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Maya Wiley Lands Major Endorsement From Rep. Hakeem Jeffries

New York Times
Ms. Wiley, one of the more left-leaning candidates in the race, said she had heard from Mr. Jeffries on Friday night, adding that he, along with Ms. Clarke and Ms. Velázquez, were “leaders whose constituents trust them, respect them, and they move votes.” “To have Hakeem Jeffries standing up with......

Next week will be a major test in Biden’s quest for a bipartisan infrastructure deal

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. President Joe Biden gestures toward Senator Shelley Capito (R-WV) during an infrastructure meeting with Republican Senators at the White House in Washington, May 13, 2021. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters WASHINGTON — The bipartisan infrastructure deal that President Joe Biden......

Bayley’s Great Heel Work Makes Her a Major Asset for WWE

Sports Illustrated
Bayley has spent the past year and a half doing everything imaginable to make viewers dislike her. By cutting her hair and showing a different edge and grit to her work in the ring, Bayley completely transformed her character. She mocked the crowd, delivered beatdowns to beloved babyfaces and put......

Stock futures are little changed after major averages snap 3-day losing streak

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. stock index futures were little changed in overnight trading on Thursday, after all three major averages snapped three-day losing streaks to end the day higher. Futures contracts tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average were flat. S&P 500 futures......

U.S. Marine Major Christopher Warnagiris arrested for participating in Capitol riot

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. Marine Maj. Christopher Warnagiris (R), interacts with a French Navy officer during the embarkation of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard the French amphibious assault ship LHD Tonnerre (L9014). Photo: Sgt. Jessica Lucio | DVIDS An active-duty U.S. Marine......

Deanne Criswell and the 121 major disasters she’s managing as FEMA administrator

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Deanne Criswell, the first woman to head the agency charged with coordinating the federal government’s response to disasters, waded into a flood of emergencies as soon as she was confirmed, including coordinating the delivery and administration of millions of......

Live Updates: Israeli and Palestinian Violence Escalates to Major Crisis

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Here’s what you need to know: An Israeli airstrike in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip early Wednesday.Credit…Youssef Massoud/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images A new round of Israeli-Palestinian fighting, set off by tensions over the holy city......

‘A huge moment’: U.S. gives go-ahead for its first major offshore wind farm

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The U.S. offshore wind sector took a major step forward Tuesday after authorities gave the green light for the construction and operation of the 800 megawatt (MW) Vineyard Wind 1 project. In a statement, the U.S. Department of the Interior......

U.S. approves major offshore wind farm, launching industry to fight climate change

Reuters
The Biden administration on Tuesday said it has approved the nation’s first major offshore wind farm, billing it as the launch of a new domestic energy industry that will help eliminate emissions from the power sector. The announcement fits neatly with U.S. President Joe Biden’s broader agenda to combat global......

Major Updates from the #DisneyMustPay Task Force: More Author Groups Join the Task Force

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   WritersMustBePaid.org LOS ANGELES – May 11, 2021 – — #DisneyMustPay Joint Task Force is pleased to share news and updates as it works towards its goal that all WritersMustBePaid.org. Alan Dean Foster, James Kahn, and Donald F. Glut, the novelization authors of the original Star Wars trilogy, have resolved......

Democrats’ election overhaul is expected to clear a major Senate hurdle, but the road ahead is unclear.

New York Times
A key Senate committee is expected to vote as soon as Tuesday to advance Democrats’ sweeping elections overhaul, stamping its approval on a landmark voting rights expansion as Washington tries to blunt ballot restrictions by Republican-controlled statehouses. The debate and anticipated vote in the Senate Rules Committee are a significant......

Final OK Expected for Nation’s First Major Offshore Wind Farm

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The Biden administration on Tuesday will announce its final approval of the nation’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm, a major step toward President Biden’s goal of expanding renewable energy production across the United States, according to two people familiar with the matter. The Vineyard Wind project calls for up to......

Queen to carry out first major royal duty since Philip’s death

BBC
Fewer politicians and peers will attend, with only 74 people in the chamber, including the Queen, Prince Charles, Camilla, Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer, representatives from the House of Lords and House of Commons and those involved in the ceremonial procession.......

Ransomware attack on major U.S. pipeline is work of criminal gang called DarkSide, FBI says

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The cyberextortion attempt that’s forced the shutdown of a vital U.S. pipeline was carried out by a criminal gang known as DarkSide that cultivates a Robin Hood image of stealing from corporations and giving a cut to charity, the FBI......

Cyberattack forces major US fuel pipeline to shut down

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The operator, Colonial Pipeline, which transports more than 100 million gallons of gasoline and other fuel daily from Houston to the New York Harbor, according to its website, said it learned of the cyberattack on Friday, causing them to......

Some say Florida could become a major tech and finance hub within a decade. That may be an overstatement.

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Florida has recently attracted some of Wall Street and Silicon Valley’s biggest names like Keith Rabois, Elliot Management and Goldman Sachs. “For years, even though people would talk about moving, it really wasn’t cool among the wealthy to move to......

First Black female mayor elected to lead major British city

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Sarah Polus “Liverpool has always been a city of firsts – one that does things differently and that charters its own path,” she said after her win was announced. “Today we made history.” She added, “Today is the beginning......

The global chip shortage is starting to have major real-world consequences

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Epyc 2nd generation chip, manufactured by Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) is arranged for a photograph during a launch event in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images The......

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