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Saturday August 19th, 2023 night edition

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The Pentagon allowed service members to get reimbursed for leaving the state to access abortion care post-Roe v. Wade.

In response, GOP Sen. Tommy Tuberville has blocked more than 300 service members from getting promoted.

In a recent podcast, he doubled down and said "I don't care if they promote anybody to be honest with you.".

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Sen. Tommy Tuberville, who's singlehandedly blocked hundreds of military promotions in protest over the Pentagon's abortion policies, said he's not going to change his mind and doesn't care that people aren't being promoted.

"I don't care if they promote anybody to be honest with you," Tuberville said.

As Tuberville downplays the situation, Pentagon officials have said that the hundreds of military vacancies has created "unnecessary and unprecedented" risks for the country. »

Plant-based filter removes up to 99.9% of microplastics from water

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Researchers may have found an effective, green way to remove microplastics from our water using readily available plant materials.

The health problems posed by nano- or microplastics and developing efficient ways to extract them from water have been the focus of recent research.

Testing its ability to capture microplastics, the researchers pumped microplastic-rich water through a column containing bioCap. »

Microsoft AI suggests food bank as a “cannot miss” tourist spot in Canada

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In its recommendation text, Microsoft's AI model wrote, "Consider going into it on an empty stomach.".

As the No. 3 destination on the list, Microsoft Travel suggests visiting the Ottawa Food Bank, likely drawn from a summary found online but capped with an unfortunate turn of phrase.

The organization has been collecting, purchasing, producing, and delivering food to needy people and families in the Ottawa area since 1984. »

Next God of War Game May Already Be In Development

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The next entry in Sony Interactive Entertainment and Santa Monica Studio’s God of War series may already be in development, based on the latest information.

According to a job listing for the position of Combat Designer, developer Santa Monica Studio is looking to recruit someone with knowledge of God of War (2018) and God of War Ragnarok (2022) combat systems, mechanics and enemies for the development of an unannounced title.

God of War Ragnarok is one of the fastest selling first-party games from Sony. »

Nurse Lucy Letby found guilty of murdering seven babies on neonatal unit

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A nurse has been found guilty of murdering seven babies and attempting to murder six other infants while working on a hospital's neonatal unit between June 2015 and June 2016.

Image: John and Susan Letby, the parents of nurse Lucy Letby, arriving at Manchester Crown Court earlier in the trial.

Letby stood trial accused of murdering seven babies and trying to murder 10 others at the Countess of Chester Hospital. »