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Alarming warning on the threat of a new pandemic — what you need to know

As avian influenza (bird flu) continues to spread among wild birds in the European Union, officials are warning of the potential for a future human pandemic.

On Wednesday, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) issued an alert noting that “transmission between bird and mammal species has been observed, particularly in fur animal farms, where outbreaks have been reported.”

Although it is rare for infected birds to pass along the virus to humans, the agency warned that new strains could pose a danger in the future.

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“These viruses continue to evolve globally, and with the migration of wild birds, new strains carrying potential mutations for mammalian adaptation could be selected,” the alert stated.

“If avian A (H5N1) influenza viruses acquire the ability to spread efficiently among humans, large‐scale transmission could occur due to the lack of immune defenses against H5 viruses in humans.” 

In other words, humans don’t have immunity against bird flu — which means it could potentially spread quickly.

The flu has been found to spread between birds and mammals, the EFSA noted — “particularly in fur animal farms, where outbreaks have been reported.”

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To prevent the risk of a bird flu pandemic, the agency recommended taking steps to limit exposure and prevent the spread to mammals and humans. 

“Key options for actions include enhancing surveillance targeting humans and animals, ensuring access to rapid diagnostics, promoting collaboration between animal and human sectors, and implementing preventive measures such as vaccination,” the EFSA wrote.

“Effective communication to different involved target audiences should be emphasized, as well as strengthening veterinary infrastructure, enforcing biosecurity measures at farms, and reducing wildlife contact with domestic animals.”

The agency also called for “careful planning of poultry and fur animal farming,” particularly in locations with large numbers of waterfowl (aquatic birds like ducks and geese).

Human cases in the U.S.

On Monday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that a person in Texas tested positive for H5N1 bird flu.

“This person had exposure to dairy cattle in Texas presumed to be infected with HPAI A(H5N1) viruses,” the CDC’s statement said. 

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“The patient reported eye redness (consistent with conjunctivitis), as their only symptom, and is recovering. The patient was told to isolate and is being treated with an antiviral drug for flu.”

The CDC said this is the second case of a human testing positive for H5N1 in the U.S., after a previous case was observed in Colorado in 2022.

“This infection does not change the H5N1 bird flu human health risk assessment for the U.S. general public, which CDC considers to be low,” it added. 

“However, people with close or prolonged, unprotected exposures to infected birds or other animals (including livestock), or to environments contaminated by infected birds or other animals, are at greater risk of infection.”

“At present, it does not transmit readily from person to person.”

The CDC said it is “working with state health departments to continue to monitor workers who may have been in contact with infected or potentially infected birds/animals and test those people who develop symptoms.” 

Human symptoms can range from mild (e.g., eye infection, upper respiratory symptoms) to severe illness (e.g., pneumonia), according to the CDC.

Infectious diseases expert weighs in

Erica Susky, a Toronto-based medical microbiologist certified in infection control, said she believes there is generally “not a high risk” of human-to-human transmission, given that “the natural reservoir” of H5N1 and other strains of avian influenza is birds and not humans.

“Cases of H5N1 in humans usually occur in people who have had contact with birds (slaughter, de-feathering, butchering or preparing),” she told Fox News Digital. 

While bird flu has a 60% fatality in humans, Susky noted, it rarely occurs.

“At present, it does not transmit readily from person to person,” she said.

The primary concern involves the influenza virus, she said, which is “excellent at mutating and recombining.” 

“If there are repeated contacts between species that are the natural reservoir for one type of influenza viral strain — like birds and H5N1 — and humans, the chances of this novel strain adapting to spread in this different species increases,” Susky told Fox News Digital.  

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“As there are more cases of H5N1, there are more chances for a crossover event into humans.”

Some of the biggest sources of spread, Susky said, are industrial agriculture and modern cities, where a virus like influenza can pass readily through human and bird populations.

“Currently, birds share influenza strains less often with humans, though that can change — it is how past influenza pandemics have arisen,” she said.

To prevent spread, Susky recommended practicing proper infection prevention techniques, which is important not only for bird flu, but also for seasonal influenza

Those techniques include following proper and frequent hand hygiene before preparing food, eating or touching one’s face, and after using the washroom or coming in contact with animals.

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Other mitigation strategies include receiving the annual influenza vaccine for those who qualify, and not going out among other people while feeling ill. 

“The best way to minimize one’s risk of coming in contact with novel influenza strains is to avoid contact with birds and wild animals, if possible,” Susky added.  

Fox News Digital’s Greg Norman contributed to this report.

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Joe Rogan roasts ‘The View’ after author’s contentious feud with co-host

Podcaster Joe Rogan spoke with author Coleman Hughes spoke about his contentious interview on “The View,” calling out the show’s hosts for being notoriously obnoxious.

Hughes joined the co-hosts of “The View” to discuss his book, “The End of Race Politics: Arguments for a Colorblind America,” in late March. During the show, co-host Sunny Hostin slammed Hughes’ “argument for colorblindness,” as something co-opted by the right, claiming many in the Black community think him to be a “charlatan of sorts” being “used as a pawn by the right.” 

After noting his history of voting for Democrats, Hughes pushed back, “I don’t think there’s any evidence I’ve been co-opted by anyone and I think that’s an ad-hominem tactic people use to not address, really, the important conversations we’re having here.”

On the “Joe Rogan Experience” podcast, the host remarked that “The View” is a show that “people love to hate” for its viral clips of its hosts saying “ridiculous things,” deriding “The View” as a “rabies-infested henhouse.”

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Hughes recalled how he went into “The View” having “no idea what to expect,” adding, “I didn’t know who Sunny Hostin was, I actually still really don’t know.” 

He elaborated, “I wasn’t expecting necessarily for her to kind of try to ambush me in that way and attack my character in that way and I responded to it in the moment as I do, and I didn’t expect it to go as viral as it did, but I think it arguably went more viral than anything I’ve ever done.”

Later, Hughes noted, “At the same time, it seemed like the most interesting part was their audience seemed to be on my side.”

Rogan suggested that much of their audience on set is paid to be there, a practice he said is common in the industry, whereas “the real fans of ‘The View’ that are like, ‘Oh these ladies are on point,’ most of those people can’t leave the house, like they’re probably immobile.” The host also argued that while Hostin appears intelligent, she is “ideologically captured” and some of the other hosts are “very dull-minded.”

Hughes suggested, “I think she came into it with an agenda,” saying that Hostin claimed to have read his book twice, a claim he rejected as “almost certainly not true.”

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Rogan argued the chief problem with “The View” is that it “has this very specific ideological bubble in which they operate in, and they always bring on a token conservative woman, they yell over her and silence her, and you know they did that with Megan McCain.”

Hughes lamented that in the 8 minutes he had to spread a message about race that he says many viewers would benefit from hearing, Hostin chose to spend much of that time attacking his character in a way that eventually backfired when he called her out for the ad-hominem attacks and asked her to get back on topic.

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“Part of the reason it went viral is because, what people have told me is, you very rarely see someone who gets a character attack on a big TV platform calmly expose it as evidence-free and then just move back to the topic,” he said.

Fox News’ Hanna Panreck contributed to this report.

Travis Kelce reveals future baby name after Bahamas getaway with Taylor Swift

Travis Kelce recently enjoyed a romantic getaway with girlfriend Taylor Swift to Bahamian hotspot Harbour Island, but the Kansas City Chiefs star returned with more than a tan.

During a recent episode of his podcast, “New Heights,” which he recorded with older brother and retired NFL center Jason Kelce, Kelce had babies on the brain, as he spoke with guest Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The men were speaking about Schwarzenegger’s illustrious career when the 1982 film “Conan the Barbarian” came up, prompting Kelce, who’s a proud uncle to Jason’s three young daughters, to share what he’d name his firstborn.

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“I might name my first kid Conan,” he joked. “I might.”

Kelce and Swift were spotted enjoying the beautiful blue waters of the Bahamas last month, as the pop star is currently on a break from her Eras Tour.

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The trip with Swift clearly went well, with Kelce admitting to Entertainment Tonight how much he enjoyed his experience.

“Is it the Bahamian sun or the Bahamian love that has you…just glowing right now?” ET host Nischelle Turner asked a blushing Kelce. 

“You know what? It’s just a lovely place down there, isn’t it?” he answered. “You can get it all down there. All the love in the world.”

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Kelce kept the good vibrations flowing during a separate interview with People magazine, telling the outlet, “I’m the happiest I’ve ever been.”

“I’m a guy that some people say is glass half full, half empty, and my glass is all the way full. It’s all the way full,” he noted. “I’m oozing life right now.”

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Swift and Kelce first made their relationship public last fall, quickly becoming tabloid fodder as the “Bad Blood” singer-songwriter was spotted at several of Kelce’s NFL games.

“This all started when Travis very adorably put me on blast on his podcast, which I thought was metal as hell,” Swift previously divulged to Time regarding the timeline of their relationship. “We started hanging out right after that. So we actually had a significant amount of time that no one knew, which I’m grateful for, because we got to get to know each other.”

Former teacher opens up after adult side hustle led to her resignation

A former high school teacher in Ohio who resigned from her job after joining OnlyFans is speaking out about her transition from traditional employment.

Jennifer Ruziscka, 50, worked as an English teacher at Springfield High School in Holland, Ohio, for 28 years. She began posting adult content on OnlyFans and Fansly under the name “Jenniferssecrets” last December. 

School officials learned that she was making adult content on Jan. 26, and the superintendent of Springfield Local Schools promptly reported the teacher to the Ohio State Board of Education.

After she was placed on administrative leave and accused of “conduct unbecoming of a professional educator,” Ruziscka resigned from her position.

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The former educator told Fox News Digital that she joined OnlyFans to help provide for her single-income family. She ran two side businesses to make ends meet until extreme financial pressure made her take the plunge and produce adult content.

“Those businesses required a great deal of time and dedication to flourish, which would’ve required me to cut back on the level of commitment to my classes and my students that I was known for upholding,” she explained.

“Running an OF site was quite simple in that I could set aside 20-30 minutes a night to produce content to post and then resume the 3-4 hours of work I so routinely brought home with me every night.”

Despite joining OnlyFans, Ruziscka was still struggling with credit card debt, along with her past-due mortgage and car payments. That’s when she started an account on Fansly, where she instantly made five times as much as what she earned after a month on OnlyFans.

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“Just when I thought I could breathe a sigh of relief that there was now an additional source of income to help me close the financial gap that was growing larger every day, I was informed that the district was aware of my after-hours activity and was put on paid administrative leave,” she recalled. “Just like that, a 28-year career with the same school was now in jeopardy.”

The former educator said that a friend, who was aware of her financial situation, revealed her X-rated side hustles to the school district, but Ruziscka didn’t want to share any additional details.

“Knowing firsthand the agony and heartache associated with losing a place of employment, I cannot bring myself to [disclose the friend’s name and] avenge that level of betrayal. That is not who I am nor who I ever wish to be.”

Ruziscka, who was not tenured despite her long-term service due to a master’s degree requirement, expressed pride in her teaching career to Fox News Digital. She shared several screenshots of positive messages that she received from past students.

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“I wholeheartedly believe my students would agree that my animated teaching style, innovative curriculum, and classroom expectations demonstrated all of those characteristics [of a great teacher],” she said.

“I didn’t just teach students; I reached students.”

Ruziscka says that, since leaving her classroom, each day “has contained a sense of sadness, emptiness, and heartbreak.”

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“I genuinely loved entering that building, excited about what I had planned for that day, as the energy in my classroom was electric, the camaraderie among my students was contagious, and the personal and academic growth was gratifying,” she explained.

“Without my presence in a classroom, it’s as if a part of me has died.”

Fox News Digital reached out to Springfield Local Schools for comment.

HGTV stars slam ‘nasty’ comments about houses on show

HGTV stars Erin and Ben Napier slammed social media trolls for leaving negative comments about the houses featured on their show “Home Town Takeover.”

On Tuesday, Erin, 38, shared a video on Instagram in which she was seen riding in a car with her husband and co-star Ben, 40, noting that they were in Sebring, Florida, to film season three of “Home Town Takeover.” Though the couple agreed “it was awesome,” Erin went on to call out her online haters for criticizing homes that the two have renovated on the series.

“The comments on my Instagram have been really, not nice,” Erin told her followers while Ben chimed in, “Nasty.”

“Really rude, some of you guys,” Erin continued. “Y’all realize we design these houses for people who really live in them, and they really read your comments.”

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“You’re not hurting my feelings at all,” she added. “But you are being really ugly to the people who are living in these houses. If you can’t think of something nice to say about these people’s homes…”

“Don’t say anything at all,” Ben interjected.

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Erin explained that while she wasn’t affected by the criticism, the negative remarks were hurtful to the clients who appeared on the show.

“You are gonna hurt someone’s feelings who lives in that house,” she said. “You know better, guys. Do better, OK? Be sweet. Like I tell my little girls, y’all can be grownups and be sweet, OK?”

“Here’s the thing,” Ben added. “I’m afraid that a lot of the people out there are being rude and being mean because they want to be hurtful. And that’s the saddest thing about it.”

“And if you’re one of those people who are on social media, unfollow me now,” Erin said. “Thank you.”

“Or we can do that for you,” Ben noted.

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“I can do that for you if you’d like,” Erin agreed.

Erin concluded her video by praising the fans who had left “sweet” comments, saying: “Keep on being you. You’re awesome.”

Ben invited those fans to visit them in Sebring or the town of Laurel, Mississippi, where the couple, who tied the knot in 2008, reside with their young daughters Helen and Mae. While Erin and Ben mainly renovated homes in Laurel while filming their original series “Home Town,” the spin-off “Home Town Takeover” follows the couple as they restore houses in other small towns.

“This town is awesome,” Ben said of Sebring. “We’re doing great work here.”

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In the caption of her video, Erin wrote, “as my mama would say, y’all act like you’ve got some raising,” adding a red heart emoji.

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Erin previously spoke out against her social media critics in a July 2020 Instagram post. At the time, she announced that she was turning off comments until 2021, noting that it felt like a “good move.”

“It’s getting harder to shoulder every opinion from every direction at all times about everything when everyone is freaking out constantly,” Erin explained in the caption alongside a photo of herself with Ben.

She continued, “There’s too much noise. It’s like this: we’re each making a bed and can’t see how far the sheet is hanging on the other side. We can’t see what we can’t see.”

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“So the best we can do is show compassion in our differences and understanding that we’re never going to be able to see all things the exact same way because our experiences are not the same. It’s nothing to freak out about. No need to shove. Have mercy. Show grace. Social media is for fun.”

Son of prominent politician shot and killed outside gas station, police say

The son of a prominent Dominican politician was shot and killed at a Houston gas station Monday, and three suspects are being sought, police said. 

The Houston Police Department identified the victim as Luis Alfredo Pacheco Rojas, 34, the son of Alfredo Pacheco, the president of the Chamber of Deputies of the Dominican Republic, the country’s lower chamber of congress. 

“We have spoken with Mr. Pacheco about his son’s death and advised him detectives continue efforts to determine possible motives for the shooting,” an HPD statement said. 

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Rojas worked in the music industry in Houston and went by the name “El Pikante,” according to reports. 

Fox News Digital has reached out to the Dominican Republic’s embassy for comment.  

Rojas, a 29-year-old victim, and two other men were leaving a gas station in the 2400 block of South Wayside Drive about 7:25 p.m. and got into a black SUV. 

At the same time, a Dodge Charger and a Mercedes-Benz approached the SUV. Two males got out of the Dodger and one exited the Mercedes. 

All three open fired on the SUV and fled the scene, police said.

Rojas was taken to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The other victim was taken to a hospital in critical condition.  

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“With great regret, I announce the unexpected death of my son LUIS ALFREDO PACHECO ROJAS, who lived outside the country,” Alfredo Pacheco posted Tuesday on X. “This fact is currently under investigation. I sincerely thank friends and colleagues for their solidarity in this difficult time.”

Detectives released surveillance images of the three suspects being sought. 

Two are seen with what appeared to be firearms.

Louisiana gov says LSU women’s team skipping anthem underscores a ‘bigger problem’

Louisiana Gov. Jeff Landry started a firestorm on social media Tuesday when he called for a policy change after the LSU women’s basketball team, sticking to its pregame routine, skipped the national anthem.

The moment, caught by OutKick’s Dan Zaksheske at LSU’s Elite Eight matchup against Iowa, prompted Landry to call on schools to require a policy for student-athletes to be present for “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

The Republican governor explained his reasoning to anchor Sandra Smith on “America Reports.”

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“I’m not calling out the players or coach Mulkey. I support coach Mulkey. My statement said that. I think this is a bigger question,” Landry said on Fox News Channel. “This is a bigger problem for collegiate sports nationally and in Louisiana. I just sent out a letter to each one of our college boards telling them that those college boards should put in place a policy that respects the national anthem. 

“The national anthem is as much a part of American sports as is the actual game that’s being played. And the fact that there is not a policy, and it says, ‘Listen, these players are going to be out there and respect the flag and respect those that go out there and protect us is really disrespectful in and of itself.’

“So, it’s unfortunate that LSU was not there at that particular time. Iowa was on the field that highlighted the particular problem. And what we’re going to do is work in Louisiana. Say, ‘Listen, college athletes need to understand that in order to be truly united, in order to truly have civics and civility, we all need to be united under one flag and respect that anthem.’”

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Mulkey said after the game that nothing was “intentionally” done, that it was just part of the team’s routine. An LSU spokesman said the team hasn’t been out for the national anthem for several seasons.

“Well, again, I think that’s something that the athletic department, the college president, the university president, the Board of Supervisors, and not just LSU, but other colleges and universities in Louisiana as well,” Landry continued. “Look, I went out and threw one of the first pitches for the Florida-LSU game several weeks ago. The first thing the baseball team did, we had the national anthem. Both the teams were out there. 

“If you have consistency, you don’t have these kind of problems. And guess what? It’s as much a part of the fan experience, just like you said. I mean, think about a Little League baseball game. I’ve seen kids be more behaved during the national anthem than they are during the sport itself because it’s a respect for our nation. And that’s what I think we should be getting back to.”

Landry was asked whether, per his policy, players would be required to stand for the anthem.

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“That’s what the university should put in place,” he added. “They should. Everybody should respect the flag. If you don’t like it, well, guess what? You don’t have to play the sport. I would hope that all of the Final Four teams would be out there respecting our nation and letting everyone know that we’re united under one flag.”

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New legislation would let you ignore your boss’ after-hours calls and messages

Workers in California may legally be allowed to disregard messages from their boss after the work day ends. 

The pressure to respond to work messages after hours has rapidly increased in recent years, especially as remote work during the pandemic blurred the line between work and personal life boundaries. It has exacerbated worker burnout and forced many countries to look into “right to disconnect” laws, according to the World Economic Forum. 

Democrat Assemblyman Matt Haney of San Francisco is aiming to add California to that list with a bill he introduced in February that is being considered in the state legislature.

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If passed as currently written, Assembly Bill 2751 “would require a public or private employer to establish a workplace policy that provides employees the right to disconnect from communications from the employer during nonworking hours, except as specified.”

This means that, except in cases of an emergency or for scheduling, workers would have the “right to ignore communications from the employer during nonworking hours,” according to the text of the bill.

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Nonworking hours would be established by a written agreement between the workers and the employer. 

If the employer violates the rule, they could face a civil penalty of at least $100, according to the current version of the bill.

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California would become the first state in the country to consider such a law. However, more than a dozen countries have already enacted similar laws. Kenya was the latest to do so, according to the World Economic Forum. France was the first to enact a right-to-disconnect law in 2017.

Haney’s office told FOX 5 that studies revealed how workers were “healthier, happier and more productive” after these laws were passed.

At the same time, Haney said the law will help the state better compete against other states for skilled workers.

“We are in constant competition with other states like Texas and New York who are trying to woo California workers to their states,” he said. “[Giving] our workers the right to disconnect will be a major benefit to our workforce and makes the California tech sector better able to compete for skilled workers.”

FOX Business reached out to Haney’s office.

Amazon freshens up grocery experience with new smart shopping cart

Amazon is removing its cashier-less checkout, also known as its “Just Walk Out” technology, from its Fresh grocery store locations across the U.S., the company announced Wednesday.

In a statement to Fox News Digital, Amazon spokesperson Jessica Martin said that the company has reworked its “Just Walk Out” technology and created “Dash Carts.”

“We’ve also heard from customers that while they enjoyed the benefit of skipping the checkout line with Just Walk Out, they also wanted the ability to easily find nearby products and deals, view their receipt as they shop, and know how much money they saved while shopping throughout the store,” Martin said. 

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“To deliver even more convenience to our customers, we’re rolling out the Amazon Dash Cart, our smart-shopping carts, which allow customers all these benefits, including skipping the checkout line,” she added.

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Amazon’s new “Dash Carts” will allow users to keep a running total as they shop.

“Dash Cart enables customers to scan and weigh items on the cart, helps them find items throughout the store, provides personalized shopping experiences, and lets customers bag items as they shop, all while helping them track their spending in real time,” Martin said.

Amazon said that the carts will use a combination of computer vision and “sensor fusion” to help identify items placed in the cart. 

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Shoppers will grab an item, scan it on one of the “Dash Cart” cameras, and place it in the cart like they normally would. 

Amazon’s Go convenience stores will continue to use “Just Walk Out” technology, along with smaller Fresh locations in the U.K. The company will also continue to license the cashier-less system to other retailers.

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For shoppers not interested in using the innovation, the company said that it will provide self check-out lines and assisted checkout in stores “so customers can pick what works best for them.”