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Senator Calls on Apple and Google to Ban TikTok in App Stores

Michael F. Bennet, a Colorado Democrat, cited national security, adding to bipartisan pressure on the Chinese-owned video app.Senator Michael Bennet, Democrat of Colorado, called on Apple and Google Thursday to remove TikTok from their app stores because of national security concerns,…

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Academy Won’t Rescind Andrea Riseborough’s Best Actress Nomination

The organization investigated whether an Oscars campaign for the “To Leslie” actress Andrea Riseborough had violated rules.The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said on Tuesday that it would not rescind Andrea Riseborough’s Oscar nomination for best actress, after an…

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Andrea Riseborough’s Path to Surprise Oscar Nomination Is Scrutinized

Andrea Riseborough got the nod for the little-seen “To Leslie.” The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is reviewing whether her A-list campaign violated rules.When the Oscar nominations were announced last week, one of the most surprising was Andrea Riseborough’s…

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Billy Packer, Straight-Talking College Basketball Analyst, Dies at 82

With partners on NBC and then CBS, and with a rapid, opinionated style, he was heard during every N.C.A.A. men’s basketball tournament from 1975 to 2008.Billy Packer, the sharp-eyed, opinionated lead college basketball analyst for NBC and CBS whose commentary was…

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‘GMA3’ Co-Anchors T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach to Leave ABC After Scandal

T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach, who co-hosted “GMA3,” were both married when they began a romantic relationship.The “GMA3” anchors T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach are leaving ABC News, the network said on Friday evening, concluding a nearly two-month tabloid spectacle sparked…

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Anthropic Said to Be Closing In on $300 Million in New A.I. Funding

Anthropic specializes in generative artificial intelligence, a hot investment in Silicon Valley. The new funding could value the company at roughly $5 billion.Anthropic, a San Francisco artificial intelligence start-up, is close to raising roughly $300 million in new funding, two people…

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On Trump’s Truth Social: Ads for Miracle Cures, Scams and Fake Merchandise

Between posts about conspiracy theories and right-wing grievances was an unusual advertisement: a photo of former President Donald J. Trump holding a $1,000 bill made of gold, which he was apparently offering free to supporters.But there were a few catches: The…

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Lloyd Morrisett, a Founder of ‘Sesame Street,’ Dies at 93

His observations about his 3-year-old daughter’s viewing habits led him to join Joan Ganz Cooney in creating a program that revolutionized children’s television.Lloyd Morrisett, a psychologist whose young daughter’s viewing habits inspired the creation of the revolutionary children’s educational television program “Sesame Street,”…

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Ginny Redington Dawes, Composer of Memorable Ad Jingles, Dies at 77

She collaborated on the melodies for signature commercials that sang the praises of McDonald’s, Coca-Cola and other brands.Ginny Redington Dawes, a songwriter whose compositions included memorable advertising jingles like the chipper McDonald’s declaration “You, You’re the One” and Coca-Cola’s boast that…

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Instagram and Facebook Should Update Nude Photo Rules, Meta Board Says

A dispute over photos of bare chests with the nipples covered, posted on Instagram by a transgender and nonbinary couple, has prompted a call for the platform to clarify its content guidelines.Content creators have long criticized Facebook and Instagram for their…

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Reed Hastings to Become Netflix’s Executive Chairman, Ceding Co-Chief Role

Mr. Hastings will become the streaming giant’s executive chairman. Greg Peters will join Ted Sarandos as a co-chief executive.Reed Hastings, one of the founders of Netflix, has helmed the company since before it was a streaming service, when its business model…

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