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House passes $768 billion defense spending bill

The House approved a $768 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the 2022 fiscal year in a bipartisan 316-113 vote on Thursday.Why it matters: The annual bill, which authorizes Pentagon spending levels and guides policy for the department, would require women to register for the military draft, among other provisions. 135 Republicans joined 181…

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New York passes law that will ban all gas-powered car sales by 2035

In 14 years’ time, no fossil fuel-powered vehicles will be sold in New York anymore. The state has passed a new law that bans the sale of gas vehicles starting in 2035, requiring all new cars to be zero emission. New York’s Senate and Assembly passed the bill and Governor Kathy Hochul signed it into…

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In a first, New York passes law banning new fossil fuel vehicle sales after 2034

zero emissions — State agencies have to create a market-development strategy by end of 2022. Tim De Chant – Sep 14, 2021 9:32 pm UTC Enlarge / Widespread EV charging stations will be critical for New York to feasibly phase-out new fossil fuel vehicles by its 2035 deadline.New York will ban the sale of fossil…

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House passes bill Dems say would bolster landmark voting law

Washington House Democrats have passed legislation that would strengthen a landmark civil rights-era voting law weakened by the Supreme Court over the past decade, a step party leaders tout as progress in their quest to fight back against voting restrictions advanced in Republican-led states.The bill, which is part of a broader Democratic effort to enact…

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Chivalry II passes 1 million copies sold

A new GamesBeat event is around the corner! Learn more about what comes next.  Developer Torn Banner Studios and publishers Tripwire Presents and Deep Silver announced today that Chivalry II has passed 1 million copies sold. Chivalry II is a multiplayer combat game that focuses on medieval weapons, battles, and sieges. It launched June 8 for…

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Taliban Passes Out Hijabs, Long Scarves to Girls as They Return to School with Boys

Taliban fighters passed out hijabs and long scarves to girls in Herat, Afghanistan as they returned to school with boys after the Taliban’s takeover of the country, the Associated Press reported.Most of the city’s residents, especially women, stayed inside their homes Tuesday, according to women’s rights advocate Zahra, 26, who spoke to AP and requested…

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Control Passes 10 Million Players As Remedy’s New Big-Budget Game Enters Full Production

With Control having passed 10 million players, Remedy Entertainment has entered full production on its upcoming game project with Epic Games. This was revealed in a new investor letter released today, alongside the news that Control’s revenues were slightly higher in Q2 2021 than in Q2 2020. Remedy cites the studio’s commitment to actively marketing…

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FDA to OK Boosters for Some; VA Passes on Aducanumab; Bogus COVID Vakzine

Note that some links may require registration or subscription. NBC News reports that the FDA will update the emergency use authorizations for Pfizer and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines on Thursday to allow for a third dose in transplant recipients and other immunocompromised individuals. The streak of bad luck continues for aducanumab (Aduhelm), as the VA decided…

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Senate passes $1T infrastructure bill in a win for bipartisanship

Washington With a robust vote after weeks of fits and starts, the Senate approved a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure plan on Tuesday. A rare coalition of Democrats and Republicans joined to overcome skeptics and deliver a cornerstone of President Joe Biden’s agenda.The 69-30 tally provides momentum for this first phase of Mr. Biden’s “Build Back Better”…

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Senate Passes $550 Billion Infrastructure Plan (Podcast)

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