This judge just blocked enforcement of the near-total abortion ban in Texas

This judge just blocked enforcement of the near-total abortion ban in Texas

This post was originally published on this site  Pamphlets are shown in a Planned Parenthood of Utah clinic in Salt Lake City. A U.S. judge has temporarily blocked the near-total abortion ban in Texas. | Rick Bowmer, Associated Press The ban comes after President Joe Biden’s administration challenged the new...

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Cutting climate programs may be harder than other things as Biden trims his bill

Cutting climate programs may be harder than other things as Biden trims his bill

This post was originally published on this site President Biden is urging Democrats to embrace incremental progress as the party negotiates down a broad spending bill. He may not have that option when it comes to its major climate policies. (Image credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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Ex-Facebook employee Frances Haugen testifies before Senate panel

Ex-Facebook employee Frances Haugen testifies before Senate panel

This post was originally published on this siteDemocrats and Republicans vow to work together to strengthen online child-privacy laws after Haugen testified about Instagram and Facebook dangers for young users. Facebook rejects her portrayal.

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Troubled Student Loan Forgiveness Program Gets an Overhaul

Troubled Student Loan Forgiveness Program Gets an Overhaul

This post was originally published on this siteThe sweeping changes will help more than a half-million public service workers who had thought they were paying down their debt for years.

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Garland says authorities will target school board threats

Garland says authorities will target school board threats

This post was originally published on this siteA national school boards group asked the administration to help investigate and stop the increasing threats over policies including mask mandates.

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National Institutes of Health director Francis Collins to step down

National Institutes of Health director Francis Collins to step down

This post was originally published on this siteThe director of the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Francis S. Collins, says he is stepping down by the end of the year.

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Whistleblower to Congress: Facebook products harm children and weaken democracy

Whistleblower to Congress: Facebook products harm children and weaken democracy

This post was originally published on this site A former Facebook employee will compare the social network to big tobacco at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, saying the company has hidden what it knows about the harms of its products. (Image credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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California rushes to contain oil spill as wildlife, beaches hit

California rushes to contain oil spill as wildlife, beaches hit

This post was originally published on this site California authorities and emergency responders were racing Monday to contain the damage from a major offshore oil spill that the city of Huntington Beach described as an “environmental catastrophe.” Popular beaches along a 15-mile (24-kilometer) stretch of coastline south of Los Angeles...

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Facebook chooses ‘profit over safety,’ says whistleblower

Facebook chooses ‘profit over safety,’ says whistleblower

This post was originally published on this site The whistleblower who shared a trove of Facebook documents alleging the social media giant knew its products were fueling hate and harming children’s mental health revealed her identity Sunday in a televised interview, and accused the company of choosing “profit over safety.”...

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