Inflation Reduction Act has spurred 100,000 new green jobs so far: Here’s where they are

A quality control worker checks a solar panel at the Hanwha Q Cells solar cell and module manufacturing facility in Dalton, Georgia, on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022. Elijah Nouvelage | Bloomberg | Getty Images Since President Joe Biden signed the historic Inflation Reduction Act into law last August, companies have announced more than 100,000 clean energy jobs across the country, according to a report by the nonprofit Climate Power. As of the end of January, companies have announced more than 90 new clean energy projects in small towns and larger…

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Biden Labor Secretary Marty Walsh to become head of NHL players union

Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh speaks during a news conference at the White House in Washington, April 2, 2021. Erin Scott | Reuters Labor Secretary Marty Walsh will leave his post in the Biden administration to become head of the NHL players’ union, sources confirmed to NBC News on Tuesday. Walsh, 55, is a former mayor of Boston. His planned departure to become executive director of the National Hockey League’s Players Association was first reported by The Daily Faceoff, a hockey news site. Walsh is the first statutory member of…

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Biden plans to go after social media and kids’ mental health in SOTU speech

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks as he attends the DNC 2023 Winter Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., February 3, 2023.  Elizabeth Frantz | Reuters U.S. President Joe Biden will take aim at tech companies and discuss data privacy and online safety when he delivers the annual State of the Union address Tuesday night, the White House said. During the speech, Biden will call for bipartisan support to ban targeted advertising for children and young people online, and he will demand transparency about tech companies’ algorithms and how they collect Americans’ personal data.…

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Turkey’s President Erdogan declares 3-month state of emergency for quake-hit regions

Turkey’s President and leader of the Justice and Development (AK) Party Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during his partys group meeting at the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TGNA) in Ankara, on May 18, 2022. Adem Altan | AFP | Getty Images Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared a three-month state of emergency in 10 of the country’s provinces Tuesday. Turkey, and neighboring Syria, are reeling from two consecutive earthquakes — the region’s strongest in nearly a century — that have devastated huge swathes of territory, taking lives and buildings…

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Watch live: U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy speaks on the debt ceiling

(The stream is slated to start at 5:30 p.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a video above at that time.) House Speaker Kevin McCarthy will deliver an address Monday on the debt ceiling. His speech comes a day before President Joe Biden is scheduled to give the annual State of the Union address. Biden and McCarthy are engaged in the early phases of what is expected to be a months long negotiation on a debt ceiling vote. The nation hit its statutory limit last month,…

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Judge suggests abortion might be protected by 13th Amendment despite Supreme Court ruling

Agnes Scott College student Jordan Simi (C) participates in a chant during a pro-abortion rights march and rally held in reaction to the leak of a draft U.S. Supreme Court majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito preparing for a majority of the court to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision later this year, in Atlanta, Georgia, May 3, 2022. Alyssa Pointer | Reuters A federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Monday suggested in a court order in a criminal case against a group of anti-abortion activists…

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Hispanic dialysis patients face 40% higher risk of staph infection than whites, CDC says

A COVID-19 patient using a ventilator rests while his blood goes through a kidney dialysis machine (L) on the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) floor at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center on April 21, 2020 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Robert Nickelsberg | Getty Images Hispanic dialysis patients face a 40% higher risk of developing a staph bloodstream infection compared with whites, underscoring economic and racial disparities in the U.S. health-care system, according to new data released Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Adults on…

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FAA proposes more than $1 million fine on United Airlines over preflight safety checks

United Airlines Boeing wide body 777-200 aircraft as seen during take off and flying phase, passing in front of the air traffic control tower while the plane is departing from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport AMS towards Houston IAH in the United States of America as flight UA21.  Nicolas Economou | Nurphoto | Getty Images The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday that it is proposing a more than $1.1 million penalty against United Airlines for allegedly failing to perform required fire-system safety checks on its Boeing 777s. United didn’t immediately comment. The…

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National Enquirer sold to group that includes indicted ex-MoviePass chairman

In this photo illustration, celebrity gossip dominates the cover of a National Enquirer magazine on April 11, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Scott Olson | Getty Images The National Enquirer, the tabloid at the center of many controveries involving former President Donald Trump, will be sold to a joint venture involving Theodore Farnsworth, the former MoviePass chairman who has been criminally charged with securities fraud. The Enquirer’s parent company, a360 Media, agreed to sell the publication – along with other tabloid brands the National Examiner, the Globe and the National Enquirer…

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U.S. plans to stop buying Covid shots for the public this fall. Here’s what that means

A pharmacist delivers a COVID-19 booster dose at a Chicago CVS store in October. Antonio Perez | Tribune News Service | Getty Images The U.S. will stop buying Covid shots at reduced price for the entire country and shift vaccine distribution to the private market as soon as early fall, shifting the cost to U.S. insurers and uninsured Americans who stand to lose access to the free vaccines. Dr. Ashish Jha, the White House Covid response coordinator, said in an an interview with UCSF Department of Medicine on Thursday that…

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