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Japan city aims to ban phone use while walking

It is a scene repeated the world over: pedestrians glued to their phones while walking, causing collisions and sometimes accidents. No more, says one Japanese city. © CHARLY TRIBALLEAU An accident waiting to happen Officials in Yamato city, near Tokyo, on Monday submitted a bill...

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Last Person to Receive a Civil War-Era Pension Dies

Irene Triplett, the last person receiving a pension from the U.S. Civil War, has died at the age of 90. Ms. Triplett’s father, Mose Triplett, started fighting in the war for the Confederacy, but defected to the North in 1863. That decision earned his daughter...

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George Floyd: Anonymous hackers re-emerge amid US unrest

As the United States deals with widespread civil unrest across dozens of cities, “hacktivist” group Anonymous has returned from the shadows. The hacker collective was once a regular fixture in the news, targeting those it accused of injustice with cyber-attacks. After years of relative quiet,...

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After Arkansas swim party, several coronavirus cases reported

By Melissa Alonso and Nicole Chavez, CNN Several people who attended a high school swim party in Arkansas have contracted Covid-19, Gov. Asa Hutchinson told reporters on Saturday.  © Governor Hutchinson’s office “A high school swim party that I’m sure everybody thought was harmless. They’re...