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Thursday June 10th, 2021 morning edition

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A Houston hospital has suspended 178 staff members who have refused to abide by its mandate that employees be fully vaccinated by Monday.

Nearly 25,000 of Houston Methodist's staff members have been fully inoculated against Covid-19 as part of a vaccination requirement announced in April, Houston Methodist's president, Dr. Marc Boom, said in a statement Tuesday.

But 178 unvaccinated employees who did not get religious or medical exemptions were suspended without pay, including 27 who are only partly vaccinated.

"I wish the number could be zero, but unfortunately, a small number of individuals have decided not to put their patients first.".

There are 285 unvaccinated employees who received medical or religious exemptions and 332 more who were granted deferrals.

He accused Boom of putting profits over people to brand the hospital as the first to mandate vaccinations for its employees.

It also misstated the name of the federal law under which certain workers may be exempt from being vaccinated. »

All Cars Should Have Been Hybrids By Now

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However, the Maverick does have a noteworthy feature: It comes with a hybrid engine standard, the first pickup truck to do so.

Ford hopes it will be rated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to get 40 miles per gallon, which would indeed be impressive.

By then, the conversation should be not about how to make all cars hybrids, but how to phase out hybrid cars, too. »

Gohmert asks if federal agencies can change Earth's or moon's orbits to fight climate change

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Gohmert was speaking with Jennifer Eberlien, associate deputy chief of the National Forest System, during a House Natural Resources Committee hearing.

"Well, if you figure out a way that you in the Forest Service can make that change, I'd like to know," Gohmert added.

ORBITS: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) asks whether the Forest Service or the BLM can alter the orbit of the moon or the Earth in order to fight climate change during a House Natural Resources hearing — Forbes (@Forbes) June 8, 2021. »

‘Queen’s Gambit’ Alum Harry Melling To Play Edgar Allan Poe Opposite Christian Bale in Scott Cooper’s ‘The Pale Blue Eye’

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Sources tell Deadline, Melling is set to play a young Edgar Allan Poe in the Netflix and Scott Cooper murder mystery The Pale Blue Eye.

Bale’s detective partners with a detail-oriented young cadet (Melling), who will later become the world famous author the world knows today.

That film reunites Melling with Coen following his breakout role in the Coens’ Oscar-nominated The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. »