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July 31, 2021


How an Unproven Alzheimer’s Drug Got Approved

New York Times
The idea of accelerated approval came up briefly toward the end, raised by Dr. Rick Pazdur, head of F.D.A.’s oncology center, who was not a council member. It was not discussed in detail, but after the meeting, given the council’s rejection of standard approval, accelerated approval appeared to be the......

Britney Spears approved to hire her own lawyer, judge rules

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A Los Angeles judge has allowed Britney Spears to hire her own legal counsel in the fight to remove the conservatorship. Spears, 39, sobbed over the phone at the hearing Wednesday, accusing her father of abuse and saying she......

Britney Spears Scores Legal Victory as She’s Approved to Hire Her Own Lawyer – E! Online

Britney Spears has secured a small victory in court as she fights for her freedom. A judge granted the 39-year-old Grammy winner permission to choose her own lawyer during a court… E! Online – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page......

E.P.A. Approved Toxic Chemicals for Fracking a Decade Ago, New Files Show

A class of man-made chemicals that are toxic even in minuscule concentrations, for decades PFAS were used to make products like nonstick pans, stain-resistant carpeting and firefighting foam. The substances have come under scrutiny in recent years for their tendency to persist in the environment, and to accumulate inside the......

The SEC should have approved a bitcoin ETF a long time ago, regulator Peirce says

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Hester Peirce, commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), center, listens during a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Hester Peirce is perplexed.......

Interim NIL Policy Approved by NCAA, Will Take Effect July 1

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Joseph Salvador As of Thursday, July 1, all NCAA athletes will be able profit from their name, image and likeness after the governing bodies from all three NCAA divisions voted to approve the interim NIL policy Wednesday. College athletes will......

Texan Valedictorian Addresses The State’s Anti-Abortion Bill After Dropping Her Approved Speech At The Last Minute

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed a law banning abortion from as early as 6 weeks. And Paxton Smith has a problem with it. The valedictorian of Lake Highlands High School’s Class of 2021 decided to abandon her original, approved speech and pulled a last-second switcheroo to talk about what’s......

Biden administration backs Alaska oil drilling project approved under Trump

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks after touring Ford Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, Michigan, U.S., May 18, 2021. REUTERS/Leah Millis U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration defended on Wednesday a proposed ConocoPhillips (COP.N) oil development in Alaska, backing the drilling project which was approved under the administration of former......

William Shakespeare, the first man in Britain to receive an approved Covid vaccine, dies at 81.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here William Shakespeare, the man with a famous name who inspired headline writers across Britain last year when he became the second person in the country to receive a coronavirus vaccine, has died after suffering a stroke, his family......

Lina Khan, a tech critic, is approved by a Senate committee for the F.T.C.

New York Times
Here’s what you need to know: Drivers line up at a QuickTrip filling station in Atlanta on Tuesday.Credit…Megan Varner/Getty Images Panic over the shutdown of a vital fuel pipeline in the United States has driven Americans to search for gas for their vehicles, causing several thousand gas stations across the......

D.C. statehood approved by House as Senate fight looms

Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here An identical statehood bill passed the House in 2020, but it quickly died in the then-Republican-controlled Senate. Now, with the 2020 elections leaving Democrats in control of both chambers and the White House, Republican senators may resort to a filibuster......

Saudi crown prince approved killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, U.S. intelligence report says

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved an operation to capture or kill journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018, according to an intelligence report released Friday by the Biden administration which could have sweeping implications for U.S.-Saudi relations. The Office of......

Intel report finds Saudi prince approved Khashoggi murder

Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here People take part in a candle light vigil to remember journalist Jamal Khashoggi outside the Saudi Arabia consulate on Oct. 25, 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey. | Chris McGrath/Getty Images The Biden administration on Friday released a long-secret intelligence report concluding......

Congress has already approved $4 trillion in Covid relief. Here’s what’s happened to it

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Administration officials say the risk of doing too little is far greater than the risk of going too big, while many Republican lawmakers — and at least one well-known Democratic economist, Larry Summers — are concerned about the price......

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