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Dozens of advocacy groups press Biden to halt federal executions

TheHill
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here John Bowden More than 80 advocacy groups on Tuesday called for the Biden administration to halt federal executions, ending a process that was restarted by the Trump administration in 2019. The Associated Press reported that a letter signed by 82......

Amazon loses effort to halt Alabama union drive, voting begins next week

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Peter Endig | AFP | Getty Images Amazon lost out on its push to postpone a closely watched union vote at its Bessemer, Ala.-based warehouse. Last month, Amazon appealed the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) decision to let roughly 6,000......

No. 8 Iowa looks to halt slide vs. Michigan State

Sports Illustrated
Iowa has the most dominant offensive player in the nation. His coach believes he deserves more chances to score. Fran McCaffery expressed frustration over the lack of favorable whistles for big man Luka Garza after the eighth-ranked Hawkeyes lost their second straight game. Iowa will try to stop the mini......

Biden expected to halt new oil and gas leases on federal lands and take other climate-related action

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The moratorium on new leases would fulfill a campaign promise by Biden. When issued, the halt on new leases will apply to federal land and water areas, but will not affect existing leases. It will expand an existing 60-day......

Michigan under 14-day halt after positive tests

ESPN
Following positive tests for a new coronavirus strain within Michigan athletics, the state department of health and human services has closed all facilities and paused all University of Michigan teams and activities for up to 14 days, according to a release from the school. Per the release, the state is......

Nord Stream 2: MEPs call for halt to Russian gas pipeline

BBC
The US Treasury’s action against the ship Fortuna came in the final days of the Trump administration, but President Joe Biden is expected to pursue the same policy, according to his nominee for secretary of state, Antony Blinken. In 2016, Mr Biden said the pipeline was a “bad deal” for......

FCC rejects request by U.S. agencies to halt Ligado network approval

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Signage is seen at the headquarters of the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, D.C., U.S., August 29, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Communications Commission late Tuesday voted 3-2 to reject a bid by U.S. government agencies to freeze its decision to allow Ligado Networks to......

West Virginia teachers union seeks to halt school reopening plan

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here A West Virginia teachers’ union is planning to take legal action to halt Gov. Jim Justice’s plan to reopen all elementary and middle schools for in-person schooling five days a week. According to the West Virginia American Federation of......

Nikolai Antoshkin, Who Helped Halt Chernobyl Disaster, Dies at 78

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here After the firefighting and containment operations, the helicopters were so radioactive, they were abandoned at the site. Some were later buried. The bottoms of the fuselages, which had been exposed to the open reactor core, were a particular......

U.S. Rush to Declare Houthis Terrorists Threatens to Halt Aid to Yemen

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here WASHINGTON — The Trump administration’s rush to declare Houthi rebels in Yemen a terrorist organization leaves humanitarian aid workers and commercial importers vulnerable to criminal penalties, officials said Monday, risking future shipments of food, medical supplies and other......

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