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Nuclear Should Be Considered Part of Clean Energy Standard, White House Says

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: More details have emerged about the climate and energy priorities of President Joe Biden's infrastructure plan, and they include support for nuclear power and carbon capture with sequestration (CCS). In a press conference yesterday with reporters, White House climate adviser Gina McCarthy said the administration would seek to implement a clean energy standard that would encourage utilities to use greener power sources. She added that both nu...
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7 Governors, Including Newsom, Call On Biden To Lift $10k Cap On Tax Deductions

SACRAMENTO (AP/CBS13) – California Gov. Gavin Newsom and six other Democratic governors on Friday called on President Joe Biden to lift the $10,000 cap on state and local tax deductions that was a part of former President Donald Trump’s massive 2017 tax law, arguing the “assault” disproportionately targeted Democratic-run states and ultimately increased taxes on families. The letter comes a little more than a week after U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen agreed to work with Congress on a way t...
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Rep. Matt Gaetz reportedly bragged about the 'access' to younger women he got from a former government official who was indicted for sex trafficking

Rep. Matt Gaetz. Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz reportedly bragged about how he got "access" to women from a Florida tax collector who's since been indicted for sex trafficking. The former tax collector, Joel Greenberg, introduced Gaetz to the women, The Washington Post reported. The DOJ is now investigating whether Gaetz had sex with a minor and broke sex trafficking laws. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Washington Post reported on Fr...
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Rep. Matt Gaetz also showed photos of nude women to Florida political allies, WaPo reports

CHEYENNE, WY - JANUARY 28: Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) holds a phone to the microphone as Donald Trump Jr. speaks remotely to a crowd during a rally against Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) on January 28, 2021 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Gaetz and Trump Jr. added their voices to a growing effort to vote Cheney out of office after she voted in favor of impeaching Donald Trump. Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images The Washington Post reported that Rep. Matt Gaetz showed photos of nude women to people in Florida ...
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The Capitol Police officer who died after Capitol attack was honored with a police procession

This image provided by the U.S. Capitol Police shows U.S. Capitol Police officer William “Billy” Evans, an 18-year veteran who was a member of the department's first responders unit. U.S. Capitol Police via AP Video shows officers a police procession honoring the officer who died at the Capitol attack on Friday. USCP officer William Evans died of his injuries after a car rammed into an outside barrier at the Capitol. Flags at the Capitol, White House, and other federal buildings were f...
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Covid live: Brazil records 70,238 new cases; Netherlands halts AstraZeneca jab for under 60s - as it happened

Country has registered more than 12.9 million cases; 10,000 appointments scrapped, reports Dutch news agency citing Netherlands health ministry Turkey records 42,308 new Covid cases in last 24 hoursCovid: seven deaths reported in Oxford/AstraZeneca UK recipientsPakistan, Bangladesh, Kenya and Philippines on England travel ‘red list’Curfews and quarantines: Europe’s Easter of Covid restrictions‘We’re in a really good place’: is Israel nearing the Covid endgame?US coronavirus – latest updates 12....
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Audit Finds California’s Contact Tracing Failed To Meet Goals

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — Despite promises from Gov. Gavin Newsom to build an “army” of contact tracers to contain the coronavirus pandemic, a new audit says California mustered less than half of the number promised. But even if the staffing goals were met, it would not have been enough. The intended number of contact tracers was based on an assumption that California would average 5,000 new coronavirus infections a day. But the nation’s most populated state averaged 25,000 per day from la...
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Biden orders White House flags lowered to half-staff

President Joe Biden has been receiving ongoing briefings from his homeland security adviser following an attack on the US Capitol that killed Capitol Police Officer William Evans and injured another, the White House announced Friday.
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Biden orders WH flags lowered to half-staff

President Joe Biden has been receiving ongoing briefings from his homeland security adviser following an attack on the US Capitol that killed Capitol Police Officer William Evans and injured another, the White House announced Friday.
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Biden orders White House flags lowered to half-staff after Capitol Police officer killed

President Joe Biden has been receiving ongoing briefings from his homeland security adviser following an attack on the US Capitol that killed Capitol Police Officer William Evans and injured another, the White House announced Friday.
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The push to reduce plastic waste gains traction in Sacramento and D.C.

If the mountain of proposed legislation is any indication, lawmakers are increasingly primed to crack down on the plastic waste that is littering roadsides, washing onto beaches and into oceans, being digested by fish, and ending up in our own bellies. In Sacramento, at least a dozen bills go after plastic pollution from a variety of angles, including reducing the amount of single-use plastics and refilling returnable beverage bottles. And in Washington, D.,C., a sweeping federal proposal co-aut...
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Pelosi ordered flags to be flown at half-staff after a Capitol Police officer died following car-ramming incident

The U.S. Capitol is seen past the Washington Monument as a flock of Geese fly over the National Mall on President's Day, February 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. Samuel Corum/Getty Images House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff at the US Capitol on Friday. A US Capitol Police officer died after an incident where a man rammed two officers with a car at a security barrier. See more stories on Insider's business page. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has ordered f...
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Kristi Noem's statement on pipes not being infrastructure sums up her party's confused reaction to Biden's plan

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem. AP Photo/John Raoux South Dakota's Republican Gov. Kristi Noem told Fox News pipes and housing don't count as infrastructure. Her comments sum up the GOP's messaging that infrastructure only means roads and bridges. Biden's plan argues for a broad rethink of what constitutes infrastructure, and the GOP doesn't want that. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden the first part of his $4 trillion infrastructure ...
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The Latest: Flags at Half-Staff After Capitol Officer Killed

President Joe Biden has ordered that U.S. flags at the White House be lowered to half-staff until April 6 in honor of a U.S. Capitol Police officer who was killed Friday after a man rammed a car into a security checkpoint.
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Biden says he is 'heartbroken' and orders flags at the White House to be flown at half-staff in response to Capitol Police officer death

Joe Biden. AP President Biden said he was "heartbroken" after a Capitol attack left one Capitol Police officer dead. A car rammed into a barricade at the Capitol, injuring two officers - one of whom is hospitalized. Biden ordered the flags at the White House to be flown at half-staff to honor the fallen officer. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden ordered flags at the White House to be flown at half-staff after a Capitol Police officer died after a car ramm...
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Push to reduce plastic waste gains traction in Sacramento and D.C.

If the mountain of proposed legislation is any indication, lawmakers are increasingly primed to crack down on the plastic waste that is littering roadsides, washing onto beaches and into oceans, being digested by fish, and ending up in our own bellies. In Sacramento, at least a dozen bills go after plastic pollution from a variety of angles, including reducing the amount of single-use plastics and refilling returnable beverage bottles. And in Washington, D.,C., a sweeping federal proposal co-aut...
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5 Free Online Courses on Marx’s Capital from Prof. David Harvey

Geographer and Marxist scholar David Harvey did not set out to become a Marxist. He didn’t even know what a Marxist was. He simply started to read Marx one day, at the age of 35, because all of the other social science methods he had applied in his study of the housing market and social unrest in US cities “didn’t seem to be working well,” he says in a Jacobin interview. “So, I started to read Marx, and I found it more and more relevant…. After I cited Marx a few times favorably, people pretty ...
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Fox News is silent on bombshell reports of Matt Gaetz's alleged sexual misconduct and possible sex trafficking of a minor

Rep. Matt Gaetz appears on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" to address a DOJ investigation into him. Fox News Fox News is ignoring reports that GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz is under FBI investigation for sex trafficking. Since Wednesday evening, media watchdogs report, the network hasn't mentioned Gaetz's name a single time. Gaetz is a frequent Fox guest and top Trump defender. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fox News is ignoring perhaps the most shocking story in US politics thi...
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Rep. Matt Gaetz says he will not resign from office amid a growing sex-trafficking scandal

Rep. Matt Gaetz is reportedly being looked at in a sex-trafficking investigation. Samuel Corum/Getty Images Rep. Matt Gaetz said Friday that he will not resign amid a sex-trafficking investigation into him. He told The Hill rumors of him planning to resign are "false" and it's "very safe" to say he won't step down. Gaetz's spokesperson resigned earlier Friday. See more stories on Insider's business page. Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz said Friday that he does not plan to resign...
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Republicans say Biden's not focused on infrastructure, but their voters like some of his proposals

President Joe Biden boarding an Amtrak train during the presidential campaign, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Pittsburgh. Andrew Harnik/AP Photo Republicans have been bristling at how President Joe Biden is defining infrastructure. Their critique: His package isn't focusing on things that are actually infrastructure. A Morning Consult/Politico poll found over half of GOP voters support funding low-income housing. See more stories on Insider's business page. A new debate is brewing o...
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See video footage of the scene where a car crashed into a barricade outside the Capitol

U.S. Capitol Police officers stand near a car that crashed into a barrier on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, April 2, 2021 Scott J. Applewhite/AP Two Capitol police officers were injured when a car crashed into a barrier outside the complex. Capitol Police one of the officers died from his injuries and a suspect died after being shot by law enforcement. See video footage of the scene. See more stories on Insider's business page. Two Capitol Police officers were injured, one fatal...
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis bans state agencies from issuing 'vaccine passports' and says businesses can't require them

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Joe Raedle/Getty Images Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order banning "vaccine passports." The ban applies to state agencies and local businesses. The order comes after DeSantis vowed to oppose efforts for vaccine documentation on Monday. See more stories on Insider's business page. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order on Friday banning state agencies from issuing "vaccine passports."Local businesses also can't require the vac...
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Police officer killed and suspect shot dead after vehicle attack at US Capitol

U.S. Capitol Police officers stand near a car that crashed into a barrier on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, April 2, 2021 Scott J. Applewhite/AP The United States Capitol went on lockdown on Friday afternoon after a car rammed a barricade. Capitol Police confirmed the car rammed into two officers in front of the barricade. One officer died and the other has been hospitalized. The suspect was shot and killed. See more stories on Insider's business page. The person who rammed a car ...
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The National Guard deployed an immediate reaction force after someone rammed police officers with a car at the Capitol

National Guard presence around the Capitol after a suspect rammed a police checkpoint on April 2, 2021. John Haltiwanger/Business Insider The National Guard sent an immediate reaction force out to bolster security at the Capitol Friday. A suspect on Friday rammed a police checkpoint, killing one police officer. The Guard presence in DC has been higher than normal since the riot at the Capitol earlier this year. See more stories on Insider's business page. The National Guard deployed an...
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MLB pulls 2021 All-Star Game from Georgia in the wake of the new voting law

MLB decided on Friday to pull its All-Star Game from Truist Park in Atlanta. Adam Hagy/MLB Photos/Getty Images Major League Baseball announced on Friday that it would no longer host its All-Star Game in Atlanta. The move came in the wake of a restrictive voting law enacted in Georgia last week. President Joe Biden had said he would support MLB moving the game over the law. See more stories on Insider's business page. Major League Baseball announced on Friday that it would no longer hos...
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MLB pulls 2021 All-Star game from Georgia in the wake of new voting law

MLB decided to pull its All-Star Game, which was scheduled to be played in Truist Park in Atlanta. Adam Hagy/MLB Photos/Getty Images Major League Baseball announced Friday that it would no longer host its 2021 All-Star game in Georgia. The move comes in the wake of Georgia's new restrictive voting law. President Joe Biden had said he would support MLB moving the game over the law. See more stories on Insider's business page. Major League Baseball announced Friday that it would no l...
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom On MLB Pulling All-Star Game Out Of Georgia: ‘Give Us A Call’

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom was quick to comment on Major League Baseball’s Friday announcement that it will be relocating its All-Star Game and draft out of Georgia following the state’s controversial new election laws. Newsom shaded the law and urged the MLB to bring the game to California. “Hey MLB — feel free to give us a call,” Newsom tweeted. “In California we actually work to expand voter access – not prevent it.” Hey @MLB — feel free to give us a call. In Californ...
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‘First step:’ US, Iran to begin indirect nuclear-limit talks

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and RAF CASERT The United States and Iran said Friday they will begin indirect negotiations with intermediaries next week to try to get both countries back into compliance with an accord limiting Iran’s nuclear program, nearly three years after President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the deal. The announcement marks one of the first bits of tangible progress in efforts to return both nations to terms of the 2015 accord, which bound Iran to restrictions in return for rel...
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Gaetz: Prosecutors examining possible payments for sex

By Michael Balsamo | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors are examining whether Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz and a political ally who is facing sex trafficking allegations may have paid underage girls or offered them gifts in exchange for sex, two people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Friday. The scrutiny of Gaetz stemmed from the Justice Department’s probe into the political ally, Joel Greenberg, the people said. Greenberg, a former Florida tax collector, was indi...
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29 thoughtful cookbook gifts for any occasion

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Gilbert Espinoza/Insider To me, there's no better gift to give or receive than a great cookbook. A cookbook with beautiful photos, thoughtful narratives, and foolproof recipes can feed the imagination, transport your giftee to another city or country, and inspire them to get creative in the kitchen. There are cookbooks out there to suit every type of cook, whether novice or expert, and feed a...
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