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Biden’s plan to “end cancer as we know it”

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At the JFK library, President Biden announced plans to expand on the “cancer moonshot initiative”

On the 60th anniversary of Kennedy’s own “moonshot” speech, the Biden administration announced his own plan “to end cancer as we know it.”

The plan will aim to cut the cancer death rate by 50% in 25 years.

Improve the speed of discovery and enhance treatments for those living with the disease, by using cutting-edge technology developed in America.

“”The goal is to cut cancer death rates by at least 50%, at least 50% in the next 25 years…To turn more cancers from death sentences into chronic diseases people can live with. And to create more supportive experiences for patients and families.”

“The national purpose will serve to organise and measure the best of our energies and skills to end cancer as we know it. And even cure cancers once and for all.”

Joe Biden, U.S. PRESIDENT
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The administration will also invest in cancer researchers focused solely on the link between toxic exposures and cancer.

The disease hits home for Biden who lost his son, Beau, to brain cancer.

The President blames his son’s exposure to burn pits while deployed in Iraq.

“Today, I’m setting a long term goal for the cancer moonshot to rally America, an ingenuity that we can engage like we did to reach the moon that actually cures cancers — not all cancer — cancer — cures cancer once and for all. “

Joe BIDEN, U.s. PRESIDENT

Holly is an anchor and reporter at Ticker. She's experienced in live reporting, and has previously covered the Covid-19 pandemic on-location. She's passionate about telling stories in business, climate and health.

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Trump trial: will the jury selection impact the trial’s outcome?

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The Trump hush money trial has progressed with the selection of the first seven jurors, marking a significant step in the legal proceedings.

  • Seven jurors were selected

  • Defense and prosecution lawyers questioned potential jurors for impartiality

  • The judge warned lawyers he would not tolerate disruptions after he said Former US President Donald Trump audibly muttered during a prospective juror’s questioning

The selection of jurors is a crucial step in ensuring a fair trial, as they will ultimately decide Formers US President Donald Trump’s fate in this legal battle, as reported by Reuters.

The process of jury selection involves careful vetting of potential jurors to ensure impartiality and fairness.

Each juror’s background, beliefs, and potential biases are scrutinised to ensure they can render an impartial verdict based solely on the evidence presented in court.

With seven jurors already chosen, the selection process is expected to continue as both the prosecution and defence seek individuals who can objectively weigh the evidence.

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How a ransomware attack would disrupt the food supply chain

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Massive financial gains continue to be one of the top motivating factors behind cyberattacks.

The Information Technology – Information Sharing and Analysis Center (IT-ISAC) has been tracking ransomware incidents and trends since 2021.

Despite government and law enforcement efforts to take down malicious infrastructure, new ransomware strains continue to emerge.

The company just released its analysis of the 2023 ransomware landscape report and insights for 2024.

Jonathan Braley, Director of the Food and Ag-ISAC joins Veronica Dudo to discuss. #IN AMERICA TODAY #featured #ransomware #ransomwareattacks #foodsupplychain

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Curious times for AI & investing as stark reality becomes clear

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Both private funding for startups and corporate mergers and acquisitions within the sector have decreased, reflecting a shift in investor sentiment.

While some AI ventures continue to attract significant investments, experts attribute the overall downturn to challenges in scaling AI technologies and a more cautious investment climate.

Generative AI stands out as a bright spot, experiencing exponential growth in funding despite lingering skepticism among corporate executives.

Amidst this market correction, some view the shift as necessary for a more sustainable investment landscape, predicting stable growth in the coming years.

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