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What allegations has the Israeli government made against the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA)?

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Elon Musk's company Neuralink inserted its first product, known as Telepathy, into a human patient for the first time. What is the device?

Neuralink’s implant, once placed in a region of the brain that controls movement intention, wirelessly transmits brain signals to an app that decodes them. This could potentially allow paralyzed individuals to control a cursor or keyboard with their thoughts.

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Multiple politicians and judiciary members have recently had law enforcement appear at their homes after someone falsely reported a crime there. What is this practice called?

Swatting is when someone falsely reports a serious crime to law enforcement, causing them to respond to a specific location, often with a large amount of force. It has happened to both Democrats and Republicans, including most recently to Republican candidate Nikki Haley. Haley was not home when law enforcement appeared and drew their firearms, but her elderly parents and their caregiver were.

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Which tech giant, whose products include connected devices like the Ring doorbell and Echo smart speaker, recently backed out of a proposed acquisition of Roomba maker iRobot due to regulatory concerns?

Amazon decided to abandon its planned acquisition of iRobot, citing antitrust concerns from the EU and US. Amidst declining sales and losses, iRobot announced job cuts and a management reshuffle after the deal's termination.

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According to the CDC, what sexually transmitted disease, commonly associated with Al Capone, has seen an 80 percent increase in cases in the U.S. since 2018, reaching the highest rate of new infections recorded since 1950?

The CDC has reported a significant rise in syphilis cases since 2018. This increase has been observed across all age groups, even including newborns. Factors contributing to this surge include substance use, decreased use of condoms, and a lack of sexual health clinics and staff.