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    Elon Musk is set to testify in court

    Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk often gets his companies in trouble with tweets (and the occasional blunt), but this time the man himself will be on trial in a Los Angeles courtroom. Musk is set to testify in a slander case, brought on by a diver who was a part of the infamous rescue of a Thai soccer team from a flooded cave in July 2018. Musk, while debating what the best way to save the kids was, referred to the diver as a “pedo guy,” and then doubled down on his baseless accusation by telling Buzzfeed News he was a “child rapist.” The diver is seeking at least $75,000 in damages.

    Auschwitz Christmas ornaments ended up for sale on Amazon

    Online shoppers were given a shocking surprise this weekend when tree ornaments, a bottle opener, and other products featuring pictures of Auschwitz showed up on Amazon. Auschwitz was the largest Nazi concentration camp during the Holocaust, and historians estimate that more than a million people were killed there. Amazon removed the items after the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum in Poland publicly called on Amazon to act. The Auschwitz Museum then uncovered more items on Cyber Monday, which were also removed.

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