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Klobuchar: Legislation needed to combat voter suppression

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Klobuchar and other Senate Democrats unveiled legislation Tuesday called the Freedom to Vote Act. The legislation, designed to replace more expansive voting rights bills that have stalled, includes measures meant to increase early voting and make it easier to register......

A key part of Biden’s plan to combat Covid is at risk as FDA meets to debate booster shots

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A key part of President Joe Biden‘s plan to combat Covid is in jeopardy as a Food and Drug Administration vaccine advisory committee meets Friday to debate and vote on Pfizer and BioNTech‘s application to offer booster shots to the......

Biden to make push to combat climate crisis while surveying wildfire damage on West Coast

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “During the trip, President Biden will see firsthand the significant physical, human, and economic costs of the wildfires,” the official said. “As one in three Americans are impacted by the increasing frequency of ferocity of extreme weather events, he......

Biden administration unveils $65 billion plan to combat next pandemics after Covid

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the August Jobs Report at the White House in Washington, September 3, 2021. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters The Biden administration laid out Friday a $65 billion plan U.S. officials say will help the......

Idaho governor activates National Guard to combat surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Celine Castronuovo Idaho Gov. Brad Little (R) on Tuesday said he would be deploying additional National Guard personnel to assist state hospitals overwhelmed by recent surges in COVID-19 cases among unvaccinated communities.  The move comes just two months after......

Climate change is radicalizing young people — here’s what that means and how to combat despair

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Sarah Ray, a professor of environmental studies at Humboldt State University in Arcata, California, and author of “A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety: How to Keep Your Cool on a Warming Planet.” Photo courtesy Sarah Ray Young people are not......

Hochul promises to correct Cuomo’s mistakes, combat COVID: ‘I want you to know you are heard’

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Steve Bittenbender, The Center Square contributor New York Gov. Kathy Hochul’s first address in her new position Tuesday afternoon was a short one. However, it was long in content, with significant policy initiatives like a statewide mask mandate for......

Over 20 AAPI groups urge Biden to ‘redouble’ efforts to combat anti-Asian hate

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Cameron Jenkins Over 20 Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations on Thursday signed a letter urging President BidenJoe BidenTexas House Dems end standoff, paving way for election overhaul Taliban calls on Afghan Muslim leaders to urge unity amid......

Facebook pledges to restore more water than it uses by 2030 as part of effort to combat climate change

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Mark Zuckerberg, Chairman of Facebook, speaks on the second day of the 56th Munich Security Conference. The fight against propaganda campaigns and other attempts at manipulation costs Facebook billions every year. Tobias Hase | picture alliance | Getty Images Facebook......

Louisiana reinstates mask mandate to combat delta variant

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards Josh Brasted | Getty Images In response to climbing coronavirus case totals and hospitalizations, Louisiana became the second state in the nation to revive its mask mandate on Monday. The order, which will remain in......

States reimpose COVID-19 mandates to combat Delta variant

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here States reimpose COVID-19 mandates to combat Delta variant – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Several states are reimposing mask mandates and businesses are requiring vaccinations for employees as COVID cases rise among the unvaccinated. Omar Villafranca has the latest.......

Biden announces end of combat missions in Iraq

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Biden announces end of combat missions in Iraq – CBS News Watch CBSN Live President Biden announced the U.S. military’s combat mission in Iraq will be finished by the end of the year. About 2,500 U.S. troops are still......

Biden, Kadhimi seal agreement to end U.S. combat mission in Iraq

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WASHINGTON, July 26 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi on Monday sealed an agreement formally ending the U.S. combat mission in Iraq by the end of 2021, more than 18 years after U.S. troops were sent to the country. Coupled with Biden’s withdrawal of......

France Adopts Laws to Combat Terrorism, but Critics Call Them Overreaching

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here PARIS — French lawmakers have adopted two bills the government says will strengthen its ability to fight terrorism and Islamist extremism following a series of attacks that have hardened feelings of insecurity ahead of next year’s presidential election.......

Biden administration invites UN experts on racism to visit U.S. in bid to combat racial injustice

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks about the release of the 2021 Congressional Report Pursuant to the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act at the Department of State in Washington, July 12, 2021. Manuel Balce Ceneta | Pool......

Shipping industry seeks to combat dark oil transfers at sea

Reuters
An oil tanker is seen in the sea east of Caracas in this 2003 file photo. REUTERS/Jorge Silva//File Photo Rise in volume of oil transfers by countries hit by sanctions Top oil shipping companies concerned over fake documentation LONDON/MEXICO CITY, July 13 (Reuters) – Top oil shipping companies say they......

Thompson Donates Cameo Proceeds to Combat Child Hunger

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTgyMjI2Njg3NzUxMTAzODE2/casey-thompson-texas-longhorns.jpg Michael Shapiro Daniel Dunn/USA TODAY Sports NCAA athletes are now able to earn profits off the field thanks to name, image and likeness legislation, and Texas quarterback Casey Thompson seems to be putting the new NIL rules to good use.  Thompson joined the video service Cameo on Monday night,......

White House to deploy response teams across the U.S. to combat delta Covid variant

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Anna Mendez, LPN, administers a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Vern Henderson at a clinic set up by Healthcare Network on May 20, 2021 in Immokalee, Florida. Joe Raedle | Getty Images The White House is deploying Covid-19 response teams across......

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