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Populations of the endangered North Atlantic right whale are the lowest they’ve been in nearly 20 years

Populations of the endangered North Atlantic right whale are the lowest they’ve been in nearly 20 years

One of the rarest marine mammals in the world, the North Atlantic right whale, has declined 8% in population over the past year, which researchers call deeply concerning for the species’ survival. The North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium announced Monday the whale’s population dropped to 336 in 2020. This is the lowest the population has…MORE

Negotiators near agreement on key Biden priorities expanding child care and universal pre-K

Negotiators near agreement on key Biden priorities expanding child care and universal pre-K

Democrats are within striking distance of securing agreement on two critical components of President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda, according to a source familiar with the negotiations, as they work through final language on the universal preschool and child care components of the package. For Biden, the looming agreement ensures that a central plank of his…MORE

Immunocompromised may need a fourth Covid-19 shot, CDC says

Immunocompromised may need a fourth Covid-19 shot, CDC says

People with certain health conditions that make them moderately or severely immunocompromised may get a fourth mRNA Covid-19 shot, according to updated guidelines from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC authorized a third dose for certain immunocompromised people 18 and older in August. It said a third dose, rather than a…MORE

An Illinois officer was fatally shot as he approached a suspected stolen vehicle, authorities say
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An Illinois officer was fatally shot as he approached a suspected stolen vehicle, authorities say

A 36-year-old Pontoon Beach, Illinois, police officer was shot and killed Tuesday morning after attempting to approach a suspected stolen vehicle, the Illinois State Police said in a news release. As officer Tyler Timmins approached the vehicle early Tuesday, a male suspect began firing at him, wounding the officer, the release said. Timmins was taken…MORE

Senate confirms Cindy McCain as Biden’s ambassador to UN food agency
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Senate confirms Cindy McCain as Biden’s ambassador to UN food agency

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Cindy McCain as the US ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture, securing a longtime Republican ally of President Joe Biden for a spot in his administration. McCain — the widow of GOP Sen. John McCain of Arizona, whose relationship with Biden has spanned decades — was…MORE

Former Liberty University spokesman sues for wrongful termination after allegedly speaking out against school’s handling of Title IX lawsuit
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Former Liberty University spokesman sues for wrongful termination after allegedly speaking out against school’s handling of Title IX lawsuit

A former Liberty University spokesman is suing the university for firing him after he allegedly spoke out on how the school was handling sexual misconduct allegations, according to a suit filed Monday. Walter Scott Lamb most recently served as the senior vice president of communications and public engagement for the school. He is alleging the…MORE

Former Zuckerberg adviser: Facebook’s problem is its business model
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Former Zuckerberg adviser: Facebook’s problem is its business model

Calls for increased regulation of Facebook continue to grow louder after leaked internal documents became public and whistleblower Frances Haugen’s testimony showed that the social media platform has repeatedly failed to rein hate speech and misinformation. On Friday, a consortium of 17 US news organizations began publishing stories — collectively called “The Facebook Papers” —…MORE

Texas woman killed after a stolen big rig crashes into a mobile home

Texas woman killed after a stolen big rig crashes into a mobile home

A suspect in a reportedly stolen 18-wheeler is accused of jumping out of the moving truck moments before it crashed into a mobile home in Texas, killing a woman and injuring a man. According to the Houston Police Department, a trucking company reported one of their trucks missing and was able to track the truck’s…MORE

How the fatal ‘Rust’ shooting unfolded, moment by moment
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How the fatal ‘Rust’ shooting unfolded, moment by moment

The cast and crew of “Rust” had just returned from lunch when it happened. One minute, producer-star Alec Baldwin and a handful of others were rehearsing a scene in a wooden church on a dusty Old West movie set meant to look like 1880s Kansas. The next minute, two people were bleeding from gunshot wounds…MORE

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