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Ford earnings and sales fall — but not as much as feared
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Ford earnings and sales fall — but not as much as feared

As with most automakers, Ford’s earnings took a hit from the supply chain problems and computer chip shortage. But its third quarter results were much better than Wall Street expected. The company also raised its outlook for future earnings and restored its dividend. The company posted adjusted earnings of $2 billion, down 22% from a…MORE

Paid leave falls out of Democratic package in urgent scramble to secure Manchin’s support
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Paid leave falls out of Democratic package in urgent scramble to secure Manchin’s support

Democrats are expected to scrap paid family and medical leave from their cornerstone economic and climate package, discarding one of the central planks of President Joe Biden’s proposal as they scramble to strike a deal with holdout senators, according to multiple people familiar with the talks. The plan’s survival has been in question for several…MORE

Intelligence leaders defend efforts to promote diversity in face of Republican attacks
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Intelligence leaders defend efforts to promote diversity in face of Republican attacks

The Biden administration’s most senior intelligence officials defended their push to boost diversity in the ranks of the intelligence community in a congressional hearing on Wednesday, amid attacks from Republicans that such efforts are a distraction from core national security priorities. Diversity and inclusion “is not only the smart thing to do for an agency…MORE

Horse patrol investigation slow moving despite DHS promise to conclude in ‘days’
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Horse patrol investigation slow moving despite DHS promise to conclude in ‘days’

An internal investigation into US Border Patrol agents on horseback who confronted migrants in Texas, remains ongoing, a month after Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas committed to concluding the probe within “days.” Two agents at the center of the investigation have yet to be interviewed, according to National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd, who…MORE

Some House depositions of people who helped plan rallies preceding Capitol attack are postponed
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Some House depositions of people who helped plan rallies preceding Capitol attack are postponed

The House select committee investigating January 6 has granted short postponements of the scheduled depositions of individuals who helped plan the rallies and events leading up to the attack on the Capitol, a committee aide told CNN. The individuals — Justin Caporale, Tim Unes, Caroline Wren and Maggie Mulvaney — have all been engaged with…MORE

Jury has been selected in the civil trial against the organizers of the ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville
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Jury has been selected in the civil trial against the organizers of the ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville

A jury has been selected in the civil trial that will decide whether organizers behind the August 2017 “Unite the Right” rally will be held responsible for the violence that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia. The plaintiffs, who include town residents and counterprotesters injured in two days of clashes, contend the organizers of the rally…MORE

More than 12 million global deaths are associated with environmental risks every year, Pan American health official says
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More than 12 million global deaths are associated with environmental risks every year, Pan American health official says

More than 12 million deaths all over the world are associated with environmental risk factors every year, said Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Assistant Director Jarbas Barbosa. At PAHO’s weekly press briefing on Wednesday, Barbosa highlighted how environment and health are intertwined, ahead of the UN climate summit, COP26. The UN Environment Programme reported this…MORE

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