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Lawsuits demand unproven ivermectin for COVID patients

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 16, 2021

NEW YORK – Mask rules, vaccination mandates and business shutdowns have all landed in the courts during the COVID-19 outbreak, confronting judges with questions of science and government authority. Now they are increasingly being asked to weigh in on the deworming drug ivermectin.
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At least 13 auto safety rules are years overdue

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 16, 2021

WASHINGTON – After their 16-year-old daughter died in a car crash, David and Wendy Mills wondered whether she would be alive if federal rules on rear seat belt warnings had been issued on time.
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Bitcoin-mining power plant raises ire of environmentalists

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 16, 2021

An obstacle to large-scale bitcoin mining is finding enough cheap energy to run the huge, power-gobbling computer arrays that create and transact cryptocurrency. One mining operation in central New York came up with a novel solution that has alarmed environmentalists. It uses its own power plant.
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President Biden open to shortening length of programs in spending bill

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 15, 2021

HARTFORD, Conn. — President Joe Biden said Friday he would prefer to cut the duration of programs in his big social services and climate change package rather than eliminate some entirely, as Democrats struggle to win support from moderates by trimming what had been a $3.5 trillion proposal.
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Climate activists resume weeklong protest at Capitol

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 15, 2021

WASHINGTON — Indigenous groups and other environmental activists marched to the Capitol Friday as they continued a weeklong protest demanding that Congress and the Biden administration stop new fossil fuel projects and act with greater urgency on climate change.
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Southern Baptist leader resigns amid rifts over sex abuse

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 15, 2021

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A top Southern Baptist Convention administrator is resigning amid internal rifts over how to handle an investigation into the SBC's response to sexual abuse, a decision that underscores the broader ongoing turmoil in the nation’s largest Protestant denomination.