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  • Pentagon says a warship and commercial ships have come under attack in the Red Sea
    Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels launched a series of attacks on vessels in the Red Sea, as well as launching drones and missiles targeting Israel as it wages war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

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  • Philippine president says 'foreign terrorists' behind bomb that killed 4 during mass
    The Philippine president blamed "foreign terrorists" for a bomb blast that killed four people Sunday and wounded dozens of other Catholic worshippers in the south.

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  • Waiting for water: It's everywhere in this Colombian city ? except in the pipes
    The country is rich in water resources. Yet many people in the city of Santa Marta struggle to get enough to meet daily needs. They improvise, strategize ? and rely on a tangle of 1-inch pipes.

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  • Feeling alone? 5 tips to create connection and combat loneliness
    We all feel lonely at some point, but long-term social isolation can damage our mental and physical health. A new book called Project UnLonely shows how creative expression can foster friendships.

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  • The shadowy Hamas leader behind the war against Israel
    Yahya Sinwar, the leader of Hamas in the Gaza Strip, is widely believed to have helped mastermind the unprecedented Hamas attack that changed the course of Israeli-Palestinian history.

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  • This Palestinian American professor leans on his Quaker faith during conflict
    Here's how one professor holds on to the pacifism and silent meditation espoused by Quakers when the world feels like it's on fire.

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  • Gaza war is deadliest conflict for journalists in over 30 years, press advocates say
    More than 60 journalists and media workers have been killed so far, most of them Palestinian journalists in Gaza. Gaza's journalists have reported while also suffering personal losses.

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  • What the resumption of Israel-Hamas fighting means for Palestinians in Israeli jails
    Human rights groups say Israel stepped up arrests in the occupied West Bank during the war. Only a fraction of those arrested have been released as part of hostage and prisoner exchanges.

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  • More than 100 Gaza heritage sites have been damaged or destroyed by Israeli attacks
    The nonprofit group Heritage for Peace's preliminary findings show 104 historic religious buildings, museums and archaeological sites have been destroyed or damaged.

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  • Biden used to keep quiet about Trump. Now Biden's invoking his name to raise alarms
    In the 2024 election, President Biden hopes to benefit from talking more directly about former President Trump. The latest example is their exchange of words about the Affordable Care Act.

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  • Paris attack near Eiffel Tower leaves one dead and two injured
    The suspect tells police he was upset by "so many Muslims dying in Afghanistan and in Palestine".

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  • Video 'shows armed police approach Paris suspect'
    Video posted on social media shows a man dressed in black who appears to be carrying a knife.

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  • Henry Kissinger's Cambodia legacy of bombs and chaos
    Henry Kissinger died aged 100 this week. His policies caused widespread destruction in Cambodia.

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  • Shane MacGowan: A unifying Irish-English voice, in time of bombs and bullets
    Shane MacGowan gave voice to an Irish-English generation, writes author Joseph O'Connor.

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  • Could X go bankrupt under Elon Musk?
    Musk's profane attack on advertisers baffled experts - without adverts, how would X survive?

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  • American Fiction director says white audiences are too comfortable with black clichés
    Satirical film American Fiction follows a black writer trying to make the literary world change its ways.

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  • Ukraine war: Russia accused of killing unarmed Ukrainian prisoners of war
    Kyiv investigates a video said to show two surrendering Ukrainian soldiers being shot by Russians.

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  • Mindanao: Four killed in explosion at Catholic Mass in Philippines
    Four are killed and 42 wounded in a blast officials suspect was carried out by Islamist militants.

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  • Queens New York: Four killed including two children in stabbing attack
    Two police officers were injured and the suspect was taken to hospital but later declared dead.

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  • Philippines accuses China of swarming reef in South China Sea
    The coast guard said the growing numbers of Chinese military boats in the area was "alarming".

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  • 'Return to Office' declared dead

    Remote work is here to stay despite in-person mandates, this economist says

    Efforts to convince remote workers to return to corporate offices appear to have stalled, based on data from the government, academia, and private-sector organizations.?

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  • Law secretly drafted by ChatGPT makes it onto the books

    'Unfortunately or fortunately, this is going to be a trend'

    The council of Porto Alegre, a city in southern Brazil, has approved legislation drafted by ChatGPT. ?

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  • Elon is the bakery owner swearing in the street about Yelp critics canceling him

    First he was speed-running moderation, now internet advertising. Welcome to the party, pal

    Kettle By now Elon Musk should be used to high-risk maneuvers. If it's not SpaceX landing reusable rockets or docking manned capsules in orbit, it's Teslas hitting the road under AI control.?

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  • UK competition watchdog wins appeal ? investigation into Apple will go on

    iPhone maker tried to legally kill mobile browser, gaming probe by CMA

    The UK Court of Appeal has upheld the Competition and Markets Authority's (CMA's) decision to launch a probe into mobile browsers and cloud gaming, quashing an appeal by Apple to kill the process.?

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  • From Joaquin Phoenix to Rowan Atkinson, we enjoyed your Musk movie casting calls

    Although since it's the height of ridiculousness why not just Will Farrell?

    Although Musk: The Movie remains on the drawing board, we were delighted by the reader response to our question of who should play the part of the great man himself.?

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  • No new top boss at NSA until it answers questions about buying up location, browsing data

    Senator Ron Wyden puts his foot down ? for as long as he can

    Is the NSA buying up Americans' location and browsing data? Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) is tired of asking and has now moved to block the confirmation of a new NSA director until he gets answers.?

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  • Scores of US credit unions offline after ransomware infects backend cloud outfit

    Supply chain attacks: The gift that keeps on giving

    A ransomware infection at a cloud IT provider has disrupted services for 60 or so credit unions across the US, all of which were relying on the attacked vendor. ?

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  • Duke Uni libraries decamp from 37Signals' Basecamp over CTO's blogs

    We're canceling our subscriptions, say librarians citing co-founder's views

    The Duke University Libraries have decided to stop using 37Signal's Basecamp project management software after almost a decade due to public statements from the supplier's co-founder and chief technology officer.?

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  • Senate bill aims to stop Uncle Sam using facial recognition at airports

    Legislation would eliminate TSA permission to use the tech, require database purge in 90 days

    The US Transportation Security Administration's plans to expand its use of facial recognition tech, already in use at several American airports, may be over before it begins if a newly introduced Senate bill becomes law.?

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  • Apple slaps patch on WebKit holes in iPhones and Macs amid fears of active attacks

    Two CVEs can be abused to steal sensitive info or execute code

    Apple has issued emergency fixes to plug security flaws in iPhones, iPads, and Macs that may already be under attack.?

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  • Tensions rise between Targaryens in first teaser for House of the Dragon S2
    "There is no war so hateful to the gods as a war between kin."

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  • No further investments in Virgin Galactic, says Richard Branson
    Branson's business empire "no longer has the deepest pockets."

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  • New algorithm finds lots of gene-editing enzymes in environmental DNA
    Some are related to DNA-cutting enzymes. Others are a complete mystery.

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  • Porsche summons old-school cool with the 2024 911 Sport Classic
    The limited-production model focuses on driver involvement, not performance stats.

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  • Roar of cicadas was so loud, it was picked up by fiber-optic cables
    Brood X made itself known in a way that could change how we monitor insect populations.

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  • Chrome?s next weapon in the War on Ad Blockers: Slower extension updates
    When ad blocking is a cat-and-mouse game, make the mouse slower.

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  • A bitter pill: Amazon calls on rival SpaceX to launch Internet satellites
    Jeff Bezos' rivalry with Elon Musk takes a back seat to Amazon's launch dilemma.

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  • Reminder: Donate to win swag in our annual Charity Drive sweepstakes
    Add to a charity haul that's already raised over $8,500 in less than a week.

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  • 25M homes will lose broadband discounts if Congress keeps stalling, FCC warns
    Funding calls get increasingly urgent as program would run out of money in April.

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  • 1960s chatbot ELIZA beat OpenAI?s GPT-3.5 in a recent Turing test study
    AI chatbot deception paper suggests that some bots (and people) aren't very persuasive.

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