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Grab your camera and help science! King tides are crashing onto California beaches

Grab your camera and help science! King tides are crashing onto California beaches

A remote-controlled RC surfer riding a king tide wave during the astronomical event last year, in Huntington Beach, Calif. The National Weather Service says the California coast will see unusually high and low tides over the weekend.The unusually high and low tides will be affecting coastal communities over the weekend. Scientists are calling on residents and visitors to help document the phenomenon.

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Grab your camera and help science! King tides are crashing onto California beaches

Congress avoids a government shutdown — but a long to-do list looms

Congress avoids a government shutdown — but a long to-do list looms

President Biden on Friday signed legislation to avoid a partial government shutdown, but Congress still has a long to-do list before the end of the year.Lawmakers are juggling must-pass items, like addressing the nation’s borrowing authority and an annual defense authorization package, along with major political priorities for Democrats.

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Congress avoids a government shutdown — but a long to-do list looms

21 states poised to ban or severely restrict abortion if Roe v. Wade is overturned

21 states poised to ban or severely restrict abortion if Roe v. Wade is overturned

So-called “trigger laws” in 12 states would automatically enact an abortion ban if Roe is overturned. In nine others, bans that were blocked by courts or have long been unenforced could take effect.

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21 states poised to ban or severely restrict abortion if Roe v. Wade is overturned

House approves a short-term funding bill to avoid a government shutdown

House approves a short-term funding bill to avoid a government shutdown

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrives at the Capitol Thursday to update reporters on the must-pass priority of funding the government.The measure now heads to the Senate, where prospects for quick passage are in doubt ahead of a Friday deadline. A few Republicans have said they’d object to fast-tracking the bill.

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House approves a short-term funding bill to avoid a government shutdown

Biden administration says it will restart the Trump-era 'Remain in Mexico' policy

Biden administration says it will restart the Trump-era 'Remain in Mexico' policy

The Biden administration announced Thursday that it will restart the “Remain in Mexico” policy. Officials promised “key changes” to the Trump-era policy that has been widely criticized as inhumane.


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Biden administration says it will restart the Trump-era 'Remain in Mexico' policy

Meta is reversing policy that kept Kyle Rittenhouse from Facebook and Instagram

Meta is reversing policy that kept Kyle Rittenhouse from Facebook and Instagram

Kyle Rittenhouse, pictured at his trial on Nov. 19, can rejoin Facebook and Instagram, Meta announced on Wednesday.The announcement follows Rittenhouse’s recent acquittal for last year’s shooting in Kenosha, Wis. The company is also lifting restrictions that blocked his name in certain search results.

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Meta is reversing policy that kept Kyle Rittenhouse from Facebook and Instagram