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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Monica Lewinsky stands in an ankle-length black dress, cinched at her waist with a leather belt, and cheetah-print pumps. She looks the picture of female empowerment. Of course, anyone familiar with the US political landscape of the mid-1990s knows that wasn't always the case. Read more


North Korea has sent about 6,700 containers carrying millions of munitions to Russia since September in exchange for food as well as parts and raw materials for weapons manufacturing, according to officials. South Korean Defense Minister Shin Wonsik told reporters on Tuesday that the containers might carry more than three million 152mm artillery shells or 500,000 122mm rounds. Read more


Lauren Boebert's 18-year-old son was arrested in Garfield County February 27, 2024, and faces 22 charges. According to the Rifle Police Department's Facebook page Tyler Boebert was arrested at around 2:30 in the afternoon. The arrest comes after a string of vehicle and property thefts in the area.


The largest of the fires, the Smokehouse Creek Fire in Hutchinson County, has expanded to 250,000 acres, or nearly 391 square miles.


With President Biden and former President Trump making split-screen trips to the southwest border on Thursday, new data shows the issue is rising among voters.


Info on hand/eye tracking, "physical environment," and more could be included.


Tuesday, February 27, 2024

"We find that most of the LLMs examined escalate within the time frame considered, even in neutral scenarios with no initial conflicts. All models show signs of sudden and difficult to predict escalations." Read more


The existence of a bubblelike structure " around 10 million times larger than our solar system " could explain how ultra-high energy gamma rays may have originated within the Milky Way, in contrast to previous theories about their origins, they said. Read more


The Supreme Court may take the "very rare" step of releasing a ruling against Donald Trump in the presidential immunity argument without waiting to include a dissenting opinion believed to be delaying proceedings, according to legal experts. Read more


In a tense hearing in Atlanta Tuesday, a key witness refused to confirm details about the romantic relationship between Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis and the special prosecutor she hired to lead her criminal case against Donald Trump.


With President Biden and former President Trump making split-screen trips to the southwest border on Thursday, new data shows the issue is rising among voters.


American pedestrians were at slightly less risk of being killed by a car last year. The Governors Highway Safety Association has just published a preliminary analysis of road safety data for the first half of 2023, and it has found a "modest" reduction in pedestrian fatalities, which have been all too high in recent years.


Voters in Michigan have been organizing for months to send Joe Biden a message during the state's primary on Tuesday: "No ceasefire. No vote."


A 20-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city, alleging that his race is listed as Caucasian in his personnel file, but he "currently identifies as Egyptian and African American." Mohammad Yusuf, 43, claims that the department only offered Caucasian, Black, and Hispanic as race designations when he joined the force in 2004, so he chose "Caucasian." But the department now allows incoming officers to choose from "over nine" different racial designations, the lawsuit says. The police department has a "blanket prohibition" against changing an officer's race in its records. Yet, it allows officers to "have their gender identity corrected to match their lived experience," Yusuf's suit claims. Read more


An elected member of a Virginia school board "who allegedly bragged about drinking Fireball and Coors Light in the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 attack and said he was in touch with a member of the far-right Oath Keepers that day " was arrested by federal authorities on Tuesday. Miles Adkins, a member of the Frederick County School Board in Virginia, faces four misdemeanor charges: entering and remaining in a restricted building; disruptive conduct in a restricted building; disorderly conduct in a Capitol building; and unlawful picketing in a Capitol building. Court records show that Adkins was scheduled to make his first appearance in a federal courtroom in Charlottesville on Tuesday.


The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has closed its investigation into the second Starship test flight, which SpaceX performed on November 18, 2023. With the inquiry concluded, SpaceX is now on track to advance its program, pending the necessary fixes. Orbital Test Flight 2 (OFT-2) was a considerable improvement over the first test, done on April 20, 2023, which resulted in considerable damage to the launch pad and the surrounding area as well as the loss of the Starship rocket some four minutes into the flight. Nevertheless, OFT-2, which witnessed the in-flight destruction of both the Super Heavy booster and upper stage, prompted an FAA investigation.


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