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Group sues to stop Unlock Michigan petition initiative

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here A group opposing efforts to repeal a law underpinning Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s emergency authority is suing a state board and the Michigan secretary of state to stop consideration of a petition and signatures aiming to end the emergency powers law.  Keep......

NFL Issues Offseason Program Rules; Minicamp Remains Mandatory

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Players Whose Draft Stock Rose in the Women’s Tourney

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The WNBA draft is on Thursday, and this year there’s less of a consensus than usual on how it will all play out. Luckily for a few different players, the return of March Madness offered a big stage to make a case for having their names called early on draft......

Senate votes to confirm Mallory to lead White House environmental council

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WASHINGTON, April 14 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate voted 53-45 to confirm Brenda Mallory as head of the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), a key role that is central to federal environmental reviews of major infrastructure projects and coordinating the administration’s environmental justice and climate change policies. Mallory......

The NCAA’s Transfer Revolution Is Here

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Ross Dellenger On the heels of the NCAA’s decision to allow college athletes to freely transfer and play immediately, Greg Kampe has a message for basketball coaches everywhere: Change the way you recruit or see your career go up in......

Anupam Kher Exits New Amsterdam After Character’s Surprise Resignation – E! Online

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Dr. Vijay Kapoor has put down his stethoscope. On Wednesday, April 14, E! News learned that Anupam Kher has departed New Amsterdam for good. As fans of the NBC medical drama well know,… E! Online – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate......

Jayson Tatum Uses Inhaler Before Games After COVID-19 Bout

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Congressmen Debut Bill to End MLB Antitrust Exemption

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Ben Pickman Representative Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) and Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) filed legislation on Wednesday seeking to end MLB’s antitrust exemption.  The legislation is co-sponsored by Republican Senators Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, Marco Rubio and Marsha Blackburn. There are 29 original......

Inside the Promo That Kickstarted Jericho’s AEW Babyface Run

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SI.com’s Week in Wrestling is published every week and provides beneath-the-surface coverage of the business of pro wrestling. Chris Jericho: “I had my iPhone in hand, my Notes app was open, and right away, I knew the points I wanted to hit.” Three decades into his career, Chris Jericho continues......

EU Commission to end AstraZeneca and J&J vaccine contracts at expiry – paper

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MILAN (Reuters) – The EU Commission has decided not to renew COVID-19 vaccine contracts next year with AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson (J&J), Italian daily La Stampa reported on Wednesday, citing a source from the Italian health ministry. “The European Commission, in agreement with the leaders of many (EU) countries,......

House panel considers reparations bill that Conyers championed

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — The House Judiciary Committee is expected to consider legislation Wednesday to study reparations for Black Americans that a former Detroit congressman reintroduced in Congress for 30 years. It would be the first time since the late U.S. Rep. John Conyers......

U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan to begin May 1- Biden

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U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on his plan to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan, at the White House, Washington, U.S., April 14, 2021. Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that the United States would begin its final military withdrawal from Afghanistan......

LIVE: Real Madrid, Liverpool Play for Place in UCL Semis

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Hank Aaron Replaces Confederate General at HS Renaming

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Forrest Hill Academy in Atlanta will be renamed to the Hank Aaron New Beginnings Academy following a vote from the Atlanta Board of Education, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  The alternative high school in southwest Atlanta is currently named after Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate general and grand wizard of the Ku......

Somalia’s president signs law extending his term, 15 killed in attack

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MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Somalia’s president has signed a disputed law extending his mandate for two years, the state news agency reported, setting the Horn of Africa nation on a collision course with donors who strongly oppose the move. Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo addresses lawmakers after winning the vote at......

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