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Barbara Ehrenreich, muckraking writer and activist, dies

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Biden picks White House veteran to run revived climate drive

Biden picks White House veteran to run revived climate drive WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday brought back John Podesta, a behind-the-scenes veteran at getting things done on climate in past Democratic administrations, to put into place an ambitious U.S. climate program newly revived by $375 billion from Congress. Biden named Podesta...

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Wisconsin GOP candidate calls for ‘pitchforks and torches’

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AP source: College Football Playoff to expand to 12 by 2026

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Oilers sign defenceman Ryan Murray to one-year, $750,000 contract

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Clock ticking on Winnipeg photo radar system: police chief

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EXPLAINER: Mississippi capital’s water woes are extensive

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