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Factbox: U.S. president-elect Biden pledged to change immigration. Here’s how

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(Reuters) – U.S. President-elect Joe Biden has promised a quick and dramatic reversal of the restrictive immigration policies put in place by his predecessor President Donald Trump. While Biden pledged to undo many of Trump’s policies starting the first day he takes office on Jan. 20, the layers of reforms......

Survey Finds Majority of Voters Support Initiatives to Fight Climate Change

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A majority of registered voters of both parties in the United States support initiatives to fight climate change, including many that are outlined in the climate plans announced by President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr, according to a new survey. The survey, which was conducted after the presidential election, suggests that......

The Social Security retirement age could change. What that could mean for benefits

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here zimmytws | iStock | Getty Images Many retirees count down the days until they are eligible for Social Security benefits. But that age could change as lawmakers look to improve the program’s financial outlook. Social Security’s trust funds are running......

Biden’s focus on climate change could turn up the pressure on China’s mega infrastructure program

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Workers take down a Belt and Road Forum panel outside the venue of the forum in Beijing on April 27, 2019. Greg Baker | AFP | Getty Images SINGAPORE — U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s pledge to prioritize fighting climate change......

Tigers stalk as storms, poverty force Indians deep into mangrove forests

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SATJELIA, India (Reuters) – On a warm November afternoon, Parul Haldar balanced precariously on the bow of a small wooden dinghy, pulling in a long net flecked with fish from the swirling brown river. Men on a boat row past mangrove trees encircling the island of Satjelia in the Sundarbans,......

Twitter’s Jack Dorsey admits internet companies have too much power and praises bitcoin as a model to change that

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey testifies remotely during the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing ‘Does Section 230’s Sweeping Immunity Enable Big Tech Bad Behavior’, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, October 28, 2020. Greg Nash | Pool |......

U.S. to change Covid vaccine allocation to favor states that quickly administer shots

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The federal government is changing the way it allocates coronavirus vaccine doses, now basing it on how quickly states can administer shots and size of their elderly population, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Tuesday. States will be......

Stressed out? Blame bad technology

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – There is no question that we are all more dependent on technology than ever. So what happens when that tech does not work? FILE PHOTO: Silhouette of mobile device user is seen next to a screen projection of binary code are seen in this picture illustration......

Climate change is responsible for billions of dollars in flood costs, study says

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Over the past 40 years, damage from major weather and climate disasters has cost the United States nearly $2 trillion dollars. A closer look at the data reveals that recently the cost of such incidents has been escalating quickly,......

Climate change has cost the U.S. billions of dollars in flood damage, study finds

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Firefighters ride a boat beneath an underpass while conducting search and rescue after heavy rain resulted in flash floods in Washington, DC, U.S. September 10, 2020, in this still image taken from video provided on social media. @DCFIREEMS | via Reuters Intensifying rainfall fueled by climate change has caused nearly......

Source: Eagles change course, fire HC Pederson

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PHILADELPHIA — The Eagles have fired coach Doug Pederson, a source tells ESPN’s Dan Graziano, ending a partnership that delivered the first and only Super Bowl title in the city’s history. Pederson was expected to remain as coach despite a 4-11-1 finish, but multiple meetings with owner Jeffrey Lurie over......

Rolling with the changes: Bridgestone America’s CEO on leadership now

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – As first years on the job go, Paolo Ferrari, president, CEO and COO of Bridgestone Americas, Inc., has certainly had an eventful one. FILE PHOTO: A logo of Bridgestone is seen at the company’s tyre plant in Bethune, that Japan’s Bridgestone plans to shut, France, September......

Kawhi on latest collapse: Clips ‘have to change’

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After the LA Clippers blew a 22-point lead in just over five minutes to suffer another second-half collapse, Kawhi Leonard said the Clippers “just have to change.” The Clippers led 85-63 with 3:15 remaining in the third quarter, only to drop a stinging 115-105 loss to the Golden State Warriors......

U.S. Disaster Costs Doubled in 2020, Reflecting Costs of Climate Change

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WASHINGTON — Hurricanes, wildfires and other disasters across the United States caused $95 billion in damage last year, according to new data, almost double the amount in 2019 and the third-highest losses since 2010. The new figures, reported Thursday morning by Munich Re, a company that provides insurance to other......

Pence Said to Have Told Trump He Lacks Power to Change Election Result

New York Times
Vice President Mike Pence told President Trump on Tuesday that he did not believe he had the power to block congressional certification of Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory in the presidential election despite Mr. Trump’s baseless insistence that he did, people briefed on the conversation said. Mr. Pence’s message, delivered......

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