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Cambodia launches lockdown in capital as COVID-19 outbreak spreads

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective face masks rush to buy groceries at a fresh market amid rumours of a citywide lockdown during the latest coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak at a temple in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, April 14, 2021. REUTERS/Cindy Liu PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – Cambodia brought in a coronavirus lockdown......

Ireland launches inquiry into Facebook after reports of data leak

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: The Facebook logo is displayed on a mobile phone in this picture illustration taken December 2, 2019. REUTERS/Johanna Geron/Illustration//File Photo DUBLIN (Reuters) -Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) said on Wednesday it had launched an inquiry into Facebook Inc, after a dataset reported to contain personal data relating to......

Cleveland-area Businessman Mike Gibbons Launches Bid for U.S. Senate

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As expected, Cleveland businessman Mike Gibbons will run for the United States senate seat to be vacated by Rob Portman next year. Gibbons, a Republican, was one of four prospective candidates vying for the favor of Donald Trump at a secret Mar-a-Lago meeting last month, which Politico documented in detail.......

Wisconsin state treasurer Sarah Godlewski launches Senate bid

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Max Greenwood Wisconsin state Treasurer Sarah Godlewski launched a Senate bid on Wednesday, joining a field of Democrats vying to take on Sen. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonBiden picks vocal Trump critics to lead immigration agencies Trump’s early endorsements......

Defense launches case in trial of Derek Chauvin, ex-cop charged in George Floyd’s death

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The defense began presenting its case Tuesday in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the fired Minneapolis cop charged in George Floyd’s death. Testimony focused on Floyd’s drug use and a defense use-of-force expert said Chauvin was justified in restraining Floyd.......

NYSE launches ‘First Trade’ NFTs of Spotify, Snowflake and more

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here People walk by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on the morning that the music streaming service Spotify begins trading shares at the NYSE on April 3, 2018 in New York City. Spencer Platt | Getty Images The New York......

Actor Hill Harper launches The Black Wall Street platform aimed at empowering investors of color

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Hill Harper attends the Netflix Golden Globe Weekend Cocktail Party at Cecconi’s Restaurant on Jan. 4, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. Charley Gallay | Getty Images Nearly a century after Black Wall Street — a center of Black business in......

House Ethics Committee launches investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Representative Matt Gaetz, a Republican from Florida, listens during a markup on H.R. 7120, the “Justice in Policing Act of 2020,” on June 17, 2020, in Washington, D.C. Erin Scott | Getty Images The House Ethics Committee on Friday said......

Nokia’s mobile brand launches $415 smartphone with 5G as it struggles to take on Samsung and Apple

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here HMD Global’s new Nokia X20 smartphone. Ryan Browne | CNBC LONDON — The company behind the Nokia mobile brand refreshed its smartphone lineup on Thursday with a slew of new budget models, as it struggles to compete with established players......

Ex-Trump aide Stephen Miller launches legal group to fight Democrats in the courts

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — Stephen Miller, who was a top aide to former President Donald Trump and the driving force behind his hardline immigration policies, has launched a new legal group that aims to take the fight against President Biden and......

Car Dealer, Blockchain Evangelist Bernie Moreno Launches U.S. Senate Bid, Promises to Fight Socialism and Cancel Culture

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Bernie Moreno, the luxury car dealer, blockchain evangelist and erstwhile member of the MetroHealth Board of Trustees, has formally announced his bid to claim Rob Portman’s seat in the United States Senate. Moreno, 54, is a Republican and first-time candidate who intends to run as an outsider and successful businessman......

HHS launches mask design improvement contest

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Joseph Choi The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has launched a competition to develop “the next generation of masks” with the winning submission receiving a $500,000 cash prize. The competition — “Mask Innovation Challenge: Building Tomorrow’s Mask”......

Michigan launches 37 ‘pop-up’ testing sites for spring break travelers

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced plans Friday for 37 “pop-up” testing sites across Michigan to encourage people headed to or returning from spring break to get tested for the virus.  Michigan residents are encouraged to get tested two to three days......

AeroSearcher Launches Upgraded Site; Introduces New Photo Search Feature

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The site, designed to be a “one-stop search” for everything general and business aviation, features enhancements to the user experience and now includes a fully searchable aviation photography feed. PHOENIX – March 31, 2021 – — AeroSearcher, the premier search engine for aircraft for sale, aviation jobs, and aviation parts and......

Discord messaging platform launches Clubhouse-style feature

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Messaging platform Discord Inc on Wednesday launched a new feature for people to hold live audio events for audiences, similar to the rapidly growing app Clubhouse. Discord, which offers voice, video and text chat, was popularized by videogamers and has spread to other groups since its......

U.S. Attorney General launches review on hate crimes prosecutions, data collection

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Amid reports of a rising number of hate crimes against Asian Americans, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland on Tuesday announced he is launching a 30-day “expedited review” into how the Justice Department can bolster its efforts to prosecute hate crimes and improve data collection of such incidents.......

Exclusive: PayPal launches crypto checkout service

Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) – PayPal Holdings Inc will announce later on Tuesday that it has started allowing U.S. consumers to use their cryptocurrency holdings to pay at millions of its online merchants globally, a move that could significantly boost use of digital assets in everyday commerce. Customers who hold bitcoin, ether,......

Cathie Wood’s ARK Invest launches a space exploration ETF, to begin trading Tuesday

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Virgin Galactic pilots walk to the company’s SpaceShipTwo Unity spacecraft, attached to the jet carrier aircraft Eve. Virgin Galactic Ark Invest, Cathie Wood’s firm with multiple actively managed exchanged-traded funds, will debut its latest fund on Tuesday: a space exploration......

Kodak Black Launches Clothing Line L.O.V.E., Benefiting Judicial Reform

TMZ
Kodak Black‘s creative juices have been flowing since his prison release, and we’re not just talking music — he’s launched a clothing line that’ll benefit a cause dear to him. Kodak’s attorney, Bradford Cohen, tells TMZ … the rapper’s starting a new clothing line dubbed L.O.V.E. … an acronym for......

South Africa launches TB mobile clinics amid COVID-19 disruption

Reuters
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – Parked on the roadside next to a graveyard in Cape Town’s Gugulethu township, a tuberculosis hotspot, a team of health workers set up a makeshift TB screening room next to their van. Gladys Rara, 45, provides a sputum sample and within 90 minutes results are ready.......

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