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A Mine Disaster in Russia Highlights Safety Shortfalls in Rush to Dig Coal

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here MOSCOW — In the days before his death in a mine explosion in Russia’s coal-rich Kuzbass region, Boris Piyalkin lamented that the safety standards in his workplace were inadequate. “He sat and cried, and was just scared,” said......

Baby Safety Tips for Visiting Family this Holiday Season – Holiday

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(NewsUSA) – With winter holidays approaching, families are planning long-delayed visits. Adding to the excitement, many grandparents and relatives may be welcoming babies and toddlers into their homes for the first time! Keeping young children away from potentially unsafe areas in new settings can be a challenge. Simple tips and......

Videos Said to Be of Peng Shuai Don’t Resolve Questions About Her Safety

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Matthew Futterman and Christopher Clarey Nearly two weeks after people across the world began asking “Where is Peng Shuai?,” two questionable videos surfaced Saturday on social media of a person who appears to be the Chinese tennis star at a restaurant. The videos were shared on Twitter by the editor......

The House passed Biden’s massive social safety net and climate bill. Here’s what happens next

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here After months of starts and stops, the House passed President Joe Biden’s $1.7 trillion social safety net and climate bill on Friday. The process will not get any easier for Democrats as the bill heads to the Senate. Senate Majority......

Peng Shuai: White House calls for proof of missing tennis player’s safety

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Jerry Lai/USA TODAY Sports Editor’s note: This story contains descriptions of sexual assault. If you or someone you know is a survivor of sexual assault, contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 or at https://www.rainn.org.  The White House has joined the call for the Chinese government to provide “independent,......

House Narrowly Passes Biden’s Social Safety Net and Climate Bill

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WASHINGTON — The House on Friday narrowly passed the centerpiece of President Biden’s domestic agenda, approving $2 trillion in spending over the next decade to battle climate change, expand health care and reweave the nation’s social safety net, over the unanimous opposition of Republicans. The bill’s passage, 220 to 213,......

House Democrats expected to pass Biden’s social safety net expansion on Friday

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here His delay was not expected to affect the eventual outcome of the vote, as Democrats projected confidence that they had enough support to send the measure to the Senate, where significant hurdles remain. Moderate Senate Democrats are expected to......

Democrats gear up to pass social safety net bill Thursday night but major obstacles await in the Senate

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The sweeping $1.9 trillion economic legislation stands as a pillar of Biden’s domestic agenda. It would deliver on key Democratic priorities by dramatically expanding social services for Americans, working to mitigate and address the climate crisis, increasing access to......

Kardashian helps Afghan women’s team to safety

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Kim Kardashian West helped fly members of the Afghan women’s team to safety. James Devaney/GC Images Members of Afghanistan’s women’s youth development soccer team arrived in Britain early Thursday after being flown from Pakistan with the help of a New York rabbi, Premier League side Leeds United and Kim Kardashian West.......

Infrastructure bill mandates action on seatback safety in wake of child deaths: “I don’t want her to die in vain”

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A six-year CBS News Investigation prompted an auto-safety reform that was included in the infrastructure bill President Biden signed Monday.   CBS News exposed a federal safety standard created in 1967 that leaves vehicle front seats susceptible to collapsing......

ISS astronauts scramble to safety after Russian weapons test

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here ISS astronauts scramble to safety after Russian weapons test – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Seven astronauts on board the International Space Station, including two Russians, have taken shelter after a Russian weapons test blew up the country’s own......

Ohio attorney general files lawsuit claiming Facebook misled investors about safety measures

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, October 23, 2019. Erin Scott | Reuters Meta, formerly known as Facebook, faces new charges from investors for allegedly violating federal securities laws by......

Afghan College Students Find a New Life, and Safety, in Iraq

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here SULAIMANIYA, Iraq — As the Taliban closed in on the Afghan capital, Kabul, in August, what had been a privileged education at the American University of Afghanistan suddenly became a dangerous liability. Students and staff frantically searched for......

GOP lawmaker threatened after infrastructure vote

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here GOP lawmaker threatened after infrastructure vote – CBS News Watch CBSN Live A threatening phone call made to Republican Congressman Fred Upton is raising new concerns about the safety of members of Congress. Nikole Killion has the latest. Be......

FBI assisting criminal probe into Astroworld crowd surge

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here FBI assisting criminal probe into Astroworld crowd surge – CBS News Watch CBSN Live The FBI is assisting in the criminal investigation into the tragedy at Astroworld, which left eight people dead and more injured. Houston’s police chief said......

Vigils held for victims of Astroworld concert stampede

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Vigils held for victims of Astroworld concert stampede – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Vigils were held outside the Houston concert venue where eight people were killed in a stampede during a performance by Travis Scott on Friday night.......

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