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Congress-Budget – President Joe Biden pledged to “get it done” in the Capitol, as Democrats took days to salvage a scaled-back version of his $3.5 trillion government overhaul and salvage a related public works bill Frantic negotiations resulted in no deal. By Lisa Mascaro and Zeke Miller. Sent: 1,030 words, photos, videos. Next: 1,100 words after Senate meeting with Biden—Budget-analysis at 1:30 p.m. This showdown underscores the bigger question of whether Democrats can keep their pledge to make government work for the people. Sent: 1,230 words, photos, videos.
VIRUS-OUTBREAK — This is a milestone that by all accounts should not have happened sooner. The US death toll from COVID-19 rose to 700,000 late Friday – more than Boston’s population. The last 100,000 deaths occurred at a time when vaccines — which prevent deaths, hospitalizations and serious illness — were available to any American over the age of 12. by Tammy Weber and Heather Hollingsworth. Sent: 1,070 words, pictures. WITH VIRUS-OUTBREAK-The-latest.
Virus-outbreak-Russia-antibodies – When Russians discuss the coronavirus, the talk often changes to “antitella.” This is the Russian word for antibody. Tests to detect proteins produced by the body to fight infection are inexpensive, widely available and actively marketed in Russia. by Daria Litvinova. Sent: 1,190 words, pictures.
Abortion-Texas — A federal judge is deciding whether to block the nation’s most restrictive abortion law, which has banned most abortions in Texas since early September and has hundreds of miles to out-of-state care Sent women running. by Paul J Weber. Sent: 900 words, pictures.
chicago-violence-trooper-shot – Trooper is killed after shooting on the Chicago Expressway. Sent: 210 words, photo.
MEXICO-RECOVERED ARTIFACTS — Mexico displays pre-Hispanic artifacts recovered from abroad. Sent: 260 words, pictures.
LOTTERY-JACKPOT – Powerball jackpot rises to $635M due to ticket buying boom. Sent: 170 words, photo.
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VIRUS-OUTBREAK-CALIFORNIA-SHOOLS — California will become the first U.S. state to require a COVID-19 vaccination for children attending in-person public and private schools, in a mandate affecting millions of students. Sent: 830 words, pictures.
VIRUS-OUTBREAK-AIRLINES — American Airlines, Alaska Airlines and JetBlue are joining United Airlines in requiring employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, as the Biden administration mounts pressure on major US carriers to require shots. By David Koenig, author of Airlines. Sent: 490 words, pictures.
Election 2022-Oregon Rematch – Oregon congressional candidate and hero soldier Alec Scarlatos formed a nonprofit to advocate for veterans after losing his 2020 race. Since then the group has done little to advance the cause. Sent: 920 words, pictures.
Tennessee-Floods – A hundred years ago, the massive rural Tennessee flood that killed 20 people could be chalked up to a glimpse of nature. But experts say climate change has caused flood-like rains to become common in Waverly last month. A city of just over 4,000 people faces a dilemma. More than 500 homes and 50 businesses were damaged. This is likely to result in massive revenue loss, while the city spends lakhs on cleaning and repairs. Sent: 1,120 words, pictures.
Wyoming-Library Investigated – Books about sex, LGBTQ issues and how children are raised, public library staff in a deeply conservative Wyoming city facing potential prosecution after angry local residents complained to police That the content is obscene and not in the sections. Children and teenagers. Sent: 730 words, photo.
DUBAI-EXPO 2020 – Dubai’s Expo 2020 acknowledged on Saturday that five workers were killed at the site during the construction of the world’s giant fair, revealing for the first time the overall statistics of worker deaths. Sent: 370 words, photo.
CHEVRON-Ecuador-Lawyer – An environmental lawyer who spearheaded a decades-long campaign to hold Chevron responsible for oil pollution in Ecuador’s rainforests was jailed for six months on Friday for violating a federal judge’s orders related to his fight against the energy giant. was sentenced to prison.
OZY-SHUTTING DOWN — Ozy is shutting down less than a week after a New York Times column raised questions about the media organization’s claims to millions of viewers and readers, while also turning to a possible case of securities fraud indicates. Sent: 230 words.
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