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Sweden Nobel Chemistry – The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announces the winner of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Next: announcement at 5:45 am

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The push by President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats for a $3.5 trillion package of congressional-budgeted social and environmental initiatives has reached a turning point, with the president repeatedly acknowledging that the measure would be too small and have potential for flexibility. There will be important law makers flashing the signs. by Alan Fram. Sent: 930 words, photos, videos. See also congress-minus-the coin below.

CALIFORNIA OIL SPILL – A ship’s anchor may have bent, dragged and torn an underwater pipeline that spilled thousands of gallons of crude oil into the sea off Southern California, according to federal investigators who also found that the pipeline The owner did not cease operations quickly. After alerting a security system to a possible spill. By Stephanie Dazio, Matthew Brown and Brian Meley. Sent: 830 words, photos, videos. With california-oil-spill-anchored-ships – the ship’s anchor is suspected of a pipeline rupture that crisscrossed beaches. See also the California Oil Spill-Delayed Response, below.

Supreme Court-Guantanamo-State Secrets – The Supreme Court is hearing arguments about the government’s ability to keep state secrets from a man tortured by the CIA after 9/11 and now held at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center. Posted by Jessica Gresco: 510 words, photo. Next: 750 words after reasoning at 10 am.

LEBANON PANDORA PAPERS – A trove of leaked documents have confirmed what many in crisis-hit Lebanon had known for a long time. As the Lebanese people lived in poverty, lack of services and lost access to their savings in local banks, politicians and bankers were transferring money abroad to buy expensive assets. by Bassem Moore. Sent: 1,140 words, pictures.

Iraq-election blues – Candidates running for Iraq’s parliament election on Sunday tried to persuade the country’s largest demographic of youth to trust an electoral process corrupted by past manipulation and fraud. But apathy is widespread, and some pro-reform activists whose street protests in 2019 led to an upcoming vote now call for a boycott. Others pin their hopes on a redrawn map of electoral districts, arguing that voting is the only way to change. Samya Kullab. Sent: 1,140 words, pictures.

Making-water-out-of-air – Some residents in the drought-stricken US West are turning to expensive machines that developers say can produce hundreds of gallons of water a day, virtually out of thin air. Air-to-water systems work like an air conditioner by using coils to cool the air, then collecting droplets in a basin to purify it. Developers say the technology works especially well in foggy areas and other locations with high humidity. Companies are making units for use in homes, offices, farms and elsewhere. But they are not cheap. Machines can range in price from $30,000 to $200,000. by Heaven Daily. Sent: 420 words, photos, videos.

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Yankees-Red-Sox – Bogarts, Red Sox Dante Cole beat the Yankees 6-2 on an AL wild card. Sent: 1,250 words, pictures.

Jaguar-Mayer — Jaguar’s owner reprimanded coach Urban Meyer for “unforgivable” behavior. Sent: 800 words, photo.

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VIRUS-OUTBREAK-CALIFORNIA — Los Angeles leaders were ready to implement one of the nation’s strictest vaccine mandates — a sweeping measure that requires bars, restaurants, nail salons, gyms or even Lakers games Shots will be required for everyone entering. Sent: 580 words, photo. THE LATEST WITH VIRUS-OUTBREAK.

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CONGRESS-DEBT-THE COIN – This will be the token of all tokens: a $1 trillion coin minted by the US government, then flooded with cash to resolve a political impasse over the suspension of debt limits and redeemed for Sent: 900 words, photo. WITH CONGRESS-DEBT – BIDEN: Change on Senate filibuster debt is a “real possibility”.

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CALIFORNIA OIL SPILL-DELAYED RESPONSE — Amplify Energy’s emergency response plan for a major oil spill such as the one unfolded in coastal Southern California relies heavily on the quick closure of its pipeline if sensors detect a sudden loss of pressure. Federal investigators say that did not happen. Sent: 790 words, pictures. With California-Oil-Drilling – The California oil rigs renewed calls for a ban on offshore drilling.

VIRGINIA GOVERNOR-PARENT ACTIVISM — Republican Glenn Youngkin, in the running for governor of Virginia, is trying to capitalize on a surge of outraged parents held against the school curriculum, which he calls “anti-American,” against COVID-19 safety Measures and the members of the school board, whom they consider to be very generous. Sent: 1,150 words, pictures.

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