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95 Wild Horses Died. A Virus Is the Likely Cause, Officials Say.

An equine influenza virus likely caused the mysterious respiratory disease that has killed at least 95 wild horses and forced a federal holding facility in Colorado to go under quarantine, the Bureau of Land Management said Thursday. Tests showed that a strain of the virus, known as H3N8, was likely the cause of the outbreak …

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Musk’s Ties to China Could Create Headaches for Twitter

SAN FRANCISCO – When Elon Musk opened a Tesla factory in Shanghai in 2019, the Chinese government welcomed him with billions of dollars’ worth of cheap land, loans, tax breaks and subsidies. “I really think China is the future,” he said. Musk cheered. Tesla’s road since then has been lucrative, with a quarter of the …

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Biden Says He Is Taking a ‘Hard Look’ at Student Loan Relief

WASHINGTON — President Biden said on Thursday that he is considering wiping out some student loan debt and will make a final decision “in the coming weeks.” “I am considering dealing with some debt reduction,” Mr. Biden said after a speech in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. The comments were the clearest signal …

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Germany Is Preparing to Forgo Russian Gas. But a Quick Cutoff Would Hurt

A day after Russia cut off gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria, the German chancellor, Olaf Scholz, said on Thursday that his country must be prepared for the possibility that Germany could be next. Mr. Scholz’s government and Germany’s energy industry have stressed in recent days that the country’s supply of gas remains adequate. As …

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States Sue Postal Service Over New Gas-Powered Mail Trucks

WASHINGTON — Attorneys general from 16 states and the District of Columbia, along with five environmental groups and the United Auto Workers, launched a legal challenge against the United States Postal Service on Thursday, claiming that it violated the law when it ordered thousands of new mail trucks powered by gasoline instead of electricity. Together, …

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