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Education Department launching an investigation into death of Nex Benedict

The Department of Education said Friday that it is opening an investigation into the death of Nex Benedict, a 16-year-old Oklahoma high school student who died one day after getting into a fight in the girls bathroom at school, where they were allegedly bullied for months over their gender identity. The department’s Office for Civil […]

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Report: Boeing may reacquire Spirit at higher price despite hating optics

Amid safety scandals involving “many loose bolts” and widespread problems with Boeing’s 737 Max 9s, Boeing is apparently considering buying back Spirit AeroSystems, the key supplier behind some of Boeing’s current manufacturing problems, sources told The Wall Street Journal. Spirit was initially spun out from Boeing Commercial Airplanes in 2005, and Boeing had planned to

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Phillies Fans Start Petition to Bring Back Dollar Dog Night

Fans of the Philadelphia Phillies, known just as much for their rowdiness as their togetherness, are rising up in protest against the franchise’s announcement this week that it was doing away with a popular “Dollar Dog Night” at select games. A petition was launched Thursday to restore the promotional night, garnering nearly 10,000 signatures by

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NASA shuts down Maxar-led OSAM-1 satellite refueling project

A “grapple test” of the OSAM-1 spacecraft’s robotic servicing arm. NASA NASA is shutting down a $2 billion project to test satellite refueling in space, it announced Friday, after the agency’s auditor criticized the program’s lead contractor, Maxar, citing “poor performance.” The space agency said in a statement that the OSAM-1 — On-orbit Servicing, Assembly,

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How do you feel about the state of the union? We want to hear your thoughts : NPR

Joe Biden delivers the State of the Union address last February. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Joe Biden delivers the State of the Union address last February. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Joe Biden will make his election-year State of the Union address on Thursday amid foreign conflicts and domestic uncertainty.

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Major drug stores start selling abortion pill some say is ‘dangerous’ for women ahead of landmark SCOTUS case

The two largest pharmaceutical chains in the U.S. will begin selling the abortion pill mifepristone this month, just weeks before the Supreme Court will hear arguments on the drug’s approval, which the Biden administration defends.  CVS and Walgreens completed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) certification process to dispense mifepristone, the companies separately confirmed to

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Hamas says seven captives killed in Israeli army bombing of Gaza | Israel War on Gaza News

The group’s military wing confirms the news after an investigation although it does not state when the captives died. The military wing of the Palestinian group Hamas says seven more captives held in the Gaza Strip have died as a result of Israel’s bombardment of the besieged enclave. Abu Obeida, the spokesperson for Hamas’s Qassam

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Rish! purposefully grips his lectern – but shows he has no grip of the country | John Crace

Nothing shouts “Don’t panic! Don’t panic” more than a hastily arranged speech from the prime minister outside No 10 at 5.45pm on a Friday. Still, on the plus side, those who chose to carry on watching Pointless on BBC One won’t have missed a thing. It would have been hard to tell the two apart.

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Covid inquiry: ‘No basis’ to stop pubs selling alcohol

From late summer of 2020, the Welsh government used computer modelling by experts from Swansea University to try to predict the severity of future Covid waves and try to test the effects various counter-measures. So, for example, if ministers were thinking of changing rules about mixing or hospitality – this would be fed into a

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