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Beto O’Rourke returned a check for $1 million from FTX’s Sam Bankman-Fried

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that informs readers of the most important news from Texas. Beto O’Rourke returned a $1 million donation from cryptocurrency board leader Sam Bankman-Fried four days before Election Day, his campaign told The Texas Tribune this week. Bankman-Fried founded FTX, a cryptocurrency exchange that was valued at $32 …

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Iran has threatened the families of the World Cup soccer team, according to a security source

CNN — The families of Iran’s World Cup soccer team have been threatened with prison and torture if the players do not “behave” ahead of Tuesday’s game against the United States, a source involved in Games security said. After Iranian players refused to sing the nation’s national anthem in their opening game against England on …

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Pence says Trump ‘mistaken’ for dinner with Holocaust denier

CNN — Former Vice President Mike Pence said Monday that Donald Trump was “wrong” to recently dine with white nationalist and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes and rapper Kanye West at his Florida resort and that the former president should apologize. “President Trump was wrong to give a seat at the table to a white nationalist, …

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The state tourism agency weighs the pros and cons of new proposals to attract tourists [PHOTO]

By Laman Ismailova The recovery of tourism in Azerbaijan is gaining momentum and the State Tourism Agency is considering new proposals to attract tourists. Priority attention is given to the development of tourism in the territories of Azerbaijan freed from the Armenian occupation. These and other initiatives for the development of the tourism industry in …

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AI in connected cars has eased rush hour congestion

TRAVIS LAWLER Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — As millions of people travel the interstates this Thanksgiving, many will encounter stretches of stopped traffic for no apparent reason — no construction or accident. Researchers say the problem is you. Human drivers just don’t do a good job navigating heavy traffic, but an artificial intelligence experiment in …

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Trump was accused of having dinner with the white nationalist rapper Ye

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump renewed attention to its long history of turning a blind eye to bigotry after dining with a Holocaust-denying white nationalist and the rapper formerly known as Kanye West just days into his third campaign for the White House. Trump dined Tuesday at his Mar-a-Lago club with West, …

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Omicron boosters are not very effective against minor ailments

A healthcare worker administers a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic at the Peabody Institute Library in Peabody, Massachusetts, U.S., Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022. Vanessa Leroy | Bloomberg | Getty Images The new Covid omicron boosters are probably not very effective at preventing Covid infections and minor illnesses, but they are …

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Hong Kong found Cardinal Joseph Zen guilty of pro-democracy protest fund

Hong Kong CNN — A 90-year-old former bishop and outspoken critic of China’s ruling Communist Party was found guilty on Friday of charges related to his role in a fund to help Hong Kong’s 2019 pro-democracy protests. Cardinal Joseph Zen and five others, including Cantopop singer Denise Ho, breached the Societies Ordinance by failing to …

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Zimbabwe, Malawi exchange notes on tourism

Zimbabwe and Malawi yesterday concluded the third meeting of the Joint Technical Tourism Committee (JTTC) designed to assess progress in areas of cooperation agreed by the two governments. The meeting took place in Lilongwe, Malawi from Wednesday and ended yesterday. It was co-chaired by the Permanent Secretary for Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality, Ambassador Raphael …

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No-fault insurance reform likely after Democrats take power in Michigan | News

On the Michigan Bridge Car accident victims and providers could be dealt another blow in changing Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance law when Democrats take control of the Legislature in January. A 2019 law introducing major changes to Michigan insurance policies gave drivers the ability to choose coverage levels. The reform aimed to reduce the state’s …

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