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By Maggie Brown, WRAL multiplatform producer Raleigh, N.C. — About six weeks shy of a year behind face coverings, North Carolinians have more places where they can shed the mask after Gov. Roy Cooper announced on Friday that the state would no longer require masks and social distancing. Cooper put the state under that mandate …

Staunch supporters of bitcoin on Wednesday night were questioning Elon Musk’s crypto bona fides after the CEO of Tesla Inc. said that the company would halt its experiment of selling its electric vehicles using bitcoin due to “rapidly increasing use of fossil fuels” mining the digital asset. Musk’s announcement rippled through the crypto markets, sending …

“American Idol” finalist Caleb Kennedy is exiting the ABC show after a social media post resurfaced depicting him sitting next to and filming someone wearing what appears to be a Ku Klux Klan hood. Variety has confirmed that 16-year-old Kennedy is no longer in the competition, and that Sunday’s episode will feature the show’s top four …

SAN ANTONIO – The first federal jury trial held in Bexar County since they were halted in March 2020 due to the pandemic ended on Friday, and technology played a key role in the proceedings. The jury was seated in U.S. District Judge Xavier Rodriguez’s courtroom in seats usually reserved for spectators to comply with …

Facebook indefinitely suspended then-President Donald Trump’s accounts in January after a mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Joe Raedle/Getty Images Facebook indefinitely suspended then-President Donald Trump’s accounts in January after a mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Facebook was justified in …

May 4, 2021 6:21 PM Amy DuPont Posted: May 4, 2021 6:21 PM LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT)- A Wisconsin law is finally catching up with technology. It expands the definition of stalking.  When COVID-19 closed down court rooms, the criminal justice system went on-line.  Now prosecutors can use some of the same technology to charge suspects using it to …

PsA Healthline is a free peer-support app for people living with psoriatic arthritis. The app is available on the App Store and Google Play. Download here. A 2018 study found that those who search online for health information use what they learn to make medical decisions. While finding reputable information online can be helpful, running …

New York Police Department patrol car (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) NEW YORK — A pilot program that has kept NYPD officers away from many mental health crisis calls in parts of Manhattan will expand to every precinct citywide, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday. The program, tested this spring in three Harlem and East Harlem …

Western Australia will need a high rate of testing for ongoing restrictions to lift further this weekend, Premier Mark McGowan has warned. Perth and the Peel region emerged from a snap three-day lockdown at midnight, but some restrictions remain. Mr McGowan said 8433 tests were conducted yesterday, making a total of 37,396 since Friday. However, …

Massachusetts Institute of Technology People frequently try to participate in political processes, from organizing to hold government to account for providing quality health care and education to participating in elections. But sometimes these systems are set up in a way that makes it difficult for people and government to engage effectively with each other. How …