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Saturday April 3rd, 2021 night edition

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Capitol Police confirmed that the car hit two officers in front of the barricade.

A Capitol Police officer died and another was injured after someone rammed a car into a barricade outside the US Capitol on Friday, Yogananda Pittman, the acting Capitol Police chief, said at a press conference.

Capitol Police also identified the fallen officer as William "Billy" Evans, an 18-year veteran of the department.

The Capitol went into lockdown earlier on Friday after Capitol Police sent out an alert telling people in the complex to stay indoors because of an "external security threat."

For hours, members of the National Guard and armed Capitol Police officers lined a perimeter blocking everyone, including reporters, from getting closer.

A Capitol Police officer told Insider he was moved from a hard squad to help with the lockdown.

At least five people, including a Capitol Police officer, died during the insurrection. »

Women are perceived differently from men — even when they're robots

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Previous studies have shown that gendered and realistic robots are seen as more human, but researchers have largely overlooked the differences between female and male bots.

Borau's research uses "what really makes something human as a building block [to] explain why female features are so prominent in AI settings."

Overall, participants perceived human women as having more positive human qualities than human men for nearly all variables in the study. »

Reports: Gaetz Caught On Surveillance Vid With Alleged Sex Trafficker Sifting Through IDs

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As time goes on, things get worse for Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and his friend, the former Seminole County tax collector and now alleged sex trafficker Joel Greenberg.

Authorities are reportedly investigating whether Gaetz had sex with a 17-year-old, and whether she received anything of value.

Was Gaetz ever aware that Greenberg was allegedly using illegally obtained personal information in furtherance of a sex crime?. »

Gaetz communications director resigns

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Luke Ball formerly served as Gaetz’s communications director.

Gaetz has vehemently denied the allegations lodged against him, stating that he and his family have been targeted in an extortion scheme by a former Department of Justice official.

The Hill has reached out to Gaetz’s office for comment. »

A raise or a four-day week; biggest German union seals new deal

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Salaries will increase from July, but the additional money will not be paid out until February next year, as 18.4% of a single monthly salary, according to IG Metall.

The package is structured with the aim of allowing some workers to move to a four-day week without a significant loss of earnings.

However, Stefan Wolf, president of the Gesamtmetall employers’ association, said it was a good solution that could be adopted nationwide. »