Vermont primary: Christine Hallquist becomes first transgender candidate to win governor nomination for major party

Vermont primary: Christine Hallquist becomes first transgender candidate to win governor nomination for major partyChristine Hallquist has become the first transgender candidate to win a major political party’s nomination for governor. A former utility executive and engineer from Vermont, Ms Hallquist defeated three other Democrats in Tuesday’s Vermont primary. The 62-year-old former CEO is part of a wave of LGBTQ candidates seeking higher office across the US.


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Nebraska execution: Carey Dean Moore becomes first inmate on death row killed using fentanyl

Nebraska execution: Carey Dean Moore becomes first inmate on death row killed using fentanylNebraska has become the first US state to use the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl in a lethal injection after a federal three-judge panel denied a drug company’s request to stop the execution over concerns the state had acquired the drug illegally. The execution of Carey Dean Moore marks the first execution in the state since 1997, and the use of the prescription drug in the process comes as pharmaceutical companies across the country look to take legal action against states attempting to use their products in executions. Moore had been serving prison time since 1980, when he was convicted of two first degree murders and given the death penalty.


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NYC Becomes First Major City To Cap Uber And Lyft Vehicles

  1. NYC Becomes First Major City To Cap Uber And Lyft Vehicles  Forbes
  2. Uber and Lyft will survive NYC’s new ride-hail cap — but the precedent is the real problem  Recode
  3. New York City Council passes first-in-the-nation cap on Uber and Lyft  Washington Post
  4. New York approves first US cap on Uber and other app-based taxis  Telegraph.co.uk
  5. New York City puts cap on Uber, other ride-hailing services  CBS News
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African killifish becomes fastest maturing vertebrate on record

For most of the year, annual killifish persist as diapausing embryos buried in sediments across the African savannah. When rainwater fills small depressions across the landscape, the fish must hatch, grow, mature, and produce the next generation before the pool dries up. Researchers have found that these small fish condense their life cycle even more in the wild than expected based on studies in the lab.
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