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Jeff Bezos’ Rocket Company Wants to Build a Space Station

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Blue Origin, the space company owned by Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, is teaming up with other firms to build a space station in Earth orbit. The group announced its plans on Monday, revealing the latest concept for a privately built orbital outpost that could replace or complement the......

Amazon workers in Staten Island file to hold a union election.

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A fledgling union of employees at four Amazon warehouses in Staten Island officially requested an election to form a union on Monday, the National Labor Relations Board said. For months, the organizers behind the union push have been collecting signatures on cards that must be submitted to the labor agency......

Biden’s visit to New Jersey highlights an ongoing debate over SALT.

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President Biden flew to New Jersey on Monday morning to champion his efforts to pass legislation investing in early childhood education and passenger rail service. But the backdrop will highlight a still-simmering dispute among Democrats that is hampering Mr. Biden’s legislative agenda: whether to lift the limit on a tax......

Who is Abdalla Hamdok, the Sudanese prime minister detained in a military coup?

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Until a military coup in Sudan, Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok had the daunting task of trying to liberalize his country and lead it to democracy after three decades of dictatorship, while revitalizing its battered economy and normalizing relations......

How Atlanta, in a Season of Obstacles, Made the World Series

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Alan Blinder ATLANTA — An October tradition that arrives without fail with every World Series is discussion of resilience and perseverance and how the teams that made it had overcome all manner of season-threatening menaces along the way. Fair enough. But even the “no one believed in us” teams of......

Frances Haugen, the Facebook whistle-blower, testifies in Parliament.

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British policymakers heard testimony on Monday from the former Facebook manager who became a whistle-blower and shared scores of internal documents with policymakers, regulators and journalists to help build a case for stiffer oversight of the social media giant. Frances Haugen, the former employee, spoke before a Parliament committee as......

Border Patrol Repeatedly Gave Agents Light Punishments, Report Finds

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The Trump administration had blocked the House committee’s inquiry, which began in 2019 after the Facebook group was revealed. Customs and Border Protection began providing documents to lawmakers in February, after President Biden took office, the report said. The committee faulted Customs and Border Protection for not having a strong......

Google Pixel 6 Review: Playing Catch-Up With the iPhone

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For half a decade, Google, the maker of Android, the world’s most widely used phone software, has had a dream to make a best-selling phone that rivals the gold standard, the iPhone. Google’s Pixel phones have consistently received positive reviews but sell tepidly because of a major weakness: They have......

The singer Ed Sheeran announces he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here The singer Ed Sheeran announced Sunday on social media that he had tested positive for the coronavirus and would be canceling public appearances and working at home, in quarantine. It wasn’t immediately clear what appearances would be canceled......

Tensions between Sudan’s military and politicians grew in the last few months.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here The weeks leading up to Monday’s coup in Sudan were fraught with tensions between the military and civilian leadership, which were battling to gain control of the nation’s future as a key deadline approached. The jubilant mood that......

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