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Senate GOP blocks another abortion bill

health care Full text   House Appropriations Committee approves bill to cut Department of Health and Human Services budget The House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday passed a bipartisan bill that would cut the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) budget by $7.5 billion, or 6.4%, in fiscal year 2025 from fiscal year 2024. The […]

Chinese developers scramble as OpenAI blocks access in China | China

At the World AI Conference held in Shanghai last week, SenseTime, one of China’s leading artificial intelligence companies, unveiled its latest model, the SenseNova 5.5. The model demonstrated the ability to identify and describe a stuffed puppy (wearing a SenseTime cap), provide feedback on a drawing of a rabbit, and instantly read and summarize a […]

Federal Judge Blocks ATF From Arresting Millions Of Pistol Brace Owners

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes Millions of law-abiding gun owners who were turned into criminals overnight under the Biden administration’s new pistol brace ban have temporary relief after a federal judge in Texas issued a nationwide injunction preventing the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives from enforcing it. U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk ruled on Wednesday […]

FTC blocks $4B Tempur Sealy, Mattress Firm merger

The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday unanimously blocked mattress supplier Tempur Sealy International Inc.’s $4 billion acquisition of retailer Mattress Firm Inc., saying the merger could stifle competition and lead to higher prices. Tempur Sealy owns Tempur-Pedic, Stearns & Foster and Sealy and is the world’s largest mattress supplier. The company had originally agreed to […]

Bed-Stuy blocks landmarked despite Orthodox Jews’ protestations

Two blocks in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood were approved for historic designation this week, despite protests from many Orthodox Jewish residents who say the designation will force them out of their homes. On Tuesday, the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously voted Willoughby Hart Historic DistrictThere are two rows of brownstone buildings in Bed-Stuy that remain intact. […]

California Supreme Court Blocks Anti-tax Referendum; Backs Newsom, Democrats

In a unanimous decision Thursday, the California Supreme Court blocked a referendum that would have required voters to approve increases to state and local taxes, the first time such a referendum has been passed in 25 years. The bill, known as the Taxpayer Protection and Government Accountability Act, would make it harder to raise or […]