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Fee for Platform X: Musk: Anyone who is new should pay: Anyone who sets up a new account with X will have to pay in the future. Elon Musk wants to outsmart ...
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Fee for Platform X: Musk: Anyone who is new should pay
Quick Glance: Musk: New X Users to Pay Fee
  • Elon Musk plans for new users of X to initially pay a fee to publish posts and exclude bots.

  • Introducing this fee is aimed at reducing the activity of automated bot accounts on the platform.

  • Tests in New Zealand and the Philippines, however, raised skepticism about the effectiveness of the fee, as it could lead to higher costs and spammers.

  • The introduction of fees for basic functions at X and the decline in advertising revenues since Musk's takeover have had negative impacts on the platform and the brands advertising there.
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Yesterday, George Stephanopoulos conducted a “skillful and revealing interview with New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu,” Peter Wehner writes ... Show more   www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2024/04/trump-willing-accomplice-chris-sununu/678076/
Quick Glance: N.H. Governor Supports Trump Despite Controversy
  • New Hampshire Republican Governor Chris Sununu stated his backing for former President Donald Trump in the upcoming presidential election, despite acknowledging Trump's role in the Capitol insurrection of January 6, 2021.

  • Sununu emphasized that his support for Trump is more about the Republican administration and values rather than the individual candidate, expressing that a significant percentage of Americans favor Trump's return to the presidency.

  • Addressing the possibility of Trump facing legal challenges, Sununu highlighted the preference for focusing on substantial issues over legal matters in the Republican Party, accepting Trump as a symbol of the desired cultural change within the party.

  • When questioned about his personal stance on Trump, Sununu reiterated his alignment with the majority of Americans who continue to support Trump's presidential candidacy despite concerns over his past actions and potential legal issues.
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Live updates: Trump New York hush money criminal trial: Jury selection will continue Tuesday in former President Donald Trump's New York hush money trial ...
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Live updates: Trump New York hush money criminal trial
Quick Glance: First Day of Trump's New York Hush Money Trial
  • Trump experiences a half-empty courtroom as he enters a Manhattan court for the first time as a defendant.

  • Jury selection proves challenging as many New Yorkers show bias.

  • Defense seeks delays, and Trump is accused of violating a gag order.

  • Judge disallows 'Access Hollywood' tape but allows actress to testify.
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A major Tesla exec has left Elon Musk's automaker amid job cuts: Drew Baglino, Tesla's senior vice president of powertrain and electrical engineering, is leaving ...
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A major Tesla exec has left Elon Musk's automaker amid job cuts
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.
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Tesla will lay off more than 10% of global workforce: Read the Elon Musk memo: Tesla will lay off more than 10% of its global workforce, according to a memo sent ...
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Quick Glance: Tesla to Cut 14,000 Jobs, Elon Musk Aims for Lean Brand
  • Tesla is laying off more than 10% of its global workforce, equivalent to at least 14,000 roles, in response to slowing demand and price pressure.

  • Elon Musk announced the 'difficult decision' in a memo, mentioning that Tesla had experienced role and function duplications in certain areas due to rapid growth in recent years.

  • The job cuts follow a difficult start to the year for the electric carmaker, citing production problems caused by unforeseen factors and a decline in global demand.

  • Tesla recorded a gross profit margin of 17.6% in the fourth quarter, the lowest in over four years, attributed to repeated price cuts and increased competition in China.
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"We have a Trump-hating judge... who shouldn't be on this case." Former President Donald Trump said Juan Merchan ... Show more
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Trump hush money trial live updates: Trump insists payments were 'legal expense': Former President Donald Trump's criminal hush money trial in New York ...
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Trump hush money trial live updates: Trump insists payments were 'legal ...
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Mike Johnson unveils plan to move Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan aid as separate bills this week
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Quick Glance: House Speaker Mike Johnson to Push for Aid to Israel and Ukraine
  • House Speaker Mike Johnson aims to advance aid for Israel and Ukraine this week to secure approval for a national security package.

  • Under political pressure, Johnson seeks support for Kyiv against Moscow's invasion and humanitarian aid for civilians in Ukraine and Gaza.

  • Despite internal Republican tensions, Johnson plans to package aid for Israel, Ukraine, and Asian allies for House approval.

  • While facing criticism from Trump and conservatives, Johnson navigates demands for urgent aid to Ukraine amid Russian aggression.
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Fourth body recovered in Maryland bridge collapse: The body of a fourth victim in the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore last month has been ...
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Fourth body recovered in Maryland bridge collapse
Quick Glance: Investigation of Key Bridge Incident
  • The FBI has initiated a criminal investigation focusing on the colossal container vessel that caused the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore last month.

  • Authorities are examining the sequence of events that led to the Dali, a 985-foot Singaporean ship, losing power as it departed from the Port of Baltimore and colliding with one of the bridge's support pillars.

  • Federal agents appeared to have boarded the ship on Monday morning to conduct a search.

  • President Biden and Maryland Governor Wes Moore (D) have expressed their commitment to hold accountable any entities potentially responsible for the bridge's destruction.
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Biden gives Samsung $6.4 billion in grants to boost Texas chip output: The Biden administration will award up to $6.4 billion in grants to South ...
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Biden gives Samsung $6.4 billion in grants to boost Texas chip output
Quick Glance: Approval of Billions in Support for Samsung Chip Plant in Texas
  • Recently, the US government approved a substantial subsidy of $6.4 billion to assist Samsung in establishing advanced computer chip manufacturing facilities in Texas.

  • As part of the agreement, Samsung plans to invest $40 billion, covering the modernization of an existing chip factory in Taylor, Texas, and the construction of a new facility by the end of the decade.

  • Samsung also intends to set up a new research and development center alongside a cutting-edge packaging facility, essential for assembling various chips and electronic components for diverse industry applications.

  • Furthermore, the investment is set to create significant employment opportunities, with over 17,000 construction jobs and 4,500 manufacturing positions expected in the next five years.
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Sheikh Hamdan shares viral video of elephants enjoying the rain in DubaiThe Crown Prince of Dubai often shares photos and clips celebrating rainy weather in ... Show more
Quick Glance: Sheikh Hamdan Shares Impressive Video of Elephants in the Rain in Dubai
  • Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, surprised his 16.3 million followers on Instagram with a captivating video of elephants enjoying the rain in Dubai.

  • The short clip features five African elephants grazing on desert plants, with the Dubai skyline and overcast skies in the background.

  • The United Arab Emirates experienced heavy rainfall accompanied by thunder and lightning this morning.

  • As per the National Center of Meteorology, cloudy skies and rain are predicted to continue until Wednesday afternoon.
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Barron Trump Video Goes Viral Amid Graduation Drama: Former president Donald Trump may miss his son Barron's graduation because of his New York criminal trial.
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Barron Trump Video Goes Viral Amid Graduation Drama
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Letitia James Is Hunting for Evidence of Trump Perjury: James wants documents to prove that Trump helped his chief financial officer lie during a $454 million ...
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Letitia James Is Hunting for Evidence of Trump Perjury
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More than 150 people were arrested or taken into custody across the US as pro-Palestinian protesters blocked roads and one of the country’s most famous bridges ... Show more   edition.cnn.com/2024/04/16/us/pro-palestinian-protests-golden-gate-us-gaza-war/index.html
Quick Glance: Pro-Palestinian Demonstrators Block Major Bridges and Roads in US Cities
  • Pro-Palestinian demonstrators blocked the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and the Interstate 880 in Oakland.

  • Roads were also blocked in Chicago and Eugene to protest against the war between Israel and Hamas.

  • The blockades resulted in arrests and traffic disruptions, but airport operations remained largely normal.

  • Protests also took place in New York and Seattle, leading to temporary road closures and arrests.
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WATCH LIVE: House GOP leaders hold news briefing ahead of delivering Mayorkas impeachment articles
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Trump Can’t Stop Whining and It’s Only Day Two : The former president ranted and raved on Truth Social, then showed up at the Manhattan courthouse to rant and ...
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Trump Can’t Stop Whining and It’s Only Day Two
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Brussels police order closure of right-wing National Conservatism Conference attended by Nigel Farage and Suella Braverman
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Brussels police order closure of right-wing National Conservatism ...
Quick Glance: Brussels Police Shut Down Right-Wing Conference with Farage and Braverman
  • Brussels police stormed a right-wing conference attended by Nigel Farage and Suella Braverman after orders for the event to be shut down.

  • The controversial National Conservatism Conference was closed to ensure public safety.

  • Despite police arriving and giving attendees 15 minutes to leave, speeches continued.

  • The conference, hosted by Viktor Orban and the Edmund Burke Foundation, aimed to strengthen national conservatism principles in Western countries.
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NASA needs help retrieving Mars samples that may reveal past alien life: NASA's Perseverance rover is collecting Mars rock and soil that could contain hints of ...
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NASA needs help retrieving Mars samples that may reveal past alien life
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LISTEN LIVE: Supreme Court hears arguments on constitutionality of Jan. 6 obstruction charges
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WATCH LIVE: House Democrats hold news briefing as Congress considers aid to Israel, Ukraine
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BlackRock's Larry Fink thinks AI will boost wages, productivity: On an earnings call, CEO Larry Fink praised the productivity gains from BlackRock's investments ...
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BlackRock's Larry Fink thinks AI will boost wages, productivity
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Second Republican backs effort to oust Speaker Mike Johnson from power: A second House Republican, Rep. Thomas Massie, said he supports efforts to oust Speaker ...
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Second Republican backs effort to oust Speaker Mike Johnson from power
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Tax refunds expected to be bigger this year: WASHINGTON — Refunds are looking a bit bigger for taxpayers this year.
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Tax refunds expected to be bigger this year
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Iran attack live updates: House speaker plans vote on Israel aid, IDF vows retaliation for strikes
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Iran attack live updates: House speaker plans vote on Israel aid ...
Quick Glance: Israel Army Chief Vows Response to Iran Attack, Western Nations Call for Restraint
  • Multiple Western allies caution against escalation following Iran's attack on Israel, raising fears of broader regional conflict.

  • Israel's military leader pledges a response to Iran's attack, while Western countries urge Israel to avoid escalating tensions in the Middle East.

  • Western nations, including the US, France, Germany, the UK, along with the United Nations and the European Union, advocate for restraint and de-escalation to prevent further conflict.

  • Concerns of regional escalation loom as violence stemming from Israel's conflict in Gaza threatens to spread to other areas, prompting international calls for peace and diplomacy.
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Trump Trial: America's Most Important Casting: The first criminal trial against a former US president has begun. It is the only criminal case against Trump in ...
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Trump Trial: America's Most Important Casting
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Austin speaks with Chinese counterpart in first at-length conversation since 2022
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Austin speaks with Chinese counterpart in first at-length conversation ...
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Biden's new student debt relief plan moves forward as a proposed regulation: The proposal was hashed out over the course of several hearings as part of a ...
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Biden's new student debt relief plan moves forward as a proposed ...
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WNBA draft: Chicago Sky select South Carolina star Kamilla Cardoso with the No. 3 pick
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WNBA draft: Chicago Sky select South Carolina star Kamilla Cardoso with ...
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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Joe and Jill Biden release tax returns: Donald Trump broke with the decades-old tradition of US presidents to publish tax returns. Joe Biden and his wife lege...
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Joe and Jill Biden release tax returns
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Did Trump leave the country better off? More voters think so now than in 2020, poll says
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Did Trump leave the country better off? More voters think so now than in ...
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Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong will stay on as Senior Minister after he hands over leadership to DPM Lawrence Wong on May 15, Mr Wong told journalists ... Show more
Quick Glance: Lawrence Wong to Assume Singapore Prime Ministership from Lee Hsien Loong on May 15
  • On May 15, Lawrence Wong will officially become the Prime Minister of Singapore, succeeding Lee Hsien Loong.

  • Wong garnered unanimous support from PAP MPs and will be sworn in at 8:00 pm on May 15, 2024 at the Istana.

  • The leadership transition began two years ago when Wong was named as the leader of the PAP's 4G team.

  • Wong will be Singapore's fourth Prime Minister, emphasizing commitment to creating a bright future for the nation with his team.
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‘Sleepy Don?’: Trump Nods Off During Trial of the Century: He appeared to jolt awake several times when his lawyer, Todd Blanche, passed along notes.
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‘Sleepy Don?’: Trump Nods Off During Trial of the Century
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Mehdi Hasan Launches Media Platform With Naomi Klein, Greta Thunberg, and More: The journalist says Zeteo will feature "hard-hitting interviews and unsparing ...
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Mehdi Hasan Launches Media Platform With Naomi Klein, Greta Thunberg ...
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RTL/ntv trend barometer: The Greens fall to their worst value since 2018: For a long time, the Greens were the only one of the traffic light parties that was ...
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RTL/ntv trend barometer: The Greens fall to their worst value since 2018
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Donald Trump: Potential jurors in criminal trial are being screened out: A jury must be formed at the start of the trial against Donald Trump ...
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Donald Trump: Potential jurors in criminal trial are being screened out
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Middle East latest: Hezbollah commander killed in strike, IDF says; Putin holds call with Iranian president amid escalation fears
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Middle East latest: Hezbollah commander killed in strike, IDF says; Putin ...
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Trump Wanted to See Crowd Outside Trial. He Got 50 Randos.: A couple of hungry Proud Boys, Laura Loomer, and some people from Queens.
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Trump Wanted to See Crowd Outside Trial. He Got 50 Randos.
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'Bollard Man' who saved kids during Sydney stabbing offered Australian citizenship
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Quick Glance: French 'Bollard Man' Granted Permanent Residency After Heroic Act
  • The French man known as 'bollard man' for bravely confronting Joel Cauchi during a stabbing attack in Bondi Junction will be granted permanent residency by the federal government, as confirmed by his lawyer.

  • A widely circulated video on social media captured Damien Guerot holding a shopping center bollard to stop the knife-wielding Cauchi, leading to the decision to grant him permanent residency.

  • His lawyer, Belinda Robinson, mentioned that the official documentation for his permanent residency was expected to arrive soon, following an online petition to recognize his heroic actions.

  • Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Opposition Leader Peter Dutton commended Mr. Guerot for his extraordinary bravery and willingness to protect others in danger, highlighting his character as an example of the values they cherish.
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Donald Trump complained that the judge overseeing his New York hush money case will not let him attend his son Barron's high school graduation ... Show more