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There’s A Bill On Trump’s Desk To Trash A Major Obama Enviro Reg

Barack Obama wipes a tear from his eye (REUTERS/Jason Reed) The Senate voted late Tuesday to use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to repeal a major last minute Obama-era regulation limiting hunting and fishing in Alaska. The House voted to repeal the rule in February, with five Democrats joining the effort. The Senate passed...

If Sears closes, these 26 Bay Area locations would be left vacant

AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File If Sears closes, these 26 Bay Area locations would be left vacant Just after JCPenney released a list of 138 stores it will close this year, including one in Richmond, fellow struggling retailer Sears has cast doubt on the future of its own stores. The retailer, long a...

Posters to reveal entire text of book about fighting tyranny

In what is believed to be an industry first, the entire text of a book billed as “a practical guide to resisting the rise of totalitarianism” is to be fly-posted along an east London street next week. US historian Timothy Snyder’s On Tyranny, out next week, is to be reproduced chapter by chapter in...

Workers uncover forgotten WWII military air raid shelter

The interior of the World War II air raid shelter (Scottish Water). Workers installing solar panels at a waste water treatment plant in Scotland have uncovered a fascinating piece of World War II military history. Contractors working for Scottish Water Horizons at the Montrose site were cutting back shrubbery when they discovered a well-preserved...

Brooklyn DA hopeful Ama Dwimoh blasts current administration for wrongful convictions, calls for policy reform

Former prosecutor Ama Dwimoh held a news conference in front of Brooklyn Civil Supreme Court on Adams St. A candidate for Brooklyn district attorney is calling out the current administration for not making changes to their policies after several wrongful convictions were tied to staffers. Former prosecutor Ama Dwimoh held a news conference in...

What’s In the Senate Republican Health-Care Bill

J. Scott Applewhite / AP The Senate Republican health-care bill is finally out in the open. After weeks of secretive deliberations, party leaders on Thursday released a 142-page proposal that would slash taxes on the wealthy and businesses; reduce federal funding for Medicaid and phase out its expansion under the Affordable Care Act;...

The ’80s-set Netflix wrestling comedy ‘GLOW’ enters the TV ring with female power

1 of 2 A struggling actor (Alison Brie) finds her way to an audition for what eventually becomes a female wrestling show in Netflix’s “GLOW.” (Erica Parise/Netflix/TNS) Inside Netflix’s deluxe new office space on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, Alison Brie and Betty Gilpin, the stars of the streaming service’s female wrestling comedy “GLOW”...

How to claim home office expenses on your taxes

(a_crotty/Getty Images/iStockphoto) On Wednesday of this week I was locked-up in Ottawa with a few hundred other poor souls, reading over the federal budget in advance of Bill Morneau’s budget speech late in the afternoon. It was about as much fun as, well, sitting in my dentist’s chair waiting for a root canal (no...

Interview: Meklit Hadero discusses songwriting and the love of music

Meklit Hadero is a singer-songwriter who is influenced by jazz and the music of Ethiopia, where she was born. She is also involved with cultural projects like There Is No Sound Barrier, which was commissioned by The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. By phone she discussed her new album, her variety of both...

‘Skull & Bones’ Will Include A Single-Player Campaign Alongside Multiplayer Gameplay

Ubisoft’s upcoming naval combat game, Skull & Bones, debuted at E3 2017 with a demonstration of two teams of players battling each other. Although many were excited about the concept of fighting against other players in a pirate game, a number of people also wanted to see a co-operative multiplayer or single-player experience. Pirates...
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