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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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  • Trump ends preferential economic treatment for Hong Kong
    Preferential economic treatment ends and Chinese officials face the threat of sanctions.

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  • Fertility rate: 'Jaw-dropping' global crash in children being born
    Nearly every country will see their populations fall as the world has fewer babies.

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  • UK's Huawei 5G network ban 'disappointing and wrong'
    China's ambassador to the UK hits out at the move to exclude Huawei from Britain's 5G networks.

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  • Coronavirus: The last-round fight for NYC's bastions of boxing?
    With no clear path to reopening, New York's boxing gyms fear they may never return after the pandemic.

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  • 'You call me selfish for not wearing a mask?'
    Maskless Florida activists support a restaurant owner's decision to not require face coverings.

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  • Coronavirus in South Africa: Inside Port Elizabeth's 'hospitals of horrors'
    A BBC investigation exposes chronic failures in the health system in one of the poorest areas.

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  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg: US Supreme Court oldest justice treated for possible infection
    The 87-year-old undergoes a procedure to clean out a bile duct stent in Baltimore's hospital.

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  • Could US or UK ban TikTok?
    With the short-video app already banned in India, Sophia Smith Galer looks at whether the UK or the US could be next.

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  • Biden sets out $2tn plan for carbon-free electricity by 2035
    The Democratic presidential candidate says "let's not waste any more time" as he outlines $2tn plan.

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  • Ghislaine Maxwell denied bail in Epstein sex trafficking case
    The British socialite denies grooming underage girls for the sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

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  • Brit retailer John Lewis to catapult 111 tech bods over to Capgemini weeks after dumping 244 on Wipro

    80 among newly TUPE'd workforce may face redundancy, say insiders

    UK retailer the John Lewis Partnership continued its "digital transformation" this week by confirming another batch of staff are to be ejected into the arms of outsourcing giant Capgemini.?



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  • Cambridge student rebuilds Polish Enigma-code-breaking box that paved the way for Turing ... and Victory!

    Marian Rejewski's cyclometer recreated in hardware for first time in decades

    A Cambridge post-graduate student has recreated the ?cyclometer?, the decryption device devised by Polish mathematicians that informed Alan Turing?s later code-breaking efforts.?



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  • You're testing them wrong: Whiteboard coding interviews are 'anti-women psychological stress examinations'

    Boffins find flaws in the way software engineering hopefuls are sifted

    People applying for software engineering positions at companies are often asked to solve problems on a whiteboard, under the watchful eye of an interviewer, as a way to assess technical problem solving skills.?



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  • AMD pushes 64-core, 4.3GHz Ryzen Threadripper Pro workstation processors

    New family can wrangle 2TB of RAM, has bandwidth to burn, makes single-socket beefy PCs sing

    AMD has revealed a new range of microprocessors intended for use in workstations.?



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  • Up your remote-working game with application modernisation and delivery ? and more: Watch these virtual sessions

    Reduce your mean time-to-resolution with efficient troubleshooting

    Promo There?s still plenty of talk of businesses pivoting to digital-centric approaches as the vast majority of us continue to work from home. If this shift to the "new normal" is on your radar, where should you go for in-depth technical information and discussion on the subject? Answer: Micro Focus? Virtual Realize event.?



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  • Citrix denies dark web claim of network compromise and ransomware attack

    Says third party holding some business contact information has had trouble but its own infrastructure remains safe

    Citrix has taken the unusual step of rebutting dark web discourse that alleges its networks have been compromised.?



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  • Wipro?s new CEO plans ?obsession for growth? as plague slowed it in Q1

    Contractors look to have copped it as offshore utilisation rates grew

    Wipro?s new CEO Thierry Delaporte has offered some initial insights into his plans for the services giant.?



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  • USA ends Hong Kong's special treatment, crimping flow of tech to territory

    Seeing as finance is Hong Kong's thing and that industry needs lots of security kit, this could be scary

    US President Trump has signed an order to end Hong Kong's special status, meaning that restrictions on high-tech exports to mainland China now apply to the Special Administrative Region as well.?



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  • As the FCC finally starts tackling its dreadful broadband maps, Georgia reveals just how bad they are

    Spoiler alert: Cable companies are ripping Americans off

    Proposed changes to the way the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) measures broadband availability across America can?t come soon enough ? as the state of Georgia has made plain.?



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  • Old-school security hole perfect for worms and remote hijackings found lurking in Windows Server DNS code

    You'll want to patch that ? and all these other bugs fixed by Microsoft, Oracle, Adobe, VMware, SAP, Google

    Mega Patch Tuesday Microsoft on Tuesday patched a wormable hole in its Windows Server software that can be exploited remotely to completely commandeer the machine without any authorization. It was one of hundreds of security bugs squashed today by Redmond along with Oracle, Adobe, VMware, SAP and Google.?



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rss: ars technica

  • As pandemic rages out of control, CDC head warns of darker times this fall
    CDC director is worried but says it's not too late to turn things around.

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  • Jail time for polluters in Biden?s $2T climate plan
    Biden calls for massive investment to hit climate change, jobs crisis at same time.

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  • Microsoft urges patching severe-impact, wormable server vulnerability
    17-year-old DNS flaw requires no user interaction and may be exploited soon.

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  • Microsoft details how Xbox Series X will load 4.8GB/s from memory
    NVMe SSDs, APIs, and texture slicing help make up the "Velocity Architecture."

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  • Trump admin caves to Harvard and MIT, won?t deport online-only students
    ICE policy withdrawn after lawsuit, letting international students remain in US.

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  • It?s modular, it?s cheap, it runs Windows?it?s the $300 Kano tablet PC
    Microsoft and Kano teamed up to battle ChromeOS with a cheap Windows 10 tablet.

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  • OnePlus shows off its sub-$500 smartphone, the OnePlus Nord
    See live pictures of OnePlus' next smartphone.

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  • UK bans Huawei from 5G networks in ?victory for the Trump administration?
    UK said US sanctions on Huawei threaten security of equipment, necessitating ban.

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  • New analysis prompts rethinking of date, time for Vermeer?s View of Delft
    The scene most likely shows the city on September 3 or 4, 1659 (or earlier), at 8am.

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  • Amazon supermarket will roll out fancy new smart cart when it opens
    The store's too big to cover in cameras, so shoppers can wheel them around instead.

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