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Amazon’s new boss faces pressure from all sides as Bezos leaves for space

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. Getty Images Ann Hiatt remembers Jeff Bezos didn’t like to sit down for long. As the Amazon CEO’s executive assistant from 2002 to 2005, Hiatt was charged with keeping track of Bezos’ whereabouts. At......

Spain, Switzerland and the Two Sides of Penalty Kick Emotion

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Jonathan Wilson You’ll forgive Spain and Switzerland for running out of their precision, dynamism and thrills after using up so much in the round of 16 at Euro 2020. In their quarterfinal Friday, Spain progressed and will face Belgium or......

Supreme Court sides with GOP and upholds Arizona voting rules Democrats called discriminatory

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Reverend Debra Haffner, Pamela Wilson and Dawn Wagner Houston carry signs as activists rally in support of the “For the People Act” voting rights legislation in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, June 23, 2021. Evelyn Hockstein......

Supreme Court Sides With Alaskan Natives in Dispute Over Coronavirus Aid

New York Times
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled on Friday that Alaska Native corporations, for-profit businesses that serve tribal villages in Alaska, are entitled to part of the billions of dollars of coronavirus relief allocated by Congress in March 2020 to “tribal governments.” Alaska Native corporations were established in 1971 to manage......

Democrats Push Voting Bill, SCOTUS Sides with Students, Delta Variant Could Dominate : Up First

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NPR Senate Democrats plan to hold a procedural vote on sweeping election reform legislation. The Supreme Court ruled the NCAA cannot limit “enhanced education-related benefits” for student-athletes. A new analysis warns the Delta variant could hit unvaccinated areas of the country. NPR – Click for more...

Supreme Court sides with Nestle and Cargill in case alleging child slavery

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The Supreme Court sided with food giants Nestle and Cargill on Thursday and threw out a lawsuit that claimed they knowingly bought cocoa beans from farms in Africa that used child slave labor. The justices ruled 8-1 that an......

Supreme Court sides with Catholic adoption agency that refuses to work with LGBT couples

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here LGBTQ activists and supporters hold a rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court as it hears arguments in a major LGBT rights case on whether a federal anti-discrimination law that prohibits workplace discrimination on the basis of sex covers gay and......

‘Crunched on both sides’: Older millennials balance student loans, retirement saving and kids’ college funds

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here As millennials begin to turn 40 in 2021, CNBC Make It has launched Middle-Aged Millennials, a series exploring how the oldest members of this generation have grown into adulthood amid the backdrop of the Great Recession and the Covid-19 pandemic,......

Ad war erupts in West Virginia as both sides try to pressure moderate Democrat Manchin

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Multiple partisan groups are pouring millions of dollars into West Virginia in a bid to pressure moderate Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin over key pieces of his own party’s agenda. The TV ad blitz from both sides of the aisle launched......

Cyprus checkpoints linking Greek and Turkish sides to reopen Friday – UN

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A Turkish Cypriot man wearing a face mask crosses Ayios Dhometios checkpoint on a bicycle, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Nicosia, Cyprus June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou Checkpoints linking the Greek and Turkish Cypriot sides of Cyprus are to reopen on Friday, the United Nations......

McCarthy won’t support January 6 commission and sides with Republicans downplaying the insurrection

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here But McCarthy and other top Republicans did not endorse the agreement Katko had reached, which would give McCarthy much of what he’d sought from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, including an even number of Democrats and Republicans and sign-off from......

Supreme Court sides with man who said police illegally seized firearms from his home without a warrant

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here A lower court had allowed the search, holding that the decision to take the firearms without a warrant fell within the Fourth Amendment’s “community caretaking exception.” But Justice Clarence Thomas, writing for a unanimous Supreme Court, held that the......

U.S. companies face boycott threats, mounting pressure to take sides in America’s battle over voting rights

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Protesters gather outside of the Georgia State Capitol to protest HB 531, which would place tougher restrictions on voting in Georgia, in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. March 4, 2021. Dustin Chambers | Reuters U.S. corporations face growing pressure and threats of......

Supreme Court sides with Facebook in robocall case centered on grammar dispute

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Supreme Court turned to its grammar books to deliver a victory for Facebook on Thursday in an under-the-radar case about whether the internet giant had run afoul of a three-decade-old federal law curbing abusive telemarketing practices. In a unanimous......

Supreme Court once again sides with houses of worship in dispute over Covid restrictions

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The court blocked so-called gathering restrictions in Santa Clara County that critics said treated churches differently than secular businesses in violation of the First Amendment. The issue has bitterly divided the court and the three liberal justices — Elena......

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