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www.nbcnews.com Netanyahu to address Congress, House Speaker Mike Johnson says

Johnson had previously said he would invite Netanyahu to the House regardless of whether Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer agreed to a joint invitation.

Netanyahu to address Congress, House Speaker Mike Johnson says
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www.cnbc.com Boeing, NASA say Starliner astronaut launch will move forward despite spacecraft helium leak

Boeing and NASA are moving forward with a June 1 launch attempt of the first crewed Starliner mission despite a "stable" leak in its propulsion system.

Boeing, NASA say Starliner astronaut launch will move forward despite spacecraft helium leak
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48-year-old gymnast Oksana Chusovitina’s Olympic dream and history bid ended by injury
www.cnn.com 48-year-old gymnast Oksana Chusovitina’s Olympic dream and history bid ended by injury | CNN

Uzbekistan gymnast Oksana Chusovitina had been aiming to compete at her ninth consecutive Olympic Games later this year, but the 48-year-old’s hopes of securing a spot in Paris have been dashed by injury.

48-year-old gymnast Oksana Chusovitina’s Olympic dream and history bid ended by injury | CNN
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www.nbcnews.com 'Sedition Panda' convicted of assaulting officer on Jan. 6 after judge calls defense argument 'absurd'

Jesse James Rumson, dubbed "Sedition Panda" because of the costume head he wore on Jan. 6, will be sentenced in September.

'Sedition Panda' convicted of assaulting officer on Jan. 6 after judge calls defense argument 'absurd'
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apnews.com China's latest AI chatbot is trained on President Xi Jinping's political ideology

China’s latest artificial intelligence chatbot is trained on President Xi Jinping’s doctrine in a stark reminder of the ideological parameters that Chinese AI models should abide by.

China's latest AI chatbot is trained on President Xi Jinping's political ideology
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www.nbcnews.com Man is fined after trying to 'body slam' killer whale

Officials in New Zealand who were tipped off to the social media video described the man’s behavior as “stupid” and “extremely irresponsible.”

Man is fined after trying to 'body slam' killer whale
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apnews.com Colorado governor to sign bills regulating funeral homes after discovery of 190 rotting bodies

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis is set to sign two bills that will overhaul the state’s oversight of the funeral home industry.

Colorado governor to sign bills regulating funeral homes after discovery of 190 rotting bodies
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www.usatoday.com 4 climbers dead Mount Everest, 1 missing; ice collapse among factors cited

A British climber and his guide, a Kenyan banker, and a Nepalese climber are dead, and one other guide remains missing on Mount Everest.

4 climbers dead Mount Everest, 1 missing; ice collapse among factors cited
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apnews.com Hunter Biden is set to go on trial on June 3 on federal firearms charges

Hunter Biden is will be on trial in Delaware on June 3 on federal firearms charges in a case accusing him of lying about his drug use on a federal form when he bought a gun in October 2018.

Hunter Biden is set to go on trial on June 3 on federal firearms charges
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www.usatoday.com Woman looks to sue after NJ casino refuses to pay disputed $1.27 million slot machine prize

Roney Beal, 72, plans to sue Bally’s Casino after the casino claims she did not win $1.27 million on a slot machine game.

Woman looks to sue after NJ casino refuses to pay disputed $1.27 million slot machine prize
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www.pbs.org More than 100 people believed killed by landslide in Papua New Guinea, media reports

Australian media are reporting that more than 100 people are believed to have died in a landslide that buried a village in remote Papua New Guinea.

More than 100 people believed killed by landslide in Papua New Guinea, media reports
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Voyager 1 Resumes Sending Science Data from Two Instruments - NASA
blogs.nasa.gov Voyager 1 Resumes Sending Science Data from Two Instruments - Voyager

Voyager 1 has resumed returning science data from two of its four instruments for the first time since a computer issue arose with the spacecraft in November

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US Air Force B-21 Raider stealth bomber
  • A large orange air data probe has also been installed on the side of the nose landing gear.

    https://theaviationist.com/2024/03/19/new-b-21-raider-photo-released-by-northrop-grumman/


    I assume it's only for testing purposes.

  • 9 dead, 121 injured as wind causes stage collapse at Mexico election rally
    www.cnn.com 9 dead, 121 injured as wind causes stage collapse at Mexico election rally | CNN

    Nine people were killed and a presidential candidate was briefly taken to hospital after a stage collapsed under heavy winds at a campaign rally in Mexico on Wednesday.

    9 dead, 121 injured as wind causes stage collapse at Mexico election rally | CNN
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    www.usatoday.com Hacked data reveals which US gun sellers are behind Mexican cartel violence

    Another headache for the gun industry just emerged. Names on thousands of gun traces in Mexico leaked in a massive data hack.

    Hacked data reveals which US gun sellers are behind Mexican cartel violence
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    US Air Force B-21 Raider stealth bomber

    https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/3784952/b-21-raider-continues-flight-test-production/

    These are the first in-flight photos of the B-21 Raider, currently being tested at Edwards Air Force Base in California.

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    www.cbsnews.com 13 Harvard University students who participated in pro-Palestinian encampment will not get degrees

    Thirteen Harvard University students who participated in the pro-Palestinian protest encampment on campus will not receive degrees at commencement Thursday.

    13 Harvard University students who participated in pro-Palestinian encampment will not get degrees
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    Political consultant behind fake Biden AI robocall faces charges in New Hampshire
    www.cnn.com Political consultant behind fake Biden AI robocall faces charges in New Hampshire | CNN Politics

    New Hampshire prosecutors filed criminal charges against the political consultant behind a robocall that used artificial intelligence to impersonate President Joe Biden and urged voters not to participate in the state’s primary this year.

    Political consultant behind fake Biden AI robocall faces charges in New Hampshire | CNN Politics
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    www.nasa.gov NASA’s Psyche Fires Up Its Sci-Fi-Worthy Thrusters - NASA

    The spacecraft already is beyond the distance of Mars and is using ion propulsion to accelerate toward a metal-rich asteroid, where it will orbit and collect

    NASA’s Psyche Fires Up Its Sci-Fi-Worthy Thrusters - NASA

    The orbiter is now more than 190 million miles (300 million kilometers) away and moving at a clip of 23 miles per second (37 kilometers per second), relative to Earth. That’s about 84,000 mph (135,000 kph). Over time, with no atmospheric drag to slow it down, Psyche will accelerate to speeds of up to 124,000 mph (200,000 kph).

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    Uvalde school shooting victims' families announce $2 million settlement with Texas city and new lawsuits
  • I think most people would agree with that statement.

    The inaction afterwards, when the police chief arrived, is the issue.

  • Uvalde school shooting victims' families announce $2 million settlement with Texas city and new lawsuits
  • I just watched the video, there are two officers in the hallway with rifles at 11:40am.

  • Uvalde school shooting victims' families announce $2 million settlement with Texas city and new lawsuits
  • Interesting, but they still stood by after SWAT arrived, so your point is moot.

  • Uvalde school shooting victims' families announce $2 million settlement with Texas city and new lawsuits
  • .223/5.56 will not penetrate a cinder block wall

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3Gp3hbTmXA

    Among the tactical officers who responded were members of the Border Patrol’s elite Bortac team but they couldn’t get into the room because of a steel door and cinder block construction, The Wall Street Journal

    Also, most cops carry AR15s or a similar rifle in their cop car.

  • Uvalde school shooting victims' families announce $2 million settlement with Texas city and new lawsuits
  • The cops had AR15s, body armor, helmets, flash bang grenades, the works. They also outnumbered the shooter 376 to 1. The shooters vest had no armor plating.

  • The NYPD's Public Relations Staff has More Than Doubled in the Past Two Years
  • Move them to PR so they can't cause more PR problems. Brilliant idea.

  • Scarlett Johansson denied OpenAI the right to use her voice. They used it anyway.
  • I asked ChatGPT for a response to your comment


    Your comment raises several interesting points regarding the use of voice likeness and the legal implications of hiring voice actors who sound similar to well-known celebrities. Let’s break down the key issues:

    1. Use of a Similar Voice: The core of the debate revolves around whether using a voice that sounds like a well-known celebrity constitutes a legal issue. If the voice used is indeed not Scarlett Johansson’s but merely resembles it, this might not be inherently illegal. However, it could still lead to legal disputes over rights of publicity and potential misrepresentation.

    2. Voice Acting and Vocal Qualities: It is true that many voice actors can mimic the vocal qualities of celebrities. Hiring a voice actor who naturally has a similar voice to a celebrity is a common practice. The legal line is crossed if the intent and execution imply endorsement or use of the celebrity's identity without permission.

    3. Rights of Publicity: Celebrities, including Scarlett Johansson, have rights of publicity, which protect against unauthorized commercial use of their name, likeness, and other identifiable aspects of their persona. If the resemblance is close enough that it creates confusion or implies endorsement, it could be grounds for a lawsuit.

    4. Potential for a Lawsuit: Whether Scarlett Johansson would win a lawsuit depends on several factors, including the jurisdiction's specific laws on rights of publicity, the exact nature of the voice usage, and whether it can be proven that the voice model intentionally mimics her voice in a way that exploits her identity.

    5. Practical Examples: Your analogy with James Earl Jones highlights a key point. If a voice actor is hired for their natural resemblance to a well-known voice, it's typically acceptable. However, explicitly marketing or promoting the voice in a way that suggests it is the celebrity without their consent could lead to legal challenges.

    In summary, while it may not be outright illegal to use a voice that sounds like a celebrity, there are significant legal nuances and potential for litigation if the use implies unauthorized endorsement or exploits the celebrity's identity. The balance lies in how the voice is marketed and whether it misleads the audience into believing it is the celebrity.

  • Scarlett Johansson denied OpenAI the right to use her voice. They used it anyway.
  • As a final fun thing today, check out how Google News’s AI junk has hallucinated a factually incorrect headline that’s the exact opposite of the truth here

  • Michigan county refuses to certify vote, prompting fears of a growing election threat this fall
  • The price tag, the letter adds pointedly, will be “expansive."

    I read that as "expensive", with a country twang.

  • Ocean water is rushing miles underneath the ‘Doomsday Glacier’ with potentially dire impacts on sea level rise
  • Maybe if we can synchronize all of the environmental damage, it will cancel out.

  • Iranian President Raisi missing after helicopter goes down
  • If the radio isn't working, the helicopter and the occupants were probably lost.

  • Mayoral candidate, five others killed in gunfire at a campaign rally in Mexico
  • Over 30 Mexican political candidates have been killed in this campaign season.

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