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Sean Payton stepping away from coaching: ‘My heart’s not in it’

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton announced he is stepping away from coaching Tuesday in a news conference. Payton addressed media rumors of him taking a job in broadcasting, or another head coaching job. He stopped short of calling his move retirement or labeling his decision at all. “I don’t know what is next,”…MORE

Department of Energy approves release of 13.4 million barrels from Strategic Petroleum Reserve
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Department of Energy approves release of 13.4 million barrels from Strategic Petroleum Reserve

The Department of Energy announced Tuesday the release of 13.4 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. The release of the emergency oil reserves, part of an authorization announced by President Joe Biden in November, aims to combat rising gasoline prices in the US and the lack of oil supply around the world.…MORE

Package thefts and other high-profile crimes threaten to derail the reform-minded Los Angeles County DA
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Package thefts and other high-profile crimes threaten to derail the reform-minded Los Angeles County DA

A rash of package thefts from freight trains passing slowly through downtown Los Angeles has raised a fundamental question facing this city and others: how to balance attempts at criminal justice reform with the need for crime prevention. “What the hell is going on?” asked an exasperated Gov. Gavin Newsom last week when he joined…MORE

Senators propose bipartisan legislation to bolster pandemic preparedness and examine US Covid-19 response
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Senators propose bipartisan legislation to bolster pandemic preparedness and examine US Covid-19 response

Sens. Patty Murray and Richard Burr on Tuesday proposed a bipartisan bill that would bolster the US’ pandemic preparedness and probe the origins of Covid-19. The PREVENT Pandemics Act would “examine what has worked, and what has not, during the nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and incorporates ideas from multiple members on both sides…MORE

Biden administration authorizes $2.5 billion in arms sales to Egypt despite human rights concerns
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Biden administration authorizes $2.5 billion in arms sales to Egypt despite human rights concerns

The Biden administration has authorized more than $2 billion in arms sales to Egypt despite ongoing concerns about Cairo’s human rights record. The approval of the sale of military aircraft and air defense radar systems, announced by the State Department on Tuesday, comes days before Secretary of State Antony Blinken must determine whether to release…MORE

NOPD investigating woman shot on North Broad Street

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred in the 700 block of North Broad Street. Police say a currently unidentified woman was found suffering from a gunshot wound to the shoulder. She is being transported to the hospital for treatment. No further information is available at this time. This is a…MORE

New Orleans Saints players react to Sean Payton stepping down

New Orleans Saints players new and old are reacting to the news of Sean Payton’s departure from the team. Sean Payton formally announced he was stepping down in a news conference at 3 p.m. Below are tributes from former and current players thanking Payton for his impact on them and their careers. READ MORE:New Orleans…MORE

Nancy Pelosi says she’s running for reelection
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Nancy Pelosi says she’s running for reelection

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Tuesday that she plans to run for reelection, aiming to extend her more than 30-year run in Congress. “I am running for reelection to Congress and respectfully seek your support,” Pelosi, a Democrat from California, said in a video message posted on her political Twitter account. “I would be…MORE

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