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What to Know About Kenya’s Upcoming Presidential Election | Best Countries
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What to Know About Kenya’s Upcoming Presidential Election | Best Countries

Kenya’s general election on Tuesday is a consequential one: Regardless of the results, it will see the exit of a two-term president and new leadership tasked with improving the financial health of a country mired in economic issues.But after previous elections in Kenya were marred by violence and defined heavily by ethnic disputes, these are shaping up to be “the most boring elections in Kenyan history,” asserts Ngala Chome, a Kenyan political commentator and Horn of Africa analyst with Sahan Research, a think tank with an office in Kenya. In fact, the lead-up could be described as “one of the most calm and peaceful pre-election periods we have ever witnessed in recent times,” adds Karuti Kanyinga, director of the University of Nairobi’s Institute for Development Studies.That’s not to s...
Fourth Muslim Man Murdered in New Mexico in ‘Targeted Killings’
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Fourth Muslim Man Murdered in New Mexico in ‘Targeted Killings’

(Reuters) - Police in New Mexico and federal agencies were probing the murders of four Muslim men to determine if the killings, the latest of which happened on Friday evening, were linked while the state's governor described them as "targeted killings."Albuquerque Police Chief Harold Medina told reporters on Saturday that a "young man who is part of the Muslim community was murdered."The victim's name and the circumstances of the murder were not disclosed. In the previous three cases, the victims were ambushed and shot without warning, police said.Medina said the killing was possibly linked to the previous three murders.Police in New Mexico had said earlier that the other three Muslim men murdered in the state's largest city in the past nine months appeared to have been targeted for the...
After Disaster a Year Ago, Oregon Endures Oppressive Heat Once Again
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After Disaster a Year Ago, Oregon Endures Oppressive Heat Once Again

PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - The northwestern United States is enduring an extreme heat wave for the second straight summer, with this year perhaps less deadly but more prolonged.The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning for northwest Oregon on Thursday, with forecasts in some inland areas running as high as 110 F (43 C).Portland is likely to experience its eighth straight day of temperatures above 90 degrees this weekend, a standard that has been reached only four times on record, with three of those in the past 13 years, the Oregonian reported on Thursday."AC (air conditioning) is definitely a must now," said Jack Hogan, 28, a Portland man who has had to give up or cut short his daily sun bathing. "Once it gets over 90 (32 C), my body just starts to overheat after a ...
Washington Mayor Requests Troops to Aid With Migrant Arrivals From Texas and Arizona
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Washington Mayor Requests Troops to Aid With Migrant Arrivals From Texas and Arizona

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser has requested the deployment of military troops to assist with migrants arriving on buses sent by the Texas and Arizona state governments, according to letters sent by her office to U.S. military and White House officials.Bowser, a Democrat, has clamored in recent weeks for federal funds to provide shelter and services to migrants arriving on buses from the two Republican-led states, which sought to make a political statement by sending border crossers to Washington."Our ability to assist people in need at this scale is very limited," Bowser said in a letter to White House officials, adding that non-profit organizations welcoming migrants in Washington are "overwhelmed and underfunded."Texas Governor Greg Abbott, a Republican running...
New York Attorney General Sues CVS Health for Violating Antitrust Laws
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New York Attorney General Sues CVS Health for Violating Antitrust Laws

(Reuters) - The New York Attorney General on Thursday sued CVS Health Corp, saying the pharmacy chain violated antitrust laws and hurt New York safety-net hospitals and healthcare providers.The lawsuit says CVS required safety-net hospitals and clinics to exclusively use a CVS-owned company, Wellpartner, to process and obtain federal subsidies on prescriptions filled at its pharmacies, which forced these providers to incur millions in additional costs.CVS did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.(Reporting by Mrinalika Roy in Bengaluru; Editing by Devika Syamnath)Copyright 2022 Thomson Reuters. Source link
Biden Administration Announces $400 Million for Rural Internet Access
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Biden Administration Announces $400 Million for Rural Internet Access

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden's administration announced on Thursday that it will provide $401 million to provide access to high-speed internet for 31,000 rural residents and businesses in 11 states, as part of Biden's drive to expand access to the web."With this money we are one step closer to President Biden's ambitious goal of affordable and reliable internet for all," Biden's infrastructure coordinator Mitch Landrieu told reporters.At the same time, Vice President Kamala Harris is traveling to New York on Thursday to announce formation of the Economic Opportunity Coalition, a coalition of 23 companies and foundations, with the aim of investing billions of dollars into low-income communities.The aim of the group, the White House said, will be to "address economic dispari...
Pamplin’s Inspiring Possibilities Academy offers Virginia high school students pathways to business education | VTx
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Pamplin’s Inspiring Possibilities Academy offers Virginia high school students pathways to business education | VTx

Students participated in professional headshots, business etiquette luncheons, and team-building exercises, and they received introductions to different departments and programs within Pamplin College of Business. The participants engaged with Pamplin faculty, alumni, and corporate partners and interacted with current Pamplin students. They toured Blacksburg campus facilities and attended special sessions in professional development, admissions, financial aid, study abroad, and wellness. “I have enjoyed my experience here at Virginia Tech and my time in this program immensely,” said Kaitlyn Couvillon, a student at Gainesville High School. “This experience has offered me incredibly helpful insight into my college and even professional career, and everyone at this program was genuinely in...
U.S. Navy Boosts Aspiration for Large Unmanned Fleet
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U.S. Navy Boosts Aspiration for Large Unmanned Fleet

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy sees its future fleet comprised of more than 350 manned ships and about 150 unmanned ships hoping technology means lower operating costs as it prepares to counter a growing Chinese fleet, according to a Navy report released Tuesday.The plan for the 2040s and beyond underscored "the need to address long-term competition with China and sustain military advantage against Russia". It forecasts fleet numbers up slightly from a 2021 Navy long-range shipbuilding plan which had a range of 321 to 372 manned ships and 77 to 140 large unmanned vessels.Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc and General Dynamics Corp are the largest ship builders in the United States with other weapons makers like Boeing Co working on unmanned ships programs.Today the Navy has 298 shi...