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CNBC

Microsoft sets record for biggest tech deal ever, topping Dell-EMC merger in 2016

Microsoft's agreement to pay almost $69 billion for Activision Blizzard marks the highest price ever paid by a U.S. tech company in an acquisition.


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CNN

Say goodbye to making Election Day a federal holiday and other pro-voting ideas

• DeSantis pushes Florida redistricting map that heavily favors GOP •Two long-serving Democratic congressmen announce they won't seek reelection in 2022 • Analysis: Here's why a top GOP recruit didn't want any part of the Senate


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National Public Radio

With airlines worried about 5G, Verizon and AT&T agree to delay rollout near airports

The FAA says 5G service could interfere with critical navigation systems on some aircraft and will restrict flights into some airports, which could lead to widespread delays and cancellations.


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CNN

Ukraine warns Russia has 'almost completed' build-up of forces near border

Ukraine has warned that Russia has "almost completed" its build-up of forces that could be used for an offensive against the country, compounding fears that Moscow could launch an invasion at any time.


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Fox News

CNN's Don Lemon suggests Texas synagogue hostage-taker suffering from 'mental illness,' ignores terror link

CNN host Don Lemon appeared to suggest that the British national who was killed after allegedly taking four people hostage inside a Texas synagogue was suffering from "mental illness," despite the FBI determining it to be a terrorism-related matter.


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Forbes

Error Leaves Some People Unable To Order Covid Tests From White House’s New ...

COVIDtests.gov, which launched Tuesday, offers four free Covid-19 tests per household, but some apartment dwellers were unable to order the tests due to a technical issue with the website.


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Business Insider

A Pacific volcano erupted with an explosive force more than 600 times the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, scientists said

Scientists say the underwater volcano's eruption may be the loudest since Krakatau, a devastating eruption that killed thousands in 1883.


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Business Insider

Virgin Galactic says that remarks by its chairman Chamath Palihapitiya that 'nobody cares' ...

Virgin Galactic says it believes in "fundamental human rights" after Chairman Chamath Palihapitiya said "nobody cares" about China's Uyghur genocide.


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BBC

US Capitol riot committee issues subpoena to Rudy Giuliani

The former Trump lawyer is among four aides slapped with subpoenas by the congressional inquiry.


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Forbes

Larry Fink Goes On The Offense For Stakeholder Capitalism

In the 2022 version of his annual letter to CEOs, the BlackRock chairman makes the case for a continued corporate commitment to a broad set of stakeholder interests as consistent with the power of capitalism and essential to long term viablity.


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CNBC

Stock futures are flat after sell-off on Wall Street, more bank earnings ahead

U.S. stock futures were steady in overnight trading on Tuesday following a sell-off on Wall Street triggered by surging bond yields.


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Fox News

US condemns Houthi drone attack on UAE oil facility

The White House said it “strongly condemns” a deadly attack from Yemen's Houthi rebels on an Abu Dhabi oil facility on Monday that killed three people and sparked a fire at a nearby airport.


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Fox News

Putin to hold summit with Xi at start of Olympics in Beijing

Vladimir Putin will meet with China's Xi Jinping to brief him on Moscow's talks with the United States and NATO ahead of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.


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New York Times

Britain’s politically besieged leader signals he might ease virus curbs.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is under intense political pressure over claims that he lied to Parliament about parties held in Downing Street during the lockdown.


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The Epoch Times

Hong Kong to Kill 2,000 Pets as Chinese Authorities Blame COVID-19 Spread on Imported Animals, Packages

Hong Kong health officials enter a pet shop to cull pets and disinfect the store, in Causeway Bay, on Jan. 18, 2022. (Sung Pilung/The Epoch Times)


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CNN

US Senate candidate from Louisiana smokes marijuana in new campaign ad

A US Senate candidate in Louisiana released a campaign ad Tuesday in which he smokes marijuana in an attempt to spark what he calls "a new conversation" around the drug.


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Russia Today

Most Covid jab ‘side effects’ are not caused by vaccines – study

Vast majority of Covid vaccine ‘side effects’ are caused by people's expectations rather than by the vaccine, Harvard Medical School researchers say, after analyzing the reports of more than 45,000 trial participants. Read Full Article at RT.com


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Voice of America

China Urges Taliban to Meet Conditions for Diplomatic Recognition

China said Tuesday that Afghanistan’s Taliban will have to live up to international expectations “at an early date” to earn legitimacy for their interim government in Kabul. Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian made the statement in response to reports the Islamist group was seeking China’s help in getting the new Afghan ...


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The Epoch Times

Busy Bodies [Episode 7]


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Salon

Al Yankovic gets the "weird" biopic he deserves, with the perfect actor to play him

After "UHF" in the late '80s, here's the movie that Weird Al fans have been waiting for


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Business Insider

In a first, a Tesla driver is facing felony charges for a fatal Autopilot ...

A California man faces two counts of vehicular manslaughter after he ran a red light and killed two people while his Tesla was on Autopilot.


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CNN

Gorsuch declines to wear mask, as bench-mate Sotomayor works from her office

As the Supreme Court justices in their matching robes shuffled into court Tuesday to tackle the final set of cases in the January sitting, their bland expressions masked the unusual intensity of the term that is playing out behind the scenes.


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Fox News

'The View' scolds Novak Djokovic over vaccine stance: 'You think tennis needs you that badly? No, honey'

Novak Djokovic, who is not vaccinated against COVID-19, was scolded by panelists on ABC’s "The View" on Wednesday after the top-ranked tennis star’s appeal against an Australian deportation order was dismissed.


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Al Jazeera

Israeli police under fire for alleged use of Pegasus spyware

Israeli lawmaker says she will question the police about their reported use of the NSO Group hacking tool on Israelis.


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Voice of America

UN Calls on Sudan’s Military to End its Killing Spree of Protesters

The U.N. human rights office has condemned what it says is the brutal, disproportionate use of force by Sudan’s security forces against peaceful protesters, many of whom reportedly are being killed and injured every day. The military mounted a coup d'état against Sudan’s ...


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Business Insider

Jim Obergefell, of the landmark Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, is ...

Jim Obergefell, the plaintiff from the landmark Supreme Court case that legalized gay marriage across the nation, is running for state office in Ohio.


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Breitbart

Report: Ron DeSantis Will Not Bend the Knee to Trump; ‘Asking Too Much’

Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) reportedly will not kowtow to Donald Trump, the New York Times reported about media's drummed up feud between the two stalwart Republicans.


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USA Today

The day in pictures

A look at the day's best photographs from around the world.       


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Fox News

House Democrat exit list grows to 28 as Rhode Island's Langevin, California's McNerney, ...

Two more House Democrats – Reps. Jim Langevin of Rhode Island and Jerry McNerney of California – announced on Tuesday that they won't seek reelection in this year's midterm elections.


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Fox News

2022 Grammys gets new date after being postponed

The 2022 Grammy Awards have shifted to a date in April after being postponed over rising COVID cases.


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National Public Radio

Arkansas inmates are suing after being given ivermectin to treat COVID-19

Ivermectin has been hailed as a "wonder drug" for treating parasitic infections, but leading medical experts say the same isn't true for treating COVID-19 infections.


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Business Insider

New York Post's former digital editor in chief accuses former boss of ...

Michelle Gotthelf says in the new suit she faced retaliation and discrimination from the New York Post after alleging Col Allan sexually harassed her.


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Russia Today

Pope’s deputies test positive for Covid-19

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin has tested positive for Covid-19 after displaying “very light” symptoms, while his deputy, Archbishop Edgar Pena Parra, is also positive, though asymptomatic. Read Full Article at RT.com


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Forbes

10 Healthcare Lessons You Can’t Afford Not To Learn: The Words And Thoughts Of Leeba Lessin

From 2006 to 2015, Leeba led CareMore, the pre-eminent integrated health plan and provider organization focused on addressing the needs of high-cost, high-need patients. This article features some of the most important lessons she taught about how to change and innovate within a broken healthcare.


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CNN

Cleveland Browns player Malik McDowell arrested on charges of attacking ...

Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Malik McDowell was arrested Monday in Florida on charges of public exposure, battery on a law enforcement officer and obstruction of justice with violence for resisting ...


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The Epoch Times

Virginia’s Youngkin Weighs Options as School Districts Insist on Mask Mandates

Glenn Youngkin, Virginia's governor-elect, is seen on election night in Chantilly, Va., on Nov. 2, 2021. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)


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The Hill

Los Angeles mayor nominates city's first female fire chief

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (D) has nominated a woman to become the city's first female chief of the fire department. Garcetti nominated Chief Deputy and Fire Marhshall Kristin Crowley to fil...


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The Epoch Times

Supreme Court Hears Religious Freedom Case About Christian Flag at Boston ...

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito poses in Washington on April 23, 2021. (Erin Schaff/Pool via Reuters)


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NBC News

Joss Whedon denies toxic behavior allegations made by 'Justice ...

Director Joss Whedon denied allegations made by a number of actors that he was verbally abusive and created a toxic work environment on different sets.


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Breitbart

Beto O'Rourke Raises $7.2 Million in Texas Governor Bid

Failed Democrat presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke (D), who announced his bid for Texas governor in November, has raised $7.2 million since launching his campaign, he announced this week.


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Breitbart

CNN Blasted for Hiring 'King of Viral Misinformation' Rex Chapman for Streaming Service

CNN has announced it has hired left-wing extremist and serial misinformation pusher Rex Chapman for its new subscription streaming service.


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Business Insider

Activision's market value is still 14% below what Microsoft plans to pay for it — and that suggests investors don't think the deal will get done

Also on Tuesday, the Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department began rewriting merger guidelines in a sign of more skepticism on M&A.


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Breitbart

Former Trump Administration Officials Convene to Try to Stop 45th President’s Return

Former Trump administration officials met on Monday evening to impede Donald Trump's 2024 presidential return, CNN reported.


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Forbes

Investors Poured Record $14.5 Billion Into Space Companies Including Elon Musk’s SpaceX In ...

Space companies are flying high, but changing market conditions could bring a few “back down to Earth” in 2022, according to a new report.


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Voice of America

Large Asteroid to Pass Near Earth Tuesday

A large asteroid is expected to pass within 1.93 million kilometers of Earth on Tuesday, according to NASA. The asteroid known as 7482 (1994 PC1), which was discovered in 1994, is about one kilometer wide or “bridge size” as NASA called it. NASA says the asteroid will ...


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The Epoch Times

Bill de Blasio Not Joining Race for New York Governor

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during a meeting in New York City on Aug. 3, 2021. (Richard Drew/AP Photo)


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BuzzFeed

42 Jokes About "Yellowjackets" For Anyone Absolutely Obsessed With The Show

I will never recover.View Entire Post ›


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BuzzFeed

Here's Everything You Need To Watch To Get You Familiar With The Cast Of "How I Met Your Father"

You've definitely seen a lot of these faces before.View Entire Post ›


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Forbes

Make Sure Your Business Is Tracking These 16 Essential Metrics

Knowing what data is impacting operations of the business is critical to business success.


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Russia Today

Asian nation to move capital to jungle

Indonesia’s parliament has passed legislation paving the way for the nation’s capital relocation from Jakarta to a forested patch of land on one of its biggest islands – Borneo. Read Full Article at RT.com


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The Guardian

Why is Biden one of the most unpopular US presidents? | First Thing

Some piece of the puzzle are within Biden’s control and some not, experts say. Plus, the charming history of menopauseGood morning.After winning more votes than any presidential candidate in US history, Joe Biden is now – just 12 months later – one of the country’s most unpopular ...


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Zero Hedge

Oil Spikes To Fresh 7-Year High After Key Iraq-Turkey Pipeline Explosion

Oil Spikes To Fresh 7-Year High After Key Iraq-Turkey Pipeline Explosion Despite dollar strength today (and more worrisome ZeroCOVID actions from China), oil prices continued to rise but news after-hours that an explosion knocked out a major pipeline sparked more upside. OIL MARKET: ...


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The Verge

Google fixes issue with the Assistant’s white noise sound that had sparked user outcry

Some Nest customers are unhappy with Google’s changes. | Photo: Dan Seifert / The Verge Google offers many ambient sounds from the Google Assistant, including one for white noise that might help block out noise to make it easier to sleep or study. The company seemingly changed its white noise sound last week, and many expressed ...


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ABC News

NYC mayor says even he doesn't feel safe on subway system

A high-profile killing at New York City’s busiest subway station has injected fresh unease into the perception of whether the lifeblood of the nation’s largest city is safe


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National Public Radio

Media groups protest limits on access to trial for ex-officers in George ...

A coalition of media groups says restrictions on access to the federal civil rights trial of three former Minneapolis police officers amount to an unconstitutional closing of the courtroom.


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USA Today

1 killed, 8 hurt in Bronx home explosion, collapse

One person was killed and eight other people including five police officers were hurt Tuesday in a suspected gas explosion and fire in the Bronx. It was the second deadly fire in the Bronx in less than two weeks. (Jan. 18)      


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CNBC

Biden avoids wading into the congressional stock trading debate

As support grows for a ban on stock trades by members, the White House says Biden's position is that the question should be left to Congress to decide.


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Business Insider

CEO Brian Chesky says he's now 'living on Airbnb,' and that half of bookings on the platform are for a week or ...

"I'll be coming back to San Francisco often, but for now my home will be an Airbnb somewhere," Chesky tweeted.


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The Daily Beast

Inside the Strange Rachel Zegler-Britney Spears Video Controversy

TwitterCelebrities have jeopardized their awards chances for a wide range of controversies, but this may be the first involving the star of Zoey 101.On Monday, actress Rachel Zegler issued an apology for a video she posted of herself performing a dramatic reading of Britney Spears’s Notes ...


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CNBC

What happens to your digital assets and cryptocurrency when you die? Even with a will, they may be overlooked

From digital photos to cryptocurrencies, certain items may be lost when you die if you don't make provisions for passing them on.


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Wall Street Journal

YouTube Shuts Division for Original Programming

The unit launched “Cobra Kai,” but most shows never gained traction with viewers.


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Breitbart

Exclusive—Ronna McDaniel: The RNC Is Fighting for Fair Debates

Debates are an important part of the democratic process, but Presidential Debates Committee has had a monopoly on organizing general election presidential debates and, for far too long, has shown clear bias against Republican candidates.


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CNBC

Crypto exchange users report ‘suspicious activity’ and 5 other ...

Here are six important things that happened in the crypto space last week.


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The Epoch Times

Rams Completely Dominate Cardinals in NFC Wildcard 34–11

Cam Akers #23 of the Los Angeles Rams runs with the ball in the first quarter of the game against the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., on Jan. 17, 2022. (Harry How/Getty Images)


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USA Today

Major winter storm brings heavy snow to Northeast

Over a foot of snow could be in store for some in the interior Northeast as the storm moves east.       


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The Guardian

Oklahoma pastor faces criticism for rubbing spit on parishoner’s face

Michael Todd spat into his hand twice, and audience gasped when he rubbed his hands on his brother’s faceA pastor from a megachurch in Tulsa, Oklahoma, faced a wave of criticism online over video of him rubbing spit on a worshipper’s face.During a sermon on Sunday, Michael Todd, a ...


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Zero Hedge

Exxon Says It'll Reach Net-Zero Carbon Emissions By 2050

Exxon Says It'll Reach Net-Zero Carbon Emissions By 2050 In a bold statement from an oil and gas major, Exxon has come out and pledged that it will be at net zero carbon emission by 2050. The pledge helps Exxon keep pace with rivals, according to CNBC, and also helps ...


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CNN

Website to order free Covid-19 tests is up and running

Omicron might mark the end of pandemic, unless a certain scenario happens, Fauci says • More than three-quarters of Covid-19 deaths in the US have been among seniors


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Breitbart

Supreme Court Rejects Request to Block Federal Mask ...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday formally rejected a request to block the federal mask mandate for air travel.


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Russia Today

Epstein and Maxwell were a ‘Batman and Robin’ duo, says Prince ...

Prince Andrew’s ex-girlfriend Lady Victoria Hervey has called Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell a “double act”, crediting the latter with luring women for the billionaire pedophile, and saying she was duped by the pair. Read Full Article at RT.com


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Forbes

10 New Year's Resolutions Every Business Owner Should Make For 2022

"New Year's resolution" season is the perfect time for companies to reassess their business visions and set concrete goals for the upcoming year.


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Russia Today

Australia suffers deadliest pandemic day

Australia has recorded its deadliest ever day of the Covid-19 pandemic as the Omicron variant continues to put a strain on hospitals. Infections were slightly on the decline, however. Read Full Article at RT.com


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The Epoch Times

Why Uncle Sam Must Neuter Crypto to Save the Dollar

A representation of the virtual cryptocurrency Ethereum is seen among representations of other cryptocurrencies in this picture illustration taken on June 14, 2021. (Edgar Su/Illustration/Reuters)


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CNN

The European Parliament's new President immediately faced questions on her views on abortion

Maltese center-right politician Roberta Metsola has been elected as the new European Parliament President, a week after the body's previous head David Sassoli died suddenly, and she immediately faced questions around her stance on abortion rights.


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BuzzFeed

Apparently Bono Is Super "Embarrassed" By The Name U2

"U2 pushes out the boat on embarrassment quite a lot."View Entire Post ›


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New York Times

Kazakhstan's Former Leader Speaks Out in Video on Unrest

Nursultan Nazarbayev, who had been absent during the recent unrest that gripped the country, said he supported the country’s leader and the economic reforms he has proposed.


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Forbes

The Missing Link In A Metaverse-For-All Vision

The need to use a headset to gain access to the Metaverse will be OK for some. However, the biggest hole in delivering the Metaverse to the masses revolves around the question of whether everyone can and will adopt using headsets to get the benefits of these exciting virtual worlds in the future.


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The Hill

White House dismisses report of new Build Back Better package

The White House on Tuesday dismissed a report that the administration is preparing an alternative spending package to replace President Biden's climate and social spending proposal.White House spokesman Andrew Bate...


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Forbes

Garmin’s Epix Flagship Smartwatch Combines The Best Of Venu 2 And Fenix 7

The original Garmin Epix was released in 2015 and was made primarily for those who wanted on-watch mapping.


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National Public Radio

North Korea tests more missiles, but experts warn against taking threats at face value

Monday's test was North Korea's fourth launch in under two weeks. By contrast, it took the North 10 months to conduct that many tests last year.


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