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Democratic Rep. Anthony Brown announces run for Maryland attorney general

Democratic Rep. Anthony Brown announces run for Maryland attorney general

Democratic Rep. Anthony Brown announced Monday that he will run for Maryland attorney general in 2022 instead of seeking another term in the House of Representatives. The news makes Brown the latest House Democrat to announce that they are either retiring or running for another office. Democrats will be fighting a tough battle to retain…MORE

House Oversight report shows inadequate discipline for border agents connected to offensive Facebook groups

House Oversight report shows inadequate discipline for border agents connected to offensive Facebook groups

US Customs and Border Protection determined that 60 CBP agents “engaged in misconduct and were subject to discipline” in a review of controversial Facebook posts, a new congressional report says, but many only received light final penalties from the agency and remain in their posts. The agency conducted 135 investigations into personnel affiliated with a…MORE

$24 billion in goods is floating outside California’s biggest ports
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$24 billion in goods is floating outside California’s biggest ports

Extreme port congestion has become a major nuisance that just won’t go away this year. Unfortunately, it could be one of the biggest problems of 2022, too. Backlogs and elevated shipping costs are likely to persist “at least” through the middle of next year, Goldman Sachs warned clients in a note Monday. “No immediate solution…MORE

Vaping marijuana by teens doubles in last seven years, with potentially harmful consequences, study says
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Vaping marijuana by teens doubles in last seven years, with potentially harmful consequences, study says

Marijuana vaping by school-aged youth doubled between 2013 and 2020, a new study found, with reported use within the last 30 days rising seven-fold during the same time period. The study, published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics, analyzed 17 studies conducted throughout Canada and the United States that involved nearly 200,000 adolescents. The study found that…MORE

Oil surpasses $85 for the first time in seven years
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Oil surpasses $85 for the first time in seven years

The oil rally hit another milestone Monday, with crude topping $85 a barrel for the first time in seven years. US oil jumped another 1.2% to trade as high as $85.07 a barrel. It’s the first intraday trade above $85 since October 2014. The rebound has intensified in recent weeks as a global energy crunch…MORE

Hertz is buying 100,000 Teslas
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Hertz is buying 100,000 Teslas

Hertz is betting big on electric vehicles. It’s buying 100,000 Teslas, the largest-ever order by a single buyer. The purchase also represents the biggest move into EVs by a rental car company, by far. “Electric vehicles are now mainstream, and we’ve only just begun to see rising global demand and interest,” said Mark Fields, the…MORE

Moderna says its Covid-19 vaccine was well-tolerated and generated robust immune response in children ages 6 to 11
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Moderna says its Covid-19 vaccine was well-tolerated and generated robust immune response in children ages 6 to 11

Interim results of a Phase 2/3 trial showed Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine was well-tolerated and generated a robust immune response in children ages 6 to 11, the company said Monday. The trial included more than 4,700 participants between the ages of 6 and 11, and looked at two 50-microgram doses of Moderna’s vaccine given 28 days…MORE

3 children found abandoned in an apartment with another child’s remains in Texas, sheriff says
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3 children found abandoned in an apartment with another child’s remains in Texas, sheriff says

Sheriff’s deputies in Houston made a horrifying discovery in an apartment Sunday: three children who they say were abandoned with the decaying body of another child inside. “I had never heard of a scenario like this. It really caught me by surprise,” Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said in a news conference Sunday. The sheriff’s…MORE

Snoop Dogg mourns his mother Beverly Tate
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Snoop Dogg mourns his mother Beverly Tate

Snoop Dogg announced that his mother, Beverly Tate, has died. The rapper took to Instagram to share the sad news, writing “Mama thank u for having me,” alongside a sweet picture of Snoop with his mom. In another post, his mother is shown holding a bouquet of flowers. “Thank u god for giving me an…MORE

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