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A year on this exoplanet only lasts about 8 hours

A year on this exoplanet only lasts about 8 hours

If you think there aren’t enough hours in the day on Earth, this newly discovered planet will make your head spin. On an exoplanet called GJ 367 b that’s orbiting a star 31 light-years away from our sun, a year only lasts for about eight hours. The discovery could shed light on these mysterious, rapidly…MORE

EPA urges states to target billions in new water infrastructure funding to historically underserved communities

EPA urges states to target billions in new water infrastructure funding to historically underserved communities

The Environmental Protection Agency unveiled billions of dollars in new federal water infrastructure funding on Thursday, urging states to utilize the federal dollars from the recent bipartisan infrastructure law to address environmental impacts faced by historically underserved communities. The bipartisan infrastructure law provided more than $50 billion to the EPA for improvements in water infrastructure,…MORE

Florida’s DeSantis wants to hand out taxpayer dollars to businesses that defy vaccine mandates

Florida’s DeSantis wants to hand out taxpayer dollars to businesses that defy vaccine mandates

As Florida Republicans, led by Gov. Ron DeSantis, escalate their fight against President Joe Biden’s coronavirus vaccine mandate, they are testing a new method to support resisters: giving taxpayer money to the unvaccinated. Florida is one of a handful of states that now ensures people who refuse the shot remain eligible for unemployment benefits if…MORE

Dollar General is targeting new customers with a new store model and name
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Dollar General is targeting new customers with a new store model and name

Dollar General has become a retail empire by building small stores in rural towns across America to attract mainly low-income shoppers. Now, the company will expand its push to win wealthier customers in the suburbs using a new store model and name: Popshelf. Dollar General said Thursday it will open 1,000 Popshelf stores over the…MORE

Surgeon fined $3,000 for amputating patient’s wrong leg

Surgeon fined $3,000 for amputating patient’s wrong leg

An Austrian court has fined a surgeon 2,700 euros ($3,050) for mistakenly amputating the wrong leg of a patient. The 43-year-old surgeon was fined at the Linz Regional Court on Wednesday, with half of the amount suspended, “for committing grossly negligent bodily harm,” Walter Eichinger, the court’s vice president, told CNN. On May 18 the…MORE

Christian Eriksen training at Danish club Odense Boldklub as he continues recovery from cardiac arrest
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Christian Eriksen training at Danish club Odense Boldklub as he continues recovery from cardiac arrest

Christian Eriksen is training at the Danish club where he played as a youth footballer as the Denmark midfielder continues his recovery from a cardiac arrest he suffered at Euro 2020. Eriksen collapsed during his country’s opening game of the tournament against Finland on June 12 in Copenhagen, and received life-saving treatment on the pitch.…MORE

New details shed light on ways Mark Meadows pushed federal agencies to pursue dubious election claims
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New details shed light on ways Mark Meadows pushed federal agencies to pursue dubious election claims

Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows’ new cooperation with the January 6 House select committee could give investigators a valuable window into how former President Donald Trump and his allies tried to enlist government officials to pursue baseless election conspiracy theories — an effort new CNN reporting reveals Meadows was central to in…MORE

A ferocious marine reptile with gnarly teeth for crushing prey was discovered in Colombia
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A ferocious marine reptile with gnarly teeth for crushing prey was discovered in Colombia

Scientists revealed a newly discovered marine ichthyosaur species with gnarly teeth that was found in Colombia. The partial skull of an ichthyosaur, an extinct marine reptile, that looked like a swordfish was unearthed in Loma Pedro Luis, Villa de Leyva, in Boyacá, Colombia in the 1970s, according to a study published in the Journal of…MORE

GOP attacks Biden over pandemic response while fighting key tools to curb the virus
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GOP attacks Biden over pandemic response while fighting key tools to curb the virus

Republicans are cranking up their crusade against federal vaccine mandates, making their resistance to the Biden administration’s pandemic response efforts a prominent rallying cry in the GOP — even as they simultaneously criticize the President for failing to get the virus under control. From the outset, the GOP has been fighting vaccine mandates at the…MORE

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