July, 21 2022

🍿 Dave Chappelle Performance Moved

A venue in Minneapolis canceled an upcoming Dave Chappelle show after online backlash, and Chappelle's controversial content led employees to call out.

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⚖️ Biden Tests Positive for Covid-19

The White House announced that President Biden has tested positive for Covid-19 and is experiencing \"very mild\" symptoms.

💻 Amazon Buys One Medical

Amazon will buy primary healthcare provider One Medical for about $3.9 billion in its latest move into the healthcare world. However, some people are concerned about the implications of Amazon's access to One Medical users' healthcare data.

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⚡️ Orange Line Catches Fire in Massachusetts

Today, the Orange Line train carrying 200 passengers caught fire while crossing over the Mystic River as Boston temperatures soared. Passengers jumped from the train compartments. No one was injured, and one person who jumped from the train into the water below declined medical attention.

⚖️ Right to Contraception Act

The House passed the Right to Contraception Act, which guarantees access to contraceptives after the decision to overthrow Roe v. Wade jeopardized other rulings which established Americans' right to access contraception.

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⚡️ Polio Detected in Rockland County, New York

The first case of polio in the U.S. since 2013 has been detected in Rockland County, New York according to the New York Department of Health.

💻 Oh the Power Twitter Holds

The Department of Justice has charged three people, including one Coinbase employee, with insider trading in a scheme that a user on Twitter uncovered.

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🍿 A Different Kind of LARP

The new trailer for the highly anticipated \"Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves\" live-action movie starring Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, and Regé-Jean Page dropped today, and it's hyping up fans for its March 2023 release date.

🍿 Not So Teenage Wolves

The teaser for the revival of Teen Wolf was released during Comic-Con in San Diego today. The revival brings back fan favorites like Allison and even introduces Derek's son.

⚡️ Lee Zeldin Attacked

A suspect is in custody after an attempted attack on New York governor candidate Lee Zeldin during a campaign stop in Monroe County, Rochester. The suspect was carrying a knife, but the candidate was unharmed.

⚖️ All in the 187 Minutes for Trump

The January 6th Hearing today focused on Trump's inaction during the 187 minutes in which rioters breached the Capitol and sent the vice president and congress fleeing and hiding for their lives.

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Microsoft launched the integration between ChatGPT and its search engine, Bing, today. Users aren’t able to interact with the bot yet but can view a demo on the Bing homepage.
Technology
Tuesday, February 7, 2023

ChatGPT-Enabled Bing Blasts Off

Microsoft launched the integration between ChatGPT and its search engine, Bing, today. Users aren’t able to interact with the bot yet but can view a demo on the Bing homepage.
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ChatGPT goes mainstream

  • Microsoft integrated ChatGPT into Bing and released a demo on the Bing homepage today.
  • The bot aims to provide answers to search queries directly to enhance productivity.
  • Microsoft added a more complex version of GPT, GPT 4, into the search engine, which is able to provide more useful answers, annotate answers and provide up-to-date results with fewer errors.
  • One implication of the integration could be that articles or blogs may get fewer clicks, meaning fewer dollars for publishers from ads.
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Disney's DeSantis-Land

February 7, 2023
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The battle between Ron DeSantis and Disney is heating up. A new bill introduced in Florida would give Ron DeSantis the authority to appoint all five leaders of Disney’s special tax district in Orlando. DeSantis and Disney have been at odds since Disney criticized the Florida governor for his anti-LGBTQ policies.
Entertainment
Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Disney's DeSantis-Land

The battle between Ron DeSantis and Disney is heating up. A new bill introduced in Florida would give Ron DeSantis the authority to appoint all five leaders of Disney’s special tax district in Orlando. DeSantis and Disney have been at odds since Disney criticized the Florida governor for his anti-LGBTQ policies.
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DeSantis takes over

  • Under newly proposed legislation released on Monday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis would get to appoint all five leaders of Disney’s special tax district in Orlando, FL.
  • DeSantis promised to take over the district last year after Disney criticized his administration’s anti-LGBTQ policies.
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Mercedes Benz is bringing the electric sprinter van to North America in 2023.
Mercedes Benz is bringing the electric sprinter van to North America in 2023.
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Electric sprint begins

  • Mercedes is releasing the largest version of its electric sprinter van in North America in 2023.
  • The Mercedes-Benz eSprinter has excellent mileage both on the highways and in cities.
  • The van can charge with alternating current and direct current.
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