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The two music icons will headline an inauguration like no other, with security stepped up in Washington against threats by extremist supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump after they attacked the US Capitol last week.
Obama, accompanied by a wide range of politicians and representatives of the US Congress, participated in a ceremony marking the twelfth anniversary of the launch of the American health care law, which was hosted by the White House, where President Biden signed amendments to the law, calling on American agencies to work on expanding the scope of health care for Americans, in a way that makes it more common, and less expensive.
The 2022 midterms are less than two months away and democracy itself is on the line. It may be our last chance to save democracy from the rise of right-wing authoritarianism. Winning means doing everything possible to keep far-right populists from reaching the House, Senate and governors’
The Egyptian authorities have paused bulldozing tombs in Cairo’s fabled City of the Dead after protests by public figures, cultural preservationists, tour operators, and global historians. Too little, too late. A wasteland of rubble is all that remains of historic and family tombs in protected heritage sectors of the
Theresa May has joined the Conservative heavyweight pile-on against Rishi Sunak over HS2 as she becomes the third former Tory prime minister to call for the project not to be axed. Asked on Saturday if she would cut HS2, the former Tory leader responded with a categoric “no” over fears that abandoning the
The most interesting part of the Hollywood writers’ new contract is the AI clause. According to news reports, it explicitly allows the studios to “train” large language models on scripts written by members of the Writers Guild. The agreement implies that permission to train an LLM on a writer’s works has value.
The world’s massive human population is levelling off. Most projections show we’ll hit peak humanity in the 21st century, as people choose to have smaller families and women gain power over their own reproduction. This is great news for the future of our species. And yet alarms are sounding.