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  1. QZng SpaceX's crewed launch over the weekend — the first from US soil since NASA retired its space-shuttle program nearly nine years ago — overwhelmed him. Musk told reporters during a press call that he was overwhelmed with emotion and that it was difficult to express how he felt.
  2. Google executive and DeepMind cofounder Mustafa Suleyman advised the UK's health service on its COVID-19 response, The Telegraph reported. Suleyman's role was reportedly pro bono, and he advised on how to collect patient data.
  3. Former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao called out the site for not shutting down its notorious r/the_donald subreddit, even as the company offered platitudes about ongoing protests in the US. Pao accused Reddit of nurturing white supremacy.
  4. Thousands of people are using apps to monitor police scanners during the ongoing protests in the US, Vice reported. Apps such as '5-0 Radio' overtook apps including Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok as most popular paid app.
  5. San Francisco-based automation startup Anvil has raised $5 million from Google's AI fund Gradient Ventures, and other backers. Anvil offers a paperwork automation platform.
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