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Halyna Hutchins: In her own words
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Halyna Hutchins: In her own words

Halyna Hutchins died doing what she loved on the set of the film “Rust.” And that love is being returned as colleagues and friends remember the journalist turned cinematographer who died after the film’s star and executive producer Alec Baldwin discharged a prop gun on set in New Mexico last week. Hutchins was 42. The…MORE

Miami private school reverses course on a 30-day quarantine for vaccinated students
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Miami private school reverses course on a 30-day quarantine for vaccinated students

A Miami private school that came under scrutiny for its Covid-19 protocols has reversed course, saying students will not have to quarantine at home 30 days after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. Centner Academy changed its policy after receiving a letter from the Florida Department of Education last Thursday saying the school’s quarantine rule was being…MORE

Biden pitching spending plans in New Jersey ahead of key week for Hill negotiations
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Biden pitching spending plans in New Jersey ahead of key week for Hill negotiations

President Joe Biden is visiting New Jersey on Monday, promoting his economic agenda amid a major week of negotiations with Democrats to pass portions of his sweeping, multi-trillion dollar agenda. The visit offers Biden a chance to pitch both his plans — a bipartisan infrastructure package and a social safety net package — ahead of…MORE

Democratic Rep. Anthony Brown announces run for Maryland attorney general
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Democratic Rep. Anthony Brown announces run for Maryland attorney general

Democratic Rep. Anthony Brown announced Monday that he will run for Maryland attorney general in 2022 instead of seeking another term in the House of Representatives. The news makes Brown the latest House Democrat to announce that they are either retiring or running for another office. Democrats will be fighting a tough battle to retain…MORE

House Oversight report shows inadequate discipline for border agents connected to offensive Facebook groups
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House Oversight report shows inadequate discipline for border agents connected to offensive Facebook groups

US Customs and Border Protection determined that 60 CBP agents “engaged in misconduct and were subject to discipline” in a review of controversial Facebook posts, a new congressional report says, but many only received light final penalties from the agency and remain in their posts. The agency conducted 135 investigations into personnel affiliated with a…MORE

$24 billion in goods is floating outside California’s biggest ports
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$24 billion in goods is floating outside California’s biggest ports

Extreme port congestion has become a major nuisance that just won’t go away this year. Unfortunately, it could be one of the biggest problems of 2022, too. Backlogs and elevated shipping costs are likely to persist “at least” through the middle of next year, Goldman Sachs warned clients in a note Monday. “No immediate solution…MORE

Vaping marijuana by teens doubles in last seven years, with potentially harmful consequences, study says
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Vaping marijuana by teens doubles in last seven years, with potentially harmful consequences, study says

Marijuana vaping by school-aged youth doubled between 2013 and 2020, a new study found, with reported use within the last 30 days rising seven-fold during the same time period. The study, published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics, analyzed 17 studies conducted throughout Canada and the United States that involved nearly 200,000 adolescents. The study found that…MORE

Oil surpasses $85 for the first time in seven years
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Oil surpasses $85 for the first time in seven years

The oil rally hit another milestone Monday, with crude topping $85 a barrel for the first time in seven years. US oil jumped another 1.2% to trade as high as $85.07 a barrel. It’s the first intraday trade above $85 since October 2014. The rebound has intensified in recent weeks as a global energy crunch…MORE

Hertz is buying 100,000 Teslas
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Hertz is buying 100,000 Teslas

Hertz is betting big on electric vehicles. It’s buying 100,000 Teslas, the largest-ever order by a single buyer. The purchase also represents the biggest move into EVs by a rental car company, by far. “Electric vehicles are now mainstream, and we’ve only just begun to see rising global demand and interest,” said Mark Fields, the…MORE

DeSantis says plan to offer $5,000 bonuses to out-of-state police relocating to Florida is not related to vaccine mandates
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DeSantis says plan to offer $5,000 bonuses to out-of-state police relocating to Florida is not related to vaccine mandates

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Monday his plan to offer $5,000 bonuses to law enforcement officers who relocate to Florida for jobs has nothing to do with Covid-19 vaccine mandates roiling big-city police departments. “It will be available to anyone who comes. If people are saying it’s a vaccine issue, it’s not. It has nothing…MORE