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Advocacy group accuses Smithfield Foods of falsely warning of meat shortages

Advocacy group accuses Smithfield Foods of falsely warning of meat shortages

Smithfield Foods, one of the country’s top meat processors, has been sued by a consumer advocacy group, which alleges that Smithfield misled the public when it raised an alarm over possible meat shortages in spring 2020. Smithfield temporarily closed some of its facilities as workers got sick with Covid-19 early on in the pandemic. As…MORE

Deputy under criminal investigation after ‘disturbing’ video shows him kicking suspect in the head, sheriff’s department says

Deputy under criminal investigation after ‘disturbing’ video shows him kicking suspect in the head, sheriff’s department says

A Southern California sheriff’s deputy is under criminal investigation after surveillance video showed him kicking a pursuit suspect in the head after the man surrendered, an incident that one official called “alarming” and “disturbing.” The incident occurred early Wednesday in Victorville, about 85 miles northeast of Los Angeles, after a motorcyclist failed to stop for…MORE

Why scientists and meteorologists are wearing blue and red stripes

Why scientists and meteorologists are wearing blue and red stripes

As extreme drought plagues the Western US and more intense storms brew in the tropics, climate-minded people joined scientists and meteorologists on Monday in a campaign to turn the world’s attention toward the climate crisis. At its core, the #ShowYourStripes campaign is a visual one, designed to illustrate something inherently difficult to picture: how much…MORE

St. Croix refinery that rained oil on neighborhoods is shutting down indefinitely

St. Croix refinery that rained oil on neighborhoods is shutting down indefinitely

The Limetree Bay oil refinery in St. Croix said it would close indefinitely, citing “severe financial constraints” a month after the Environmental Protection Agency ordered an emergency shutdown of the plant, calling it an “imminent and substantial endangerment” to public health on the island. The EPA, which has jurisdiction over the US Virgin Islands, issued…MORE

Obama invokes January 6 insurrection to advocate for voting rights bill

Obama invokes January 6 insurrection to advocate for voting rights bill

Former President Barack Obama on Monday invoked the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol to advocate for a sweeping voting right bills set to be considered by the Senate, arguing the uprising proved Americans cannot “take our democracy for granted.” Obama’s comments came a day before the Senate is set to vote on whether…MORE

Euro 2020: Fairytale comes true as Denmark grabs place in knockout stages

Euro 2020: Fairytale comes true as Denmark grabs place in knockout stages

In a campaign overshadowed by the health of Christian Eriksen, who suffered a cardiac arrest during Denmark’s opening Euro 2020 game, the Danish national team delivered a pulsating performance against Russia to secure an unlikely place in the tournament’s knockout stages. Having lost their opening two games, Denmark thumped Russia 4-1 in Copenhagen on Tuesday…MORE

Poll: Most Americans reject validity of 2020 election audits

Most of the public rejects Republican efforts to audit states’ 2020 election results, saying they believe the reviews are an attempt to undermine valid election outcomes, according to a Monmouth University poll released Monday. A 57% majority of Americans say that, based on what they’ve heard about the audits conducted or proposed by legislatures in…MORE

Across sports, athlete injuries are on the rise. A few factors are to blame

Across sports, athlete injuries are on the rise. A few factors are to blame

Across the world, sports fans are starting to see a trend emerge: Their favorite athletes are getting injured. Numerous NBA stars have missed playoff games this spring with a variety of nagging injuries. Most recently, Kawhi Leonard of the Los Angeles Clippers hurt his knee in the midst of a game, an injury that sent…MORE

READ: Supreme Court opinion in NCAA athletes case

A unanimous Supreme Court said on Monday that student athletes could receive some education-related payments in a case that could reshape college sports by allowing more money from a billion-dollar industry to go to the players. Read the opinion here: cnn.com/2021/06/21/politics/read-supreme-court-ncaa-case/index.htmlMORE

Venus may still be active based on ‘pack ice’ finding

Venus may still be active based on ‘pack ice’ finding

With its thick, toxic atmosphere and temperatures hot enough to melt lead, Venus seems like a dead planet. New research, however, suggests the planet could still be geologically active. And the kind of activity taking place on Venus could provide scientists with a better idea of what’s happening on planets outside of our solar system…MORE

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Driver’s Den

Driver’s Den

Miranda Lambert fans in Atlanta got more than they bargained for at her concert on Saturday night (Jan. 20), when the singer and her band burst into a high-energy cover of the Joe Walsh classic “Rocky Mountain Way.” Lambert struts the stage and does the heavy song justice with a high-octane vocal performance, but the…