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Robotics Outfit Displays Future Construction Workers

The Verge reports: Is Boston Dynamics slowly preparing to put its bipedal robots to work? In a glossy new video, the company has shown off its prototype Atlas robot tossing planks and tool bags around in a fake construction site. It’s a notable change in messaging from the Hyundai-owned company, which has never previously emphasized how its bipedal machines could …

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NHL Player Refuses To Wear Pride Night Jersey [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: National Hockey League player Ivan Provorov opted to forego part of the Philadelphia Flyers’ annual Pride Night on Tuesday, skipping warmups over a disagreement on rainbow attire, as well as rainbow-colored sticks and pucks to be auctioned at the end of the night. Provorov claimed a religious exemption, citing being Russian Orthodox. He went on to …

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Florida Bans “Illegal” African-American History Course

The National Review reports: The College Board — the group that runs the SAT test and the Advanced Placement (AP) program — has launched a pilot version of an AP African-American Studies (APAAS) course, to great fanfare in the mainstream press. In various press accounts, College Board advisers and teachers — so as not to fall afoul of new state …

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Records Show Santos’ Mother Was In Brazil On 9/11

The Jewish Forward reports: Newly obtained documents from the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services show that U.S. Rep. George Santos’ mother, Fatima A.C.H. Devolder, was not in the World Trade Center during the terrorist attacks on 9/11, as he has claimed. While Santos has admitted to embellishing his resume and not being Jewish, he still maintains many outright falsehoods, including …

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DOJ Charges Crypto CEO In Alleged $700M Scheme

USA Today reports: The founder of the Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange Bitzlato was arrested early Wednesday in Miami in connection with a vast money laundering operation, accused of transmitting more than $700 million in illicit funds in the past four years. Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco said Anatoly Legkodymov, 40, a Russian national, oversaw a major “high-tech financial hub that catered to …

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Woman Sprays ATL Staff, Cops With Fire Extinguisher

Atlanta’s ABC affiliate reports: A woman was arrested Tuesday after police said she assaulted officers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and sprayed people with a fire extinguisher. At around 9:34 p.m., officers responded to concourse D at the airport in reference to a suspicious woman attempting to open secured doors inside the concourse. When officers arrived, airport security notified them …

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Arizona Republicans Lose Appeal To End Voting By Mail

Capital Media Services reports: All Arizonans will continue to be able to vote by mail despite efforts by the state Republican Party to kill the practice. The state Court of Appeals on Tuesday rejected arguments by a lawyer for the GOP and Kelli Ward, its chair, that allowing people to vote from their own homes or anywhere other than a …

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Jared Kushner Claims He Had “Screaming Matches” With Trump Over His Lies About Election, Voter Fraud

Mediaite reports: Former President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and top White House adviser, Jared Kushner, described to author Chris Whipple his aggressive confrontations with then-President Trump following his loss in the 2020 election and subsequent allegations of voter fraud. Whipple’s new book, out this week, The Fight of His Life: Inside Joe Biden’s White House, includes a section in which Kushner …

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WH Blasts Committee Assignments For Far-Right Reps

Axios reports: The White House on Wednesday condemned the addition of far-right Republicans to the House Oversight Committee, including Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), Scott Perry (R-Pa.) and Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.). The White House did not explicitly name the four members, but cited examples of Greene and Gosar promoting violence against other members of Congress that led …

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JetBlue Plane Strikes Tail Of Parked Aircraft At JFK

New York City’s NBC affiliate reports: A JetBlue flight from New York to Puerto Rico bumped into another plane in the gate area on Wednesday, the second time in a matter of days that two planes experienced an unusual incident at JFK Airport. Flight 1603 “came into light contact with a parked unoccupied aircraft during pushback,” a JetBlue spokesman said …

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