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Hank Aaron Replaces Confederate General at HS Renaming

Sports Illustrated
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......

Mayor asks for Minnesota attorney general to take up Daunte Wright shooting case

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Mayor Mike Elliott speaks during a press conference about the death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright on April 12, 2021 in Brooklyn Center, Minn. | Stephen Maturen/Getty Images The mayor of Brooklyn Center, Minn., announced on Tuesday that he had asked......

Biden nominates former New Jersey attorney general to lead D.E.A.

New York Times
President Biden on Monday nominated Anne Milgram, a former New Jersey attorney general, to direct the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Justice Department’s lead agency for investigating drug trafficking and manufacturing. The D.E.A. has not had a politically appointed leader since the Obama administration. Ms. Milgram served as attorney general under......

DARPA awards nuclear spacecraft contracts to Lockheed Martin, Bezos’ Blue Origin and General Atomics

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here An artist’s rendering of a DRACO spacecraft. DARPA The Pentagon’s research and development arm on Monday awarded a trio of companies with contracts to build and demonstrate a nuclear-based propulsion system on a spacecraft in orbit by 2025. General Atomics,......

Former Attorney General and legal activist Ramsey Clark dies at 93

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Clark died Friday at his home in New York, his granddaughter Taylor Clark said. Clark served as attorney general in President Lyndon B. Johnson’s administration in the late 1960s and is recognized for supervising the drafting of the 1968......

Ramsey Clark, Attorney General and Rebel With a Cause, Dies at 93

New York Times
Ramsey Clark, who championed civil rights and liberties as attorney general in the Johnson administration, then devoted much of the rest of his life to defending unpopular causes and infamous people, including Saddam Hussein and others accused of war crimes, died on Friday at his home in Manhattan He was......

General Mills strives to scale back contract manufacturing

FoodBusinessNews
MINNEAPOLIS — General Mills, Inc. plans to cut back on contract manufacturing once pandemic-fueled demand for its food and beverage products levels off, said Kofi Bruce, chief financial officer. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Bruce said the Minneapolis-based maker of Cheerios and Betty Crocker enlisted approximately......

U.S. Attorney General launches review on hate crimes prosecutions, data collection

Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Amid reports of a rising number of hate crimes against Asian Americans, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland on Tuesday announced he is launching a 30-day “expedited review” into how the Justice Department can bolster its efforts to prosecute hate crimes and improve data collection of such incidents.......

Oberg’s mind on general health, family

MLB
Thomas Harding MLB – For more and to sign up click here Scott Oberg again recovering from blood clots n”,”providerName”:”Twitter”,”providerUrl”:”https://twitter.com”,”type”:”rich”,”width”:550,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({“locale”:”en-us”,”slug”:”scott-oberg-again-recovering-from-blood-clots”,”type”:”story”}).parts.4″:{“data”:{“type”:”id”,”generated”:true,”id”:”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({“locale”:”en-us”,”slug”:”scott-oberg-again-recovering-from-blood-clots”,”type”:”story”}).parts.4.data”,”typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”type”:”oembed”,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbed”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({“locale”:”en-us”,”slug”:”scott-oberg-again-recovering-from-blood-clots”,”type”:”story”}).parts.5″:{“content”:”The present brings another health challenge. Oberg underwent emergency surgery last week at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., again for blood clots, these in his right elbow.nnIt’s the fourth time......

Supreme Court to decide whether Kentucky’s GOP attorney general can defend restrictive abortion law

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A man walks past barbed wire and security fencing as it surrounds the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, January 26, 2021. Al Drago | Reuters The Supreme Court said Monday that it will hear a plea from the Republican attorney......

President nominates Loretta Lynch as pick for Attorney General

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here President nominates Loretta Lynch as pick for Attorney General – CBS News Watch CBSN Live President Obama has announced his pick for Attorney General: Loretta Lynch, who currently serves as the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New......

Attorney general testifies Indiana will sue to protect the votes of Americans if bill passes

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita testified before a U.S. Senate committee this week, telling senators that Senate 1, the mammoth election bill, would increase voter fraud and rob states of their right and duty under the U.S. Constitution to......

General Mills CEO says company takes food safety very seriously after shrimp tail claims go viral

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here General Mills CEO Jeff Harmening said that the company takes food safety very seriously after a customer’s claim he found shrimp tails in his Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal went viral. “It is amazing the amount of news coverage that this......

The Senate confirms Dr. Vivek Murthy to be the surgeon general — again.

New York Times
Dr. Vivek Murthy, who helped found several health-related advocacy groups and later tackled the opioid epidemic and e-cigarettes as surgeon general during the Obama administration, was confirmed by the Senate on Tuesday to reprise that role for President Biden. The vote, 57 to 43, was a much smoother ride for......

Vivek Murthy confirmed as surgeon general

TheHill
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Jordain Carney The Senate voted Tuesday to confirm Vivek Murthy to be President Biden’s surgeon general, handing the administration one of its top public health officials amid the coronavirus pandemic.Senators voted 57-43 to conf… Source link To Return to......

Turkey’s cenbank governor to meet some banks’ general managers on Wednesday

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Turkey’s new Central Bank Governor Sahap Kavcioglu sits at his office in Ankara, Turkey March 21, 2021. Turkish Central Bank/Handout via REUTERS ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey’s new central bank governor, whose shock appointment at the weekend triggered financial market turmoil, will hold talks with some banks’ general managers......

GM expands ignition switch recall to newer models

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here GM expands ignition switch recall to newer models – CBS News Watch CBSN Live General Motors’ announcement amounts to a recall on every single car manufactured under six different models, bringing the number of recalled vehicles to 2.6 million.......

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