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UK GOVT ORDERS JULIAN ASSANGE'S EXTRADITION; APPEAL PLANNED

The British government ordered the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States to face spying charges, a milestone - but not the end of a decade-long legal saga sparked by his website's publication of classified U.S. documents.

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SOUTH KOREA LAUNCHES FIRST SATELLITE WITH HOMEGROWN ROCKET

South Korea conducted its first successful satellite launch using a domestically developed rocket on Tuesday, officials said, boosting its growing aerospace ambitions and demonstrating it has key technologies needed to launch spy satellites and build larger missiles amid tensions with rival North Korea.

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RESEARCHERS HOPE FIREFLIES WILL AID ROBOT COMMUNICATION

Researchers from the University of Colorado are studying the Great Smoky Mountains' synchronous fireflies to determine whether understanding the way they communicate could help with developing robot communication.

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SOUTH KOREA HITS DOZENS WITH TRAVEL BANS AMID CRYPTO PROBE

South Korean prosecutors have barred dozens of people connected to Terraform Labs from leaving the country as they expand an investigation into a $40 billion collapse of the company's cryptocurrency that devastated traders around the world.

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GOOGLE EXEC TO UN: UKRAINE 'A CRYSTAL BALL' FOR INFO WARFARE

A Google executive warned the U.N. Security Council that cyberattacks, disinformation and other forms of information warfare being waged in Ukraine are a "crystal ball" for future problems elsewhere.

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GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES BIG INVESTMENTS FOR BROADBAND EXPANSION

Kentucky took a step toward closing its digital divide when Gov.

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CRYPTO INVESTORS' HOT STREAK ENDS AS HARSH 'WINTER' DESCENDS

The wealth-generating hot streak for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has turned brutally cold.

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CALIFORNIA MAY MAKE SOCIAL MEDIA FIRMS REPORT ENFORCEMENT

Social media companies would have to make public their policies for removing problem content and give detailed accounts of how and when they remove it, under a proposal being considered by California legislators who blame online chatter for encouraging violence and undermining democracy.

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CEMENT CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS QUIETLY DOUBLE IN 20 YEARS

Heat trapping carbon dioxide emissions from making cement, a less talked about but major source of carbon pollution, have doubled in the last 20 years, new global data shows.

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CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS, CARBON NEUTRALITY PLAN DRAWS CRITICISM

California air regulators are likely to hear a barrage of criticism on a plan to slash fossil fuel use and reach carbon neutrality by 2045, a proposal that would require a sweeping shift in how the state powers its massive economy in the face of climate change.

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M2 Processor - WWDC22: Apple Silicon power going even further

At this year’s WWDC, Apple lifted the lid on the next generation M-series chip: M2, which extends the remarkable features of M1, with industry-leading power efficiency, a unified memory architecture, and custom technologies that unlock a whole host of possibilities for the Mac.

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June 18, 2022

US REPORT: NEARLY 400 CRASHES OF AUTOMATED TECH VEHICLES

Automakers reported nearly 400 crashes of vehicles with partially automated driver-assist systems, including 273 involving Teslas, according to statistics released by U.S. safety regulators this week.

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June 18, 2022

INTERNET, CELLPHONE OUTAGE CUTS KNOCKS RURAL ARIZONA OFFLINE

A telecommunications outage over the weekend left swaths of rural northeastern Arizona without internet or phone connections, knocking out credit card processors and, in some cases, easy access to emergency services.

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June 18, 2022

HOW TO AFFORD SUMMER ROAD TRIPS AMID HIGH GAS PRICES

A summer road trip used to be a cost-effective, easy getaway. This year, soaring gas prices and expensive rental cars might make you think twice about hitting the road.

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June 18, 2022

SAVINGS INCENTIVES: HOW 401(K)S GET US TO DO THE RIGHT THING

More workers are following experts’ advice in saving for retirement, even when finances feel precarious. It’s happening because 401(k) plans are using a simple human trait to guide us: our inclination to do nothing.

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June 18, 2022

QUALCOMM WINS ANTITRUST CASE AGAINST EU COMMISSION

A European Union court on Wednesday invalidated a decision by the bloc’s executive arm to fine technology company Qualcomm more than $1 billion in an antitrust case.

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June 18, 2022

COURT: AMAZON CUSTOMERS CAN SUE OVER LACK OF TOXIC WARNINGS

The California Supreme Court has left intact a ruling that allows customers to sue Amazon. com for failing to warn buyers that some products it sells may contain hazardous substances such as mercury.

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June 18, 2022

FIRM BEHIND POPULAR US DOLLAR STABLECOIN TO LAUNCH EURO COIN

Cryptocurrency company Circle said that it will start issuing its first euro-denominated cryptocurrency, a stablecoin known as Euro Coin, later this month.

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June 18, 2022

FERRARI TO MAKE 80% HYBRID AND FULL ELECTRIC RANGE BY 2030

Italian luxury sportscar maker Ferrari on Thursday outlined an electrification strategy that calls for 40% full-electric vehicles and 40% hybrid models by 2030.

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June 18, 2022

CHINA'S FACTORY ACTIVITY REBOUNDS AS ANTI-VIRUS CURBS EASE

China’s factory output rebounded in May, adding to a recovery from the latest COVID-induced economic slump after controls that shut down Shanghai and other industrial centers eased.

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June 18, 2022

TESLAS WITH AUTOPILOT A STEP CLOSER TO RECALL AFTER WRECKS

Teslas with partially automated driving systems are a step closer to being recalled after the U.S. elevated its investigation into a series of collisions with parked emergency vehicles or trucks with warning signs.

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US SOLAR COMPANIES WEIGH CHALLENGE TO BIDEN PAUSE ON TARIFFS

U.S. solar manufacturers say they are considering legal challenges after President Joe Biden declared a two-year pause for tariffs on solar imports from Southeast Asia.

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FTC CHAIR KHAN PLANS KEY WORK ON KIDS' DATA PRIVACY ONLINE

The head of the Federal Trade Commission says the agency is pushing a robust agenda of actions and policies to help safeguard children’s privacy online.

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HIGH PRICES, LOW INVENTORY, A NEW NORM FOR CAR SHOPPERS

Throw in sky-high fuel prices and rising interest rates, and it’s enough to make people throw their hands up in resignation.

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MUSK THREATENS TO WALK AWAY FROM TWITTER DEAL

Elon Musk is threatening to walk away from his $44 billion bid to buy Twitter, accusing the company of refusing to give him information about its spam bot and fake accounts.

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FACING HUGE INVENTORY, TARGET CUTS VENDOR ORDERS, PRICES

Target is canceling orders from suppliers, particularly for home goods and clothing, and it’s slashing prices further to clear out amassed inventory ahead of the critical fall and holiday shopping seasons.

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BIG TECH ATTACKS BECOME RALLYING CRY FOR GOP CANDIDATES

Shortly after launching his campaign last year for the Republican nomination in Nevada’s U.S. Senate race, Sam Brown got into a scrape with Twitter.

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BILL MAKES CODING AN ALTERNATIVE TO LANGUAGE FOR SCHOLARSHIP

High school students working to earn free college tuition through Louisiana’s TOPS state scholarship program could take computer coding instead of a foreign language under a bill passed Monday amid complaints efforts to revive the French language could be undermined.

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AMAZON SAYS IT PREVENTED 4 BILLION BAD LISTINGS IN 2021

Amazon, which has been under increasing pressure to tackle counterfeit products, said in its second-annual report that it prevented 4 billion bad listings from making it onto its site and got rid of more than 3 million phony products last year.

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3 US COMPANIES SANCTIONED OVER BLUEPRINTS SENT TO CHINA

The Biden administration accused three U.S. companies of sending to China blueprints and technical drawings for satellite and rocket technology and other defense prototypes.

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