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U.S. bread, donut makers say biofuel requirements could increase cost of certain foods

A trade group representing some of America’s biggest baked goods companies is urging the Biden administration to ratchet back its biofuel ambitions, arguing that using fuel made from crops could raise the cost of donuts, bread and other foods. The complaints mark an unusual entrance by the food industry into the U.S. energy policy debate, […]

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Powerful explosion and gunfire reported near Kabul’s diplomatic area

Witnesses reported exchange of heavy gunfire after the explosion which occurred near the Afghan capital’s diplomatic quarters, its National Directorate of Security and a busy market square. A powerful blast followed by sporadic gunfire has hit Afghanistan’s capital Kabul near the city’s heavily fortified “Green Zone”, an area home to government buildings and foreign embassies, […]

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Biden Names Official To Help Reverse Trump-Era Immigration Policies

President Joe Biden’s administration has appointed an official to help reverse immigration policies enacted under former President Donald Trump, according to people familiar with the matter. Lucas Guttentag, a professor at Stanford Law School, will serve as senior counselor on immigration policy and report to Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco, Politico first reported Monday. He […]

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Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine sold to new Blackstone-backed media company

New York (CNN Business)Reese Witherspoon’s women-centric media company Hello Sunshine is being sold. The media company has been behind several of the actress’ recent TV projects such as “Big Little Lies,” “Little Fires Everywhere” and “The Morning Show.” The business also includes Reese’s Book Club. Witherspoon launched the company in 2016 as a joint venture […]

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, state attorney general report says

The New York attorney general’s investigation into sexual harassment allegations against Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo found that Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, Attorney General Letitia James announced Tuesday. The office found that Cuomo harassed current and former state employees, as well as a number of women outside of state government, James said, as the office […]

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Beyond barriers of prejudice

Beyond barriers of prejudice: Syrian and Turkish youth work together. A UNDP project funded by Japan and carried out with the support of the Ministry of Youth and Sports aims to provide training for employment, entrepreneurship and social cohesion in Turkey among Turkish and Syrian refugee youth. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) project “Employability, […]

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Coronavirus Roundup: White House Will Be Looking Into the Possibility of More Vaccine Requirements for Feds

White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients speaks during a press briefing at the White House in April. Zients said Monday the White House will be looking into more potential vaccine mandates in some parts of the government. Patrick Semansky / AP The White House released on Tuesday the breakdown of many vaccines the Biden […]