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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

San Jose, California, is getting closer to adopting a first-in-the-nation law to address gun violence by requiring all gun owners to pay a fee and carry liability insurance. read more


The problem for the Rams is that Vivid Seats estimates there will be more 49ers fans than there were in Week 18, not fewer. read more


The Biden administration is withdrawing its Covid-19 vaccination and testing regulation aimed at large businesses, following the Supreme Court's decision to block the rule earlier this month. read more


John Burley, a patient at the adult day healthcare at the Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Rome, was hospitalized right before Thanksgiving and was forced to give up his dog to the Rome Humane Society. Jennifer Smith, a registered nurse at the center, was notified by the patient and immediately took action to help the two reconnect. "I came in on a Monday morning to work," Smith said. "First thing in the morning, the phone was ringing. It was John, calling from his hospital bed, saying 'Boomer's in the pound,' 'Boomer's in the pound' and he was saying it so many times. I could tell in his voice that he was scared, that he was sad." read more


In Vermont, lawmakers are considering bills to make it easier to prosecute people who threaten election officials. read more


According to a report from Business Insider, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is being kept at arm's length by a substantial number of his Republican colleagues as the investigation into allegations he engaged in sex trafficking appears to be coming to an end. read more


U.S. Department of Commerce press release: Semiconductor supply chain remains fragile and it is essential that Congress move swiftly to pass the President's proposed $52 billion in chips funding as soon as possible. While we don't expect long-term supply chain disruptions because of Omicron, any disruption has ripple effects. In 2021, auto prices drove one-third of all inflation, primarily because we don't have enough chips. Automakers produced nearly 8 million fewer cars last year than expected, which some analysts believe resulted in more than $210 billion in lost revenue. It is both an economic and national security imperative to solve this crisis. read more


After 16 seasons, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton has announced he's leaving the job. Payton took over a franchise so woe begotten that it took 34 years to win a playoff game. He convinced Drew Brees to sign as a free agent a few months into the job and led the Saints to 161 wins, including Super Bowl 0x2C.


Neil Young posted a since-deleted letter to his management team and record label demanding that they remove his music from Spotify. "I am doing this because Spotify is spreading fake information about vaccines " potentially causing death to those who believe the disinformation being spread by them," he wrote. "Please act on this immediately today and keep me informed of the time schedule." read more


but whether America will care? Will Bunch: A stunning week of bombshell disclosures and tightening probes are closing in on POTUS45. The big unknown is how America will react. read more


In the first episode of the Foundation series on Apple TV, we see a terrorist try to destroy the space elevator used by the Galactic Empire. This seems like a great chance to talk about the physics of space elevators and to consider what would happen if one exploded. (Hint: It wouldn't be good.) read more


The USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier strike group and NATO allies will launch a major military exercise in the Mediterranean Sea on Monday as concerns surge over Russia's massing of forces and looming invasion of Ukraine. read more


Monday, January 24, 2022

Exclusive emails obtained by Rolling Stone expose an attempt to recertify the state as a victory for Donald Trump -- and reveal top Trumpworld figures were complicit read more


Former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday rejected a plea deal that would ban him from politics for the next seven years. read more


A Capitol riot defendant claims he was barred from Airbnb and Lyft, and lost his TSA precheck pass after his arrest, according to a legal filing. read more


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