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Google pushes Europe to limit ‘gatekeeper’ platform rules

Google has made its pitch to shape the next decades of digital regulation across the European Union, submitting a 135-page response yesterday to the consultation on the forthcoming Digital Services Act (DSA) — which will update the bloc’s long-standing rules around e-commerce. The package also looks set to introduce specific rules for so-called “gatekeeper platforms,”…

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11 freshmen at Northeastern were dismissed for violating COVID-19 rules. Their $35,000 tuition won’t be reimbursed.

A group of Northeastern students was dismissed for violating the university’s coronavirus rules after they were reportedly caught gathered in a room without wearing masks or socially distancing. Tuition and room fees for the 11 students won’t be reimbursed. The students also won’t be able to take their courses online but are eligible to return…

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Rocket Lab just launched its first spacecraft, transforming a leftover piece of its rocket into a satellite that can carry missions to the moon or Venus

Rocket Lab just launched its first Photon satellite: a spacecraft designed for missions to the moon, Venus, or Mars. This spacecraft, called “First Light,” is just a demo, but NASA has already contracted Rocket Lab to fly the agency’s robotic moon mission in 2021. CEO Peter Beck says that, together, the Electron rocket and Photon…

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Tour de France notebook: America’s champ was eager to race in his stars and stripes this year. Then the pandemic hit.

With racing on pause this spring, Alex Howes, the reigning US road champion, and Spencer Powlison rode their bikes 14 hours, from Colorado to Kansas. Joey Schusler via EF Pro Cycling For a decade Alex Howes dreamed of becoming America’s cycling champion, so when he finally won the title last year he said it was…

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Feds Kill Portland Shooting Suspect Michael Reinoehl

Now Playing 9/4/2020 9:19AM      Michael Reinoehl, a suspect in the killing of right-wing activist Aaron Danielson during a protest in Portland, has been shot dead by law enforcement. Mr. Reinoehl, an antifa supporter, had defended his action in a recent televised interview. Photo: Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian/AP Up Next Editor Picks Shelf 2:58 Researchers Look to…