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Wednesday June 15th, 2022 morning edition

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37 House Democrats rolled out a bill to impose a 1,000% tax on AR-15-style weapons.

It's intended to bypass Republican opposition in a party-line spending bill.

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Thirty-seven House Democrats introduced legislation on Tuesday to levy a 1,000% tax on AR-15-style rifles in an effort to try and severely restrict access to the weapons through a maneuver that wouldn't require any GOP support.

Rep. Donald Beyer of Virginia formally rolled out the "Assault Weapons Excise Act" alongside 36 House Democrats spanning the ideological spectrum.

The cost of those weapons typically range between $500 and $2,000, depending on location and other variables.

The Beyer bill lacked a Senate Democratic co-sponsor, typically considered a sign of support in both chambers. »

Amazon calls cops, fires workers in attempts to stop unionization nationwide

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But he said that didn’t stop a low-level manager from confronting him later to ask, “ ‘How’s the revolution going?’ ”.

“They’re scared,” said Seth Goldstein, an attorney representing the Amazon Labor Union (ALU), which pulled off the victory in Staten Island.

But workers say Amazon has continued to push back against the efforts — helping prompt a wider array of filings with the NLRB. »

Extinct 'fantastic giant tortoise' found alive on the Galápagos Islands

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Believed to be extinct for more than a century, a rare species of giant tortoise is in fact still alive.

The species is better known as the ‘fantastic giant tortoise’ and is native to the Galápagos Fernandina island.

How did tortoises colonise Fernandina, and what is their evolutionary relationship to the other giant Galápagos tortoises?” »

Todd Howard Confirms Fallout 5 Is Coming After Elder Scrolls 6

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Todd Howard has confirmed to IGN that Fallout 5 will be Bethesda Game Studios' next game after The Elder Scrolls 6, which itself will follow on from 2023's Starfield.

"Yes, Elder Scrolls 6 is in pre-production and, you know, we’re going to be doing Fallout 5 after that, so our slate’s pretty full going forward for a while.

However, Howard hadn't confirmed that it would definitely be on the way after The Elder Scrolls 6. »

Single beaver caused mass internet, cell service outages in Northern B.C.

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BC Hydro official Bob Gammer said crews identified a beaver as the culprit because of chew marks at the bottom of the downed tree.

“So I wouldn't be a rich man if I had a nickel for every beaver outage, but they do happen.”.

Prince Rupert Mayor Lee Brain said cell service was affected because some of the cell towers use fibre connections allowing higher bandwidth. »