Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Pelosi's office says 2 controversial projects will be pulled from Covid bill

Two big projects originally slated to be part of the Covid-19 relief bill but criticized as being unrelated to coronavirus relief will be pulled from the package, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office confirmed to CNN on Tuesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/02/politics/transportation-projects-pulled-covid-relief-bill/index.html

Rep. Ronny Jackson made sexual comments and drank alcohol while working as White House physician

The Department of Defense inspector general has issued a scathing review of Rep. Ronny Jackson during his time serving as the top White House physician, concluding that he made "sexual and denigrating" comments about a female subordinate, violated the policy for drinking alcohol while on a presidential trip and took prescription-strength sleeping medication that prompted concerns from his colleagues about his ability to provide proper care.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/02/politics/ronny-jackson-dod-inspector-general-report/index.html

As Australia extends international travel ban, Qantas launches domestic 'Mystery Flights'

With Australians still unable to travel abroad due to pandemic restrictions, flag carrier Qantas is launching a series of "Mystery Flights" to encourage domestic travel.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/qantas-australia-mystery-flights/index.html

Three female journalists killed by gunmen

Three female media workers were shot dead in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Tuesday, government officials said, amid a wave of killings that is spreading fear among professional workers in urban centers.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/02/middleeast/afghanistan-media-worker-killed-intl-hnk/index.html

More Americans are dying "in the prime of their lives," new report finds

Younger and middle-age Americans have been dying at higher rates over the past three decades, marking what is becoming a public health crisis across the US workforce.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/02/health/working-age-american-deaths-rising-wellness/index.html

Rio Tinto's chairman to step down in latest shakeup following Indigenous cave destruction

Rio Tinto Chairman Simon Thompson is stepping down over the company's destruction of a 46,000-year-old, sacred Indigenous site in Australia, becoming the latest in a string of departures connected to the event.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/02/business/rio-tinto-chairman-juukan-gorge-intl-hnk/index.html

Tanks, propaganda and tourists: Welcome to Kinmen County, 'Taiwan's DMZ'

On a hilltop on the northwestern tip of Taiwan's Kinmen Island stands the Beishan Broadcast Wall, a towering concrete structure dotted with 48 loudspeakers.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/kinmen-travel-taiwan-china/index.html

Pelosi's office says 2 controversial projects will be pulled from Covid bill

Two big projects originally slated to be part of the Covid-19 relief bill but criticized as being unrelated to coronavirus relief will be pu...