Munich 2024: Protecting Elections in the Age of AI
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27: On Tuesday, the world marked the 30-year anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Thousands were killed and hundreds were arrested. The last known person held in prison, Miao Deshun, was reportedly released in October 2016 after 27 years behind bars. His crime? He threw a basket at a burning tank. His original sentence was death, later commuted for good behavior.

90: A new study published by the African Child Policy Forum, an Ethiopian think tank, finds that 60% of children across Africa don't eat often enough and that 90% don't meet the World Health Organization's standard for a minimally acceptable diet. According to the report, hunger has stunted the growth of one in three African children, a startling stat at a time of strong economic growth across much of the continent.

46: In Denmark, a nation that juts into the North and Baltic Seas, polls now show that 46 percent of voters rank climate change as their top concern, up from 27 percent just two years ago. The issue helped the center-left Social Democrats win the most seats in this week's national elections.

95 and 94: On Thursday, two D-Day veterans — Harry Read (aged 95) and John Hutton (aged 94) — parachuted back into Normandy with help from members of the Army's Parachute Regiment display team, the Red Devils.


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