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Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida visited North Carolina as part of his U.S. trip, focusing on economic partnerships between Japan and the U.S. During his visit, President Joe Biden and Kishida discussed investments by Japanese companies in North Carolina, with a joint statement highlighting Toyota’s $13.9 billion investment in the state. Kishida also met with North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and executives at HondaJet and Toyota. The visit comes after Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies announced a significant investment of $1.2 billion and the creation of 680 high-paying jobs in Holly Springs. Japan is one of the largest trading partners of the…

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Sebastian Stan to Play Young Donald Trump in Biopic “The Apprentice” at Cannes 2024 In a surprising casting choice, Sebastian Stan has been announced as the young Donald Trump in the upcoming biopic “The Apprentice.” Directed by Ali Abbasi, the film will be competing in the main competition at the 2024 Cannes Film Festival. The story of “The Apprentice” follows Trump’s rise to power through a “Faustian deal” with Roy Cohn, played by Jeremy Strong. Maria Bakalova will portray Ivana Trump, while Martin Donovan will take on the role of Fred Trump Sr. Written by Gabe Sherman, the biopic is…

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Scientists have recently unveiled the largest 3D map of the universe ever created, showcasing over 6 million galaxies and sparking new questions about dark energy and the future of our cosmos. This groundbreaking map, generated from data collected by the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (Desi) in Arizona, surpasses previous efforts by threefold in terms of galaxy count. By analyzing this map, researchers have been able to gain unprecedented insight into the rate at which the universe has been expanding at various points in its history. The findings indicate that the universe’s expansion is actually accelerating, contradicting previous beliefs that dark…

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In an effort to enhance customer support for Xbox users, Microsoft is currently testing a new AI-powered chatbot. This innovative chatbot is designed to automate support tasks, including responding to queries, processing refunds, and providing general assistance. One unique feature of this chatbot is its animated responses, which aim to provide a more engaging and efficient support experience for users. Additionally, the chatbot is connected to support documents for the Xbox network and ecosystem, ensuring that it has access to accurate and up-to-date information. Microsoft is currently expanding the testing pool for the chatbot, with the goal of eventually handling…

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NC State Makes History with Final Four Appearance The NC State Wolfpack’s men’s basketball team made history with a stunning Elite Eight victory over Duke, sending them to their first Final Four since 1983. Coach Kevin Keatts was celebrated on campus the day after the win, with fans showing their support and excitement for the team. But the success doesn’t end there, as the women’s basketball team also secured a spot in the Final Four. Fans across campus are ecstatic, showing their NC State pride and celebrating the teams’ accomplishments. The women’s team, which has had significant success in recent…

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Iran has vowed to seek revenge on Israel following a deadly air strike on its embassy in Syria. The attack, which has been blamed on Israel, marks a rare direct confrontation between the two countries in their ongoing proxy conflict over the war in Gaza. Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has stated that the crime will not go unanswered, according to the semi-official Tasnim news agency. This threat of retaliation has raised tensions between Iran and Israel even further, with both sides already engaged in a war of words over the situation in Gaza. The air strike on the Iranian embassy…

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The National Cancer Institute recently reported a concerning trend of rising cases of colorectal cancer among people under the age of 50. Colorectal cancer, the third most common cancer in the US, has been on the rise since the mid-1990s, with deaths also increasing in those younger than 50. One individual who has been directly impacted by this trend is Alex Mojica, who was diagnosed with colon cancer at the age of 35 after experiencing symptoms for a year and a half. Mojica underwent radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery for his cancer, with the support of his nurse, Story Southworth, from…

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Thousands of Israelis took to the streets of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem over the weekend in the largest protests the country has seen since the beginning of the conflict with Hamas. The main point of contention for the demonstrators is Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s handling of the recent terror attack on October 7, where hostages were taken captive. Protesters are demanding the release of the hostages and have called for Netanyahu’s resignation, as well as new elections. Former Prime Minister Yair Lapid has also criticized the government for not adequately addressing the concerns of the families of the hostages. Despite…

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Japan’s Economic Recovery Sparks Interest and Concern in U.S. and China Japan, a country once plagued by a stagnant economy for decades, is now showing signs of a remarkable revival. Recent wage increases and growth in the stock market have caught the attention of economists and policymakers, both in the United States and China. The U.S. is cautiously optimistic about Japan’s economic turnaround, hoping it could lead to improved trade relations and market opportunities. However, China is closely monitoring Japan’s progress as it faces its own challenges, particularly with a looming real estate crisis. The key to Japan’s success lies…

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Thousands of Israelis gathered outside the Knesset in Jerusalem on Sunday, demanding early elections and protesting against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government. The demonstration follows a separate anti-government protest in Tel Aviv the previous day, reflecting the growing discontent towards the current administration. Protesters in Jerusalem have vowed to camp outside Parliament for four days, calling for Netanyahu’s immediate removal and early elections. Many Israelis who had refrained from protesting during the recent conflict with Hamas now believe that the government is no longer fit to govern. Prime Minister Netanyahu has defended his administration, warning that holding elections now would…

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