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A bill to provide billions in funding to Ukraine and Israel was blocked in the Senate. What did Senate Republicans demand in exchange for their support?

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Who won Time magazine’s 2023 Person of the Year?

Taylor Swift has been named Time's Person of the Year. This past year included her record-breaking Eras Tour and the rerelease of her album "1989". Other finalists included the Hollywood strikers, Xi Jinping, Barbie, King Charles III, and more.

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Who has announced he will retire from Congress at the end of this year, putting pressure on Speaker Mike Johnson's shrinking majority?

Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, a Republican from California, announced his retirement. McCarthy's departure could force Speaker Mike Johnson to rely on Democrats to advance must-pass legislation.

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Google announced a new AI model yesterday, with the ability to process text, images, audio, video, and code. What is the model's name?

Gemini is a next-generation AI model developed by Google. Its main differentiator to OpenAI’s ChatGPT is that it is multi-modal—with the ability to process text, images, audio, video, code, and more. Google's AI chat product, Bard, is now using one of the three versions of Gemini.

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With oil and territorial claims at the center of a border dispute, which South American country, led by President Irfaan Ali, is rallying diplomatic and military resources to defend a potential Venezuelan invasion?

The conflict between Guyana and Venezuela centers around the Essequibo region, which is rich in oil. Venezuela has ordered its state-owned companies to explore and exploit this region, which it considers its own. The dispute has intensified since ExxonMobil discovered oil off Guyana's coast in 2015.