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[Reuters] U.S. to test nuclear-powered spacecraft by 2027

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[CBS] NYPD videoing people leaving Drake concert worries privacy advocates

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[The Guardian] Universities to return to ‘pen and paper’ exams after students caught using AI to write essays

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[Business Insider] Amazon is laying off over 18,000 workers, the largest job cut in the company's history

Amazon plans to lay off the largest number of workers in the company's history. In a memo to Amazon staff on Wednesday, CEO Andy Jassy sa...

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[MSN] How Safe Is It To Store Crypto on Exchanges? What To Know Amid FTX Collapse

Undoubtedly, cryptocurrency is not the safest investment to make. Aside from extreme volatility risks and loose regulations, there are th...

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[Insider] A brother and sister had to stop 6 times in 1 day to charge their rented Tesla in cold weather because the battery drained so quickly

Xaviar and Alice Steavenson wanted to find out what it's like to drive a Tesla, so they rented one from Hertz for a road trip from Orland...

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[NBC] Hackers linked to Chinese government stole millions in Covid benefits

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[WSJ] U.S., EU Agree to Coordinate Semiconductor Subsidy Programs

COLLEGE PARK, Md.—Top U. S. and European Union officials agreed to work closely to strengthen semiconductor supply chains, including shar...

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[AP] Amnesty International Canada says it was hacked by Beijing

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[The Guardian] US judge orders Amazon to ‘cease and desist’ anti-union retaliation

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[Fox] Pennsylvania teenager charged with homicide after Instagram video confession

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[AP] China launches 3 astronauts to complete space station

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[AP] Studies find automatic braking can cut crashes over 40%

DETROIT (AP) — Two new U. S. studies show that automatic emergency braking can cut the number of rear-end automobile crashes in half, and...

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[AP] Report: Tweets with racial slurs soar since Musk takeover

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[The Guardian] ‘Overweight’ neutron star defies a black hole theory, say astronomers

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[Insider] Amazon's new robot should strike fear into its hundreds of thousands of warehouse workers

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FTC says it's tracking developments at Twitter with 'deep concern' after key security departures

The Federal Trade Commission is closely watching Twitter’s moves under new owner Elon Musk, a spokesperson said in a statement Thursday. ...

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[NBC] NASA moon rocket launch delayed again as storm approaches Florida coast

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — NASA is again postponing the launch of its new moon rocket because of a storm threatening the Florida coast. Fuel l...

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[CNN] Twitter battles wave of impersonators after launching new paid verification system

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[ABC] California settles with firm in Volkswagen emissions scandal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California on Monday settled a lawsuit against a German company stemming from the emissions scandal that tarred Vol...

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[WSJ] Exclusive: Facebook Parent Meta Is Preparing to Notify Employees of Large-Scale Layoffs This Week

Meta’s planned layoffs would be the first broad headcount reductions to occur in the company’s 18-year history. Meta’s planned layoffs wo...

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[CNN] Twitter delays $8 'blue check' verification plan until after the midterms | CNN Business

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[BBC] Golden asteroid: Nasa mission set to launch in 2023 - CBBC Newsround

Somewhere between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter lurks a massive metal asteroid known as 16 Psyche.Nasa has announced it plans to launch ...

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[The Guardian] TikTok tells European users its staff in China get access to their data

TikTok is spelling out to its European users that their data can be accessed by employees outside the continent, including in China, amid...

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[Vice] Neo-Nazis, Antisemites, and the N Word: Twitter Just Hours Under Elon Musk

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[NY Times] Spotify Wants to Get Into Audiobooks but Says Apple Is in the Way

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[WAPO] ‘Joe Biden’ has been dominating a niche fighting game for years

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[Politico] Will Electric Vehicles Kill the Gas Station?

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[WAPO] Racist tweets quickly surfaced after Musk closed Twitter deal

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[WAPO] Big rock slams into Mars, gouges crater, reveals subsurface features

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[Huff Post] 'Nation's Report Card' Shows Decline in Reading Scores, Record Decline In Math

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[CNBC] Binance is ‘narrowing down’ identity of hacker behind $570 million crypto attack, CEO says

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[WSJ] The Mechanics of Russia’s Nuclear Arsenal, Explained

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[Insider] An ex-TikTok moderator, who was paid $10 a day and had to scroll through child abuse and gun violence, was required to keep her webcam on all night, report says

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[Forbes] Google’s New Medical Imaging Suite Will Enable A Bright Future Ahead For Healthcare

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[NPR] NASA announces the team members for its UFO study

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[Insider] Mark Zuckerberg should dial down the metaverse crap and make Facebook 'Facebook' again

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[The Guardian] Save energy by not turning clocks back in October, says expert

Households could save more than £400 a year on energy bills if clocks are not put back at the end of October, according to an expert, who...

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[MSN] A new four-year project will test the viability of large-scale wave energy in Europe

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[Reuters] U.S. awards $2.8 billion for EV battery, grid projects

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[BBC] Google offers glimpse of ultra-realistic chat tech

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[The Guardian] Amount of ocean heat found to be accelerating and fueling extreme weather events

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[CNN] Biden moves one step closer to making giant Pacific Ocean wind turbines a reality

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[CNN] $4.6 billion plant will make green ammonia 'the fuel of the future'

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[CNBC] Apple iPhone maker Foxconn says it wants to make cars for Tesla as it ramps up EV push

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[The Guardian] US Atlantic coast now a breeding ground for supercharged hurricanes – study

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[NBC] Asteroid dust successfully brought back to Earth

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[The Guardian] Young LGBTQ+ people more than twice as likely to experience hate speech online

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