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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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  • Ukraine tension: Biden says he thinks Putin will 'move in'
    The US president says he thinks Russia's leader will "move in" but does not want a "full-blown war".

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  • Downing Street parties: Why UK PM Boris Johnson is facing calls to quit
    Boris Johnson's premiership hangs in the balance, but what's behind calls from all sides for his resignation?

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  • Tonga volcano: New images reveal scale of damage after tsunami
    Trees are torn down and buildings ripped apart following Saturday's tsunami triggered by a volcano.

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  • Hana Horka: Czech singer dies after catching Covid intentionally
    Hana Horka's son tells the BBC his mother was unvaccinated but wanted to acquire immunity.

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  • Gaspard Ulliel: Moon Knight actor dies aged 37 after ski accident
    Gaspard Ulliel, who features in the upcoming Marvel TV series, died after an accident on the Alps.

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  • Florida health official suspended over vaccine advocacy
    The state is investigating if Dr Raul Pino violated state law by urging his employees to get jabbed.

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  • Robert Anderson: University of Michigan reaches sex abuse settlement
    Over 1,000 ex-University of Michigan students say they were abused by sports doctor Robert Anderson.

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  • Dutch Covid rules: Museums and orchestras stage haircut protest
    The Dutch cultural sector takes on rules that keep museums and music venues shut but salons open.

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  • Man, 31, charged over woman murdered out running
    A man appears at a special court in the Republic of Ireland charged with the murder of Ashling Murphy.

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  • Boss behind mass Zoom firing back in charge
    Better.com boss Vishal Garg took time off after his handling of mass job cuts sparked outrage.

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  • AI tool finds hundreds of genes related to human motor neuron disease

    Breakthrough could lead to development of drugs to target illness

    A machine-learning algorithm has helped scientists find 690 human genes associated with a higher risk of developing motor neuron disease, according to research published in Cell this week.?



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  • Need to prioritize security bug patches? Don't forget to scan Twitter as well as use CVSS scores

    Exploit, vulnerability discussion online can offer useful signals

    Organizations looking to minimize exposure to exploitable software should scan Twitter for mentions of security bugs as well as use the Common Vulnerability Scoring System or CVSS, Kenna Security argues.?



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  • Sniff those Ukrainian emails a little more carefully, advises Uncle Sam in wake of Belarusian digital vandalism

    NotPetya started over there, don't forget

    US companies should be on the lookout for security nasties from Ukrainian partners following the digital graffiti and malware attack launched against Ukraine by Belarus, the CISA has warned.?



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  • Version 7 of WINE is better than ever at running Windows apps where they shouldn't

    Improved graphics card, multi-monitor, Direct3D, and 64-bit support

    Version 7 of the WINE compatibility tool for running Windows programs on various *nix operating systems is here, bringing notably improved 64-bit support.?



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  • Vulnerabilities and censorship tools among hot new features in Beijing's Olympics app

    Visitors have to install it 14 days prior to arrival in China until their departure

    Toronto-based Citizen Lab has warned that an app required by Beijing law to attend the 2022 Olympics contains vulnerabilities that can leak calls and data to malicious users, as well as the potential to subject the user to scanning for censored keywords.?



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  • Party on Semiconductor Street as worldwide 2021 revenues top record half a trillion dollars

    Gartner reports 25.1% growth off the back of supply chain pain

    Semiconductor giants enjoyed soaring revenues in 2021 as global sales topped the half-trillion-dollar mark for the first time against a backdrop of squeezed supply chains.?



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  • Japan solves 5G airliner conundrum: Keep mobe masts 200m from airport approach paths. That's it

    (And maintain a guard band.) US airliners melt down as rest of world moves on

    American aviation regulators have banned the use of autoland at some of their country's airports as the local debate about 5G phone mast emissions and airliners continues ? while Japan claims to have solved the problem a year ago.?



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  • UK data watchdog slaps Ministry of Justice with Enforcement Notice for breaking GDPR law

    ICO threatens 17.5m fine over late processing of subject access requests

    The UK's data watchdog has issued the Ministry of Justice with an Enforcement Order [PDF] after the government department broke data protection laws by failing to process thousands of subject access requests (SARs) without undue delay.?



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  • Fire in Berlin factory won't 'significantly' impact output, says ASML

    Dutch semiconductor lithography bigwig reports net sales up by a third

    ASML ? the outfit that oufits the chipmakers with chipmakers ? believes the recent fire at its Berlin factory on 2 January will not have a "significant impact" on its output in 2022.?



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  • Microsoft sends HoloLens 2 into a care home... Nope, not a headline gag about retiring the tech. They actually did this

    Hands-free kit a 'game changer' for doctors assessing residents during pandemic

    Microsoft has bragged about how its HoloLens 2 is being used by doctors to assess care home residents in a COVID-safe way.?



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rss: ars technica

  • Google to free G Suite users: Pay up or lose your account
    Have a free G Suite account from 2006-2012? You have until May to fork over cash.

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  • If you like the data on your WD My Cloud OS 3 device, patch it now
    The disk maker updates the OS to incorporate patches available for 4 months.

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  • Nocebo responses explain up to 76% of COVID vaccine side effects
    Some vaccine side effects are very real, but many may be anxiety and misattribution.

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  • FAA clears Boeing 777 and other planes after 5G warning halted some flights
    AT&T, Verizon limit C-band rollout around airports while FAA evaluates altimeters.

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  • Amazon?s The Lord of the Rings TV series gets a name and a teaser video
    The new teaser video shows the forging of a ring?and not much else.

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  • Silicon-based qubits take a big leap forward
    The race to scale quantum-computing hardware gains another option.

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  • Garmin?s new Fenix 7 maximizes solar power and finally adds a touchscreen
    Newly minted with touchscreens, Garmin's top-tier wearables stay rugged and reliable.

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  • The Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid proves electric motors improve the breed
    It's hard to argue with near-silent, efficient, torque-packed propulsion.

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  • Autonomous battery-powered rail cars could steal shipments from truckers
    Advances in batteries, autonomy could extend the reach of freight railroads.

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  • Wi-Fi 7 hardware demos herald next-gen wireless networking
    Semiconductor company MediaTek expects 2023 release date.

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