Women’s World Cup semifinal

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Following yesterday’s loss by the host country, which two teams will play in the Women’s World Cup final this weekend?

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Following a federal appeals court ruling in New Orleans, how would accessibility to the common abortion pill mifepristone be affected, pending a Supreme Court decision?

The appeals court partially overturned a lower court ruling that would have revoked the FDA approval of mifepristone, a drug that has been available for over 20 years. But it retained parts that would prevent mailed or telemedicine prescriptions, and require three in-person doctor visits. This decision is pending a Supreme Court ruling.

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A campaign aide to this Congressman, who is facing 13 felony counts, was charged for impersonating Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s chief of staff in fraudulent fundraising emails.

Samuel Miele, an aide to Representative George Santos, was charged with wire fraud and identity theft for impersonating the former chief of staff to Speaker Kevin McCarthy. Miele sent fraudulent fundraising emails, claiming to be a high-ranking aide to a member of the House with leadership responsibilities. He received a 15% commission for donations.

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What led to the mass resignation of the entire police department in Goodhue, a small city in Minnesota?

The entire department resigned due to dissatisfaction with their pay. The city is trying to hire at $22 per hour, but the police chief noted that smaller departments paid at least $30 per hour.

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In a recent study, neuroscientists used AI to reconstruct a Pink Floyd song from the brain activity of people listening to it. What was the goal of this research?

The research aimed to decode brain activity into music, a step towards translating into speech. This could potentially help individuals who have lost this ability due to stroke or paralysis. It’s believed that melodic nuances in speech can be captured similarly to how the brain responds to music. The song was “Another Brick in the Wall, Part 1.”