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Friday April 23rd, 2021 night edition

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The House of Representatives voted 216-208 on Thursday to pass a bill that would grant statehood to Washington, D.C.

The big picture: It's the second year in a row that the Democratic-controlled House has voted to recognize D.C. as the 51st state.

The bill now heads to a divided Senate, where it faces little chance of reaching the 60 votes necessary to send to President Biden's desk.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has promised to bring the legislation to the chamber's floor for a vote, but it's opposed by Republicans and even some Democrats.

Admission Act, would give the district two senators and a voting representative in the House.

The new state would be called "Washington, Douglass Commonwealth" in honor of abolitionist Frederick Douglass.

Republicans have argued that the measure is an unconstitutional power grab that the country's founders did not envisage. »

Argentine version of Google falls into “wrong” hands leading to search engine's temporary collapse

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It would seem that Google Argentina forgot to renew the site and a user seized the opportunity to register it in his name.

However, minutes later after the manoeuvre, it was confirmed that Google has already recovered the domain.

According to the Open Data Córdoba group (which is dedicated to tracking expired Argentine domains) Google's domain had not expired and, in fact, the expiration date was in July. »

Scientists brew cannabis using hacked beer yeast

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The altered yeast can also produce cannabidiol (CBD), another major cannabinoid that’s attracted attention lately for its potential therapeutic benefits, including its anti-anxiety and pain-relief effects.

Previous work2,3 described constructing parts of the cannabinoid production line in yeast, but not the complete process.

Researchers have produced anti-malaria drugs for commercial purposes, as well as opiates in the lab, using similar yeast-grown methods before. »

Tribune Cuts Off Talks, for Now, With Upstart Bidder

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Mr. Woods said that, given the right policies, carbon capture projects could be a major business for Exxon around the world.

A coal miners union indicates it will accept a switch to renewable energy in exchange for jobs.

The union wants the federal government to support miners who lose their jobs through retraining and by replacing their wages, health insurance and pensions. »