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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…

Report urges

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 – 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.”…

Action urges

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…

Apple urges

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…