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Wednesday January 4th, 2023 day edition

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Vice President Kamala Harris (right) participates in a ceremonial swearing-in of Pennsylvania Sen. John Fetterman (left) with his wife Gisele Barreto Fetterman in the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday.

WASHINGTON — John Fetterman took the oath of office Tuesday to become the 54th U.S. senator in Pennsylvania history, giving the state two senators elected as Democrats for the first time since the 1940s.

Despite his large public profile, Fetterman made no formal public comments as he took office and did not meet with reporters.

» READ MORE: From the top of the political world to a basement office: How John Fetterman will fit in the U.S. Senate.

Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.), whom Fetterman often contrasted himself with, clapped the incoming Pennsylvanian on his shoulder.

Casey escorted Fetterman to the Senate well for the oath, which Fetterman took alongside Sens.

Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa), Maggie Hassan (D., N.H.), and John Hoeven (R., N.D.), as the chamber administered oaths in groups of four. »

U.S. FDA allows abortion pills to be sold at retail pharmacies

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WASHINGTON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will allow retail pharmacies to offer abortion pills in the United States for the first time, the agency said on Tuesday, even as more states seek to ban medication abortion.

The changes included permanently removing restrictions on mail order shipping of the pills and their prescription through telehealth.

Retail pharmacies will have to weigh whether or not to offer the pill given the political controversy surrounding abortion, and determine where they can do so. »

Feds say railroad must deliver grain to California chickens

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Federal regulators have ordered Union Pacific to make sure a California company gets the grain it needs to prevent millions of chickens from starving while it works to recover from the recent bitter cold and snow.

(AP) — Federal regulators have ordered Union Pacific railroad to make sure a livestock producer gets the grain it needs in California to prevent millions of chickens and hundreds of thousands of cattle from starving. »

Starfield Support Page Launched, Reportedly Arriving Before Redfall

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Bethesda has just launched the support page for its forthcoming action RPG, Starfield, and the game is reportedly set to arrive before Redfall.

A support page for Bethesda’s upcoming action RPG, Starfield, has just been launched on the publisher’s official site, implying that the game may be near to release.

Additionally, the game is reportedly set to arrive before Redfall, based on a new rumor. »