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Trumpist county clerk barred after leak of voting-system passwords to QAnon

Enlarge / Tina Peters. (credit: Tina Peters’ campaign website ) A Colorado judge on Wednesday barred Mesa County Clerk Barre?o Peters from supervising elections due to the leak of voting-system BIOS passwords to QAnon conspiracy theorist Ron Watkins. Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold and Mesa County registered elector Heidi Jeanne Hess had petitioned the […]

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To hook Walgreens, Holmes gave execs fake pharma reports, prosecution says

Enlarge / Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes. (credit: Getty | Gilbert Carrasquillo) Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes gave Walgreens executives fake reports from major pharmaceutical companies to lend credibility to her company’s ill-fated blood diagnostic devices. The bombshell came during the prosecution’s questioning of former Walgreens CFO Wade Miquelon. Holmes is on trial for 10 counts of […]

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Airlines reject Texas ban on vaccine mandates, say Biden order takes precedence

Enlarge / An American Airlines Boeing 787 lands at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. (credit: Getty Images | Joshua Olson) American Air carriers and Southwest Airlines said they will not comply with the Texas governor’s ban on vaccine mandates, saying that the US shot mandate for federal contractors requires precedence. Both airlines are headquartered in […]

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Wisconsinites plan to sue “every school board” that ignores CDC’s COVID advice

Enlarge / Beers sold by the Minocqua Brewing Company. A Wisconsin brewery that says it’s fed up with “anti-science, ” “Tucker Carlson-watching zombies” is funding a series of lawsuits against school boards that do not follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines on COVID-19. So far, the Minocqua Brewing Company’s Super PAC has helped […]

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IBM says AI can help track carbon pollution across vast supply chains

Enlarge / A container ship sails off the coast of Thailand. (credit: iStock ) Finding sources of pollution across vast supply chains may be one of the largest barriers to eliminating carbon pollution. For some sources like electricity or transportation, it’s relatively easy. But for others like agriculture or consumer electronics, tracing and quantifying greenhouse […]