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McCarthy Urges Biden to Deploy National Guard to Migrant Camp under Texas Bridge

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) speaks to the media during a briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., March 11, 2021. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy on Friday called on President Biden to deploy the National Guard to Del Rio, Texas, where Border Patrol agents have been overwhelmed by thousands of…

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UN urges moratorium on use of AI that imperils human rights

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief is calling for a moratorium on the use of artificial intelligence technology that poses a serious risk to human rights, including face-scanning systems that track people in public spaces.Michelle Bachelet, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, also said Wednesday that countries should expressly ban AI applications…

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Pope urges compassion as he wraps Slovakia pilgrimage

SASTIN, Slovakia — Pope Francis urged Slovakians on Wednesday to look out for the neediest among them as he ended his first post-surgery trip with a huge open-air Mass that drew tens of thousands of people amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.Cheering, maskless crowds lined Francis’ motorcade route through Sastin, 15 kilometers (about 10 miles) from…

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Report Urges Complete Residency Overhaul

The transition from undergraduate medical education (UME) to graduate medical education (GME) in the United States needs comprehensive reform, says a new report from the Graduate Medical Education Review Committee (UGRC) of the Coalition for Physician Accountability. The 275-page report presents preliminary findings that were released last April and a long list of stakeholder comments.…

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Amazon urges FCC to reject SpaceX proposals for next-generation Starlink

Bezos vs. Musk, continued — Amazon: Starlink’s plan to have two plans should be dismissed. Jon Brodkin – Aug 27, 2021 8:35 pm UTC Amazon is urging US regulators to reject an update to SpaceX’s plan for a second-generation Starlink system. Kuiper Systems, Amazon’s satellite-broadband subsidiary, says that SpaceX broke Federal Communications Commission rules by…

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Biden Urges the Hesitant to Get COVID Vaccine in Wake of Pfizer Approval

WASHINGTON — President Biden used FDA’s approval of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine as an opportunity to urge undecided Americans to get their vaccine. “Let me say this loudly and clearly: if you’re one of the millions of Americans who said that they will not get the shot until it has the full and final approval…

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CMA urges further scrutiny of Nvidia purchase of Arm

Worawut – stock.adobe.com Competition and Markets Authority has decided an in-depth investigation should be mounted into the proposed acquisition of Arm by US chipmaker Nvidia By Brian McKenna, Business Applications Editor Published: 20 Aug 2021 15:07 The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has decided that an in-depth investigation into the proposed acquisition of UK chip…

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AMA Urges Removal of Sex from All Birth Certificates: ‘There Is No Clear Standard’ for Deciding a Baby’s Sex

The American Medical Association is recommending the removal of sex from birth certificates in a move it says will prevent discrimination based on gender identity but that critics say is anti-science.The AMA this summer said it would “advocate for the removal of sex as a legal designation on the public portion of the birth certificate.”…

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WHO urges action to suppress COVID before deadlier variants emerge

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain The Delta variant of COVID-19 is a warning to the world to suppress the virus quickly before it mutates again into something even worse, the WHO said Friday. The highly-transmissible variant, first detected in India, has now surfaced in 132 countries and territories, the World Health Organization said. “Delta is a…

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Apple urges WatchOS update after “actively exploited” flaw

Apple has released watchOS version 7.6.1, an update the company says is important as it addresses a potential security problem. The update is available for the Apple Watch 3 and later models, with the patch arriving only days after the big 7.6 update was released to the public. Users should update their watches as soon…