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Powell reinforces expectations of sharp rate hike next month

[ad_1] WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve must move faster than it has in the past to rein in high inflation, Chair Jerome Powell said Thursday, signaling that sharp interest rate increases are likely in the coming months, beginning at the Fed’s next policy meeting in May. In a panel discussion held by the International Monetary …

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Florida seeks 100% renewable electricity by 2050

[ad_1] Florida utilities would gradually increase their electricity to 100% renewable by 2050 under a proposed rule unveiled Thursday by the state’s agriculture commissioner. The proposed rule is an outgrowth of a lengthy court battle involving dozens of young people who claim Florida is violating their constitutional rights by continuing to promote use of fossil …

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Family beat man because they ‘made’ son gay, victim told cops

[ad_1] Inna Makarenko, 44, Oleh Makarenko, 21, and Yevhen Makarenko, 43, are charged with attempted murder under Florida’s “hate crime” enhancement law. – Broward Sheriff’s Office A forbidden relationship led to the attack of a Pompano Beach gay man that was so savage it left him blinded, according to court documents released this week. The …

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Airlines want to bring back passengers banned over masks

[ad_1] Airlines have banned several thousand passengers since the pandemic started for refusing to wear masks. Now they want most of those passengers back. American, United and Delta have all indicated that they will lift the bans they imposed now that masks are optional on flights. “We have talked to individually them,” United CEO Scott …

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Healing ozone hole, less smog, more eagles

[ad_1] With climate change, plastic pollution and a potential sixth mass extinction, humanity has made some incredible messes in the world. But when people, political factions and nations have pulled together, they have also cleaned up some of those human-caused environmental problems, including the ozone hole, clearing perpetually smoggy air and saving many species from …

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Florida legislators vote to dissolve Disney’s governing agreement after ‘Don’t Say Gay’ fallout

[ad_1] Florida’s Republican-controlled state legislature approved a measure to dissolve the Walt Disney Company’s governing agreement with the state, potentially ending a decades-old deal that allowed the company to manage and tax its sprawling them part and resort properties following its opposition to what opponents have called the state’s “Don’t Say Gay” law. During a …

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13 Nassar victims seeking $130M from FBI over bungled probe

[ad_1] Thirteen sexual assault victims of Larry Nassar are seeking $10 million each from the FBI, claiming a bungled investigation by agents led to more abuse by the sports doctor, lawyers said Thursday. It’s an effort to make the government responsible for assaults that occurred after July 2015. The Justice Department’s inspector general concluded last …

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Tenensions over race, religion in France’s presidential race

[ad_1] PARIS – From attacks on “wokeism” to crackdowns on mosques, France’s presidential campaign has been especially challenging for voters of immigrant heritage and religious minorities, as discourse painting them as “the other” has gained ground across a swath of French society. French voters head to polls on Sunday in a runoff vote between centrist …

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Frantic 911 call from Dwayne Haskins’ wife reveals he was looking for gas before fatal crash

[ad_1] Recently released 911 records indicate that NFL quarterback Dwayne Haskins told his wife that he was attempting to get gas for his car before he was fatally struck on a highway in south Florida by a dump truck last week. On 9 April, the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback was attempting to cross I-595’s westbound lanes …

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Fla. Dems stage apparent sit-in, halting map vote

[ad_1] TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Debate on Florida Congressional district map changes has been halted by Democratic House members after what appears to be a sit-in. Per state political reporter Forrest Saunders, singing of “We Shall Overcome” can be heard from within the house chambers. Democratic House members have halted today’s debate on new congressional map. …

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UK lawmakers OK probe into PM Boris Johnson’s alleged lies

[ad_1] LONDON – British lawmakers on Thursday ordered a parliamentary investigation into Prime Minister Boris Johnson for allegedly lying about whether he broke coronavirus restrictions by attending illegal gatherings during the pandemic. The move, approved by cries of “aye” and without a formal vote in the House of Commons, means Parliament’s Committee of Privileges will …

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Dentist charged in murder of FSU professor Dan Markel

[ad_1] – Broward Sheriff’s Charlie Adelson, the South Florida dentist who has long been suspected of orchestrating the murder of Florida State University law professor Daniel Markel, has been jailed on a murder charge, records show. Adelson, 44, was booked early Thursday into the Broward County Jail to await extradition to Tallahassee. A grand-jury indictment …

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Weather forecast: Marine warnings for Keys, Miami, Broward

[ad_1] The National Weather Service in Miami’s updated forecast contains a warning that has led to at least one cancellation for this weekend. A rip current alert that had been forecast through Friday now extends through Sunday evening, according to meteorologist Robert Frye in Miami’s weather service office. The alert covers beaches from Miami-Dade through …

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