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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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rss: bbc

  • Israel-Gaza conflict rages as US envoy visits
    Strike on a Gaza refugee camp kills children, and a man dies in a rocket attack in Israel.

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  • Gaza tower containing media offices collapses after Israeli strike
    A warning was given before the tower block, which housed news outlets, was destroyed.

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  • A foreign policy headache for Biden
    The US president and his aides wish to avoid being drawn into this graveyard of US-led peace initiatives.

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  • Biden revokes Trump order to punish statue vandals
    Also scrapped is a Trump plan for a sculpture garden to US heroes, such as Whitney Houston.

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  • White House vows probe into migrant children kept on buses
    In at least one case a child was kept on a coach for four days, waiting to join his family.

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  • Pokémon card sales at major US retailer halted over security fears
    A major US chain acts after a customer pulled a gun in a fight over the collectible trading cards.

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  • China lands its Zhurong rover on Mars
    The six-wheeled robot has made the hazardous descent to the surface of the Red Planet, China announces.

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  • Teenage girl found in boat drifting for 22 days at sea
    Aicha, 17, was one of only three people to survive out of 59 passengers in the boat.

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  • Israel-Gaza violence: The conflict explained
    Israel and the Palestinians have been at loggerheads for decades, but what are the key issues?

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  • Chelsea 0-1 Leicester: Foxes lift FA Cup for first time after Youri Tielemans stunner
    Leicester City lift the FA Cup for the first time as Youri Tielemans' stunning long-range goal earns victory over Chelsea at Wembley.

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  • China says its first Mars rover Zhurong has landed on the Red Planet

    'An important step in our country?s interstellar exploration journey' ? state media

    Updated China's Zhurong rover today touched down on Mars from the Tianwen-1 orbiter, the nation's state media says.?



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  • Google leads Big Tech effort to ensure H-1B spouses can continue working in America

    Coalition of 41 organizations oppose labor rule challenge

    Google is spearheading an effort to save a visa rule that allows the spouses of H-1B visa holders awaiting green cards to work in the US.?



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  • AMD promises to spend $1.6bn on 12nm, 14nm chips from GlobalFoundries

    Also wriggles out of exclusivity deal

    Amid fears the global semiconductor crisis may last until 2023, AMD has opted to extend its purchase agreement with GlobalFoundries, giving it access to a greater proportion of the fabricator's output.?



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  • Audacity's new management hits rewind on telemetry plans following community outrage

    Sorry for trying to add it or sorry for cocking up the comms?

    Amid the smell of burning rubber, the new managers of open-source audio editor Audacity have announced a U-turn on plans to introduce "basic telemetry" into the product.?



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  • Apple's expert witness grilled by Epic over 'frictionless' spending outside the app

    How easy would it be for customers to depart the walled garden, legal eagles ask economist

    Epic Games' lawyers had a chance to put Apple's expert witness through the wringer in the latest from its California bench trial.?



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  • Facebook Giphy merger stays on ice after failed challenge to UK competition regulator

    Problem was of social network's own making, says unimpressed judge

    Facebook has failed to neutralise an order from Britain's competition regulator freezing its buyout of Giphy after having "sat on its hands" and failed to answer questions, the Court of Appeal has found.?



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  • Free SANS Cyber Security Summits: Sign up now, learn online, keep your network safe

    Sometimes you need to lift yourself out of the cybersec trenches and look up to the summit

    Promo Keeping your organization safe from cybercriminals and other ne?er do wells requires constant honing and refining of your own skills and knowledge.?



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  • 10.8 million UK homes now have access to gigabit-capable broadband, with much of the legwork done by Virgin Media

    That's 37% of the country covered, and BT is expected to pick up the pace too

    A new Ofcom report shows the number of UK homes with access to gigabit-capable broadband hit 10.8 million in January, representing 37 per cent of households.?



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  • Tor users, beware: 'Scheme flooding' technique may be used to deanonymize you

    By probing for installed apps with custom URL schemes, it's possible to build a 32-bit unique fingerprint

    FingerprintJS, maker of a browser-fingerprinting library for fraud prevention, on Thursday said it has identified a more dubious fingerprinting technique capable of generating a consistent identifier across different desktop browsers, including the Tor Browser.?



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  • NASA pops old-school worm logo onto Orion spacecraft

    Will be visible from the launchpad ... when it finally gets there

    NASA has slapped its worm logo on the side of the Crew Module Adaptor (CMA) for the Orion spacecraft as the first Artemis mission to the Moon inches closer.?



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rss: ars technica

  • The chip shortage is driving up tech prices?starting with TVs
    Some high-end televisions already cost 30% more than they did last summer.

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  • Colonial Pipeline paid a $5 million ransom?and kept a vicious cycle turning
    Stopping payments would go a long way to stopping ransomware.

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  • China has successfully landed on Mars [Updated]
    China has become only the second nation to make a soft landing on the red planet.

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  • Pipeline attacker Darkside suddenly goes dark?here?s what we know
    The closure may mean the group is ceasing or altering ops?or pulling an exit scam.

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  • Researchers force two mice to hang out and induce FOMO in a third
    Synchronized activity between brains seems to be the key to socializing.

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  • Despite big Marvel and Star Wars shows, Disney+ falls short of targets
    The limits to recent explosive streaming platform growth might be in sight.

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  • ISPs claim broadband prices aren?t too high?Biden admin isn?t buying it
    Biden still plans "bold action" to lower Internet prices despite heavy lobbying.

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  • Mysterious health ?attack? cases rise to 130, US officials confirm
    The cases, linked to brain injuries, are still piling up, with one in the last few weeks.

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  • TSMC is considering a 3 nm foundry in Arizona
    The already planned 5 nm Arizona plant may be joined by a second, 3 nm plant.

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  • Mount Vesuvius victims died just moments away from rescue
    A skeleton unearthed at the site may belong to a high-ranking naval officer.

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