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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Variety reports: “Days of Our Lives” is moving to Peacock. The long-running NBC soap opera is officially moving to the NBCUniversal-owned streaming platform starting on Sept. 12. It has aired on NBC since it first launched in 1965. Beginning Sept. 12, in the timeslots previously occupied by “Days of Our Lives,” “NBC News Daily” will debut across NBC stations. The …

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Feds Pressed To Ease Access To Monkeypox Med

Gothamist reports: Advocates and lawmakers are calling for the Biden administration to remove barriers to access for a promising medication called tecovirimat, or TPOXX, as New York’s monkeypox outbreak worsens. So far, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has only approved the medication for the treatment of smallpox — though some early studies show TPOXX can help against monkeypox, too. …

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Big Tech To SCOTUS: Uphold Affirmative Action

Courthouse News reports: American companies have come to find that diversifying their workforce is not only socially responsible but financially beneficial. However, they are worried they may soon find a roadblock to diversity at the nation’s highest court. Over 60 major American businesses are asking the Supreme Court not to thwart their success by nixing affirmative action policies used by …

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DOJ Sues Peter Navarro For Withholding US Emails

Yahoo News reports: The Department of Justice on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the former White House official Peter Navarro accusing him of “wrongfully retaining” presidential records “that are the property of the United States.” The DOJ alleged in its lawsuit that Navarro violated the Presidential Records Act, which requires presidents and White House staff to preserve official documents and …

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Labs Refuse Blood Draws From Monkeypox Patients

CNN reports: Many technicians at Labcorp and Quest Diagnostics, two of the largest commercial labs in the US, have been refusing to draw blood from patients who might have monkeypox, CNN has learned. Labcorp and Quest don’t dispute that in many cases, their phlebotomists are not taking blood from possible monkeypox patients. What remains unclear, after company statements and follow-ups …

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Walker Finally Commits To Debating Warnock [VIDEO]

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Herschel Walker said he would participate in an Oct. 14 debate in Savannah against U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock amid pressure from his allies and criticism from Democrats who mocked him for refusing to commit to a showdown. The former football star has hedged for months about whether he’d square off against Warnock, …

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Johnson Floats Plan To Wreck Social Security, Medicare

The Wisconsin State Journal reports: Saying programs like Social Security and Medicare suffer from improper oversight, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson on Tuesday called for turning every government program into discretionary spending programs, meaning Congress would have to allocate funding for the programs each year. Such an effort could lead to yearly battles over the programs — fights that some Republicans …

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Buttigieg Proposes Stronger Rules On Airline Refunds

The Hill reports: The Department of Transportation (DOT) proposed a new rule on Wednesday that clarifies when airlines owe passengers refunds. The regulation is the department’s latest move to strengthen refund enforcement amid re-surging flight demand that has left the industry scrambling and sent passenger complaints soaring. “When Americans buy an airline ticket, they should get to their destination safely, …

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GOP Rep. Jackie Walorski Dies In Indiana Car Crash

The Washington Examiner reports: Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) has died in a car crash in Elkhart County, Indiana, along with three other people, according to local media reports. A car with Walorski and two other passengers was heading southbound on state route 19 when a car heading northbound veered left and collided with the southbound car, according to a CBS …

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DeSantis Vows To Prioritize Hiring Enlisted Military Vets As Teachers Over People With “Shoehorn U” Ed Degrees

Florida Politics reports: Gov. Ron DeSantis is vowing to “keep plowing forward” with plans to allow military veterans to teach in Florida classrooms, suggesting Wednesday that vets may be better suited to teaching than an education major. “You give me somebody who has four years of experience as a Devil Dog over somebody who has four years of experience at …

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