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    US News 1,000 feral cats released onto Chicago streets to tackle rat explosion

    A Chicago animal shelter is using feral cats to tackle the city’s rat problem. The Windy City has ranked number one on pest control company Orkin’s list of the “rattiest cities” in the U.S. for six consecutive years, as Chicago has had the most rodent pest treatments. In an effort to rein in...
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    US News U.S. bankruptcy judge rejects NRA bid to reorganize in Texas

    May 11 (Reuters) - The National Rifle Association cannot use bankruptcy to reorganize in gun-friendly Texas, a federal judge in Dallas ruled on Tuesday, handing a defeat to the influential firearms rights group that is facing an effort to dissolve it in New York state. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge...
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    Technology Popular brands like Aukey allegedly involved in massive fake Amazon review scheme

    The war on fake Amazon product reviews is underway. A security report from SafetyDetectives (via Digital Trends) kicked things off by revealing that "more than 13 million records, equating to 7GB of data, were exposed" on a server. The report goes onto state that the majority of people's data...
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    Technology Github Restores Reverse-Engineered GTA Code Following DMCA Counter Notice

    GitHub has restored a fork of the fan-made “Re3” project that published reverse-engineered code of the popular GTA 3 and Vice City games. The action follows a counter-notice sent by a third-party developer in response to Take-Two Interactive's takedown. Github followed the DMCA procedure and...
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    UK News Train firm’s ‘worker bonus’ email is actually cybersecurity test

    A rail union has hit out at a “cynical and shocking stunt” after a train company emailed staff to promise a bonus to workers who had run trains during the pandemic – only to reveal it was in fact a test of their cybersecurity awareness. West Midlands Trains emailed about 2,500 employees with a...
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    World Japan: With less than 1% of the population is fully vaccinated, protests to cancel or postpone Olympics intensify

    Japan is now racking up COVID-19 infections like never before. Less than 1% of the population has been vaccinated, new, more contagious variants have arrived on the scene, and people are tired after more than a year of extreme caution. The situation is so dire that a state of emergency in...
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    Crime Idaho: 1 in custody, 3 injured after a sixth-grade shooter incident occured at Rigby Middle School

    RIGBY, Idaho (KIFI) - UPDATE 5:30 p.m. Idaho Falls Police and the Bonneville County Sheriff's Office are assisting the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office serving a search warrant at a residence in Idaho Falls relating to the Rigby Middle School shooting incident. UPDATE 4:00 p.m. Jefferson...
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    Technology LiveLeak shuts down after 15 years online

    LiveLeak, a popular British video sharing website known for footage of war, politics, and many other world events usually censored on other video websites, like YouTube, abruptly shuts down today after 15 years online. LiveLeak joins thousands of other failed startups that bit the digital dust...
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    Science Researchers designed a pasta noodle that can be flat-packed like Ikea furniture, and spring to life in water, decreasing packaging waste

    Where the trendy mid-century coffee table or cube shelf for records from an Ikea flatpack is a right of passage for many 20-somethings, material scientists have unveiled a way to do the same thing for pasta — making your favorite Italian dish suddenly easier to transport and unexpectedly making...
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    General Australia: Giant moth so heavy it struggles to fly found in Australia

    A moth so large that it struggles to fly has been found in Australia. An unsuspecting tradesman was working on a building site at Mount Cotton State School in the Redlands, South Queensland, when he discovered the giant moth. Not mirroring the initial reaction of many, the school is very...
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    Gaming Epic vs. Apple Shows the Courts Were Not Prepared for the Games Industry's Obsessive Secrecy

    It's only the second day of Epic and Apple going head-to-head in the courts, and it's already clear that the United States court system was not prepared for the cocktail of a high-profile case centered around an industry that is secretive often to the point of absurdity. Add in struggles with...
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    Crime US: Cult leader found mummified, wrapped in Christmas lights in Colorado home; 7 charged

    SAGUACHE COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — Seven people with suspected ties to the “Love Has Won” cult are facing charges after the body of the religious group’s leader was found at a home in Colorado. Amy Carlson, 45, who was known as “Mother God” by her followers, was found dead in a home in the small...
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    US News Impossible Foods clears legal battle over the ingredient that makes its meat ‘bleed’

    A San Francisco federal appeals court upheld a decision by the Food and Drug Administration to allow Impossible Foods to use “heme,” the additive the company says makes its products “taste like meat.” Had Impossible Foods lost this legal battle, it could have dealt a heavy blow to the company...
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    Gaming Brazil: Sony loses PS+ Collection game-sharing lawsuit and now has to unban another PS5

    NOTE: This article is in Brazilian Portuguese. I'm using Google Translate for this. Sony suffered defeat in the lawsuit filed by the user who had the PS5 banned for sharing PS Plus Collection games with others. As a result, the judge of the São Paulo Court of Justice (TJSP) forced the company...
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    General Bill Gates and Melinda Gates are splitting up after 27 years

    Bill Gates, co-founder and former CEO of Microsoft, and his wife, Melinda French Gates, said on Twitter on Monday that they will split up after 27 years. The two will keep working together on philanthropic efforts, which have addressed education, gender equality and health care. “After a great...
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    US News A major chlorine shortage is set to spoil summertime fun in the swimming pool

    The worst chlorine shortage the country has ever seen is set to rock this summer’s pool season. “It’s been a concern for us,” said Cody Saliture, owner of Texas Pool Professionals, which has been in business for 17 years. The Rockwall, Texas-based company services 200 clients weekly, and...
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    Science Does Your Cat’s Butthole Touch Everything It Sits On? One Middle-Schooler Devised an Experiment to Find Out

    While humans have butt cheeks, clothing, and a sense of modesty to prevent their buttholes from being on display all the time, cats just have tails (which they love to stick straight up in the air). As a result, you probably see your cat’s anus pretty often—and all that exposure might make you...
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    World 80% of Japanese support a reigning empress as pool of heirs shrinks

    About 80% of respondents in a recent Kyodo News poll said they would accept both a reigning empress and an emperor descending from a female member of the imperial family as the number of viable heirs shrinks. The results of the survey conducted by mail in March and April were broadly in line...
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    World U.S. to restrict travel from India effective May 4 as Covid surge devastates the country

    The Biden administration will restrict travel from India as that country grapples with a gigantic surge in coronavirus cases, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Friday. The policy will take effect Tuesday, May 4, Psaki said in a statement. The administration made the decision on the...
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    Crime Russian streamer sentenced to 6 years in jail after abused girlfriend dies during paid livestream

    Popular Russian YouTuber Stanislav Reshetnyak a.k.a. Stas Reeflay participated in the popular sinister trend “trash streaming” at the cost of his girlfriend’s life and eventually his freedom. Reshetnyak was sentenced to six years in prison for the death of his girlfriend Valentina Grigoryeva...
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