July, 27 2022

💻 Upgrading GTA 6

The popular video game Grand Theft Auto 6 will reportedly feature its first female playable character. She will be Latina, and players will roam the wild streets of Miami.

🍿 Mendes Shutters World Tour

Singer Shawn Mendes took to social media to announce that he was canceling the remainder of his tour dates in the US and Europe after postponing the past few weeks of shows. Mendes says he decided to cancel the shows to protect his mental health.

⚖️ Out of Isolation

President Biden announced he is out of Covid-19 isolation after following quarantine protocols at the White House Rose Garden. He said his symptoms were mild and that his recovery was easy. He will continue wearing a mask around others for ten days per CDC guidelines.

🍿 Lachey Catches Flack

The host of the Netflix show \"Love is Blind\" has come under fire for her comments about why the show doesn't have a more body-diverse cast. In an interview, she says that contestants with diverse bodies do not make the show because they are too \"insecure\" to make it past the talking stage of the show or to try out for the show at all.

⚖️ Lasry Bites the Wisconsin Dust

Alec Lasry, the senior vice president of the Milwaukee Bucks and candidate for Senator in Wisconsin, announced today that he is dropping out of the race and will endorse fellow Democratic candidate, Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes. Lasry said the most important thing is to defeat incumbent Senator Ron Johnson.

🍿 Pinocchio by Toro

The new trailer for a stop motion \"Pinocchio\" directed by Guillermo del Toro dropped today. The cast features Gregory Mann, Ewan McGregor, Finn Wolfhard, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, John Turturro, and David Bradley. It will debut on Netflix in December.

🍿 Covering the First Lady of Ukraine

British Vogue published a special global digital cover story on Olena Zelenska, the first lady of Ukraine. In the edition, she and her husband speak about the Ukraine war and their personal life.

💻 Exciting August for Gamers

Sony has ensured that August will be an exciting month for Playstation gamers. The games Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2, and Little Nightmares will be free to download for Playstation Plus users.

💻 Truly Unstoppable Domain

The Web3 startup Unstoppable Domains raised $65 million in Series A funding, reaching a $1 billion valuation.

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⚖️ CHIPS is a Go

The Senate passed the CHIPS Act to subsidize the domestic production of semiconductor chips. The bill will provide a $280 billion boost to chip production to compete with Asia.

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⚡️ Fed Hikes Interest Rates Again

The Federal Reserve voted to increase interest rates by 0.75 of a percentage point in a second hike to try and fight rising inflation. The vote was unanimous in favor of raising interest rates to try and curb inflation without triggering a recession.

⚖️ Biden Proposes a Strategic Trade

President Biden has proposed freeing Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout in exchange for Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan. The secretary of state, Antony Blinken, will speak with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov about the proposed swap.

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⚖️ House Passes Anti-Human Trafficking Bill

The House passed an anti-human trafficking bill on Tuesday. Today, the press caught wind of the Republicans who voted against the bill, which sent social media into a frenzy. Among the 20 Republicans who voted against the bill are Representative Matt Gaetz, Marjorie Taylor-Green, and Lauren Boebert.

💻 Rivian Layoffs Begin

Rivian has begun to lay off 6% of its workforce to restructure the electric-truck making company. Employees who are laid off will get 14 weeks of regular pay and health coverage. The layoffs are meant to help the truck maker cut costs while ramping up production of their vehicle models and increasing profits.

💻 Meta's Rare Miss

Meta has posted its first-ever quarterly revenue decline in Q2 and announced that its chief financial officer, David Wehner, will become its chief strategy officer.

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⚖️ The Democratic Agenda Rides Again

Senator Joe Manchin and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer are proposing a new Democratic spending agenda. The pair authored the new bill that includes measures to address climate change, taxes on the wealthy, and healthcare reforms.

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💻 Ai Thinks You'll Like This Instagram

During the announcement of Meta's disappointing Q2 earnings, Mark Zuckerberg announced that Instagram will double down on showing users content generated by Meta's AI, not from the creators or friends you follow. By the end of next year, over 30% of the content in your feed will be recommended, not content from the people you follow.

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Stephen Cina, an Adams County, Colorado coroner, released an amended autopsy report today. The amended autopsy lists Elijah McClain's cause of death as an overdose of ketamine, which was administered by officers who forcibly restrained McClain in a chokehold as he was walking home from a convenience store in 2019.
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Friday, September 23, 2022

New Autopsy Results Released

Stephen Cina, an Adams County, Colorado coroner, released an amended autopsy report today. The amended autopsy lists Elijah McClain's cause of death as an overdose of ketamine, which was administered by officers who forcibly restrained McClain in a chokehold as he was walking home from a convenience store in 2019.
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Finally amended

  • McClain was just 23-year-old when he was killed.
  • When the Aurora, Colorado police department did an investigation in 2019, it found no policy violations but an independent investigation ruled that the officers had no basis to use any sort of force on McClain.
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The context
An appeals court dealt former president Donald Trump's legal team a significant blow, ruling that the DOJ can resume reviewing the documents seized from Mar-a-Lago and rejecting Trump's argument that he declassified the documents, saying that even if he had, the documents still belong to the government.
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Friday, September 23, 2022

Yet Another Special Master Hiccup

An appeals court dealt former president Donald Trump's legal team a significant blow, ruling that the DOJ can resume reviewing the documents seized from Mar-a-Lago and rejecting Trump's argument that he declassified the documents, saying that even if he had, the documents still belong to the government.
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Too much for one master

  • Judge Raymond Dearie has proposed that former Magistrate Judge James Orenstein help him complete the review of the documents seized from Mar-a-Lago.
  • Dearie also gave Trump's legal team until September 30th to back up their claim that the FBI planted evidence at Mar-a-Lago with an itemized list of documents they believe were planted.
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Can go criminal

  • A federal appeals court ruled that the DOJ can resume reviewing the documents seized from Mar-a-Lago and they can use them in a criminal investigation into Trump.
  • The ruling repeals an earlier ruling by Trump-appointed judge Aileen Cannon.
  • Trump nominated two of the three 11th Circuit judges that ruled on the DOJ appeal.
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Police in San Francisco, CA, can now watch private security camera feeds in real-time after the city board approved the measure, which the ACLU opposed.
Police in San Francisco, CA, can now watch private security camera feeds in real-time after the city board approved the measure, which the ACLU opposed.
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Real time access

  • The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to grant Police access to private surveillance cameras.
  • Police can access the feeds in real-time without the owner's consent.
  • The department won't have constant access but will be able to tap into the feeds.
  • SF Mayor London Breed said the measure is necessary to curb rising crime.
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Privacy concerns

  • The vote was split 7-4 and shocked many residents of the predominately liberal city with the ruling.
  • Advocates for the measure said that it was high time that the relaxed board passed measures to help curb crime.
  • The pilot program will run for 15 months before the supervisors vote again on whether to extend or end the program.
  • Police can access cameras for up to 24 hours if a captain signs off that the surveillance is being used for an investigation or in the case of emergencies where lives are at stake.
  • The ACLU opposed the program because it violates the privacy of private citizens who own security cameras.
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