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Inside the movement to remake America’s city streets

UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2023

The automobile has been a fixture of urban life for more than a century. Then came the coronavirus pandemic. Congested streets turned into pedestrian safe havens. Now many want to make those changes permanent - but it won't happen without a fight.

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Video testimony in the COVID era faces a constitutional test

UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2023

In March 2021, a year into the coronavirus pandemic, a key witness in a criminal case in a federal court in New York was allowed to testify remotely, from his lawyer’s office in California. The cross-examination was marred by technical glitches and the stilted awkwardness familiar to anyone who has participated in a Zoom call.
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Robert Smith, man of the people, finds a cure for Ticketmaster’s ills

UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2023

An unlikely hero has emerged in the great war on Ticketmaster fees, effecting change which could reverberate throughout the concert industry. Robert Smith, lead singer of legendary British rock outfit the Cure, put his foot down on those frustrating fees fans have gotten used to paying when buying tickets to see their favorite artists in concert. And in a shocking turn of events, Ticketmaster responded, agreeing to give a small cut of cash back to the people.
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McCarthy tells Trump supporters not to protest if ex-president is indicted

UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2023

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has said supporters of Donald Trump should not protest if the former president is indicted - after Trump called on people to rally against what he claimed would be his imminent arrest in a Manhattan investigation. In an all-caps message on his social media platform, he called on followers to "PROTEST, TAKE OUR NATION BACK!"
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McMorris Rodgers, House Republicans unveil sweeping energy policy bill

As chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has shepherded 15 separate bills that make up much of the package her fellow Republicans have dubbed the “Lower Energy Costs Act.” Other components from the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and Natural Resources Committee round out the package, which aims to increase domestic mining and drilling while paring back regulations.
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‘We need to stop the water’: A California town’s frantic fight to save itself

UPDATED: Sun., March 19, 2023

ALLENSWORTH, Calif. — When it rained for days and floodwaters poured onto roads, the people of Allensworth grabbed shovels and revved up tractors. The makeshift barriers they built with sandbags, gravel and loose sand kept the water back. Now, the town of nearly 600 people northwest of Bakersfield faces another threat — a broken levee, along with yet another storm expected to hit in a few ...

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