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1717 Brewing Co. is permanently closing its Des Moines taproom

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A Des Moines brewery is closing this weekend.The owners of 1717 Brewing Company just announced they will close the taproom permanently Sunday night. The owners said they loved meeting and serving people in East Village on East Court Avenue.They said there are several reasons for closing: COVID-19, inflation and changing spending habits. DES MOINES, Iowa — A Des Moines brewery is closing this weekend.The owners of 1717 Brewing Company just announced they will close the taproom permanently Sunday night. The owners said they loved meeting and serving people in East Village on East Court Avenue.They said there are several reasons for […]Read more >Similar articles >
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Fat-Cat Margins Make S&P a High-Value Target in Inflation Wars

Bloomberg Politics By Vildana Hajric
Proposals to rein in Corporate America’s profits, like the windfall tax that President Joe Biden wants to slap on oil drillers, are easy to dismiss as bluster. And yet, they’re an uncomfortable signal for corporate executives and shareholders: Record margins are coming up for blame in the inflation surge squeezing middle-class families. […]Read more >Similar articles >
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Congress tasked with preventing rail union strike

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  • With a Dec. 9 negotiations deadline drawing near, President Joe Biden on Monday called on Congress to immediately pass legislation to impose a union contract negotiated earlier this year to avert a strike.
  • "A call to Congress to act immediately to pass legislation that adopts tentative agreements that exclude paid sick leave ignores the railroad workers' concerns."
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Judge in transgender care trial questions relevance of state witness’ testimony

Arkansas Online stories By Dale Ellis
  • Tuesday's session of a bench trial concerning the state's first-in-the-nation ban on gender-affirming health care concluded after just over a half day following testimony from a sociologist and a plastic surgeon called by attorneys defending the law.
  • Regnerus' testimony was intended to cast doubt on the motivations of health care providers and organizations promoting gender-affirming care for minors by demonstrating a bias toward hormone therapy and surgical interventions and away from mental health treatment, but Regnerus failed to show that he had done any research in the field outside of one paper discredited by a federal judge in a 2014 adoption case in Michigan.
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Tardrigrades, an Unlikely Sleeping Beauty

Scientific American By Ashleigh Papp
  • Papp: And after evaluating the survival rates for the four groups, the researchers found that the tardigrades that were frozen lived longer than the control group.
  • Ehmann: When we evaluated the survival of the tardigrades, we actually saw that the tardigrades that were frozen every other week, lived about twice as long as the control group.
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U.S. Senate passes marriage protection bill; Boozman, Cotton among opposing senators

Arkansas Online stories By Alex Thomas
  • John Boozman and Tom Cotton were among the 36 Republican senators who voted against an amended version of the Respect for Marriage Act. The Senate passed the bill in a 61-36 vote with 12 Republicans joining the Democratic caucus.
  • States would not be required to issue marriage licenses that conflict with their laws, and religious organizations such as churches and schools would not have to provide services to same-sex couples.
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Holiday parade to have a designated quiet zone

Arkansas Online stories By Remington Miller
  • The Clarksville Christmas parade will have its first designated quiet zone to help provide those with sensory sensitivities a better parade experience, an organizer said.
  • "The quiet zone is an all-inclusive spot," Heaven Farmer with River Valley ABA Services said.
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The best -ism

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  • One of the highest achieving entrepreneurs in history, U2 front man and human rights activist Bono--given name Paul Hewson--puts his money/time/effort where his mouth is.
  • Bono told The New York Times Magazine that he ended up as an activist in a very different place from where he started.
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Tiananmen Two

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  • This time, young Chinese protesters are walking around holding blank white paper before their faces to symbolize all the critical posts that the government has erased over the years.
  • But their own history shows that the Red Chinese government is more apt to hand out death than liberty.
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Mommy Minute: Staying germ-free at school

ABC27 By Ali Lanyon
  • “If there is any way possible to keep your child with a fever home, because that is usually a sign that they are more contagious, that’s always a good idea,” said Dr. Robinson.
  • Between COVID-19, colds, flu and RSV, there are a lot of germs going around these days and many parents are sure to be concerned.
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Howie Carr: Markey tilting at Twitter windmill

Boston Herald By Howie Carr
  • On a local Democrat chat show last weekend, Mr. Frosty said that Twitter could become a threat to public health because of the changes in the way blue check marks are handed out.
  • Now he’s going at it with Elon Musk, and as usual, it’s not going well for Markey because to a battle of wits… well, you know.
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A&P disagree on budget for Convention Center

Arkansas Online stories By Eplunus Colvin
  • According to A&P Commission Chair Glen Brown Jr., the request was approximately $300,000 more than last year's Convention Center budget, which included an extra $200,000 from the A&P reserve.
  • Brown pointed out that of all of the A&P commissions in the state, Pine Bluff funded more to its convention center at 67.4% compared to the state average of 15%.
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Germany’s inflation slip adds to debate

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  • Consumer prices in Europe's largest economy rose 11.3% in November compared with a year ago, down from October's annual 11.6% jump, the Federal Statistics Office of Germany said Tuesday, citing factors including energy costs for the deceleration.
  • Germany has followed Spain and Belgium in reporting slower inflation, offering ammunition to those who want the European Central Bank to ease the pace of interest rate increases.
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Expectations continue for rate-hike slowdown

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  • Investors expect the Fed to slow down next month, with rates peaking around 5% next year from the current range of 3.75% to 4%, according to pricing of contracts in futures markets.
  • The event provides Powell with a stage to echo fellow Fed officials in signaling they will raise the U.S. benchmark rate by half a percentage point at their final meeting of the year, after four successive three-quarter-point increases.
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Early detection key for men diagnosed with prostate cancer, doctors say

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  • Despite some men not wanting to talk about the sensitive nature of this type of cancer, Fernandez said awareness and having what can be an admittedly uncomfortable conversation is critical to saving lives.“Even doing this is not so easy, but I feel like it’s important to confront it and to also know that avoidance or ignoring it or just that would have been terrible for me and for the people that I love,” he said.
  • It is by far the most common cancer among men in the United States,” said Dr. Mark Pomerantz, clinical director of the Genitourinary Group at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.Pomerantz said cancer in the small gland located just below the bladder, which is part of the male reproductive system, is more common than we appreciate.In most cases, if a man lives long enough, he may die of old age rather than from the cancer itself.“Most people die with prostate cancer, not of prostate cancer,” he said.
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News in brief

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City’s TA Committee to hold public hearingThe Hot Springs Transportation Advisory Committee will hold a public hearing at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at City Hall, 133 Convention Blvd., to consider the approval of additional licenses under Paratransit Permit No. 43 held by Modified Mobile, LLC.To view the full packet, http://www.cityhs.net/TAC_agenda.Utility work closing portion of CentralThe outside southbound lane of Central Avenue, near 3320 Central Ave., will be closed on weekdays from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. through Friday, Dec. 16, for gas line work.Detour signs and barricades will be in place, and motorists should use caution in this […]Read more >Similar articles >
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Consumer optimism shaken in November

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  • The Conference Board's consumer confidence index decreased to 100.2 this month from a revised 102.2 reading in October, according to data released Tuesday, indicating Americans are taking a more gloomy view about the economy.
  • According to the Tuesday consumer data, a measure of expectations -- which reflects consumers' six-month outlook -- fell to 75.4, while the group's gauge of current conditions decreased to 137.4, the lowest since April 2021.
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U.S. truckers hit digital junction

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  • When Suma started his career in the truck industry a couple of decades ago, he said, his job was to open packets of paperwork delivered by courier to log the deliveries made by drivers for Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. Now the company he runs is trying to eliminate all that paper.
  • "There's going to be consolidation," said Brett Suma, CEO of Loadsmith, a startup founded in 2019 that's projected to generate sales of $130 million this year and turn a profit.
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Ski Wednesday: Gifts to make your skier happy

Boston Herald By Moira McCarthy
  • Turbo Gift It: Rippin Kitten Hats will custom design a hat for your ski lover, allowing you to choose a certain resort to represent and fabric and pom choices, making it a truly one-of-a-kind gift.
  • Rippin Kitten Hats are like a morph of quality artisanship, cool ski history, comfort and style.
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Ski Wednesday: Your pre-slope checklist

Boston Herald By Bruce Castleberry
  • With most ski areas coming up and running but coming online, it’s a good idea to take time now – and not the morning you’re heading out for your first day of the season – to run through a checklist and make sure you’re ready for a great day on the snow.
  • Ski Edges: It’s a great idea to get a tune before your first day out.
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Editorial: Congress must hit brakes on rail strike

Boston Herald
  • Leaders from both sides of the aisle have gotten behind President Biden’s call for Congress to head off a potential freight rail strike, with just days left before a threatened shutdown could start to affect supplies for critical resources such as drinking water, as Politico reported.
  • Chemical manufacturers and refineries will be some of the first businesses affected, because railroads will stop shipping hazardous chemicals about a week before the strike deadline to ensure that no tank cars filled with dangerous liquids wind up stranded.
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After the First Pig-to-Human Heart Transplant, Scientists Look to the Future of Cardiac Xenotransplantation

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  • That was when a team of clinical researchers at the University of Maryland began to evaluate the merits of an experimental procedure through which Bennett could receive a genetically modified pig heart instead of a human one.
  • The procedure yielded information that couldn’t have emerged from animal studies, Mohiuddin said: “For instance, we learned that certain immunoglobulin drugs used routinely in human-to-human transplants might not be ideal for xenotransplants, because they include antibodies that can act against the pig heart.”
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DOH decries ‘egregious’ spill of toxic chemical at Red Hill

Honolulu Star-Advertiser By Sophie Cocke
  • About 1,100 gallons of toxic fire suppressant was spilled at the Navy’s Red Hill fuel facility today, according to Hawaii Department of Health officials, who described the event as “egregious.”
  • About 1,100 gallons of toxic fire suppressant was spilled at the Navy’s Red Hill fuel facility today, according to the Hawaii Department of Health.
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Project Community: Iowa Tribe receives land nearly 2 centuries after treaty forced them out

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  • "The ultimate goal of the United States was always assimilation; for us to forget who we were and to be absorbed." The Iowa Tribe of Nebraska and Kansas is now on a reservation of roughly 12,000 acres.Hundreds of miles away from their reservation is the land in Johnson County.
  • "My husband and I worked anywhere from three to eight to ten hours a day."They owned 90 acres, 83 of which were sold earlier in 2022 to the Johnson County Conservation Board.
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Former top official says Twitter is less safe due to Elon Musk’s management style

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  • "They are actively devising new ways to be horrible on the internet."He urged Twitter users to monitor the functioning of key safety features such as muting, blocking and protected tweets as early warning signs the platform may be breaking down."If protected tweets stop working, run," he said.For two weeks after Musk closed his purchase of Twitter, Roth presented himself as a voice of stability and calm at the center of a company undergoing dramatic change.
  • My sense is that he has high integrity, and we are all entitled to our political beliefs," Musk tweeted.Roth also became the personal face of Twitter, and a target of harassment, after the company decided to suppress a 2020 New York Post story about Hunter Biden, a decision then-CEO Jack Dorsey has since said was a mistake."It's widely reported that I personally directed the suppression of the Hunter Biden story.
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Murray has another career night as Iowa bounces back

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  • Tonight’s 20-rebounding performance marks the 25th time in program history that the feat was accomplished.The Hawkeyes return to the hardwood on Tuesday, Dec. 6, versus Duke in the Jimmy V Classic in New York City.
  • The last Hawkeye to total 30+ points and 15+ rebounds in a game was Luka Garza at Minnesota on Dec. 25, 2020 (32 points; 17 rebounds).The last time a Hawkeye pulled down 20 or more rebounds in a game was Kris’ brother Keegan versus N.C. Central on Nov. 16, 2021.
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Flu season intensifies with 6M infected in US: CDC

FOX8 WGHP By Brad Dress
  • The federal health agency said in a weekly update it has already recorded more than 53,000 hospitalizations and 29,000 deaths from the flu this season, as of the week ending Nov. 19.
  • Flu season is intensifying in the U.S. with more than six million cases confirmed so far, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on Monday.
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Alzheimer’s drug co-produced by Biogen may benefit some patients, new data shows

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  • The hotly anticipated results of a clinical trial of an experimental Alzheimer’s drug suggest that the treatment slowed cognitive decline somewhat for people in the early stages of the disease but also caused some patients to experience brain swelling or brain bleeding.
  • A report of the findings published in the New England Journal of Medicine said that over 18 months, lecanemab “resulted in moderately less decline on measures of cognition and function,” compared with patients receiving a placebo.
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Multiple cases of bird flu reported in Finney County

KSN-TV By Stephanie Nutt
FINNEY COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) — The Garden City Police Department (GCPD) says the Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks (KDWP) has notified them that there are multiple cases of the bird flu circulating in Finney County, as well as surrounding counties. Wichita man seriously injured after falling off back of moving truck "The avian influenza is prevalent in waterfowl and birds of prey," the GCPD said. The GCPD is advising that if you see a sick or dead bird or other wildlife where the cause of death is unclear, to not touch it or move it as the virus is very contagious. The GCPD is also advising not to let children or pets go […]Read more >Similar articles >
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Iowa Democrats make final push to keep first-in-the-nation caucus

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  • "And three, the other states that are our competition in the Midwest are too big and their media markets are way too expensive."Brennan also said committee members have not received an agenda for the meetings later this week.
  • "But I think most of us assume that at some point between right now and when we start meeting, presumably on Thursday, that the White House will weigh in with what they think a presidential nominating calendar should look like."Brennan said, as of Tuesday, the White House has yet to indicate which states they would like in the early window.
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Embattled North Star hospital CEO stepping down, ‘effective immediately’

Alaska Dispatch News By Michelle Theriault Boots
  • Staff at the East Anchorage hospital received an email Tuesday saying that CEO Anne Marie Lynch was no longer in the position, “effective immediately,” and that she would be moving to another hospital in Indiana.
  • The new CEO of North Star will be Patrick Wilder, a health care executive most recently employed by a Las Vegas hospital owned by Universal Health Services.
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OC extends health emergency as respiratory illnesses sicken more children

Orange County Register By Alicia Robinson
  • Dr. Sandip Godambe, Chief Medical Officer at Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) addresses the Orange County Board of Supervisors in Santa Ana, CA on Tuesday, November 29, 2022.
  • Clayton Chau, director of the Orange County Health Care Agency, speaks during the Orange County Board of Supervisors meeting in Santa Ana, CA on Tuesday, November 29, 2022.
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Dodgers set to sign right-hander Shelby Miller

Orange County Register By Bill Plunkett
  • He bounced from the Braves to the Arizona Diamondbacks to the Texas Rangers, missing time following Tommy John surgery in 2017 and sitting out the 2020 season during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Miller was once one of the most successful young starting pitchers in the National League.
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There will be more time in school to make up lost time for hurricanes. Here’s when.

Breaking News / South Florida Sun-Sentinel By Lisa J. Huriash
Unfortunately, our website is currently unavailable in your country. We are engaged on the issue and committed to looking at options that support our full range of digital offerings to your market. We continue to identify technical compliance solutions that will provide all readers with our award-winning journalism. […]Read more >Similar articles >
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OC Fair 2023: Dwight Yoakam is coming to Pacific Amphitheatre

Orange County Register By Holly Alvarado
The annual OC Fair is set to return to the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa July 14-Aug. 13, with the Pacific Amphitheater also kicking things off with its 2023 Toyota Summer Concert Series. The venue just added its first performer of the 2023 season by announcing the return of country star Dwight Yoakam on July 20. He’s set to take the stage with special guest Asleep at the Wheel. Tickets are $35-$75 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at Ticketmaster.com. Advance purchase is required. Tickets to shows happening during the run of the OC Fair include same-day fair admission. Yoakam, the Kentucky-raised artist, is known as one […]Read more >Similar articles >
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New Mexico’s general election results certified, even as court challenge looms on gerrymandering claims

Albuquerque Journal By Dan Boyd / Journal Capitol Bureau Chief
  • The three-member State Canvassing Board voted unanimously Tuesday to certify the general election results, while also ordering recounts in two state House races — one in northwest Albuquerque and one in southwest New Mexico — in which candidates were separated by less than 1 percentage point.
  • Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver, left, talks during Tuesday's meeting of the State Canvassing Board, while Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Supreme Court Chief Justice Shannon Bacon look on.
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Judge tosses Hamadeh’s legal bid to be declared winner in AG race 

Arizona Capitol Times By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
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  • AFL-CIO Arizona Arizona Alliance of Retired Americans ballots canvass Ciscomani Cochise County Crosby Cyber Ninjas Democrats election Election Day Engel fann Finchem Hamadeh hobbs horne judge randall warner Kathy Hoffman Lake lawsuit Maricopa County Maricopa County Superior Court Mayes Pima County Superior Court Republicans The Valley Law Group 4:42 pm Tue, November 29, 2022 Arizona Capitol Times
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Ticker: Winter chills over energy; Wilmington robotics company on the move

Boston Herald By Boston Herald Wire Services
Senators from Connecticut, Vermont and Maine called on the Biden administration Tuesday to bring together federal, state and regional officials to find ways to prevent possible energy disruptions this winter across New England. The senators, three Democrats and two independents, said the region is heavily dependent on natural gas and feeling the impacts of the war in Ukraine and tight global energy supplies. They urged Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm to leverage resources within her department to help bring non-fossil fuel energy online as quickly as possible in the region and to review any emergency powers that could be used to ensure […]Read more >Similar articles >
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‘Tuesday’ puppy rescued in East Boston, undergoing emergency care

Boston Herald By Grace Zokovitch
  • The MSPCA-Angell received the call about the sick-looking puppy found on Saratoga Street, now called “Tuesday,” and rushed to bring him in to the intensive care ward Monday, said Mike Keiley, director of adoption centers and programs, in a statement.
  • The MSPCA will continue providing updates on Tuesday’s condition on social media, the organization said.
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Most Congested Roadways in North Texas

Local – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
  • The institute says the study measures traffic congestion by determining delay per mile of travel– how much longer it takes for motorists to travel on a gridlocked road than to make the same trip in uncongested conditions.
  • Research done by Texas A&M Transportation Institute shows delays on Texas roads are growing -- but still falling short of pre-COVID numbers.
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UC strike update: Some workers reach tentative deal, others continue to picket

Bay Area News By Amy Graff
  • After a grueling 15-day labor walkout by 48,000 academic workers at the University of California, two of the four groups striking announced Tuesday that they reached a tentativement agreement that includes wage increases, officials said .
  • Neal Sweeney, president of UAW Local 5810, said in a statement that the new agreement addresses the soaring cost of living affecting academic workers.
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War Eagle Human Rights Award honorees announced

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  • Mid-Step has grown from three staff people working out of Turbes' basement to over 400 people serving 300 individuals in four different communities.
  • Lee is vice president of Omaha Graduate Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. She serves on the board of directors of Iowa Humanities, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Siouxland, Lilia Mae's House, Siouxland Community Health Center, Telco-Triad Credit Union and Siouxland Youth for Christ.
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Sharks’ Karlsson says trade talk surrounding himself, others could be ‘a good thing’

The Mercury News By Curtis Pashelka
  • San Jose Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson reiterated Tuesday that he wasn’t fazed by general manager Mike Grier’s comment earlier this month that he would be open to listening to trade offers for the two-time Norris Trophy winner.
  • Karlsson said Tuesday he realizes Grier, hired in July to help change the direction of the Sharks franchise, needs to explore ways to improve the team for the long term.
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Netflix wanted to remove this violent line from ‘Wednesday.’ The creators pushed back

News from California, the nation and world - Los Angeles Times By Christi Carras
  • In an IndieWire interview published Tuesday, the screenwriters revealed that executives at the streaming platform wanted to “cut some lines” from the “Addams Family” spin-off starring Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams.
  • In previous “Addams Family” projects, Wednesday “was never the center of the scene,” Millar told IndieWire.
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ACLU advises Conway School District’s attorney of prospective lawsuit

Arkansas Times By Debra Hale-Shelton
  • The Nov. 21 ACLU letter to Jay Bequette, attorney for the district, did not specify what any lawsuit might cover, though Superintendent Jeff Collum today emailed staff and said any litigation would be over two district policies targeting transgender students and a proposed policy that would severely restrict the teaching of dozens of concepts, including parts of American history.
  • In the email, Collum advised staff to archive emails related to the transgender topics and proposed policy 5.5.2 or to share them with assistant superintendent Joel Linn so that they would not be automatically deleted after three days.
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MyPlate? Few Americans know or heed US nutrition guide

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  • MyPlate was introduced in 2011 with high-profile support from former first lady Michelle Obama, who made healthy eating and exercise her focus.It uses a dinner plate with four colored sections for fruit, vegetables, grain and protein, with a smaller circle for dairy products, such as low-fat milk or yogurt.
  • It went up."The new study called for research into why some groups are less likely to be aware of and follow government guidance – and how best to reach those with poor diets.But it's tricky, Surampudi said.
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Twitter is no longer enforcing its COVID misinformation policy

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  • Still, he said in a New York Times podcast interview with technology journalist Kara Swisher in September 2020 that he would not get vaccinated because, "I'm not at risk for COVID, nor are my kids."When Swisher confronted Musk with the possibility that many people could die if they didn't follow public health recommendations, he replied bluntly: "Everybody dies."
  • Twitter said it will no longer enforce its longstanding COVID misinformation policy, yet another sign of how Elon Musk plans to transform the social media company he bought a month ago.
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Barry Bonds’ Hall of Fame fate will be decided this week by 16-person panel

The Mercury News By Evan Webeck
  • A 16-person Contemporary Era committee — consisting of Jones and Maddux and five other Hall of Fame players, six team executives and three media members/historians — will convene Sunday, the day before the Winter Meetings begin in San Diego, to consider the candidacies of Bonds and seven others, including Steroid Era brethren Roger Clemens and Rafael Palmeiro.
  • Despite amassing a résumé that includes the all-time home run record, seven MVP trophies and 14 All-Star appearances, Bonds’ alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs — which he has never admitted to, nor tested positive for, despite evidence from a federal investigation — tarnished his candidacy in the minds of enough writers to keep him out of the Hall.
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Polarized Politics

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  • But I saw people on the panel and Preston Manning is I'm going to point directly to him was a guy who said, you know, I've got this vision for Alberta and I want to write the report.
  • Max: So I'm interested in the next provincial election for any number of reasons, but one of the big ones is I feel like it's going to be a really important test for this kind of message that Danielle Smith is putting out there as to whether it resonates with the public.
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Which is preferable, legal separation or divorce? Ask the lawyer

Orange County Register By Ron Sokol
  • Under California law, a judge is required to order couples to mediate child custody issues, if they have minor children but are unable to agree to a parenting plan by the time they have filed for divorce.
  • While I have responded to your inquiry, keep in mind this column is not a substitute for you very carefully going over all of the particulars about divorce or legal separation with a qualified professional.
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Gov. Hogan, we need your help to protect Marylanders: Adopt Clean Car standards before the end of the year. | GUEST COMMENTARY

Baltimore Sun By Kumar Barve, David Fraser-Hidalgo, Marc Korman
  • This year, the California Air Resources Board approved the Advanced Clean Cars II standard, requiring 100% of new cars and light trucks sold in the state to be zero-emission vehicles by 2035.
  • A recent presentation from the Maryland Department of Environment demonstrated that we will need to adopt the Advanced Clean Cars II regulations to achieve our goal of 60% emissions reductions within the next decade, as required by the Climate Solutions Now Act that the governor recently allowed to be enacted.
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The Uber-ization of US trucking is only speeding up

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  • Shipping rates that spiked during disruptions caused by the covid-19 pandemic have plummeted — some are now calling it a "freight recession" — as inventory gluts across the United States lowered demand.
  • The brokerage battlefield is pitting legacy brokers, such as C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. and RXO Inc. that are expanding automated systems, against digitally native newcomers, such as Uber Technologies Inc.'s freight unit and Convoy Inc.
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NATO renews membership vow to Ukraine, pledges arms and aid

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  • U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with NATO foreign ministers in Romania to drum up support for Ukraine as Russia bombards energy infrastructure ahead to the frigid winter.
  • “We are in the midst of a war and therefore we should do nothing that can undermine the unity of allies to provide military, humanitarian, financial support to Ukraine, because we must prevent President Putin from winning,” he said.
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Will Smith says he ‘lost it’ when he slapped Chris Rock

KTLA By Christine Samra
  • Smith said it was "a horrific night" when he stormed the stage and slapped comedian Chris Rock after he made a comment about Smith's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.
  • The "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It" rapper then discussed how his actions were an accumulation of "a lot of things." The incident took him back to that “little boy that watched his father beat up his mother, all of that bubbled up at that moment.
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McDonald’s is giving people the chance to win free food for life

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  • Plus, each winner will get three extra cards to give away for a total of 12 cards being won.The McGold Card has been around for years, with some heavy hitters reportedly holding them, including Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and actor Rob Lowe.
  • it's the third year that McDonald's has rolled out a December promotion, with last year's promoted by Mariah Carey.The annual promotion uses existing ingredients or menu items — creating buzz without adding much extra work for employees.
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The Joe Burrow Foundation launches ‘Lets Do Good’ apparel campaign

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  • The Joe Burrow Foundation, in partnership with Where I'm From Apparel, has launched a new apparel campaign, From the Bayou to Greater Cincinnati: "Let’s Do Good."Fans and supporters can purchase clothing such as hoodies, cropped sweatshirts, jackets, and more, all inspired by Burrow's football career at Louisiana State University and the Cincinnati Bengals.
  • Each purchase counts as a show of support for the respective city.“There will be plenty of bragging rights for the city that sells the most apparel, but the real winners will be the families served by our foundation,” said Burrow in a statement.
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Cincinnati announces 2023 baseball schedule

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  • Throughout the season, the Bearcats will also welcome Louisville (Tuesday, March 28), Indiana (Wednesday, April 19) and Xavier (Tuesday, May 9) to UC Baseball Stadium for marquee non-conference matchups.
  • Opening Day for the Bearcats will be Friday, Feb. 17 at 4 p.m. in Atlanta, Georgia, for the first of a four-game series against Georgia State before taking a weekend trip to Gainesville to take on the Florida Gators.
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Rail strike threat recedes as Congress prepares to impose unpopular contract on unions

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  • The threat of a freight railroad strike that had been building in recent weeks receded quickly after President Joe Biden and Democratic leaders in Congress agreed late Monday to support legislation that would block a walk-out by more than 100,000 union members set for the end of next week.The move relieved business groups, which had been growing increasingly concerned about the threat posed by 30% of the nation's freight movements grinding to a halt.
  • Biden, despite his support of labor, has let down the unions and its members with his actions said Michael Baldwin, president of the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen, one of the four unions whose members voted no on the deal that could now be imposed."We're trying to address the issue here of sick time.
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McDonald’s offers fabled McGold Cards in new ‘McDonald’s for Life’ sweepstakes

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  • Three grand-prize winners will receive a McDonald’s McGold Card, “with a value of $1,040 per year for fifty years” to be used at participating locations, as well as an additional $22,285 “to help offset taxes,” according to the official rules.
  • Beginning next month, McDonald’s is offering its customers the chance to win one of three McDonald’s McGold Cards, entitling them — and even their friends — to free McDonald’s food “for life,” according to the company.
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Bat found in Oklahoma to be reclassified as endangered

KFOR.com Oklahoma City By K. Querry-Thompson/KFOR
  • The northern long-eared bat faces extinction due to the spread of white-nose syndrome, a deadly disease affecting hibernating bats across North America.
  • The Service is deeply committed to working with partners on a balanced approach that reduces the impacts of disease and protects the survivors to recover northern long-eared bat populations.”
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Oklahoma school receives $100,000 grant for virtual program

KFOR.com Oklahoma City By K. Querry-Thompson/KFOR
  • Organizers say OSSM's virtual program provides advanced science and math coursework to students who aren't challenged at their local schools.
  • "OSSM's virtual program is helping bring top-tier STEM education to students across the state, and Google is proud to support the efforts to expand this program," said Andrew Silvestri, Google’s head of community development in Oklahoma.
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“I will always be an advocate for those who are formerly incarcerated and for those who suffer from addiction” says mentor at San Jose nonprofit

The Mercury News By David E. Early, Correspondent
  • Amber Mopress, left, works with acting director Lavere Foster to unload food from Second Harvest Silicon Valley at the African American Community Service Agency (AACSA) in San Jose.
  • Through a program called AACSA CARES, Wish Book donations would help the agency — as it did with Amber — take aim at helping the most needy with housing for unemployed and underemployed people.
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Millbrae BART station suffers from ‘major delays’ Tuesday morning

The Mercury News By Austin Turner
BART service to and from the Millbrae station in the Antioch, Richmond, SFO and San Francisco directions suffered major delays Tuesday morning due to equipment problems, the transit agency said. The advisory was issued at 5:38 a.m. with no expected time for reopening. Caltrain service from the Millbrae station was still active, providing an alternative for commuters headed toward San Francisco. SamTrans provided bussing services from Millbrae station to the Daly City station. This is a developing story. Check back for updates. […]Read more >Similar articles >
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KYTC announces permanent closure to Fourth Street NB ramp as part of Texas Turnaround construction

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  • That closure will also occur at 5 a.m. on Dec. 1.Officials say while work is completing the turnaround lane at Pike Street, a temporary detour form Fourth Street will be in place to direct motorists to I-75/I-71 northbound using I-75/I-71 southbound to Kyles Lane.
  • Transportation officials say, effective Thursday, Dec. 1, the ramp from Pike Street to I-75/I-71 northbound will reopen after its seven-month closure.
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Visit Middle Earth with a stay in this Pennsylvania treehouse

ABC27 By Avery Van Etten
  • Guests can stay in the Lothlorien Tree House in Lancaster County, which will start being rented out through Hipcamp in April 2023, according to treehouse owner Blake Ringenberg.
  • "We always wanted our mental health practice to be unique and more homey-feeling (we wanted to avoid the cold, institutional vibe that you get in a lot of agencies), so we thought a tree house would be a great addition to our existing offices at Gethsemane Counseling," Blake wrote.
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Goldman: Where abortion will likely be on the ballot in 2024

The Mercury News By Julianna Goldman
  • Legislators in New Jersey, for example, are currently looking into a ballot measure for next year to enshrine abortion rights in the state Constitution.
  • That’s what happened in the purple state of Michigan, where voters this year established abortion rights as part of the state’s Constitution, reelected Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and put Democrats in control of the state legislature for the first time since 1984.
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Elon Musk takes on Apple’s power, setting up a clash

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  • “Elon is the latest chapter in a push to make App Store fees lower, and this will resurrect a topic that’s been fairly quiet over the past six months,” said Gene Munster, managing partner of Loup Ventures, a technology research firm.
  • “In my time at Twitter, representatives of the app stores regularly raised concerns about content available on our platform,” Yoel Roth, Twitter’s former head of trust and safety, wrote in an editorial in The New York Times this month.
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Emergencies Act inquiry next question; Where should the limit be on rights to peaceful assembly?

National Observer By Laura Osman
  • Now the commission, which is tasked with determining whether the federal government was justified in its invocation of the Emergencies Act to clear the protests, must grapple with central questions: Where should the line be drawn on limits to Canadians' right to freedom of peaceful assembly?
  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoked the Emergencies Act on Feb. 14 for the first time since it became law in 1988 after protesters associated with the "Freedom Convoy" blockaded downtown Ottawa and key border crossings, causing weeks of disruptions to Canada's trade corridors, businesses and residents in those communities.
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Updated lobbyists’ code awaits approval from House committee. Critics say changes ‘gut ethical lobbying rules’

National Observer By Natasha Bulowski
  • Proposed changes to the Lobbyists’ Code of Conduct are ready to be examined and approved by the parliamentary ethics committee before coming into force after two years and three rounds of consultations.
  • On Nov. 25, the website of the Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada was updated to indicate that the third and final version of the proposed rules was sent to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics.
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Frontier Airlines no longer has customer support phone line

The Mercury News By Jacob Factor
Frontier Airlines customers will no longer be able to speak on the phone with customer support after the airline removed its phone service in favor of “fully digital communications.” The Denver-based airline recently transitioned away from the customer service phone number after its Nov. 15 Investor Day report called one-on-one voice calls “unscalable, inefficient and expensive” and left room for “customer negotiation.” Customers now can visit the airline’s website and interact virtually with a chatbot or chat live with an agent via the website, social media channels and WhatsApp. “We have found that most customers prefer communicating via […]Read more >Similar articles >
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United Way Dallas Gets Historic $15 Million Gift From Perot Foundation

Local – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth By Deborah Ferguson
  • "It's significant also because this generous commitment uniquely positions United Way to drive measurable transformative change in the areas of education, income and health across North Texas," said Jennifer Sampson, McDermott Templeton President & CEO, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas.
  • The Perot Foundation will make history Tuesday with a $15 million gift to United Way of Metropolitan Dallas .
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Supreme Court to hear arguments over Biden’s deportation policy

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  • The Supreme Court is taking up a dispute over a blocked Biden administration policy that would prioritize deportation of people in the country illegally who pose the greatest public safety risk.Republican-led states sued and won a nationwide court order that is meant to limit immigration officers’ discretion in deciding whom to deport.
  • Conservative Justice Amy Coney Barrett joined the court's three liberals in saying they would have allowed the Biden administration to put in place the guidance.At the same time, the court said it would hear arguments in the case in late November.
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UC Riverside slow to return Native American artifacts to tribes, audit finds

The Mercury News By Scott Schwebke
  • UC system campuses in Riverside, Berkeley, Santa Barbara and San Diego have historically struggled to inventory and repatriate massive Native American collections, according to the 31-page report released this month detailing an audit that began last year.
  • Four schools in the University of California system, including UC Riverside, have repeatedly failed to return sacred Native American artifacts to tribes in a timely manner, according to a new state audit.
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No. 9 Kansas routs Texas Southern 87-55

KSN-TV By Ryan Newton
  • Rice came off the bench to score 19 points, Jalen Wilson hit five 3-pointers and scored 22, and the ninth-ranked Jayhawks bounced back from their first loss of the season with an 87-55 rout of Texas Southern.
  • Texas Southern turned it over four times in its first five possessions, Kansas ripped off a 14-2 run and Self eventually was able to examine his bench.
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Other days

Arkansas Online stories By Angelyn Dupwe, Ashley Savage, Joy Jackson, Micah Farmer
  • Work to create a streetscape along Main Street between Broadway and Fifth Street is planned to begin in about four months.
  • • North Little Rock's downtown motorists may encounter a few unexpected turns in the next several months while the city prepares a downtown streetscape and work to relocate part of the Main Street Bridge begins.
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UA to look for English’s successor

Arkansas Online stories By Ryan Anderson
  • As senior adviser for strategic projects, McCabe is already involved with "improving how we support faculty with efficiency and structure for awards," which probably played a role in her selection as interim, but "I am a true interim," with no plans to pursue the vice chancellor for research and innovation position beyond her interim tenure, she said.
  • The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville will embark on a national search for a new vice chancellor for research and innovation to replace John English, who will step down from the role Dec. 31.
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Official results from Nov. 8 election submitted to Secretary of State

Arkansas Online stories By Stephen Simpson
  • The Phillips County Election Commission has submitted its official election results to the secretary of state's office after weeks of questions and criticism regarding the delay of reporting results.
  • Secretary of state spokesman Kevin Niehaus said Monday the Phillips County Election Commission sent in results for the Nov. 8 election on Wednesday, the deadline for counties to have official elections results turned in to the office.
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Miss Manners: My mother says I make waiters uncomfortable

The Mercury News By Judith Martin, Nicholas Ivor Martin and Jacobina Martin
  • DEAR MISS MANNERS: After enjoying a Thanksgiving meal at a restaurant, I was shocked to be scolded by my elderly and generally very well-mannered mother about the way I interact with waiters and others in service positions.
  • Apparently, my mother feels that I am inappropriately treating waitstaff and salesclerks as if they were hosting me in their homes, rather than providing a paid service, that I am making them uncomfortable by blurring boundaries, and that I am wasting their time by using too many words.
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PODCASTING: Spotify’s ‘Quiet Part’ a first for filmaker

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  • "Quiet Part Loud" also represents a test of Spotify's strategy of leaning heavily into its high-profile podcast partnerships with prominent filmmakers as the Swedish music-streaming giant looks to diversify its core business and draw more subscribers to its platform.
  • "There is a big audience of horror fans, Monkeypaw fans out there who are probably unfamiliar with the medium, and one thing we really wanted to do was reach out with a show that was approachable enough that it could make people fall in love with scripted podcasts, even if this was their first taste of it," said Monkeypaw's Geoff Foster, a producer on "Quiet Part Loud."
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OPINION | SHARON RANDALL: Nationwide bus trip with 35 kids eye opening

Arkansas Online stories By Jerry McLeod
  • On that first Sunday of the new year, Pastor Carol Houston preached a sermon from her heart about her ambitious, but not impossible, dream to take 35 children from that church — kids ages 8-16, who had never been out of Watts — on a bus trip around the country.
  • Late one rainy afternoon, somewhere between the "Great Blacks in Wax Museum" in Baltimore and Independence Hall in Philadelphia, I closed my eyes for a moment — with my head leaning back on the seat and my mouth gaping open — when I heard what sounded like the twittering of birds.
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ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: Candlelight Carol Services brighten Hendrix College

Arkansas Online stories By Eric E. Harrison
  • "Through her leadership, she has guided a once-struggling nonprofit to become the state's leader in music education and the top employer of professional teaching artists and musicians," according to an Arts Council news release.
  • The Hendrix College Choir will sing for its annual Candlelight Carol Services, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday in Greene Chapel at Hendrix College, 1600 Washington Ave., Conway.
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PODCASTING: Daughter grieving Chrisleys’ conviction

Arkansas Online stories By Jozsef Papp, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (TNS)
  • In an emotional podcast released before Todd and Julie Chrisley were sentenced to prison terms, Savannah Chrisley reacted to her parents' tax evasion case and talked about what's to come.
  • Chrisley, who at the time of recording the podcast did not know how much time her parents would serve, said the family planned an appeal.
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OPINION | PARENTING: Why ‘gentle parenting’ is actually a cult mentality

Arkansas Online stories By John Rosemond
  • Consider the claim recently advanced by a child psychologist to cnbc.com that GP, when applied properly, promotes "confidence, independence, self-esteem, and strong emotion regulation skills" ("4 questions about gentle parenting, answered by a child psychologist").
  • The psychologist cited above claims that children are "inherently 'good'" and that most misbehavior is a consequence of "emotional dysregulation." In other words, misbehavior is not intentional; therefore, punishment is inappropriate.
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Helpful Hints

Arkansas Online stories By Heloise
  • So, I tried long gentle sweeps of the surface of the carpet, and sure enough, I could pick up quite a bit of hair, saving some of the usual struggle of removing hair from the roller brush.
  • DEAR HELOISE: With regard to the lady who tapes her grocery list and coupons to her car steering wheel, I have a far better solution, so as to not forget those things when going shopping.
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Hundreds of apartment residents frustrated after four days without running water

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  • But they need ya'll to get off the property."When investigative reporter Jatara McGee asked what the complex was doing about the water issues, he said, "So the fact that you're still asking me these questions, you think that's gonna help?"State Sen. Cecil Thomas, who was made aware of the water issues Monday, said his office plans to investigate the circumstances surrounding the outage and how it was handled by apartment management.
  • Residents received an additional email on Sunday with limited information and third email on Monday.Multiple residents said they could not get answers about the situation from management and were dissatisfied with the limited updates, even after promised restoration times came and went."You're sitting there, you're waiting, you don't get anything else.
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Solorzano-Cuadra: The sting of government favoritism

Boston Herald By Carlos Solorzano-Cuadra
  • By choosing to play favorites and pit biofuels against one another, Congress and the administration gave special treatment to SAF with a preferential tax credit 40% higher than other alternative transportation fuels.
  • The recently passed Inflation Reduction Act included special tax credits for alternative transportation fuels that favor sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) over other alternative fuels, creating an imbalance that has serious ramifications for retailers and consumers for years to come.
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Strikes threaten British holidays

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  • Rail staff have announced two clusters of industrial action before and after the Christmas-New Year period, alongside walkouts by postal workers, nurses, bus drivers and thousands of other people refusing to accept pay offers while inflation stands above 11%.
  • "That was the one week everyone needed," said pub chain boss Sam Pearman, referring to four days of train strikes scheduled for mid-December.
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Prairie View A&M 67, ASU men 59

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MENPRAIRIE VIEW A&M 67,ARKANSAS STATE 59William Douglas had 18 points and nine rebounds in Prairie View A&M’s victory over Arkansas State at First National Bank Arena.Malcolm Farrington and Markise Davis led Arkansas State (3-3) with 15 points each, but the Panthers (4-2) overcame a deficit at the half to outscore the Red Wolves 41-28 in the second half.ASU shot 40.8% (20-49) from the floor and 80% (12-15) at the free-throw line. Seven of Caleb Fields’ 14 points came from the free-throw line, with the junior guard also handing out a game-high five assists.The Panthers connected on 25 of 61 shot attempts for a 41% clip […]Read more >Similar articles >