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Double-decker highways are back. But they’re not going to solve traffic jams
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Double-decker highways are back. But they’re not going to solve traffic jams

Frederica Wilson, the US Congresswoman representing much of Miami, says she must leave home by 6:30 a.m. to beat traffic on South Florida’s highways. “If I wait 10 more minutes, it’s too late,” Wilson, a Democrat first elected to Congress in 2010, said. “Then it becomes a literal parking lot.” She doesn’t like traffic, and…MORE

Biden stands by commitment to nominate Black woman to the Supreme Court, White House says
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Biden stands by commitment to nominate Black woman to the Supreme Court, White House says

The White House signaled Wednesday that President Joe Biden remains committed to nominating the first Black woman to the Supreme Court after a well-placed source familiar with the matter told CNN that Justice Stephen Breyer plans to retire. “The President has stated and reiterated his commitment to nominating a Black woman to the Supreme Court…MORE

Florida surgeon general favorably recommended after Democrats walk out of confirmation hearing
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Florida surgeon general favorably recommended after Democrats walk out of confirmation hearing

A contentious confirmation hearing for Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo ended abruptly Wednesday after Democrats walked out in protest, prompting Republicans to immediately vote to favorably recommend Ladapo. Democrats grew increasingly exasperated at Ladapo for his lengthy, circular responses that wouldn’t directly answer their questions about his background and the state’s response to the…MORE

Prince Andrew denies sexual abuse allegations and demands jury trial in Virginia Giuffre lawsuit
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Prince Andrew denies sexual abuse allegations and demands jury trial in Virginia Giuffre lawsuit

Prince Andrew has formally denied allegations that he sexually abused Virginia Giuffre and has demanded a jury trial in her civil lawsuit, according to a legal filing Wednesday in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. The 11-page filing responds paragraph-by-paragraph to the allegations in Giuffre’s lawsuit, in which she alleged…MORE

Melania Trump’s auction items fail to bring desired price
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Melania Trump’s auction items fail to bring desired price

The lot of three items put up for auction earlier this month by former first lady Melania Trump failed to reach its desired monetary threshold of $250,000 for an opening bid. When the auction for the three items — a custom, wide-brimmed white hat worn by Trump during an official White House state visit, a…MORE

The man suspected of killing a Houston-area deputy was arrested in Mexico
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The man suspected of killing a Houston-area deputy was arrested in Mexico

The man suspected of killing a Harris County, Texas, law enforcement deputy during a traffic stop over the weekend was arrested in Mexico on Wednesday morning, Houston Police said. Oscar Rosales, 51, was wanted in the Sunday murder of Harris County Constable Precinct 5 Corporal Charles Galloway, police said. “We are working with our law…MORE

Climate change is coming for our coffee
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Climate change is coming for our coffee

Bad news for coffee lovers: Climate change will make it much harder to grow Arabica coffee in the coming years, according to a study published Wednesday in the scientific journal Plos One. The study examined how coffee-growing conditions will change by 2050 based on projections from several global climate models. Results show that coffee plants…MORE

Frogs can regrow amputated limbs after being treated with mix of drugs, new research finds
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Frogs can regrow amputated limbs after being treated with mix of drugs, new research finds

Some unusual creatures have an innate ability to regrow a limb: salamanders, starfish, crabs, lizards and newts. Such extraordinary powers elude most animals, including humans, although scientists have long sought to understand and replicate them in a quest to regenerate limbs for millions of patient amputees, including diabetics and victims of trauma. Now, researchers in…MORE

The Fed is getting ready to raise interest rates
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The Fed is getting ready to raise interest rates

The Federal Reserve is getting ready to raise interest rates, the central bank said in its monetary policy update Wednesday. But it kept rates near zero for now. “With inflation well above 2% and a strong labor market, the Committee expects it will soon be appropriate to raise the target range for the federal funds…MORE



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