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Why blood makes up over 2.5% of all U.S. exports

In America, blood means big business. The North American blood market was valued at $3.3 billion in 2021, according to Global Market Insights Inc. Blood makes up 2.69% of U.S. exports, according to the Census Bureau. Since there is no substitute for human blood, demand can be hard to meet. During the Covid pandemic, the Red […]

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Supreme Court limits EPA authority to set climate standards for power plants

The Longview Power Plant, a coal-fired plant, stands on August 21, 2018 in Maidsville, West Virginia. The plant’s single unit generates 700 net megawatts of electricity from run-of-mine coal and natural gas. Spencer Platt | Getty Images The Supreme Court on Thursday limited the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to set standards on climate-changing greenhouse gas […]

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Most of Carson reopens — with some exceptions

Due to significant rainfall and more predicted for coming days, Carson National Forest managers rescinded local fire restrictions and reopened most of the forest at 8 a.m. Friday (June 24) — with some exceptions near Taos. “We’re relieved by the early onset of monsoonal flows, not just for decreasing fire danger and activity but also […]

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Portuguese Jewish community ‘slandered’ in campaign against ‘Sephardic law’

The Jewish community of Oporto, Portugal’s second-largest city, says it has been the victim of an anti-Semitic campaign orchestrated by “agents of the state” seeking to abolish the Nationality Law for Portuguese Sephardic Jews. Also known as the “Sephardic Law,” the 2015 legislation grants Portuguese citizenship to descendants of Jews expelled in the 15th century.  […]

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‘Nobody cares!’ Meghan Markle slammed by Republicans for wading into politics

The Duchess of Sussex, 40, hit out at the move by the US Supreme Court last week to end constitutional protections for abortion by overturning the landmark Roe v Wade ruling. Meghan urged people to make their voices heard by voting and hinted she may travel to Washington DC to protest against the controversial decision. […]

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Palantir CEO Alex Karp on the difference between fighting with Peter Thiel and progressives

As U.S. companies and executives balance publicly addressing hot-button political topics, Palantir CEO Alex Karp said many still struggle with figuring out when they must speak out and when they shouldn’t. “Companies have a problem that it’s very hard for them to tether what they’re producing to a higher mission, and therefore they cannot exactly […]

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Web3 – The European Sting – Critical News & Insights on European Politics, Economy, Foreign Affairs, Business & Technology – europeansting.com

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linwood Pendleton, Executive Director, Ocean Knowledge Action Network International Project Office, Annie Brett, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Florida Web3 tools, such as NFTs and DAOs (decentralized autonomous organizations), are being created to support ocean conservation and […]

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Are Green Groups Putting Progressive Politics Ahead of Protecting Environment? – InsideSources

What does supporting D.C. statehood or defending Roe v. Wade have to do with protecting the environment or fighting climate change? If you want the endorsement of so-called “environmental” groups like the Sierra Club, 350NH Action, or the League of Conservation Voters — everything. All three groups endorse a so-called intersectional view of the environment, […]

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Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will retire Thursday, to be replaced by Ketanji Brown Jackson

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer told President Joe Biden that he will officially retire at noon Thursday, and then immediately help swear in his successor Ketanji Brown Jackson hours after the court is set to release the last two rulings of its current term. Breyer’s letter to Biden was expected, as the 83-year-old justice said […]

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Judge lifts Trump’s contempt order in New York civil probe

Former U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at Trump Tower in Manhattan on August 15, 2021 in New York City. James Devaney | GC Images | Getty Images A New York judge on Wednesday lifted a contempt-of-court order against former President Donald Trump that was imposed after he failed to comply with a subpoena as part […]