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Lisa Holden is a news writer for Af News Agency. She writes health, sport, tech, and more. Some of her favorite topics include the latest trends in fitness and wellness, the best ways to use technology to improve your life, and the latest developments in medical research.

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Over 300 U.S. companies still operate in Russia–and risk being complicit in the Kremlin’s war crimes

Two years into Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the U.S. Government finally issued a business advisory on Russia. We first called for such guidance to be issued in a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo in November 2022. This overdue development should nonetheless be an urgent wake-up […]

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'The children can't play because there's no shade': California's desert communities look into requiring shade as a reprieve from dangerous heat

When Limba Contreras moved to the desert community of Oasis, Calif., about 50 years ago, her family relied on a water cooler to keep temperatures inside their home comfortable. Other times, they sprayed each other with a hose outside. But when the heat topped 100 degrees Fahrenheit (about 38 Celsius), the cooler was futile, and

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Tracking the North American Bigfooter: John O’Connor’s The Secret History of Bigfoot

John O’Connor’s book on Bigfoot, subtitled Field Notes on a North American Monster, is exactly what I’d hoped for when I pulled it out of the virtual pile of nonfiction Bigfootiana. It’s brand new, with a comprehensive bibliography, and it sums up its predecessors in sometimes exhaustive detail. It’s also a personal journey, which is

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A judge struck down Chicago's 'mansion tax' but it's still on the Super Tuesday ballot. Here's what's at stake

An unusual legal challenge may upend the future of a Chicago ballot measure that would hike a real estate tax on high-end property sales to fund services for homeless people. Such citywide ballot measures are rare in the nation’s third-largest city, but other cities, including Los Angeles, have approved similar so-called “mansion taxes.” A Cook County judge

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Dogecoin Killer Kangamoon Is Witnessing Sky-High Attention, Is a 20X On The Cards?

Having performed poorly over the last year, Dogecoin is facing fierce competition. New projects like KangaMoon are gaining significant market traction, causing the hype around Dogecoin to decline.  As KangaMoon continues to build momentum, experts predict that its $KANG token could surge by 220% during its presale, which has put tokens in extremely high demand. 

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Marc Andreessen says OpenAI is the ‘security equivalent of swiss cheese’ and a tempting target for Chinese espionage

Is the creation of artificial general intelligence akin to the development of the atomic bomb? And if so, how can America protect itself against ascendent rivals? Silicon Valley venture capitalist Marc Andreessen, for one, is worried. The Manhattan Project helped usher in the era of Cold War superpowers in part because Soviet spies infiltrated Los

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Chairwoman of Sweden’s biggest pension fund—which has a track record of awful investments—quits after just 1 week

It may be almost a year since the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank set off a short-lived financial crisis across the banking industry, but one of its bigger casualties, a $120 billion Swedish pension fund, is still dealing with the effects of the fallout on its C-suite.  Alecta, which handles the pensions of a quarter

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