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‘Dune’ caps off solid month for movie theaters with strong opening

‘Dune’ caps off solid month for movie theaters with strong opening

“Dune” — the science fiction epic from Warner Bros. — took in an estimated $40.1 million at the North American box office this weekend. The total exceeded expectations that had the film earning about $30 million. It was also the largest opening for Warner Bros. this year and capped off a solid month for the…MORE

2 children were killed and 8 other people injured when a car lost control at Texas drag race

2 children were killed and 8 other people injured when a car lost control at Texas drag race

Two young boys were killed Saturday afternoon in Kerrville, Texas, after a vehicle taking part in a drag racing event lost control and struck spectators, police said. The Kerrville Police Department said in a statement that the boys were 6 and 8 years old. Eight other people were injured, including two other children, the statement…MORE

Free community college is out of Biden’s plan, but a bigger Pell grant could still help cut costs
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Free community college is out of Biden’s plan, but a bigger Pell grant could still help cut costs

President Joe Biden’s plan to make tuition free at community colleges is unlikely to make it into the final bill to expand the nation’s social safety net. But boosting the federal Pell grant is still on the table and could have a big impact for low-income students. The latest proposal would add $500 to the…MORE

Pelosi floats Democrats acting alone as ‘one path’ to raising debt ceiling but still hopes for bipartisanship
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Pelosi floats Democrats acting alone as ‘one path’ to raising debt ceiling but still hopes for bipartisanship

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday suggested that the budget reconciliation process could be one way toward raising the debt ceiling in December. “That’s one path. But we’re still hoping to have bipartisanship,” Pelosi told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.” In September, Pelosi previously said raising the debt ceiling would not be…MORE

Former Afghanistan envoy says he quit because debate wasn’t rooted in reality
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Former Afghanistan envoy says he quit because debate wasn’t rooted in reality

President Joe Biden’s former Afghanistan envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad, said he quit the administration because internal debates weren’t rooted in events on the ground. “One reason I left the government is that the debate wasn’t really as it should be — based on realities and facts of what happened, what was going on and what our…MORE

3.6 magnitude earthquake rattles metro Los Angeles

3.6 magnitude earthquake rattles metro Los Angeles

The Los Angeles metro area was hit with a 3.6 magnitude earthquake Sunday, according to data from the United States Geological Survey. The earthquake was recorded at a depth of 17 kilometers near Maywood and East Los Angeles. There were numerous reports on social media of the earthquake being felt by those in the area…MORE

With export restrictions eased, Colombia’s medical cannabis business is poised for liftoff

With export restrictions eased, Colombia’s medical cannabis business is poised for liftoff

When Beatriz Porras was studying agronomy at university in Tunja, Colombia, she thought her career would lead to growing coffee, like her parents, or flowers, the traditional agricultural staples for the country’s export market. Back then, growing marijuana was illegal, and security forces targeted plantations with forced eradication campaigns aimed at stemming illicit trafficking. Five…MORE

Inflation to fall to acceptable levels in second half of 2022, Treasury secretary says
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Inflation to fall to acceptable levels in second half of 2022, Treasury secretary says

US inflation levels are not expected to decrease to acceptable levels until the latter part of 2022, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Sunday. The prediction comes as rising prices strain Americans’ wallets at grocery stores and fuel pumps amid high energy demand, already exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc on the economy. Asked when…MORE

‘Succession’ star Nicholas Braun: Greg ‘feels unsafe all the time’

‘Succession’ star Nicholas Braun: Greg ‘feels unsafe all the time’

The season premiere of HBO’s “Succession” saw a lot of moves on the chess board that is the Roy family’s power struggle. One of the pieces on that board, Greg, the beloved-by-viewers character who lives somewhere on thin border of the family’s inner circle, took a place on Team Kendall in the season opener, standing…MORE

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