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  • Military F-16s intercepted a business jet, shocking D.C. residents with a sonic boom
    At supersonic speeds, F-16 jets chased down an unresponsive pilot who flew a civilian plane over the nation's capital and crashed in southwest Virginia. The FAA and NTSB are investigating.

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  • Saudi Arabia cuts oil production again to shore up prices ? this time on its own
    OPEC+ countries also agreed to extend oil production cuts they announced in April through the end of 2024, reducing production by more than 1 million barrels per day.

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  • China tightens access to Tiananmen Square while 32 are detained in Hong Kong
    China tightened access to Tiananmen Square in central Beijing on Sunday, the anniversary of the military suppression of 1989 pro-democracy protests.

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  • Chuck Todd, host and moderator of NBC's 'Meet the Press', will step down
    Todd has hosted the show since 2014. NBC's chief White House correspondent, Kristen Welker, will become the show's new host.

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  • Dogs attacked more than 5,300 mail carriers last year, the Postal Service says
    Officials say pets that don't previously show signs of aggression may still bite a postal worker, and the agency is asking residents to secure their dogs before mail carriers arrive.

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  • Immigrants have helped change how America eats. Now they dominate top culinary awards
    Immigrants have long been the backbone of restaurant kitchens. Now they're dominating the industry's top awards for chefs, with a majority of nominations going to immigrants or children of immigrants.

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  • Vaccination and awareness could help keep mpox in check this summer
    Health officials say more vaccination, testing and awareness among people at high risk for infection with mpox could curb a potential resurgence in the U.S.

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  • A decade on, Edward Snowden remains in Russia, though U.S. laws have changed
    A decade ago, we were still exploring the technological wonders of cellphones and other electronic devices. Few were thinking about how they could be used to monitor us. Then came Edward Snowden.

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  • President Zelenskyy says 2-year-old is one of 500 Ukrainian children killed in war
    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Sunday that Russia's war, now in its 16th month, has killed at least 500 Ukrainian children.

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  • She writes for a hit Ethiopian soap opera. This year, the plot turns on child marriage
    The show is Yegna. Its goal (besides entertainment) is to tackle issues affecting teen girls (and boys, too), from a lack of menstrual pads to why betting is unwise. We talk to one of the writers.

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  • Russia says it thwarted major Ukrainian offensive
    Moscow claims to have killed 250 Ukrainian troops, but this has not been independently verified.

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  • Ukraine war: 'It's better to die at home than abroad'
    Thousands of Ukrainians are moving back to towns close to the front line, despite the dangers.

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  • India train disaster: Signal fault the likely cause, minister says
    India's Railway Board says there was "some kind of signalling interference".

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  • India train disaster: Relatives in desperate search for missing loved ones
    Relatives of the victims of the India train crash tell of their struggle to locate loved ones.

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  • Kathleen Folbigg: Woman jailed over infant deaths pardoned
    A recent inquiry heard fresh evidence that Kathleen Folbigg did not kill her four children.

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  • Why is Prince Harry suing the Mirror Group?
    The Duke of Sussex is the first royal of modern times to give evidence and be cross-examined in a British court.

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  • Poland protest: Hundreds of thousands demand change in Warsaw
    Politicians including main opposition leader Donald Tusk led crowds calling for a change of direction.

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  • Opec+: Oil prices rise as Saudi Arabia pledges output cuts
    The move by the oil-rich nations comes as prices fall amid accusations Opec has sided with Russia.

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  • Tiananmen Square: Hong Kong police detain activists on anniversary of massacre
    Pro-democracy activists have been detained in a crackdown on marking the 1989 massacre in Beijing.

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  • Li Shangfu: War with US would be unbearable disaster, says China defence minister
    Defence Minister Li Shangfu says Beijing is open to dialogue in his first major speech in the role.

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  • Toyota admits to yet another cloud leak

    Also, hackers publish RaidForum user data, Google's $180k Chrome bug bounty, and this week's vulnerabilities

    infosec in brief Japanese automaker Toyota is again apologizing for spilling customer records online due to a misconfigured cloud environment ? the same explanation it gave when the same thing happened a couple of weeks ago. It's like a pattern.?

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  • Meet TeamT5, the Taiwanese infosec outfit taking on Beijing and defeating its smears

    Living in the eye of the geopolitical storm is not easy, but is good for business

    In late September 2021, staff at Taiwanese threat intelligence company TeamT5 noticed something very nasty: a fake news report accusing it of conducting phishing attacks against Japan's government and local tech companies.?

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  • China EV market share hits 27 percent as tax breaks extended

    PLUS: Indonesia's digital success under the radar; Singapore picks Google AI; India claims streaming record

    Asia In Brief China's State Council last week anounced an extension of tax breaks for vehicles powered by alternative energy.?

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  • This typo sparked a Microsoft Azure outage

    Errant code fix deleted entire servers rather than snapshots of database

    Microsoft Azure DevOps, a suite of application lifecycle services, stopped working in the South Brazil region for about ten hours on Wednesday due to a basic code error.?

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  • Uncle Sam wants DEF CON hackers to pwn this Moonlighter satellite in space

    'World's first and only' orbiting infosec playpen due to blast off Sunday

    Feature Assuming the weather and engineering gods cooperate, a US government-funded satellite dubbed Moonlighter will launch at 1212 EDT (1612 UTC) on Sunday, hitching a ride on a SpaceX rocket before being releasing into Earth's orbit.?

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  • Microsoft Windows latest: Cortana app out, adverts in

    Get Help? Yes, we highly recommend it, Redmond

    Microsoft on Friday disclosed it will drop support for Cortana as a standalone app in Windows 10 and 11.?

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  • Elon Musk hit with insider trading claims over his Dogecoin crypto-hype

    Claim: Billionaire banked big bread boosting bizarro-bucks

    A lawsuit filed last year against billionaire Elon Musk on behalf of individuals who lost money investing in Dogecoin has been expanded to include allegations of insider trading.?

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  • Has Amazon found the ultimate lock-in? Cheap cellphone service for Prime

    Web giant downplays rumors of deals with carriers

    Updated Folks in the United States might one day have another option for cheaper cellphone service: Amazon Prime.?

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  • This ain't Boeing very well: Starliner's first crewed flight canceled yet again

    Flammable tape and unreliable parachutes ground craft this time around

    Days after saying it remained on track for the first crewed Starliner flight next month, NASA and Boeing have scrapped their July launch plan to give them "time to address recent emerging issues." ?

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  • Twitter loses second head of Trust and Safety under Musk

    And here we thought being lead moderator for Elon would be fun

    Twitter's second head of trust and safety to serve under Elon Musk has departed with little explanation.?

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  • Liveblog: All the news from Apple?s WWDC 2023 keynote
    Get your updates about iOS, macOS, and more right here.

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  • A shocking number of birds are in trouble
    We know better than ever how to help endangered birds, with notable conservation successes.

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  • More than 400 Grail patients incorrectly told they may have cancer
    Life assurance customers pause review relationship with early-detection biotech.

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  • They plugged GPT-4 into Minecraft?and unearthed new potential for AI
    A bot plays the video game by tapping the text generator to pick up new skills.

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  • Pandemic lessons: More health workers, less faxing?an Ars Frontiers recap
    Amid science and tech triumphs, basic infrastructure problems hurt COVID responses.

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  • Google?s Android and Chrome extensions are a very sad place. Here?s why
    It was a bad week for millions of people who rely on Google for apps and Chrome extensions.

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  • Some Google Pixel Watches are falling apart [Update]
    Several users report the back of the Pixel Watch just falls off after a short time.

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  • YouTube now allows videos that falsely claim Trump won 2020 election
    YouTube says ban spurred by Trump's election lies may "curtail political speech."

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  • The real culprit behind the 1871 vandalism of the Paleozoic Museum in Central Park
    A gripping tale of 19th century science, art, politics, thuggery?even a bit of bigamy.

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  • To keep Starliner flying, Boeing must make some hard choices
    "I think if they look back on it, they wouldn't do it again."

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