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House passes bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday, sending it to Biden’s desk for signature into law

In a resounding bipartisan vote, the House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday making Juneteenth, the day commemorating the official end of slavery in the United States, a federal holiday.  The final vote on the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act was 415-14, and the bill now heads to President Biden’s desk for signature into law.  “We cannot change the future if we do not recognize the past,” Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus said on the… Source link

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‘The federal government is making profits off the backs of our students’

As lawmakers and advocacy groups continue to push for $50,000 in student debt cancellation, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer expressed shock over the interest rates that borrowers are being charged by the government. “The federal government is charging our students and those who have student debt 7% interest,” Schumer (D-NY) said during a press conference organized by Student Debt Crisis, an advocacy group. “You know, I’m from Brooklyn, I’d use a curse word before that 7% … can you… Source link

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Canton McKinley coaches fired for making player eat pork

A high school football coach in Ohio was fired Thursday after forcing a player to eat pork as a punishment, according to the New York Times. The incident occurred after a senior on the Canton McKinley High School football team missed an optional practice. On May 24, the 17-year-old player was reportedly forced by coaches to eat an entire pepperoni pizza as punishment. The player is a Hebrew Israelite, and cannot consume pork for religious reasons.  The player was reportedly told he had to eat… Source link

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Google is making it harder for Android apps to track you once you’ve opted out

It’s going to get harder for Android apps to track users who’ve opted out of receiving personalized ads, the Financial Times reports, after Google announced changes to how it’ll handle the unique device identifiers that allow marketers to track them between apps. Starting later this year, Google is cutting off access to these “Advertising IDs” after a user opts out, and will show developers a “string of zeros” in its place. The news was announced in an email to Play Store… Source link

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Google is making big design and privacy changes to the world’s most popular operating system

The Conversation Ultra-Orthodox Jewish women are bucking the patriarchal, authoritarian stereotype of their community Ultra-Orthodox women have become the primary breadwinners in their families. Menahem Kahana/AFP via Getty ImagesUltra-Orthodox Jews have been in the news a lot lately, partly due to their reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic. With a few exceptions, the stories present ultra-Orthodox Jews as a patriarchal community that is authoritarian and resistant to public health measures,… Source link

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IBM’s CEO cautions against making ‘plans’ for a return to work

Bloomberg CDC Eases Mask Rules; NYC Offers Burgers for Shots: Virus Update (Bloomberg) — President Joe Biden’s administration took its biggest step yet toward declaring victory over the coronavirus pandemic — announcing that fully vaccinated Americans can ditch their masks in most settings, even indoors or in large groups. Masks are still required on buses, trains and other forms of public transportation, as well as airports.To drive vaccinations, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is offering… Source link

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Trade analyzer and tips for making deals

The Conversation Reducing methane is good for climate, health and can pay for itself – yet emissions are still rising fast, a new UN report warns Methane is the world’s second most abundant greenhouse gas. It doesn’t stay in the atmosphere as long as CO2, but it’s many times more potent. Photo by Don Bartletti/Los Angeles Times via Getty ImageMethane, the main ingredient in natural gas, is a larger climate problem than the world anticipates, and cutting its emissions will be crucial to… Source link

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Trade analyzer and tips for making deals

As April comes to a close, some fantasy managers will start to reach panic mode with their struggling players. This is a great time to acquire those who are in a slump, especially pitchers whose numbers may have been skewed by one bad start. You will find plenty of mid-level hurlers in this space, and my advice is to acquire them before their next outing. Players to acquire Fantasy managers will initially believe that 2021 is more of the same for Heaney, who last produced an ERA under 4.00 in… Source link

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Apple’s iPad Pro is making its own laptops obsolete

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 This article was first featured in Yahoo Finance Tech, a weekly newsletter highlighting our original content on the industry. Get it sent directly to your inbox every Wednesday by 4 p.m. ET. Subscribe Apple’s iPad Pros are every bit as powerful as the MacBook Air. That could be a problem. Apple (AAPL) has positioned the iPad Pro as a computer replacement since its 2015 launch when CEO Tim Cook said the iPads would make notebooks or desktops unnecessary for “many,… Source link

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Google hosts YouTube video making false claim about George Floyd

Google’s YouTube, which has pledged to do more to remove fake content, has not taken down a video that falsely calls George Floyd a rapist. The video was posted Monday, as the defense and prosecution made closing arguments in the trial of Derek Chauvin, a white former Minneapolis police officer convicted Tuesday of murder and manslaughter for kneeling on the neck of Floyd, a Black man, for nearly 10 minutes. By Tuesday at 6 p.m., the video by conservative YouTube host Stew Peters, who has… Source link

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