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Satellites over Europe track massive floods in Germany and Belgium, ,

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Sobering images from space show the impact of devastating floods in Germany and Belgium that have left more than 100 people dead. While the rain that caused the floods is expected to ease this weekend, search and rescue efforts remain hampered in the two countries. Officials say that the rising waters are in large part due to global warming, according …

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Biden says platforms like Facebook are ‘killing people’ with COVID-19 misinformation, Russell Brandom

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The White House escalated its fight against vaccine misinformation on Friday, with President Biden directly criticizing Facebook and other platforms for allowing vaccine misinformation to spread — and consequently raising the ongoing death toll from the deadly pandemic. Asked for a message to platforms like Facebook, Biden replied, “They’re killing people … the only pandemic we have is among the …

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Blue Origin: Quiet plans for spaceships, ,

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Blue Origin is a private spaceflight company started by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos in 2000. It was the first company in the world to successfully land a reusable rocket on a landing pad, a feat pulled off by the New Shepard suborbital vehicle during a test flight in November 2015 (and many times thereafter). Blue Origin plans to take space …

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Trump supporters charged in plot to bomb Facebook and Twitter headquarters, among other targets, Dave Gershgorn

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Two California residents have been indicted for allegedly planning to firebomb the offices of California’s Democratic governor in Sacramento after the 2020 election, and had also discussed bombing Facebook and Twitter, federal court records show. The pair, who were indicted on conspiracy charges as well as illegal possession of firearms and explosives, were part of an anti-government militia with a …