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This bill could help to end energy poverty in the US

This bill could help to end energy poverty in the US

Energy is an essential component of our day-to-day lives. We use it to cook our food, stay warm in the winter and cool our homes in the summer. But home energy prices have risen during the pandemic while more people are struggling to just get by. For too long, lower-income American families have been forced…MORE

Judge sides with Britney Spears in ongoing court battle with her father over finances
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Judge sides with Britney Spears in ongoing court battle with her father over finances

Although Britney Spears’ 13-year conservatorship has ended, the legal battle over her finances is still going on. The singer’s attorney, Mathew Rosengart, faced off in court on Wednesday against attorney Alex Weingarten, who now represents the pop star’s father, Jamie Spears. Judge Brenda Penny ruled against a request from the elder Spears for Britney Spears…MORE

Americans are showing up sick to work even as Omicron spreads
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Americans are showing up sick to work even as Omicron spreads

You may think that store and restaurant workers in America who catch Covid-19 are staying home to recover and keep the public safe. But millions of frontline employees aren’t able to do that without missing a paycheck. So, many Americans, working precarious, low-wage jobs in the service industry, can’t stay home — even if they…MORE

Peloton says it may consider cutting jobs and ‘resetting’ production
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Peloton says it may consider cutting jobs and ‘resetting’ production

Peloton CEO John Foley acknowledged Thursday that the company is “considering all options” — including layoffs and production curbs — after a report that the fitness firm has stopped manufacturing its bikes and treadmills sent shares crashing. His statement did not reference any specific report, but said “rumors that we are halting all production of…MORE

McDonald’s is bringing back this sweet treat after a 5-year hiatus
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McDonald’s is bringing back this sweet treat after a 5-year hiatus

McDonald’s is selling a dessert that fans haven’t seen in about five years. Roughly 6,800 of its 14,000 US restaurants have begun selling a blueberry and crème pie, which is a sweet pastry that’s filled with blueberries and a vanilla-flavored crème and baked in a pie crust. McDonald’s last sold the pie in the US…MORE

Trump’s January 6 documents are on their way to the House. When can we see them and what’s next?
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Trump’s January 6 documents are on their way to the House. When can we see them and what’s next?

The Supreme Court handed the House January 6 committee a significant win on Wednesday as it shut down former President Donald Trump’s bid to block the release of documents from his White House to committee investigators. The National Archives announced midday on Thursday it was “now in the process of” giving Trump’s records to the…MORE

Democratic congressman arrested during voting rights protest
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Democratic congressman arrested during voting rights protest

New York Democratic Rep. Jamaal Bowman was arrested Thursday during a voting rights protest at the US Capitol, his office said in a statement. “Today, Congressman Jamaal Bowman joined a voting rights non-violent direct action at the North Barricade of the US Capitol Building and was arrested by the US Capitol Police,” Marcus Frias, a…MORE

Jeff Daniels now has a tarantula-killing worm named after him
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Jeff Daniels now has a tarantula-killing worm named after him

If you think you know who Jeff Daniels is, think again. You might be thinking of the Hollywood actor — but there’s now a tarantula-killing worm with a very similar name. The worm — named tarantobelus jeffdanielsi — was discovered by scientists at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) and is one of more than…MORE

Judge denies InfoWars host motion to dismiss
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Judge denies InfoWars host motion to dismiss

A federal judge on Thursday denied InfoWars host and right-wing conspiracy theorist Owen Shroyer’s attempt to dismiss the four charges against him in connection with the January 6 Capitol riot. Shroyer has been charged with four misdemeanors, including disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. He has pleaded not guilty. In December, Shroyer’s lawyer Norman Pattis argued…MORE

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