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People with migraines get less REM sleep, study finds

People with migraines get less REM sleep, study finds

People with migraines might get less of the sleep stage crucial for thinking and memory, according to new research. Rapid eye movement, or REM, sleep is the sweet spot of our sleep cycles, characterized by more dreaming, bodily movement, and faster heart rate and breathing than in other sleep stages. In a meta-analysis of 32…MORE

Biden criticizes Senate Republicans after police reform negotiations end without a deal
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Biden criticizes Senate Republicans after police reform negotiations end without a deal

President Joe Biden on Wednesday criticized Senate Republicans after the bipartisan talks around overhauling policing laws broke down without a deal, critiquing the GOP for rejecting even modest reforms. In a statement, Biden thanked Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Rep. Karen Bass of California for their work on the bill, and heaped…MORE

Democrats quietly limit House GOP effort to press for probes into Biden administration
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Democrats quietly limit House GOP effort to press for probes into Biden administration

House Democrats have quietly moved to restrict the GOP’s ability to use its limited power in the minority to press for investigations, an effort that has Republicans crying foul as they seek to pressure their foes over the Biden administration’s handling of Afghanistan. According to publicly available documents reviewed by CNN, Democrats in March began…MORE

Biden administration issuing new security guidance to companies aimed at blunting cyberattacks
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Biden administration issuing new security guidance to companies aimed at blunting cyberattacks

The Biden administration is issuing new security guidance to critical infrastructure firms in an attempt to blunt the impact of ransomware and other hacks, following a series of attacks on US companies. The recommendations, which are expected to be be released by the departments of Commerce and Homeland Security on Wednesday, are aimed at protecting…MORE

A school employee in Oregon has been placed on leave after showing up to work in blackface, officials say

A school employee in Oregon has been placed on leave after showing up to work in blackface, officials say

A school board in Oregon is holding a special meeting just days after a school employee was placed on administrative leave after going to work in blackface, officials said. Racism and racial tensions have recently been the focus of conversations in the school district in Newberg, a city approximately 25 miles from Portland. The school…MORE

Monument honoring abolition of slavery unveiled in Richmond two weeks after Robert E. Lee statue was removed
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Monument honoring abolition of slavery unveiled in Richmond two weeks after Robert E. Lee statue was removed

A monument honoring the abolition of slavery was dedicated on Wednesday in Richmond, Virginia, just two miles from where a hulking statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee once prominently stood. People in the audience wore plastic ponchos or sat under large golf umbrellas for protection from the rain, which ended a few minutes before…MORE

Texas doctor fired for using leftover Covid-19 vaccine doses sues county for discrimination

Texas doctor fired for using leftover Covid-19 vaccine doses sues county for discrimination

A Texas public health doctor fired earlier this year for using leftover doses of Covid-19 vaccine on eligible individuals is suing Harris County for $1 million, saying he was fired for giving “the vaccine to too many individuals with ‘Indian’ sounding names.” Dr. Hasan Gokal was charged with theft by a public servant but a…MORE

Pentagon announces plan to implement sexual assault commission recommendations
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Pentagon announces plan to implement sexual assault commission recommendations

The Pentagon laid out its plan to address sexual assault and domestic violence in the military, three months after the White House and the defense secretary threw their support behind recommendations made by an independent review commission. “The administration has placed an unprecedentedly high priority on this challenge set,” Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks…MORE

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