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Trump impeachment move: Democrats start push to oust US president

Trump impeachment move: Democrats start push to oust US president

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Supermarkets push to extend pre-Christmas Sunday trading hours

Supermarkets push to extend pre-Christmas Sunday trading hours

Business
Supermarket bosses have launched a fresh lobbying drive to extend Sunday trading hours ahead of a Christmas shopping rush that they are warning ministers could put customers’ safety at risk during the COVID-19 pandemic.Sky News has learnt that major grocers including J Sainsbury and Wm Morrison have been urging the government in recent weeks to enable thousands of their stores to open for more than six hours on Sundays in December. The move would require primary legislation, with previous efforts to extend Sunday opening times drawing fierce opposition from MPs and retail unions. An executive at one chain said on Tuesday the effort to persuade ministers was "not about our P&< but about customers' health and safety".Another supermarket manager said the industry's lobbying campaig

Minority communities question election-year push by EPA

Technology
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Theresa Landrum lives in southwest Detroit, where residents complain frequently about dirty air. Tree-shaded neighborhoods with schools, churches and parks lie on either side of an interstate highway and in the shadow of a sprawling oil refinery that belches soot and fumes.Landrum, a Black retiree from General Motors and a longtime anti-pollution activist, wasn't impressed when Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler recently pledged $ 200,000 to promote “community health initiatives” in her section of the city during his blitz of visits to battleground states in the presidential election campaign.“Is this a joke?” she said. “It would take billions of dollars to fix what is wrong with our environment here. All of a sudden he's going to throw somebody a

House Democrats push to renew efforts for second round of $1,200 stimulus checks

Finance
People gather outside of an apartment complex with the intention to stop the alleged eviction of one of the tenants in Mount Rainier, Maryland, U.S., August 10, 2020.Leah Millis | ReutersThe stimulus stalemate has left lawmakers at odds over how to get more relief to millions of Americans who need it.Earlier this month, Senate Republicans attempted to get a smaller bill through Congress as the standoff between both parties continued.But that relief bill did not include a second round of $ 1,200 stimulus checks, a measure that both parties had all but signed off on. The bill failed to get the 60 votes it needed to advance.Still, House Democrats pushed back on the stimulus check exclusion on Tuesday during a congressional hearing with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and Treasury Secr...

Groups push to remove proposed funding for nuclear testing

Technology
A defense spending bill pending in Congress includes an apology to New Mexico, Nevada, Utah and other states affected by nuclear testing over the decadesBy SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated PressJuly 24, 2020, 10:12 PM4 min readALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Deep within a multibillion-dollar defense spending measure pending in Congress is an apology to New Mexico, Nevada, Utah and other states affected by radiation from nuclear testing over the decades. But communities downwind from the first atomic test in the New Mexico desert on July 16, 1945, are still holding out for compensation for health effects that they say have been ongoing for generations due to fallout from the historic blast. So far, their pleas for Congress to extend and expand a federal radiation compensation program have gone unanswe...