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Author: Maggie Caraway

On Wednesday, NPR announced it is quitting Twitter after being falsely labeled as “state-affiliated media.” The term is reportedly used for propaganda outlets in Russia, China and other autocratic countries, according to the public radio network. After being questioned by NPR tech reporter Bobby Allyn, Elon Musk, head of Twitter, admitted he might have mislabeled the company, NPR reported. Twitter then changed the label to “government-funded...

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Many people are talking about Bud Light and have opinions on its latest sweepstakes challenge in which the company partnered with Dyaln Mulvaney. Mulvaney, a transgender woman and influencer, along with others were sent cans of beer. She then posted a video of herself dressed like Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany’s celebrating March Madness and her first year of “womanhood,” Vox reported. This angered many people...

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On Tuesday, Chipotle Mexican Grill unveiled a sustainable restaurant design as the company works towards cutting greenhouse gas emissions. The new design features an all-electric restaurant powered completely by renewable energy. According to CNN, “Noticeable changes in this new store format include rooftop solar panels, electric vehicle charging stations and biodegradable flatware and bowls.” Cactus-leather chairs and artwork made from recycled rice husks are part of...

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West Virginia's Attorney General announced on Monday that a lawsuit with Juul Labs, an e-cigarette maker, was settled for a total of $7.9 million. The smoking alternative company is accused of “unfair, deceptive acts or practices in the advertising and marketing of Juul products in the state, specifically targeting teenagers,” CNN reported. West Virginia’s Attorney General, Patrick Morrisey, said the lawsuit puts Juul and other companies “in...

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The FBI is warning people not to use free public phone charging stations due to the risk of hijacking. “Juice jacking” is the term used to describe bad actors using public chargers to access information on cell phones and infect them with malware through the USB port. The FBI is advising consumers to bring their own charges and use an electrical outlet instead. Public charging ports are...

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Last week, Princess Cruises announced its longest voyage ever, a 116-day “World Cruise” with 51 destinations. The ship will visit 26 countries and six continents. Tickets for the cruise starts at $19,999 per person, according to Fox Business. The Island Princess ship can accommodate 2,200 passengers that will be given the option to depart from Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Jan. 5, 2025 or Los Angeles on...

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Tired of filters, editing and highlight reels? BeReal is the social media app for you. BeReal is an app that encourages users to show their lives in a real, authentic form. Users receive a notification that invites them to take a picture within 2 minutes and show what they are doing at that moment each day. Whatever state users are in when they get the notification,...

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Disney is bringing back some Walt Disney World annual passes later this month. Starting on April 20, three annual pass options will go on sale: the Disney Pirate Pass, Sorcerer Pass and Incredi-Pass, the company announced in a blog post last week. However, the company warned, “the quantity of passes will be limited and passes, or a pass type, may become unavailable for purchase at any...

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The box office is slowly starting to recover after it took a hard hit during the pandemic. Now, three years later, things are looking up. According to CNBC, “The domestic box office reaped $1.8 billion during the first three months of the year, lagging 25% behind 2019 levels.” Last year, sales were 34% behind 2019’s pace. 2019 is reportedly the benchmark for the industry as the...

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Amazon announced that its global online bookseller, The Book Depository, will be closing later this month on April 26.  The Book Depository has sold books to customers worldwide for almost two decades. Amazon told a spokesperson at BBC, "I can confirm that we've taken the difficult decision to close Book Depository.” The Book Depository also addressed the situation in a note on its website. “We are sorry...

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