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New Mexico’s governor signs up to be volunteer substitute teacher amid staffing shortage
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New Mexico’s governor signs up to be volunteer substitute teacher amid staffing shortage

Faced with a dire staffing shortage in schools, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has taken drastic measures. The Democratic governor launched an initiative Wednesday asking state workers and National Guard members to become licensed volunteer substitute K-12 teachers and child care workers. Lujan Grisham has completed the registration to become licensed as a substitute…MORE

‘Shameless,’ former NBC host says of the Olympics returning to Beijing
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‘Shameless,’ former NBC host says of the Olympics returning to Beijing

Former NBC sportscaster Bob Costas, who has covered 12 Olympic Games as a host and commentator, did not hold back when discussing the challenges journalists will face during the Beijing Winter Olympics next month. “The IOC deserves all of the disdain and disgust that comes their way for going back to China yet again,” Costas…MORE

East Coast Hockey League suspends player indefinitely after alleged racist gesture toward Black opponent
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East Coast Hockey League suspends player indefinitely after alleged racist gesture toward Black opponent

The East Coast Hockey League suspended Jacksonville Icemen defenseman Jacob Panetta indefinitely after he allegedly made a racist gesture toward South Carolina Stingrays defenseman Jordan Subban during Saturday’s game, the league announced. A hearing is to take place between the league and the Professional Hockey Players’ Association. In a statement Sunday, Icemen CEO Andy Kaufmann…MORE

Winter storms and spiking energy prices could lead to record high heating bills
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Winter storms and spiking energy prices could lead to record high heating bills

As if consumers weren’t being squeezed enough by rising prices for a wide range of goods, this month’s blast of winter weather will mean that many Americans could face record high heating costs this year. Cold weather, ice and snow have blanketed much of the United States in recent days and more is expected to…MORE

SpaceX’s Dragon cargo ship is on its way back to Earth with scientific investigations and medical research
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SpaceX’s Dragon cargo ship is on its way back to Earth with scientific investigations and medical research

SpaceX’s unmanned Dragon cargo ship successfully undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) Sunday morning and is making its return to Earth. The CRS-24 cargo ship successfully exited the Space Station’s “keep out sphere” at 10:40 a.m. after a previously scheduled attempt was postponed due to bad weather at its splashdown location off the Florida…MORE

Pete Davidson and Colin Jost joke about buying Staten Island Ferry boat during Weekend Update on ‘SNL’
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Pete Davidson and Colin Jost joke about buying Staten Island Ferry boat during Weekend Update on ‘SNL’

Pete Davidson and Colin Jost are just a couple of boat guys. The “Saturday Night Live” stars joked about their recent purchase of a Staten Island Ferry during the show’s Weekend Update. The segment began with a well-known skit called Guy Who Just Bought A Boat, helmed by “SNL” star Alex Moffat. “We’re boat people…MORE

US putting together ‘global’ strategy to increase gas production if Russia invades Ukraine, officials say
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US putting together ‘global’ strategy to increase gas production if Russia invades Ukraine, officials say

The Biden administration has been in regular discussions with a number of countries and companies in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and Asia about stepping up production of liquified natural gas to Europe in the event that a Russian invasion of Ukraine leads to gas shortages, multiple US officials familiar with the discussions told…MORE

New York’s response to violent incidents will include reinstating plainclothes officer unit, mayor says
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New York’s response to violent incidents will include reinstating plainclothes officer unit, mayor says

New York Mayor Eric Adams on Sunday outlined how the city will respond following a series of high-profile violent incidents, including a shooting Friday that left one police officer dead and another fighting for his life. The city will “immediately” reinstate a “newer version of modified plainclothes anti-gun unit,” Adams told CNN’s Dana Bash on…MORE

USPS will issue a forever stamp honoring the Black Native sculptor Edmonia Lewis
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USPS will issue a forever stamp honoring the Black Native sculptor Edmonia Lewis

The US Postal Service will issue a forever stamp Wednesday honoring Edmonia Lewis, the Black Native artist whose 19th century marble sculptures gained her international acclaim and are now held by the Smithsonian. “As the first African American and Native American sculptor to earn international recognition, Edmonia Lewis challenged social barriers and assumptions about artists…MORE

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