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Congress blasts Michigan governor, EPA chief for Flint crisis

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Congress blasts Michigan governor, EPA chief for Flint crisis – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is back in Flint to meet with officials about the water crisis Friday. He testified Thursday before a House panel.......

Senate votes to confirm Mallory to lead White House environmental council

Reuters
WASHINGTON, April 14 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate voted 53-45 to confirm Brenda Mallory as head of the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), a key role that is central to federal environmental reviews of major infrastructure projects and coordinating the administration’s environmental justice and climate change policies. Mallory......

Gary Gensler confirmed by Senate to lead the SEC, Wall Street’s top regulator

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Gary Gensler, chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), speaks during a Senate Banking Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Gary Gensler will lead the Securities and......

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......

Caris LeVert scores 34 to lead Pacers past Grizzlies

Reuters
Caris LeVert scored 34 points, Malcolm Brogdon added 29, and the visiting Indiana Pacers never trailed in their 132-125 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday. LeVert shot 14-of-20 from the floor en route to his high-point total since joining the Pacers on March 13, and his 34 points were......

Matsuyama’s Masters Lead Presents Two Paths to History

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Stephanie Apstein The final pairing at the Masters will tee off at 2:40 p.m. on Sunday, which gives Hideki Matsuyama about 19 hours to think about his four-stroke lead. Maybe he can spend some of that time watching Justin Thomas......

Rose extends Masters lead with birdie to start third round

Reuters
AUGUSTA, Ga. (Reuters) – Overnight Masters leader Justin Rose began his third round with a birdie under overcast skies on Saturday to build a two-shot lead at Augusta National where forecasted high winds and thunderstorms could disrupt play later in the day. Rose, bidding to become the first wire-to-wire winner......

Reds blow 5-0 lead, beat Diamondbacks in 10 innings

Reuters
EditorsNote: adds “in Phoenix” in lede Tyler Naquin hit a home run and Tucker Barnhardt drove in a pair of runs, including the go-ahead score in the 10th inning, as the Cincinnati Reds regrouped for a 6-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday in Phoenix to extend their winning......

Rose Holds Slim Masters Lead as Johnson Misses the Cut

New York Times
Alan Blinder AUGUSTA, Ga. — To most every player at the Masters Tournament, the 530-yard, water-guarded hole called Firethorn is a back-nine destination for earning back a stroke. To Bernd Wiesberger, that hole, No. 15 at Augusta National Golf Club, can teeter toward the nightmarish. In November, it dealt him......

How last week’s win might just lead Jordan Spieth to another this week at the Masters

ESPN
AUGUSTA, Ga. — The process is far from complete, with plenty of work to be done. The prolonged slump might be a thing of the past, but getting his game to the level of those bygone days is still the goal for Jordan Spieth. He’s on another leaderboard, this time......

Lost students in Arizona schools lead to teacher layoffs, partisan accusations

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here News of teacher layoffs at one of Arizona’s largest public school districts has the state’s elected officials pointing fingers over how to solve the issue. Gilbert Public Schools announced last month it would not welcome back 152 certified professionals......

Georgia’s GOP lieutenant governor says Giuliani’s false fraud claims helped lead to restrictive voting law

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “This is really the fallout from the 10 weeks of misinformation that flew in from former President Donald Trump,” Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan said on CNN’s “New Day.” “I went back over the weekend to really look at......

Biden tax plan may lead to more Roth retirement accounts

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Win McNamee | Getty Images News | Getty Images Biden tax plan Generally, Roth accounts make sense if taxpayers think their income-tax rate will be higher when they withdraw money in retirement. In that case, it would yield a financial......

Gayle Smith, who helped lead the U.S. response to Ebola, will run Biden’s vaccine diplomacy.

New York Times
An ardent advocate of protecting some of the world’s poorest countries from Covid-19 has been selected to lead the Biden administration’s vaccine diplomacy in an effort to corral wealthier nations into distributing immunizations more evenly around the globe. Gayle Smith, a former U.S. Agency for International Development administrator and chief......

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