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Boeing says employees must show proof of Covid vaccination by Dec. 8 under Biden’s federal contractor rules

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A Boeing worker in a face mask exits the Boeing Renton Factory, where the Boeing 737 MAX airliners are built in Renton, Washington on April 20, 2020. Jason Redmond | AFP | Getty Images Boeing said Tuesday that its roughly......

Reward increased to $2.5M for information in slaying of Seattle federal prosecutor

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Jordan Williams The Department of Justice this week increased its reward for information leading to an arrest in the 2001 slaying of a federal prosecutor in Seattle. The department announced Monday that it was upping the reward from $1......

Federal appeals court temporarily allows Texas abortion law to continue

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A Texas law that bars abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy can continue for the time being, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals said late Friday. The ruling comes two days after a federal judge temporarily prohibited the state......

Federal appeals court temporarily allows Texas abortion law to continue

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A Texas law that bars abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy can continue for the time being, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals said late Friday. The ruling comes two days after a federal judge temporarily prohibited the state......

Federal judge grants preliminary injunction, blocking Iowa ban on school mask mandates

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Caroline Vakil A federal judge granted a preliminary Friday to continue to block Iowa’s ban against school mask mandates until a court has officially ruled on the law signed by Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) in May, NBC News reported.......

‘We will comply:’ Spirit Airlines CEO prepares staff for federal Covid vaccine mandate

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A Spirit Airlines aircraft takes off at Orlando International Airport. Paul Hennessy | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images Spirit Airlines‘ CEO Ted Christie on Friday told staff to get inoculated against Covid-19 ahead of forthcoming federal vaccine mandates......

Federal agencies spell out their plans to help Americans cope with climate change

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here More than 20 federal agencies released reports Thursday detailing the biggest implications of the changing climate for all Americans and the agencies themselves. The reports, stemming from a January executive order by President Biden, show how climate change will affect nearly every......

Federal agencies spell out their plans to help Americans cope with climate change

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here More than 20 federal agencies released reports Thursday detailing the biggest implications of the changing climate for all Americans and the agencies themselves. The reports, stemming from a January executive order by President Biden, show how climate change will affect nearly every......

Abortions resume in some Texas clinics after federal judge’s ruling

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Austin, Texas — Abortions quickly resumed in some Texas clinics on Thursday after a federal judge halted the most restrictive abortion law in the U.S., but other physicians remained hesitant, afraid the court order would not stand for long......

Federal judge temporarily bars Texas from enforcing law that bans most abortions

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A federal judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked Texas from enforcing the controversial abortion ban that bars the procedure as early as six weeks into pregnancy.   Judge Robert L. Pitman has granted the Department of Justice’s motion for a temporary restraining......

Federal Judge Pauses Strict Texas Law Banning Most Abortions

New York Times
WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Wednesday granted the Justice Department’s request to halt enforcement of the recently passed Texas law that bans nearly all abortions in the state while the legal battle over the statute makes its way through the federal courts. In his 113-page ruling, Robert L. Pitman,......

NFL players union requests information on federal raid on team trainer

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Olafimihan Oshin The NFL Players Association (NFLPA) has requested information from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) after it raided the home and office of the Washington Football Team’s head athletic trainer, ESPN reported.  In a statement on Wednesday, the......

Trudeau sets deadlines for employees of Canada’s federal government to be vaccinated.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Canada will make vaccination mandatory as of next Tuesday for air and rail passengers, and as of Oct. 29 for federal government workers, including members of the military and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau......

Canada imposes COVID-19 vaccine mandate on federal workers, transportation

Reuters
OTTAWA, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Canada will place unvaccinated federal employees on unpaid leave and require COVID-19 shots for air, train and ship passengers, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday, as he unveiled one of the world’s strictest vaccine mandate policies. Federal employees will be required to declare their......

Treasury warns Arizona it can not use federal funds to undermine school mask requirements

Reuters
WASHINGTON, Oct 5 (Reuters) – (This Oct. 5 story corrects name of governor to Ducey from Duce throughout story) Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo told Arizona’s governor on Tuesday that his state could not use federal funds to pay for programs aimed at undermining face mask requirements in schools, and......

Federal authorities searched Washington’s training facility

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Ben Pickman Federal authorities executed a search warrant at the Washington Football Team’s training facility and at a nearby home on Friday in connection to an investigation into head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion, according to NBC Sports Washington’s J.P. Finlay,......

Somali militia, former government ally, captures two towns from federal forces

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MOGADISHU, Oct 1 (Reuters) – A militia previously allied to the Somali government in its fight against militant group al Shabaab has captured two towns in central Somalia from federal forces, saying it was taking control where the government had failed to end the insurgency. On Thursday, Somali federal forces......

JetBlue, Alaska Airlines tell employees they must get Covid vaccinations under federal rules

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A Boeing 737-990 (ER) operated by Alaska Airlines takes off from JFK Airport on August 24, 2019 in Queens, New York. Bruce Bennett | Getty Images Alaska Airlines and JetBlue Airways told their employees that the carriers’ work as government......

Key inflation gauge watched by the Federal Reserve hits another 30-year high

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Inflation ran at a fresh 30-year high in August as supply chain disruptions and extraordinarily high demand fueled ongoing price pressures, the Commerce Department reported Friday. The core personal consumption expenditures price index, which excludes food and energy costs and......

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