June 20, 2022

Technology

Opinion: The Metaverse — What It Is and Is Not – Inside Sources

The metaverse is quickly expanding, but its meaning remains unclear. Until an agreement on a definition of “metaverse” is reached, efforts to manage the technology development and related public policy could be muddled at best. Even a brief review of the literature and social media reveals that the word “metaverse” has been invoked in a

Legal Beat

Justices seem poised to hear elections case pressed by GOP – Associated Press

The Supreme Court seems poised to take on a new elections case being pressed by Republicans that could increase the power of state lawmakers over races for Congress and the presidency, as well as redistricting, and cut state courts out of the equation. The issue has arisen repeatedly in cases from North Carolina and Pennsylvania,

Colombia

Ex-rebel wins runoff to be Colombia’s 1st leftist president – Associated Press

Former rebel Gustavo Petro narrowly won a runoff election over a political outsider millionaire Sunday, ushering in a new era of politics for Colombia by becoming the country’s first leftist president. Petro, a senator in his third attempt to win the presidency, got 50.48% of the votes, while real estate magnate Rodolfo Hernández had 47.26%,

Ukraine Invasion

EXPLAINER: How did Russia-Ukraine war trigger a food crisis? – Associated Press

Photo: Farmer Serhiy gestures standing near a mound of grain in his barn in the village of Ptyche in eastern Donetsk region, Ukraine Russian hostilities in Ukraine are preventing grain from leaving the “breadbasket of the world” and making food more expensive across the globe, threatening to worsen shortages, hunger and political instability in developing countries.

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