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The transplanted pig kidney is removed from the patient
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The transplanted pig kidney is removed from the patient

Surgeons removed a genetically engineered pig's kidney from a critically ill patient last week after the organ was damaged by inadequate blood flow related to a heart pump, according to officials at New York University's Langone Transplant Institute. which the woman had also received.The patient, Lisa Pisano, 54, still hospitalized, has returned to renal dialysis after the removal of the pig's organ. She lived with the transplanted organ for 47 days, said Dr. Robert Montgomery, director of the institute. The kidney showed no signs of organ rejection.“Lisa is in stable condition and her left ventricular assist device is still functioning,” Dr. Montgomery said, referring to the heart pump. “We hope to bring Lisa home to her family soon.”“Lisa is a pioneer and a hero in the eff...
The Danish Prime Minister is attacked in Copenhagen Square
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The Danish Prime Minister is attacked in Copenhagen Square

Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen was attacked on Friday evening in a busy Copenhagen square in an attack that left her "shaken", her office said, although she was able to walk away. Police said they had made an arrest.“We have a suspect in custody and are now investigating the matter,” Copenhagen police said, without further comment. The motive for the attack is unclear.The prime minister's office released a statement saying she was "beaten," several media outlets reported, but it was unclear what injuries she suffered.Several Danish politicians have expressed their concern over the incident."Mette is naturally shocked by the attack," Magnus Heunicke, Denmark's environment minister, wrote in X. "I must say that she shakes all of us who are close to her."Ms. Frederiksen, 4...
Can I turn off Meta AI scraping on Instagram and Facebook?  A type of.
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Can I turn off Meta AI scraping on Instagram and Facebook? A type of.

Last month, Meta announced that it would expand its AI services around the world, and the company let users in Europe know that it would use their public information to train its AI services starting June 26 .Notifications sent to Facebook and Instagram users in Europe informing them that their public posts could be used to train artificial intelligence services, including Meta's chatbot, raised privacy concerns and backlash as users wondered where it would be the policy change came into effect.But for those who live in the United States, where online privacy laws aren't as strict, Meta AI has already used public posts to train its AI. It's unclear where else Meta might expand the program.Privacy watchdogs have raised concerns about the use of data and the lack of details abou...
Blinken will visit Israel and three Arab states next week
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Blinken will visit Israel and three Arab states next week

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken plans to visit Israel and three Arab states next week as the United States pushes for a cease-fire deal between Israel and Hamas to end the war in Gaza.Blinken is scheduled to travel to Israel, Egypt, Qatar and Jordan Monday through Wednesday, Matthew Miller, a State Department spokesman, said in a statement Friday. The trip, which will be his eighth visit to the region since the October 7 Hamas-led attacks that sparked the war, comes at a particularly tense time.The Biden administration is doing its best to halt the fighting in Gaza in hopes of freeing Israeli — and some Israeli-American — hostages held by Hamas and ending a conflict that has taken a heavy toll in lives, devastated physically most of Gaza and created political pressure. on President ...
Cancer researchers begin large, long-term study of black women
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Cancer researchers begin large, long-term study of black women

The American Cancer Society has launched an ambitious, far-reaching study focusing on a population that has long been overlooked, despite high rates of cancer and cancer-related deaths: Black women.The initiative, called VOICES of Black Women, is believed to be the first long-term, zero-target population study specifically on the factors that drive cancer prevalence and death among Black women.The researchers plan to enroll 100,000 cancer-free black women, ages 25 to 55, in Washington, D.C. and 20 states where the majority of black American women reside. Subjects will be interviewed twice a year about their behaviors, environmental exposures and life experiences, and followed for 30 years; any tumors they may develop will be monitored.Similar studies conducted in the past by the American...
Ukraine's border in photos – The New York Times
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Ukraine's border in photos – The New York Times

Photographs by David GuttenfelderWritten by Peter RobinsDavid Guttenfelder traveled along Ukraine's northeastern border twice in the months before Russian troops arrived.June 7, 2024The invaders had not returned. Not yet. But along about 600 miles of Ukraine's northeastern border territory that The New York Times visited late last year and again in early spring, the war has never ended.Much of this area, in the Kharkiv and Sumy regions, was once agricultural land. Now a farm housed an anti-saboteur unit – made up of anti-Putin Russians, to prevent sending Ukrainian troops into Russia – preparing before dawn for a cross-border raid.The fields are too exposed to Russian fire for anyone to attempt to harvest. Instead, they are littered with "dragon's teeth," concrete anti-tank...
A conversation with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and a word from an OpenAI whistleblower
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A conversation with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and a word from an OpenAI whistleblower

Listen and follow "Hard Fork"Apple | Spotify | Amazon | YoutubeWarning: This episode contains strong language.This week we host a cultural exchange. Kevin and Casey show off their Canadian weaponry to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and he shows what he's doing to position Canada as a leader in artificial intelligence. Then, OpenAI whistleblower Daniel Kokotajlo talks in one of his first public interviews about why he risked nearly $2 million in capital to warn about what he calls the reckless culture within that company.Guests:Justin Trudeau, Canadian Prime MinisterDaniel Kokotajlo, a former researcher in OpenAI's governance divisionAdditional reading:Credits“Hard Fork” is hosted by Kevin Roose AND Casey Newton and produced by Whitney Jones AND Rachel Cohn. The show is edited...
Netanyahu will give a speech to Congress on July 24
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Netanyahu will give a speech to Congress on July 24

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will speak at a joint meeting of Congress on July 24, the two top Republicans in Congress announced Thursday evening.Speaker Mike Johnson of Louisiana and Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky and the minority leader, said in a statement that the speech would give Netanyahu the opportunity to “share the Israeli government's vision for defending its democracy, fighting the terrorism and establish just and lasting peace in the region."But in a separate statement that alluded to deep political divisions over Netanyahu and Israel's war in Gaza, Senator Chuck Schumer, Democrat of New York and majority leader, said he had “clear and profound disagreements with the prime minister, who I have spoken out both privately and publicly and wil...
Hunter Biden's addiction has shocked his family.  Has your family had similar problems?
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Hunter Biden's addiction has shocked his family. Has your family had similar problems?

Hunter Biden, the president's son, is on trial in federal court for falsely claiming in a gun application that he had not used illicit drugs. Testimonies from his ex-wife and his ex-girlfriends describe his drug-fueled character; searching for his drug dealer on the streets; his large cash withdrawals from the bank.Hallie Biden, his brother Beau's widow who was dating him in the fall of 2018 when the gun purchase occurred, spoke of his erratic behavior, possession of rocks of crack and cocaine "the size of ping-pong balls, or bigger, maybe” and how she frantically urged him to go to rehab. She, like Mr. Biden, is in recovery.I write about addiction for the New York Times and have spoken to countless families who have shared harrowing experiences. I'm working on an article a...
Zelensky shares emotional moment with American veteran at D-Day ceremony
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Zelensky shares emotional moment with American veteran at D-Day ceremony

The emotional exchange was broadcast on large screens to the cheers of thousands of people who had gathered Thursday on Omaha Beach in Normandy, France, to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Normandy landings. And then it quickly resonated on the Internet.An American World War II veteran in a blue beret, sitting in a wheelchair with a blue blanket draped over his knees, was introduced to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky by Justin Trudeau, the Canadian prime minister.“You are the savior of the people,” veteran Melvin Hurwitz, 99, of Frederick, Maryland, told Zelensky after hugging the Ukrainian leader. “You bring tears to my eyes.”“No, no, no, you saved Europe,” Zelensky replied.“You are our hero,” said Mr. Hurwitz, whose identity was confirmed by a great-granddaughter, Sarah H...