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>>Biden To Unveil Budget Proposal This Week (Philadelphia, PA) -- President Biden is set to unveil his upcoming budget proposal during a visit to Philadelphia this week. He'll hold a campaign-style event on Thursday. The White House says Biden will deliver remarks on his plans to "invest in America, continue to lower costs for families, protect and strengthen Social Security and Medicare, reduce the deficit, and more." The President has hinted his proposal would cut the federal deficit by more than two trillion dollars over ten years.


>>Senators Working On Bill To Help Ban, Prohibit Foreign Technology

(Washington, DC) -- Senators are working on a broad bipartisan bill that will outline a process to ban or prohibit foreign technology like TikTok. That's according to Senator Mark Warner. Appearing on Fox News Sunday, the Virginia Democrat explained that he's working on the bill with Republican Senator John Thune of South Dakota as U.S. officials grow increasingly concerned over what type of content Americans are consuming on the Chinese-owned video-sharing platform. Warner said the app is "taking data" from Americans and can be used as a "propaganda tool." His legislation also comes after the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee voted to advance a bill that would grant President Biden the authority to ban TikTok.


>>Senators Urge Meta Not To Open Horizon Worlds To Younger Teens

(Washington, DC) -- Two senators are urging Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg not to open up the company's Horizon Worlds to younger teenagers. Early last month, reports suggested that Meta could allow teens aged 13 to 17 to use the app as soon as this month to boost the userbase and justify the billions of dollars the company has plowed into its metaverse efforts. Horizon Worlds is officially available only to adults. In a letter to Zuckerberg, Democratic Senators Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut urged the Meta chief not to make Horizon Worlds available to young teens in light of what the senators called the company's "failure to protect children and teens."


>>Tesla Lowers Prices Of Model S And Model X

(Austin, TX) -- Tesla is slashing the prices of its Model S sedan and Model X SUV. The Model S all-wheel drive is now going for 89-thousand-990 dollars, down about five-thousand dollars. The Plaid is down to 109-990 from 114-990 dollars. The Model X all-wheel drive is seeing a bigger drop, down more than nine-percent to 99-990. The Plaid Model X will now cost the same as the Plaid Model S.


>>Ford To Resume Electric Truck Production

(Detroit, MI) -- Ford will restart production of its electric F-150 Lightning trucks March 13th, weeks after battery issues caused one of the trucks to catch fire. The February 4th fire broke out during a quality check while the vehicle was charging. The automaker says the delay will give its battery supplier time to build up production and get batteries to the factory in Michigan.


>>Southern California To Las Vegas Bullet Train Construction To Start This Year

(San Bernardino, CA) -- Construction of the Southern California to Las Vegas bullet train is expected to start this year. The company in charge of the project, Brightline, has signed a deal with a coalition of major labor unions, clearing the way for construction to start. The 218-mile rail line is expected to be finished by 2026 or 2027. Trains will travel up to 200-miles-per-hour on a fully electric, emission-free system.

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