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5 Ways For Seniors To Protect Themselves From Online Misinformation

Seniors are especially at risk. People over 65 were more likely to share false or misleading content on Facebook during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to one study from researchers at Princeton and New York University. Older adults were also exposed to more misinformation on Twitter during that election. Continue Reading 5 Ways For Seniors To Protect Themselves From Online Misinformation

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A storage yard is seen in Montana for pipe that was to be used in the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The developer has now canceled the controversial project. Al Nash/Bureau of Land Management via AP

Developer Abandons Keystone XL Pipeline Project, Ending Decade-Long Battle

The company behind the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline said Wednesday it’s officially terminating the project. TC Energy already had suspended construction in January when President Biden revoked a key cross-border presidential permit. The announcement ends a more than decade-long battle that came to signify the debate over whether fossil fuels should be left in the ground to address climate change. Continue Reading Developer Abandons Keystone XL Pipeline Project, Ending Decade-Long Battle

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Cameron Brink #22 of the Stanford Cardinal and Cate Reese #25 of the Arizona Wildcats fight for the opening tipoff during the National Championship game of the 2021 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament at the Alamodome on April 4 in San Antonio, Texas. The Stanford Cardinal defeated the Arizona Wildcats 54-53 to win the national title. CREDIT: Elsa/Getty Images

Congress Urged To Act As States Start Allowing Outside Cash For Student Athletes

College sports are about to change dramatically and Congress needs to act quickly in order to ensure fairness. That was the message Wednesday on Capitol Hill, at a lengthy senate hearing about new state laws that’ll allow college athletes to make money off the use of their name, image and likeness. Continue Reading Congress Urged To Act As States Start Allowing Outside Cash For Student Athletes

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Ammon Bundy, center, who led the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation, stands on the Idaho Statehouse steps in Boise. Mainstream and far-right Republicans are battling for control of the party and the state in deeply conservative Idaho. CREDIT: Keith Ridler/AP

In Idaho, The Next Political Fight Is Not Blue Versus Red, But What Shade Of Red The State Will Be

Mainstream Idaho Republicans, who have dominated the state for three decades and would be considered far right in many states, have themselves become targets, including protests at lawmakers’ homes. They fear disinformation and intimidation is driving the changes in the rural Western state. Continue Reading In Idaho, The Next Political Fight Is Not Blue Versus Red, But What Shade Of Red The State Will Be

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President Biden, with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia on May 13 in the Oval Office, has ended talks with a Republican group she led on infrastructure. CREDIT: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Pool/Getty Images

President Biden Ends Infrastructure Talks With Senate GOP Group, Saying Its Plan Fell Short

President Biden put the kibosh on negotiations after informing Republican Sen. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia that “the latest offer from her group did not, in his view, meet the essential needs of our country to restore our roads and bridges, prepare us for our clean energy future, and create jobs,” according to White House press secretary Jen Psaki. Continue Reading President Biden Ends Infrastructure Talks With Senate GOP Group, Saying Its Plan Fell Short

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