Ina Fried Mar 8
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Oculus has fix for glitch that left VR headsets unusable

Man wearing an Oculus Rift headset
A man using an Oculus Rift headset. (Photo: Oculus)

Oculus said it now has a software update to solve the expired certificate issue that left Rift owners unable to use their virtual reality headsets on Wednesday. Oculus announced the fix on Twitter and offered affected users a $15 store credit.

Why it matters: The issue shows just how dependent modern devices are on software and the Internet to function.

Stef W. Kight 5 hours ago
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Sessions urges U.S. attorneys to pursue death penalty in drug cases

Jeff Sessions claps and looks on as Trump talks with his right hands stretched out
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As a response to the opioid epidemic, Attorney General Jeff Sessions "strongly encouraged" U.S. attorneys to pursue the death penalty in applicable drug-related cases in a memo sent on Wednesday morning, saying "we cannot continue with business as usual."

Why it matters: President Trump has repeatedly suggested that drug dealers receive the death penalty, as a way to confront the U.S. opioid epidemic and "general drug crisis."

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Boris Johnson likens Putin's 2018 World Cup to Hitler's 1936 Olympics

Hitler opens the 1936 Olympics. Photo: Bettmann via Getty Images

At a parliamentary committee meeting Wednesday, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson agreed with a member of Parliament who said that Russian President Vladimir Putin would use the 2018 World Cup in Russia "like Hitler used the 1936 Olympics" to "gloss over the brutal regime for which he is responsible."

QuoteYes, I think the comparison with 1936 is certainly right. I think it’s an emetic prospect, frankly, to think of Putin glorying in this sporting event.
— British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson

The backdrop: The United Kingdom will not send an official delegation to the World Cup as part of its response to the use of a nerve agent on U.K. soil to poison ex-spy Sergei Skripal.