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'Stray' cat video game brings some benefits to real cats

‘Stray’: How a virtual orange tabby is helping real cats

NEW YORK (AP) — The virtual cat hero of new video game sensation “Stray” doesn’t just slide down rusty pipes, jump over unidentified mud and decode clues in a seemingly abandoned city. The bold orange tabby cat is also giving cats a helping hand in the real world. Thanks to online fundraising platforms, gamers play …

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EXPLAINER: Bid to block book merger sets competition fight

EXPLAINER: Bid to block book merger sets competition fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an age of mega-mergers and flashy high-tech corporate connections, the plan by America’s largest book publisher to buy the fourth-largest for just $2.2 billion may seem a bit strange. But the deal represents such a key test of the Biden administration’s antitrust policy that the Justice Department is calling an unusual …

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