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CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Tesla bounces back as electric car stocks rally

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By Noel Randewich, Anisha Sircar (In paragraph 5, corrects dollar amount to $1 billion, not $1) Nov 16 (Reuters) – Tesla’s stock rebounded from its recent selloff on Tuesday in a rally of electric vehicle makers a day after Chief Executive Elon Musk disclosed he sold another $930 million worth......

Tesla shares slip after heavy week of losses

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Nov 15 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc’s shares slipped in premarket trading on Monday, adding to a heavy week of losses after CEO Elon Musk offloaded a combined $6.9 billion worth of shares in the electric-car maker. Shares in the company, which lost some $187 billion in market value over the......

The massive asylum changes Jeff Sessions tucked into the footnotes | CNN Politics

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Washington CNN —   When Attorney General Jeff Sessions ruled that domestic violence and gang victims are not likely to qualify for asylum in the US, he undercut potentially tens of thousands of claims each year for people seeking......

EV truck maker Rivian plans in-house battery cell manufacturing

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FILE PHOTO: The Rivian R1T all-electric truck is pictured at an event, held by the electric vehicle startup, for customers who preordered the truck, in Mill Valley, California, U.S., January 25, 2020. REUTERS/Nathan Frandino/File Photo/File Photo SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Electric truck maker Rivian Automotive, which currently sources batteries from......

Vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers are going to different sets of Caribbean islands

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Adina Eigen took her first trip to the British Virgin Islands in December 2020. Around that time, it had one of the world’s lowest Covid rates among islands that had reopened. The 42-year-old mother of four from Sands Point, New......

Arizona governor to exclude school districts with mask mandates from new education grants | CNN Politics

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here CNN —   Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey said Tuesday that the state would use federal Covid relief money to increase the funding available to public school districts only if they’re open for in-person learning and don’t require children......

Biden’s national security adviser says Taliban committed to allowing safe passage for civilians looking to escape Afghanistan | CNN Politics

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here CNN —   White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan on Tuesday said the Taliban has committed to providing a “safe passage” for civilians looking to flee Afghanistan as he defended the US’ chaotic withdrawal from the two-decade conflict.......

China steps up tech scrutiny with rules over unfair competition, critical data

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) -China moved on Tuesday to tighten control of its technology sector, publishing detailed rules aimed at tackling unfair competition and companies’ handling of critical data. Beijing has been firming its grip on internet platforms in recent months, citing the risk of abusing market power to stifle competition, misuse......

US curtailing evacuation flights of Afghans to US for now to prioritize Americans | CNN Politics

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here CNN —   The Biden administration has curtailed the number of government-sponsored evacuation flights to the United States for Afghans who worked alongside the US for the time being as it prioritizes the evacuation of American personnel from the......

Top Republican on foreign affairs committee slams Biden over ‘unmitigated disaster’ in Afghanistan | CNN Politics

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Washington CNN —   The top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee slammed the Biden administration over the rapidly deteriorating situation in Afghanistan on Sunday, calling it an “unmitigated disaster of epic proportions” that could lead to dire......

US completely pulling out of embassy in Afghanistan over the next 72 hours | CNN Politics

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here CNN —   The United States is pulling out all US personnel from its embassy in Kabul over the next 72 hours, including top officials, two sources familiar with the situation told CNN on Sunday. The withdrawal of embassy......

Former Iowa Democratic chair Troy Price hired as New Hampshire Democrats’ executive director | CNN Politics

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Gage Skidmore/Flickr Troy Price speaking with attendees at the 2019 Iowa Democratic Wing Ding at Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. CNN —   Troy Price, the former chair of the Iowa Democratic Party during the chaotic 2020 Iowa......

Education Department sends letters to Texas and Florida governors signaling support for states’ educators amid school mask mandate fight | CNN Politics

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here CNN —   The US Department of Education sent letters Friday to the Republican governors of Texas and Florida, as well as Florida school administrators, amid an escalating battle between the White House and state officials over school mask......

US saw a two-decade high in border crossings in July | CNN Politics

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Paul Ratje/AFP/Getty Images/FILE US Border Patrol agents process migrants who crossed the Mexico border into the United States in Roma, Texas, on July 9, 2021. CNN —   The Biden administration is facing a “serious challenge” at the US......

Supreme Court blocks part of New York eviction moratorium | CNN Politics

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Brittainy Newman/AP Housing advocates protest outside Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office on the eviction moratorium on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, in New York. After a federal eviction moratorium was allowed to lapse this weekend, the Centers for Disease Control and......

Intelligence assessments warn Afghan capital could be cut off and collapse in coming months | CNN Politics

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here CNN —   Kabul could be isolated by the Taliban in the next 30 to 60 days, increasing the potential that the Afghan capital could fall under the control of the militant group, according to a senior administration official......

Read: Top US general’s message to the military about Covid-19 vaccine | CNN Politics

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here CNN —   Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley on Monday issued a memo encouraging the US military force to get vaccinated against Covid-19, saying the “health and readiness of our force is critical to......

Cuomo top aide Melissa DeRosa resigns as governor faces potential impeachment | CNN Politics

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Justin Lane/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock Melissa DeRosa, left, secretary to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, listens as Cuomo speaks during his daily briefing in a conference room at the New York Stock Exchange on May 26, 2020. CNN —   New York......

Delta surge drowns out good news as US fights over masks and vaccines | CNN Politics

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here A version of this story appeared in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. CNN —   There’s a lot of good news to bring Americans into the weekend; the US......

Biden extends temporary safe haven to Hong Kong residents in US amid China crackdown | CNN Politics

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here CNN —   President Joe Biden on Thursday signed a memorandum extending temporary safe haven to certain Hong Kong residents in the US amid ongoing repression and undermining of democracy by China. The presidential memorandum, White House press secretary......

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