Jake Tapper Destroys GOP’s ‘Cruel’ Response to Alec Baldwin Tragedy

CNN host Jake Tapper used the last few minutes of his State of the Union broadcast on Sunday to unload on the conversative politicians who saw opportunity in the tragic death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of Alec Baldwin’s movie Rust last week.
Noting that Hutchins was a “rising star” in her field who left behind a husband and young son, Tapper said, “Heartbreaking, for normal people. But there’s something about our politics right now that is driving people away from our shared humanity.”
He pointed to Rep.

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Lethal ‘forever chemicals’ taint our food, water and even blood. The EPA is stalling | David Bond

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Lethal ‘forever chemicals’ taint our food, water and even blood. The EPA is stalling

David Bond

There is no longer any population or place on earth untouched by PFAS contamination. We are living through a toxic experiment with no control group

A sign at at a recreation area in Michigan warns anglers not to eat fish from the Huron River, due to high levels of PFAS. Photograph: Jim West/Alamy

A sign at at a recreation area in Michigan warns anglers not to eat fish from the Huron River, due to high levels of PFAS.

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Lethal ‘forever chemicals’ taint our food, water and even blood. The EPA is stalling | David Bond

OpinionPollution

Lethal ‘forever chemicals’ taint our food, water and even blood. The EPA is stalling

David Bond

There is no longer any population or place on earth untouched by PFAS contamination. We are living through a toxic experiment with no control group

A sign at at a recreation area in Michigan warns anglers not to eat fish from the Huron River, due to high levels of PFAS. Photograph: Jim West/Alamy

A sign at at a recreation area in Michigan warns anglers not to eat fish from the Huron River, due to high levels of PFAS.

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NSBA Apologizes For Working With Biden Administration To Target Parents As ‘Domestic Terrorists’

The National School Boards Association has apologized for a letter that Attorney General Merrick Garland used to target parents as “domestic terrorists.”
“We regret and apologize for the letter,” the NSBA said in a memorandum sent to members on Friday. “To be clear, the safety of school board members, other public school officials and educators, and students is our top priority, and there remains important work to be done on this issue. However, there was no justification for some of the language included in the letter.

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Dr. Kent Ingle: Coping with college stress – 5 ways to help your student thrive

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Since the pandemic unraveled, there has been an alarming increase in mental health issues among college students. More recently, the incidents at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill can remind university administrators and parents that they should be at the forefront of promoting mental health awareness for students.  
College students around the nation are reporting significantly higher burnout symptoms.

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on the Border Crisis, Election Integrity, and Kamala Harris

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey was the keynote speaker at The American Spectator‘s 53rd annual Robert L. Bartley Gala on October 14, 2021. He was joined by Grover Norquist, founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform, for a fireside chat.
You can watch or read the conversation below.
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Grover Norquist: Right now, we all have the opportunity and the honor of learning from the governor of Arizona. I first met the governor of Arizona, Doug Ducey, when he was treasury secretary and was campaigning to kill a sales tax increase that the Republican governor had put in.

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Editorial: Serra’s statue in the U.S. Capitol should be replaced with someone who represents California today

For all the statues of Father Junípero Serra that have been removed from public places, one of the most prominent figures of him remains: a bronze statue of the chief architect of the California mission movement, holding a cross aloft, in the National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol, where it has represented the state since 1931.
Each state is allowed to send two statues to the Capitol building, honoring esteemed residents of its past.

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The recent rise in inflation, explained in 600 words

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If you’ve been watching the news lately, you probably have a good sense that inflation is going up — that, in other words, things are getting a bit more expensive.
Only it’s a little more nuanced than that.
It’s true that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 5.4 percent in the 12 months ending in September.

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The recent rise in inflation, explained in 600 words

This is an excerpt from The Weeds newsletter. To subscribe for a weekly dive into policy and its effects on people, click here.
If you’ve been watching the news lately, you probably have a good sense that inflation is going up — that, in other words, things are getting a bit more expensive.
Only it’s a little more nuanced than that.
It’s true that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 5.4 percent in the 12 months ending in September.

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The Anger of Tesla Fans Is Becoming a Problem

This week, the Biden administration confirmed a Reuters report that it plans to appoint Missy Cummings, an engineering professor at Duke University and a former fighter pilot, as the senior adviser for safety at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The head of Duke’s Humans and Autonomy Lab, Cummings is an expert in human factors, a field examining interactions between people and machines.

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