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Monday June 14th, 2021 evening edition

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As compensation for selling vehicles that don't have all of the officially listed features, GM is knocking $50 off the MSRP.

The latest victim of the silicon chip shortage affecting automotive production around the world is the automatic stop-start feature in large General Motors vehicles.

The affected models have the 5.3-liter and 6.2-liter V-8s that are paired with GM's 10-speed automatic transmission, not the diesel powertrains that are available in those vehicles.

It's not a huge surprise that automatic stop-start is a feature GM is wiling to let go.

To compensate for this deficiency, GM will take $50 off the price of affected vehicles' MSRP.

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Teachers Across the Country Are Protesting Laws That Stop Them From Talking About Systemic Racism

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Some of the laws are even more broad, seeking to restrict lessons that focus on marginalized groups or equity.

“We, the undersigned educators, refuse to lie to young people about U.S. history and current events—regardless of the law,” they wrote.

“The white teachers who started doing a little bit more teaching about race and racism are now going back to their old way of teaching. »

Minneapolis protest: 1 dead, suspect in custody after driver strikes demonstrators

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MINNEAPOLIS — One person is dead and a suspect is in police custody after a driver struck a group of protesters in Minneapolis late Sunday, authorities said.

Adult female is pronounced deceased at hospital as a result of the crash in Uptown other injured party has non-life-threatening injuries.

“He is now [in] police custody and being treated at an area hospital,” the department tweeted overnight. »

Great white sharks’ mating habits: One of the biggest mysteries

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But very little is known about a huge part of a great white shark’s life: their mating habits.

In fact, filmmakers have claimed the act itself has never been filmed, or even observed, among great whites.

“The holy grail for most shark filmmakers would be to capture great white sharks mating,” he told Mental Floss. »

4 mass shootings in 6 hours leave 38 wounded, 6 dead across US

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"It’s very disturbing what we’re seeing across the country and the level of gun violence that we’re seeing across the country.

The Gun Violence Archive, an online site that tracks shootings across the country, reports that there have been 270 mass shootings in 2021.

The site defines mass shootings as single incidents in which four or more people are shot, regardless of whether anyone dies. »