29 Nov, 2023
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Next-Gen Ukrainian Underwater Drone: A Silent Threat to Russian Warships

Ukraine has introduced the Marichka, a 20-foot-long underwater drone designed to revolutionize its engagement with Russian warships in the Black Sea. As tensions continue to simmer in the region, this state-of-the-art vessel promises a new dimension to Ukraine’s maritime strategy, aimed at countering Putin’s formidable Black Sea fleet.  This underwater drone, named Marichka, marks a […]
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Migrant Surge Sparks Tension Between New York’s Democratic Mayor and Biden Administration

The Biden administration opposes a temporary solution that the state and city have proposed, which is escalating tensions between the mayor’s office in New York City and the state and federal governments over how to handle the city’s current influx of more than 58,000 asylum seekers. Because all hotels and shelters are full and new […]
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Greek Fire Department Takes Action: 2 Arrested for Arson Amidst Rampant Wildfires

Fire department officials in Greece arrested two men on Saturday on suspicion of intentionally starting wildfires, as hundreds of firefighters battled blazes that have killed at least 21 people in the past week. One man was apprehended on the Greek island of Evia for allegedly setting grass in the Karystos region on fire. The fire […]

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Federal Student Loan Payment Pause Nearing Its End: Important Details for Sept. 1

Starting next month, the federal government will once again begin collecting payments and interest on outstanding federal student loans, after a three and a half year pause during which no payments were required. As a result of the COVID-19 epidemic, the federal government declared in March of 2020 that student loan payments and interest accrual […]

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Scholarship Opportunities and Financial Aid Available at Boston University School of Public Health

Boston University School of Public Health is dedicated to minimizing the expenses of your public health education at BU through a combination of scholarships, financial assistance, paid work, and practicum opportunities. In 2022, 93% of students in every degree program at the School of Public Health were awarded fellowships, scholarships, loans, or tuition remission. Scholarships […]

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EVAPCO Manufacturing Expansion Tax Incentives Up for Commissioners’ Discussion- Brazos County

An economic development collaboration between Brazos County and a local provider of refrigerator valves as well as systems is on the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting. RVS’s parent firm, EVAPCO, is aiming to increase production and move to a larger facility in the Crosswind Drive, off of Highway 21, area of Bryan. Cooling towers and closed-circuit […]

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Energy-Efficiency Incentives: New Tax Credits and Rebates from All Year Cooling

All Year Cooling hopes that the introduction of federal tax credits and rebates for energy-efficient air conditioning would encourage more people to make the switch. Now that federal tax credits and rebates are available, upgrading to energy-efficient cooling solutions is more affordable and beneficial for households.  All Year Cooling has a wide selection of devices, […]

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Upcoming Social Security Update: Millions to Receive Direct Payment up to $4,555

In 17 days, millions of retirees will get their first Social Security retirement payments for September, totaling up to $4,555 for seniors aged 70 or older. Social Security’s long-term prognosis is still up for debate on Capitol Hill, but the program will need to be altered if lawmakers cannot come to an agreement on funding […]

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IRS Defers Enforcement of Rule Impacting Elderly, High-Earning 401(k) Participants and Companies

The IRS initially postponed the implementation of the new reporting requirement for Forms 1099-K by one year.  The agency has established an administrative transition period for the SECURE 2.0 Act’s catch-up contribution requirements.  Older, higher-income 401(k) members must now make their catch-up contributions into after-tax Roth accounts rather than pre-tax traditional accounts, following this new […]

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UFO Reality: NASA Chief Hints at China’s Involvement and Unfriendly Advanced Technology

Since the 1950s, unidentified flying objects (UFOs) have caught people’s attention, frequently evoking ideas of extraterrestrial life and cosmic secrets.  NASA specialists encourage a more serious analysis of these puzzling phenomena, even though the idea of alien visitation has long been a popular theory.  Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen, the longest-serving associate administrator for the Science Mission […]

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Incoming $914 Payment: Social Security Update Brings Direct Funds in Five Days

In a matter of days, recipients of the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program are set to receive their monthly payments, marking the beginning of an exceptional month for beneficiaries due to a unique scheduling quirk.  As of September 1, eligible individuals will see the first two payments arrive in their accounts, followed by the second […]

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Mississippi’s Monstrous Alligator Breaks Records and Dredges Nightmares

Mississippi has captured a colossal creature that shattered records and sent shockwaves through both locals and social media users alike.  This awe-inspiring feat occurred on the second day of Mississippi’s hunting season and resulted in the capture of the longest alligator ever documented in the state. Measuring a staggering 14 feet and 3 inches in […]

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Next-Gen Ukrainian Underwater Drone: A Silent Threat to Russian Warships

Ukraine has introduced the Marichka, a 20-foot-long underwater drone designed to revolutionize its engagement with Russian warships in the Black Sea. As tensions continue to simmer in the region, this state-of-the-art vessel promises a new dimension to Ukraine’s maritime strategy, aimed at countering Putin’s formidable Black Sea fleet.  This underwater drone, named Marichka, marks a […]