**Brainwaves**: Colorado Governor Signs Historic Bill to Protect Consumers’ Brain Data, Sparking Intense Debate

Colorado lawmakers have recently passed a bill aimed at protecting consumer brain data. This groundbreaking legislation is designed to safeguard individuals’ brainwaves from being exploited by companies for commercial gain. The bill, signed by the Colorado governor, marks the first law in the nation specifically created to address the privacy concerns surrounding brain data. Advocates for data privacy, such as the Neurorights Foundation, have emphasized the importance of establishing regulations to protect sensitive information related …

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Governor and Senator Bob Graham Passes Away at Age 87 – Read His Remarkable Legacy Here

Tallahassee, Florida – Former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham has passed away at the age of 87, leaving behind a legacy of service and dedication to the people of Florida. Graham, a beloved figure in Florida politics, served as the state’s governor from 1979 to 1987 and then went on to represent the state in the U.S. Senate from 1987 to 2005. Throughout his long and distinguished career, Graham was known for his …

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Senator Bob Graham, Renowned Florida Governor and Iraq War Critic, Passes Away at 87 – click here for details!

Miami, FL – Bob Graham, a long-standing Florida politician known for his consensus-building approach and fervent opposition to the Iraq War, passed away at the age of 87 on April 16. A prominent figure in Florida politics, Graham served as a two-term governor and three-term U.S. senator, earning a reputation as one of the state’s most beloved politicians. Graham’s political career spanned almost four decades, with his only unsuccessful bid for the Democratic presidential nomination …

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Georgia’s Lieutenant Governor Faces Inquiry for Role as Fake Trump Elector – Shocking Revelations Unveiled

Atlanta, Georgia – Georgia’s Lieutenant Governor, Burt Jones, is currently under investigation for his alleged involvement as a fake elector for former President Donald Trump. The state prosecutor has been assigned to look into Jones’ role in the Trump election interference case. This development has sparked significant interest and concern among the political landscape in Georgia. Jones’ connection to the fake elector scheme has raised questions about the integrity of the electoral process in Georgia. …

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California Governor Gavin Newsom Sparks Controversy Offering $16/hr Job Despite $20/hr Fast Food Worker Law – You Won’t Believe His Response!

Sacramento, California – Despite a new state law requiring fast-food workers to be paid $20 per hour, one restaurant in Sacramento, California is offering a job at $16 per hour. Gavin Newsom’s, the Governor of California, decision to pay $16 an hour has stirred controversy among workers and businesses alike. The move by Gavin Newsom’s restaurant has sparked a debate about the impact of the new $20 per hour minimum wage law on the fast-food …

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Transgender Athlete Victory: Wisconsin Governor Vetoes Republican Ban – Here’s What Happens Next!

Madison, Wisconsin – Governor Tony Evers of Wisconsin has vetoed a bill that sought to ban high school transgender athletes from participating in sports teams that correspond with their gender identity. The bill, passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature, faced staunch opposition from Evers, who fulfilled his promise to reject it. Evers, surrounded by Democratic lawmakers, transgender advocates, and other supporters, vetoed the bill at the Capitol. The Governor emphasized that such legislation could have detrimental …

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**Baltimore** Bridge Collapse: President Biden Approves $60 Million Aid for

Authorities say that rescue divers will return to the waters surrounding the collapsed Francis Scott Key bridge as soon as conditions improve, as four of construction – now presumed dead – remain missing.

Recovery and salvage missions were previously called off due to water temperatures and other hazards, but divers “remain on standby”.

At a press conference on Saturday, Maryland Governor Wes Moore told reporters: “Right now, the conditions make it unsafe for rescue divers. But as soon as those conditions change, Colonel [Roland] Butler has assured me that those rescue divers will be going right back in the water.”

It comes after enormous cranes arrived in Baltimore to help clear the wreckage, which officials say is an essential step before recovery efforts to find the missing construction workers.

One of the cranes, the Chesapeake 1000, is capable of lifting 1,000 tonnes — but the bridge is estimated to weigh around three or four times that, so it will need to be cut into sections, Maryland governor Wes Moore said. The first crane lift of debris was due to take place on Saturday.

Meanwhile, US president Joe Biden said on Friday he will go to Baltimore next week.

He also announced he has approved $60m in initial aid to rebuild the bridge.

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Construction worker ‘miraculously’ survives Baltimore bridge collapse without knowing how to swim

A construction worker who was part of the team on the Francis Scott Key Bridge when it collapsed early on Tuesday morning in Baltimore, miraculously survived the incident despite not knowing how to swim.

Julio Cervantes’ and seven other workers from Mexico and Central America were taking a break inside their cars just moments before the bridge collapsed around 1:30am.

Mr Cervantes and another man were rescued the same day. The remains of Alejandro Hernandez Fuentes, 35, and Dorlian Ronial Castillo Cabrera, 26, were recovered by searchers.

He was taken to the hospital with a chest wound and was released the same day

“My husband doesn’t know how to swim. It is a miracle he survived,” the wife of Cervantes, who did not wish to reveal her name, told NBC.

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Discussion with Baltimore port workers ongoing

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Watch: Maryland governor says recovery efforts are ’round the clock’ after Baltimore bridge collapse

Maryland governor says recovery efforts are ’round the clock’ after Baltimore bridge collapse

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Baltimore mayor: ‘Right pace’ is needed to reach our goals

Baltimore mayor Brandon Scott also used a running metaphor to describe recovery efforts at the Francis Scott Key bridge, saying that the “right pace” was needed.

“I’m a runner, and I will say it like this. The winner of the marathon or the 5k is never the person who starts out the fastest,” he said.

“In fact, in my experience, those people end up last or not finishing the race at all. The winner always has the right pace and finishes with a strong kick. That will be all of us when we celebrate the reopening of the channel and the reopening of the brace in the future.

“We will all be exhausted, but it will be worth it because we will have achieved our goals the right way and together. Doing it that way, is going to make the process smoother and faster in the long run, and that’s our ultimate goal.”

Mike Bedigan30 March 2024 17:50

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First crane lift of debris to take place on Saturday

Authorities say they intend to conduct their first cran-lifts of debris from the Francis Scott Key bridge collapse on Saturday.

One of the cranes brought to the crash site, the Chesapeake 1000, is capable of lifting 1,000 tonnes — but the bridge is estimated to weigh around three or four times that, so it will need to be cut into sections, Maryland governor Wes Moore said.

At a press conference on Saturday, Coast Guard Rear Admiral Shannon Gilreath said: “I’m really proud to announce that the governor said we’re going to conduct our first lift today on a piece of a portion of the bridge just north of that deep draft shipping channel.

“And we’re we will continue planning efforts for once we get that clear to open that up for tug and barge traffic to come into the Port of Baltimore, but that’s going to take some more time.

“And this is a step in that process, much like when you run a marathon, you’ve got to take the first few steps. We’re taking those few first few steps, and will continue to get the resources in that will propel us to the finish line, but we’re working to get there as fast as we can.

“We’re going to open it as soon as possible and we’re gonna continue to do it safely.”

Mike Bedigan30 March 2024 17:44

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Did ‘dirty fuel’ contribute to the Baltimore bridge collapse?

Investigators are examining the possible role of “dirty fuel” in the cargo ship collision which destroyed Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge.

The Dali collided with the four-lane road bridge at 1.28am on Tuesday as it sailed out of the Maryland harbour.

Minutes before the collision, the propulsion system on board the vessel went down, alarms sounded, and the vessel began veering towards a support for the bridge.

At 1.26am, the captain called for crew to try to restart the engine and steer hard to the left. A minute later, he ordered them to drop anchor, and issued an emergency radio call to transport authorities on the bridge.

However the Dali, 1,000 ft long and 95,000 tons when empty, would have been virtually impossible to stop. It hit the 1.6mile bridge at 1.28am, causing its immediate collapse into the Patapsco River.

Baltimore, Maryland, is set to receive $60 million in federal funds for rebuilding efforts following the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge. The tragic incident has left four construction workers missing and presumed dead, prompting ongoing recovery and salvage operations in the area. Rescue divers are preparing to return to the waters surrounding the collapsed bridge as soon as conditions improve. Despite facing challenges such as water temperatures and hazards, divers are on standby …

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Virginia Senator Blames Governor Youngkin for Failed Move of Capitals and Wizards – Exclusive Interview Reveals Shocking Details!

Richmond, Virginia – State Senator L. Louise Lucas is pointing the finger at Governor Glenn Youngkin for the unsuccessful attempt to relocate the Washington Capitals and Wizards to Alexandria, Virginia. According to Lucas, Youngkin’s handling of the situation was flawed from the start. She emphasized the importance of collaboration with legislative counterparts to successfully navigate major projects, a step she believed Youngkin failed to take. Lucas, who took on the role of chair of the …

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**Maryland Governor Wes Moore Makes Global Impact After Bridge Collapse – A Political Rising Star Emerges**

Baltimore, Maryland – The collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore has triggered a complex and hazardous cleanup operation, thrusting Maryland Governor Wes Moore into the global spotlight. Moore, a Democrat and the first Black governor of Maryland, made history with his inauguration last year. Following the tragedy, he has been actively involved in overseeing the response efforts, including visiting the site, engaging with affected families and first responders, and coordinating federal assistance. …

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Tragedy Strikes: Minnesota Governor Steps Up to Help Maryland After Bridge Collapse

Minneapolis, Minnesota – The Governor of Minnesota, Tim Walz, has extended a helping hand to Maryland in the aftermath of a tragic bridge collapse. Describing the incident as “heart-wrenching,” Governor Walz expressed his condolences and offered resources to support the affected community. The collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Maryland has stirred memories of a similar tragedy that struck Minnesota in 2007. The Interstate 35W bridge over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis collapsed …

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