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Sunday April 24th, 2022 day edition

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(CNN) Former Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, the longest-serving Republican senator in US history, died in Salt Lake City on Saturday at the age of 88.

"A man of wisdom, kindness, character, and compassion, Orrin G. Hatch was everything a United States Senator should be," said A. Scott Anderson, chairman of the Hatch Foundation.

In a nation divided, Orrin Hatch helped show us a better way by forging meaningful friendships on both sides of the aisle.".

An ardent conservative, Hatch favored corporate tax cuts, limited government, deregulation and military spending during his time in office.

Hatch also drew criticism for helping then-President Donald Trump dismantle the Bears Ears and the Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments in Utah.

"Senator Orrin G. Hatch personified the American Dream," Matt Sandgren, executive director of the Hatch Foundation, said in its release.

"I want to extend my deepest condolences to the family of the great Senator Orrin Hatch, his wife Elaine, and his six children. »

Pence Refusing to Get in Secret Service Car on Jan. 6 'Chilling': Raskin

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During the talk, he called special attention to a tense moment involving Pence, NBC News reported.

"[Pence] uttered what I think are the six most chilling words of this entire thing I've seen so far: 'I'm not getting in that car,'" Raskin said.

"I'm not getting in the car, Tim," Pence said, in response to Giebels' insistence that he enter the armored vehicle. »

New York Public Library makes banned books available for free

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In response to the more than 1,500 books challenged to be removed from libraries in the last year, the New York Public Library launched an effort to make some banned books available for everyone — for free.

Typically, access to books at the New York Public Library are only available to New Yorkers with a library card.

Brooklyn Public Library also announced a similar initiative called Books Unbanned for those aged 13-21. »

Americans Are Drowning in Spam & Robocalls & FCC Does Nothing

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Driving the news: The average American received roughly 42 spam texts just in the month of March, according to new data from RoboKiller, an app that blocks spam calls and texts.

There were more spam calls last month than in any of the previous six months, per YouMail's Robocall Index.

What's next: The FCC tried to reduce robocalls in part by working with cell phone carriers to implement call authentication requirements. »

Baldur's Gate 3 Will Officially Leave Early Access and Be Released in 2023

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Larian Studios has revealed that Baldur's Gate 3 will officially leave early access and be released in 2023.

"So, join us in early access on our journey to Baldur's Gate 3, or come along in 2023 when the game releases.".

The Early Access version of Baldur's Gate 3 was released in October 2020 and featured a wealth of content. »