Meta’s new Twitter clone

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Yesterday, Meta (formerly Facebook) launched a new platform for posting short-form text conversations, which is poised to be a competitor to Twitter. What’s it called?

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President Biden welcomed the prime minister of this Nordic country yesterday, emphasizing the goal of getting the country accepted into NATO.

Biden met with Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson, and supported Sweden's bid to join NATO. The inclusion of Sweden is currently blocked by Turkish President Erdogan, who disapproves of Sweden harboring exiles affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, which Turkey considers a terrorist group.

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Yusef Salaam officially won a huge upset victory in the New York City Council primaries. Salaam and four others were wrongfully convicted for the assault and rape of a white woman in Manhattan in 1989. What was the name of this group?

The Central Park Five were five Black and Latino men wrongfully convicted for the assault and rape of a white woman jogging in Central Park in 1989. Their convictions were later overturned. Supporters say Salaam's victory in the primary race is a significant achievement for justice and racial equality.

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Protesters from this environmental activist group stopped two Wimbledon matches by throwing puzzle pieces and orange confetti across the court.

Just Stop Oil is an environmental activist group in the UK that wants the government to stop issuing licenses for new fossil fuel projects. They have had many highly-visible protests in the past year, including throwing tomato soup on a Van Gogh painting in the National Gallery, closing major roads, and disrupting multiple sporting events.

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Why has Cape Cod become one of the largest hotspots for great white sharks in the world?

Commercial fishing wiped out gray seals from New England by the early 1960s, but the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 made it safe for the seals to return from Canadian waters. With no natural predators and plenty of fish, the seals thrived, attracting sharks to the area.