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Ohio invests in active shooter training equipment for school staff to improve safety responses, despite teacher resistance.

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Ohio buying ‘shoot houses’ to train armed school staff for active shooters

Analysts are scratching their heads trying to figure out why gold is breaking records right now — but it's not the only commodity on a tear.

Gold isn’t the only commodity surging. It could bring bad news for inflation.

TikTok is expected to a launch a new app that will rival Instagram. The reported app will be called "TikTok Notes."

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War for social media superiority: TikTok to launch rival app to Instagram

Tesla has settled a lawsuit with the family of Walter Huang, a Silicon Valley engineer who died in a crash while using the company’s Autopilot semi-autonomous driving software in 2018. The lawsuit alleged that Tesla, along with CEO Elon Musk, had exaggerated the capabilities of its self-driving technology, misleading consumers into believing that constant vigilance while driving was unnecessary.

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Tesla settles lawsuit over fatal Autopilot crash of Apple engineer

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletes (NAIA) has implemented a new policy that significantly restricts transgender athletes’ participation in women’s sports.

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NAIA bans transgender athletes from competing in most women’s sports

Monday, April 8, saw significant developments in three of the four criminal cases involving former President Donald Trump. Special Counsel Jack Smith, leading the federal charges against Trump for efforts to overturn the 2020 election, urged the Supreme Court to dismiss Trump’s claims of immunity from prosecution.

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Trump’s criminal cases see day of court filings on immunity claim, bids to delay

In a year where Americans are anxiously waiting for interest rates to drop, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon warns rates may go even higher.

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Jamie Dimon warns of higher interest rates, recession and AI taking jobs

Brazil is planning to investigate X owner Elon Musk after he challenged a Brazilian judge's order to block certain accounts.

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Brazil to investigate Musk after pushback over order to ban X accounts

Russia alleges Ukraine attacked Europe's largest nuclear power plant on Sunday, resulting in one death and injuries, a claim Ukraine denies.

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Russia accuses Ukraine of attack on Russian-controlled nuclear site

Two key lawmakers, Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell and Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, introduced the bipartisan American Privacy Rights Act Sunday, April 7, aiming to set “clear, national data privacy rights and protections for Americans.” The proposed legislation seeks to limit how companies can utilize personal information, enable individuals to opt out of targeted advertising, and provide a legal avenue for people to sue those who breach their privacy.

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Lawmakers from House, Senate unveil bipartisan online privacy bill

Millions of Americans will witness a total solar eclipse today, the first in seven years, with the moon blocking the sun, darkening the sky.

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US to experience total solar eclipse for first time since 2017

The sports world is in the Caitlin Clark business and it's paying off this March Madness. We count the record-breaking ways.

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Money Madness: 5 ways Caitlin Clark fever is paying off

WrestleMania 40 has arrived. This year, WWE’s marquee premium live event emanates from the home of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles.

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WWE WrestleMania 40 expected to bring hundreds of millions of dollars to Philly

Israel has pledged to establish three corridors, featuring the Erez Crossing in northern Gaza, to enhance the flow of humanitarian aid. This move comes after a phone conversation between President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, during which Biden cautioned that U.S. policy toward Israel and the ongoing conflict in Gaza might shift unless Israel intensifies efforts to safeguard civilians and aid workers.

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Israel commits to opening crossing for aid after Biden warning

Are Elon Musk's X posts hurting Tesla, his most prized company? The percentage of people who would consider buying a Tesla is now cut in half.

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‘The reason is Elon’: Tesla investor blames poor sales on Musk’s X posts

The Mets billionaire owner Steve Cohen predicted that a "four-day work week is coming," and it's pushing him towards new investments.

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Billionaire Steve Cohen predicts work week will be reduced with help of AI

Disney CEO Bob Iger emerged victorious Wednesday, April 3, in a heated boardroom confrontation with activist investor Nelson Peltz. Shareholders sided with Iger, reelecting the company’s full board and rejecting seats for Peltz and his associates.

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Disney wins boardroom battle with activist investor

A New York judge Wednesday, April 3, denied former President Donald Trump’s request to delay his trial over a hush money payment until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on April 25 on his claim of presidential immunity, saying Trump waited too long to bring up this argument. Trump's lawyers argued its relevance due to prosecutors planning to use statements Trump made as president from 2017 to 2021.

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Judge rejects Trump’s bid to delay of hush money trial over immunity claim

President Joe Biden is scheduled to speak with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today, in what's anticipated to be a tense conversation. This will be their first discussion since an Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed seven aid workers from the nonprofit World Central Kitchen, including a dual U.S.-Canadian citizen.

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Biden to speak with Netanyahu days after Israeli strike killed aid workers

From fossil fuels to renewables to nuclear energy, how Americans will power their lives for years to come is an issue that divides Americans.

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Make energy policy boring again: Fmr. Trump official’s case for energy security

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced a new rail safety rule requiring most trains to operate with at least two crew members.

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New federal rules mandate 2-person train crews to boost rail safety

The estate of the late comedian George Carlin has settled a lawsuit with the “Dudesy” podcast, which had allegedly used an AI-generated version of Carlin to comment on current events in an audio special earlier this year. The alleged artificially generated comedy special imitating the late comedian was titled 'I'm Glad I'm Dead.'

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Estate of George Carlin settles with podcast over AI-generated special

At least nine people have died and more than 800 are injured following the most significant earthquake to strike Taiwan in 25 years, occurring Wednesday, April 3. The aftermath saw buildings tilting precariously, with rescuers employing ladders to reach those trapped inside. The event brought traffic to a halt and led to the suspension of train services throughout the island.

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7.4 magnitude earthquake rocks Taiwan, several dead

Filing taxes is an annual headache, thanks to complexities in the U.S. tax code. Does the "best tax code in the world" have the answer?

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Dread filing taxes? Here’s why it’s so complicated and expensive.