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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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  • Salman Rushdie's 'defiant sense of humour' remains, son says
    The author was severely injured after being stabbed on stage at an event in New York State.

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  • Egypt fire: Dozens dead in Giza Coptic church
    The blaze broke out at a Coptic Christian church in the city of Giza causing a stampede.

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  • 'We are waiting for rain, for winter, for God' - Fighting a megafire in France
    On the frontline of the wildfires in France is a tactical team trying to stay ahead of the flames.

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  • US Taiwan: Congress team follows Pelosi with second high-level visit in a month
    The trip comes just 12 days after a controversial tour by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

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  • Moment explosion rocks shopping centre in Armenia
    People can be seen running as a massive plume of smoke spreads quickly following the explosion.

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  • Walrus Freya who became attraction in Norway's Oslo Fjord put down
    Freya had to be euthanised because the public went too close to her, officials said.

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  • Ukraine war: Zelensky warns Russian soldiers at Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant
    President Zelensky says soldiers who shoot at the Zaporizhzhia plant will become "a special target".

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  • Palestinian gunman wounds eight in Jerusalem attack
    The attacker opened fire on a bus as well as people waiting in a car park near the Western Wall.

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  • Kenya elections 2022: Raila Odinga and William Ruto in tight presidential race
    Raila Odinga and William Ruto are running neck and neck with almost half of the results confirmed.

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  • Saudi Aramco: Oil giant tops own record with $48.4bn quarterly profit
    The staggering profit comes amid soaring oil prices in the aftermath of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

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  • AI could save future firefighters from deadly flashover explosions

    NIST-led engineers are working on building a real-time alert system

    AI could help save firefighters' lives by predicting fire flashovers before they occur, according to new research published this week. ?

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  • Your AI-generated digital artwork may not be protected by US copyright

    Do we want to recognise machines as authors?

    The creative nature of neural networks is leading some to consider whether it might be worth changing current US laws that only grant copyright protection for works created by humans.?

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  • Meta's AI internet chatbot demo quickly starts spewing fake news and racist remarks

    Plus: How Google is using language models to improve search, and watch Heinz's AI ketchup advert

    In-brief Another day, another rogue AI chatbot on the internet.?

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  • AI laser probe for prostate cancer enters clinical trials

    FDA says yes to the tests

    AI software capable of mapping tumor tissue more accurately to help surgeons treat and shrink prostate cancer using a laser-powered needle will soon be tested in real patients during clinical trials.?

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  • Ukraine's cyber chief comes to Black Hat in surprise visit

    Tl;DR - the news isn't good

    Black Hat In Brief Victor Zhora, Ukraine's lead cybersecurity official, made an unannounced visit to Black Hat in Las Vegas this week, where he spoke to attendees about the state of cyberwarfare in the country's conflict with Russia. The picture Zhora painted was bleak.?

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  • Intel finally takes the hint on software optimization

    Don't have the budget or customer base for Graviton-class silicon? Intel thinks it can help

    In a quest to deliver better application performance and greater efficiency, many software and hardware vendors are turning to custom silicon to achieve their goals.?

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  • Let there be ambient light sensing, without fear of data theft

    Six years on web devs finally settle on sensor privacy defenses

    Six years after web security and privacy concerns surfaced about ambient light sensors in mobile phones and notebooks, browser boffins have finally implemented defenses.?

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  • Palo Alto bug used for DDoS attacks and there's no fix yet

    There goes the weekend...

    A high-severity Palo Alto Networks denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerability has been exploited by miscreants looking to launch DDoS attacks, and several of the affected products won't have a patch until next week.?

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  • Starlink satellite dish cracked on stage at Black Hat

    Once the modchip plans are live, you can, too

    Black Hat A security researcher has shown how to, with physical access at least, fully take over a Starlink satellite terminal using a homemade modchip.?

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  • Meta iOS apps accused of injecting code into third-party websites

    Company insists it's doing so 'to honor people?s App Tracking Transparency (ATT) choices'

    Meta's Instagram and Facebook apps on iOS devices have been injecting JavaScript code into third-party websites from their custom in-app browser, gaining access to data that would be unavailable were those pages loaded in a stand-alone, WebKit-based iOS browser.?

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  • The weekend?s best deals: Apple MacBook Air, Resident Evil bundle, and more
    Dealmaster also has the Xbox Series S, Apple Watch Series 7, and Nvidia Shield TV.

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  • A little taste of everything that?s out there
    The book The Short Story of the Universe really does have it all.

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  • How long will it take to understand long COVID?
    Researchers have proposed a variety of theories to explain symptoms of COVID long-haulers.

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  • Poliovirus detected in NYC sewage; health officials urge vaccination
    Meanwhile, officials in London reported finding poliovirus over 100 times in sewage.

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  • LG plans to introduce 20-inch OLED panels this year
    The smallest consumer OLED TV LG makes currently measures 42 inches.

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  • How to upgrade to Windows 11, whether your PC is supported or not [Updated]
    Supported or not, new or old, this is everything you need to know.

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  • Betelgeuse is bouncing back after blowing its top in 2019
    "We're watching stellar evolution in real time."

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  • Xiaomi clones the Galaxy Fold, makes it 40% thinner, adds a bigger battery
    Samsung hasn't changed the Galaxy Fold battery density for four years, and it shows.

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  • US approves Google plan to let political emails bypass Gmail spam filter
    Plan came after GOP complaints, but FEC says it doesn't violate ban on contributions.

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  • The Soviet Union once hunted endangered whales to the brink of extinction
    Scientists opposed whaling and secretly tracked its toll.

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