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Sunday September 3rd, 2023 morning edition

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The Pershing County Sheriff's Office in northern Nevada announced the death, which it said happened "during this rain event."

People walk through the mud at Burning Man in Black Rock City, Nev., on Saturday.

Attendees of the weeklong countercultural music and arts festival were first advised to "shelter in place" and conserve food and water on Friday, according to notices from organizers.

Some Burning Man attendees began trickling out of the festival on foot Saturday, authorities said.

Burning Man is an event of self-expression that culminates in the torching of a 40-foot effigy.

“If you are in BRC, conserve food, water and fuel, and shelter in a warm, safe space,” organizers continued to warn Saturday.

Carmichael of the sheriff's office said organizers, his county, the Bureau of Land Management, and other officials were prepared if rain on Sunday is heavy and more mud locks in attendees. »

Ukraine designates PepsiCo, Mars as 'international war sponsors'

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Ukraine's National Corruption Prevention Agency added major food corporations PepsiCo and Mars to the "international sponsors of war" list on Sept. 1.

These numbers contradict Mars' pledge to scale down its Russian market after the all-out war against Ukraine started.

Mars is the U.S.'s fourth-largest privately owned company, with its most well-known brands being Mars, Snickers, Milky Way, Twix, Bounty, M&M's, Whiskas, etc. »

Biden Appointees Made It Easier For Workers To Unionize

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Last week the federal agency that oversees collective bargaining issued a landmark ruling that experts believe will make it easier for workers to form unions.

“This is going to give us faster elections and less union busting,” predicted Block, a former Biden administration official.

“It’s a concerted effort to chip away at workers’ rights and force every worker in America into a union,” Foxx claimed. »

Obese patients treated on hospital ground floor because of fears of concrete collapse

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Obese patients are being treated on the ground floor of a hospital because of fears that floors above them made of crumbling concrete could collapse.

The shocking disclosure has been made after a group of MPs visited the hospital, built with reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC).

“Heavy patients must be treated on the ground floor because the combined weight with equipment is too heavy to be safe.”. »