Day: September 12, 2022

White House Urges Labor Unions and Railroads to Avoid National Strike

White House Urges Labor Unions and Railroads to Avoid National Strike

According to three people familiar with the matter, the White House has been holding emergency meetings in order to avert a looming national railroad strike. The strike would shut down much of the nation’s transportation infrastructure and cost the US economy a striking $2 billion dollars a day. It would be the first national strike in decades.

Carlos Alcaraz Wins US Open & Becomes Youngest World Number 1 in Men’s Tennis

Carlos Alcaraz Wins US Open & Becomes Youngest World Number 1 in Men’s Tennis

At just 19 years, Carlos Alcaraz’s win over Casper Ruud in New York on Sunday landed him the title of youngest world number one in men’s tennis history. Alcaraz beat Ruud 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (1), 6-3 for the trophy at Flushing Meadows and a rediscovery of joy for tennis.

Why Britney Spears Says She’ll “Probably Never Perform Again”

Why Britney Spears Says She’ll “Probably Never Perform Again”

Yesterday the iconic Britney Spears shared a post to her Instagram account with a caption that had many people reading more than once. Said post has since been deleted, but those who saw it, can not unsee it. In the caption of this post Bitney said that she will “probably never perform again.” But why would the popstar make such a bold announcement?

The New Flint: How Privatization Caused Jackson Mississippi’s Water Crisis

The New Flint: How Privatization Caused Jackson Mississippi’s Water Crisis

The city of Jackson, Mississippi, is facing an immediate water crisis. After Jackson’s residents faced three weeks without running water, videos posted by residents showed that their newly running tap water is currently a deep brown. The city has issued a boil water order, public schools have been closed, and for the lucky few whose showers and toilets still work, the city has advised that residents shower with “their mouths closed.”

The Queen’s Funeral Procession has Begun: What to Expect

The Queen’s Funeral Procession has Begun: What to Expect

The Queen has been in reign for 70 years, which for 90% of the world population, is a reign that spans over their entire lives. Her absence has left many with a feeling of uncertainty and confusion about what’s next. Afterall, 90 percent of people have only ever known Britain as having a queen. These uncertain times are why the institution exists: to guide the royal family, and the people through these new waters, and into the shelter of the new monarch, King Charles III. It is this very same institution that has outlined the protocols and procedures for this transfer of power and mourning period.

Russian Troops Retreat as Ukraine Gains Momentum

Russian Troops Retreat as Ukraine Gains Momentum

As the war in Ukraine surpasses the 200-day mark, Ukraine has made long-awaited counteroffensives forcing Russian troops to flee from Ukraine’s Kharkiv area. Ukraine’s retaliation began in late August, focusing on the Southern region of Kherson. When Moscow redirected troops there, Ukraine made effective counteroffensive actions near Kharkiv in the northeast.

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