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Most of Neil Young's songs are no longer available on Spotify after the 76-year-old Canadian folk legend issued an ultimatum to the streaming service. Young, famous for hits including "The Needle and the Damage Done," said Spotify was publishing "life-threatening COVID misinformation" via the Joe Rogan Experience podcast.
Spotify has begun removing Neil Young’s music from its platform, the company said on Wednesday, two days after the star posted a public letter calling on Spotify to choose between him and Joe Rogan, who has been accused of spreading vaccine disinformation. https://t.co/tEzdHUbOOo— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 27, 2022
Scientists have announced they have found a mysterious object in the Milky Way. The object releases a burst of energy for a minute every 18 minutes, the researchers said.
"Kind of spooky."— AFP News Agency (@AFP) January 27, 2022
Australian researchers discover strange spinning object in the Milky Way they say is unlike anything astronomers have ever seen.
The object, first spotted by a university student, releases a burst of radio energy three times every hourhttps://t.co/nYjt2L1AeE pic.twitter.com/85WGU8Levr
The US and Germany have warned Russia they could target the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline in the event of a Russian invasion of Ukraine. The pipeline, if activated, would double the flow of gas from Russia to Germany.
Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline won’t open if Russia invades Ukraine, says US https://t.co/fIkIORwHoZ— The Guardian (@guardian) January 27, 2022
President Joe Biden has reiterated his commitment to selecting the next US Supreme Court judge based on race and gender. The beleaguered president said he will select a black woman to replace Justice Stephen Breyer, who is retiring this year.
The White House signaled Wednesday that President Joe Biden remains committed to nominating the first Black woman to the Supreme Court. https://t.co/c5BDoaAP6i— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) January 26, 2022
Prince Andrew has denied being a close friend of sex trafficker and Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell. The aristocrat has also said he wants to be tried by a jury after being accused of sexual assault by Virginia Giuffre.
Prince Andrew demands jury trial in US over sexual assault allegations https://t.co/BNhvhJ7nUs— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) January 26, 2022