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It doesn’t look like legendary investor Warren Buffett will be adding bitcoin to his portfolio any time soon. Asked Saturday at the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting if he had changed his famously negative views on bitcoin or crypto, the 91-year-old investor didn’t mince his words.

Buffett began his answer by saying that if all the attendees read more

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SAN FRANCISCO, April 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an entity wholly owned by Elon Musk, for $54.20 per share in cash in a transaction valued at approximately $44 billion. Upon completion of the transaction, Twitter will become a privately held company.

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We love books, and our friends at UNESCO agree. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization proposed World Book Day as a day of celebrating the joy of reading for enjoyment.

One hundred countries observe World Book Day, and why not? Children who regularly read for enjoyment have higher test scores, develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge and a better understanding of other read more

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The world’s happiest countries for 2022
For the fifth year in a row, Finland is the world’s happiest country, according to World Happiness Report rankings based largely on life evaluations from the Gallup World Poll.
The Nordic country and its neighbors Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Iceland all score very well on the measures the report uses to explain its findings: read more

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Mar 29 – The Duke of York arrived alongside the Queen at Westminster Abbey, where other members of the Royal family,
European royals and representatives from hundreds of charities gathered as part of a 1,800-strong congregation to pay tribute to the Duke’s lifelong service to the country and Commonwealth.

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Gif inventor Stephen Wilhite ‘helped shape the modern world’
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a gif is worth millions. The image file format has been a defining element of internet culture for decades, with glass-raising DiCaprios and mic-dropping Obamas facilitating self-expression in a faceless digital world. And we have one man to thank for all the jokes, snark read more

“Workers hose down a large fin whale in Hvalfjordur, Iceland in 2006. The country broke a global ban on commercial whaling, killing the fin whale for the first time since the 1980s.”

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Iceland says it will end whaling from 2024 amid dwindling demand and continuing controversy.
“There are few justifications to authorize whale hunting beyond 2024,” when current quotas expire, Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Svandís Svavarsdóttir said in an op-ed in Friday’s Morgunblaðið newspaper. “Japan has been the largest buyer of [Icelandic] read more

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Nathan Chen wins gold with figure skating master class
(CNN) American ice skater Nathan Chen has won his first Olympic Gold medal in Beijing, with a flawless performance that set him well above the competition in the men’s single skating competition. He also became the first American since Evan Lysacek in 2010 to win a men’s figure skating gold medal. “It read more

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NASA Wishes All a Happy Lunar New Year with Photo From the International Space Station
The Lunar New Year is upon us, and NASA shared one of the best photos to mark the moment. Of course, NASA’s Instagram picture of the New Moon is probably one of the best in existence. I mean, the space agency does have the best view in the house from the International Space Station. read more

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House panel passes 9/11 victims fund bill a day after Jon Stewart’s testimony June 2019 – The House Judiciary Committee unanimously passed a bill which would permanently reauthorize the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Wednesday, the day after comedian Jon Stewart gave impassioned testimony read more

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Daniel Craig has been named in the Queen’s New Years Honours list
The 53-year-old actor has been named as a companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) – which was the same title that Bond creator Ian Fleming gave to the secret agent in the original novels.

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Omicron in Oakland: How a Wisconsin wedding with ‘super responsible’ vaccinated people led to outbreak
Most if not all of the guests wore masks when the Nov. 27 wedding ceremony started at a Wisconsin celebration that is now the suspected origin of an outbreak of COVID-19 and the omicron variant among Kaiser Permanente’s Oakland read more