Bye, bye Bill! Russia’s nuclear officials abandon America’s Microsoft Office software & switch to home-designed tech — reports

Moscow officials are set to pull the plug on a multimillion-dollar deal with US computing giant Microsoft, and instead buy the rights to a Russian-made suite of programs for employees of the country’s nuclear safety regulator. On Wednesday, the Vedomosti newspaper reported that a source from the state atomic energy corporation, Rosatom, confirmed it had […]

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‘Big problem’: Bill Gates rejects ‘strange’ Covid-19 vaccine conspiracies about him, says he wants to save lives

Microsoft founder Bill Gates has revealed his thoughts about when the world will move on from the Covid-19 pandemic, and addressed the “strange” conspiracy theories surrounding his interest in funding a vaccine. Despite investing $350 million in the search for a vaccine to Covid-19, Gates said in a new interview with Bloomberg that he doesn’t […]

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Senate Democrats block GOP police reform bill, throwing overhaul effort into flux

The move by Democrats caps weeks of calls from both parties to move quickly on police reform amid protests and civil unrest across the country following high-profile episodes of police use of deadly force that sparked a national backlash. But efforts to find common ground have largely devolved into bitter, partisan finger-pointing, underscoring how a […]

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Republican police reform bill fails in Senate due to Democrat opposition

A police reform bill proposed by Senator Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) failed on a procedural vote due to opposition from Democrats, who said it does not go far enough. Wednesday’s vote on the cloture motion was 55 in favor and 45 against, with 60 votes needed to move the bill forward. Scott, who is African-American, […]

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Senate Democrats Block G.O.P. Police Bill, Calling It ‘Inadequate’

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats voted on Wednesday to block a narrow Republican bill to incentivize police departments to change their tactics, refusing even to open debate on a measure they denounced as an insufficient and irredeemably flawed answer to the problem of systemic racism in law enforcement. The vote, 55-45, was a setback in the […]

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Bill Cosby is granted the right to appeal his conviction on sexual assault charges

Cosby, the 82-year-old actor and comedian, is less than two years into a 3-to-10-year sentence at a prison outside Philadelphia for drugging and sexually assaulting a former Temple University employee at his home in 2004. At his criminal trial, Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill allowed five other women, including supermodel Janice Dickinson, to testify that […]

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Bill Cosby’s Appeal to Be Heard by Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court

Pennsylvania’s highest court on Tuesday said it agreed to hear part of Bill Cosby’s appeal of his 2018 sexual assault conviction. In December, a panel of three appellate judges unanimously rejected his appeal to the lower Superior Court, upholding his conviction and sentencing in the drugging and sexual assault of Andrea Constand at his home […]

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Senate Democrats Threaten to Block G.O.P. Police Reform Bill

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats on Tuesday signaled that they would block Republicans’ attempts to advance a narrow bill to change policing practices, rejecting the measure as “woefully inadequate” and calling on Senator Mitch McConnell to negotiate a more expansive one that both parties could support. Their decision, outlined in a letter to Mr. McConnell, Republican […]

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Bill Clinton pays tribute to ‘big-hearted’ Steve Bing after millionaire film producer reportedly jumps to his death

Former US president Bill Clinton has expressed sadness over the alleged suicide of film financier and philanthropist Steve Bing. The millionaire was a generous donor to the Clinton Foundation. The 55-year-old is believed to have jumped to his death from his 27th floor apartment in Los Angeles on Monday. Following standard protocol, the LAPD released […]

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