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Buffalo Shooting Suspect’s 673-Page Diary Reveals Descent Into Racist Extremism – The Wall Street Journal

  1. Buffalo Shooting Suspect’s 673-Page Diary Reveals Descent Into Racist Extremism  The Wall Street Journal
  2. The history of a Black neighborhood affected by deadly Buffalo shooting  CBS Mornings
  3. Buffalo shooting | Here is what is needed to prove a hate crime has been committed  11Alive
  4. Home Depot helps WNY family after racist expletive painted on fence days after mass shooting  WIVB.com – News 4
  5. After the Buffalo shooting don’t choose a comfortable silence | Opinion  NJ.com
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Tech Shares Rebound, Leading Stock Rally – The Wall Street Journal

  1. Tech Shares Rebound, Leading Stock Rally  The Wall Street Journal
  2. Retail spending increased 0.9% in April, boosted by demand and inflation  CNBC
  3. Retail Sales Rise in April Despite Record Inflation  Bloomberg Markets and Finance
  4. U.S. Retail Sales Grew 0.9% in April  The Wall Street Journal
  5. Americans have no reservation about going out to eat despite high inflation  MarketWatch
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Biden administration begins easing restrictions on Venezuelan oil – The Washington Post

  1. Biden administration begins easing restrictions on Venezuelan oil  The Washington Post
  2. US to ease a few economic sanctions against Venezuela  The Associated Press – en Español
  3. Talks between Venezuela’s Maduro, opposition expected as U.S. eases some sanctions -sources  Reuters Canada
  4. US to ease some energy sanctions on Venezuela  CNN
  5. US to ease some economic sanctions on Venezuela  Axios
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Rishi Sunak faces Tory clamour to act now on cost of living crisis

Conservative MPs to urge chancellor to tackle inflation with VAT cuts, energy bill support and improved benefits

Tory MPs are piling pressure on Rishi Sunak to take decisive action to deal with the cost of living crisis with measures such as cutting VAT, increasing energy bill support and raising benefits, as inflation is forecast to top 9% on Wednesday.

A string of Conservatives from across different wings of the party called on the chancellor to intervene within weeks, amid dire economic predictions about the squeeze on households.

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Liverpool take title race to final day after Joël Matip header sees off Southampton

Liverpool are going the distance. And so is their pursuit of the Premier League title. It is a remarkable detail of their season that they will play in every game of the four main competitions, with the Champions League final against Real Madrid on Saturday week set to be the last one. Before that – and with the domestic cups already secure – they will attempt to complete the third leg of an unprecedented quadruple.

They will still need the league leaders, Manchester City, to slip up at home to Aston Villa on the final day and what a storyline that could be. City have injury problems in defence and one particular Liverpudlian will be keen to capitalise – the Villa manager, Steven Gerrard.

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What can we learn from a new documentary on Elon Musk?

A New York Times/FX documentary focuses on the deadly disconnect between the Tesla CEO’s promises for Autopilot self-driving tech and its capability

You could be forgiven for believing that we’ve already achieved the era of autonomous vehicles. Tesla, the electric car manufacturer run by Elon Musk, refers to a version of its Autopilot software as “Full Self Driving”. The company released a (misleadingly edited) video of an autonomous vehicle navigating city streets, its drivers’ hands on their lap – a style replicated by enthusiasts. Musk has repeatedly assured in speeches and interviews that autonomous vehicles were one to two years away – or, as he put it in 2015, a “solved problem” because “we know what to do and we’ll be there in a few years.” But the existing Autopilot technology has not yet realized those promises and, as a new New York Times documentary illustrates, the gap in expectation and reality has led to several deadly crashes.

Elon Musk’s Crash Course, the latest installment in the Times’s deal with FX on Hulu, is not a documentary on Elon Musk, per se. The 75-minute film from producer and director Emma Schwartz focuses specifically on Autopilot, which Musk announced in 2014 and has long billed as the key to an imminent, but as yet unreached, future of self-driving cars. As Musk, the richest man in the world, mulls taking over Twitter, the film redirects attention to longstanding problems at the company arguably most associated with his name and leadership. Through interviews with several former Tesla employees and federal regulators, the film argues that Musk oversold the capability of Autopilot, which Tesla first deployed in 2015, and dangerously lulled consumers into a false sense of security with promises of full self-driving.

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Coupez! review – Michel Hazanavicius’s silly, splattery zombie horror meta-farce

The Artist director’s remake of the Japanese cult film One Cut of the Dead is an undemanding, easygoing way to kick off the Cannes film festival

Let’s do the wacky metafictional zombie film right here! That is the rationale behind this unassuming knockabout comedy-farce – in which more or less everyone gets splattered with blood and bodily fluids – from Michel Hazanavicius, chosen to open this year’s Cannes film festival, and so starting things off with some easygoing laughs. (A very bizarre experience, considering that audiences at the opening gala had just watched a live video-link address from Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Zelenskiy, however, is a comedy veteran in his former TV showbusiness career – and might well approve.)

This is in fact a remake of the cult Japanese movie One Cut of the Dead by Shin’ichirô Ueda, from 2017, and this remake is itself therefore about a remake, thus adding another metafictional level to the proceedings. The result is something appreciably sillier and more eccentric than the original, with some gags about patronising and stereotypical European attitudes to the Japanese which make it broader still, and sometimes it’s a tiny bit self-conscious in unintentional ways. It’s certainly far from the sophistication and gloss for which Hazanavicius became famous ten years ago with his silent pastiche The Artist; it’s closer to his spy spoof series OSS 117. But it’s likeable and goofy.

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Newcastle’s new owners inject £168m into club, latest accounts reveal

  • Ex-owner Mike Ashley is paid back his £107m loan
  • Club was in relegation danger before October takeover

Newcastle’s new owners have pumped in £167.9m since their arrival, the club’s latest financial statement has revealed.

Figures for the 11 months to 30 June 2021, during which Mike Ashley was still at the helm, show turnover fell by £12.4m to £140.2m with match income slashed by 99% to just £0.2m because of the absence of crowds at St James’ Park under Covid-19 restrictions.

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Floodlights review – this harrowing drama about sexual abuse in football is so, so valuable

The story of Andy Woodward – whose Guardian interview led to the jailing of youth coach Barry Bennell – is terrifically acted, full of dark resonance and breaks the silence and shame around male rape

“By the way, Woody,” says Barry Bennell, “do you think you’re good enough to be one of my boys?” The football coach is visiting Andy Woodward’s parents’ house to recruit their son for Crewe Alexandra’s youth team, but, for us viewers, the line, like so many others in Floodlights (BBC Two), has a darker resonance.

Bennell is on the hunt for new talent. He can’t stay long, he tells Jean and Terry Woodward, adding: “I’m scouting under-10s in Buxton at six o’clock.”

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Las Vegas ‘Black Widow’ jailed for 19 years for killing millionaire husband has conviction vacated – Daily Mail

  1. Las Vegas ‘Black Widow’ jailed for 19 years for killing millionaire husband has conviction vacated  Daily Mail
  2. ‘Black Widow’ Margaret Rudin’s conviction vacated  KTNV Channel 13 Las Vegas
  3. Murder conviction of Nevada ‘Black Widow’ Margaret Rudin vacated  Fox 5 Las Vegas
  4. Margaret Rudin’s 2001 murder conviction vacated  Las Vegas Review-Journal
  5. Jane Dorotik trial | A look at Project for the Innocent, the group who helped get murder charge dism  CBS 8 San Diego
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