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Biden’s electric vehicle sales goal won’t be too hard to reach by 2030

Biden’s electric vehicle sales goal won’t be too hard to reach by 2030

President Joe Biden announced an agreement Thursday that aims to push the US auto industry to sell more electric vehicles. The goals include a “shared aspiration” that 40% to 50% of vehicles sold in the US will be electric, plug-in hybrids or hydrogen-powered. This will be a challenge, some experts say, but isn’t really as…MORE

A venomous West African banded cobra is missing in a Texas neighborhood

A venomous West African banded cobra is missing in a Texas neighborhood

Wildlife experts are setting out traps and searching a Grand Prairie, Texas, neighborhood for a large, venomous West African banded cobra that’s been missing since Tuesday evening. “We don’t know if the snake is long gone, or if the snake is still in the house, but we have not been able to locate it,” Grand…MORE

Top cyber official makes debut calling for more ‘ambitious’ defenses and wearing a ‘Free Britney’ shirt

Top cyber official makes debut calling for more ‘ambitious’ defenses and wearing a ‘Free Britney’ shirt

In her first major speech since taking office, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Director Jen Easterly sought to elevate the young agency, pushing for more cybersecurity talent across the US and announcing a new initiative collaborating with the private sector on ransomware and other issues. Easterly made her debut not in a suit before a…MORE

FDA could lay out a national strategy for Covid-19 booster shots in early September

FDA could lay out a national strategy for Covid-19 booster shots in early September

Internal discussions at the US Food and Drug Administration have centered around an early September timeline for laying out a strategy on Covid-19 vaccine booster shots, a Biden administration official told CNN. The strategy would apply for all vaccinated people. A decision for those who are immunocompromised and face greater risk from the virus is…MORE

Los Angeles police investigating possible excessive use of force in arrest of NBA center Jaxson Hayes

Los Angeles police investigating possible excessive use of force in arrest of NBA center Jaxson Hayes

The Los Angeles Police Department has launched an investigation into whether officers used excessive force while arresting NBA Pelicans center Jaxson Hayes, a department spokesperson confirmed to CNN Wednesday. On July 28, LAPD officers responded to a call at about 2:50 a.m. local time reporting a domestic dispute at a residence in Woodland Hills, California.…MORE

House select committee begins taking over January 6 investigation from other committee

House select committee begins taking over January 6 investigation from other committee

The newly formed House select committee is taking the lead on investigating January 6 going forward, consolidating the investigation, as other committees looking into the matter begin handing over their work, according to a multiple sources familiar with the matter. That includes interviews with key figures related to that day that were already scheduled to…MORE

Baltimore County agrees to $3 million settlement with family, estate of Korryn Gaines
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Baltimore County agrees to $3 million settlement with family, estate of Korryn Gaines

Baltimore County officials have agreed to a $3 million settlement with the family and estate of Korryn Gaines, according to court documents. The agreement comes five years after Gaines, 23, was shot and killed after an hourslong standoff with police in Baltimore County. She was trying to livestream the encounter with police, authorities said at…MORE

Refugee arrivals to the US set to be the lowest on record this fiscal year
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Refugee arrivals to the US set to be the lowest on record this fiscal year

After Joe Biden came into office, Suleiman Omar Hassan and his roommate, both living in Uganda at the time, scrolled through the news on their cellphones every day looking for the answer to a life-altering question: Will Biden raise the refugee cap? Hassan’s hopes to resettle in the United States were riding on Biden lifting…MORE

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