Airlines and scientists warn that contrails may be contributing to climate change.

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Contrails, or condensation trails, trap heat in the atmosphere at high altitudes. A European Union study says they may be a more significant factor in global warming than CO2 emissions. Southwest and nonprofit canvassers are knocking on doors to enroll children in pre-K. Bachman Lake Together uses marketing data to determine which households qualify for pre-K. Groundwork DFW canvasses and works tables at community events and local businesses.

“Black woman in the US: My experience with straightening my hair”

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As a Black woman in America, I spent decades feeling as if I had no choice but to straighten my hair. Former first lady Michelle Obama has felt the same pressure. Historically, Black women have been told that wearing our hair in so-called ethnic hairstyles isn’t an option. Frida Ghitis: Growing number of Black female broadcast journalists rocking natural hair textures on air. CROWN Act, which would make hair discrimination illegal, is stalled in Senate.

Max Duggan On Track for Heisman Trophy After Impressive Start to Season

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USC’s Caleb Williams is the betting favorite, but he’s also the AP player of the year. Duggan topped Williams for the Davey O’brien Quarterback Award. TCU quarterback Mike Duggan won the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. The team has won six games after being down double digits in the second half.

Plans to Extend MetroNorth Train Service to the Bronx Go Forward

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A long-planned project to bring Metro-North service to a transit-starved corridor of the Bronx is on track. Gov. Charles Hochul and other officials attended a ceremonial groundbreaking for the project. The project includes the construction of four new stations that will give Bronx residents direct access to Penn Station. The total cost of the project is estimated at $3.18 billion, up from previous estimate of $2.9 billion. Amtrak and New York State will contribute $500 million, with the MTA and Federal Railroad Administration matching funds.

Looking forward to warmer, drier weather in Chicago!


Sleet and ice mixed with rain fell upon Chicago on Friday but didn’t stick. Temperatures are expected to stay above freezing throughout the weekend. Rain is likely to return next week, but it won’t be as heavy or last-ditch as Friday.

U.K. Postal Workers to Strike Amid High Inflation and Economic Concerns

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The U.K. is bracing for some of the worst strikes in at least a decade as workers push for bigger pay raises. Nurses for Britain’s state health service are threatening their firstever strike near Christmas. Ambulance drivers have voted to walk out for the first time in 30 years. Household incomes are set to fall 7% over the next two fiscal years, the biggest drop in records dating to the 1950s. Average pay growth for the U.K private sector was 6.6% in July to September 2022, compared with 2.2% for the public sector.

The Philadelphia Pops to End Current Season


The Philly Pops are retiring at the end of the season. The annual variety show has been running for decades. A Christmas show will happen next year, music director David Charles Abell says. It’s unclear if Philadelphia will have a pops ensemble the rest of next season. The Philly Pops performed “There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays,” “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” and “Grown-Up Christmas List”. This year’s show included an arrangement of Stephen K. Hand’s “Do You Hear What I Hear?”.

Adaptive Tennis Rediscovers Joy for Injured Spine Patient

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Landon Sachs, 8, shared the same spinal cord injury as Manny Gomez. The two became fast friends at a rehab center for kids with spinal injuries. Ashton is serving a life sentence without parole; Landon is paralyzed from the waist down after being hit by a bullet to the back of the head. Landon Orahood, who uses a wheelchair, joined the school tennis team in January. He had no idea what he was doing in his first match, but quickly became an integral part of the team.

High-Ranking Official: Morality Police on Hold Indefinitely

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More than 400 people have been killed, and more than 15,000 arrested, rights groups say. The protests began after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. Morality police were accused of beating her to death over an alleged violation of the country’s dress code. Iran’s Guidance Patrol was formally created in the 1990s to punish any violations of Islamic republic’s strict, though at times arbitrarily enforced, religious rules and dress codes. The unit’s power and the state’s enforcement of hijab rules have ebbed and flowed over the years.