Saturday, September 25

Top Stories from around the internet 7-26-2021

Tesla tops $1 billion in profit, delays Semi launch – MarketWatch
Tesla Inc.s profit topped $1 billion for the first time in the companys history and its sales nearly doubled in the second quarter, blowing Wall Street expectations out of the water, but the stock ba… [+1922 chars]

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Time Stamp 2021-07-26T20:15:00Z
Aaron Rodgers closing in on reworked contract with Green Bay Packers as part of 2021 return, per reports – USA TODAY
One of the biggest mysteries of the NFL offseason just gained a little bit of clarity. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is close to an agreement with the Green Bay Packers on a reworked contract, ESPN’s Ad… [+3674 chars]

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Time Stamp 2021-07-26T20:15:00Z
5 dead, including a sheriff’s deputy, in the wake of California standoff – NBC News
Five people were killed, including a sheriff’s deputy, in the wake of a domestic violence call and standoff that turned deadly in rural Southern California, authorities said Monday. A 911 call was m… [+2885 chars]

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Time Stamp 2021-07-26T20:11:00Z
Why Philip Morris International wants to ban cigarettes, Marlboros – Business Insider
The CEO of Philip Morris International, the tobacco giant that makes and sells Marlboro cigarettes for customers outside the US, said in an interview over the weekend that the company plans to stop s… [+2235 chars]

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Time Stamp 2021-07-26T19:57:15Z
Activision Blizzard (ATVI) Staff Sign Petition Supporting Discrimination Lawsuit – Bloomberg
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Time Stamp 2021-07-26T19:20:31Z
Report: The iPhone 14 will be a major upgrade, and it will be made of titanium – Ars Technica
Enlarge/ The back of the iPhone 12 Pro. 78 with 69 posters participating, including story author A new investor note from JPMorgan Chase seen by AppleInsider and MacRumors claims that Apple’s high-… [+2344 chars]

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Time Stamp 2021-07-26T18:55:40Z
Brother: Last victim ID’d in Florida condo building collapse – WPLG Local 10
The final victim of the condo building collapse in Surfside has been identified, a relative said Monday, more than a month after the middle-of-the-night catastrophe that ultimately claimed 98 lives. … [+3226 chars]

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Time Stamp 2021-07-26T18:50:04Z
Ziggy: Alexa gets a new wake word and an updated voice. Here’s how to change both. – USA TODAY
Amazon has rolled out some new ways to interact with its digital voice assistant, Alexa. The assistant available on Amazon devices such as Echo speakers will now answer to a new wake word: Ziggy. Al… [+1552 chars]

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Time Stamp 2021-07-26T18:40:47Z
Universal Spends $400 Million on New ‘Exorcist’ Trilogy Starring Ellen Burstyn, Leslie Odom Jr. – Variety
Universal is shelling out an eye-popping $400 million to buy a new “Exorcist” trilogy with plans to screen some of the films on Peacock, its new streaming service. In a coup, Ellen Burstyn, the Oscar… [+3624 chars]

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Time Stamp 2021-07-26T18:20:00Z
Floods in London are the latest sign big cities aren’t ready for climate change – CNN
Cars stranded in streets turned to rivers. Bus passengers rescued by raft. Train stations submerged, sparking travel chaos. The now-familiar scenes of a city inundated by floods played out in London… [+5654 chars]

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Time Stamp 2021-07-26T18:13:00Z
California to Require State Workers Get Vaccinated or Be Tested Regularly – The New York Times
State and local officials, businesses and residents across the country are grappling with whether vaccines should be mandated. The city of San Francisco, several Bay Area counties, the University of … [+551 chars]

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Time Stamp 2021-07-26T18:04:02Z
McCarthy mocks Cheney and Kinzinger as ‘Pelosi Republicans’ | TheHill – The Hill
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyMcCarthy: Pelosi appointing members of Jan. 6 panel who share ‘pre-conceived narrative’Kinzinger denounces ‘lies and conspiracy theories’ while accep… [+4771 chars]

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Time Stamp 2021-07-26T17:52:17Z
2021 NBA Mock Draft: Thunder trade up to get Scottie Barnes at No. 3 as potential trades create chaos – CBS Sports
Wizards star Bradley Beal is reportedly considering making a trade request from Washington prior to Thursday’s NBA Draft. Raptors star Pascal Siakam is apparently available on the trade market. Tea-l… [+994 chars]

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Time Stamp 2021-07-26T17:45:14Z
Texas, Oklahoma Indicate They’ll Leave the Big 12 for the SEC – The New York Times
And it would almost certainly enrich the league, which has declined to comment, in dramatic ways. In December, the SEC announced a deal with ESPN that will, according to people familiar with its ter… [+2337 chars]

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Time Stamp 2021-07-26T17:40:26Z
BioNTech aims to develop mRNA-based malaria vaccine – Reuters
General view shows the laboratories of BioNTech at their COVID-19 vaccine production facility as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Marburg, Germany, March 27, 2021. REUTE… [+3390 chars]

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Time Stamp 2021-07-26T17:38:00Z
Video catches fiery meteor shooting across the night sky over Texas – NBC News
Video captured an intense fireball shooting across the night sky over north Texas and the surrounding area, showing what scientists described as a slow-moving meteor. The meteor was first seen about… [+973 chars]

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Time Stamp 2021-07-26T17:34:12Z
Kanye West breaks Apple Music streaming record with ‘Donda’ listening party livestream – 9to5Mac
Apple Music and Kanye West teamed up last week to offer an exclusive livestream of the listening event for Wests upcoming album Donda. The event was streamed exclusively on Apple Music from Mercedes-… [+1466 chars]

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Time Stamp 2021-07-26T17:33:00Z
California to require COVID vaccines for health care workers, state employees in Newsom order – Sacramento Bee

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Time Stamp 2021-07-26T17:30:00Z
Cuomo questions credibility of attorney general’s investigators – POLITICO
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a press conference. | David Dee Delgado/Getty Images ALBANY, N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is questioning the trustworthiness of the lawyers leading state Attorney … [+2807 chars]

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Time Stamp 2021-07-26T17:25:58Z

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NYC to require vaccines or weekly testing for city workers – Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) New York City will require all of its municipal workers including teachers and police officers to get coronavirus vaccines by mid-September or face weekly COVID-19 testing, Mayor Bill d… [+4571 chars]

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Time Stamp 2021-07-26T17:22:18Z