Biden talks to Walmart, UPS, Target, other CEOs on supply issues

Author of the article: WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden spoke on Tuesday with the chief executives at Walmart Inc, United Parcel Service Inc, FedEx Corp and Target Corp to discuss speeding up deliveries and lowering prices for consumers, according to a White House official. “During the conversations, President Biden received updates from these private-sector leaders…

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Humans created an extra 8 million tons of plastic waste during the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic caused a surge in demand for disposable plastics that has resulted in more than 25,000 tons of litter flowing into the world’s oceans, scientists in the United States and China reported on Monday.   The researchers estimated the amount of plastic waste generated by different countries, calculated how much was ferried to the…

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Jan. 6 committee subpoenas Stephen Miller, Kayleigh McEnany and other top ex-Trump aides

WASHINGTON — The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol issued a new round of subpoenas on Tuesday to 10 former officials who worked in the Trump administration, including Kayleigh McEnany and Stephen Miller.McEnany had been serving as White House press secretary on the day of the riot, a position she…

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Iran bans newspaper that linked supreme leader to poverty

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s judicial authorities reportedly banned a newspaper Monday for publishing a front-page graphic that appeared to show Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s hand drawing the poverty line in the Islamic Republic, amid widespread anger over the cratering economy. The semiofficial Mehr news agency said Iran’s media supervisory body shut…

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GOP lawmakers approve redistricting maps over opposition

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Republican Utah lawmakers gave an early nod of approval Monday to redistricting maps that further carve up Democratic-leaning Salt Lake County, despite urging from a crowd of frustrated people to choose districts drawn by a voter-approved independent body. Many speakers argued the lawmaker-drawn maps were aimed at further diluting the…

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