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Politics
Thursday, January 26, 2023

Memphis Police Officers Deemed Responsible For Death of Tyre Nichols

The context
The Memphis police chief announced today that officers Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills Jr., and Justin Smith were “directly responsible” for the physical abuse and death of Tyre Nichols. Nichols was beaten after fleeing a traffic stop in Detroit in early January. He died three days later after being transferred to a hospital.
The context
The Memphis police chief announced today that officers Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills Jr., and Justin Smith were “directly responsible” for the physical abuse and death of Tyre Nichols. Nichols was beaten after fleeing a traffic stop in Detroit in early January. He died three days later after being transferred to a hospital.
The context
The Memphis police chief announced today that officers Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills Jr., and Justin Smith were “directly responsible” for the physical abuse and death of Tyre Nichols. Nichols was beaten after fleeing a traffic stop in Detroit in early January. He died three days later after being transferred to a hospital.
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Investigation update

  • Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn Davis said that the five officers, Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills Jr., and Justin Smith, were “directly responsible” for the horrific abuse suffered by 29-year-old Trye Nichols.
  • Nichols was beaten for three minutes at a traffic stop by the officers and later died at a hospital from his injuries.
  • The officers were released from duty, and there is an ongoing investigation into the abuse.
  • Davis made the announcement today, saying that the department wants to be honest and transparent about the ongoing investigation.
  • The DOJ and the FBI opened a civil rights investigation into Nichol’s death.
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Entertainment
Thursday, January 26, 2023

2022's Most Streamed Show Was Stranger Things

The context
"Stranger Things" is officially 2022's most streamed show, according to Nielsen’s year-end streaming rankings.
The context
"Stranger Things" is officially 2022's most streamed show, according to Nielsen’s year-end streaming rankings.
Entertainment
Thursday, January 26, 2023

2022's Most Streamed Show Was Stranger Things

The context
"Stranger Things" is officially 2022's most streamed show, according to Nielsen’s year-end streaming rankings.
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Massive ratings for Stranger Things

  • According to Nielsen's year-end streaming data, the consumption of streaming content rose by about 27 percent compared to 2021.
  • Viewers in the US spent the equivalent of 19.4 million years on streaming platforms.
  • The most streamed show by miles was Stranger Things from Netflix.
  • Stranger Things was viewed for more than 52 billion minutes in 2022.
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Entertainment
Thursday, January 26, 2023

Peacock Reaches 20 Million Subscribers

The context
NBC's streaming service Peacock topped 20 million subscribers, but they saw quarterly losses widen to $978 million and management expects a $3 billion peak loss in 2023.
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Peacock Reaches 20 Million Subscribers

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The context
NBC's streaming service Peacock topped 20 million subscribers, but they saw quarterly losses widen to $978 million and management expects a $3 billion peak loss in 2023.
Entertainment
Thursday, January 26, 2023

Peacock Reaches 20 Million Subscribers

The context
NBC's streaming service Peacock topped 20 million subscribers, but they saw quarterly losses widen to $978 million and management expects a $3 billion peak loss in 2023.
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Peacock's shaky lift off

  • NBCUniversal's streaming service Peacock grew revenue and subscribers to 20 million subscribers in the fourth quarter, but its loss widened further compared with the year-ago period.
  • Management predicted that the service would lose $3 billion in the coming year.
  • The ad market bottomed out in late November and early December, which cut into the service's revenue.
  • The total media unit revenue for the last quarter of 2022 increased by 2.6 percent, while its adjusted EBITDA fell to $132 million.
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Politics
Thursday, January 26, 2023

Memphis Police Officers Deemed Wholly Responsible for Death of Tyre Nichols

The context
The Memphis police chief announced today that officers Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills Jr., and Justin Smith were "directly responsible" for the physical abuse and death of Tyre Nichols. Nichols was beaten after fleeing a traffic stop in Detroit in early January. He died three days later after being transferred to a hospital.
The context
The Memphis police chief announced today that officers Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills Jr., and Justin Smith were "directly responsible" for the physical abuse and death of Tyre Nichols. Nichols was beaten after fleeing a traffic stop in Detroit in early January. He died three days later after being transferred to a hospital.
The context
The Memphis police chief announced today that officers Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills Jr., and Justin Smith were "directly responsible" for the physical abuse and death of Tyre Nichols. Nichols was beaten after fleeing a traffic stop in Detroit in early January. He died three days later after being transferred to a hospital.
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Officers responsible

  • Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn Davis said that the five officers, Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills Jr., and Justin Smith, were "directly responsible" for the horrific abuse suffered by 29-year-old Trye Nichols.
  • Nichols was beaten for three minutes at a traffic stop by the officers and later died at a Detroit hospital from his injuries.
  • The officers were released from duty, and there is an ongoing investigation into the abuse.
  • Davis made the announcement today, saying that the department wants to be honest and transparent about the ongoing investigation.
  • The DOJ and the FBI opened a civil rights investigation into Nichol's death.
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Technology
Thursday, January 26, 2023

Trump Allowed Back on Meta

The context
Former President Trump was allowed back onto Facebook and Instagram by Meta. The former president was banned when his supporters stormed the Capitol building on January 6th, 2021.
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Trump Allowed Back on Meta

Thursday, January 26, 2023
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Former President Trump was allowed back onto Facebook and Instagram by Meta. The former president was banned when his supporters stormed the Capitol building on January 6th, 2021.
Technology
Thursday, January 26, 2023

Trump Allowed Back on Meta

The context
Former President Trump was allowed back onto Facebook and Instagram by Meta. The former president was banned when his supporters stormed the Capitol building on January 6th, 2021.
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Meta allows Donald Trump back on Facebook and Instagram

  • Former President Trump has been allowed back on Facebook and Instagram by Meta, two years after he was banned for inciting violence after his supporters stormed the US Capitol on January 6th, 2021.
  • Facebook is a powerful fundraising tool that is likely to be heavily utilized by Trump's campaign for the 2024 presidential election. In the 2020 election, Trump generated millions of dollars in campaign contributions on the platform.
  • Democrats argued that Trump still poses a threat to public safety and, as such, should not be reinstated on Meta's platforms.
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Technology
Thursday, January 26, 2023

GitHub Hits 100 Million Users

The context
The code-hosting platform GitHub says it now has 100 million active users.
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GitHub Hits 100 Million Users

Thursday, January 26, 2023
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The context
The code-hosting platform GitHub says it now has 100 million active users.
Technology
Thursday, January 26, 2023

GitHub Hits 100 Million Users

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The code-hosting platform GitHub says it now has 100 million active users.
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100 million users

  • GitHub reached 100 million active users.
  • Github had 90 million plus users three months ago, and 28 million five years ago when Microsoft acquired the company.
  • The platform now serves as the default hosting service for millions of proprietary and open source software projects.
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Politics
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

ChatGPT Earns an MBA

The context
The viral chatbot created by OpenAI, ChatGPT, passed an MBA exam given by a Wharton professor. The bot got a B on the final exam for the school's Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.
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ChatGPT Earns an MBA

Wednesday, January 25, 2023
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The viral chatbot created by OpenAI, ChatGPT, passed an MBA exam given by a Wharton professor. The bot got a B on the final exam for the school's Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.
Politics
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

ChatGPT Earns an MBA

The context
The viral chatbot created by OpenAI, ChatGPT, passed an MBA exam given by a Wharton professor. The bot got a B on the final exam for the school's Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.
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ChatGPT passes MBA exam given by a Wharton professor

  • ChatGPT-3 passed the final exam for the school's Master of Business Administration.
  • The test was administered and graded by Professor Christian Terwiesch, who authored a paper about the test called "Would Chat GPT3 Get a Wharton MBA? A Prediction Based on Its Performance in the Operations Management Course."
  • The bot scored between a B- and B on the exam and did an "amazing" job at basic operations management and process analysis questions.
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Technology
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Justice Department Versus Google

The context
Eight states and the Justice Department filed an antitrust suit against Google for monopolizing the online advertising industry. The suit alleges that Google purposefully locked out competitors to claim profits that belonged to advertisers and publishers.
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Justice Department Versus Google

Wednesday, January 25, 2023
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The context
Eight states and the Justice Department filed an antitrust suit against Google for monopolizing the online advertising industry. The suit alleges that Google purposefully locked out competitors to claim profits that belonged to advertisers and publishers.
Technology
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Justice Department Versus Google

The context
Eight states and the Justice Department filed an antitrust suit against Google for monopolizing the online advertising industry. The suit alleges that Google purposefully locked out competitors to claim profits that belonged to advertisers and publishers.
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What's in the suit?

  • The Justice Department and eight states filed a suit against Google for abusing its position at the center of the online advertising industry to create a monopoly and claim profits that should have gone to advertisers and publishers.
  • The allegations in the suit also include charges that Google bought up competition and strong-armed advertisers into using Google over other competitors.
  • Google runs an automated auction when you load a site to find advertisers who are willing to pay to show their ads.
  • The suit won't have any immediate impact on users.
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Technology
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Shutterstock Rolls Out Generative AI Toolkit

The context
Shutterstock has added a generative AI toolkit to its Creative Flow online design platform after inking a deal with OpenAI. Users can generate images with OpenAI's DALL-E 2 based on text prompts.
The context
Shutterstock has added a generative AI toolkit to its Creative Flow online design platform after inking a deal with OpenAI. Users can generate images with OpenAI's DALL-E 2 based on text prompts.
Technology
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Shutterstock Rolls Out Generative AI Toolkit

The context
Shutterstock has added a generative AI toolkit to its Creative Flow online design platform after inking a deal with OpenAI. Users can generate images with OpenAI's DALL-E 2 based on text prompts.
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AI toolkit

  • Shutterstock and OpenAI partnered to offer users of its online design platform Creative Flow to generate images based on text prompt with DALL-E 2.
  • The images are ready for licensing right after they are generated on the platform.
  • Shutterstock's partnership with OpenAI is exciting for both as image generators become more and more mainstream.
  • The partnership could set Shutterstock apart by integrating it into the Creative Flow platform.
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Politics
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

FDA Issues New Guidelines for Baby Food

The context
The FDA issued new guidelines today that lowered the acceptable amount of lead present in baby food.
The context
The FDA issued new guidelines today that lowered the acceptable amount of lead present in baby food.
Politics
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

FDA Issues New Guidelines for Baby Food

The context
The FDA issued new guidelines today that lowered the acceptable amount of lead present in baby food.
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New guidelines

  • The FDA issued new guidelines to reduce young children's exposure to lead in baby food.
  • Lead concentrations in packaged baby food are now limited to 10 parts per billion and 20 parts per billion in dry cereals.
  • While the amount of lead exposure from foods has dramatically declined since the mid-1980s, lead is still present in small amounts in food and in water from old water pipes.
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Politics
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

McCarthy Blocks Schiff and Swalwell From House Intel Committee

The context
Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy rejected California representatives Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell from the House Intel Committee. Schiff was a part of the committee investigating the Capitol riots that issued criminal referrals for President Trump, who McCarthy is closely affiliated with.
The context
Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy rejected California representatives Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell from the House Intel Committee. Schiff was a part of the committee investigating the Capitol riots that issued criminal referrals for President Trump, who McCarthy is closely affiliated with.
The context
Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy rejected California representatives Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell from the House Intel Committee. Schiff was a part of the committee investigating the Capitol riots that issued criminal referrals for President Trump, who McCarthy is closely affiliated with.
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Blocked from committee

  • House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries wrote to McCarthy, asking that Schiff and Swalwell be placed on the House Intel Committee.
  • McCarthy refused to place them on the committee, saying that the representatives' past actions made them ineligible. Schiff served on the committee investigating Republican leaders and Trump's administration for its role in organizing the Capitol riot on January 6th.
  • Schiff also served as the lead impeachment manager of Trump's first impeachment trial.
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Politics
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Classified Documents Found at Mike Pence's Home

The context
Classified documents were found at former Vice President Mike Pence's home in Indiana. Classified documents belonging to President Trump were found at Mar-a-Lago, and then documents from President Biden's time in the Senate and the White House were found at his home in Delaware, and now documents were found at Pence's residence. The news prompted senators to express alarm.
The context
Classified documents were found at former Vice President Mike Pence's home in Indiana. Classified documents belonging to President Trump were found at Mar-a-Lago, and then documents from President Biden's time in the Senate and the White House were found at his home in Delaware, and now documents were found at Pence's residence. The news prompted senators to express alarm.
Politics
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Classified Documents Found at Mike Pence's Home

The context
Classified documents were found at former Vice President Mike Pence's home in Indiana. Classified documents belonging to President Trump were found at Mar-a-Lago, and then documents from President Biden's time in the Senate and the White House were found at his home in Delaware, and now documents were found at Pence's residence. The news prompted senators to express alarm.
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What is going on?

  • Senators were caught off guard when it was announced that classified documents were found at the Indiana home of former Vice President Mike Pence.
  • Senators and representatives are only allowed to view classified documents in a secure information facility and must stay in that facility, but the White House rules are apparently different.
  • Pence told reporters he did not have any classified documents in his possession when he left the White House.
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Politics
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Taylor Swift Inspired Ticketmaster Hearing

The context
Executives from Ticketmaster faced members of the Senate's Judiciary Committee yesterday. The senators questioned executives about the site's mishandling of the ticket release for Taylor Swift's upcoming "Eras" tour, where ticket prices skyrocketed into the thousands even for the most basic tickets, and the company was forced to shut down the sale. Some senators even quoted lyrics from Swift's popular songs in their questioning.
The context
Executives from Ticketmaster faced members of the Senate's Judiciary Committee yesterday. The senators questioned executives about the site's mishandling of the ticket release for Taylor Swift's upcoming "Eras" tour, where ticket prices skyrocketed into the thousands even for the most basic tickets, and the company was forced to shut down the sale. Some senators even quoted lyrics from Swift's popular songs in their questioning.
Politics
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Taylor Swift Inspired Ticketmaster Hearing

The context
Executives from Ticketmaster faced members of the Senate's Judiciary Committee yesterday. The senators questioned executives about the site's mishandling of the ticket release for Taylor Swift's upcoming "Eras" tour, where ticket prices skyrocketed into the thousands even for the most basic tickets, and the company was forced to shut down the sale. Some senators even quoted lyrics from Swift's popular songs in their questioning.
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Ticketmaster fiasco

  • When the ticket sales went live for Taylor Swift's upcoming tour, Ticketmaster was forced to shut down the sale when prices surged, and extraordinarily high demands crashed the site.
  • Ticketmaster faced lawmakers on Capitol hill in an antitrust hearing, where senators questioned whether Ticketmaster, which is owned by the company producing Swift's tour, had created a monopoly in the live music industry.
  • Executives apologized to Swift and her fans as lawmakers criticized Ticketmaster for driving the prices of tickets so high that the live music experience has become inaccessible for so many.
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Entertainment
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Adult Swim Parts With Rick And Morty Co-Creator

The context
Adult Swim announced it is cutting ties with the co-creator and producer of the popular show Justin Roiland following his arrest for domestic abuse charges. The show will still air on the network, but Roiland will no longer voice the characters "Rick and Morty."
The context
Adult Swim announced it is cutting ties with the co-creator and producer of the popular show Justin Roiland following his arrest for domestic abuse charges. The show will still air on the network, but Roiland will no longer voice the characters "Rick and Morty."
Entertainment
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Adult Swim Parts With Rick And Morty Co-Creator

The context
Adult Swim announced it is cutting ties with the co-creator and producer of the popular show Justin Roiland following his arrest for domestic abuse charges. The show will still air on the network, but Roiland will no longer voice the characters "Rick and Morty."
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Cutting ties with Roiland

  • Adult Swim cut ties with Justin Roiland after he was arrested on domestic abuse charges.
  • Roiland is the co-creator and producer of the popular show Rick and Morty.
  • The show will continue with Roiland, and Dan Harmon will take over as showrunner.
  • Roiland was charged with domestic battery with corporal injury and false imprisonment by menace, violence, or deceit.
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Politics
Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Biden Pushes For Assault Weapons Ban

The context
President Biden called on Congress to pass a ban on the sale of assault weapons, introduced by Senators from the state of California in the wake of the deadly shootings in the Los Angeles Area and Half Moon Bay.
The context
President Biden called on Congress to pass a ban on the sale of assault weapons, introduced by Senators from the state of California in the wake of the deadly shootings in the Los Angeles Area and Half Moon Bay.
Politics
Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Biden Pushes For Assault Weapons Ban

The context
President Biden called on Congress to pass a ban on the sale of assault weapons, introduced by Senators from the state of California in the wake of the deadly shootings in the Los Angeles Area and Half Moon Bay.
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Biden calls for ban

  • President Biden called on Congress to pass an assault weapons ban in the wake of shootings in Half Moon Bay and the Los Angeles Area.
  • The shooting in Half Moon Bay killed seven people, and a shooting in the Los Angeles area killed ten.
  • The ban was introduced by the Senators from California and asked Congress to ban the sale of assault weapons like the ones used in the shootings.
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Technology
Tuesday, January 24, 2023

FBI Accuses North Korea of Stealing Millions in Harmony Bridge Hack

The context
The FBI accused a coalition of North Korean government hackers of stealing $100 million in the Harmony Horizon Bridge theft.
The context
The FBI accused a coalition of North Korean government hackers of stealing $100 million in the Harmony Horizon Bridge theft.
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The FBI accused a coalition of North Korean government hackers of stealing $100 million in the Harmony Horizon Bridge theft.
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Trader traitors

  • US authorities have accused a pair of North Korean hacker groups of stealing more than $100 million in crypto from Harmony's Horizon Bridge.
  • The hackers used a malware campaign called "TraderTraitor" to gain access to the assets.
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$100 million

  • North Korean hackers exploited a vulnerability in Harmony's Horizon Bridge to steal $100 million in crypto assets.
  • The state-sponsored hackers hacked into the company's cross-chain bridge, which users use to transfer digital assets from one blockchain to another.
  • The FBI said that stolen crypto assets are used to fund North Korea's nuclear weapons program and evade international sanctions.
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Technology
Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Amazon Launches RxPass

The context
Amazon launched RxPass today. RxPass is a $5 per month pass for US users to buy all the generic medications they need on Prime.
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Amazon Launches RxPass

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
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The context
Amazon launched RxPass today. RxPass is a $5 per month pass for US users to buy all the generic medications they need on Prime.
Technology
Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Amazon Launches RxPass

The context
Amazon launched RxPass today. RxPass is a $5 per month pass for US users to buy all the generic medications they need on Prime.
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New pass

  • Amazon launched RxPass, a service where Prime users can pay a fee of $5 out of pocket to get as many generic medications as they need.
  • The pass covers 80 common ailments, and the conditions were specially selected to reach the largest number of customers.
  • The pass is not open to people on Medicare or Medicaid.
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Entertainment
Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Mikaela Shiffrin Breaks Lindsay Vonn's Winning Record

The context
Mikaela Shiffrin broke Lindsay Vonn's record for the most wins for a female skier in World Cup history. Shiffrin won her 83rd World Cup race today.
The context
Mikaela Shiffrin broke Lindsay Vonn's record for the most wins for a female skier in World Cup history. Shiffrin won her 83rd World Cup race today.
Entertainment
Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Mikaela Shiffrin Breaks Lindsay Vonn's Winning Record

The context
Mikaela Shiffrin broke Lindsay Vonn's record for the most wins for a female skier in World Cup history. Shiffrin won her 83rd World Cup race today.
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World Cup winner

  • Mikaela Shiffrin claimed her 83rd World Cup race victory on the Kronplatz Mountain in Italy today.
  • Shiffrin now holds the record for the most World Cup race wins for women in history, breaking the record previously held by skier Lindsay Vonn.
  • Ingemar Stenmark holds the record for the most overall World Cup races won by a man or woman with 86 wins.
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Entertainment
Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Oscar Nominations Announced

The context
The Oscar nominations were announced this morning. The film "Everything Everywhere All at Once," led the pack with 11 nominations. Angela Basset was nominated for her supporting role in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” becoming the first actor from a marvel movie to earn an Oscar nod for her work.
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Oscar Nominations Announced

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
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The Oscar nominations were announced this morning. The film "Everything Everywhere All at Once," led the pack with 11 nominations. Angela Basset was nominated for her supporting role in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” becoming the first actor from a marvel movie to earn an Oscar nod for her work.
Entertainment
Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Oscar Nominations Announced

The context
The Oscar nominations were announced this morning. The film "Everything Everywhere All at Once," led the pack with 11 nominations. Angela Basset was nominated for her supporting role in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” becoming the first actor from a marvel movie to earn an Oscar nod for her work.
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Michelle Yeoh makes history

  • 60-year-old actress Michelle Yeoh received her first Academy Award nomination for her role in "Everything Everywhere All at Once."
  • The nomination is the first time an Asian woman has been nominated for Best Actress.
  • Yeoh has had a long career as a supporting actress in films like "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" and "Crazy Rich Asians."
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2023 nominations

  • Blockbuster films like "Top Gun: Maverick" and "Avatar: The Way of Water" were nominated in the Best Picture category, as well as films that made very little in theaters like "Tár."
  • "Everything Everywhere All at Once" received the most nominations with 11 nods, including Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, and nominations for score and the costume department.
  • Disney led the field with 22 nominations, and Netflix surprisingly trailed behind despite success in past years.
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Politics
Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Shooting in Half Moon Bay

The context
A shooting last night in Half Moon Bay, California, killed seven people. The 67-year-old suspect was arrested this morning after turning himself over to local police. The shooting is the second deadly shooting in the state in three days.
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Shooting in Half Moon Bay

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
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A shooting last night in Half Moon Bay, California, killed seven people. The 67-year-old suspect was arrested this morning after turning himself over to local police. The shooting is the second deadly shooting in the state in three days.
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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Shooting in Half Moon Bay

The context
A shooting last night in Half Moon Bay, California, killed seven people. The 67-year-old suspect was arrested this morning after turning himself over to local police. The shooting is the second deadly shooting in the state in three days.
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Police responded

  • Police responded to a shooting in Half Moon Bay, California, last night.
  • Seven people were killed, and others were transported to nearby hospitals with life-threatening injuries.
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Suspect arrested

  • At least seven people and one person were seriously injured after a gunman opened fire at two businesses in Half Moon Bay, California, last night.
  • The 67-year-old suspect, Chunli Zhao, turned himself over to the police this morning.
  • The shooter's motive remains unclear.
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Monday, January 23, 2023

Oath Keeper Convicted of Seditious Conspiracy

The context
A jury convicted four Oath Keepers of seditious conspiracy for their roles in the January 6th attack on the Capitol building.
The context
A jury convicted four Oath Keepers of seditious conspiracy for their roles in the January 6th attack on the Capitol building.
Politics
Monday, January 23, 2023

Oath Keeper Convicted of Seditious Conspiracy

The context
A jury convicted four Oath Keepers of seditious conspiracy for their roles in the January 6th attack on the Capitol building.
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Four members

  • Four members of the far-right extremist group, the Oath Keepers, were convicted of seditious conspiracy on Monday.
  • The four were convicted for their role during the January 6th Capitol riot in 2021.
  • Seditious conspiracy is rarely prosecuted, but several members of the group that attacked the Capitol building have been charged with the crime.
  • All four were also found guilty on other charges, including felonies and obstruction.
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Technology
Monday, January 23, 2023

Meta Will Offer More NBA Games in VR

The context
Meta is expanding its partnership with the NBA and will offer 52 games in VR this season, starting with tonight's game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Detroit Pistons.
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Meta Will Offer More NBA Games in VR

Monday, January 23, 2023
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Meta is expanding its partnership with the NBA and will offer 52 games in VR this season, starting with tonight's game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Detroit Pistons.
Technology
Monday, January 23, 2023

Meta Will Offer More NBA Games in VR

The context
Meta is expanding its partnership with the NBA and will offer 52 games in VR this season, starting with tonight's game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Detroit Pistons.
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More games for fans

  • Meta is expanding its partnership with the NBA this season to offer more than 50 live games in VR on the Meta Quest headset.
  • The package includes 54 live games and five immersive 180-degree monoscopic VR games in the Xtadium and Meta Horizon Worlds.
  • Meta is also added NBA-branded apparel to its virtual store for avatars.
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Entertainment
Monday, January 23, 2023

Spotify Cuts 6%

The context
Spotify announced it is cutting 6% of its workforce and that the chief content and advertising officer, Dawn Ostroff, is leaving the company. The announcements were made via a memo sent by CEO Daniel Ek to the staff.
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Spotify Cuts 6%

Monday, January 23, 2023
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Spotify announced it is cutting 6% of its workforce and that the chief content and advertising officer, Dawn Ostroff, is leaving the company. The announcements were made via a memo sent by CEO Daniel Ek to the staff.
Entertainment
Monday, January 23, 2023

Spotify Cuts 6%

The context
Spotify announced it is cutting 6% of its workforce and that the chief content and advertising officer, Dawn Ostroff, is leaving the company. The announcements were made via a memo sent by CEO Daniel Ek to the staff.
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Big changes

  • Spotify announced today that they are undertaking a broad restructuring, including cutting 6% of its headcount and shaking up senior management.
  • The company will centralize engineers and product work under the product officer Gustav Söderström and business under chief business officer Alex Norstromm.
  • Söderström and Norstromm will be named co-presidents and step into company management roles alongside CEO Daniel Ek.
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In the memo

  • Spotify is cutting 6% of its workforce, which amounts to around 600 employees.
  • Spotify's head of content, Dawn Ostroff, is leaving the company after driving the push that made Spotify the leading podcast and music service in any market.
  • Spotify announced the changes as part of an effort to become more efficient in a market with less consumer spending and less ad spending.
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Politics
Monday, January 23, 2023

More Documents Found At Biden's Wilmington Residence

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Investigators seized more classified documents after a 13-hour search of Biden's home in Wilmington, Delaware.
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Investigators seized more classified documents after a 13-hour search of Biden's home in Wilmington, Delaware.
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Investigators seized more classified documents after a 13-hour search of Biden's home in Wilmington, Delaware.
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More documents found

  • Investigators with the Justice Department seized more than half a dozen documents from President Biden's term as Vice President from 2008-2016 found at his residence in Wilmington, Delaware.
  • Some of the documents were marked as classified.
  • The search of a sitting president's home by federal agents is historic and escalates the possible legal and political situation the president is facing.
  • The investigators were invited to search the residence by Biden's lawyers.
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13 hours

  • The FBI found additional classified documents at the Delaware home of President Biden during a 13-hour search initiated by Biden's lawyers.
  • Amongst the items seized were Senate and Presidential records from his time in government.
  • President Biden's lawyers found the first batch of classified records in November at a private office in Washington, D.C.
  • The White House has been criticized for not revealing the discovery of the documents in November, instead waiting until January to announce the documents had been discovered.
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Technology
Monday, January 23, 2023

Microsoft Announces Multibillion Dollar Investment In OpenAI

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Microsoft announced that it is extending its partnership with OpenAI and making a multibillion-dollar investment in the company.
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Microsoft announced that it is extending its partnership with OpenAI and making a multibillion-dollar investment in the company.
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Microsoft announced that it is extending its partnership with OpenAI and making a multibillion-dollar investment in the company.
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New deal

  • Microsoft announced it was extending its partnership with OpenAI into a third phase after it invested in the Chat-GPT maker in 2019 and 2021.
  • The renewed partnership includes a new multi-year, multibillion-dollar investment into OpenAI to accelerate breakthroughs and commercialize advanced technologies.
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Partnership extends

  • Microsoft announced it was extending its partnership with OpenAI, the startup behind ChatGPT and DALL-E 2.
  • The multi-year, multibillion-dollar contract will be used to further advance AI research and develop products that are "safe, useful, and powerful."
  • The infusion of capital will be used in the deployment of supercomputing systems that are the backbone of OpenAI.
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Politics
Monday, January 23, 2023

Ruben Gallego Challenges Sinema

The context
Democratic Representative Ruben Gallego announced his candidacy for Senate today. He is running to replace newly-Independent Senator Kyrsten Sinema in 2024.
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Ruben Gallego Challenges Sinema

Monday, January 23, 2023
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The context
Democratic Representative Ruben Gallego announced his candidacy for Senate today. He is running to replace newly-Independent Senator Kyrsten Sinema in 2024.
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Monday, January 23, 2023

Ruben Gallego Challenges Sinema

The context
Democratic Representative Ruben Gallego announced his candidacy for Senate today. He is running to replace newly-Independent Senator Kyrsten Sinema in 2024.
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Democrats decide

  • Though Krysten Sinema ran as a Democrat in the Senate, she has functioned as an Independent, often blocking Democratic priorities.
  • One of Sinema's most rigid priorities is defending the filibuster, which requires legislation to get at least 60 votes to pass in the Senate.
  • Representative Ruben Gallego released an ad today announcing his candidacy for Sinema's Senate seat in 2024, saying he was better qualified for the job because he hasn't forgotten where he came from and regularly met with his constituents.
  • Democrats will have to decide whether to back Sinema or support Gallego.
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Gallego challenges

  • Democratic Representative Ruben Gallego is challenging Krysten Sinema for her Senate seat in 2024.
  • Gallego's campaign promises to fight for normal people who have lost faith in politicians and are struggling to make ends meet.
  • His campaign also highlighted his difficult road to Congress and attacked Sinema for failing to converse with or represent the residents of Arizona.
  • Sinema left the Democratic party in December 2022 and is now registered as an Independent.
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Politics
Monday, January 23, 2023

Monterey Park Shooter Identified

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Police have identified the suspect who shot 20 people, ten of whom died, during a Lunar New Year celebration in Monterey Park, California. The suspect died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after being surrounded by police.
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Monterey Park Shooter Identified

Monday, January 23, 2023
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Police have identified the suspect who shot 20 people, ten of whom died, during a Lunar New Year celebration in Monterey Park, California. The suspect died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after being surrounded by police.
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Monday, January 23, 2023

Monterey Park Shooter Identified

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Police have identified the suspect who shot 20 people, ten of whom died, during a Lunar New Year celebration in Monterey Park, California. The suspect died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after being surrounded by police.
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Suspect identified

  • On Saturday, a shooter injured ten and killed ten others following a Lunar New Year celebration in Monterey Park, California.
  • The suspect was identified by police today as 72-year-old Huu Can Tran.
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Motive unclear

  • On Saturday, Huu Can Tran killed ten people at a Los Angeles-area dance club during Lunar New Year celebrations.
  • The 72-year-old was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after he attempted to attack another dance hall but was stopped by a bystander.
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Politics
Friday, January 20, 2023

Florida Rejects African American Studies

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis's administration rejected an Advanced Placement African American Studies course from being taught in Florida schools.
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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis's administration rejected an Advanced Placement African American Studies course from being taught in Florida schools.
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Friday, January 20, 2023

Florida Rejects African American Studies

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis's administration rejected an Advanced Placement African American Studies course from being taught in Florida schools.
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Rejecting history

  • Florida rejected an Advanced Placement African American Studies course from being taught in schools.
  • The decision to ban the course caused fierce backlash and is the latest move by DeSantis's administration to censor and regulate what is being taught in Florida schools.
  • DeSantis signed the Stop Wrongs to Our Kids and Employees act, which banned courses that could make someone feel "personally reponsible" for historical wrongdoings.
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Entertainment
Friday, January 20, 2023

Spotify's Flowers for Miley

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Miley Cyrus's single "Flowers" broke Spotify's record for the most streams in a seven-day period. The song has been streamed more than 100 million times since it was released on January 12th.
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Spotify's Flowers for Miley

Friday, January 20, 2023
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Miley Cyrus's single "Flowers" broke Spotify's record for the most streams in a seven-day period. The song has been streamed more than 100 million times since it was released on January 12th.
Entertainment
Friday, January 20, 2023

Spotify's Flowers for Miley

The context
Miley Cyrus's single "Flowers" broke Spotify's record for the most streams in a seven-day period. The song has been streamed more than 100 million times since it was released on January 12th.
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100 million plus

  • Spotify announced that Miley Cyrus's new single, "Flowers," broke the record for the most streams in a single week.
  • The singer released the on January 12th, and the song has topped more than 101,838,799 streams.
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Technology
Friday, January 20, 2023

Genesis Files For Bankruptcy

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The crypto lender Genesis Trading filed for bankruptcy last night.
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Genesis Files For Bankruptcy

Friday, January 20, 2023
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The context
The crypto lender Genesis Trading filed for bankruptcy last night.
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Friday, January 20, 2023

Genesis Files For Bankruptcy

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The crypto lender Genesis Trading filed for bankruptcy last night.
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Silbert's empire

  • The cryptocurrency lender Genesis Global Holdco filed for bankruptcy on Thursday night.
  • Genesis is a subsidiary of the Digital Currency Group, which is owned by Barry Silbert.
  • Genesis is the latest crypto company to fold since the collapse of FTX.
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FTX-triggered collapse

  • Crypto broker Genesis filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, listing 100,000 creditors with liabilities ranging from $1.2 billion $11 billion.
  • Three bankruptcy petitions were filed for Genesis' holding companies.
  • Genesis was a crypto lender, providing loans to crypto hedge funds and over-the-counter firms.
  • The collapse of FTX locked a large portion of Genesis' assets on the platform and led to the lender filing for bankruptcy.
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Technology
Friday, January 20, 2023

Genesis Files For Bankruptcy

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The crypto lender Genesis trading filed for bankruptcy.
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Genesis Files For Bankruptcy

Friday, January 20, 2023
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The crypto lender Genesis trading filed for bankruptcy.
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Friday, January 20, 2023

Genesis Files For Bankruptcy

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The crypto lender Genesis trading filed for bankruptcy.
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Genesis collapsed

  • The cryptocurrency lender Genesis Global Holdco filed for bankruptcy on Thursday night.
  • Genesis is a subsidiary of the Digital Currency Group, which is owned by Barry Silbert.
  • Genesis is the latest crypto company to fold since the collapse of FTX.
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Silbert's collapsing empire

  • Crypto broker Genesis filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, listing 100,000 creditors with liabilities ranging from $1.2 billion $11 billion.
  • Three bankruptcy petitions were filed for Genesis' holding companies.
  • Genesis was a crypto lender, providing loans to crypto hedge funds and over-the-counter firms.
  • The collapse of FTX locked a large portion of Genesis' assets on the platform and led to the lender filing for bankruptcy.
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Politics
Friday, January 20, 2023

Trump Fined $1 Million

The context
Today, a judge fined President Trump and his attorney Alina Habba nearly $1 million for filing a "frivolous" revenge suit against Hilary Clinton for claiming that Russia was involved in the 2016 election. Trump withdrew a frivolous lawsuit he filed against New York Attorney General Letitia James later in the day.
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Trump Fined $1 Million

Friday, January 20, 2023
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The context
Today, a judge fined President Trump and his attorney Alina Habba nearly $1 million for filing a "frivolous" revenge suit against Hilary Clinton for claiming that Russia was involved in the 2016 election. Trump withdrew a frivolous lawsuit he filed against New York Attorney General Letitia James later in the day.
Politics
Friday, January 20, 2023

Trump Fined $1 Million

The context
Today, a judge fined President Trump and his attorney Alina Habba nearly $1 million for filing a "frivolous" revenge suit against Hilary Clinton for claiming that Russia was involved in the 2016 election. Trump withdrew a frivolous lawsuit he filed against New York Attorney General Letitia James later in the day.
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One million in fines

  • A Florida judge fined former President Donald Trump and his attorney Alina Habba nearly $1 million for filing a frivolous lawsuit against Hilary Clinton and others who investigated whether Russia had influenced the 2016 election.
  • The judge warned Trump against continuing his pattern of frivolous suits and against using the courts to seek revenge on political foes.
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Trump withdraws suit

  • Former President Trump withdrew a lawsuit he filed against New York Attorney General Letitia James after a Florida judge ordered him to pay more than $900,000 for filing frivolous suits.
  • James is suing the Trump family for charges of business fraud.
  • The Florida judge reprimanded Trump for a long-running pattern of using the courts to take revenge on political adversaries.
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Technology
Friday, January 20, 2023

Getty Sues Stable Diffusion Maker

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Getty Images is suing the makers of Stable Diffusion for illegally scraping its images to create the AI image generator.
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Getty Sues Stable Diffusion Maker

Friday, January 20, 2023
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The context
Getty Images is suing the makers of Stable Diffusion for illegally scraping its images to create the AI image generator.
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Friday, January 20, 2023

Getty Sues Stable Diffusion Maker

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Getty Images is suing the makers of Stable Diffusion for illegally scraping its images to create the AI image generator.
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Illegal training

  • Getty Images is suing the company behind Stable Diffusion.
  • Getty says that the makers of Stable Diffusion illegally copied and processed Getty's database of copyrighted images to train its AI image-generating tool.
  • The suit was filed in the High Court of Justice in London.
  • Getty has gone as far as to ban AI-generated images from its database and has decried the use of artist-owned, copyrighted images to train AI image generators.
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Technology
Friday, January 20, 2023

T-Mobile Announces Another Hack

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T-mobile confirmed that a hacker was able to access the personal data of 37 million customers.
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T-Mobile Announces Another Hack

Friday, January 20, 2023
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T-mobile confirmed that a hacker was able to access the personal data of 37 million customers.
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Friday, January 20, 2023

T-Mobile Announces Another Hack

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T-mobile confirmed that a hacker was able to access the personal data of 37 million customers.
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Personal data leaked

  • T-Mobile revealed that a hacker accessed the personal data of 37 million customers.
  • The hacker accessed names, billing addresses, emails, phone numbers, dates of birth, and other information.
  • T-Mobile has been hacked eight times in the last eight years, with the most recent hack happening last year.
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Data stolen

  • The hacker who accessed the personal information of 37 million T-Mobile users breached a single application programming interface that held the user's information.
  • Payment information, social security or tax ID numbers, driver's licenses or government IDs, or passwords were not stolen.
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Technology
Friday, January 20, 2023

Google Cuts 6% of Jobs

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Google announced it would lay off 6% of its workforce in cuts that began this morning. The cuts come as Google is reportedly increasing the company's focus on AI.
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Google Cuts 6% of Jobs

Friday, January 20, 2023
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Google announced it would lay off 6% of its workforce in cuts that began this morning. The cuts come as Google is reportedly increasing the company's focus on AI.
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Friday, January 20, 2023

Google Cuts 6% of Jobs

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Google announced it would lay off 6% of its workforce in cuts that began this morning. The cuts come as Google is reportedly increasing the company's focus on AI.
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12,000 people

  • Alphabet, the parent company of Google, announced its cutting around 6% of its workforce as the pandemic-driven digital boom dwindles.
  • Google is the latest tech giant to announce layoffs after Microsoft and Amazon announced layoffs this week.
  • The cuts will impact about 12,000 people.
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Increased focus on AI

  • Alphabet is cutting about 6% of its workforce, about 12,000 jobs.
  • Google's parent company is facing increasing competition in the AI space from companies like Microsoft.
  • Alphabet made the decision to cut staff after a review of company priorities, which includes intensifying efforts to improve the company's AI-based products and decreasing spend on recruiting.
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💻 GitHub Hits 100 Million Users

The code-hosting platform GitHub says it now has 100 million active users.

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💻 Trump Allowed Back on Meta

Former President Trump was allowed back onto Facebook and Instagram by Meta. The former president was banned when his supporters stormed the Capitol building on January 6th, 2021.

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🍿 Peacock Reaches 20 Million Subscribers

NBC's streaming service Peacock topped 20 million subscribers, but they saw quarterly losses widen to $978 million and management expects a $3 billion peak loss in 2023.

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🍿 2022's Most Streamed Show Was Stranger Things

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⚖️ Memphis Police Officers Deemed Responsible For Death of Tyre Nichols

The Memphis police chief announced today that officers Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills Jr., and Justin Smith were “directly responsible” for the physical abuse and death of Tyre Nichols. Nichols was beaten after fleeing a traffic stop in Detroit in early January. He died three days later after being transferred to a hospital.

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