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The Military’s Big Bet, Making Robots Smarter, and Cruel Gifts

By November 30, 2023No Comments

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Joke of the Day: Why was the advent calendar afraid?

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Keeping up with America

Henry Kissinger, former secretary of state who shaped decades of U.S. policy, dies at 100: He came to be seen as one of the leading diplomats and international relations intellectuals of the 20th century. But he was also one of the most singularly reviled public figures of his age.

US economic growth for last quarter is revised up to a 5.2% annual rate: Shrugging off higher interest rates, America’s consumers spent enough to help drive the economy to a brisk 5.2% annual pace from July through September, the government reported Wednesday in an upgrade from its previous estimate.

UAW launches push to organize at Tesla and other non-union car makers: Union drive will cover nearly 150,000 workers at factories largely in US south

Who is Miriam Adelson, the prospective new owner of the Dallas Mavericks? Las Vegas casino magnate Miriam Adelson has reached a binding agreement to purchase a majority stake in the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks from current owner Mark Cuban.

New York City police issue warning ahead of Rockefeller Center tree lighting event: The annual tree lighting ceremony is set for Wednesday.

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Around the World

South Koreans want their own nukes – That could roil one of the world’s most dangerous regions: To the steady rat-tat-tat of machine guns and exploding bursts of smoke, amphibious tanks slice across a lake not far from the big green mountains that stand along the world’s most heavily armed border.

How the Elgin Marbles scream injustice for most Greeks: More than 200 years after they were torn from their country’s most sacred landmark and shipped unceremoniously to the UK, the Elgin Marbles still scream injustice for the vast majority of Greeks.

Lets Talk Business and Tech

The Military’s Big Bet on Artificial Intelligence: As new AI technology is developed in the name of national security, questions about ethics and responsible use abound.

How do you make a robot smarter? Program it to know what it doesn’t know: Modern robots know how to sense their environment and respond to language, but what they don’t know is often more important than what they do know.

9 Best Businesses You Can Start with No Money: You’ve probably heard the saying, “it takes money to make money.”

Richer, Wiser, Happier

Suze Orman explains one way you can be ‘cruel’ giving gifts: The personal finance personality insists she’s not “being a Grinch.”

Can Living Off Interest From A $1 Million Investment Support Your Retirement Dreams? | Jeannine Mancini, Yahoo Finance. The concept of living off the interest and returns from a retirement account has become a focal point for many Americans. The common goal is to accumulate enough savings by their late 60s to enjoy a secure, indefinite retirement.

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Sports and Showbiz Shenanigans

NFL suspended credentials of person who gave camera to Tyreek Hill for backflip video | The official NBA in-season tournament knockout-round power rankings

The Top 10 Movies on Netflix to Watch Right This Second (Including a New Adam Sandler Film at #1) | Zack Snyder says he’s done with superhero movies — unless it’s this one

It’s a Scary Time for the ‘Scream’ Franchise | Mark Cuban addresses rumors he will run for president in 2024

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