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Nebraska teen and mother facing charges in abortion-related case that involved obtaining their Facebook messages

Norfolk police began investigating Celeste Burgess and her mother, Jessica Burgess, in late April following concerns Celeste had prematurely delivered a stillborn fetus, according to court documents. After the two were initially charged, law enforcement continued to investigate and obtained Facebook messages between Celeste and Jessica that appear to make reference to abortion pills and …

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‘We’re back, baby’: New bill boosts US climate credibility

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a moment when hopes dimmed that the United States could become an international leader on climate change, legislation that Congress is poised to approve could rejuvenate the country’s reputation and bolster its efforts to push other nations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions more quickly. The head-snapping turn of events, which has …

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The Problems with Artificial Intelligence Go Way Beyond Sentence

About the authors: Noah Giansiracusa is an assistant professor of mathematical sciences at Bentley University and author of How Algorithms Create and Prevent Fake News. Paul Romer is a University Professor at NYU and a co-recipient of the 2018 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics. The story of a Google engineer (and Christian mystic) who saw …

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Northrop Grumman moves rocket work from Russia, Ukraine with Firefly

Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket lifts off from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on Aug. 10, 2021 carrying a Cygnus spacecraft with cargo for the International Space Station. Terry Zaperach/NASA Wallops Northrop Grumman is moving production of the engines and structures for its Antares rockets to the US from Russia and Ukraine, a move that …

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Upstart outlook comes up short, but CEO says he’s ‘confident’ in value of AI lending

Upstart Holdings Inc. delivered a lower-than-expected revenue forecast for the current quarter, but its chief executive expressed confidence in the performance and value of artificial-intelligence-driven lending. Since Upstart UPST, +9.02% offered preliminary second-quarter results a month ago that fell shy of expectations, the key issue headed into the company’s official earnings report was its outlook. …

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Meta Reality Labs division reveals latest VR headset prototypes

Tech giant Meta’s Reality Labs division has revealed new prototypes in its roadmap toward the lightweight, hyper-realistic virtual reality graphics. The breakthroughs remain far from consumer-ready, but the designs, codenamed Butterscotch, Starburst, Holocake 2, and Mirror Lake, could add up to a slender, brightly lit headset that supports finer detail than its current Quest 2 …

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Apple AR/VR Headset Might Cost $2000, Start at 1.5 Million Units

Photo: Ryan Anson/AFP (Getty Images) Apple is avoiding any deep stake in the consumer VR pricing rat race, reportedly, with a very expensive and very low-key first release. As first noted by MacRumorsconsistent Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo wrote Sunday that the tech giant will only be releasing less than 1.5 million units of its first …

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One year after Afghanistan, spy agencies pivot toward China

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a recent closed-door meeting with leaders of the agency’s counterterrorism center, the CIA’s No. 2 official made clear that fighting al-Qaida and other extremist groups would remain a priority — but that the agency’s money and resources would be increasingly shifted to focusing on China. The CIA drone attack that killed …

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