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Tuesday April 20th, 2021 night edition

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Reports of objects and at least one pet being sucked under the machine while it’s activated have also surfaced.

“CPSC staff believes the Peloton Tread+ poses serious risks to children for abrasions, fractures, and death,” the agency said.

“In light of multiple reports of children becoming entrapped, pinned, and pulled under the rear roller of the product, CPSC urges consumers with children at home to stop using the product immediately.”.

The agency advised consumers with small children and pets to stop using the Tread+ immediately.

“There is no reason to stop using the Tread+, as long as all warnings and safety instructions are followed,” Peloton said in a press release.

Peloton also disputed recent claims that it has stalled efforts by regulators to alert consumers about potential safety issues with its treadmill.

Still, Peloton said it remains open to working with the CPSC in the future to keep consumers safe while using its products. »

Adults in all U.S. states are now eligible for vaccination, hitting Biden’s target. Half have had at least one dose.

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Still, Dr. Mani said the pause was likely to harden the hesitancy of some Americans to get vaccinated.

At the same time, with the virus resurgent, public health experts are warning Americans not to let their guards down.

The United States is averaging more than 67,000 new cases a day over the past seven days, up from over 54,000 a month ago, according to a New York Times database. »

Report: China, Russia fueling QAnon conspiracy theories

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Sign up for The Morning newsletter from the New York Times This threat to democracy has a name: sectarianism.

Most of all, it re-centers the threat to American democracy on the dangers of a hostile and divided citizenry.

It is the story of Putin’s Russia, Chavez’s Venezuela and even Hitler’s Germany. »

Union accuses Amazon of illegally interfering with vote

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NEW YORK (AP) — The retail union that failed to organize Amazon workers at a Alabama warehouse wants the results of a recent vote to be thrown out, saying that the company illegally interfered with the process.

The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union said in a filing that Amazon threatened workers with layoffs and even the closing of the warehouse if they unionized.

It said the mailbox created the false appearance that Amazon was conducting the election, intimidating workers into voting against the union. »

Pig's blood was smeared on the former home of the use-of-force expert who testified for the defense in Chauvin's trial, police say

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Pig's blood was smeared on the front porch of a Santa Rosa, California, home on Saturday, April 17, 2021.

On Saturday around 3 a.m., Santa Rosa Police responded to a home that had been vandalized.

Vandals smeared pig's blood on this Santa Rosa, California, home thinking it was the residence of Barry Brodd who testified in favor of Derek Chauvin. »