a domestic vaccine passport system to help the country emerge from lockdown.

To see how it might work, Anushka Asthana talks to the Guardian’s Jerusalem correspondent, Oliver Holmes, about life in Israel, where the government introduced a similar scheme in February.

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Match ID: 91 Score: 10.71 source: www.theguardian.com age: 4 days
qualifiers: 10.71 executive

Congressmen ask Biden admin to keep chip design software away from China
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 16:09:50 +0000
And no fab should use American tools to sell advanced chips to China, they add.
Match ID: 92 Score: 10.00 source: arstechnica.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 10.00 congress

Haiti: único país sem vacinas contra a covid-19 na América Latina
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 21:10:53 +0000

A falta de vacina contra a covid-19 é só mais um dos elementos que compõem a crise no Haiti hoje. O país caminha sem Congresso, com violência em alta e um presidente cada vez mais autoritário.

The post Haiti: único país sem vacinas contra a covid-19 na América Latina appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 93 Score: 10.00 source: theintercept.com age: 2 days
qualifiers: 10.00 congress

Executivo do Facebook é indicado pelo governo para Conselho Nacional de Proteção de Dados
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 20:04:27 +0000

Mas o nome da big tech não aparece na indicação feita por subordinados de Paulo Guedes. Escolha cabe a Bolsonaro.

The post Executivo do Facebook é indicado pelo governo para Conselho Nacional de Proteção de Dados appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 94 Score: 8.57 source: theintercept.com age: 3 days
qualifiers: 8.57 congress

Today's Cyberattacks Foreshadow Wars to Come
Wed, 24 Mar 2021 12:00:00 GMT
SolarWinds, the Florida water treatment hack, even Texas's grid outage: These are what threats to a nation's cybersecurity look like
Match ID: 95 Score: 7.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 24 days
qualifiers: 4.29 politics, 2.14 executive, 1.43 congress

4G on the Moon: One Small Leap, One Giant Step
Mon, 02 Nov 2020 17:26:00 GMT
Nokia Bell Labs and NASA team up to bring wireless networks to the moon
Match ID: 96 Score: 7.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 166 days
qualifiers: 3.57 election, 2.14 executive, 2.14 elections

This Engineer Has Made Rural Electrification in Kenya Her Mission
Mon, 12 Apr 2021 18:00:00 GMT
The IEEE Smart Village director is also helping telehealth centers solve Internet connectivity challenges
Match ID: 97 Score: 5.71 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 5 days
qualifiers: 5.71 congress

SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Dynetics Compete to Build the Next Moon Lander
Wed, 06 Jan 2021 18:00:00 GMT
If all goes well, in February NASA will pick which design to develop
Match ID: 98 Score: 5.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 101 days
qualifiers: 3.57 election, 1.43 congress

Polarization Isn't America's Biggest Problem—or Facebook's
Mon, 05 Apr 2021 19:00:00 +0000
A debate is raging over the social media giant's role in dividing the country. But it's the US's deeply-rooted inequities that tech should focus on.
Match ID: 99 Score: 4.29 source: www.wired.com age: 12 days
qualifiers: 4.29 politics

Race report: Was controversy part of the plan?
Sat, 03 Apr 2021 11:14:44 GMT
How the government handled the release of a contentious report on racial disparity in the UK.
Match ID: 100 Score: 4.29 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 14 days
qualifiers: 4.29 politics

FAA Files Reveal a Surprising Threat to Airline Safety: the U.S. Military's GPS Tests
Thu, 21 Jan 2021 16:00:00 GMT
Military tests that jam and spoof GPS signals are an accident waiting to happen
Match ID: 101 Score: 4.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 86 days
qualifiers: 2.86 federal government, 1.43 congress

Video Friday: Robotic Eyeball Camera
Fri, 09 Apr 2021 14:56:00 GMT
Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos
Match ID: 102 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 8 days
qualifiers: 3.57 election

Calling all future astronauts!
Wed, 31 Mar 2021 06:00:00 +0200
Apply now to become an ESA Astronaut

Applications are open for ESA’s first astronaut selection in over a decade, and all qualified candidates are encouraged to put themselves forward.


Match ID: 103 Score: 3.57 source: www.esa.int age: 18 days
qualifiers: 3.57 election

Be part of something big
Wed, 31 Mar 2021 06:00:00 +0200
Video: 00:01:46

On 31 March 2021, the European Space Agency is opening the application process for its first astronaut selection in over a decade.

If you meet the minimum requirements and want to join Europe’s journey into space, this is your chance to apply.

Website esa.int/YourWayToSpace provides everything you need to know to prepare your application. All applications must be submitted to ESA’s careers website by 28 May 2021.


Match ID: 104 Score: 3.57 source: www.esa.int age: 18 days
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International training
Tue, 30 Mar 2021 16:46:00 +0200
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ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has started training at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, USA. Set to launch for her second mission in spring 2022, Samantha is already getting reacquainted with International Space Station systems in a series of refresher courses.

Samantha was last on the International Space Station in 2014 for her Futura mission. She spent 200 days in space, conducting European and international scientific experiments and Space Station operations.

In the coming months, her schedule will intensify as she trains for the specific experiments and tasks she will perform in space during her second mission.

As a collaborative, international effort between the United States, Europe, Canada, Russia and Japan, Space Station training takes place across the globe. Samantha will be training between Johnson Space Center in the USA, the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre in Star City, Russia and the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany.

Samantha and her fellow Class of 2009 astronauts will soon welcome new colleagues. For the first time in over a decade, the European Space Agency is seeking new astronauts and applications are open from 31 March to 28 May 2021. A six-stage selection process will start thereafter. This is expected to be completed in October 2022.

Ready to make #YourWayToSpace? Check out the dedicated website with all the information relating to ESA’s 2021–22 astronaut selection. 

Most importantly, get ready to apply. Perhaps you will find yourself where Samantha is today.


Match ID: 105 Score: 3.57 source: www.esa.int age: 18 days
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How NASA Designed a Helicopter That Could Fly Autonomously on Mars
Wed, 17 Feb 2021 22:32:00 GMT
The Perseverance rover's Mars Helicopter (Ingenuity) will take off, navigate, and land on Mars without human intervention
Match ID: 106 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 59 days
qualifiers: 3.57 election

Liquid Lasers Challenge Fiber Lasers as the Basis of Future High-Energy Weapons
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 19:00:00 GMT
Boeing and General Atomics are teaming to scale a novel killer-laser technology to 250 kilowatts.
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qualifiers: 2.14 executive, 1.43 congress

With Ultralight Lithium-Sulfur Batteries, Electric Airplanes Could Finally Take Off
Wed, 19 Aug 2020 18:00:00 GMT
Oxis Energy’s design promises outstanding energy density, manufacturability, and safety
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qualifiers: 3.57 election

U.S. Transportation Officials Seek Alternative Tech for GPS
Fri, 24 Apr 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Ten years after decommissioning the previous backup to the country’s global satellite fleet, government agencies are taking steps to create a new one
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qualifiers: 2.14 executive, 1.43 congress

Aerospace Companies Compete to Build Lunar Landers for NASA’s Project Artemis
Tue, 31 Dec 2019 13:00:00 GMT
Blue Origin, Boeing, and SpaceX are among those proposing ships to put astronauts back on the moon by the end of 2024
Match ID: 110 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 473 days
qualifiers: 2.14 executive, 1.43 congress

Why Can’t More Leaders Teach?
2021-04-05T00:00:00EDT
If the best leaders tend to be great teachers, why do some successful executives struggle to share their knowledge? What does this shortcoming say about their leadership? asks James Heskett.
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With Drones and Other Autonomous Vehicles, Safety Must Come First
Tue, 23 Mar 2021 19:00:00 GMT
Engineers developing drones or similar robotic helpers need to focus on mitigating the dangers
Match ID: 112 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 25 days
qualifiers: 2.14 executive

The Networks That Aim to Track GPS Interference Around the World
Wed, 03 Mar 2021 17:00:00 GMT
Troubleshooting the world’s navigation systems could streamline transport and save lives
Match ID: 113 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 45 days
qualifiers: 2.14 executive

Alphabet's Loon Failed to Bring Internet to the World. What Went Wrong?
Mon, 01 Feb 2021 15:29:00 GMT
The balloon-based wireless provider ultimately couldn’t close the digital gap
Match ID: 114 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 75 days
qualifiers: 2.14 executive

Boom Supersonic’s XB-1 Test Aircraft Promises a New Era of Faster-Than-Sound Travel
Mon, 04 Jan 2021 20:00:00 GMT
The prototype of a planned, 65-seat airliner will fly in 2021
Match ID: 115 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 103 days
qualifiers: 2.14 executive

Sabrewing Cargo Drone Rises to Air Force Challenge
Fri, 01 May 2020 14:38:00 GMT
The Rhaegal cargo drone pivots to new possible military missions under a U.S. Air Force contract
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qualifiers: 2.14 executive

No Job Is Too Small for Compact Geostationary Satellites
Sun, 05 Jan 2020 20:00:00 GMT
Astranis and GapSat will launch GEO smallsats in 2020 and 2021 to fill gaps in satellite coverage
Match ID: 117 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 468 days
qualifiers: 2.14 executive

‘Crazy things happen’: Biden’s next spending spree fuels a fight over risks
Thu, 25 Mar 2021 03:30:03 EST
The president’s team is preparing a $3 trillion spending proposal to power through Congress. They’re betting markets and the economy will cooperate long enough to pass it.
Match ID: 118 Score: 1.43 source: www.politico.com age: 24 days
qualifiers: 1.43 congress

A Better Path to Tech Reform? Felony Charges
Tue, 23 Mar 2021 16:54:12 +0000
This week's Big Tech hearing will surely be a waste of Congress's time, again. But the DOJ and SEC could buy time by raising the stakes.
Match ID: 119 Score: 1.43 source: www.wired.com age: 25 days
qualifiers: 1.43 congress

Russia, China, the U.S.: Who Will Win the Hypersonic Arms Race?
Tue, 17 Nov 2020 16:00:00 GMT
When missiles fly beyond Mach 5, materials melt, airflow turns turbulent, and budgets enter the stratosphere
Match ID: 120 Score: 1.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 151 days
qualifiers: 1.43 congress

When a Giant Mylar Balloon Was the Coolest Thing in Space
Thu, 12 Nov 2020 16:00:00 GMT
The Echo 1 satellite delivered mail, probed the ionosphere, and captured traces of the big bang
Match ID: 121 Score: 1.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 156 days
qualifiers: 1.43 congress

Hanford Has a Radioactive Capsule Problem
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 19:00:00 GMT
Researchers still don’t have a way to neutralize the former nuclear-weapons complex’s 1,936 capsules of radioactive cesium and strontium
Match ID: 122 Score: 1.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 214 days
qualifiers: 1.43 congress

A Glass Nightmare: Cleaning Up the Cold War’s Nuclear Legacy at Hanford
Tue, 28 Apr 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Scientists have spent three decades cleaning up the Hanford Site’s 177 giant tanks of radioactive sludge. And they’re just getting started
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qualifiers: 1.43 congress

Here’s Where and How We Think China Will Land on Mars
Wed, 25 Mar 2020 16:13:00 GMT
China’s 2020 HX-1 Mars mission will draw on previous lunar explorations and human spaceflights
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New CRISPR technology offers unrivaled control of epigenetic inheritance
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 00:00:00 EDT
(University of California - San Francisco) Scientists have figured out how to modify CRISPR's basic architecture to extend its reach beyond the genome and into what's known as the epigenome -- proteins and small molecules that latch onto DNA and control when and where genes are switched on or off.
Match ID: 0 Score: 110.00 source: www.eurekalert.org age: 2 days
qualifiers: 50.00 genetic, 50.00 genes, 10.00 california

This Week in Apps: A surprising report on App Tracking, Apple event predictions, Instagram for kids
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 14:00:22 +0000
Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android […]
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qualifiers: 25.00 trade, 25.00 google, 10.00 whatsapp, 10.00 development, 10.00 apple, 10.00 amazon, 5.00 startup

Extra Crunch roundup: UiPath’s IPO filing, predicting revenue, how to pivot properly, much more
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 19:41:14 +0000
Thanks again to Bryce Durbin for creating my favorite TechCrunch illustration of all time.
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qualifiers: 25.00 trade, 25.00 google, 10.00 microsoft, 10.00 california, 10.00 amazon, 5.00 uber, 5.00 startup

Biomea Fusion stock opens 18% above IPO price
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 16:04:28 GMT

Biomea Fusion Inc. rallied out of the gate Friday, as shares of the California-based biopharmaceutical company focused on treatment of genetically defined cancers opened 17.6% above the initial public offering price. The company said late Thursday its IPO, which was upsized to 9.0 million shares from 7.5 million shares, priced at $17 a share, at the top of the expected range, as it raised $153 million and was valued at $463.6 million. The stock's first trade was at $20.00 at 11:51 a.m. Eastern for 341,119 shares. The stock has pared some gains since then to trade up 16.2% at $19.75. The company went public on a day that the Renaissance IPO ETF fell 1.4% while the S&P 500 gained 0.2%.

Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.


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Biomea Fusion's upsized IPO prices at top of expected range, to value the biotech at $464 million
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:10:41 GMT

Biomea Fusion Inc. was set to go public Friday, as the California-based biopharmaceutical company focused on treatment of genetically defined cancers said its upsized initial public offering priced at $17 a share, at the high end of the expected range of between $15 and $17 a share. The company said late Thursday that it offered 9.0 million shares in the IPO, up from previous expectations of 7.5 million shares, to raise $153 million. At the IPO pricing, Biomea was valued at $463.6 million. The stock is expected to trade on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol "BMEA." J.P. Morgan, Jefferies and Piper Sandler are book-running managers. The company recorded a net loss of $5.3 million on no revenue in 2020 after a loss of $1.2 million on no revenue in 2019. The company is going public at a time of tempered investor demand for IPOs, as the Renaissance IPO ETF has lost 3.6% over the past three months while the S&P 500 has gained 10.7%.

Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.


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Why it’s not surprising to see nine-figure AI rounds
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 20:00:17 +0000
This week Scale AI raised a $325 million Series E. The company, as TechCrunch has written, works in the data labeling space. And it has been on a fundraising tear over the last few years.
Match ID: 5 Score: 75.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 25.00 trade, 25.00 google, 10.00 tesla, 10.00 microsoft, 5.00 startup

Tesla owners can now see how much solar or coal is powering their EVs
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 18:02:28 +0000
Tesla owners can now see exactly what kind of energy is powering their electric vehicles. TezLab, a free app that’s like a Fitbit for a Tesla vehicle, pushed out a new feature this week that shows the energy mix — breaking down the exact types and percentages of fossil fuels and renewable energy — coming […]
Match ID: 6 Score: 70.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 25.00 google, 10.00 tesla, 10.00 seattle, 10.00 california, 10.00 amazon, 5.00 startup

Scientists sound warning note over malaria drug resistance in Africa
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 09:19:48 GMT

Rwanda study raises fears erosion of efficacy may have begun, with children at greatest risk

Resistance to malaria drugs in Africa may be starting to take hold, according to a study that maps changes similar to those seen a decade ago when drug resistance spread in south-east Asia.

In Cambodia and neighbouring countries, the artemisinin drug compounds widely used against malaria are no longer always effective. The falciparum malaria parasites have developed genetic mutations that allow them to evade the drugs. There has been great concern that drug resistance could spread to Africa, which has the highest burden of cases of this type of malaria – and the highest toll of child deaths from it.

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Match ID: 7 Score: 60.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 2 days
qualifiers: 50.00 genetic, 10.00 development

What does it take to create a startup ecosystem?
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 18:00:58 +0000
Say it louder for the people in the back: As tech grows bigger by the minute and venture capital adds dollar signs by the day, a startup hub’s success is not an either/or situation. The next Silicon Valley is a tired narrative, when in reality startups look, innovate and create differently all over the world. […]
Match ID: 8 Score: 55.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 25.00 trade, 25.00 google, 5.00 startup

Squarespace files for a direct listing on the NYSE
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 18:04:09 +0000
Today Squarespace, a well-known software-and-hosting provider for SMB websites, released its S-1 filing. The company is pursuing a direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange, or NYSE. It will trade under the ticker symbol “SQSP.” The company’s financial results paint the picture of a rapidly growing company that has a history of profitability. Squarespace […]
Match ID: 9 Score: 55.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 25.00 trade, 25.00 google, 5.00 startup

Google veteran pans Tesla Autopilot: “We were doing better in 2010”
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:41:36 +0000
Aurora more than doubled in size when it acquired Uber's self-driving project.
Match ID: 10 Score: 55.00 source: arstechnica.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 25.00 google, 15.00 musk, 10.00 tesla, 5.00 uber

Shontel Brown Approved Major Contract, Then Contractor Backed Her Campaign
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:11:20 +0000

Despite pledging to recuse herself from contracts involving her partner “as necessary,” the council member-turned-House-candidate approved $17 million to Perk.

The post Shontel Brown Approved Major Contract, Then Contractor Backed Her Campaign appeared first on The Intercept.


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qualifiers: 21.43 trade, 21.43 google, 8.57 development

Daily Crunch: Squarespace files to go public
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 22:10:39 +0000
Squarespace is going public, Apple shares some music payment details and Twitter bans the founder of the right-wing media organization Project Veritas. This is your Daily Crunch for April 16, 2021. The big story: Squarespace files to go public Squarespace has filed to go public via direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange, under […]
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qualifiers: 25.00 google, 10.00 whatsapp, 10.00 apple, 5.00 startup

What are the new Covid variants and what do they mean for the pandemic?
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 21:34:42 GMT

From Doug to Nelly and Eeek, we look at how mutations are affecting the battle against the virus

From the moment public health officials started to track new variants of coronavirus, it became clear that the same mutations were cropping up time and again and making the virus more troublesome. What are these mutations, what do they do, and what do they mean for the pandemic?

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qualifiers: 50.00 genetic

Nvidia's Supercomputing CPU Puts Intel Under Pressure
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 14:59:00 GMT
Grace already has clients lined up in one of Intel's stalwart markets
Match ID: 14 Score: 45.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 1 day
qualifiers: 25.00 google, 10.00 microsoft, 10.00 apple

The Seven Days of Creation Under Capitalism
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 10:00:00 +0000
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Then God’s boss asked Him to stay late and make the sky, too.
Match ID: 15 Score: 42.86 source: www.newyorker.com age: 3 days
qualifiers: 42.86 genes

How one founder build a startup around compassion and care facilitated by AI
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 16:37:46 +0000
In the second episode of our new podcast Found, our guest is Brie Code. Code is the founder and CEO of TRU LUV, a startup based out of Toronto that has its roots in the game industry, but that is taking a radically different approach to designing interactive experiences based on a historically-overlooked motivating paradigm […]
Match ID: 16 Score: 40.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 25.00 google, 10.00 apple, 5.00 startup

The week in TV: Climate Change: Ade on the Frontline; Seaspiracy and more
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 08:30:03 GMT

Ade Adepitan and Greta Thunberg showed how to reach people rather than preach at them. Was Too Close too familiar? And can anything excuse Frank of Ireland?

Climate Change: Ade on the Frontline (BBC Two) | iPlayer
Seaspiracy (Netflix)
Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World (BBC One) | iPlayer
Too Close (ITV) | ITV Hub
Leonardo (Amazon Prime)
All That Glitters (BBC Two) | iPlayer
Frank of Ireland (Channel 4) | All 4

Not one week semi-out of lockdown, half a crack of light, and we’re already caught in rows over deference, and a BBC row entirely of its own making, and not one but three programmes reminding us how the planet’s off to hell in a burning handcart. Not complaining, as such; I just might have liked a few days off to smell the coffee blossom.

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Match ID: 17 Score: 35.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 25.00 google, 10.00 amazon

Peloton responds to concerns over Apple GymKit integration
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 21:18:33 +0000
Third-party hardware integration can be a tricky thing. Peloton this week raised some eyebrows by dropping Apple GymKit compatibility for its Bike Bootcamp program. Users were, naturally, quick to react. The situation left some wondering whether the move was a direct response to Apple’s recent entry into the home exercise market with Fitness+. A Peloton […]
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SpaceX wins NASA contract to develop human landing system for returning to the moon
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 20:11:25 +0000
The winner of NASA’s Human Landing System (HLS) contract award is SpaceX, which bid $2.9 billion for the privilege of developing the means by which NASA astronauts will return to the lunar surface for the first time since the Apollo program. SpaceX was in the running alongside Blue Origin and Dynetics, but reportedly undercut both […]
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Apple Music streaming revenue detailed in letter to artists
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 17:45:55 +0000
Streaming revenue has been a longtime concern for musicians, especially those scraping by in the wake of an industry-wide implosion of record labels. Of course, a year that has made touring an impossibility has only brought those issues into starker relief as the primary revenue source for many has completely dried up. Apple is hoping […]
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Enterprise security attackers are one password away from your worst day
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 17:20:01 +0000
IT organizations must shift their enterprise security strategy to detect credential-based attacks before they become a problem.
Match ID: 21 Score: 35.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 25.00 google, 10.00 development

Smartphone Camera Senses Patients' Pulse, Breathing Rate
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 14:12:00 GMT
AI app could enable doctors to take contactless vitals during telemedicine visits
Match ID: 22 Score: 35.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 1 day
qualifiers: 25.00 google, 10.00 microsoft

‘The pandemic trade-off’: Some parents are reassessing which kids’ activities feel safe
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 09:48:00 EDT
With many team sports suspended or restricted because of concerns about covid, some are turning away from traditional team sports and seeing alternative sports in a new light.
Match ID: 23 Score: 35.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 25.00 trade, 10.00 amazon

Outdoor startups see supercharged growth during COVID-19 era
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 14:15:45 +0000
After months of shelter-in-place orders, widespread shutdowns and physical distancing, outdoors became the only location for safe socializing.
Match ID: 24 Score: 30.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 25.00 google, 5.00 startup

Katie Haun on saying yes to Coinbase and where a16z’s crypto fund is placing its bets now
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 20:50:00 +0000
Coinbase, the newly public cryptocurrency exchange, has had it share of ups and downs. Still, the nearly nine-year-old, San Francisco-based outfit got a lot right ahead of its highly successful direct listing this week, including, seemingly, inviting in former federal prosecutor Katie Haun to join its board in 2017. At the time, Haun had just […]
Match ID: 25 Score: 30.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 1 day
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AI-driven audio cloning startup gives voice to Einstein chatbot
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 19:24:27 +0000
You’ll need to prick up your ears for this slice of deepfakery emerging from the wacky world of synthesized media: A digital version of Albert Einstein — with a synthesized voice that’s been (re)created using AI voice cloning technology drawing on audio recordings of the famous scientist’s actual voice. The startup behind the “uncanny valley” […]
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Data scientists: Bring the narrative to the forefront
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 18:50:12 +0000
Data alone doesn’t spur innovation — rather, it’s data-driven storytelling that helps uncover hidden trends, powers personalization, and streamlines processes.
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BrandProject expands beyond the studio model with a new $43M fund
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 17:12:38 +0000
BrandProject — a firm that’s backed successful direct-to-consumer commerce startups like Freshly (acquired by Nestlé), Persona (also acquired by Nestlé) and Chef’s Plate (acquired by Hello Fresh) — is announcing that it has raised $43 million for what it says is its first traditional venture fund. Founded by Andrew Black, who previously co-founded Virgin Mobile […]
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15 Graphs You Need to See to Understand AI in 2021
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 17:50:00 GMT
The 2021 AI Index provides insight into jobs, publications, diversity, and more
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How to Prevent Batteries From Exploding? Nanoparticles, Says Startup
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 12:00:00 GMT
Nanom has developed a process it says can make any battery material safer and more efficient
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Executivo do Facebook é indicado pelo governo para Conselho Nacional de Proteção de Dados
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 20:04:27 +0000

Mas o nome da big tech não aparece na indicação feita por subordinados de Paulo Guedes. Escolha cabe a Bolsonaro.

The post Executivo do Facebook é indicado pelo governo para Conselho Nacional de Proteção de Dados appeared first on The Intercept.


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qualifiers: 21.43 google, 8.57 whatsapp

China's Most Popular EV is No Longer a Tesla
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:28:00 GMT
A new EV made by General Motors and Chinese manufacturers underlines the virtues of Lilliputian size
Match ID: 32 Score: 30.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 3 days
qualifiers: 12.86 musk, 8.57 tesla, 8.57 california

Morpheus Turns a CPU Into a Rubik’s Cube to Defeat Hackers
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 19:00:00 GMT
University of Michigan’s Todd Austin explains how his team’s processor defeated every attack in DARPA's hardware hacking challenge
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qualifiers: 7.14 microsoft, 7.14 development, 7.14 california, 3.57 startup

‘Fire and rehire’ tactics rife at firms that are in profit and claiming Covid cash
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 08:00:02 GMT

Observer analysis of those companies condemned by unions also shows that some raised executive pay

Nearly 70% of companies accused of launching fire-and-rehire assaults on workers’ wages and conditions are making a profit and half have claimed government support during the pandemic.

Boris Johnson has called the practice “unacceptable”, but ministers have also insisted that firms in financial difficulty must have the flexibility to offer new terms and conditions.

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Match ID: 34 Score: 25.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
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Downing Street race report is an insult to workers, say union leaders
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 06:45:01 GMT

General secretaries representing 5 million workers urge the government to reject findings of the Tony Sewell commission

Trade union leaders have written to the prime minister, calling on him to reject the “insulting” report published by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities.

In a letter seen by the Observer, 33 trade union general secretaries representing more than 5 million workers have urged the government to “pick a different path”, noting that “there is no conflict between defending working-class interests and pushing for equality for BME [black and minority ethnic] workers. Today’s working class is multi-ethnic and multi-faith.”

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The Observer view on the lobbying scandal engulfing the government | Observer editorial
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 05:00:54 GMT

Politicians will continue to line their pockets until a ministerial code is strictly enforced and breaches are punished

When David Cameron predicted in 2010 that lobbying was “the next big scandal waiting to happen”, he could not have envisaged that a decade later he would be at the heart of it. But that is exactly where he is: a former prime minister who has traded his time in public office to accept a lucrative role at now-collapsed financial services firm Greensill Capital, lobbying former colleagues for access to government schemes that would have helped protect his financial interests in the company.

Related: Role call: the former ministers who found private sector jobs

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Match ID: 36 Score: 25.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
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Boris Johnson is lying to the DUP and to himself | Letters
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 05:00:54 GMT
Northern Ireland will be beset by violence and unrest until the prime minister accepts the reality of the protocol

Jonathan Powell reminded us of Boris Johnson’s pledge to the DUP that he would never agree to a border in the Irish Sea, only to do precisely that when he negotiated the Northern Ireland protocol to “get Brexit done” (“Peace in Northern Ireland is in danger – Johnson’s lies and inaction offer no help”, Comment). Loyalists in Northern Ireland feel betrayed and we are witnessing the consequences playing out in rising anger and violence. The protocol is now enshrined in legislation and all interested parties have an obligation to make it work in order to reduce the tensions it is causing.

However, there is one stumbling block: Johnson’s stubborn refusal to admit that there is an effective trade border in the Irish Sea. In addition to lying to the DUP, he continues to lie to himself. Until Johnson accepts the reality of what the protocol means in practice, and stops playing cowardly political games, there is little chance of making it work as it should and the unrest will continue.
Mike Pender
Cardiff

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Match ID: 37 Score: 25.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
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Consumer agency warns against Peloton Tread+ use, as company pushes back
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 20:56:53 +0000
Almost exactly a month ago, Peloton CEO John Foley wrote an open letter about the the company’s treadmill. “I’m reaching out to you today because I recently learned about a tragic accident involving a child and the Tread+, resulting in, unthinkably, a death,” it begins. “While we are aware of only a small handful of […]
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Google misled consumers about the collection and use of location data
2021-04-17T19:27:56+00:00
Google misled consumers about the collection and use of location data submitted by /u/speckz
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Hear how StockX brought the sneaker scene to Detroit
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 15:30:11 +0000
At TechCrunch’s Detroit City Spotlight this week, I sat down with Rae Witte, the journalist behind the StockX EC-1. TechCrunch’s EC-1 push allows individual authors to go deep on a particular company. And as StockX has been headquartered in Detroit since its inception, we took the chance to dig into our reporting in front of […]
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Chinese firms prepare to charge into Europe’s electric car market
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 15:00:37 GMT

Tesla could be in for a shock as far-eastern rivals use cheap money to gain traction among affluent western car buyers

Tesla boss Elon Musk is not known for admiring his competition, but when Chinese manufacturer Nio made its 100,000th electric car last week, he offered his congratulations.

It was a mark of respect from a chief executive who had been through “manufacturing hell” with his own company. Yet it is also a sign of the growing influence of China’s electric carmakers. They are hoping to stake out a spot among the heavyweights of the new industry and bring a significant new challenge to Tesla – and to the rest of the automotive industry as it scrambles to catch up.

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qualifiers: 15.00 musk, 10.00 tesla

‘We love foie gras’: French outrage at UK plan to ban imports of ‘cruel’ delicacy
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 06:00:26 GMT

UK officials are exploring restrictions on product after minister described it as ‘unbearably barbaric’

The head of France’s foie gras producers’ association has said she is “shocked and outraged” that the British government is considering banning imports of the product.

And she has invited MPs to visit French farms producing foie gras to see the force feeding of ducks and geese and judge for themselves whether it is “cruel and torturous”, as animal rights campaigners claim.

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Match ID: 42 Score: 25.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 1 day
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‘O estado validou meu linchamento’, diz psicóloga presa por ‘tentativa de homicídio’ por ovo atirado em manifestação
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 00:15:44 +0000

Daniela Matheus narra a espiral de violência e arbítrio a que foi submetida por bolsonaristas e a polícia em Curitiba.

The post ‘O estado validou meu linchamento’, diz psicóloga presa por ‘tentativa de homicídio’ por ovo atirado em manifestação appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 43 Score: 25.00 source: theintercept.com age: 1 day
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Business continuity planning is a necessity for your fund and portfolio
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 21:18:26 +0000
A business continuity plan does not have to be complicated or long, but it needs to tell you or your senior team how to keep big things moving forward and what's needed to get things done.
Match ID: 44 Score: 25.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 25.00 google

Elon Musk's SpaceX wins $2.9 billion NASA moon landing contract
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 20:30:07 GMT

Privately held Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX, was selected by NASA on Friday to move forward in developing a human landing system to carry the next two U.S. astronauts to the moon "and pave the way for sustainable lunar exploration." That's under NASA's Artemis program, which aims to return humans on the moon, collaborating with commercial and international partners, and eventually send astronauts to Mars. Elon Musk is chief executive on SpaceX as well as Silicon Valley electric-car maker Tesla Inc. SpaceX in February announced plans to send four space tourists to orbit later this year on a mission to raise awareness for a children's hospital. Last month, the company's prototype Mars rocket Starship broke apart while attempting to land.

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Match ID: 45 Score: 25.00 source: feeds.marketwatch.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 15.00 musk, 10.00 tesla

Squarespace files for direct listing
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 18:21:58 GMT

Squarespace Inc. filed paperwork Friday for a direct-listing that would enable shares of the website-design company to trade on the New York Stock Exchange without the company raising money through a traditional initial public offering. Squarespace, which makes tools for building and hosting websites, generated revenue of $621.1 million in 2020, up from $484.8 million in 2019. The company is profitable but saw its net income decline to $30.6 million in 2020 from $58.2 million a year earlier. Squarespace had 3.66 million unique subscriptions to its platform as of the end of December. The company said in a filing that it's benefitting from a rise in online commerce and a growing interest from brands to develop better direct relationships with consumers. The company intends to list on the NYSE using the ticker SQSP. The company has yet to disclose when it plans to conduct the direct listing or how many shares will be made available in the process. Squarespace's filing comes after Coinbase Global Inc. held its own direct listing earlier this week.

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Match ID: 46 Score: 25.00 source: feeds.marketwatch.com age: 1 day
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Google loses “Location History” court battle in Australia
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 17:02:47 +0000
Google's confusing privacy settings will earn it some kind of punishment in Australia.
Match ID: 47 Score: 25.00 source: arstechnica.com age: 1 day
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Stocks open at fresh highs, buoyed by economic data and earnings
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 13:31:33 GMT

U.S. stocks shot higher at the open Friday, aiming for fresh records, as economic reports and corporate results remained strong. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 157 points, 0.5%, to open near 34,193, while the S&P 500 added 15 points, 0.4%, starting trading near 4,185. Both indexes clinched record closes Thursday. The Nasdaq Composite index, meanwhile, ticked up 0.1%, about 15 points, to trade near 14,053. The pace of residential construction quickened in March, according to the most recent housing starts report and Morgan Stanley said profit doubled in the first quarter, topping analyst expectations.

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Match ID: 48 Score: 25.00 source: feeds.marketwatch.com age: 1 day
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People Are Playing a Guessing Game in Google Maps
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:00:00 +0000
For most people, GeoGuessr is a fun way to pass the time. For others, it’s a way into the record books.
Match ID: 49 Score: 25.00 source: www.wired.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 25.00 google

Cobots Act Like Puppies to Better Communicate with Humans
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:00:00 GMT
Zoomorphic gestures inspired by dogs makes understanding cobots intuitive for anyone
Match ID: 50 Score: 25.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 1 day
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Esports stock soars again, after a 6-fold jump on its public debut
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:55:53 GMT

Shares of Esports Technologies Inc. soared 36.5% in premarket trading Friday, adding to the 6-fold gain in the previous session, as investors continued to cheer the public debut of the Las Vegas-based online gambling company. The stock's first trade Thursday morning was at $21.00, or 250% above the $6.00 a share initial public offering price, and it continued to climb in volatile trading to close at $36.42. At that closing price, the Esports' market capitalization was about $460.7 million, compared with the market cap of $75.9 million at the IPO pricing. Based on premarket trading Friday, the company is on track to open with a market cap above $600 million. The frenzy for Esports shares occurred on a day that shares of Applovin Corp. , with a valuation of $28.6 billion at the IPO price, closed 18.5% below its IPO price, and TuSimple Holdings Inc. , valued at $8.5 billion at its IPO price, closed right at its IPO price. The Renaissance IPO ETF rose 1.3% on Thursday while the S&P 500 gained 1.1%.

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Match ID: 51 Score: 25.00 source: feeds.marketwatch.com age: 1 day
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Oil futures up 4 sessions in a row
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 18:37:10 GMT

Oil futures climbed Thursday to tally a fourth session gain in a row. A higher forecast for global oil demand from the International Energy Agency and recent data from the Energy Information Administration showing a third straight weekly decline in U.S. crude inventories continued to provide support for prices. Traders also eyed the latest talks on the Iran nuclear deal. May West Texas Intermediate crude rose 31 cents, or 0.5%, to settle at $63.46 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange after climbing 4.9% on Wednesday. Prices for the front-month contract logged another finish at their highest since March 17, FactSet data show.

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Match ID: 52 Score: 25.00 source: feeds.marketwatch.com age: 2 days
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Bank ETFs tumble even as earnings come in strong
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 17:58:19 GMT

Exchange-traded funds tracking the banking sector fell Thursday even as big banks reported quarterly results that blew away analyst expectations. The broad Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund lost 0.5% midday Thursday, while funds more focused on banks were down more sharply: the Invesco KBW Bank ETF slid 1.7% and the First Trust Nasdaq Bank ETF was off 1.2%. Shares of JPMorgan Chase , which reported on Wednesday, were flat, but Citigroup Inc. and Well Fargo & Company both lost 0.7%.

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Match ID: 53 Score: 25.00 source: feeds.marketwatch.com age: 2 days
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Google Earth time-lapses show a changing planet
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 13:00:03 GMT
Satellite images collected over 37 years are combined to show how Earth in a new way.
Match ID: 54 Score: 25.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 2 days
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Google Earth Now Shows You Our Planet’s Slow Deterioration
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 13:00:00 +0000
A new time-lapse video feature in Google Earth lets users see how humans have reshaped the globe over the decades.
Match ID: 55 Score: 25.00 source: www.wired.com age: 2 days
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There Shouldn’t Be Vaccine Patents in a Health Crisis. Most Americans Agree: Waive Them.
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 09:00:56 +0000

A new poll found most Americans want Biden to break drug companies' monopolies and end Covid-19 vaccine apartheid.

The post There Shouldn’t Be Vaccine Patents in a Health Crisis. Most Americans Agree: Waive Them. appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 56 Score: 25.00 source: theintercept.com age: 2 days
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The Sonos Roam Is a Fun-Sized Speaker That Boasts Bold Sound
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 11:00:00 +0000
This super-portable gadget is easy to use, supports Alexa or Google Assistant, and works flawlessly at home or anywhere else.
Match ID: 57 Score: 21.43 source: www.wired.com age: 3 days
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RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel comes under pressure to show more independence from Trump
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 10:00:00 EDT
Some party committee members want the GOP to create some distance from the former president — or at least grapple with the fact that Republicans lost the White House, Senate and House during his administration.
Match ID: 58 Score: 20.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 0 days
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Local Cops Said Pipeline Company Had Influence Over Government Appointment
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 11:00:52 +0000

Sheriffs in Minnesota worried about who would oversee an escrow account, funded by pipeline giant Enbridge, to reimburse the costs of policing protests.

The post Local Cops Said Pipeline Company Had Influence Over Government Appointment appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 59 Score: 20.00 source: theintercept.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 10.00 microsoft, 10.00 amazon

The Border Patrol’s Abdication in the Sonoran Desert
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 10:01:10 +0000

Customs and Border Protection is dropping asylum-seekers in remote border towns with few resources to receive them.

The post The Border Patrol’s Abdication in the Sonoran Desert appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 60 Score: 17.14 source: theintercept.com age: 3 days
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Dogecoin has risen 400 percent in the last week because why not
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 18:56:21 +0000
Dogecoin rallied after Elon Musk tweeted a photo of "Doge Barking at the Moon."
Match ID: 61 Score: 15.00 source: arstechnica.com age: 1 day
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Handwashing and hot tea: Eswatini celebrates roll out of solar-heated water
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 07:00:03 GMT

New stations at health clinics improve hygiene in locations where warm water seen as ‘an absolute luxury’, helping to tackle Covid

In Eswatini, the southern African country which lost a prime minister to Covid-19 in December and where most people have no access to hot water, handwashing – a key weapon in the fight against the pandemic – has been a problem.

No government health clinic in the kingdom, formerly known as Swaziland, had hot running water for patients. Nine out of 10 didn’t have hot water for operations and cleaning instruments.

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Match ID: 62 Score: 15.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 2 days
qualifiers: 10.00 development, 5.00 uber

Will Turntide's Reluctance Motor Disrupt EVs?
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 20:41:00 GMT
The company's motor offers outstanding efficiency in HVAC systems for buildings; will e-cars be next?
Match ID: 63 Score: 15.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 2 days
qualifiers: 10.00 amazon, 5.00 startup

Why the FCC Keeps Shooting Down Requests From Companies That Want To Shoot Down Drones
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 13:14:00 GMT
Regulators have denied testing permits to at least four electronic warfare systems in the last six months
Match ID: 64 Score: 15.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 2 days
qualifiers: 10.00 california, 5.00 startup

A Tribute to L. Dennis Shapiro, Who Helped Develop the Life Alert Personal Emergency-Response System
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 18:00:00 GMT
He was an avid philanthropist who donated to the IEEE Foundation and other programs
Match ID: 65 Score: 12.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 3 days
qualifiers: 8.57 development, 4.29 startup

Is Silicon Valley Dead? Not According to Venture Dollars
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 11:00:00 +0000
In a record quarter for VC funding, California still takes the cake—further evidence that reports of the region’s demise are greatly exaggerated.
Match ID: 66 Score: 12.86 source: www.wired.com age: 3 days
qualifiers: 8.57 california, 4.29 startup

A Theory of (Almost) Everything
Thu, 08 Apr 2021 18:30:00 GMT
A new book analyzes the seven grand transitions that have formed the modern world
Match ID: 67 Score: 10.71 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 9 days
qualifiers: 3.57 trade, 3.57 google, 1.43 development, 1.43 apple, 0.71 uber

New York deserves better than Andrew Cuomo’s towering folly Rowan Moore
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 06:15:00 GMT

The state governor seems determined to give the city’s famous skyline a lumpy revamp

Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York state, is currently resisting calls to resign over allegations of sexual harassment. So what better way to prove that he is definitely not a phallocratic bully than to “ram through”, as one outlet puts it, a super-tall tower called Penn 15, and a vast development around it?

It’s not just that its name reads like the personalised licence plate of an inadequate and not-literate male. It is also that this lumpy object will compete on the New York city skyline with the nearby Empire State Building – Penn 15 would be bulkier than its famous neighbour and almost as tall. It is part of the Penn District, a proposed “campus” that will rip up several city blocks and replace them with what, on the available evidence, looks like further big lumps swathed in bland and generic design.

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Match ID: 68 Score: 10.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
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The US is pulling out of Afghanistan. But it will never leave those of us who served there
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 06:00:01 GMT

Historians will judge America’s longest war. Now, the sounds of helicopters over my home take me back to Losano Ridge, Gardez, the men I fought for and those who did not return

I am one of more than 800,000 American military veterans who have served in Afghanistan since 2001. Tens of thousands more served in other capacities, from intelligence and diplomacy to aid and development. It’s fair to ask whether the end of the war affects how one views his or her own small role in the effort. If we didn’t “win”, whatever winning means in a war like this, did we matter? Were the sacrifices in vain?

Related: Damned either way, Biden opts out of Afghanistan as US tires of ‘forever wars’

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Match ID: 69 Score: 10.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
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I worry constantly about the safety of my grown-up daughters | Dear Mariella
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 05:00:55 GMT

The dangers women face make your anxiety understandable, says Mariella Frostrup. However, you must – as we all must – keep worries to a minimum in order to live life

The dilemma I have four lovely children, all now adults and left home. I rarely worry about my sons, but I constantly, constantly fret about my daughters, who both live in shared houses in distant cities.

They are very good about keeping in touch, and sympathetic to my anxiety, but it is reaching unmanageable proportions. For example, if I look at WhatsApp, I might see that one daughter was on it, say, 30 minutes ago, but the other hasn’t been on it all day. I will then look to see when they were last active on Facebook. If she hasn’t been active on Facebook either, I will telephone her.

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Match ID: 70 Score: 10.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
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Facebook and fear in Manila: Maria Ressa’s fight for facts
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 05:00:54 GMT

Ex-CNN reporter and founder of the news site Rappler on life under the relentless social media assault of the Duterte regime

As terrible as the events were that played out on Capitol Hill on 6 January, Maria Ressa admits to feeling “a small amount of relief” about them. An ex-CNN bureau chief, and now the founder of her own news organisation, Rappler, she had spent the past two years sounding a warning about what she’d seen happen in her native country, the Philippines.

There, a Facebook-fuelled tsunami of lies had assisted an authoritarian into power. And she had seen where that had led: to opponents of the state being killed in their homes or turning up dead in ditches. As a Filipino American with a foot in both countries – she calls herself “the first of the CNN hybrids” – she was perfectly positioned to warn America about what happens when a populist president is allowed to spread out-of-control lies across a vast, unregulated tech platform. “A lie told a million times becomes a fact,” she repeated again and again.

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Match ID: 71 Score: 10.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
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Carolyn Hax: In the dog house after talking bluntly about mommy’s new residence
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 00:00:00 EDT
A reader draws rebuke from son and former daughter-in-law over remarks to granchild.
Match ID: 72 Score: 10.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 0 days
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Ask Amy: Newly married couple nurses gift-grudge
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 00:00:00 EDT
Reader doesn’t invite closest cousin to Zoom wedding but wonders why she didn’t send a present.
Match ID: 73 Score: 10.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 0 days
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How cancer put me off joining Amazon union
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 23:02:36 GMT
Carla Jonson's story helps explain how Amazon won last week's union vote in Alabama.
Match ID: 74 Score: 10.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 0 days
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Swiss billionaire backs out of offer to buy Tribune Publishing Co.
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 17:51:25 EDT
Maryland business executive Stewart Bainum Jr. is still interested in making an offer.
Match ID: 75 Score: 10.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 0 days
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Rep. Greene tries to distance herself from ‘America First Caucus’ document denounced as racist
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 16:58:50 EDT
Reports of the new caucus and its stated goals drew condemnation from Democrats and some Republicans for promoting nativist rhetoric and policies.
Match ID: 76 Score: 10.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 0 days
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Many veterans don’t trust coronavirus vaccines. For a VA crew in the rural West, that means changing minds, one by one.
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 16:39:37 EDT
Faced with rampant skepticism about the coronavirus vaccine in rural areas, the Department of Veterans Affairs has set out on a labor-intensive effort to offer it to former servicemembers. What VA is learning suggests challenges ahead in getting the nation to herd immunity.
Match ID: 77 Score: 10.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 0 days
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Marjorie Taylor Greene Calls for the Development of Anglo-Saxon Space Lasers
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 20:12:45 +0000
“Anglo-Saxons have for too long ceded space-laser superiority to the airborne laser beams of foreign banking élites,” she said. “This shall not stand on my watch.”
Match ID: 78 Score: 10.00 source: www.newyorker.com age: 0 days
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Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings series to cost $465 million for first season
2021-04-17T18:16:06+00:00
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Match ID: 79 Score: 10.00 source: www.reddit.com age: 0 days
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Biden’s relationship with Israel shaping up to be less cozy than his predecessors’
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 12:00:00 EDT
An attack on an Iranian nuclear facility tests the president’s resolve to talk with Iran over Israel’s objections. It also tests the closeness of the U.S.-Israel relationship.
Match ID: 80 Score: 10.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 0 days
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SolarWinds hacking campaign puts Microsoft in hot seat
2021-04-17T15:02:11+00:00
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Match ID: 81 Score: 10.00 source: www.reddit.com age: 0 days
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Latest massacres test gun-control advocates’ resolve as White House faces growing pressure to act
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 10:48:26 EDT
With Democrats in control of Washington for the first time in a decade, the recent string of mass shootings has encouraged activists to make a concerted push for fresh legislation restricting access to guns.
Match ID: 82 Score: 10.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 0 days
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3 bright, flavorful menus for spring brunches at home
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 09:00:15 EDT
These sweet and savory brunch recipes are just the thing for a laid-back weekend morning (or afternoon).
Match ID: 83 Score: 10.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 0 days
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The GOP’s gradual descent into ‘replacement theory’ and ‘nativist dog whistles’
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 08:53:39 EDT
It’s a reflection of the lasting impact Trump has had on the movement, even now that he’s out of office, as well as a commentary on just how ripe the party was for such a shift.
Match ID: 84 Score: 10.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 0 days
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I’ve worked for two billionaires. Here’s my advice for rich people who want to buy a newspaper.
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 08:45:00 EDT
As wealthy maybe-benefactors eye our struggling industry, let’s hope they enter with eyes open.
Match ID: 85 Score: 10.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 0 days
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Hunter Biden’s emergence shadows his father’s presidency
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 08:09:51 EDT
Hunter Biden spent two years as a silent character in an explosive narrative at the center of the presidential campaign. Now he’s emerging to tell a story of deep addiction, with the ever-present danger of a relapse that could endanger his health — and his father’s work.
Match ID: 86 Score: 10.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 0 days
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What Is Hi-Fi Audio, and Should You Pay More for It?
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 12:00:00 +0000
A number of streaming services offer "high-quality" options, from Amazon Music to Spotify's upcoming tier. Here's how to demystify them.
Match ID: 87 Score: 10.00 source: www.wired.com age: 0 days
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All about your coronavirus vaccine card (and what to do if you lose it)
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 08:00:00 EDT
Your coronavirus vaccine comes with a paper vaccination record card. Here's what experts say you should do with it.
Match ID: 88 Score: 10.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 0 days
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‘Her eyes stay shut. She doesn’t respond. But nothing feels real until I tell her’: visiting my mother’s care home after a year
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 05:00:25 GMT

For the past year, the pandemic stopped novelist Katherine Heiny from seeing her mother. Now that she can, where will she start?

In Boolean logic, a syllogism is a valid deductive argument having two premises and a conclusion. (I know this because logic is the only even vaguely mathematical class I ever understood.) For example, apples are fruit; all fruit is delicious. Conclusion: apples are delicious.

Or in my case: I am eager to visit my mother; my mother has advanced dementia. Conclusion: I am eager to visit someone who won’t even know I am there. Is it a logical conclusion? Maybe not. Is it a valid one? Yes.

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Match ID: 89 Score: 10.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 1 day
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Miss Manners: Embarrassing moment got exponentially worse
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 00:00:00 EDT
Co-worker’s unfortunate moment in a meeting is relayed in misfired email then shared on Twitter.
Match ID: 90 Score: 10.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 1 day
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Carolyn Hax: By the time their hearts are in it, hers is not
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 00:00:00 EDT
In her serious relationships, men don’t reciprocate affection until after she loses interest.
Match ID: 91 Score: 10.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 1 day
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Ask Amy: Adopted woman is pulled into unwanted ‘drama’ with birth family
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 00:00:00 EDT
She didn’t want to connect, and the results reinforced her reluctance.
Match ID: 92 Score: 10.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 1 day
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White House announces it’s keeping Trump-era refugee caps, then backtracks amid furor
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 22:05:00 EDT
After blistering criticism from Biden allies, the White House said the final cap would be set by May 15.
Match ID: 93 Score: 10.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 1 day
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Biden hosts Japan’s Suga as first foreign leader at the White House
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 18:34:00 EDT
The new president signals a focus on Asia by making Japan’s leader his first in-person foreign guest.
Match ID: 94 Score: 10.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 1 day
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Civil rights and Black health organizations press Biden administration to ban menthol cigarettes
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 18:28:48 EDT
Advocates demand action against a product that has increased illnesses and death in Black communities.
Match ID: 95 Score: 10.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 1 day
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Why the Adam Toledo video is causing some news organizations to draw a line
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 18:09:31 EDT
Some media experts fear the video could traumatize audiences, and several journalists and newsrooms have decided not to share it.
Match ID: 96 Score: 10.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 1 day
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U.S. to spend $1.7 billion to detect, monitor coronavirus variants
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 18:00:00 EDT
The Biden administration announced it was allocating the money to take on one of the biggest challenges of the pandemic.
Match ID: 97 Score: 10.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 1 day
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Live updates: Biden, Suga reaffirm U.S.-Japan alliance after afternoon of White House meetings
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 17:57:57 EDT
Japan's prime minister is the first foreign leader to visit the White House in person during Biden’s presidency.
Match ID: 98 Score: 10.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 1 day
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NASA selects SpaceX as its sole provider for a lunar lander
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 21:35:30 +0000
"We looked at what’s the best value to the government."
Match ID: 99 Score: 10.00 source: arstechnica.com age: 1 day
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Biden officials rescind Trump’s okay for Texas’s $100 billion-plus Medicaid plan
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 17:32:13 EDT
Friday letter is seen as an effort to push Texas officials toward expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
Match ID: 100 Score: 10.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 1 day
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21.5-inch iMac supply dwindles amid chip shortages, possible refresh
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 21:30:39 +0000
A new iMac landing next week is a real possibility.
Match ID: 101 Score: 10.00 source: arstechnica.com age: 1 day
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Iowa man tried to steal gun from D.C. officer during Capitol riot, prosecutors say
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 16:17:54 EDT
He was indicted this week along with two others.
Match ID: 102 Score: 10.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 1 day
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Backdoored developer tool that stole credentials escaped notice for 3 months
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 20:07:24 +0000
AWS credentials and private repository tokens could allow self-perpetuating attacks.
Match ID: 103 Score: 10.00 source: arstechnica.com age: 1 day
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As Artemis Moves Forward, NASA Picks SpaceX to Land Next Americans on Moon
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 16:01 EDT
NASA is getting ready to send astronauts to explore more of the Moon as part of the Artemis program, and the agency has selected SpaceX to continue development of the first commercial human lander that will safely carry the next two American astronauts to the lunar surface.
Match ID: 104 Score: 10.00 source: www.nasa.gov age: 1 day
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The race for rare earth minerals: can Australia fuel the electric vehicle revolution?
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 20:00:15 GMT

China dominates supply of the elusive metals, which are vital to modern technology, but finding new sources is becoming a global priority

There are an estimated 1.4bn cars on the world’s roads today. Around 78m new cars are sold every year. To head off the worst effects of climate change, every single one will need to go electric eventually.

Whether it rolls off a production line in Fremont, California, or comes together in a vast megafactory in Qinghai, China, a colossal amount of human effort must go into building the components and obtaining their base minerals. In each car, for instance, there is roughly a kilogram of magnet providing the motion needed to fire engines and electrify windows. Roughly 30% of this material is made up of rare earth material known as neodymium and praseodymium (NdPr).

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Republicans try to crown Harris the ‘border czar.’ She rejects the title.
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:43:22 EDT
GOP leaders are working to tie Harris to the problems at the border, hoping to weaken her politically. She is trying to push back.
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Pa. woman charged in Capitol riot may face jail after allegedly flouting court order to wear mask
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:42:49 EDT
Rachel Marie Powell, accused of carrying a bullhorn and breaking a Capitol window, allegedly grew “evasive” when asked about wearing a see-through mask in a Facebook video.
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Biden administration issues first government-wide guidance about how to test federal employees for coronavirus
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:30:00 EDT
The CDC memo authorizes agencies to implement testing both to screen employees and diagnose possible infections.
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Adam Toledo shooting renews calls for Chicago police accountability yet again
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 19:22:12 GMT

Hundreds have attended protests, demanding transparency and justice in a city with a long history of racist policing

Chicago has repeatedly grappled with cases of police misconduct and police-involved shootings, and the fatal shooting of 13 year-old Adam Toledo by Chicago police has renewed demands for justice and accountability yet again.

Eric Stillman, a Chicago police officer, shot and killed Adam following a foot pursuit by officers on 29 March. When the shooting happened, Adam was with Ruben Roman, 21, who has since been charged with several felonies in connection to that night including reckless discharge of a firearm and child endangerment.

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Public support for aiding refugees apparently falls short of Biden’s ‘unity’ bar
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 14:22:03 EDT
Most Americans think that aiding refugees should be a priority. But, it seems, not enough.
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Today’s best deals: Board games we like, indoor security cameras, and more
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 18:10:21 +0000
Dealmaster also has deals on LG monitors, Amazon devices, and PC games.
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Founding member of Oath Keepers enters first guilty plea in Jan. 6 Capitol breach
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 13:50:00 EDT
Iced Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer agrees to cooperate with prosecutors.
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Major League Baseball’s antitrust exemption becomes the next target of the culture wars
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:40:06 EDT
Republicans say businesses should stay out of politics – but baseball and politics have always been intertwined.
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Congressmen ask Biden admin to keep chip design software away from China
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 16:09:50 +0000
And no fab should use American tools to sell advanced chips to China, they add.
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The pandemic bubble may be starting to burst. Celebrate with bubbles all under $20.
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:00:00 EDT
RECOMMENDED | Delightful sparklers from France, Italy, Spain and Texas. Yes, Texas.
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Reservations, contact tracing and social distance: What to expect at reopened wineries
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:00:11 EDT
As we return to wineries for tastings, what can we expect to be the new normal?
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Video Friday: Aquatic Snakebotics
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:42:00 GMT
Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos
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Mercedes goes all out with its new electric luxury sedan, the EQS
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 14:59:59 +0000
The S-Class is regularly ranked world's best luxury car. Can the EQS match that?
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Peas please! Shelling, snow and snap are at their peak
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:00:08 EDT
With the welcoming of fresh pea season, here's what you need to know about how to make the most of the bounty.
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Despite vaccines, many international travelers are postponing vacations — again
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:00:00 EDT
International travel buffs are playing it safe as vaccines fail to open the door to travel.
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Microsoft Is Big Tech’s Fifth Horseman
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 13:00:00 +0000
Plus: Bill Gates’ departure, post-jab symptoms, and a new era for cryptocurrency.
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Just in time for summer: 49 new National Scenic Byways and All-American Roads
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 08:00:00 EDT
How to choose one of the designated routes? Pick a theme, a type of scenery or both.
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NSA Discloses Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange
2021-04-16T11:23:55Z

Amongst the 100+ vulnerabilities patch in this month’s Patch Tuesday, there are four in Microsoft Exchange that were disclosed by the NSA.


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Eli Lilly asks FDA to revoke EUA for COVID antibody treatment alone to speed transition to combination therapy
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:48:03 GMT

Eli Lilly and Co. said Friday it is seeking a revocation of the emergency use authorization granted by U.S. regulators for its bamlanivimab antibody treatment for COVID-19 alone in order to complete the transition to bamlanivimab and etesevimab together. "Lilly made this request due to the evolving variant landscape in the U.S. and the full availability of bamlanivimab and etesevimab together," the company said in a statement. The combination has proved to be more effective in neutralizing the COVID-19 variants that have been detected in the U.S. after first emerging in the U.K., South Africa and Brazil, and that are more infectious than the original virus. The combination is also better at treating the rapidly growing B.1.427/B.1.429 California strain that currently accounts for 50% of virus cases in California and over 10% of cases in other states. "In the U.S., bamlanivimab alone should no longer be administered. However, sites of care should not dispose of bamlanivimab supply; instead, they should order etesevimab to pair with it," said Lilly. Bamlanivimab was the first neutralizing monoclonal antibody to receive an EUA from the FDA as a treatment for mild to moderate COVID-19 and more than 400,000 patients have been given it. Lilly estimates that has prevented more than 20,000 hospitalizations and at least 10,000 deaths during the peak of pandemic cases. Lily expects that in collaboration with Amgen Inc. , it can manufacture sufficient supply of the two antibodies to meet global supply needs. Lilly shares were up 0.6% premarket, and have gained 10% in the year-to-date, matching the S&P 500's gains.

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The New Mexico Spring
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:00:52 +0000

How progressives took power in the state's Democratic Party.

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The GOP’s big bulk book-buying machine is boosting Republicans on the bestseller lists
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 06:00:00 EDT
The practice has raised ethical concerns. Now, a complaint about Ted Cruz’s own campaign buying his books has triggered questions about self-enrichment.
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Ring Doorbell Recap
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:00:00 +0000
9:44 A.M.: An Amazon employee arrives with seventy-eight rolls of toilet paper.
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Man seeks pals he once persuaded to ship him around the world in a crate
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 06:00:06 EDT
Homesick while working in Australia, Brian Robson didn't have enough money to travel home to Wales. So he came up with a madcap idea: Ship himself in a crate via airfreight to London for a fraction of the fare.
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The ‘doctor’ keeps watch: Assad posters loom over shattered Syria – in pictures
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 06:15:02 GMT

On cars, restaurant walls and buildings reduced to rubble, Bashar al-Assad’s face is plastered across the country, a decade after he crushed the first protests against his rule. By photographer Rami al-Bustan

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Malawi to bin 16,000 AstraZeneca doses amid fears of rise in vaccine hesitancy
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 05:15:01 GMT

Authorities act to counter rumours out-of-date shots are being used as people drag their heels over being vaccinated

More than 16,000 expired AstraZeneca Covid-19 doses are to be destroyed in Malawi as concerns over vaccine hesitancy increase.

The vaccines are among 102,000 doses donated by the African Union (AU) to the Malawian government last month.

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Carolyn Hax: How does a mom uninterested in ‘normal’ return to it?
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 00:00:00 EDT
The pandemic showed her what she valued. She can still honor that while helping her kids.
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CNIO researchers explain the toxicity of USP7 inhibitors, under development for cancer treatment
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 00:00:00 EDT
(Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (CNIO)) The researchers have discovered that USP7 inhibitors -under development by several pharmaceutical companies for the treatment of cancer- trigger a premature activation of cell cycle proteins, leading to uncontrolled cancer cell division and death.* The paper rejects the premise that the therapeutic efficacy of these inhibitors is due to their effects on activating the tumor suppressor protein P53, as currently accepted by the international scientific community. These results extend the potential use of USP7 inhibitors to a wider range of patients.
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How NASA is Adapting to Busier and Noisier Communications With Mars
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 19:30:00 GMT
Perseverance’s lead telecom engineer explains how to handle interplanetary radio interference
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Agilon Health stock soars in its debut to lift the company's valuation above $11 billion
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 18:32:07 GMT

Investors cheered the public debut of Agilon Health Inc. , as shares of the California-based provider of support services for primary care physicians opened 23% above its initial public offering price, then extended gains. Agilon's IPO priced late Wednesday at $23.00 a share, at the top of the expected range of between $20 and $23 a share, to value the company at $8.85 billion. The company offered 46.6 million shares in the IPO to raise $1.07 billion. J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs and BofA Securities were the lead underwriters. The stock opened at $28.25 at 12:13 p.m. Eastern, and was recently trading 28.2% above the IPO price at $29.48, to push the valuation up to $11.34 billion. Agilon recorded a net loss of $60.1 million on revenue of $1.22 billion in 2020, after a loss of $282.6 million on revenue of $794.4 million in 2019. The company went public at a time that the Renaissance IPO ETF has slipped 3.4% over the past three months, while the SPDR Health Care Select Sector ETF has gained 3.2% and the S&P 500 has rallied 10.6%.

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‘If we don’t give, people don’t eat’: Yemen focus of UK Ramadan giving
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 11:46:53 GMT

As Britain cuts aid to war-torn country on brink of famine Muslim charities are directing donations towards feeding population

The Islamic fasting month of Ramadan, which started this week, is the biggest period of giving for UK Muslims.

According to research by the Muslim Charities Forum, in 2018 the UK’s estimated 3.5 million Muslims donated more than £120m to global charitable causes during Ramadan, at a rate of £46 every second.

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The Humble Shrub That’s Predicting a Terrible Fire Season
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 11:00:00 +0000
Chamise may not look (or smell) like much, but it's actually a kind of crystal ball for understanding how badly California might burn.
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Flight of the GermFalcon: How a Potential Coronavirus-Killing Airplane Sterilizer Was Born
Mon, 09 Mar 2020 15:51:00 GMT
Dimer UVC’s ultraviolet germ zapper took some very hands-on design work
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10 Exciting Engineering Milestones to Look for in 2021
Thu, 07 Jan 2021 20:00:00 GMT
Expect advances in Mars missions, wearable brain scanners, and quantum communications
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The FBI Takes a Drastic Step to Fight China’s Hacking Spree
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 21:41:11 +0000
The agency's approach to protecting vulnerable victims of the recent Hafnium attack manages to be at once controversial and refreshingly restrained.
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Indoor Dust Contains PFAS and Other Toxic Chemicals
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 18:29:35 +0000

A new study of indoor dust found PFAS and other toxics that can lead to infertility, diabetes, obesity, abnormal fetal growth, and cancers.

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Rep. Betty McCollum Leads Effort to Block Israel From Using U.S. Aid to Destroy Palestinian Homes
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:32:25 +0000

Putting conditions on U.S. aid to Israel has become a controversial topic — but it was the norm in Washington just a few decades ago.

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The FBI Is Now Securing Networks Without Their Owners’ Permission
2021-04-14T14:56:24Z

In January, we learned about a Chinese espionage campaign that exploited four zero-days in Microsoft Exchange. One of the characteristics of the campaign, in the later days when the Chinese probably realized that the vulnerabilities would soon be fixed, was to install a web shell in compromised networks that would give them subsequent remote access. Even if the vulnerabilities were patched, the shell would remain until the network operators removed it.

Now, months later, many of those shells are still in place. And they’re being used by criminal hackers as well...


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The Grim Compassion of Searching for Missing Migrants in the Desert
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 10:00:00 +0000
The humanitarian volunteer group Águilas del Desierto searches the hostile land near the U.S.-Mexico border for those who have disappeared.
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The Union Battle at Amazon Is Far from Over
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 22:45:00 +0000
Drives to organize steelworkers and autoworkers took decades but ultimately succeeded.
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16 Mother's Day Gift Ideas for the Mom You've Been Missing
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 17:59:00 +0000
Brunch may still be out of the question, but you can send your ma the best sweatpants ever made.
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The Journalist and the Whistleblower
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 14:38:23 +0000

As the government attacks press freedom, reporters must consider their responsibility to sources — and each other.

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Microsoft Makes a $16 Billion Entry Into Health Care AI
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 12:00:00 +0000
The company plans to buy Nuance, a speech-recognition firm that grasps the specialized language of medicine—tech that won’t be easy for others to replicate.
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Can Cargo-Carrying Drones Jump Over Air Freight’s Logistical Logjams?
Thu, 28 May 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Drone startup Sabrewing says its big vertical-takeoff flier would be quick to land, load, and take off again
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Stocks to Watch: Google, Barnes & Noble are stocks to watch Wednesday
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 15:17:02 GMT
Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Wednesday’s session are Google Inc., and Barnes and Noble Inc.

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How JPL's Team CoSTAR Won the DARPA SubT Challenge: Urban Circuit Systems Track
Mon, 16 Nov 2020 21:22:00 GMT
Team CoSTAR’s journey from space robotics to a winning team of underground robots
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U.S. Commercial Drone Deliveries Will Finally Be a Thing in 2020
Wed, 01 Jan 2020 14:00:00 GMT
Practical commercial deliveries will take off, albeit with intense regulatory scrutiny
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Boom Supersonic’s XB-1 Test Aircraft Promises a New Era of Faster-Than-Sound Travel
Mon, 04 Jan 2021 20:00:00 GMT
The prototype of a planned, 65-seat airliner will fly in 2021
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Video Friday: Robotic Eyeball Camera
Fri, 09 Apr 2021 14:56:00 GMT
Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos
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With Ultralight Lithium-Sulfur Batteries, Electric Airplanes Could Finally Take Off
Wed, 19 Aug 2020 18:00:00 GMT
Oxis Energy’s design promises outstanding energy density, manufacturability, and safety
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Amazon’s Project Kuiper is More Than the Company’s Response to SpaceX
Mon, 17 Aug 2020 19:00:00 GMT
Amazon Web Services and Blue Origin could mean the satellite constellation becomes part of a larger ecosystem
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This Engineer Has Made Rural Electrification in Kenya Her Mission
Mon, 12 Apr 2021 18:00:00 GMT
The IEEE Smart Village director is also helping telehealth centers solve Internet connectivity challenges
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This Startup is Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in Brazil With Leadership Skills
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 18:00:00 GMT
Be.Labs connects them with mentors and provides training on developing business plans and pitching investors
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Google’s Project Zero Finds a Nation-State Zero-Day Operation
2021-04-08T11:06:53Z

Google’s Project Zero discovered, and caused to be patched, eleven zero-day exploits against Chrome, Safari, Microsoft Windows, and iOS. This seems to have been exploited by “Western government operatives actively conducting a counterterrorism operation”:

The exploits, which went back to early 2020 and used never-before-seen techniques, were “watering hole” attacks that used infected websites to deliver malware to visitors. They caught the attention of cybersecurity experts thanks to their scale, sophistication, and speed.

[…]

It’s true that Project Zero does not formally attribute hacking to specific groups. But the Threat Analysis Group, which also worked on the project, does perform attribution. Google omitted many more details than just the name of the government behind the hacks, and through that information, the teams knew internally who the hacker and targets were. It is not clear whether Google gave advance notice to government officials that they would be publicizing and shutting down the method of attack...


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Alphabet's Loon Failed to Bring Internet to the World. What Went Wrong?
Mon, 01 Feb 2021 15:29:00 GMT
The balloon-based wireless provider ultimately couldn’t close the digital gap
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SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Dynetics Compete to Build the Next Moon Lander
Wed, 06 Jan 2021 18:00:00 GMT
If all goes well, in February NASA will pick which design to develop
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Spotting Mystery Methane Leaks From Space
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:00:00 GMT
A fleet of microsatellites will identify emitters of the gas, which is responsible for a quarter of global warming
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Sergey Brin's Revolutionary $19 Airship
Wed, 29 Jul 2020 21:27:00 GMT
Brin’s humanitarian airship company LTA is trying to reinvent airships for the 21st century
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Attention Rogue Drone Pilots: AI Can See You!
Thu, 23 Jul 2020 14:00:00 GMT
Israeli machine learning system turns drone tracking data into a finger pointed right at a concealed pilot
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SpaceX Returns U.S. Astronauts to Space
Sat, 30 May 2020 19:40:00 GMT
The new Dragon 2 spacecraft is reminiscent of the Gemini spacecraft, not the space shuttle
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Can Astronauts Use GPS to Navigate on the Moon? NASA Scientists Say Yes
Tue, 17 Mar 2020 22:00:00 GMT
Scientists say lunar explorers could ‘see’ enough Earth-orbiting satellites to make an expensive new system unnecessary
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Boeing’s Autonomous Fighter Jet Will Fly Over the Australian Outback
Thu, 02 Jan 2020 20:00:00 GMT
Robotic aircraft will accompany human-piloted planes, adding firepower and thwarting enemy attacks
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How to Log In to Your Devices Without Passwords
Sun, 11 Apr 2021 11:00:00 +0000
You can use your face, fingerprint, or a wearable to get access to your gadgets. It saves you some typing—and makes you feel like a spy.
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Diamond-Based Quantum Accelerator Puts Qubits in a Server Rack
Mon, 05 Apr 2021 14:06:00 GMT
Its makers envision this device growing to 50+ qubits and fitting aboard satellites, autonomous vehicles
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Japan on Track to Introduce Flying Taxi Services in 2023
Fri, 04 Sep 2020 16:00:00 GMT
SkyDrive’s success in conducting a piloted eVTOL test indicates short-hop flights are close to commercial reality
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A Better Path to Tech Reform? Felony Charges
Tue, 23 Mar 2021 16:54:12 +0000
This week's Big Tech hearing will surely be a waste of Congress's time, again. But the DOJ and SEC could buy time by raising the stakes.
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How NASA Designed a Helicopter That Could Fly Autonomously on Mars
Wed, 17 Feb 2021 22:32:00 GMT
The Perseverance rover's Mars Helicopter (Ingenuity) will take off, navigate, and land on Mars without human intervention
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New and Hardened Quantum Crypto System Notches "Milestone" Open-Air Test
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 13:00:00 GMT
Super strong protections now in place; just don't fiddle with the lasers
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No Propeller? No Problem. This Blimp Flies on Buoyancy Alone
Tue, 30 Jun 2020 15:00:00 GMT
The Phoenix turns up-and-down motion into thrust
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Building an Orbiting Internet Just for Satellites
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 19:00:00 GMT
Kepler Communications’ CubeSat routers will keep other satellites in constant contact with the ground
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Stocks to Watch: DuPont, Nike, KB Home are stocks to watch
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 09:48:27 GMT
Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Friday’s session are DuPont, Nike, and KB Home.

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Stocks to Watch: Bed Bath & Beyond, GoPro, Nike are stocks to watch
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 09:30:24 GMT
Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Thursday’s session are Bed Bath & Beyond, GoPro, and Nike.

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Stocks to Watch: Stocks to watch: Oracle, Smith & Wesson, Family Dollar
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 10:42:33 GMT
Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Friday’s session are Oracle, Smith & Wesson, and Family Dollar.

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Stocks to Watch: BlackBerry, Oracle, Kroger are stocks to watch
Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:01:11 GMT
Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Thursday’s session are BlackBerry, Oracle, and Kroger.

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Stocks to Watch: FedEx, Jabil, Red Hat are stocks to watch
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 09:30:21 GMT
Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Wednesday’s session are FedEx, Jabil Circuit, and Red Hat.

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Stocks to Watch: Covidien, Medtronic, are stocks to watch
Mon, 16 Jun 2014 12:05:28 GMT
Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Monday’s session are Covidien, Medtronic and Layne Christensen and Korn/Ferry International.

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Stocks to Watch: Lululemon, Finisar, Target are stocks to watch
Thu, 12 Jun 2014 10:24:41 GMT
Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Thursday’s session are Lululemon Athletica, Finisar, and Target.

Match ID: 181 Score: 3.57 source: feeds.marketwatch.com age: 2501 days
qualifiers: 3.57 trade

The Mars Sample Return Mission Will Be a First for Humankind
Thu, 25 Mar 2021 20:00:00 GMT
The biggest challenge for a multi-mission robotic lift-off from an alien planet: It must work right the first time
Match ID: 182 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 23 days
qualifiers: 1.43 development, 1.43 california

Army Trains AI to Identify Faces in the Dark
Tue, 09 Mar 2021 17:00:00 GMT
The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has developed a dataset of faces to train facial recognition that works in darkness
Match ID: 183 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 39 days
qualifiers: 1.43 development, 1.43 california

Breakthrough Listen Is Searching a Million Stars for One Sign of Intelligent Life
Thu, 28 Jan 2021 16:00:00 GMT
The world’s largest SETI effort is scanning the skies with AI
Match ID: 184 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 79 days
qualifiers: 1.43 development, 1.43 california

FAA Files Reveal a Surprising Threat to Airline Safety: the U.S. Military's GPS Tests
Thu, 21 Jan 2021 16:00:00 GMT
Military tests that jam and spoof GPS signals are an accident waiting to happen
Match ID: 185 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 86 days
qualifiers: 1.43 development, 1.43 california

Special Report: Top Tech 2021
Fri, 08 Jan 2021 18:00:00 GMT
After months of blood, toil, tears, and sweat, we can all expect a much better year
Match ID: 186 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 99 days
qualifiers: 1.43 development, 1.43 apple

Team CoSTAR Trains Robots for Exploring Caves on Earth and Space
Tue, 22 Dec 2020 22:05:00 GMT
Spot tackles lava tubes as JPL prepares for the final DARPA SubT event
Match ID: 187 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 116 days
qualifiers: 1.43 development, 1.43 california

Satellites and AI Monitor Chinese Economy’s Reaction to Coronavirus
Tue, 10 Mar 2020 21:00:00 GMT
Researchers at WeBank mine satellite, GPS, and social media data to conclude that the Chinese economy is well on the way to recovering from COVID-19
Match ID: 188 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 403 days
qualifiers: 1.43 tesla, 1.43 amazon

Astronaut vlog: space food and fitness
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 16:00:00 +0100
Video: 00:04:14

English Astronaut vlog: space food and fitness

ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer is preparing for his mission to the International Space Station, scheduled for launch in late 2021. This mission is known as Cosmic Kiss.

 In this video log from his current training base at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, USA, Matthias shows a space food tasting session and shares how astronauts maintain their fitness for a safe return to Earth.

Astronauts exercise for two hours a day, six days a week while on the International Space Station to combat muscle and bone loss caused by an extended stay in microgravity. Diet also plays an important role in maintaining physical and mental wellbeing.

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, all personnel are required to adhere to special safety precautions while training. These include wearing a mask – as seen in the clip.

Matthias will continue his training for Cosmic Kiss at partner agencies around the world over the next weeks and months. Stay tuned for further footage of his training and experiences.

German Astronauten-Vlog/ Matthias Maurer: Weltraumnahrung und Fitness

ESA-Astronaut Matthias Maurer bereitet sich auf seine Mission zur Internationalen Raumstation vor, die Ende 2021 starten soll. Diese Mission trägt den Namen "Cosmic Kiss".

In diesem Video-Log von seiner aktuellen Trainingsbasis im Johnson Space Center der NASA in Houston, Texas, USA, zeigt Matthias eine Verkostung von Weltraumnahrung und erzählt, wie Astronauten ihre Fitness für eine sichere Rückkehr zur Erde aufrechterhalten.

Astronauten trainieren während ihres Aufenthalts auf der Internationalen Raumstation an sechs Tagen in der Woche täglich zwei Stunden, um dem Muskel- und Knochenschwund entgegenzuwirken, der durch den langen Aufenthalt in der Schwerelosigkeit verursacht wird. Auch die Ernährung spielt eine wichtige Rolle bei der Erhaltung des körperlichen und geistigen Wohlbefindens.

Aufgrund der aktuellen Situation mit COVID-19 müssen alle Mitarbeiter beim Training besondere Sicherheitsvorkehrungen beachten. Dazu gehört auch das Tragen einer Maske - wie im Video zu sehen.

Matthias wird in den nächsten Wochen und Monaten sein Training für seine Cosmic Kiss-Mission bei Partneragenturen auf der ganzen Welt fortsetzen. Bleibt dran - Wir werden mit weiterem Filmmaterial über sein Training und seine Erfahrungen berichten.


Match ID: 189 Score: 2.14 source: www.esa.int age: 89 days
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Russia, China, the U.S.: Who Will Win the Hypersonic Arms Race?
Tue, 17 Nov 2020 16:00:00 GMT
When missiles fly beyond Mach 5, materials melt, airflow turns turbulent, and budgets enter the stratosphere
Match ID: 190 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 151 days
qualifiers: 2.14 musk

Today's Cyberattacks Foreshadow Wars to Come
Wed, 24 Mar 2021 12:00:00 GMT
SolarWinds, the Florida water treatment hack, even Texas's grid outage: These are what threats to a nation's cybersecurity look like
Match ID: 191 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 24 days
qualifiers: 1.43 microsoft, 0.71 uber

China to Launch Space Mining Bot
Wed, 16 Sep 2020 16:00:00 GMT
Chinese company sets out first steps towards extracting space resources
Match ID: 192 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 213 days
qualifiers: 1.43 development, 0.71 startup

New Microsatellite Will Focus on Industrial Methane Emissions
Thu, 18 Jun 2020 13:00:00 GMT
Canadian startup GHGSat will launch its second and much-improved microsatellite, named Iris, to pinpoint leaks
Match ID: 193 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 303 days
qualifiers: 1.43 california, 0.71 startup

Sabrewing Cargo Drone Rises to Air Force Challenge
Fri, 01 May 2020 14:38:00 GMT
The Rhaegal cargo drone pivots to new possible military missions under a U.S. Air Force contract
Match ID: 194 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 351 days
qualifiers: 1.43 california, 0.71 startup

Galactic Energy Prepares Ceres-1 Rocket for First Launch
Fri, 20 Mar 2020 12:00:00 GMT
The June launch is just the start of the company’s grand plans for future spaceflight
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qualifiers: 1.43 development, 0.71 startup

Spacety Has Big Plans for Small Satellites
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 14:00:00 GMT
Spacety was one of China’s first private space companies and has so far been involved in 10 space launches
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qualifiers: 1.43 development, 0.71 startup

Boeing Sponsors $1 Million GoFly Prize for Best Personal Flying Machines
Fri, 14 Feb 2020 13:00:00 GMT
Startups compete to build small, safe one-person flyers that can fit in a garage and take off from a driveway
Match ID: 197 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 428 days
qualifiers: 1.43 california, 0.71 startup

The Battery Design Smarts Behind Rolls Royce’s Ultrafast Electric Airplane
Tue, 28 Jan 2020 18:30:00 GMT
Emulating racing aircraft yielded the most energy-dense aviation battery pack yet
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qualifiers: 1.43 tesla, 0.71 startup

European Space Agency Targets Orbital Debris, Solar Storms
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 14:57:00 GMT
The ClearSpace-1 and Lagrange missions will try to make life safer both in orbit and here on Earth
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qualifiers: 1.43 development, 0.71 startup

Startup Tries to Revive Interest in Aerospike Rocket Engines
Wed, 18 Dec 2019 17:55:00 GMT
NextAero, an advanced manufacturing startup in Australia, is 3D printing aerospike engines for satellite launch vehicles
Match ID: 200 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 486 days
qualifiers: 1.43 development, 0.71 startup

Extremist Charged With Plot to Blow Up Amazon Data Centers
Fri, 09 Apr 2021 22:38:52 +0000
The FBI arrested the suspect in Texas after he purchased explosives from an undercover agent.
Match ID: 201 Score: 1.43 source: www.wired.com age: 8 days
qualifiers: 1.43 amazon

Ingenuity’s Chief Pilot Explains How to Fly a Helicopter on Mars
Thu, 08 Apr 2021 20:24:00 GMT
Simulation is the secret to flying a helicopter on Mars
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qualifiers: 1.43 development

His Blue LEDs Changed How We Light Our World
Thu, 08 Apr 2021 19:22:00 GMT
Nearly 30 years ago, Isamu Akasaki dazzled journalists with a bright pen light
Match ID: 203 Score: 1.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 9 days
qualifiers: 1.43 development

Pandemic Casualties: Careers of Women in Academic STEMM
Thu, 08 Apr 2021 15:15:00 GMT
Make lemonade from those lemons, says those who worked on report from National Academies
Match ID: 204 Score: 1.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 9 days
qualifiers: 1.43 california

DARPA Prepares for the Subterranean Challenge Final
Thu, 08 Apr 2021 13:44:00 GMT
Three years of underground robotics competitions culminate in a final event in September with $5 million in prize money
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qualifiers: 1.43 development

Encryption Has Never Been More Essential—or Threatened
Mon, 05 Apr 2021 13:00:00 +0000
As we communicate more digitally, governments encroach more on our privacy. End-to-end encryption cannot be taken for granted.
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Dinosaur-killing asteroid strike gave rise to Amazon rainforest
Fri, 02 Apr 2021 15:19:17 GMT
The asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs gave birth to tropical rainforests, a study suggests.
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The taste of sunny days: what makes cider the drink of British summer?
Mon, 29 Mar 2021 15:18:25 GMT

For food writer Suzy Pope, summer brings with it walks to the beach and picnics in the park – but whatever the occasion, a sip of cider makes it all the sweeter

As the weather turns balmy and folk meander to open spaces for some much-needed vitamin D, my mind leaves the warming hum of a smoky whisky behind and craves something cold and dripping with condensation. Every summer, I start drinking cider – and I’m not alone. What is it about the zingy, apple-based drink that sends the saliva glands into overdrive as soon as the sun comes out?

Before I was a food and drink writer, I was a student. I didn’t think about the terroir of grape-growing, the nose of whisky or what wine to pair with raw tilapia. On sunny days, I just thought about the most enjoyable way to quench my thirst. Now, the clank of a metal bottle opener and the hiss of a cold Thatchers Cider opening is enough to bring me back to the Meadows in Edinburgh, for a post-lecture picnic with friends. Stretched out on the grass as the rays warm my skin, the air is filled with the smoky smell of barbecue.

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Students' Lunar Pad Could Help NASA Return to the Moon
Tue, 09 Mar 2021 15:30:00 GMT
A student team's lunar landing pad could help NASA astronauts avoid Apollo's risky moon landings
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qualifiers: 1.43 seattle

The Networks That Aim to Track GPS Interference Around the World
Wed, 03 Mar 2021 17:00:00 GMT
Troubleshooting the world’s navigation systems could streamline transport and save lives
Match ID: 210 Score: 1.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 45 days
qualifiers: 1.43 california

No Sleep Till Jezero: Touchdown for Mars Perseverance Rover!
Thu, 18 Feb 2021 13:00:00 GMT
New NASA Mars mission's landing system steers away from dangers on the Martian surface
Match ID: 211 Score: 1.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 58 days
qualifiers: 1.43 california

NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover Should Leave Past Space Probes in the Dust
Tue, 16 Feb 2021 14:27:00 GMT
New mission uses AI to navigate Martian surface three times as quickly
Match ID: 212 Score: 1.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 60 days
qualifiers: 1.43 development

Test and measurement solutions & how to control test equipment remotely, while respecting social-distancing.
Fri, 05 Feb 2021 18:30:00 GMT
Introducing Social-Distanced Testing to Space Industry
Match ID: 213 Score: 1.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 71 days
qualifiers: 1.43 development

Don't Believe the Hype About Hypersonic Missiles
Fri, 05 Feb 2021 13:00:00 GMT
Hypersonic tech represents merely evolutionary change that isn't worth the price
Match ID: 214 Score: 1.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 71 days
qualifiers: 1.43 development

NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for SPHEREx Astrophysics Mission
Thu, 04 Feb 2021 16:21 EST
NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, California, to provide launch services for the Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Reionization, and Ices Explorer (SPHEREx) mission.
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Nuclear-Powered Rockets Get a Second Look for Travel to Mars
Wed, 23 Dec 2020 16:00:00 GMT
NASA is investing in the technology for future space exploration missions
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qualifiers: 1.43 seattle

NASA Awards Contract for X-59 Community Overflight Operations
Thu, 17 Dec 2020 18:37 EST
NASA has selected Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company of Palmdale, California, to provide support for the community overflight response phase of the agency’s Low-Boom Flight Demonstration (LBFD) mission.
Match ID: 217 Score: 1.43 source: www.nasa.gov age: 121 days
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NASA Awards Contract for Global Hawk Skyrange Program
Tue, 15 Dec 2020 15:03 EST
NASA has selected Northrup Grumman Systems Corp. (NGSC) of San Diego to provide demonstration engineering, manufacturing, and technical support for the Global Hawk Skyrange program at the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California.
Match ID: 218 Score: 1.43 source: www.nasa.gov age: 123 days
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When a Giant Mylar Balloon Was the Coolest Thing in Space
Thu, 12 Nov 2020 16:00:00 GMT
The Echo 1 satellite delivered mail, probed the ionosphere, and captured traces of the big bang
Match ID: 219 Score: 1.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 156 days
qualifiers: 1.43 california

Liquid Lasers Challenge Fiber Lasers as the Basis of Future High-Energy Weapons
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 19:00:00 GMT
Boeing and General Atomics are teaming to scale a novel killer-laser technology to 250 kilowatts.
Match ID: 220 Score: 1.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 178 days
qualifiers: 1.43 development

Hanford Has a Radioactive Capsule Problem
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 19:00:00 GMT
Researchers still don’t have a way to neutralize the former nuclear-weapons complex’s 1,936 capsules of radioactive cesium and strontium
Match ID: 221 Score: 1.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 214 days
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NASA’s Mars Rover Required a Special Touch for Its Robotic Arms
Thu, 27 Aug 2020 05:30:00 GMT
ATI Industrial Automation brings its Force/Torque Sensor from the factory floor to the harsh environment of Mars’ surface.
Match ID: 222 Score: 1.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 234 days
qualifiers: 1.43 development

ITER Celebrates Milestone, Still at Least a Decade Away From Fusing Atoms
Mon, 24 Aug 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Machine assembly has commenced, but this gigantic nuclear fusion experiment costing tens of billions of dollars is nowhere near starting up
Match ID: 223 Score: 1.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 236 days
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NASA Awards SETI Institute Contract for Planetary Protection Support
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 12:04 EDT
NASA has awarded the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California, a contract to support all phases of current and future planetary protection missions to ensure compliance with planetary protection standards.
Match ID: 224 Score: 1.43 source: www.nasa.gov age: 281 days
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U.S. Eases Restrictions on Private Remote-Sensing Satellites
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 20:44:00 GMT
Commercial satellite-imaging companies are set to benefit from the upcoming changes to regulations
Match ID: 225 Score: 1.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 290 days
qualifiers: 1.43 development

Zombie Satellites Return From the Graveyard
Thu, 18 Jun 2020 18:00:00 GMT
Mission Extension Vehicles give dead spacecraft a new lease on life
Match ID: 226 Score: 1.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 303 days
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Plasma Jets May One Day Propel Aircraft
Fri, 15 May 2020 14:29:00 GMT
Plasma thrusters could help jet planes fly without fossil fuels
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The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Gets a Major Upgrade
Fri, 17 Apr 2020 17:00:00 GMT
While the SETI@home project winds down, one of the world’s most versatile telescope arrays gears up to scan the skies for alien life
Match ID: 228 Score: 1.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 365 days
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Unmanned Solar Aircraft Aims to Compete Commercially With Satellites and Drones
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 19:30:00 GMT
BAE Systems’ new plane has the potential to fly without landing for a year, and can maintain its position over a specific point for monitoring purposes
Match ID: 229 Score: 1.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 417 days
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How Robotics Teams Prepared for DARPA's SubT Challenge: Urban Circuit
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 14:00:00 GMT
With the Tunnel Circuit completed, teams are working harder than ever to prepare for the urban underground
Match ID: 230 Score: 1.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 423 days
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4 Missions Will Search the Martian Atmosphere and Soil for Signs of Life
Sat, 04 Jan 2020 20:00:00 GMT
ExoMars 2020, Mars 2020, HX-1, and Hope will look for biology’s signature
Match ID: 231 Score: 1.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 469 days
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Aerospace Companies Compete to Build Lunar Landers for NASA’s Project Artemis
Tue, 31 Dec 2019 13:00:00 GMT
Blue Origin, Boeing, and SpaceX are among those proposing ships to put astronauts back on the moon by the end of 2024
Match ID: 232 Score: 1.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 473 days
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A Glass Nightmare: Cleaning Up the Cold War’s Nuclear Legacy at Hanford
Tue, 28 Apr 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Scientists have spent three decades cleaning up the Hanford Site’s 177 giant tanks of radioactive sludge. And they’re just getting started
Match ID: 233 Score: 0.71 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 354 days
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U.S. Transportation Officials Seek Alternative Tech for GPS
Fri, 24 Apr 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Ten years after decommissioning the previous backup to the country’s global satellite fleet, government agencies are taking steps to create a new one
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FCC Filing Confirms Final Contestant in DARPA’s $12 Million Satellite Launch Challenge
Fri, 10 Jan 2020 19:40:00 GMT
Astra Space, the sole remaining participant, gets early notice of the competition launch site
Match ID: 235 Score: 0.71 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 463 days
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4 Products That Make Sense to Manufacture in Orbit
Tue, 26 Nov 2019 15:00:00 GMT
Organs and fiber optic cables will justify the “made in space” label
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