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Trump ally Tom Barrack pulls SPAC plans after indictment

Trump ally Tom Barrack pulls SPAC plans after indictment

A blank-check firm backed by Tom Barrack, the billionaire investor who was chairman of Donald Trump’s inaugural committee in 2017 and is a close friend of the former president, has withdrawn plans to take the company public after Barrack was charged with illegal foreign lobbying earlier this week. Falcon Peak Acquisition Corp., which had applied…MORE

How Fox News is making a network out of race baiting

How Fox News is making a network out of race baiting

One evening earlier this month, a White rage-filled man sat behind a desk, looked into a camera, and began to rant about how something must be done to “save” the United States before “we become Rwanda,” a not-so-subtle reference to the horrific genocide that occurred in the African country decades ago. That rage-filled man, who…MORE

Why hundreds of Frito-Lay workers have been striking

Why hundreds of Frito-Lay workers have been striking

Workers at the Frito-Lay plant in Topeka, Kansas, say it used to be one of the best jobs in town — a place of shared meals, group outings and community. In recent years, though, employees and union members say the facility where Doritos, Cheetos and Tostitos are made has become another toxic work environment. Hundreds…MORE

‘People are just walking out in the middle of shifts’: What it’s like to work in a restaurant right now
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‘People are just walking out in the middle of shifts’: What it’s like to work in a restaurant right now

Going out to eat might feel a little different these days. Maybe you’re waiting longer for a table, even though the restaurant doesn’t appear full. Or maybe your service is slower, and your server seems anxious. That’s because restaurants across the United States are understaffed, and jobs that were already stressful have gotten even more…MORE

Marsquakes reveal the mysterious interior of the red planet
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Marsquakes reveal the mysterious interior of the red planet

When NASA’s InSight lander touched down on Mars in 2018, the mission team hoped the stationary spacecraft would be able to perform a checkup on the red planet’s interior. Now, InSight and its instruments have exceeded those goals, revealing the mysteries of the Martian crust, mantle and core that have eluded scientists until now. It’s…MORE

Biden poised to nominate Caroline Kennedy as US ambassador to Australia
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Biden poised to nominate Caroline Kennedy as US ambassador to Australia

President Joe Biden is poised to nominate Caroline Kennedy to serve as ambassador to Australia, three people familiar with the search process told CNN, in one of the highest-profile envoy selections yet by the White House. Kennedy, the daughter of former President John F. Kennedy, served as ambassador to Japan during the Obama administration. She…MORE

Sean Penn won’t return to ‘Gaslit’ set unless all cast and crew receive Covid vaccinations
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Sean Penn won’t return to ‘Gaslit’ set unless all cast and crew receive Covid vaccinations

Sean Penn will not return to the set of his new show “Gaslit” until the entire cast and crew have received Covid vaccinations, the star’s representative confirmed to CNN on Friday. Penn plays the role of Attorney General John Mitchell in the political drama, which is a modern-day take on the Watergate scandal. Julia Roberts…MORE

Olympic events to watch this weekend
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Olympic events to watch this weekend

The torch has been lit at the Tokyo Olympics and the opening weekend will feature competition in men’s gymnastics, women’s soccer, swimming, tennis and more. Here’s how to watch the games in the US and key events to tune in for. Opening ceremony NBC will air the four-hour opening ceremony Friday morning, with a rebroadcast…MORE

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