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Orphaned sea otter pup paired with surrogate mom — a ‘milestone’ for endangered species
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Quick Glance: Rescuing Stranded Sea Otter Pups with Surrogate Moms in California Aquarium
  • Annually, approximately 10 to 15 stranded sea otter pups are discovered along the California coastline, often a result of storms causing separation between mother and offspring.

  • Through a collaboration between the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach and the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the pups are connected with surrogate sea otter mothers to impart crucial skills and facilitate their return to the wilderness.

  • Program manager Megan Smylie details how the adult surrogate mother will impart behaviors to the pups that humans are incapable of teaching, such as foraging, prey manipulation, and shell opening.

  • Having already saved eight stranded pups, the two aquariums aspire for additional organizations to join the initiative in boosting the wild population and safeguarding the ecosystem of the Californian coast.
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California restaurant will up wages to compete with $20 fast-food pay: "Why wash dishes for $15 or $17 if I can go get $20 flipping burgers at McDonald's ...
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California restaurant will up wages to compete with $20 fast-food pay
Quick Glance: California eateries adjust wages to meet competition with $20 fast-food pay
  • A restaurant owner in California plans to raise wages to compete with the $20 per hour pay for fast-food workers.

  • Legislation is expected to drive up wages in various sectors as they strive to attract and retain employees.

  • The increased minimum wages worsen the existing challenges faced by independent restaurants in California.

  • Implementing price changes, cost-cutting strategies, and reduced operating hours could be potential measures to streamline operations.
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Grimes apologizes to fans for technical issues after Coachella set: Videos on X showed Grimes visibly frustrated during her Coachella set and, at one point ...
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Grimes apologizes to fans for technical issues after Coachella set
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HAPPENING NOW: Protestors in solidarity with Gaza shut down the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. abcnews.go.com/International/live-updates/israel-gaza-hamas-war/
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Shohei Ohtani's interpreter Ippei Mizuhara out on bond after alleged $16 million theft from MLB star
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Quick Glance: Ippei Mizuhara Remains Free Despite Bank Fraud Charges on $25,000 Bond
  • Former interpreter for baseball star Shohei Ohtani from the Los Angeles Dodgers surrendered to authorities and later appeared before the U.S. District Court.

  • Ippei Mizuhara turned himself in on Friday and was subsequently released on an unsecured $25,000 bond, commonly referred to as a signature bond. This arrangement allowed Mizuhara to secure his release without needing to provide any cash or collateral.

  • United States Magistrate Judge Maria A. Audero also stipulated that Mizuhara must undergo treatment for his gambling addiction related to the sports betting scandal. Prosecutors alleged that he exploited his personal and professional connection with Ohtani to steal over $16 million from the player's bank account by occasionally posing as Ohtani to bankers to cover his gambling expenses.

  • On Friday, Mizuhara only responded to the judge's inquiries by answering 'yes' when Audero asked him if he comprehended various aspects of the case and his bond conditions.
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In partner look: Bill Gates and Paula Hurd celebrate their couples premiere: Everyone can and should see your love now. Bill Gates and his new girlfriend Paula ...
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I Want My Taxes to Be Used for Our True National Security: Helping People in Need
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Gaza protests block Golden Gate Bridge, Oakland highway: Protesters against the American response to the Israel-Hamas war shut down a pair of freeways in the Bay ...
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Gaza protests block Golden Gate Bridge, Oakland highway
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President Biden plans to expand the boundaries of two national monuments in California in the coming weeks, aiming to bolster his conservation record and ... Show more   www.washingtonpost.com/climate-solutions/2024/04/11/biden-monuments-berryessa-san-gabriel/
Quick Glance: Biden Plans Expansion of Two National Monuments in California
  • President Biden plans to expand the boundaries of two national monuments in California in the coming weeks to bolster his conservation record and increase access to nature for disadvantaged communities.

  • Biden is expected to sign proclamations expanding the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument and the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument, both originally designated by President Barack Obama.

  • Conservation groups, Native American tribes, and California lawmakers have all called on Biden to expand these monuments.

  • Biden has set an ambitious goal of conserving 30 percent of America’s lands and waters by 2030, and has already designated five new national monuments, many of which are on lands that area tribes consider sacred.
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Why Is Civil War So Evasive About the Nature of Its Civil War?: Alex Garland’s studious “objectivity” isn’t enough.
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Why Is Civil War So Evasive About the Nature of Its Civil War?
Quick Glance: A24's 'Civil War' movie portrays a divided America
  • Alex Garland’s 'Civil War' takes place in a dystopian near-future version of a divided U.S.

  • A group of journalists travels through empty cities and deserted roads to Washington to overthrow a dictatorial president.

  • Critics expressed concerns over Garland's vague approach to the film's politics, amidst online debates surrounding it.

  • A24 heavily focuses on a marketing campaign that encourages viewers to 'pledge' allegiance and describe their type of American to promote the film.
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Major Burger King California franchisee adding order kiosks over $20 wage: The franchisee, who owns about 180 fast-food restaurants in California ...
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Major Burger King California franchisee adding order kiosks over $20 wage
Quick Glance: Major Burger King California Franchisee Introduces Order Kiosks Due to $20 Wage Impact
  • Harsh Ghai stated in an early April interview that 25% of his restaurants already have kiosks, with the remaining 75% set to be equipped within the next 30 to 60 days.

  • The new minimum wage for limited-service restaurant chains with at least 60 nationwide locations took effect on April 1, standing 25% higher than California's general minimum wage of $16 per hour.

  • Ghai plans to offset the higher labor costs by implementing measures such as reducing work hours, introducing kiosks, and halting the development of new restaurants.

  • Fast-food chains are accelerating the deployment of order kiosks in US locations to cut labor costs, with the introduction becoming more pressing due to California's new $20 minimum wage.
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Californians are buying up guns after Border Patrol starts dumping thousands of migrants on streets
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This California city passed a voter ID law. Now the attorney general is suing to block it
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This California city passed a voter ID law. Now the attorney general is ...
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Oakland votes to add 'San Francisco' to its airport name: Oakland Airport's proposed name change to San Francisco Bay Oakland International Airport already ...
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Oakland votes to add 'San Francisco' to its airport name
Quick Glance: Oakland Airport Considers Adding 'San Francisco' to Name
  • Oakland International Airport is considering adding 'San Francisco' to its name to attract more passengers, but faces opposition from neighbors across the Bay.

  • The Board of Commissioners for the Port of Oakland will discuss the matter at their upcoming meeting on Thursday.

  • Officially known as Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, the airport lost 39 of 54 new routes added from July 2008 to March 2024, raising concerns about geographical confusion among travelers.

  • The potential name-change has alarmed San Francisco officials, who fear it would cause confusion among travelers and infringe on the city's trademark rights.
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Kings meet little resistance in win over Blazers, but path to playoffs won’t be so easy
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Kings meet little resistance in win over Blazers, but path to playoffs ...
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Prosecutors haven’t ruled out charges for Bay Area bridge protestors: San Francisco DA Brooke Jenkins hasn’t decided yet what actions to take against ...
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Prosecutors haven’t ruled out charges for Bay Area bridge protestors
Quick Glance: Wave of Pro-Palestinian Protests Blocks Bridges in the U.S.
  • Pro-Palestinian demonstrators blocked roads, highways, and bridges across the country on Monday, causing traffic disruptions and arrests. Some activists viewed this as a coordinated day of economic protest against the Israel-Gaza war.

  • The protests spanned the nation from San Francisco to New York, where demonstrators blocked traffic and held rallies. Similar actions were reported in Philadelphia, Chicago, Miami, and San Antonio.

  • The demonstrations began in the morning in various cities and had been dispersed by Monday evening by authorities. There were dozens of arrests, but no significant violence was reported.

  • Protesters called for an end to arms exports to the region and criticized the humanitarian situation in besieged Gaza, highlighting the disproportionate impact on women and children. The U.S. has been a major supporter of Israel since World War II.
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In cutting out politics, A24 movie 'Civil War' fails viewers: Alex Garland's powerful war drama is ostensibly a tribute to the fourth estate ...
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In cutting out politics, A24 movie 'Civil War' fails viewers
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MAJOR BEEF: The owner of the famed In-N-Out chain says she felt "an obligation to look out for our customer." www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/in-n-out-burger-heiress-fought-toe-to-toe-keep-costs-down-amid-minimum-wage-hike
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Cybertruck owner says accelerator got stuck while he was driving: A man who posted to TikTok said that his Cybertruck accelerator got stuck while he was driving ...
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Cybertruck owner says accelerator got stuck while he was driving
Quick Glance: Tesla Halts Cybertruck Deliveries Due to Issues
  • Tesla has reportedly halted Cybertruck deliveries, possibly due to issues with the accelerator pedal.

  • Forums dedicated to the Tesla Cybertruck recently reported delays or cancellations in deliveries.

  • Influencers confirm that Tesla has suspended all Cybertruck deliveries for 7 days to address an issue with the accelerator pedal.

  • Tesla is facing challenges with production in Shanghai and struggling to ramp up production of the updated Model 3 in the Fremont plant.
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‘The 401(k) industry owns Congress’: How lawmakers quietly passed a $300 billion windfall to the wealthy
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‘The 401(k) industry owns Congress’: How lawmakers quietly passed a $300 ...
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Saint Levant, rapper raised in Gaza, speaks out on 'brutal genocide' during Coachella set
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Saint Levant, rapper raised in Gaza, speaks out on 'brutal genocide' ...
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KITCHEN CONUNDRUM: The celebrity chef's novel, high-tech solution aimed at saving America's restaurant industry from California's minimum wage hike.www.foxbusiness.com/media/celebrity-chef-robert-irvine-predicts-california-opened-gateways-minimum-wage-problem-america
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Israel weighs Iran response amid global fears: 'We're on edge of a cliff.' Live updates
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Israel weighs Iran response amid global fears: 'We're on edge of a cliff ...
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Tesla to slash more than 10% of its global workforce: CEO Elon Musk cited job overlap and the need to reduce costs. Bloomberg News estimated that the layoffs ...
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Tesla to slash more than 10% of its global workforce
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California man who killed 6-year-old on his way to kindergarten in road-rage shooting sentenced
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Google Slammed for 'Playing Games With California's Democracy' by Blocking News: "This is an extraordinarily inappropriate time for Google to experiment with ...
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Google Slammed for 'Playing Games With California's Democracy' by Blocking ...
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Elon Musk predicts superhuman AI will be smarter than people next year: His claims come with a caveat that shortages of training chips and growing demand for ...
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Elon Musk predicts superhuman AI will be smarter than people next year
Quick Glance: Elon Musk Predicts AI Surpassing Human Intelligence Next Year
  • Elon Musk predicts that artificial intelligence will surpass human intelligence by the end of next year, given the necessary infrastructure to meet technological demands.

  • Musk anticipates that AI capabilities will likely exceed those of all humans in the next five years.

  • A series of AI breakthroughs in the past 18 months have accelerated development faster than expected, with Musk being more optimistic than previous forecasts.

  • Musk has intensified his efforts to enter the AI race by seeking funding for his own AI startup to compete with OpenAI, while also advocating for a pause in the development of advanced AI systems.
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Google blocks California news in response to bill that would force tech giant to pay
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Google blocks California news in response to bill that would force tech ...
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CRACKING DOWN: Ron DeSantis is taking aim at "leftist" policies in California and New York as he increases penalties for retail theft and porch ... Show more   www.foxnews.com/politics/desantis-rips-california-new-york-policies-allegedly-fueling-retail-theft-announcing-new-florida-crackdown
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Demonstrators gathered near the Tesla factory in Fremont to protest the war in Gaza and U.S. support for Israel. Read more updates on the protests throughout ... Show more   www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/gaza-protest-interstate-880-oakland-19403609.php
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Los Angeles Needs More Early Education Teachers. How About Parents?: There’s a shortage of early childhood educators across the country. To help ...
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Los Angeles Needs More Early Education Teachers. How About Parents?
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Global heat record broken for 10th consecutive month in March: With an average surface temperature of 57.45 degrees, last month was warmer than any previous ...
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Global heat record broken for 10th consecutive month in March
Quick Glance: Global Record: Warmest March Ever
  • Last month marked the warmest March globally on record and the tenth consecutive month with new temperature records for respective months.

  • According to a report from the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), the EU's climate monitoring service, global temperatures in March surpassed the pre-industrial average for that month from 1850 to 1900 by 1.68°C and were 0.73°C above the 1991-2020 average for March. The previous month also exceeded the previous March record by 0.10°C set in 2016.

  • The global average temperature from April 2023 to March 2024 is now the highest on record, standing at 1.58°C above the 1850-1900 pre-industrial average.

  • In Europe, temperatures in March 2024 were 2.12°C above the 1991-2020 average for the month, with significantly above-average temperatures observed in central and eastern Europe.
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Audit: San Jose failed to adequately track $300 million in homelessness spending: The audit, released this week by the California State Auditor ...
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Audit: San Jose failed to adequately track $300 million in homelessness ...
Quick Glance: Audit: Lack of Transparency in Tracking Homelessness Spending in San Jose
  • A recently released state audit revealed that over the past three years, San Jose has not consistently reported on the expenditure of over $300 million to combat homelessness. This raises doubts about whether the money is actually contributing to alleviating the crisis.

  • The report also found that San Jose lacks clear goals for its homelessness programs and does not have a cohesive plan for building the necessary affordable housing for the estimated 6,340 homeless residents.

  • Auditors presented a series of recommendations for San Jose to implement by September, including public reporting on homelessness spending, developing a response plan with specific goals, and monitoring the performance of nonprofit service providers.

  • Despite some disputes over the findings, the city has already started implementing many of the audit's recommendations. Mayor Matt Mahan emphasized the importance of setting goals, measuring results, and being accountable for outcomes.
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Congress must act to support our allies Ukraine, Taiwan and Israel: Democracy is messy by design, and big problems can’t be fixed overnight ...
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Congress must act to support our allies Ukraine, Taiwan and Israel
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Trans mayor whines about being 'bullied' out of office despite rampant crime, homelessness
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Trans mayor whines about being 'bullied' out of office despite rampant ...
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Seven Powerball players across US win $1 million. Where were winning tickets sold?
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Seven Powerball players across US win $1 million. Where were winning ...
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Billionaire In-N-Out heiress Lynsi Snyder claims she went 'toe-to-toe' to keep prices down as Calif. fast food industry, prices slammed by minimum wage hike
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Billionaire In-N-Out heiress Lynsi Snyder claims she went 'toe-to-toe' to ...
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Gary Payton II to miss Warriors’ play-in round, beginning in Sacramento: Steve Kerr ruled Gary Payton II out for the Kings game Tuesday and, if applicable ...
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Gary Payton II to miss Warriors’ play-in round, beginning in Sacramento
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Southern California inflation heats up in early 2024: Local inflation was rising at a 4% annual pace in March – a decided upswing from price gains of 3 ...
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Southern California inflation heats up in early 2024
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Ariz. attorney general wants California to be ‘safe haven’ for abortion providers after state Supreme Court ruling
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Ariz. attorney general wants California to be ‘safe haven’ for abortion ...
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Newport Beach’s library board to consider placement of two contested books in new process
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Newport Beach’s library board to consider placement of two contested books ...
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Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco could run for governor in 2026: The outspoken tough-on-crime Republican has no timetable for an announcement ...
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Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco could run for governor in 2026
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Where Nebraska guard Jaz Shelley checks in on WNBA mock drafts: If Jaz Shelley is drafted, it would be the first time in 10 years that a player goes directly ...
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Where Nebraska guard Jaz Shelley checks in on WNBA mock drafts
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Rep. Garamendi says ‘ball is clearly in Israel’s court’ for response to Iran: Rep. John Garamendi (D-Calif.) on Sunday argued any action Israel chooses to take ...
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Rep. Garamendi says ‘ball is clearly in Israel’s court’ for response to ...
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Seven Powerball players across US win $1 million. Where were winning tickets sold?
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Seven Powerball players across US win $1 million. Where were winning ...
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San Jose bans homeless encampments near schools, limits overnight RV parking: The capital of Silicon Valley is limiting where homeless encampments can go in San ...
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San Jose bans homeless encampments near schools, limits overnight RV ...
Quick Glance: San Jose Implements Laws to Regulate Homeless Population
  • San Jose's city leaders have passed two new laws this week to ban encampments near schools and impose new restrictions on RV parking.

  • The laws aim to ensure the safety of students and families on the city streets, where 4,411 unsheltered residents live.

  • Homeless advocates express concerns that these laws may lead to broader restrictions on where homeless individuals can reside.

  • The city reiterates its commitment to creating safe parking sites and interim housing for the homeless population to address the issue effectively.
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Bianca Censori wears completely sheer tube dress and knee-high stockings for Kanye West outing
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Quick Glance: Bianca Censori Wears Completely Sheer Tube Dress and Knee-High Stockings for Kanye West Outing
  • Bianca Censori left nothing to the imagination with her latest ensemble, completely sheer.

  • She wore a nude, strapless dress made of an entirely see-through fabric, paired with knee-high stockings.

  • Despite the tube dress being totally sheer, Censori wasn’t wearing any undergarments.

  • Censori and West made a statement with their bold outfits during a dinner outing.
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The early-morning call to Cal Ripken Jr. that led to Jackson Holliday’s No. 7: Jackson Holliday was initially set to wear No. 1 but made a last-minute switch to ...
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The early-morning call to Cal Ripken Jr. that led to Jackson Holliday’s No ...
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Funny, sassy cat was rescued 3 years ago in California. She’s still waiting for a home
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Funny, sassy cat was rescued 3 years ago in California. She’s still ...
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Avangrid just broke ground on its first solar farm in California: Avangrid (NYSE: AGR), one of the US’s largest clean energy operators, has begun construction on ...
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Avangrid just broke ground on its first solar farm in California
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Shakira joins Bizarrap at Coachella, announces world tour: Shakira performed with Bizarrap during his Friday night set at Coachella 2024
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Shakira joins Bizarrap at Coachella, announces world tour
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Earthquake: 3.8 quake shakes about 20 miles from Coachella: A magnitude 3.8 earthquake was reported Saturday morning at 9:08 a.m. Pacific time 15 miles from La ...
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Earthquake: 3.8 quake shakes about 20 miles from Coachella
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Focus: Soaring insurance costs hit as US buyers finally get a break on car prices
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Focus: Soaring insurance costs hit as US buyers finally get a break on car ...
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No accountability for California's $20 billion on homelessness: California has spent $20 billion on homelessness in five years, and don't know if it's been ...
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No accountability for California's $20 billion on homelessness
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California lawmakers condemn racist letter opposing maternal mortality bill: Speaker Rivas and other lawmakers condemned a racist letter sent to an Assembly ...
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California lawmakers condemn racist letter opposing maternal mortality ...
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Rays rough up Blake Snell in return to Tampa, take series from SF Giants: Through his first two starts with the Giants, Blake Snell has allowed 10 runs over ...
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Rays rough up Blake Snell in return to Tampa, take series from SF Giants
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Hunter Biden Loses Bid to Dismiss Firearms Case Over Bias Claim: The US government’s decision to charge President Joe Biden’s son with firearm-related offenses ...
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Hunter Biden Loses Bid to Dismiss Firearms Case Over Bias Claim
Quick Glance: Judge Denies Hunter Biden's Attempt to Dismiss Federal Gun Charges
  • A judge in Delaware has denied attempts by President Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden to dismiss three federal gun charges, all but ensuring a trial will move forward this summer.

  • Hunter Biden's lawyers had pinned their hopes for dismissal largely on the belief that an immunity provision in their plea agreement, which eventually collapsed, was validated upon both parties signing it. However, Weiss' office contended that the agreement necessitated approval from a probation officer, a requirement that was never fulfilled.

  • This ruling signifies another legal setback for Hunter Biden following a federal judge in California recently rejecting similar objections to a nine-count indictment related to tax offenses. The trial for this case is anticipated to commence shortly after the Delaware gun case.

  • Hunter Biden also alleged that Weiss succumbed to political pressure from Republicans and former President Donald Trump. Nonetheless, Noreika delivered a scathing criticism.
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California McDonald's franchisee mulls cutting costs over $20 minimum wage: The franchisee, who has already upped prices by between 5% and 7% this year ...
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California McDonald's franchisee mulls cutting costs over $20 minimum wage
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California's $20 fast-food minimum wage is a boon to the working class. But how will small businesses fare?
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California's $20 fast-food minimum wage is a boon to the working class ...
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Schiff unveils AI training transparency measure: Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) unveiled legislation on Tuesday that would require companies using copyrighted ...
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Schiff unveils AI training transparency measure
Quick Glance: OpenAI and Meta Prepare New AI Models Capable of 'Reasoning'
  • OpenAI and Meta are on the verge of releasing new artificial intelligence models that are said to be capable of reasoning and planning.

  • These upgrades are part of a wave of new large language models being released this year.

  • Reasoning and planning are key steps towards achieving 'artificial general intelligence', allowing chatbots and virtual assistants to complete sequences of related tasks.
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Status Update: Goodwill opens donation dropoff site in Irvine: Donations will be accepted on Fridays and Saturdays by an attendant in the parking lot of Irvine ...
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Status Update: Goodwill opens donation dropoff site in Irvine
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Return to office: State workers ordered back this summer — read Gov. Gavin Newsom’s memo
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Protesters block I-880 in Oakland, forcing closure of all lanes: Protesters blocked an East Bay freeway early Monday, shutting it down and affecting the morning ...
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Protesters block I-880 in Oakland, forcing closure of all lanes
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Overshirts are an easy spring staple for guys, but they tend to look exactly the same. Now, a new wave of brands is making unboring designs with singular ... Show more
Your Flannel Shirts Aren’t Working Anymore. Follow Brad Pitt’s Lead and Wear This Instead.
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Your Flannel Shirts Aren’t Working Anymore. Follow Brad Pitt’s Lead and ...