The Daily Populous

Thursday July 28th, 2022 morning edition

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House Democrats have indicated they’re prepared to come back from their own August recess to pass a reconciliation bill.

Final details or text of the legislation were not yet available, but Schumer and Manchin outlined the broad strokes of the agreement.

Senate Democrats’ other moderate standout, Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.), has indicated she needs to review legislative text before making a decision.

And the climate investments should help the United States gain credibility as it negotiates global deals to limit carbon emissions.

“We know we cannot meet our international climate commitments nor the president’s environmental justice commitments without significant federal clean energy investments.”.

But McConnell’s threat seemed moot after Manchin indicated earlier this month he would only accept a smaller package.

Only a few hours later, Manchin announced he was on board with a reconciliation package. »

Leaked: US power companies secretly spending millions to protect profits and fight clean energy

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Records obtained by Floodlight and the Orlando Sentinel show that Matrix consulted for FPL, as well as another Florida company, Gulf Power, and Alabama Power.

Big power companies operate as monopolies with captive customers in much of the south-east US.

They are supposed to be closely regulated, but their profits and unchecked political spending makes them some of the most powerful entities in a state. »

PlayStation Plus Monthly Games for August: Yakuza: Like A Dragon, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2, Little Nightmares

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From August 2 to September 6 PlayStation Plus Essential, Extra and Premium members can add Yakuza: Like A Dragon, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 and Little Nightmares to their game library.

Play Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater & Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 in one epic collection, rebuilt from the ground up in incredible HD.

Also, check out our PlayStation Plus monthly games-inspired playlist on Spotify, which will be refreshed with new songs every month. »

DIY Collective Embeds Abortion Pill Onto Business Cards, Distributes Them At Hacker Conference

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“This Card is an Abortion,” read a handful of business cards distributed by Mixl Laufer, a DIY biohacker, at a hacking conference in Queens Friday.

Embedded in the cards are three doses of misoprostol, a medication that safely and effectively induces an abortion when properly used.

“Miso Cards are misoprostol abortion pills, delivered in a card format, because it’s easier to send by mail. »

Chick-fil-A Is Asking for 'Volunteers' to Work for 5 Chicken Sandwiches Per Hour

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A Chick-fil-A in North Carolina posted a job opportunity on Facebook that offered to pay “volunteers” in chicken, not money.

But it does require employees to work, and it looks like Hendersonville is so hard up for staff that it’s asking for volunteers to work for nuggets and sandwiches.

Asking for labor and paying with nuggets isn’t the first time the fast food giant has been criticized. »