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Biden landed at the U.S. air base in Osan, south of Seoul, and immediately drove to Samsung's nearby factory, the largest semiconductor plant in the world.
Summary: The act’s passage led to substantial industry commitment to boosting semiconductor production and research. Intel announced a $20 billion project in Ohio. Samsung announced a $17 billion factory northeast of Austin. Texas Instruments is investing up to $30 billion in our state, according to a White House fact sheet. ... That means jobs now and in coming years for Americans. In the long run, it means a more stable and secure economy with American goods running on American chips.
Summary: What will happen is unpredictable. But if Elon Musk thinks he can take Twitter back to the early days of a social media free-for-all, he may soon wish he was once more just another tweeter.
From the "11 CDs for one penny!" marketing of the Columbia House Record Club to today's slick "Just click to subscribe" trickery, columnist Tammy Swift struggles to navigate the complex world of auto-renewals, free trial periods and digital subscriptions.

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An editorial cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Summary: If America is to have a news industry that is truly free and fair, we must stop allowing Big Tech companies to expropriate the work of smaller and local publishers without consequence. Congress can start by passing legislation like the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act into law.
Summary: The reason the First Amendment protects free speech against government restrictions (but not private ones) is that the founders recognized that a democracy depends on a free press and government control of the contents of coverage of itself is a step — or a leap — into dictatorship. See, for instance, Mr. Putin.
Summary: I've not been good at pursuing relationships virtually, but I'm learning by watching the Padmanabhans manage theirs with Kavi from a distance. He and I will also need to find a way to keep the closeness we've developed after I go back to Des Moines. This, after all, is the price of freedom. And as he's learning from being able to roll on his tummy, there is risk in progress. But it's worth it.
The SkyPak could be used for many applications, from search and rescue to flying a worker up to change light bulbs or perform other maintenance on tall structures.
"Minding Our Elders" columnist Carol Bradley Bursack says there are several options on the market, but it's important to pay attention to the details to find the right device for a loved one.

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In February 2021, Gov. Tim Walz, Mayor Kim Norton and Mayo Clinic executives welcomed Google's first Minnesota office to Rochester as a boost to “provide sustained economic opportunity not only for the Rochester area, but for our entire state.” Since then, not much has been seen of the office other than a Google sign.
The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution supporting Vibrant Broadband of Litchfield's application for a USDA ReConnect grant. If awarded, the grant would bring high-speed broadband to not only townships in Meeker County, but nine townships in Kandiyohi County.

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