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World scrambles to cope with coronavirus variant first seen in Botswana

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Holiday tech gifts: Check out what's new, innovative and affordable

Tech devices and accessories that you give or get this season can be practical as well as cool. Check out new digital gadgets and electronic tools in the categories of apps, games, consoles, cameras, audio gear and streaming devices.

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How new car tech aims to prevent drunk driving deaths

The recently signed infrastructure law requires new vehicles in five years to have technology to stop drunk people from driving. Impaired driving crashes killed more than 10,000 Americans in 2019, and campaigners against drunken driving say the new ...

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What bridges should we rebuild?

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This week's word in the news: SMASH-AND-GRAB

DEFINITION:

A theft that involves smashing a barrier, usually a display window in a shop or a showcase, grabbing valuables, and then making a quick getaway, without concern for setting off alarms or creating noise.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
A security guard has died after he was shot while protecting a Bay Area television news crew covering a smash-and-grab theft, part of a rash of organized retail crime in the region.
The Los Angeles Times -- 11/29/2021

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