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Brittany Sloan is a writer who covers news in the worlds of education, sports, and tech. She's also an avid runner and enjoys taking her dog for walks around her neighborhood.

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Vermont governor stings bee supporters by vetoing ban on widely used pesticide

Vermont’s Republican Gov. Phil Scott has vetoed a bill to severely restrict a type of pesticide that’s toxic to bees and other pollinators, saying the legislation “is more anti-farmer than it is pro-pollinator.” The bill would have banned uses of neonicotinoids — commonly called neonics — as well as selling or distributing soybean and cereal […]

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Maria Ressa will speak her troubled mind

A collection of stories covering Harvard University’s 373rd Commencement. Amid the AI boom and relentless attacks on the global information ecosystem, democracy is now at a tipping point, says Maria Ressa, a recipient of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize and principal speaker for Harvard’s 373rd Commencement on Thursday.  An investigative journalist and co-founder of Rappler, a

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Some millennials, Gen Zers plan to tap into retirement savings to buy a home. They 'really shouldn't,' advisor says

Some young retirement savers say they might raid their 401(k) accounts to buy a home. Doing so, however, could be to their detriment, experts warn. Nearly one-third (30%) of aspiring homeowners say they plan to withdraw funds from their 401(k) plan to fund a purchase, according to the Real Financial Progress Index by BMO Financial

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The decision to sell your home vs. rent it out is 'complicated,' experts say — what to know

Many Americans are sitting on low-interest-rate mortgages and could face a decision when it is time to move: sell or rent out their existing property. That choice could be tricky, especially for those eager to buy another home. Roughly 6 in 10 existing fixed-rate U.S. mortgage holders had an interest rate below 4% during the

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The starting salary for a new American Airlines flight attendant is low enough to qualify for food stamps in some states

An employment verification letter from American Airlines is circulating on Reddit and collecting attention because of how low starting wages are for some newly hired flight attendants. The letter, which states a new American Airlines flight attendant will have a projected annual salary of $27,315 before incentives and taxes are collected, has sparked conversations about

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Health care workforce challenges must be addressed to support Black mothers

This commentary is from Adtalem Global Education. Blake Simpson is Adtalem’s senior vice president, chief communications and corporate affairs officer. Karen Cox, PhD, RN, FACHE, FAAN, is president of Chamberlain University. The health care industry has always been at the forefront of change and adaptation. And yet, with nationwide maternity ward closures and staffing shortages

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Biden takes credit for Target grocery price cuts: 'They're answering the call'

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on lowering costs for American families during a visit to Goffstown, New Hampshire, U.S., March 11, 2024. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters President Joe Biden took a victory lap after Target announced it was lowering prices on groceries and other items — and hopes voters will give him the credit.

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Trump VP prospect Doug Burgum and GOP megadonor Harold Hamm are allies in business and politics

Republican presidential candidate and former president Donald Trump shakes hands with North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum and Vivek Ramaswamy, left, at a campaign rally at the The Margate Resort in Laconia, NH on Monday, January 22, 2024. Jabin Botsford | The Washington Post | Getty Images If former President Donald Trump taps North Dakota Gov.

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Kevin Costner and Francis Ford Coppola bet a collective $135 million of their own money on films

The Cannes Film Festival can be the launchpad for the next big thing in Hollywood. It can also be the end of the road for a film. And as the 77th annual gathering begins to draw to a close, two members of Hollywood royalty are finding themselves in uncomfortable positions. Kevin Costner and Francis Ford

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Trump Media stock falls 10% after posting $327.6 million loss in first quarter

Aytac Unal/ | Anadolu | Getty Images Shares of Trump Media fell more than 10% on Tuesday, a day after the Truth Social app owner reported a net loss of $327.6 million on just $770,500 in revenue in the first quarter of 2024. Trump Media, whose majority shareholder is former President Donald Trump, revealed the

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