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Major League Baseball lockout begins as players and owners fail to reach a new bargaining agreement

Major League Baseball lockout begins as players and owners fail to reach a new bargaining agreement

The collective bargaining agreement between Major League Baseball and the players’ union expired at 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, leading to the first official work stoppage in professional baseball since the 1994-95 seasons. The lockout will prevent players from using team facilities as well as free agents from signing new contracts until a new CBA…MORE

‘That’s not what’s happening:’ Biden tries to rebut news coverage about empty store shelves

‘That’s not what’s happening:’ Biden tries to rebut news coverage about empty store shelves

A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter. You can sign up for free right here. One of President Biden’s many fights right now is a fight against perceptions: Of economic peril, a never-ending pandemic, and his own political weakness. In recent speeches, he is issuing rebuttals and trying to change…MORE

India formally repeals controversial farm laws after year of protests

India formally repeals controversial farm laws after year of protests

India has formally repealed three contentious farm laws that sparked more than a year of protests, nearly two weeks after Prime Minister Narendra Modi was pushed into a rare policy reversal that saw the legislation withdrawn. The country’s President Ram Nath Kovind signed a bill repealing the laws late Wednesday, after it was passed by…MORE

John Roberts has a plan that would gut — yet save — Roe v. Wade. Can it work?

John Roberts has a plan that would gut — yet save — Roe v. Wade. Can it work?

Chief Justice John Roberts came to Wednesday’s abortion arguments with an idea, an idea that no other Supreme Court justice would likely want but one that a slim majority might eventually accept. By his questions during the intense session that ran nearly two hours, Roberts suggested the high court reverse a significant part of Roe…MORE

Symone Sanders, Harris’ chief spokesperson, to leave White House
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Symone Sanders, Harris’ chief spokesperson, to leave White House

Symone Sanders, Vice President Kamala Harris’ chief spokesperson and senior adviser, is leaving the Biden administration at the end of the year, according to a source familiar with the decision. “Symone has served honorably for 3 years,” the source told CNN. “The President and Vice President are grateful for Symone’s service and advocacy for this…MORE

Biden to extend transportation mask mandate through March
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Biden to extend transportation mask mandate through March

The Biden administration will extend existing requirements for travelers to wear masks on airplanes, buses, trains and boats, as well as in airports and other transportation hubs, through March to address concerns over the Omicron coronavirus variant. In August, the Transportation Security Administration extended its US federal transportation mask mandate through January 18 due to…MORE

Inside the Biden White House’s thorny response to the Omicron variant
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Inside the Biden White House’s thorny response to the Omicron variant

President Joe Biden has spent hours over the last week peppering his medical team with questions about the quickly spreading Omicron variant of the coronavirus, pressing them for more data and asking when his team would know more. On Wednesday, they shared with him a major development: The first case of the variant had been…MORE

Some victims of former New York gynecologist Robert Hadden reach $71.5 million settlement
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Some victims of former New York gynecologist Robert Hadden reach $71.5 million settlement

Dozens of women who say they were sexually abused by former gynecologist Robert Hadden reached a settlement with the hospital system that employed him that will allow them to seek money from a $71.5 million victims’ compensation fund. Columbia University Irving Medical Center and New York-Presbyterian Hospital reached the settlement with 79 women who were…MORE

This strip of paper can help prevent a drug overdose
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This strip of paper can help prevent a drug overdose

It’s a little strip of paper not much longer than 2 inches, and it has the potential to prevent a drug overdose. These strips can detect fentanyl, the deadliest drug in the United States, when it’s mixed with other drugs. Between April 2020 through May 2021, there were more than 100,000 drug overdose deaths in…MORE

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