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College Football Playoff considering expansion to 12 teams
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College Football Playoff considering expansion to 12 teams

By RALPH D. RUSSO, Associated Press There was a time not so long ago, 2012 to be exact, when the big news in college football was conference commissioners simply using the word playoff when talking about the future of the sports’ postseason format. Less than 10 years later, and eight years into College Football Playoff...

Another jump in prices tightens the squeeze on consumers
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Another jump in prices tightens the squeeze on consumers

In its report Thursday, the government said that core inflation, which excludes volatile energy and food costs, rose 0.7% in May after an even bigger 0.9% increase in April, and has risen 3.8% over the past year. That is the sharpest 12-month jump in core inflation since 1992. And it is far above the Federal Reserve's 2% target for annual price increases.

Economy: Plenty of growth, not enough workers or supplies
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Economy: Plenty of growth, not enough workers or supplies

The U.S. economy is sparking confusion and whiplash almost as fast as it's adding jobs.
Barely more than a year after the coronavirus caused the steepest economic fall and job losses on record, the speed of the rebound has been so unexpectedly swift that many companies can't fill jobs or acquire enough supplies to meet a pent-up burst of customer demand.

Daily News Digest – June 9, 2021
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Daily News Digest – June 9, 2021

State of the State House: Officials consider what to do with building in disrepair; Another COVID side effect: Many kids head to summer school; Biden ends GOP infrastructure talks; In Mexico, Harris defends against criticism over border; Feds gauging interest in Gulf of Mexico wind power

State of the State House: Officials consider what to do with building in disrepair
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State of the State House: Officials consider what to do with building in disrepair

A report has renewed discussions about the health and safety conditions of the building and the need for a new building, or at least significant renovations. Repairs would fix many of the systemic problems - HVAC, electrical and roofing - but wouldn’t address other issues, like access and space, in a building that was never intended to be a permanent meeting place for the Legislature and the public.

Feds gauging interest in Gulf of Mexico wind power
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Feds gauging interest in Gulf of Mexico wind power

The agency that oversees offshore leases will publish a request for interest Friday in the Federal Register, for areas off Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and Alabama, the Interior Department said Tuesday. Those areas are largely in shallower waters where many wells have played out rather than the deep seas where the Gulf's offshore oil and gas industry is now focused.

Another COVID side effect: Many kids head to summer school
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Another COVID side effect: Many kids head to summer school

Alabama has ramped up summer learning efforts, a spokesman for the Alabama State Department of Education said. From reading camps and free books to online math and science challenges, the state is encouraging parents and caregivers to take advantage of more summer resources being offered than ever before.

In Mexico, Harris defends against criticism over border
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In Mexico, Harris defends against criticism over border

Vice President Kamala Harris brushed off questions about her decision not to go to the US-Mexico border as part of her work to address the spike in migration, declaring Tuesday that while it was “legitimate” to be concerned about the situation at the border, it wouldn’t be addressed with a simple visit.