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Asian American lawmakers want DOJ to speed up action on hate crimes law
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Asian American lawmakers want DOJ to speed up action on hate crimes law

Two Democratic lawmakers are urging the Justice Department to swiftly implement a federal law aimed at countering the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes during the coronavirus pandemic. In a letter sent to Attorney General Merrick Garland, Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii and Rep. Grace Meng of New York highlighted provisions of the Covid-19 Hate Crimes…MORE

A North Carolina-based health care system has suspended hundreds of employees for not getting a Covid-19 vaccine

A North Carolina-based health care system has suspended hundreds of employees for not getting a Covid-19 vaccine

A North Carolina-based health care provider announced Tuesday it has suspended hundreds of employees for not meeting the company’s Covid-19 vaccine requirements. Novant Health says employees, by now, must have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine or applied for — and received — a medical or religious exemption. Those that hadn’t —…MORE

Airbnb CEO: We had to rebuild our company from the ground up
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Airbnb CEO: We had to rebuild our company from the ground up

Airbnb has been on a wild ride. Many had doubted it could survive as Covid cases soared and the company lost 80% of its business. But now things are turning around for the vacation home rental business, with users booking longer stays thanks to greater flexibility in the way we live, work and travel. Co-founder…MORE

Man who filmed Rodney King’s 1991 beating by police dies of Covid-19, friend says
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Man who filmed Rodney King’s 1991 beating by police dies of Covid-19, friend says

George Holliday, the man who shot the infamous video of Los Angeles Police Department officers beating Rodney King more than 30 years ago, has died, his friend tells CNN. He was 61. Holliday died Sunday of Covid-19 in Simi Valley, California, according to longtime friend Robert Wollenweber. “Unfortunately, he didn’t want to get vaccinated. He…MORE

This lipstick has been around for decades. Now stores can’t keep it in stock
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This lipstick has been around for decades. Now stores can’t keep it in stock

Clinique Black Honey lip color launched when Richard Nixon was president, but all these decades later it has gone viral on TikTok. Now, beauty stores and retailers can’t keep it on shelves. After it was introduced in 1971, the lipstick, which is known for its versatility and ability to complement a wide range of skin…MORE

Texas governor signs bill tightening restrictions on abortion-inducing drugs
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Texas governor signs bill tightening restrictions on abortion-inducing drugs

Abortion-inducing drugs in Texas will now be harder to obtain after the state’s Republican governor recently signed restrictive legislation into law, weeks after another strict abortion law went into effect in the state. Senate Bill 4, signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday, prohibits a person “from providing an abortion‑inducing drug to a…MORE

Here’s why the Fed won’t announce tapering this week
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Here’s why the Fed won’t announce tapering this week

The Federal Reserve is unlikely to take its foot off the stimulus gas pedal this week as the recovery has run into some roadblocks. Most notably: the Delta variant. Mere weeks ago, investors were convinced the central bank would announce a tapering of its massive pandemic stimulus program at its September meeting, which began Tuesday.…MORE

This toy Aston Martin costs $123,000
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This toy Aston Martin costs $123,000

For kids interested in practicing their spycraft, Aston Martin is offering the perfect tool. It’s a battery-powered Aston Martin DB5, small enough for children to drive, and complete with various James Bond-style gadgets one could use to evade capture. It even goes pretty fast. Produced by The Little Car Company, which also made a tiny…MORE

Some parents are missing the September child tax credit payment
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Some parents are missing the September child tax credit payment

Though the Internal Revenue Service sent out the third monthly child tax credit payment last week, some families are still waiting for the funds. Angry parents have contacted CNN, taken to Twitter and posted to other online sites complaining that they did not receive the money on September 15 as expected. Eligible families can get…MORE

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