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The Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial verdict?  We've all lost

The Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial verdict? We’ve all lost

After weeks of contested, contentious testimony, expert witnesses and cross-examination, closing arguments for the defamation lawsuit brought over Amber Heard’s Washington Post op-ed finished up on Friday. In her final statement, Heard emotionally described being “harassed, humiliated, every single day” of the threatened proceedings, which were instigated by ex-husband Johnny Depp. The jury might disagree, …

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New gun restrictions would likely be undone by Supreme Court

New gun restrictions would likely be undone by Supreme Court

After the horrific at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, that left 19 children and two teachers dead, America’s outrage and desire to stop the carnage from gun violence is illustrated in a new Politico poll that finds nearly 70 percent of Americans support a ban on AR-15 type weapons, and 84 percent support banning …

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With Water Cut to Rice Growers, Colusa County Asks for Economic Assistance

With Water Cut to Rice Growers, Colusa County Asks for Economic Assistance

Colusa County in Northern California is the top producer of rice in the Sacramento Valley. Colusa County historically produces more than 150,000 acres of rice in a normal year. But in 2022, Colusa officials say they will only be able to produce a fraction of their usual rice crop, costing rice farmers, workers and suppliers …

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Microsoft Finds Critical Bugs in Pre-Installed Apps on Millions of Android Devices

Microsoft Finds Critical Bugs in Pre-Installed Apps on Millions of Android Devices

Four high severity vulnerabilities have been disclosed in a framework used by pre-installed Android System apps with millions of downloads. The issues, now fixed by its Israeli developer MCE Systems, could have potentially allowed threat actors to stage remote and local attacks or be abused as vectors to obtain sensitive information by taking advantage of …

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The Uvalde police's story keeps changing for the worse

The Uvalde police’s story keeps changing for the worse

Every journalist knows how hard it can be to sort fact from fiction in a breaking news event. But the shifting story public safety officials have spun since Tuesday’s shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, is a brutal reminder that the police can’t always be trusted as reliable narrators. “They said they rushed …

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Construction progresses March 24 on the Chickasaw Nation OKANA Resort & Indoor Waterpark, situated next to the First Americans Museum along the Oklahoma River at Eastern Avenue in Oklahoma City.

OKC’s OKANA resort to receive $102 million tax assistance from city

The Chickasaw Nation will receive $102.2 million in tax increment financing dollars for its $342.1 million OKANA resort and waterpark after the Oklahoma City Council approved an agreement Tuesday. The resort will sit adjacent to the First Americans Museum, on land that was not generating property or sales tax while it was owned by the …

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Details emerge on Meadows' alleged use of a White House fireplace

Details emerge on Meadows’ alleged use of a White House fireplace

Among the notable revelations related to the Jan. 6 investigation this week was an unexpected tidbit about Mark Meadows. The New York Times reported that the Republican, who served as Donald Trump’s White House chief of staff, used his office fireplace “to burn documents.” The reporting hasn’t been independently verified by MSNBC or NBC News, …

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What polling on guns does (and doesn't) tell us about public attitudes

What polling on guns does (and doesn’t) tell us about public attitudes

For those hoping to see new laws to prevent gun violence, there’s a lot to like in the latest Politico/Morning Consult poll, which was conducted after this week’s mosque at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. The survey covered a fair amount of ground, but among the topline results were lopsided attitudes: 88 percent of …

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Google, smartphone, India

Google Could Join Indian eCommerce Network ONDC

Google is in discussions with the government of India to integrate its shopping services with ONDC, the country’s new eCommerce network. As Reuters reported Friday (May 27), India debuted the Open Network for Digital Commerce in April in a bid to compete with massive American companies Amazon and Walmart for the country’s eCommerce market, expected …

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