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Organizer of Saturday rally in DC downplays concerns of violence as officials ramp up security

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The comments from Matt Braynard come as law enforcement officials in DC are bracing for potential clashes and unrest during the rally, according to an internal US Capitol Police memo reviewed by CNN. The event, called the “Justice for......

NYC public school students return to classroom amid growing concerns over COVID

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here NYC public school students return to classroom amid growing concerns over COVID – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Some parents are pushing back against New York City schools’ plans to return to in-person learning Monday, since children under 12......

A global network of activists calls for November U.N. climate talks to be postponed over pandemic concerns.

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A global network of activists called on Tuesday for international climate talks scheduled for November in Scotland to be postponed, arguing that delegates from the most vulnerable nations would not be able to attend because of the pandemic. The Climate Action Network said in a statement that travel restrictions, surging......

Oil falls after deep Saudi price cuts spur demand concerns

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General view of Aramco tanks and oil pipe at Saudi Aramco’s Ras Tanura oil refinery and oil terminal in Saudi Arabia May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah/File Photo Saudi cuts Oct prices for Asia by at least $1/bbl U.S. Gulf Coast oil industry struggles with Ida recovery U.S. oil rig count......

Apple delays the rollout of child-safety features over privacy concerns.

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Apple said on Friday that it would delay its rollout of child safety measures, which would have allowed it to scan users’ iPhones to detect images of child sexual abuse, after criticism from privacy groups. The company announced in early August that iPhones would begin using complex technology to spot......

Chinese regulators raise concerns with ride-hailing firms

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BEIJING, Sept 2 (Reuters) – Chinese regulators summoned 11 ride-hailing firms including Didi Global Inc (DIDI.N), Geely’s (GEELY.UL) Caocao and Meituan’s (3690.HK) ride-hailing unit to a meeting, the transport ministry said on Thursday, to discuss points of concern in the sector. At the meeting held on Wednesday, authorities highlighted the......

Under-the-radar concerns for the Lakers, Nets and five other NBA title contenders

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The Brooklyn Nets enter September as the betting favorites to take home the 2021-22 NBA title — and for good reason. The superstar trio of Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving form the most-feared big three in the league. But that group played just 14 games together during the......

“A very small number” of Afghans prompted security concerns during evacuation

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Among the over 100,000 Afghans who hastily left Afghanistan during the U.S. military’s mass evacuation of the country in August, federal authorities encountered “a very small number of individuals who’ve been flagged for concern” at transfer point locations such......

Japan suspends 1.6 million Moderna vaccine doses over contamination concerns

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Moderna vaccines are prepared for application at a United States military vaccination centre at Camp Foster on April 28, 2021 in Ginowan, Japan. Carl Court | Getty Images Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare suspended the use of more......

Chinese baijiu liquor stocks tumble amid regulatory concerns

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Signage for China Kweichow Moutai Distillery Co. baijiu liquor lines a road at the company’s facility in the Maotai section of the Renhuai District in Zunyi, Guizhou Province, China, on Thursday, April 7, 2011. Nelson Ching | Bloomberg | Getty......

Bento names Spurs’ Son in Korean squad despite injury concerns

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Aug 23 (Reuters) – Son Heung-min has been named in South Korea’s squad for the opening two matches of the next phase of Asia’s World Cup preliminaries despite injury concerns following Tottenham Hotspur’s 1-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers. The 29-year-old was replaced by Harry Kane in the 72nd minute at......

Forecasted high winds fan concerns over growing Caldor Fire

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A wildfire blazing through California’s El Dorado County grew to more than 82,000 acres burned as of Saturday morning, forcing the continued closure of a highway between Lake Tahoe and Sacramento. Authorities in the area are concerned that the......

Professors at women’s HBCU refuse to teach in person due to COVID-19 concerns

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Olafimihan Oshin Professors at the Historically Black Women’s College (HBCU) Spelman College are refusing to teach classes in person during the upcoming semester due to COVID-19 concerns, The 19th News reported. In a message to students on Thursday, the Spelman College’s faculty......

Oil drops towards $66, lowest since May on demand concerns

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Rising COVID-19 cases fuel fears over slower demand Stronger dollar as Fed on track to taper this year weighs U.S. gasoline stocks rise vs. analysts’ expectations for drop Brent falls to $66.10, lowest since May 21 LONDON, Aug 19 (Reuters) – Oil dropped towards $66 a barrel on Thursday to......

Garth Brooks Scraps Upcoming Stadium Shows Over COVID-19 Concerns

Garth Brooks is pressing pause on the remaining stops on his stadium tour … and he says it’s because of the resurgence in COVID-19 cases across the country. The country music star announced Wednesday he’s scrapping 5 upcoming stadium shows at football stadiums in Baltimore, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Nashville and Foxborough,......

Council Public Comment Procedures May Include Provisions Grassroots Group Called for, But Concerns Persist

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click to enlarge Sam Allard / Scene Ward 15 Councilwoman Jenny Spencer speaks in favor of adding a public comment period at Cleveland City Council meetings, (4/12/21). Cleveland City Council will formally vote Wednesday on two minor amendments to its rules that should allow public comment at its Monday meetings.......

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