China looks to outshine Japan at next year’s winter Olympic games

These are not the Olympics of Japan’s dreams. The Games were supposed to be a comeback after decades of economic stagnation and devastation from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. With geopolitical rival China hosting the Winter Olympics, Japan wants to avoid losing center stage. CNN’s Selina Wang reports.95kO3wDGHes

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Eight Years After Fiancee’s Death, This Man Brought Her Back as an AI Chatbot

In 2012, Joshua Barbeau’s ex-fiancee Jessica Pereira died at the age of 23 from a rare liver disease. He never got over her death. Last year in September, Barbeau chanced upon a website called Project…

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Europe Reels From Worst Floods In Years As Death Count Passes 120

Devastating floods have torn through entire villages and killed at least 126 people in Europe, most of them in western Germany where stunned emergency services were still combing the wreckage on…

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1st female grizzly in 40 years collared in Washington state

84458840The grizzly, along with her three cubs, were released to help biologists learn more about the endangered animals, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife said. US Fish and Wildlife Service biologists captured the bear about 10 miles (16 kilometres) from the Washington-Idaho state line on US Forest Service land.

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An 82-year-old woman trained to be an astronaut sixty years ago. Now she’s going to space with Jeff Bezos

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After a half-century of waiting, Wally Funk — who trained for NASA's Mercury program but was denied the opportunity to go to space — is finally getting her time amongst the stars. She's been selected by the world's richest man, Jeff Bezos, to accompany him, his brother, and an as-yet unknown auction winner on a suborbital trip on July 20th.

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Facial recognition tech has been widely used across the US government for years, a new report shows

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As George Floyd's death sparked protests in cities across the country, six federal agencies turned to facial-recognition software in an effort to identify people in images of the civil unrest, according to a new report from a government agency.

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US Ex-Police Officer Sentenced To Over 22 Years For George Floyd Murder

Former policeman Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22 and a half years in jail Friday for murdering African American George Floyd, a killing that sparked America’s biggest demonstrations for racial…

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