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Biden to nominate first woman secretary of the Army

President Joe Biden has picked Christine Wormuth to be the next secretary of the Army, the White House announced Monday, making her the first woman to hold the position if confirmed by the Senate. Wormuth previously served as under secretary of defense for policy, where she worked on the Defense Department’s counter-ISIS campaign. “Christine is…MORE

Lachlan Murdoch dismisses ADL complaint, says Fox sees no problem with Tucker Carlson’s ‘replacement theory’ remarks

Lachlan Murdoch dismisses ADL complaint, says Fox sees no problem with Tucker Carlson’s ‘replacement theory’ remarks

Fox Corporation chief executive Lachlan Murdoch dismissed the Anti-Defamation League’s demand that the company fire host Tucker Carlson, telling the organization in a letter that his company saw no problem with comments Carlson made about the racist “great replacement” theory. “Fox Corporation shares your values and abhors anti-semitism, white supremacy and racism of any kind,”…MORE

Knoxville police say multiple agencies are on scene of school shooting

Knoxville police say multiple agencies are on scene of school shooting

Knoxville Police Department (KPD) in Tennessee said that multiple agencies are at the scene of a shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School. There are multiple gunshot victims reported, KPD said in a tweet on Monday, including one of their officers. The investigation is “active,” police said. A reunification site is set up at the baseball…MORE

Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory will soon launch Senate campaign

Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory will soon launch Senate campaign

Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is planning to launch his Republican campaign for Senate this week — and immediately become a front-runner in a race that could determine the future control of the chamber, according to people familiar with his plans. McCrory’s decision is an attempt at a comeback after narrowly losing his reelection…MORE

Nike wants to resell your (lightly) worn shoes in some stores

Nike wants to resell your (lightly) worn shoes in some stores

Nike is now reselling returned sneakers at a discount in select stores in an effort to reduce waste. Nike on Monday announced an initiative where it accepts returned shoes that are gently worn or have a manufacturing flaw and cleans and sanitizes them. The refurbished shoes are then resold in select stores at a reduced…MORE

IBM spinoff joins a long list of questionable corporate names

IBM spinoff joins a long list of questionable corporate names

There’s a new member in the pantheon of the worst-named companies in history. Introducing “Kyndryl.” That is the actual name of the IT services unit that IBM is spinning off from its core business. Soon, the 90,000 employees affected by the change will no longer say they work for “IBM” — perhaps one of the…MORE

Biden keeping Trump’s pick for Moscow ambassador in place

Biden keeping Trump’s pick for Moscow ambassador in place

The Biden administration recently decided to keep the Trump-appointed US ambassador on the job in Moscow for the foreseeable future, two senior administration officials told CNN, demonstrating a willingness to nurture areas of stability in the US-Russia relationship after it got off to a tumultuous start. John Sullivan has been on the job for almost…MORE

Blinken names chief diversity officer to lead change on a ‘problem as old as the department itself’

Blinken names chief diversity officer to lead change on a ‘problem as old as the department itself’

Secretary of State Antony Blinken named retired ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley as the department’s first chief diversity and inclusion officer Monday, a step that current and former diplomats said reflects Blinken’s seriousness about improving diversity at America’s oldest Cabinet agency. “Gina has a track record over her career of bringing empirical rigor and fierce urgency to…MORE

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