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Thomas Rhett announces 2022 tour
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Thomas Rhett announces 2022 tour

Thomas Rhett is hitting the road. The country star is launching his “Bring the Bar to You Tour” on June 17 and headed to over 30 cities. His first stop is in Gilford, New Hampshire and from there he’ll head to places like Atlanta, Charleston, Detroit and more. “Man it feels good to share this…MORE

Biden administration takes new steps to address job quality amid record-setting resignations
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Biden administration takes new steps to address job quality amid record-setting resignations

Labor Secretary Marty Walsh is announcing a new federal roadmap to improve job quality and job access on Friday, as Americans continue to leave the workforce in record numbers amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The program, called the Good Jobs Initiative, will be unveiled by Walsh at the US Conference of Mayors winter meeting in Washington.…MORE

USS Constitution has its first female commanding officer in its 224-year history
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USS Constitution has its first female commanding officer in its 224-year history

Cmdr. Billie Farrell on Friday became the first female to captain the USS Constitution in the historic warship’s 224-year history. Farrell assumed duties as the 77th commanding officer of Old Ironsides following a change-of-command ceremony held Friday at Boston’s Charlestown Navy Yard. A native of Paducah, Kentucky, Farrell was a sixth grader when she happened…MORE

Kobe Bryant crash photos were shared widely, widow’s lawyers say in court filing
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Kobe Bryant crash photos were shared widely, widow’s lawyers say in court filing

Weeks before her lawsuit is set to go to trial, lawyers for Vanessa Bryant allege photos of the crash that killed her husband, NBA legend Kobe Bryant, their daughter, and others were shared widely, according to court documents. “Discovery has shown that the close-up photos of Gianna and Kobe’s remains were passed around on at…MORE

Trinity’s “Tiny Beautiful Things” is therapy for the soul

Trinity’s “Tiny Beautiful Things” is therapy for the soul

By Kimberly Rau Meet Cheryl. She’s an author procrastinating on her next novel when she receives an invitation to take over an anonymous internet advice column. Initially, she balks at taking on another project (unpaid, at that), but then agrees. The letters begin pouring in, ranging from funny (my girlfriend has a Santa Claus fetish)…MORE

Federal employees will start earning $15 hourly minimum wage by end of January
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Federal employees will start earning $15 hourly minimum wage by end of January

The Biden administration will start paying federal civilian employees a $15 hourly minimum wage by the end of the month, the Office of Personnel Management announced Friday, raising the pay for thousands of workers across the federal government. OPM Director Kiran Ahuja in a new memo provided guidance to agency leaders for adjusting pay rates…MORE

NYPD arrests woman after she allegedly spit on an 8-year-old Jewish boy
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NYPD arrests woman after she allegedly spit on an 8-year-old Jewish boy

The New York City Police Department has arrested a woman accused of spitting on an 8-year-old Jewish boy outside a Brooklyn synagogue last week, authorities said. The woman, identified as 21-year-old Christina Darling, was charged with multiple counts including aggravated harassment as a hate crime, acting in a manner injurious to a child and menacing,…MORE

Hunger in America could get worse as supply chains tighten

Hunger in America could get worse as supply chains tighten

Just after Thanksgiving, Carmen Allen became alarmed by the jump in prices and shortages of food products at her local grocery stores. “Cake mix,” Allen says. “I was worried I wouldn’t find enough of it to give out in our food baskets.” Allen serves as president and executive director of Beyond the Sanctuary, a nonprofit…MORE

Pita Taufatofua: Olympic flagbearer’s father home safe after ‘big adventure’
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Pita Taufatofua: Olympic flagbearer’s father home safe after ‘big adventure’

Tongan Pita Taufatofua says his father is safely hoome after the Olympic athlete was unable to make contact him following the “devastating” tsunami that hit the nation on Saturday. Earlier this week Taufatofua, who became widely recognized after being his country’s flagbearer at the Summer and Winter Olympics, told CNN that he had “no idea”…MORE

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