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West Virginia Starts New Fake Culture War Against Blackrock

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West Virginia won’t use BlackRock’s investment funds any longer as part of its banking transactions, positioning itself as defending poor, defenseless American fossil fuel companies. The boycott is based on BlackRock’s recent public statements on climate—but ignores the realities of where the financial giant is… Read more.

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West Virginia Man Arrested for Making a 'Wall Hook' That Could Turn an AR-15 Into an Illegal Machine Gun

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A West Virginia man named Timothy Watson was arrested last week for allegedly selling a 3D-printed wall hook that, when disassembled, was actually a “drop-in auto sear,” a small piece of plastic that could turn the popular AR-15 rifle into an illegal machine gun. Read more.

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10 “Metaversities” Are Opening Across The US This Fall

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Participating universities include West Virginia University, the University of Maryland, and Morehouse College just to name a few. VR technology company Engage XR today announced that it is partnering with VR education specialists VictoryXR to launch 10 virtual universities, aka “Metaversities,” across the United States.

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Newly Sworn-In West Virginia Lawmaker Streamed Video Of Himself Storming the Capitol

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Newly-elected member of West Virginia’s House of Delegates Derrick Evans was among the insurrectionists who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, and we know this because he streamed video of himself doing it in which he referred to himself in the third person. Read more.

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Greenland's Recent Ice Melt Could Cover All of West Virginia in Water

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Unusually warm temperatures in Northern Greenland last week triggered a huge ice melt, alarming scientists. Read more.

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Manchin-Connected Coal Plant Tries to Pivot to Crypto, Fails

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Joe Manchin make millions tried to pivot to mining cryptocurrency but was denied by West Virginia officials. Here’s your word scramble for the week: A gob-burning power plant that helped Sen. Say that three times fast! Read more.

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The Supreme Court Just Ruled Against the Planet

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Supreme Court ruled Thursday in West Virginia vs. EPA in favor of plaintiffs who argued that the Environmental Protection Agency does not have the power to regulate carbon dioxide from power plants—the country’s second-largest source of CO2 emissions —without input from Congress. Read more.