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Boston Dynamics to offer commercial version of Atlas robot: The Waltham company said its new robot is electric powered and able to lift heavy items ...
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Boston Dynamics to offer commercial version of Atlas robot
Quick Glance: Boston Dynamics' New Fully Electric Atlas Robot
  • Boston Dynamics has retired its hydraulic Atlas robots after 11 years and introduced a new fully electric version, marking a significant evolution in the company's product lineup.

  • The electric Atlas offers enhanced strength, range of motion, and versatile applications across various industries, starting with automotive manufacturing for parent company Hyundai.

  • Boston Dynamics has had a tumultuous history, from its founding as a promising research-focused startup to multiple acquisitions, but now seems to be focusing more on commercial applications.

  • The launch of the electric Atlas not only signifies a milestone in robotics but also provides a glimpse into the future where humanoid robots are poised to play an increasingly integral role in the industry.
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Senators to be sworn in as jurors in Mayorkas impeachment trial: The Senate is still negotiating what the scope of the homeland security secretary's trial will ...
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Senators to be sworn in as jurors in Mayorkas impeachment trial
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Nine Google Workers Arrested at Sit-In Protesting Firm’s Work with Israel: At least nine workers at Google were arrested Tuesday after staging sit-ins at ...
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Nine Google Workers Arrested at Sit-In Protesting Firm’s Work with Israel
Quick Glance: Google Workers Protest Cloud Contract with Israel's Government
  • Google employees stage protests against the 'Project Nimbus' cloud contract with Israel's government amid the conflict with Hamas.

  • Protests involve office occupations in New York and California, accompanied by outdoor demonstrations at multiple locations.

  • Activists demand the immediate cancellation of the project, which includes providing direct services to the Israeli Defense Forces.

  • Resistance against corporate involvement in military projects is not new at Google, and the protests continue.
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Travis Kelce Had ‘So Much Fun’ Witnessing Coachella ‘Madness’ From the Pit With Taylor Swift
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Travis Kelce Had ‘So Much Fun’ Witnessing Coachella ‘Madness’ From the Pit ...
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Elephant escapes circus, roams streets of Montana: “Only in Butte. A circus elephant got loose,” a bystander says in video footage of the animal stomping through ...
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Elephant escapes circus, roams streets of Montana
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NBA bans Jontay Porter after gambling probe shows he shared information, bet on games
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Quick Glance: NBA Bans Jontay Porter of Raptors for Gambling Violations
  • Jontay Porter of the Toronto Raptors was banned from the league for disclosing confidential information to bettors, limiting his participation in at least one game with the Raptors, and betting on NBA games in the G-League.

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver stressed the importance of protecting the integrity of NBA competition for fans, teams, and all associated with the sport when announcing the ban.

  • The investigation into Porter began in late March after sportsbooks noticed unusual betting on the reserve center's statistics in two Raptors' games, where Porter exited early in each game.

  • Porter placed at least 13 bets on NBA games through an associate's online betting account, totaling $54,094. The total payout from these bets amounted to $76,059, resulting in a net winnings of $21,965.
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Motaz Azaiza: Find out why Motaz Azaiza is one of the 100 most influential people of 2024.
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Motaz Azaiza
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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex unveils first product from American Riviera Orchard: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex has unveiled the first product from her new lifestyle ...
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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex unveils first product from American Riviera ...
Quick Glance: Discover When Meghan Markle's Jam Will Be Available for Purchase
  • Shortly after debuting her highly anticipated lifestyle brand American Riviera Orchard, Meghan Markle unveiled the first product.

  • Markle made a return to Instagram to reveal the brand's identity and a website featuring a logo representing her neighborhood 'Montecito' with a sign-up link for the waitlist.

  • The initial product will be strawberry jam, with a focus on home, garden, food, and lifestyle content based on information from the trademark application documents.

  • While the specific release date remains undisclosed, interested individuals can already join the waitlist and anticipate further updates on Markle's product line.
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Michael J. Fox: Find out why Michael J. Fox is one of the 100 most influential people of 2024.
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Michael J. Fox
Quick Glance: Michael J. Fox: An Admirable Champion
  • Described as funny, warm, attractive, and intelligent, Michael J. Fox is known to fall frequently not out of fear but due to his courage, despite having Parkinson's disease.

  • He is not just a prominent figure in Parkinson's research but also someone who has helped many, including the author, feel less alone.

  • His influence goes beyond being a movie star with electrifying wit and charm - he embodies a variety of beautiful qualities.

  • The author shares a personal experience with Michael J. Fox, highlighting how he continues to inspire and impress people even after many years.
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Why Tesla wants to give Elon Musk $55 billion pay package: Tesla says Elon Musk's pay package is a "matter of fundamental fairness and respect to our CEO."
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Why Tesla wants to give Elon Musk $55 billion pay package
Quick Glance: Shareholders Called upon to Support Elon Musk's Compensation at Tesla
  • Tesla is seeking approval from shareholders for CEO Elon Musk's compensation, which was recently invalidated by a Delaware court.

  • The shareholder vote will take place during the company's annual meeting on June 13.

  • Tesla has filed a proxy statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission to seek shareholder approval for Musk's compensation.

  • The relocation of Tesla's corporate headquarters from Delaware to Texas is also subject to shareholder approval.
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Wall Street wants answers from Elon Musk on Tesla's Model 2 car: Elon Musk has kept investors hanging since he issued cryptic social posts following an exclusive ...
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Wall Street wants answers from Elon Musk on Tesla's Model 2 car
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Controversial messenger service: How Telegram almost became a German start-up: Telegram boss Pawel Durow told controversial moderator Tucker Carlson that he once ...
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Controversial messenger service: How Telegram almost became a German ...
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What the Upper-Middle-Class Left Doesn’t Get About Inflation: Liberal politicians and economists don’t seem to recognize the everyday harms of rising costs.
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What the Upper-Middle-Class Left Doesn’t Get About Inflation
Quick Glance: Powell Warns of Lack of Progress on Inflation
  • Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell emphasized that the U.S. economy, while otherwise strong, has not seen a return of inflation to the central bank's target.

  • Powell mentioned that the current policy should remain in place as inflation has not declined quickly enough and there has been no further progress towards the 2% goal.

  • Since July 2023, the Fed has maintained its benchmark interest rate in a target range between 5.25% and 5.5%, the result of 11 consecutive rate hikes.

  • Financial markets have had to adjust their expectations for rate cuts this year as inflation has been higher than expected, and the Fed's policy continues to be dependent on data.
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Arizona Legislature Expects New Efforts to Repeal 1864 Abortion Ban: The state has been in turmoil since its Supreme Court upheld a near-total abortion ban ...
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Arizona Legislature Expects New Efforts to Repeal 1864 Abortion Ban
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Apple fixes iPhone bug that suggested Palestinian flag when some people typed ‘Jerusalem’
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Apple fixes iPhone bug that suggested Palestinian flag when some people ...
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Stuff takes a big risk on Newshub: Comment: Stuff’s decision to provide Warner Bros. Discovery with a low-cost, no frills news hour to replace Newshub is a brave ...
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Stuff takes a big risk on Newshub
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UM cost of attendance climbs $5,000, students to pay $93,000 next year: Attending the University of Miami for the 2024-2025 school year will cost students over ...
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UM cost of attendance climbs $5,000, students to pay $93,000 next year
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Donald Trump is threatened with prison: an overview of all criminal cases - Hush money, election fraud & more
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Donald Trump is threatened with prison: an overview of all criminal cases ...
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Supreme Court gives skeptical eye to key statute used to prosecute Jan. 6 rioters
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Quick Glance: Justices Question Obstruction Charge Against Jan. 6 Rioter
  • The Supreme Court is considering whether Jan. 6 rioters can be charged with obstructing an official proceeding, potentially impacting Trump's election interference case.

  • During Tuesday's hearing, justices expressed concerns about the Justice Department's use of the obstruction statute to prosecute those involved in the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.

  • A potential consequence of a ruling in favor of Fischer could affect Trump, although this outcome is not definitive. Prosecutors in Trump's case have emphasized that even if Fischer succeeds, Trump's actions would still be governed by a more restrictive interpretation of the law.

  • The provision was enacted in 2002 as part of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, passed after the Enron accounting scandal. Both Fischer and Trump argue that the obstruction law does not apply to their alleged conduct, meaning the charges should be dropped.
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NASA Confirms Origin Of Space Object That Crashed Into Florida Home: The agency said in a blog post it had collected the item and determined it was a piece of ...
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NASA Confirms Origin Of Space Object That Crashed Into Florida Home
Quick Glance: Fragment of ISS Battery Hits Florida Residence
  • A confirmed piece of space debris hit a Florida home in March, originating from a discarded ISS battery pallet.

  • The fragment that entered the house of Alejandro Otero in Naples, Florida, pierced through the roof and crossed 2 floors.

  • Following thorough examination, the US space agency confirmed that the fragment was indeed part of the cargo pallet used to secure the batteries.

  • NASA intends to update its predictive models for object decay during re-entry and the ISS team will investigate the disposal of the cargo pallet to enhance understanding of the debris's survival.
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Fee for platform X: Musk: new users should pay: Anyone who sets up a new account on X will have to pay in future. Elon Musk wants to beat annoying bots with a ...
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Fee for platform X: Musk: new users should pay
Quick Glance: Musk Plans Fee for New X Users
  • Elon Musk intends to charge new users of X in the initial months to curb the activity of automated bot accounts.

  • The fee is set to be waived after three months to allow free posting.

  • Tests in New Zealand and the Philippines raised skepticism about the effectiveness of the fee as a countermeasure against bots.

  • Declining revenues at X post-rebranding and Twitter acquisition, along with a negative brand perception by companies, are impacting the service's business.
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Gap between Caitlin Clark's WNBA salary and her male counterparts draws outrage : College basketball superstar Caitlin Clark is set to soar to new heights in the ...
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Quick Glance: Caitlin Clark's Eventful WNBA Draft Week
  • Caitlin Clark, the NCAA Division I all-time leading scorer, had a whirlwind week before the WNBA Draft, signaling just the beginning of her promising career.

  • From the national championship to "SNL" to the Empire State Building and the draft, Clark is celebrated as one of the most sought-after and scrutinized rookies in the WNBA.

  • After a series of events within eight days, including appearances on "Saturday Night Live", meetings, and honors, Clark looks forward to starting her professional career with the Indiana Fever.

  • With a 190 percent increase in ticket prices and a massive fan response upon her arrival at the Fever, Clark and the team have high hopes for a successful season and a return to the playoffs.
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Alongside Liam Neeson: Pamela Anderson stars in “The Naked Gun” remake: She gets the role that Priscilla Presley had in the original: Pamela Anderson will be in ...
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Alongside Liam Neeson: Pamela Anderson stars in “The Naked Gun” remake
Quick Glance: New Cast for 'Naked Gun' Reboot
  • Pamela Anderson will be seen alongside Liam Neeson in the upcoming Naked Gun reboot, set for release in July 2025.

  • Directed by Akiva Schaffer, the modern interpretation of the classic comedy franchise will promise laughs for new audiences.

  • Details about Anderson's character in the film are being kept under wraps, creating anticipation among fans for the return of the beloved series.

  • The original Naked Gun hit theaters in 1988 and was successful enough to inspire two sequels. The reboot aims to bring the series' distinctive humor to modern viewers.
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United Airlines says Boeing 737 Max blowout, grounding cost it $200M: United blamed its failure to turn a profit in the first quarter of 2024 on the temporary ...
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United Airlines says Boeing 737 Max blowout, grounding cost it $200M
Quick Glance: United Airlines cuts 2024 aircraft delivery plan
  • United Airlines has reduced its aircraft delivery expectations for the year due to Boeing delays.

  • The company plans to lease 35 Airbus A321neos in 2026 and 2027.

  • United Airlines incurred a $200 million loss due to the temporary grounding of the Boeing 737 Max 9 in January.

  • The company exceeded Wall Street's expectations for the first quarter.
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Ohio judge temporarily blocks ban on gender-affirming care for minors: A law that would ban gender-affirming treatments for children and teenagers in that state ...
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Ohio judge temporarily blocks ban on gender-affirming care for minors
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Walgreens embarks on another round of layoffs: The Deerfield-based company has been cutting jobs every few months over the last year.
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Walgreens embarks on another round of layoffs
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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay in Florida has welcomed an endangered Bornean orangutan baby, who was delivered by cesarean section on Saturday. The mother, Luna ... Show more   abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/endangered-bornean-orangutan-born-busch-gardens-florida-109265507
Quick Glance: Newborn Borneo Orangutan at Busch Gardens, Florida
  • An endangered Bornean orangutan baby was born at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay in Florida.

  • Following a cesarean section on Saturday, the baby orangutan weighing just over three pounds (1.3 kilograms) was brought into the world by park officials. Once stabilized, the mother Luna is recovering from the surgery and will soon reunite with her baby.

  • Known as the largest tree-dwelling ape species and the third largest overall, the Bornean orangutan's birth signifies a significant step in orangutan conservation efforts.

  • Orangutans typically have a lifespan of 35 to 40 years in the wild. The newborn ape has not been named yet and resides in a zoo within the Tampa theme park, known as one of the largest in North America, accommodating thousands of animals.
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Patrick Mahomes is our second 2024 TIME100 cover star. The Chiefs quarterback reflects on his latest Super Bowl-winning season ... Show more   time.com/6966732/patrick-mahomes-interview-time100-2024/
Quick Glance: Embarking Towards a New Goal: Mahomes and Chiefs Prepare
  • Following their victorious conclusion of Super Bowl LVIII, the Chiefs initiated their first meetings to kickstart their 2024 campaign.

  • Coach Andy Reid stressed the importance of building fundamentals for the players during the voluntary offseason program.

  • The Chiefs conducted online sessions, shared their season plans, and intensified their training sessions to enhance team chemistry.

  • There were changes in the coaching staff, including promotions and new members, to get ready for the upcoming season.
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Elon Musk's wealth crashes $160 billion from peak amid Tesla troubles: Tesla stock has tanked by more than 60% since late 2021, slashing Elon Musk's fortune from ...
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Elon Musk's wealth crashes $160 billion from peak amid Tesla troubles
Quick Glance: Tesla: Layoffs and Elon Musk's Reality Check
  • Tesla is planning a major layoff to prepare for the future.

  • Elon Musk's grasp on reality is questioned as Tesla performs mediocre in the automotive industry.

  • Tesla experiences a decline in revenue margin compared to other automakers.

  • The success of Tesla's future depends on the implementation of autonomous driving technology.