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The author Salman Rushdie who received death threats from Iran and extremist groups for his writing was attacked onstage at the Chautauqua Institution in New York. The author wrote the book the Satanic Verses in 1988. After its release, he was forced into hiding for nine years after receiving death threats.
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The author Salman Rushdie who received death threats from Iran and extremist groups for his writing was attacked onstage at the Chautauqua Institution in New York. The author wrote the book the Satanic Verses in 1988. After its release, he was forced into hiding for nine years after receiving death threats.

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Politics
Friday, August 12, 2022

Inflation Reduction Act Off to Biden

The context
The House passed the Inflation Reduction Act today, sending the ambitious spending bill to Biden's desk. The bill includes landmark spending on climate change initiatives, healthcare, and new tax provisions.
The context
The House passed the Inflation Reduction Act today, sending the ambitious spending bill to Biden's desk. The bill includes landmark spending on climate change initiatives, healthcare, and new tax provisions.
Politics
Friday, August 12, 2022

Inflation Reduction Act Off to Biden

The context
The House passed the Inflation Reduction Act today, sending the ambitious spending bill to Biden's desk. The bill includes landmark spending on climate change initiatives, healthcare, and new tax provisions.
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Off to Biden

  • The bill is a long-awaited victory for the Biden administration, who made passing a new Democratic spending agenda a core part of his presidential campaign.
  • The bill almost died in the Senate but was revived when Senators Joe Manchin and Chuck Schumer reached a compromise on the current bill to avoid a Republican filibuster.
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Key wins

  • President Biden's administration has secured some key wins in cooperation with Congress. In addition to passing the Inflation Reduction Act, Congress passed the PACT Act, approved Finland and Sweden's applications to NATO, a bill requiring background checks for young gun buyers, and the CHIPS and Science Act.
  • While most Republicans were not sold on the bill, Democrats passed the bill in the House today.
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House seals the deal

  • The bill includes $740 million in spending to enact new climate change initiatives, make healthcare less expensive, and create new tax provisions.
  • The bill passed the House with a 220-207 vote.
  • Senate Democrats have been negotiating the bill's specifics for about a year. Every House Democrat voted in support of the bill.
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Entertainment
Friday, August 12, 2022

Bye Bye CNN

The context
Jeffery Toobin announced he is leaving CNN after 20 years on the air. Last year, Toobin was placed on leave after he exposed himself on a zoom call with staffers at CNN. He was fired from the New Yorker after the incident.
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Bye Bye CNN

Friday, August 12, 2022
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Jeffery Toobin announced he is leaving CNN after 20 years on the air. Last year, Toobin was placed on leave after he exposed himself on a zoom call with staffers at CNN. He was fired from the New Yorker after the incident.
Entertainment
Friday, August 12, 2022

Bye Bye CNN

The context
Jeffery Toobin announced he is leaving CNN after 20 years on the air. Last year, Toobin was placed on leave after he exposed himself on a zoom call with staffers at CNN. He was fired from the New Yorker after the incident.
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Politics
Friday, August 12, 2022

NARA Silences Critics

The context
After the warrant to search Mar-a-Lago was unsealed, former President Trump took to social media to claim that former President Obama had taken millions of records with him to Chicago after he left office. The National Archives (NARA) responded with a statement clarifying that the records had been properly declassified and remained in NARA possession in a facility in Chicago, which Obama has no say over.
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NARA Silences Critics

Friday, August 12, 2022
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After the warrant to search Mar-a-Lago was unsealed, former President Trump took to social media to claim that former President Obama had taken millions of records with him to Chicago after he left office. The National Archives (NARA) responded with a statement clarifying that the records had been properly declassified and remained in NARA possession in a facility in Chicago, which Obama has no say over.
Politics
Friday, August 12, 2022

NARA Silences Critics

The context
After the warrant to search Mar-a-Lago was unsealed, former President Trump took to social media to claim that former President Obama had taken millions of records with him to Chicago after he left office. The National Archives (NARA) responded with a statement clarifying that the records had been properly declassified and remained in NARA possession in a facility in Chicago, which Obama has no say over.
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Entertainment
Friday, August 12, 2022

Rip Anne Heche

The context
The actress Anne Heche passed away today at the age of 53. Heche was on life support after crashing her car into a home in Los Angeles on August 5th. The home that Heche crashed into burned down after the crash ignited a fire.
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Rip Anne Heche

Friday, August 12, 2022
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The actress Anne Heche passed away today at the age of 53. Heche was on life support after crashing her car into a home in Los Angeles on August 5th. The home that Heche crashed into burned down after the crash ignited a fire.
Entertainment
Friday, August 12, 2022

Rip Anne Heche

The context
The actress Anne Heche passed away today at the age of 53. Heche was on life support after crashing her car into a home in Los Angeles on August 5th. The home that Heche crashed into burned down after the crash ignited a fire.
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Entertainment
Friday, August 12, 2022

New Music Friday

The context
Megan Thee Stallion's sophomore album, Traumazine, dropped today. The Game and Rod Wave also dropped albums today.
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New Music Friday

Friday, August 12, 2022
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The context
Megan Thee Stallion's sophomore album, Traumazine, dropped today. The Game and Rod Wave also dropped albums today.
Entertainment
Friday, August 12, 2022

New Music Friday

The context
Megan Thee Stallion's sophomore album, Traumazine, dropped today. The Game and Rod Wave also dropped albums today.
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Entertainment
Friday, August 12, 2022

Branching Off The Black Keys

The context
Michelle Branch was arrested in Nashville after striking her husband, Patrick Carney of the band, The Black Keys. The arrest comes three days after the 6-month pregnant Branch announced their separation after Carney had an affair with someone at his management company.
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Branching Off The Black Keys

Friday, August 12, 2022
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Michelle Branch was arrested in Nashville after striking her husband, Patrick Carney of the band, The Black Keys. The arrest comes three days after the 6-month pregnant Branch announced their separation after Carney had an affair with someone at his management company.
Entertainment
Friday, August 12, 2022

Branching Off The Black Keys

The context
Michelle Branch was arrested in Nashville after striking her husband, Patrick Carney of the band, The Black Keys. The arrest comes three days after the 6-month pregnant Branch announced their separation after Carney had an affair with someone at his management company.
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Technology
Friday, August 12, 2022

TwitchCon Changes Rules

The context
Masks will now be required indoors during the upcoming TwitchCon in San Diego. Proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test will also be required. The decision came after backlash on social media over the initial no-mask policy caused some creators or potential ticket buyers to bow out of the conference.
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TwitchCon Changes Rules

Friday, August 12, 2022
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The context
Masks will now be required indoors during the upcoming TwitchCon in San Diego. Proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test will also be required. The decision came after backlash on social media over the initial no-mask policy caused some creators or potential ticket buyers to bow out of the conference.
Technology
Friday, August 12, 2022

TwitchCon Changes Rules

The context
Masks will now be required indoors during the upcoming TwitchCon in San Diego. Proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test will also be required. The decision came after backlash on social media over the initial no-mask policy caused some creators or potential ticket buyers to bow out of the conference.
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Technology
Friday, August 12, 2022

Hyundai Decides What to Do With Boston Dynamics

The context
Hyundai, who acquired the robot-makers Boston Dynamics, announced that they will launch Boston Dynamics AI Institute with a $400 million investment to research artificial intelligence and robotics. The founder of Boston Dynamics, Marc Raiber, will head the new institute.
The context
Hyundai, who acquired the robot-makers Boston Dynamics, announced that they will launch Boston Dynamics AI Institute with a $400 million investment to research artificial intelligence and robotics. The founder of Boston Dynamics, Marc Raiber, will head the new institute.
Technology
Friday, August 12, 2022

Hyundai Decides What to Do With Boston Dynamics

The context
Hyundai, who acquired the robot-makers Boston Dynamics, announced that they will launch Boston Dynamics AI Institute with a $400 million investment to research artificial intelligence and robotics. The founder of Boston Dynamics, Marc Raiber, will head the new institute.
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Technology
Friday, August 12, 2022

Samsung Heir Pardoned

The context
The vice chairman of Samsung Electronics will receive a presidential pardon in South Korea after serving 18 months and being on parole for bribing the former president, Park Geun-hye. The pardon will remove the criminal charge from his record and allow him to resume his role as vice chairman to the fullest capacity. He is expected to bolster Samsung's expansion into semiconductor chip making.
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Samsung Heir Pardoned

Friday, August 12, 2022
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The context
The vice chairman of Samsung Electronics will receive a presidential pardon in South Korea after serving 18 months and being on parole for bribing the former president, Park Geun-hye. The pardon will remove the criminal charge from his record and allow him to resume his role as vice chairman to the fullest capacity. He is expected to bolster Samsung's expansion into semiconductor chip making.
Technology
Friday, August 12, 2022

Samsung Heir Pardoned

The context
The vice chairman of Samsung Electronics will receive a presidential pardon in South Korea after serving 18 months and being on parole for bribing the former president, Park Geun-hye. The pardon will remove the criminal charge from his record and allow him to resume his role as vice chairman to the fullest capacity. He is expected to bolster Samsung's expansion into semiconductor chip making.
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Technology
Friday, August 12, 2022

Amazon Rings Viral TV

The context
MGM, a production company, owned by Amazon, is developing a viral video show featuring footage from Amazon Ring cameras.
Technology

Amazon Rings Viral TV

Friday, August 12, 2022
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The context
MGM, a production company, owned by Amazon, is developing a viral video show featuring footage from Amazon Ring cameras.
Technology
Friday, August 12, 2022

Amazon Rings Viral TV

The context
MGM, a production company, owned by Amazon, is developing a viral video show featuring footage from Amazon Ring cameras.
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Ring ring

  • MGM is developing the show "Ring Nation" hosted by comedian Wanda Sykes. The show will feature videos from the Amazon Ring.
  • The show will reportedly feature videos of people falling, proposals, and other shenanigans.
  • Amazon acquired Ring in 2018 and has caught significant flack over the use of footage in police investigations. Amazon bought MGM, the company making the show, earlier this year.
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Sykes signs in

  • Comedian Wanda Sykes will host the show.
  • The series will feature videos submitted by users of the Ring camera.
  • The show is expected to debut on September 26.
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Technology
Friday, August 12, 2022

Australia Fines Google

The context
Google has been hit with a $43 million fine by the Australian court for misleading users about the collection and use of their location data on Android phones.
Technology

Australia Fines Google

Friday, August 12, 2022
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The context
Google has been hit with a $43 million fine by the Australian court for misleading users about the collection and use of their location data on Android phones.
Technology
Friday, August 12, 2022

Australia Fines Google

The context
Google has been hit with a $43 million fine by the Australian court for misleading users about the collection and use of their location data on Android phones.
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Location tracking

  • Google will pay up after they were found to have breached Australian Consumer Law from 2017-2018 by failing to accurately represent which settings allowed Google to compile and use location data from Android phone users.
  • Google tried to fix the settings error by the end of 2018.
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Secretive practices

  • The case began in 2019 when the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission began investigating Google's collection of personal location data from Android users without their explicit consent.
  • The setting, "Web & App Activity," which enabled location tracking, did not specify that increased search speed or accuracy would be powered by Google knowing the phone's location. Users could only turn off the location tracking element in a completely different setting.
  • When setting up a google account on Android, the settings failed to mention that they use location tracking data, giving users no option to opt-out.
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Politics
Friday, August 12, 2022

Trump Warrant Unsealed

The context
The unsealed warrant obtained by the FBI to seize 33 items revealed that the FBI was looking for documents related to espionage, nuclear weapons, and classified secrets when they raided former President Donald Trump's residence at Mar-a-Lago.
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Trump Warrant Unsealed

Friday, August 12, 2022
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The context
The unsealed warrant obtained by the FBI to seize 33 items revealed that the FBI was looking for documents related to espionage, nuclear weapons, and classified secrets when they raided former President Donald Trump's residence at Mar-a-Lago.
Politics
Friday, August 12, 2022

Trump Warrant Unsealed

The context
The unsealed warrant obtained by the FBI to seize 33 items revealed that the FBI was looking for documents related to espionage, nuclear weapons, and classified secrets when they raided former President Donald Trump's residence at Mar-a-Lago.
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Warrant still under wraps

  • While the warrant obtained by the Justice Department that authorized the raid on Mar-a-Lago remains sealed, sources close to the investigation told reporters at the Washington Post that the warrant was to find documents that were related to nuclear weapons.
  • The documents were taken from the White House and stored at Mar-a-Lago.
  • The Post emphasized that the seizure of the documents reflected the anxiety felt by the Department of Justice about classified secrets and documents about nuclear weapons falling into the wrong hands.
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Trump disagrees

  • President Trump responded to the report, calling the allegations that the documents pertained to nuclear secrets false.
  • He has not opted to release a list of the documents taken from his residence, even though the FBI gave him such a list.
  • Trump did say that his lawyers will not oppose the release of the list of the original warrant used to search Mar-a-Lago.
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Receipts

  • The receipt of the items taken in the raid was also publicized today.
  • The list of items contains a dossier regarding the pardon of Roger Stone, documents about the President of France Emmanuel Macron, and several other classified documents.
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Authorized search

  • The warrant reveals that the DOJ is investigating Trump for three possible criminal violations: violating the Espionage Act by sharing defense information, tampering with records, and hiding records from the National Archives.
  • The warrant authorized the agents to remove anything that had evidence of the three criminal violations from Mar-a-Lago.
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Investigation escalates

  • The issuing judge unsealed the warrant obtained by the FBI to search Mar-a-Lago in search of documents that Trump took from the White House.
  • The warrant revealed that the DOJ is investigating Trump under the Espionage Act and for potential obstructions of justice.
  • The agents were instructed to seize any documents that were categorized as classified, showed evidence of tampering, or were related to domestic defense.
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Politics
Thursday, August 11, 2022

State Department Offers Reward

The context
The State Department is offering $10 million as a reward for information about four Russian hackers who use the aliases, Target,” “Reshaev,” “Professor,” “Tramp,” and “Dandis. The hackers are associated with the Conti ransomware group.
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State Department Offers Reward

Thursday, August 11, 2022
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The context
The State Department is offering $10 million as a reward for information about four Russian hackers who use the aliases, Target,” “Reshaev,” “Professor,” “Tramp,” and “Dandis. The hackers are associated with the Conti ransomware group.
Politics
Thursday, August 11, 2022

State Department Offers Reward

The context
The State Department is offering $10 million as a reward for information about four Russian hackers who use the aliases, Target,” “Reshaev,” “Professor,” “Tramp,” and “Dandis. The hackers are associated with the Conti ransomware group.
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Technology
Thursday, August 11, 2022

Look Out for Proof-of-Stake

The context
Ethereum will switch to a proof-of-stake model in mid-September after conducting its last test of the new protocol before rollout today. The new protocol is less energy-intensive than requiring proof of work to claim ownership of new coins.
Technology

Look Out for Proof-of-Stake

Thursday, August 11, 2022
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The context
Ethereum will switch to a proof-of-stake model in mid-September after conducting its last test of the new protocol before rollout today. The new protocol is less energy-intensive than requiring proof of work to claim ownership of new coins.
Technology
Thursday, August 11, 2022

Look Out for Proof-of-Stake

The context
Ethereum will switch to a proof-of-stake model in mid-September after conducting its last test of the new protocol before rollout today. The new protocol is less energy-intensive than requiring proof of work to claim ownership of new coins.
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Technology
Thursday, August 11, 2022

Rivian Reports Further Loses

The context
Rivian reported a net loss of $1.71 billion and a revenue of $364 million during their Q2. The electric truck maker has taken recent measures to cut costs, including laying off staff and restructuring the company. Rivian is slowly showing signs of improvement as the number of trucks the company is manufacturing is starting to increase.
Technology

Rivian Reports Further Loses

Thursday, August 11, 2022
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The context
Rivian reported a net loss of $1.71 billion and a revenue of $364 million during their Q2. The electric truck maker has taken recent measures to cut costs, including laying off staff and restructuring the company. Rivian is slowly showing signs of improvement as the number of trucks the company is manufacturing is starting to increase.
Technology
Thursday, August 11, 2022

Rivian Reports Further Loses

The context
Rivian reported a net loss of $1.71 billion and a revenue of $364 million during their Q2. The electric truck maker has taken recent measures to cut costs, including laying off staff and restructuring the company. Rivian is slowly showing signs of improvement as the number of trucks the company is manufacturing is starting to increase.
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Technology
Thursday, August 11, 2022

Cuban's Rocky Voyage on the SS Crypto

The context
A group of investors in the crypto platform Voyager have sued Mark Cuban and the Dallas Mavericks. The investors alleged that Cuban and the Mavericks participated in a Ponzi scheme by promoting the coin. Voyager filed for bankruptcy, which caused 3.5 million investors to lose $5 million collectively.
Technology

Cuban's Rocky Voyage on the SS Crypto

Thursday, August 11, 2022
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A group of investors in the crypto platform Voyager have sued Mark Cuban and the Dallas Mavericks. The investors alleged that Cuban and the Mavericks participated in a Ponzi scheme by promoting the coin. Voyager filed for bankruptcy, which caused 3.5 million investors to lose $5 million collectively.
Technology
Thursday, August 11, 2022

Cuban's Rocky Voyage on the SS Crypto

The context
A group of investors in the crypto platform Voyager have sued Mark Cuban and the Dallas Mavericks. The investors alleged that Cuban and the Mavericks participated in a Ponzi scheme by promoting the coin. Voyager filed for bankruptcy, which caused 3.5 million investors to lose $5 million collectively.
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Technology
Thursday, August 11, 2022

Meta Waves Goodbye to Teens

The context
A new study from the Pew Research Center shows that teens are abandoning Facebook and spending most of their time on Youtube, Tik Tok, and Instagram.
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Meta Waves Goodbye to Teens

Thursday, August 11, 2022
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A new study from the Pew Research Center shows that teens are abandoning Facebook and spending most of their time on Youtube, Tik Tok, and Instagram.
Technology
Thursday, August 11, 2022

Meta Waves Goodbye to Teens

The context
A new study from the Pew Research Center shows that teens are abandoning Facebook and spending most of their time on Youtube, Tik Tok, and Instagram.
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Meh attitude

  • While Gen Z's screentime is increasing, their usage of Facebook is declining. The generation seems to have moved on from Facebook. Only 32% of teens use the platform.
  • While Facebook struggles, Tik Tok is thriving. 67% of teens use the video-sharing app.
  • The latest data reflect an attitude of ambivalence amongst teens towards Facebook.
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Over it

  • Teens spend most of their time on Youtube, with Tik Tok, Snapchat, and Instagram as solid contenders for their time.
  • YouTube is used by 95% of teens.
  • In 2013, a Pew Research study of teens' social media use showed that 71% of teens used Facebook.
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Technology
Thursday, August 11, 2022

Google Green-lights Campaign Emails

The context
The Federal Election Commission will allow Gmail to spam-proof campaign emails from politicians.
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Google Green-lights Campaign Emails

Thursday, August 11, 2022
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The context
The Federal Election Commission will allow Gmail to spam-proof campaign emails from politicians.
Technology
Thursday, August 11, 2022

Google Green-lights Campaign Emails

The context
The Federal Election Commission will allow Gmail to spam-proof campaign emails from politicians.
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Inbound to inbox

  • The FEC voted 4-1 to allow Google to proceed with a pilot program to enable campaign emails to bypass Gmail spam filters, landing them right into users' inboxes instead of the spam folder.
  • Republicans had previously criticized Gmail filters for selectively banning their emails from users' inboxes for their content.
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Spam-proof

  • The approved program allows political committees to apply to bypass Gmail's spam filters and send spam or spam-like emails directly to users' inboxes.
  • The program won't prevent campaigns from using spam-like tactics, like those employed by Trump's campaign, to target users.
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Politics
Thursday, August 11, 2022

Merrick Garland Takes the Mike

The context
Attorney General Merrick Garland spoke for the first time today about the decision to raid Trump's residence at Mar-a-Lago. Garland said that he signed off on the search and has moved to unseal the search and seizure warrant and publicize the list of items taken in the raid.
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Merrick Garland Takes the Mike

Thursday, August 11, 2022
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Attorney General Merrick Garland spoke for the first time today about the decision to raid Trump's residence at Mar-a-Lago. Garland said that he signed off on the search and has moved to unseal the search and seizure warrant and publicize the list of items taken in the raid.
Politics
Thursday, August 11, 2022

Merrick Garland Takes the Mike

The context
Attorney General Merrick Garland spoke for the first time today about the decision to raid Trump's residence at Mar-a-Lago. Garland said that he signed off on the search and has moved to unseal the search and seizure warrant and publicize the list of items taken in the raid.
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Garland speaks

  • Attorney General Merrick Garland delivered two minutes of remarks in response to the growing anger amongst Republicans over the search of Mar-a-Lago.
  • He called the raid a necessity since earlier attempts to recover the documents Trump's team was storing in Florida had failed.
  • He added that he filed a motion to unseal the warrant, which granted the FBI permission to conduct the raid and seize the documents from Mar-a-Lago. He also moved to unseal the receipt of the items taken in the raid.
  • Garland reminded reporters that the FBI is filled with dedicated civil servants, and attempts to disparage the agency's agents were misguided.
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Team informed

  • In his remarks, Garland told reporters that Trump's legal team had been informed of the search and that a representative from his counsel was present during the search.
  • Trump will have the opportunity to request that the warrant and receipt of seizure remain sealed.
  • The raid was in response to a DOJ investigation on behalf of the National Archives that is requesting the return of documents that Trump removed from the White House and stored at Mar-a-Lago.
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Entertainment
Thursday, August 11, 2022

The Ezra Miller Dilemma

The context
The increasingly erratic behavior of The Flash's star, Ezra Miller, is reportedly causing Warner Bros. to reconsider the film's fate.
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The Ezra Miller Dilemma

Thursday, August 11, 2022
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The increasingly erratic behavior of The Flash's star, Ezra Miller, is reportedly causing Warner Bros. to reconsider the film's fate.
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Thursday, August 11, 2022

The Ezra Miller Dilemma

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The increasingly erratic behavior of The Flash's star, Ezra Miller, is reportedly causing Warner Bros. to reconsider the film's fate.
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Three choices

  • Warner Bros. caught significant flack online after they scrapped the release of Batgirl but are seemingly moving forward with the release of The Flash starring Ezra Miller.
  • Miller has been all over the news for their erratic behavior. They was arrested for felony burglary in Vermont, and state authorities are searching for a woman and her children who were last heard from while staying with Miller.
  • The parents of a minor whom Miller exerted their influence on also filed for a restraining order against the star.
  • Miller reportedly did reshoots for the film inbetween arrests and while Warner Bros. was well aware of their extremely problematic behavior.
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Backlash

  • Warner Bros. can either scrap the film entirely, limit Miller's press exposure, or prevent him from interacting with the press during the film's promotion.
  • The studio may be weighing an option where Miller returns home and seeks professional help, after which they could speak to the press explaining their behaviors.
  • The studio may choose to release the film without involving Miller in the promotion of the project and replace them in any subsequent sequels.
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Entertainment
Thursday, August 11, 2022

Ready for New Music from Megan Thee Stallion

The context
Megan Thee Stallion released the track list for her newest album, Traumazine, which releases on August 12th. The album features collaborations with Jhene Aiko, Latto, Dua Lipa, and Future.
The context
Megan Thee Stallion released the track list for her newest album, Traumazine, which releases on August 12th. The album features collaborations with Jhene Aiko, Latto, Dua Lipa, and Future.
Entertainment
Thursday, August 11, 2022

Ready for New Music from Megan Thee Stallion

The context
Megan Thee Stallion released the track list for her newest album, Traumazine, which releases on August 12th. The album features collaborations with Jhene Aiko, Latto, Dua Lipa, and Future.
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Politics
Thursday, August 11, 2022

Beto Bites Back

The context
Beto O'Rourke, who is running for Governor of Texas against incumbent Greg Abbott, called out a heckler during a campaign stop who was laughing as O'Rourke spoke about the Uvalde Shooting.
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Beto Bites Back

Thursday, August 11, 2022
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Beto O'Rourke, who is running for Governor of Texas against incumbent Greg Abbott, called out a heckler during a campaign stop who was laughing as O'Rourke spoke about the Uvalde Shooting.
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Thursday, August 11, 2022

Beto Bites Back

The context
Beto O'Rourke, who is running for Governor of Texas against incumbent Greg Abbott, called out a heckler during a campaign stop who was laughing as O'Rourke spoke about the Uvalde Shooting.
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F-bomb

  • At a campaign stop in Mineral Wells, Texas, the Democrat Beto O'Rouke was holding a town hall where he spoke about the Uvalde Shooting, which killed nineteen children and two adults.
  • During his remarks, a heckler started laughing, which prompted O'Rouke to call him out, saying that while the shooting might be funny to the heckler, it was certainly not funny to him.
  • O'Rourke added the expletive, mother f* while addressing the heckler.
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Viral campaign

  • O'Rourke's exchange with the heckler has gone viral.
  • Gun control has become a central tenet of O'Rourke's campaign, and he has criticized incumbent governor Gregg Abbott for failing to protect students from mass shootings. During his office as governor, Abbott has loosened gun regulations and refused to pass any gun control measures.
  • At a press conference after the shooting in Uvalde, O'Rourke confronted Abbott, saying his policies were to blame for the deaths at Robb Elementary School.
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Entertainment
Thursday, August 11, 2022

James White Retires

The context
Three-time Super Bowl winner and NFL superstar James White announced he is retiring today. The running back played all eight seasons of his career with the New England Patriots.
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James White Retires

Thursday, August 11, 2022
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Three-time Super Bowl winner and NFL superstar James White announced he is retiring today. The running back played all eight seasons of his career with the New England Patriots.
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Thursday, August 11, 2022

James White Retires

The context
Three-time Super Bowl winner and NFL superstar James White announced he is retiring today. The running back played all eight seasons of his career with the New England Patriots.
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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Jeanette McCurdy's Book Sells Out

The context
The former actress who starred in iCarly, Jeanette McCurdy, released a memoir about her experience with parental abuse by her mother and the treatment she received at Nickelodeon as a child star. "I'm Glad My Mother Died" sold out on Amazon the day after its release and sparked conversations about child stars' treatment.
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Jeanette McCurdy's Book Sells Out

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
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The former actress who starred in iCarly, Jeanette McCurdy, released a memoir about her experience with parental abuse by her mother and the treatment she received at Nickelodeon as a child star. "I'm Glad My Mother Died" sold out on Amazon the day after its release and sparked conversations about child stars' treatment.
Entertainment
Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Jeanette McCurdy's Book Sells Out

The context
The former actress who starred in iCarly, Jeanette McCurdy, released a memoir about her experience with parental abuse by her mother and the treatment she received at Nickelodeon as a child star. "I'm Glad My Mother Died" sold out on Amazon the day after its release and sparked conversations about child stars' treatment.
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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Biden Signs the PACT Act

The context
President Biden signed the PACT Act, which expands healthcare coverage for veterans impacted by toxic burn pits or chemical exposures while in service into law today. The signing ceremony was emotional, as the widow and daughter of a veteran who died from cancer stemming from his exposure to burn pits presented the bill. Biden also spoke about his son Beau, who died of brain cancer after serving in the military.
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Biden Signs the PACT Act

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
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The context
President Biden signed the PACT Act, which expands healthcare coverage for veterans impacted by toxic burn pits or chemical exposures while in service into law today. The signing ceremony was emotional, as the widow and daughter of a veteran who died from cancer stemming from his exposure to burn pits presented the bill. Biden also spoke about his son Beau, who died of brain cancer after serving in the military.
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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Biden Signs the PACT Act

The context
President Biden signed the PACT Act, which expands healthcare coverage for veterans impacted by toxic burn pits or chemical exposures while in service into law today. The signing ceremony was emotional, as the widow and daughter of a veteran who died from cancer stemming from his exposure to burn pits presented the bill. Biden also spoke about his son Beau, who died of brain cancer after serving in the military.
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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

China Concludes Drills

The context
China has concluded the military drills which have hammered the island of Taiwan's airspace and ocean borders for the last week. The exercises started after Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan. China said they would continue to monitor the Taiwan strait and prepare for conflict from their side of the strait.
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China Concludes Drills

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
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The context
China has concluded the military drills which have hammered the island of Taiwan's airspace and ocean borders for the last week. The exercises started after Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan. China said they would continue to monitor the Taiwan strait and prepare for conflict from their side of the strait.
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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

China Concludes Drills

The context
China has concluded the military drills which have hammered the island of Taiwan's airspace and ocean borders for the last week. The exercises started after Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan. China said they would continue to monitor the Taiwan strait and prepare for conflict from their side of the strait.
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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Goodbye Breakfast Club

The context
The radio personality, Angela Yee, is leaving the show, The Breakfast Club with Charlamagne Tha God. She is leaving to host her own daily radio show, Way Up With Angela Yee.
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Goodbye Breakfast Club

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
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The radio personality, Angela Yee, is leaving the show, The Breakfast Club with Charlamagne Tha God. She is leaving to host her own daily radio show, Way Up With Angela Yee.
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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Goodbye Breakfast Club

The context
The radio personality, Angela Yee, is leaving the show, The Breakfast Club with Charlamagne Tha God. She is leaving to host her own daily radio show, Way Up With Angela Yee.
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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Bolton and Pompeo Targeted in Assassination Plot

The context
The Department of Justice unsealed records today that revealed that former national security advisor John Bolton and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo were the targets of an assassination plot by a member of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, Shahram Poursafi.
The context
The Department of Justice unsealed records today that revealed that former national security advisor John Bolton and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo were the targets of an assassination plot by a member of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, Shahram Poursafi.
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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Bolton and Pompeo Targeted in Assassination Plot

The context
The Department of Justice unsealed records today that revealed that former national security advisor John Bolton and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo were the targets of an assassination plot by a member of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, Shahram Poursafi.
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Targeting Bolton

  • Sharam Poursafi was charged with plotting to murder John Bolton after a drone strike killed Qassem Soleimani in January 2020. Soleimani served in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, and at the time of his death, he was the leader of an elite special ops group.
  • Poursafi repeatedly attempted to pay $300,000 to the unnamed source in the investigation to kill Bolton, who was a national security advisor when the strike killed Soleimani.
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Pompeo as well

  • In the correspondences between Poursafi and the source, he hinted that he had a $1 million job for a second hit.
  • The Department of Justice revealed that the second hit was meant to target former secretary of state Mike Pompeo.
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Technology
Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Palm Readers at Whole Foods

The context
Amazon announced that they are rolling out a feature that allows shoppers at 65 Whole Foods locations to scan their palms to check out their groceries. The palm scanning tech, named Amazon One, uses the customer's unique palm print as an identifier which is then linked to a stored payment method.
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Palm Readers at Whole Foods

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
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Amazon announced that they are rolling out a feature that allows shoppers at 65 Whole Foods locations to scan their palms to check out their groceries. The palm scanning tech, named Amazon One, uses the customer's unique palm print as an identifier which is then linked to a stored payment method.
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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Palm Readers at Whole Foods

The context
Amazon announced that they are rolling out a feature that allows shoppers at 65 Whole Foods locations to scan their palms to check out their groceries. The palm scanning tech, named Amazon One, uses the customer's unique palm print as an identifier which is then linked to a stored payment method.
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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Major Blow to Starlink Expansion

The context
Starlink applied for $885 million in subsidies from the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund to provide internet to rural America, which the FCC approved in 2020. But today, the FCC rejected their application because Starlink failed to demonstrate its ability to provide the service.
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Major Blow to Starlink Expansion

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
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The context
Starlink applied for $885 million in subsidies from the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund to provide internet to rural America, which the FCC approved in 2020. But today, the FCC rejected their application because Starlink failed to demonstrate its ability to provide the service.
Technology
Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Major Blow to Starlink Expansion

The context
Starlink applied for $885 million in subsidies from the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund to provide internet to rural America, which the FCC approved in 2020. But today, the FCC rejected their application because Starlink failed to demonstrate its ability to provide the service.
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Changed mind

  • The FCC tentatively approved Starlink's application in 2020 for subsidies to provide internet to rural parts of America at the cost of $885 million over ten years.
  • But, the FCC rejected their application today, saying that the plan was too expensive for consumers and that Starlink had failed to demonstrate that it could follow through on the proposal.
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Try again

  • Under the Starlink proposal, rural customers would need to purchase a $600 dollar satellite dish to get access to broadband satellite internet.
  • Starlink had applied to access subsidies $9.2 billion Rural Digital Opportunity Fund.
  • The head of the FCC said that the cost of the satellite made the plan "risky" and added that there was little proof that the proposal would provide quality internet to users.
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Entertainment
Wednesday, August 10, 2022

You Can Be Groot Too

The context
"I Am Groot" is now available to stream on Disney+. The movie follows the beloved Marvel character through five shorts as the sassy sapling takes on challenges like his first steps or painting a family portrait of the Guardians of the Galaxy.
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You Can Be Groot Too

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
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"I Am Groot" is now available to stream on Disney+. The movie follows the beloved Marvel character through five shorts as the sassy sapling takes on challenges like his first steps or painting a family portrait of the Guardians of the Galaxy.
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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

You Can Be Groot Too

The context
"I Am Groot" is now available to stream on Disney+. The movie follows the beloved Marvel character through five shorts as the sassy sapling takes on challenges like his first steps or painting a family portrait of the Guardians of the Galaxy.
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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Disney's Earnings Beat Expectations

The context
Disney announced their Q3 results today, and they blew past experts' predictions with massive subscriber growth and higher-than-expected top and bottom line earnings. They also announced their intention to launch an ad-supported subscription in December.
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Disney's Earnings Beat Expectations

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
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The context
Disney announced their Q3 results today, and they blew past experts' predictions with massive subscriber growth and higher-than-expected top and bottom line earnings. They also announced their intention to launch an ad-supported subscription in December.
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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Disney's Earnings Beat Expectations

The context
Disney announced their Q3 results today, and they blew past experts' predictions with massive subscriber growth and higher-than-expected top and bottom line earnings. They also announced their intention to launch an ad-supported subscription in December.
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Pack the parks

  • The number of Disney+ subscribers hit 152.1 million during the third quarter. Experts had initially predicted that the number of subscribers would grow to 147 million.
  • Disney also revealed that they beat bottom and top line earning expectations. The boost in revenue was partially due to increased spending at Disney parks and on experiences.
  • Disney's Q3 revenue was $21.5 billion.
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Ad-supported plan

  • Disney announced they will launch an ad-supported plan on Disney+ for $7.99 a month on December 8th.
  • As of December 8th, Disney will raise the price of their original, ad-free plan to $10.99 a month.
  • Netflix is also launching an ad-supported plan, which isn't expected to launch until 2023.
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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Hard Day to be Armie Hammer

The context
The story of Armie Hammer's very public fall from grace after allegations of abusive behavior broke will debut Dicovery+ as a three-part docuseries. In the trailer released today, Hammer's victims detail the disturbing messages they received from the actor. The producers also promise to unveil the twisted history of Hammer's family.
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Hard Day to be Armie Hammer

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
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The context
The story of Armie Hammer's very public fall from grace after allegations of abusive behavior broke will debut Dicovery+ as a three-part docuseries. In the trailer released today, Hammer's victims detail the disturbing messages they received from the actor. The producers also promise to unveil the twisted history of Hammer's family.
Entertainment
Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Hard Day to be Armie Hammer

The context
The story of Armie Hammer's very public fall from grace after allegations of abusive behavior broke will debut Dicovery+ as a three-part docuseries. In the trailer released today, Hammer's victims detail the disturbing messages they received from the actor. The producers also promise to unveil the twisted history of Hammer's family.
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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Trump Pleads the Fifth

The context
Former President Donald Trump invoked the right to remain silent in his deposition with the New York Attorney General, Letitia James, today.
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Trump Pleads the Fifth

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
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The context
Former President Donald Trump invoked the right to remain silent in his deposition with the New York Attorney General, Letitia James, today.
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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Trump Pleads the Fifth

The context
Former President Donald Trump invoked the right to remain silent in his deposition with the New York Attorney General, Letitia James, today.
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Silent interview

  • Former President Donald Trump sat down with New York Attorney General Letitia James today to be deposed in a civil case determining whether the Trump organization falsified documents to avoid taxes and secure loans.
  • Before being deposed, Trump released a statement saying he intended to invoke the fifth amendment, meaning he would remain silent in the face of James's questioning.
  • Trump finally testified after a lengthy legal back and forth between the Trump family and the Attorney General's office. The Trump family tried to avoid the subpoena to testify in the civil case.
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Plead the fifth

  • President Trump said that he decided to remain silent at the advice of his attorneys. He also called the civil case unfounded and politically motivated.
  • Trump's children, Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr. were deposed earlier in the month as part of the investigation.
  • James's office has been investigating Trump's organization for falsifying financial statements tied to his New York business dealings to obtain tax cuts and loans.
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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Judge Denies LIV Golfers

The context
A Judge ruled to block three LIV golfers, Talor Gooch, Hudson Swafford, and Matt Jones, from playing in the upcoming PGA Tour playoffs in Memphis, Tennessee. The three sought a temporary restraining order which would have allowed them to bypass the PGA Tour's ban on any LIV golfers hoping to participate in the playoffs. They are part of a group of 11 LIV golfers involved in an antitrust lawsuit against the PGA.
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Judge Denies LIV Golfers

Tuesday, August 9, 2022
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The context
A Judge ruled to block three LIV golfers, Talor Gooch, Hudson Swafford, and Matt Jones, from playing in the upcoming PGA Tour playoffs in Memphis, Tennessee. The three sought a temporary restraining order which would have allowed them to bypass the PGA Tour's ban on any LIV golfers hoping to participate in the playoffs. They are part of a group of 11 LIV golfers involved in an antitrust lawsuit against the PGA.
Entertainment
Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Judge Denies LIV Golfers

The context
A Judge ruled to block three LIV golfers, Talor Gooch, Hudson Swafford, and Matt Jones, from playing in the upcoming PGA Tour playoffs in Memphis, Tennessee. The three sought a temporary restraining order which would have allowed them to bypass the PGA Tour's ban on any LIV golfers hoping to participate in the playoffs. They are part of a group of 11 LIV golfers involved in an antitrust lawsuit against the PGA.
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Technology
Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Former Twitter Employee Convicted

The context
A former Twitter employee was convicted today for failing to register as an agent of Saudi Arabia while employed by the social media platform. Ahmad Abouammo accessed user data from 6,000 accounts, some of which had been flagged by Saudi Arabian officials for their content criticizing the regime.
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Former Twitter Employee Convicted

Tuesday, August 9, 2022
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A former Twitter employee was convicted today for failing to register as an agent of Saudi Arabia while employed by the social media platform. Ahmad Abouammo accessed user data from 6,000 accounts, some of which had been flagged by Saudi Arabian officials for their content criticizing the regime.
Technology
Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Former Twitter Employee Convicted

The context
A former Twitter employee was convicted today for failing to register as an agent of Saudi Arabia while employed by the social media platform. Ahmad Abouammo accessed user data from 6,000 accounts, some of which had been flagged by Saudi Arabian officials for their content criticizing the regime.
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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Scott Perry's Phone Seized

The context
Representative Scott Perry told Fox News that the FBI seized his phone with a warrant today. The Republican Representative was with his family when the FBI approached him.
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Scott Perry's Phone Seized

Tuesday, August 9, 2022
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The context
Representative Scott Perry told Fox News that the FBI seized his phone with a warrant today. The Republican Representative was with his family when the FBI approached him.
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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Scott Perry's Phone Seized

The context
Representative Scott Perry told Fox News that the FBI seized his phone with a warrant today. The Republican Representative was with his family when the FBI approached him.
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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Coinbase Reports Quarter 2 Earnings

The context
Coinbase fell short of experts' quarter two expectations. The platform reported an almost 64% drop in revenue in Q2 at $808.3 million as the crypto winter continues to rage on. It also noted a declining number of users and assets stored on the platform.
The context
Coinbase fell short of experts' quarter two expectations. The platform reported an almost 64% drop in revenue in Q2 at $808.3 million as the crypto winter continues to rage on. It also noted a declining number of users and assets stored on the platform.
Technology
Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Coinbase Reports Quarter 2 Earnings

The context
Coinbase fell short of experts' quarter two expectations. The platform reported an almost 64% drop in revenue in Q2 at $808.3 million as the crypto winter continues to rage on. It also noted a declining number of users and assets stored on the platform.
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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Cam Smith Will LIV It Up

The context
No. 2 Golfer in the world, Cam Smith, has reportedly left the PGA tour to sign with the Saudi-backed tournament, LIV Golf. He was allegedly lured away with the promise of $100 million.
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Cam Smith Will LIV It Up

Tuesday, August 9, 2022
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The context
No. 2 Golfer in the world, Cam Smith, has reportedly left the PGA tour to sign with the Saudi-backed tournament, LIV Golf. He was allegedly lured away with the promise of $100 million.
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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Cam Smith Will LIV It Up

The context
No. 2 Golfer in the world, Cam Smith, has reportedly left the PGA tour to sign with the Saudi-backed tournament, LIV Golf. He was allegedly lured away with the promise of $100 million.
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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

No Further Indictment in Emmet Till Case

The context
A Mississippi Grand Jury declined to indict Carolyn Bryant Donham on charges of kidnapping and manslaughter. Donham accused the young Emmet Till of inappropriate advances, which resulted in his brutal murder. In June, a team searching Mississippi court archives found the original warrant for Donham's arrest over her false accusations seventy years ago.
The context
A Mississippi Grand Jury declined to indict Carolyn Bryant Donham on charges of kidnapping and manslaughter. Donham accused the young Emmet Till of inappropriate advances, which resulted in his brutal murder. In June, a team searching Mississippi court archives found the original warrant for Donham's arrest over her false accusations seventy years ago.
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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

No Further Indictment in Emmet Till Case

The context
A Mississippi Grand Jury declined to indict Carolyn Bryant Donham on charges of kidnapping and manslaughter. Donham accused the young Emmet Till of inappropriate advances, which resulted in his brutal murder. In June, a team searching Mississippi court archives found the original warrant for Donham's arrest over her false accusations seventy years ago.
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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Lynch Arrested in Vegas

The context
Former NFL player Marshawn Lynch was arrested in Las Vegas this morning on suspicion of driving under the influence. Lynch was arrested for a DUI in 2014 but negotiated the charges down to reckless driving.
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Lynch Arrested in Vegas

Tuesday, August 9, 2022
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The context
Former NFL player Marshawn Lynch was arrested in Las Vegas this morning on suspicion of driving under the influence. Lynch was arrested for a DUI in 2014 but negotiated the charges down to reckless driving.
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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Lynch Arrested in Vegas

The context
Former NFL player Marshawn Lynch was arrested in Las Vegas this morning on suspicion of driving under the influence. Lynch was arrested for a DUI in 2014 but negotiated the charges down to reckless driving.
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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Another Step Towards NATO

The context
President Biden signed off on Sweden and Finland's applications to join NATO today after the Senate approved the nordic nations' application. The 30 other member nations of NATO must also ratify Finland and Sweden's applications.
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Another Step Towards NATO

Tuesday, August 9, 2022
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The context
President Biden signed off on Sweden and Finland's applications to join NATO today after the Senate approved the nordic nations' application. The 30 other member nations of NATO must also ratify Finland and Sweden's applications.
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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Another Step Towards NATO

The context
President Biden signed off on Sweden and Finland's applications to join NATO today after the Senate approved the nordic nations' application. The 30 other member nations of NATO must also ratify Finland and Sweden's applications.
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Technology
Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Ford's Newest Truck, at a Cost

The context
Ford is finally taking new orders for its electric F-150 Lightning truck, but with the caveat of a $7,000 price hike.
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Ford's Newest Truck, at a Cost

Tuesday, August 9, 2022
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The context
Ford is finally taking new orders for its electric F-150 Lightning truck, but with the caveat of a $7,000 price hike.
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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Ford's Newest Truck, at a Cost

The context
Ford is finally taking new orders for its electric F-150 Lightning truck, but with the caveat of a $7,000 price hike.
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Rising prices

  • Ford paused reservations for the F-150 Lightning for nine months, but they reopened reservations today. But, they raised the price of the truck by $7,000.
  • Ford said the reason for the price hike is the rising cost of materials and technological components.
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Long list

  • The cheapest model of the F-150 Lightning will be listed at $46,974 instead of the original price, which was less than $40,000.
  • Ford is betting that demand for electric vehicles will stay high enough to sustain the price hike.
  • The price hike reflects a global shortage of components that go into electric vehicle batteries.
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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

RIP Lamont Dozier

The context
Lamont Dozier passed away today at the age of 81. Dozier was one-third of Motown's most powerful hit machine and wrote the hit "You Can't Hurry Love" by the Supremes.
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RIP Lamont Dozier

Tuesday, August 9, 2022
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Lamont Dozier passed away today at the age of 81. Dozier was one-third of Motown's most powerful hit machine and wrote the hit "You Can't Hurry Love" by the Supremes.
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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

RIP Lamont Dozier

The context
Lamont Dozier passed away today at the age of 81. Dozier was one-third of Motown's most powerful hit machine and wrote the hit "You Can't Hurry Love" by the Supremes.
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Technology
Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Google Goes After Apple

The context
Google launched a new campaign in an attempt to publicly shame Apple into improving texting between Android and iOS users, and it is pretty petty.
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Google Goes After Apple

Tuesday, August 9, 2022
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The context
Google launched a new campaign in an attempt to publicly shame Apple into improving texting between Android and iOS users, and it is pretty petty.
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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Google Goes After Apple

The context
Google launched a new campaign in an attempt to publicly shame Apple into improving texting between Android and iOS users, and it is pretty petty.
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Over here!

  • RCS is a cross-platform messaging protocol designed to streamline and improve the messaging experience between iOS and Android users.
  • To pressure Apple publicly into adopting RCS, Google released a new "Get the Message" website that aggregates why the tech giant should hop aboard.
  • They also started a hashtag with the same name as the site.
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Going public

  • In Google's campaign, they claim to be pushing Apple to get with the times and adopt the messaging protocol.
  • Apple uses SMS and MMS for messages outside of iMessage, which Google slammed, calling them outdated. Google wants Apple to adopt RCS instead.
  • Google's push for RCS is unlikely to make Apple change its mind about adopting RCS for non-iMessage texts.
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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

CHIPS Bill Signed into Law

The context
President Biden signed the CHIPS and Science Bill into law today to boost domestic production of semiconductor chips through a series of subsidies available to companies like Intel to build out their chip-manufacturing capabilities.
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CHIPS Bill Signed into Law

Tuesday, August 9, 2022
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The context
President Biden signed the CHIPS and Science Bill into law today to boost domestic production of semiconductor chips through a series of subsidies available to companies like Intel to build out their chip-manufacturing capabilities.
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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

CHIPS Bill Signed into Law

The context
President Biden signed the CHIPS and Science Bill into law today to boost domestic production of semiconductor chips through a series of subsidies available to companies like Intel to build out their chip-manufacturing capabilities.
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Signed in

  • The Senate passed the CHIPS bill off to Biden, and he signed the ambitious bill into law today.
  • Biden was joined by a crowd of tech executives, members of Congress, and observers as he signed the bill.
  • The bipartisan bill invests billions into semiconductor manufacturing and scientific research on American soil. It also includes tax credits for companies that invest in semiconductor chip manufacturers.
  • The bill joins a list of recent accomplishments for the Biden administration, including the passage of the Democratic spending agenda in the Senate and a successful drone strike that killed al-Qaeda's leader in Afghanistan ahead of the midterms.
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Competitive edge

  • The bill aims to help the US compete with countries like China, which is investing billions into its chip-manufacturing capabilities, and protect the country from supply chain disruptions that may be caused by tensions with China or the ongoing war in Ukraine.
  • The bill will provide $52.7 billion in subsidies for chip manufacturers to build domestic production plants and pull their manufacturing stateside.
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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Taiwan Begins Drills

The context
Taiwan has begun two days of military drills which simulate defending the island against an attack from China. Taiwan says the exercises were already scheduled and are not in response to Chinese drills that have been hammering Taiwan's airspace and surrounding waters with missiles.
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Taiwan Begins Drills

Tuesday, August 9, 2022
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The context
Taiwan has begun two days of military drills which simulate defending the island against an attack from China. Taiwan says the exercises were already scheduled and are not in response to Chinese drills that have been hammering Taiwan's airspace and surrounding waters with missiles.
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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Taiwan Begins Drills

The context
Taiwan has begun two days of military drills which simulate defending the island against an attack from China. Taiwan says the exercises were already scheduled and are not in response to Chinese drills that have been hammering Taiwan's airspace and surrounding waters with missiles.
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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Williams Announces Retirement

The context
Serena Williams took to Vogue Magazine to announce her upcoming retirement from tennis. Williams was unclear exactly when she would retire, but she called it one of the hardest decisions she's ever had to make. She will presumably begin to phase out after the upcoming US Open.
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Williams Announces Retirement

Tuesday, August 9, 2022
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The context
Serena Williams took to Vogue Magazine to announce her upcoming retirement from tennis. Williams was unclear exactly when she would retire, but she called it one of the hardest decisions she's ever had to make. She will presumably begin to phase out after the upcoming US Open.
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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Williams Announces Retirement

The context
Serena Williams took to Vogue Magazine to announce her upcoming retirement from tennis. Williams was unclear exactly when she would retire, but she called it one of the hardest decisions she's ever had to make. She will presumably begin to phase out after the upcoming US Open.
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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

RIP Issey Miyake

The context
The Japanese fashion designer renowned for his bold style, Issey Miyake, passed away at age 84 on Friday. His family released the news of his death to local media, and fans of the designer were quick to respond, remembering him for his mix of traditional and modern approaches to design.
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RIP Issey Miyake

Tuesday, August 9, 2022
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The context
The Japanese fashion designer renowned for his bold style, Issey Miyake, passed away at age 84 on Friday. His family released the news of his death to local media, and fans of the designer were quick to respond, remembering him for his mix of traditional and modern approaches to design.
Entertainment
Tuesday, August 9, 2022

RIP Issey Miyake

The context
The Japanese fashion designer renowned for his bold style, Issey Miyake, passed away at age 84 on Friday. His family released the news of his death to local media, and fans of the designer were quick to respond, remembering him for his mix of traditional and modern approaches to design.
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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

FBI Raids Mar-a-Lago

The context
The FBI raided former President Donald Trump's home at Mar-a-Lago yesterday. President Trump was in New York City at the time of the raid, which seemed to be focused on seizing documents from his home.
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FBI Raids Mar-a-Lago

Tuesday, August 9, 2022
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The context
The FBI raided former President Donald Trump's home at Mar-a-Lago yesterday. President Trump was in New York City at the time of the raid, which seemed to be focused on seizing documents from his home.
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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

FBI Raids Mar-a-Lago

The context
The FBI raided former President Donald Trump's home at Mar-a-Lago yesterday. President Trump was in New York City at the time of the raid, which seemed to be focused on seizing documents from his home.
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Executing the raid

  • The FBI executed a search warrant to look for documents that are part of an ongoing investigation from Trump's time in office which may have been transported or stored at his resort in Palm Beach.
  • While Trump announced the search last night, the FBI began searching his residence yesterday morning.
  • The National Archives requested the search as part of an ongoing investigation into the handling of classified documents during Trump's presidency.
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Republican Backlash

  • House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a Republican Representative from California, expressed outrage at the raid. He said that if Republicans win the House in the upcoming primaries, they will investigate the DOJ for raiding Trump.
  • Republican allies of Trump decried the raid, calling it an overstep of the DOJ's powers.
  • Democrats defended the raid, calling it an appropriate measure as part of the ongoing investigation into Trump.
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Monday, August 8, 2022

RIP Roger E. Mosely

The context
Actor Roger E. Mosely who played Theodore "T.C." Calvin in Magnum P.I., passed away today at 89. Mosely also starred in films like The Midnight Special and Leadbelly.
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RIP Roger E. Mosely

Monday, August 8, 2022
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The context
Actor Roger E. Mosely who played Theodore "T.C." Calvin in Magnum P.I., passed away today at 89. Mosely also starred in films like The Midnight Special and Leadbelly.
Entertainment
Monday, August 8, 2022

RIP Roger E. Mosely

The context
Actor Roger E. Mosely who played Theodore "T.C." Calvin in Magnum P.I., passed away today at 89. Mosely also starred in films like The Midnight Special and Leadbelly.
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Entertainment
Monday, August 8, 2022

Ezra Miller Charged for Burglary

The context
The increasing erratic actor Ezra Miller has been charged with Felony Burglary after entering an unoccupied residence in Vermont and stealing several bottles of alcohol. The Flash star has been on a very public downward spiral after allegations broke of abusing his star status to influence and intimidate minors and assaulting patrons at a bar in Iceland.
Entertainment

Ezra Miller Charged for Burglary

Monday, August 8, 2022
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The context
The increasing erratic actor Ezra Miller has been charged with Felony Burglary after entering an unoccupied residence in Vermont and stealing several bottles of alcohol. The Flash star has been on a very public downward spiral after allegations broke of abusing his star status to influence and intimidate minors and assaulting patrons at a bar in Iceland.
Entertainment
Monday, August 8, 2022

Ezra Miller Charged for Burglary

The context
The increasing erratic actor Ezra Miller has been charged with Felony Burglary after entering an unoccupied residence in Vermont and stealing several bottles of alcohol. The Flash star has been on a very public downward spiral after allegations broke of abusing his star status to influence and intimidate minors and assaulting patrons at a bar in Iceland.
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Entertainment
Monday, August 8, 2022

Kosovo's Newest Ambassador

The context
The singer Dua Lipa has been named the honorary ambassador of her home country, Kosovo. She was presented the title by the President of Kosovo, Vjosa Osmani Sadriu.
Entertainment

Kosovo's Newest Ambassador

Monday, August 8, 2022
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The singer Dua Lipa has been named the honorary ambassador of her home country, Kosovo. She was presented the title by the President of Kosovo, Vjosa Osmani Sadriu.
Entertainment
Monday, August 8, 2022

Kosovo's Newest Ambassador

The context
The singer Dua Lipa has been named the honorary ambassador of her home country, Kosovo. She was presented the title by the President of Kosovo, Vjosa Osmani Sadriu.
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Technology
Monday, August 8, 2022

Out of Bed with Binance

The context
Binance is telling users to transfer their assets from the WazirX platform and that they will no longer provide easy off-chain transactions between the two platforms. Binance acquired WazirX in 2019, but the deal never officially went through, and now that India has frozen WazirX's assets, Binance is severing ties with the Indian cryptocurrency start-up.
Technology

Out of Bed with Binance

Monday, August 8, 2022
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The context
Binance is telling users to transfer their assets from the WazirX platform and that they will no longer provide easy off-chain transactions between the two platforms. Binance acquired WazirX in 2019, but the deal never officially went through, and now that India has frozen WazirX's assets, Binance is severing ties with the Indian cryptocurrency start-up.
Technology
Monday, August 8, 2022

Out of Bed with Binance

The context
Binance is telling users to transfer their assets from the WazirX platform and that they will no longer provide easy off-chain transactions between the two platforms. Binance acquired WazirX in 2019, but the deal never officially went through, and now that India has frozen WazirX's assets, Binance is severing ties with the Indian cryptocurrency start-up.
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Technology
Monday, August 8, 2022

Lyft Gets Serious About Media

The context
The ride-sharing app Lyft is creating a media division devoted to increasing its presence in the advertising world, focusing on pushing its digital advertising business to cars, ads, tablets, mobile apps, rooftops, and bicycles. Users of Lyft's many services will start seeing more ads, and theoretically, the company will see more revenue.
Technology

Lyft Gets Serious About Media

Monday, August 8, 2022
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The ride-sharing app Lyft is creating a media division devoted to increasing its presence in the advertising world, focusing on pushing its digital advertising business to cars, ads, tablets, mobile apps, rooftops, and bicycles. Users of Lyft's many services will start seeing more ads, and theoretically, the company will see more revenue.
Technology
Monday, August 8, 2022

Lyft Gets Serious About Media

The context
The ride-sharing app Lyft is creating a media division devoted to increasing its presence in the advertising world, focusing on pushing its digital advertising business to cars, ads, tablets, mobile apps, rooftops, and bicycles. Users of Lyft's many services will start seeing more ads, and theoretically, the company will see more revenue.
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Technology
Monday, August 8, 2022

Groupon or Group-off

The context
Groupon laid off 500 staffers today in their merchant development, sales, recruiting, engineering, product, and marketing teams. Groupon says it is just one of the many measures they are taking to cut costs and reconfigure the business to increase revenue. Groupon also announced their quarter two earnings today, which were $1 billion.
Technology

Groupon or Group-off

Monday, August 8, 2022
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The context
Groupon laid off 500 staffers today in their merchant development, sales, recruiting, engineering, product, and marketing teams. Groupon says it is just one of the many measures they are taking to cut costs and reconfigure the business to increase revenue. Groupon also announced their quarter two earnings today, which were $1 billion.
Technology
Monday, August 8, 2022

Groupon or Group-off

The context
Groupon laid off 500 staffers today in their merchant development, sales, recruiting, engineering, product, and marketing teams. Groupon says it is just one of the many measures they are taking to cut costs and reconfigure the business to increase revenue. Groupon also announced their quarter two earnings today, which were $1 billion.
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Politics
Monday, August 8, 2022

DeSantis is on the Move

The context
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis will head to key battleground states this month to campaign for Trump-backed candidates ahead of the midterm elections.