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Democrats tie government funding to debt bill, GOP digs in

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic congressional leaders backed by the White House say they will push ahead with a vote to fund the government and suspend the debt limit, all but daring Republicans who say they will vote against it despite the risk of a fiscal crisis.Congress is rushing headlong into an all-too-familiar stalemate: The federal…

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UK government announces digital trade strategy

Five-point plan is aimed at improving ways to sell and deliver services digitally, making the sector more resilient to disruption By Angelica Mari Published: 20 Sep 2021 13:54 The UK government has announced a five-point digital strategy aimed at improving international digital trade for businesses and consumers and future-proofing the sector. New secretary of state…

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UK government takes equity shares in more than 150 startups

Worawut – Covid-support loans given to startups through the UK government’s Future Fund have given it stakes in more than 150 high-growth enterprises By Sebastian Klovig Skelton , Senior reporter Published: 14 Sep 2021 14:45 The UK government has taken stakes in 158 high-growth startups after its Covid support loans converted into equity, according…

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The 30 Most Shocking Government Secrets

BettmannGetty Images There are enough conspiracy theories online to keep you reading for a lifetime — and trust us, you don’t want to fall down that rabbit hole. But what does it mean when some of the rumors and secrets are actually confirmed? Thanks to declassified documents, government leaks, and revealing reports, we’ve learned more…

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The federal government will restore ‘100%’ of pay to any school officials who are punished for defying state mask mandates, Biden says

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Estonian government opens its digital heart to tech testers

Tech startups are being invited to build and test their products and services on the Estonian government’s IT estate for free, in return for use of the software developed By Karl Flinders, Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly Published: 08 Sep 2021 11:03 The Estonian government is giving tech companies access to its public sector technology…

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Government opens £2bn chest for big data analytics

The Crown Commercial Service has published an early notification notice for a £500m per annum big data analytics procurement framework, which will run from 2022 to 2026 By Brian McKenna, Business Applications Editor Published: 07 Sep 2021 10:45 The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has earmarked £2bn in funding for big data storage and analytics projects…

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UK Government urged to back alternative proteins in fight against climate change

The paper said encouraging the consumption of “alternative proteins” that do not come from animals would be politically easier for ministers than taxing traditional products.Raising cows, sheep and chickens contributes to carbon emissions, and to meet its climate targets, Britain will need to reduce meat consumption, the paper said. Alternative proteins have a significantly lower…

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German government, industry back North Sea spaceport plan

Sep. 6, 2021Updated: Sep. 6, 2021 8:15 a.m.BERLIN (AP) — The German government said Monday it supports plans for a North Sea spaceport that would be used to launch small satellites into space from Europe. Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said the government would act as an “anchor customer” for the floating launch site off the German…

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The government is raising an army of parasitic wasps to fight invasive beetles

Kristine Grayson is an associate professor of biology at the University of Richmond. This story was originally featured on The Conversation. The emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) is a deceptively attractive metallic-green adult beetle with a red abdomen. But few people ever actually see the insect itself – just the trail of destruction it leaves behind under…