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West Virginia’s reliance on coal is getting more expensive, and Joe Manchin’s constituents are footing the bill
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West Virginia’s reliance on coal is getting more expensive, and Joe Manchin’s constituents are footing the bill

During the winter months in West Virginia, Felisha Chase pays more for her electricity than she does for her home. “It does feel wrong when your electric bill is more than your mortgage,” Chase told CNN. “Around here the old adage is ‘coal keeps the lights on.’ Anyone struggling to keep their electric on knows…MORE

FIFA ‘deeply concerned’ at social media footage of DR Congo Under-20 women’s national team

FIFA ‘deeply concerned’ at social media footage of DR Congo Under-20 women’s national team

Football’s world governing body FIFA says it’s “deeply concerned” at images that have recently emerged on social media of the Congolese Under-20 women’s national team. Global soccer players’ union FIFPRO posted video footage appearing to show team training in the street before an Under-20 World Cup qualifier. FIFPRO says the video, which it posted to…MORE

Key Biden immigration nominee to testify amid busiest US-Mexico border in two decades
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Key Biden immigration nominee to testify amid busiest US-Mexico border in two decades

President Joe Biden’s pick to lead US Customs and Border Protection will testify before a Senate panel Tuesday and make his case for why he should lead the border agency amid one of the busiest years in two decades on the southern border. Tucson, Arizona, police chief Chris Magnus’ nomination had been delayed by Senate…MORE

January 6 committee slated to formally advance Steve Bannon criminal contempt report Tuesday
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January 6 committee slated to formally advance Steve Bannon criminal contempt report Tuesday

The House committee investigating the January 6 US Capitol attack is expected to formally kick off the process to hold Steve Bannon, one of former President Donald Trump’s closest allies, in contempt of Congress on Tuesday night when the panel is scheduled to meet and advance a referral to the Justice Department. The measure is…MORE

University of North Carolina can continue to consider race as a factor in admissions process, judge rules
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University of North Carolina can continue to consider race as a factor in admissions process, judge rules

A federal judge ruled Monday that the University of North Carolina did not discriminate against applicants who were White and Asian American during the university’s undergraduate admissions process, according to court documents. The ruling comes following a lawsuit filed in 2014 by the group Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA), which argued UNC used race in…MORE

Seniors are particularly vulnerable to Covid-19. So far, 1 in 7 have gotten a booster shot of vaccine
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Seniors are particularly vulnerable to Covid-19. So far, 1 in 7 have gotten a booster shot of vaccine

As the US tries to bring Covid-19 under control before a potential winter spike, health experts are encouraging vulnerable people to get a booster vaccine dose. So far, about 15% of seniors have done so. Overall, about 10.7 million people have received a booster shot — and more than half were people over 65, according…MORE

Foreign policy and muscle cars: Joe Biden and Colin Powell’s decades-long friendship
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Foreign policy and muscle cars: Joe Biden and Colin Powell’s decades-long friendship

Joe Biden was waiting on a desolate, darkened Afghan tarmac in 2002 when bad news arrived from Washington: He and his entourage were being blocked by the Pentagon from taking a spare seat on a departing military cargo plane. Standing in the cold, the hulking planes rumbling in the background, Biden knew who to call.…MORE

Washington State head football coach ousted after refusing Covid-19 vaccine
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Washington State head football coach ousted after refusing Covid-19 vaccine

Washington State University’s head football coach, Nick Rolovich, and four assistant coaches are losing their jobs because of not complying with the state’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate, the university’s athletics department said Monday. “Due to the requirements set forth in Washington Governor Jay Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, Nick Rolovich is no longer able to fulfill the duties…MORE

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