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Pennsylvania lawmakers to Wolf administration: ‘Hold your horses’ on diverting trust fund dollars

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Gov. Tom Wolf’s year-old proposal calling for the transfer of $204 million from a fund set aside for the horse racing industry into a college scholarship program is once again facing resistance from Pennsylvania lawmakers. Wolf in his February......

Capitol Police Told to Hold Back on Riot Response on Jan. 6, Report Finds

New York Times
That failure conspired with other lapses inside the Capitol Police force to create a dangerous situation on Jan. 6, according to his account. The agency’s Civil Disturbance Unit, which specializes in handling large groups of protesters, was not allowed to use some of its most powerful tools and techniques against......

Fed’s Harker says central bank will ‘hold steady’ for now

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: The Federal Reserve building is pictured in Washington, DC, U.S., August 22, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie/File Photo (Reuters) – The U.S. economy could grow by around 5% to 6% this year, buoyed by increased vaccinations and strong fiscal aid, but the Federal Reserve is not going to pull back......

Live: FDA and CDC hold press briefing after pausing use of J&J Covid vaccine

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here [The stream is slated to start at 10 a.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] The Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are holding a......

Japan’s Mizuho says CEO to hold news briefing at 0900 GMT over system failures

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Mizuho Financial Group’s Chief Executive Officer Tatsufumi Sakai poses for a photo after an interview with Reuters at the company’s headquarters in Tokyo, Japan August 20, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai TOKYO (Reuters) – Mizuho Financial Group Inc said on Monday Chief Executive Tatsufumi Sakai will hold a news briefing......

Julio Urias pitches deep as Dodgers hold off Rockies

Reuters
Will Smith homered, Julio Urias tossed seven-plus innings of one-run ball, and the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 4-2 on Sunday in Denver. Los Angeles only had four hits but benefited from the longest start Urias’ career. Urias (1-0) allowed one run on three hits, struck out......

Soccer-Napoli hold off Crotone fightback, Atalanta and Lazio win

Reuters
ROME (Reuters) – Napoli survived a spirited fightback from bottom side Crotone to earn a 4-3 win and go fourth in Serie A on Saturday, as the fierce battle for Champions League qualification continued. Lorenzo Insigne and Victor Osimhen struck for the hosts before Simy pulled one back, but Dries......

‘Can’t Wait to Be Able to Hold Them’: Players’ Parents in an N.C.A.A. Bubble

New York Times
Gillian R. Brassil SAN ANTONIO — Michelle Bain-Brink took books and a container of macaroons to her daughter, Cameron, a freshman forward for Stanford, the morning after the team rallied against Louisville on Tuesday to advance to the Final Four in the N.C.A.A. women’s basketball tournament. Bain-Brink fully expected to......

Iran, world powers to hold nuclear talks in Vienna on Tuesday

Reuters
PARIS (Reuters) – Representatives of Iran and world powers will meet next Tuesday in Vienna to discuss the troubled 2015 nuclear deal, Iranian and European officials said after holding virtual talks on Friday aimed at reviving the accord. FILE PHOTO: Iran and six major world powers reached a nuclear deal......

Passover and Exodus hold fresh lessons about tyranny for the woke age

NYPost
Yaakov Menken Jews around the world are celebrating Passover, which commemorates the redemption of ancient Israel from slavery in Egypt. Although that event occurred nearly 3,500 years ago, its essential lessons — about how we descend into bondage, and how we can ascend to liberation — remain as vital as......

George Floyd family, leaders hold prayer service on eve of trial

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Minneapolis  — National civil rights leaders appeared alongside several family members of George Floyd at a prayer service Sunday night, hours before opening statements were set to begin in the murder trial of the former Minneapolis police officer charged......

So long spaghetti: Podcaster invents new pasta shape made to hold sauce

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here From restaurant menus to the grocery aisle, you can find pasta in plenty of shapes—ears to elbows to bowties. But all were imperfect in the eyes and mouth of award-winning podcast host Dan Pashman. He is the creator and......

Kamala Harris, Bill Clinton to hold talk on pandemic’s impact on women

TheHill
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Mychael Schnell Vice President Harris and former President Clinton will sit for a one-on-one conversation Friday, as part of the 13th annual Clinton Global Initiative University meeting, where they will discuss the pandemic’s effect on women. The meeting, which is......

Liverpool City Council: What does the future hold?

BBC
By Lauren HirstBBC News Online image copyrightPA Mediaimage captionLabour has controlled Liverpool City Council for a decade Liverpool City Council has been under intense scrutiny from the government since five men, including the city’s mayor, were arrested in a bribery probe. Following the allegations, the government announced an investigation into......

U.S. SEC directs ConocoPhillips, Occidental to hold shareholder votes on emissions targets: FT

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission logo adorns an office door at the SEC headquarters in Washington, June 24, 2011. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst//File Photo/File Photo (Reuters) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has directed ConocoPhillips and Occidental Petroleum Corp to hold shareholder votes on far-reaching new emissions targets,......

NFL, Black College Football Hall of Fame to hold HBCU pre-draft game

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY Standout football players from historically Black colleges and universities will receive an additional opportunity to showcase their skills to NFL teams beginning next February.   The Black College Football Hall of Fame announced Thursday that it has......

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