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Police seize record $249 million of cryptocurrency in UK

[CNN, Getty Images] (London) Almost £180 million ($249 million) in cryptocurrency has been seized by London’s Metropolitan Police — the biggest confiscation in the UK, the force said. The confiscation is thought to be one of the largest globally, the Met Police said, and comes just weeks after police confiscated £114 million ($158 million) of cryptocurrency in […]

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Crypto-friendly travel site marks U.S. debut with dogecoin payment option

[CNBC] GetYourGuide began selling activities, attractions and tours in the U.S. this week.The Berlin-based travel site also will for the first time accept dogecoin as payment.The firm joins a growing list of travel companies jumping on the crypto bandwagon.Germany-based travel site GetYourGuide has debuted U.S. offerings and the ability to pay with dogecoin. German travel […]

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There Is Only One Other Planet In Our Galaxy That Could Be Earth-Like, Say Scientists

[Forbes, Wikimedia Commons] It’s you and me, Kepler−442b. What does it take for an alien exoplanet to host life as we know it? A lot, as it turns out.  Despite a paper last year claiming that there may be 300 million planets in our galaxy that are “potentially habitable,” new research published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society confounds […]

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Supreme Court rules against NCAA, opening door to significant increase in compensation for student athletes

(CNN) A unanimous Supreme Court said on Monday that student athletes could receive education-related payments, in a case that could reshape college sports by allowing more money from a billion-dollar industry to go to the players. Justice Neil Gorsuch delivered the opinion of the court. College sports raise billions of dollars from ticket sales, television contracts and merchandise, […]

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A Petition With Over 2 Million Signatures Calls for $2,000 Monthly Stimulus Checks for Every American

[Go Banking Rates, iStock] So far, more than 2 million have signed a petition calling for $2,000 monthly stimulus checks for every American. This petition was started by Stephanie Bonin, a Colorado restaurant owner, and was first posted on Change.org last year, reports Business Insider. In Bonin’s petition statement, she says that she is one of […]

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American Airlines canceling hundreds of flights through mid-July in part due to labor shortages

(CNN Business) American Airlines is canceling hundreds of flights through at least mid-July as the company strives to maintain service in the midst of massively increasing travel demand while the coronavirus pandemic continues to recede in the United States, according to a spokesperson from the airline. “The first few weeks of June have brought unprecedented […]

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More than 70,000 people have signed petitions to stop Jeff Bezos from returning to Earth after his trip to space next month

[Business Inside, Getty Images] Petitions to stop Jeff Bezos’ Earth reentry collected more than 70,000 signatures combined.The one with the most signatures is titled “Do not allow Jeff Bezos to return to Earth.”Bezos plans to enter space July 20 on the first human flight of Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket.More than 70,000 people have signed […]

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Man Invests $20 in Obscure Cryptocurrency, Becomes Trillionaire Overnight

[Newsweek, Getty Images] When Chris Williamson put $20 into cryptocurrency Rocket Bunny, he didn’t expect to become a trillionaire overnight. The Georgia nursing school student had dabbled in cybercurrencies for around eight months and invested in the currency on Monday. On Tuesday, its value had soared to more than $1.4 trillion. “I woke up, it’s […]

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50,000 security disasters waiting to happen: The problem of America’s water supplies

[NBC NEWS] “If you could imagine a community center run by two old guys who are plumbers, that’s your average water plant,” one cybersecurity consultant said. A series of cyberattacks on water facilities highlight the precarious security situation facing U.S. supplies. On Jan. 15, a hacker tried to poison a water treatment plant that served […]

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Southwest Airlines Delays and Cancels Flights for a Third Day

[The New York Times, Reuters] The headaches began with problems with a weather data supplier on Monday, then technical troubles on Tuesday, and the issues spilled over into Wednesday. Hundreds of Southwest Airlines flights were delayed or canceled again on Wednesday as the company sought to resolve disruptions from earlier in the week amid a pickup in […]

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