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  • Atlanta officer says he is not 'state's witness' in Rayshard Brooks case
    Devin Brosnan, one of the two Atlanta police officers charged in the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks, has not agreed to be a witness for the prosecution, his lawyer said on Thursday, contradicting an assertion by the lead prosecutor on the case.

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  • Facebook takes down Trump ads over 'organized hate' policy
    Facebook Inc said on Thursday it took down posts and ads run by the re-election campaign of U.S. President Donald Trump for violating its policy against organized hate.

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  • U.S. Supreme Court blocks Trump bid to end 'Dreamers' immigrant program
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday dealt President Donald Trump a major setback on his hardline immigration policies, blocking his bid to end a program that protects from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants - often called "Dreamers" - who entered the United States illegally as children.

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  • Mexico's foreign ministry says it will monitor U.S. DACA program developments
    Mexico's foreign ministry said on Thursday it would monitor the continuity of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration program in the United States after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked President Donald Trump's bid to abolish it.

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  • U.S. Senate votes to confirm McConnell protege to influential appeals court
    The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to confirm a federal judge who is a protege of Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell to an influential appeals court in Washington.

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  • Former White House aide Bolton says Trump not 'fit' to be president
    Former top White House aide John Bolton delivered a damning indictment of his former boss, saying Donald Trump's behavior in office and dealings with foreign leaders showed he was unfit to be president of the United States.

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  • Pelosi says Trump 'ethically unfit' for presidency, will continue oversight
    U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday revelations in a book by a former top White House aide show President Donald Trump is unfit and unprepared to be president and Democrats will continue oversight of the Republican president's behavior.

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  • What is Juneteenth and how are people commemorating it this year?
    Juneteenth, an annual U.S. holiday on June 19, has taken on greater significance this year following nationwide protests over police brutality and the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks and other African Americans.

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  • What is next for immigrant 'Dreamers' after U.S. Supreme Court ruling?
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled 5-4 against President Donald Trump's move to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that offers work permits and deportation relief to certain immigrants who came to the country illegally as children.

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  • Tesla wants to start building a new U.S. vehicle plant this summer
    Electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc wants to start building a large vehicle assembly plant in the southwestern United States as early as the third quarter of this year, the company told Texas officials in documents made public this week.

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  • Finland's Sanna Marin says Europe would be in trouble without US
    "I must be brutally honest with you," Sanna Marin says. "We would be in trouble without the US."

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  • Ukraine war: G7 and allies approve cap on price of Russian oil
    The G7 agrees a cap of $60 a barrel on exported Russian crude, after the EU gave its backing.

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  • Idaho student murders: Rumours, 'clues' and online detectives
    Amateur web detectives are trying to solve the killings of the four students, but experts urge caution.

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  • Earthshot Prize: Prince William announces five winners
    Friends from Oman who turn CO2 into rock and a UK firm making packaging from seaweed are among the winners.

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  • Peanut allergies: Parents worry after Palforzia drug sales flop
    World-first peanut allergy drug Palforzia?s poor sales spark concerns over future drug research.

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  • Rail strike is cancelled - at the cost of paid sick leave
    The pandemic and a vicious flu season has re-energised the fight for paid sick leave.

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  • Takeoff: Police arrest man in fatal shooting of rapper
    Takeoff, youngest of the rap group Migos, was killed last month outside a Houston bowling alley.

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  • Police arrest elderly Alabama woman over unpaid $77 trash bill
    The arrest of the elderly woman has sparked outrage in Alabama.

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  • Alex Jones files for bankruptcy after Sandy Hook verdict
    He was recently told to pay almost $1.5bn (1.2bn) for claiming a 2012 school shooting was a hoax.

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  • Elon Musk suspends Kanye West from Twitter for inciting violence
    Elon Musk confirmed the rapper had violated Twitter's rules around inciting violence.

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  • US Air Force reveals B-21 Raider stealth bomber that'll fly the unfriendly skies

    'Digital bomber' will bring 'peace through deterrence'

    In Palmdale, California on Friday, Northrop Grumman CEO Kathy Warden revealed a US Air Force warplane that had only been shown in artist renderings and is supposed to be seldom seen, the B-21 Raider.?

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  • Datacenter switching surged everywhere except Europe last quarter

    Economic headwinds, surging energy prices batter EMEA switch sales

    Improving supply chains coupled with unrelenting demand from cloud service providers kept the datacenter switching market on a positive trajectory in Q3.?

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  • Medibank prognosis gets worse after more stolen data leaked

    Plus Australia launches an investigation into insurer's data privacy practices

    Australian health insurer Medibank's prognosis following an October data breach keeps getting worse as criminals dumped another batch of stolen customer data on the dark web.?

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  • Google says Android runs better when covered in Rust

    Banishing memory safety bugs cuts critical vulnerabilities

    Google has been integrating code written in the Rust programming language into its Android operating system since 2019 and its efforts have paid off in the form of fewer vulnerabilities.?

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  • FBI warns about Cuba, no, not that one ? the ransomware gang

    Critical infrastructure attacks ramping up

    The US government has issued an alert about Cuba; not the state but a ransomware gang that's taking millions in purloined profits.?

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  • US chip group: $52b is not enough, we need an extra $30b in federal funding

    We need more free money from the government say silicon salesfolks

    America's top booster for federal semiconductor aid is arguing that the country needs to spend tens of billions more in silicon incentives to ensure it doesn't lose leadership in chip design to other countries.?

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  • Twitter tries to lure brands back with spend-matching scheme

    Spend $500k and we'll double your money, but please ignore the trolls

    Twitter is reportedly trying to plug its drop in advertising revenues by concocting a series of inducements to convince some brands that have paused spending on the platform to reopen their wallets.?

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  • FCC gives SpaceX OK to launch 7.5k Gen2 Starlink satellites

    Subject to conditions: offer only valid if you can get Starship off the ground

    The FCC has granted SpaceX permission to launch its Gen2 Starlink satellites, assuming it can adhere to a bevy of conditions, including ensuring Musk's expanded satellite constellation doesn't interfere with other space operations or become an environmental risk.?

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  • AMD says transistor tech will keep Moore?s law alive for 6 to 8 years

    'We're going to have lower power, but it's going to cost more' says chipmaker's CTO

    Chipmaker AMD has hinted that new transistor technology will keep Moore's Law alive for the next six to eight years, but as one might guess, it will cost more.?

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  • IBM set to bump up storage prices outside the US in the new year

    Big Blue confirms DS8000 arrays, and various tape libraries and drives will all cost more

    IBM has announced it is to up the purchase price of a broad range of storage products from Jan 1, making a nice surprise to usher in the New Year for customers.?

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rss: ars technica

  • OLED monitor selection is pathetic. 2023 can change that
    There's reason to hope for greater OLED monitor variety in the new year.

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  • Apple slices its AI image synthesis times in half with new Stable Diffusion fix
    Creating AI-generated images on Macs, iPhones, and iPads just got a lot faster.

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  • Samsung?s Android app-signing key has leaked, is being used to sign malware
    The cryptographic key proves an update is legit, assuming your OEM doesn't lose it.

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  • Never-before-seen malware is nuking data in Russia?s courts and mayors? offices
    CryWiper masquerades as ransomware, but its real purpose is to permanently destroy data.

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  • Report: Apple?s upcoming VR and AR operating system has a new name
    Bloomberg report claims that Apple has begun referring to it as "xrOS."

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  • FCC lets Starlink start deploying Gen2 satellites as Gen1 speeds keep falling
    US speeds have dropped from 105Mbps to 53Mbps?but 7,500 new satellites will help.

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  • No, physicists didn?t make a real wormhole. What they did was still pretty cool
    "Don't hold your breath about sending your dog through a wormhole."

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  • Ohio measles outbreak nearly triples, expected to last ?several months?
    "Don't wait. Don't wait until after the holiday. Get them vaccinated now."

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  • PCI standards group deflects, assigns blame for melting GPU power connectors
    "Members are responsible for safety testing of their products."

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  • Parler and Twitter both cut ties with Kanye West as he says, ?I like Hitler?
    Parler announced deal termination after Ye told Alex Jones, "I also love Nazis."

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