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Olivia Bruce is a reporter for Prairie Island News. Her work can be found in the arts, construction, automotive, travel, real estate, and fashion sections. Olivia has been with the paper since it began in 2015 and is proud to be one of its original reporters. She loves to travel and has visited many different countries.

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Electric mobility has 'won the race' but Volkswagen hits brakes on EV strategy

Volkswagen AG’s all-in on electric vehicles plan is no more. The namesake VW brand, which pitched its ID family of electric cars as central to its future, admitted last week it will need more plug-in hybrids as EV sales decelerate. This marks just the latest adjustment VW has made to its electrification strategy after the company botched several model releases and fell […]

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Wealthy travelers seeking sun, sand, and luxury are flocking to the Caribbean paradise next to Haiti, where armed gangs dominate

The Dominican Republic is having a moment. Ten million tourists a year are flocking to its beaches, helping drive one of the region’s best performing economies. Poverty is near a record low, and investment at an all-time high. Even Fast & Furious star Vin Diesel wants to build a movie studio there. Its success stands in stark

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This is the best time of day to exercise for people living with obesity, new study shows

Depending on your body composition and overall health, it turns out there is a best time of day to exercise. People living with obesity reap the greatest health benefits from being physically active in the evening, according to a new Australian study. Researchers at the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre found that participants who

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Disgruntled Boeing investors take aim at $33 million pay for ex-CEO amid ongoing safety issues

Boeing shareholders pulled no punches at the aviation manufacturers’ shareholder meeting on Friday, asking the board how it could justify the CEO’s $33 million compensation plan and whether Boeing’s culture can reorganize itself around safety in the manufacturing process. The concerns from investors offer a behind-the-scenes view of the battle Boeing has been waging on

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Singapore Airlines dishes out bonuses worth 8 months of salary after 2 years of record profits

Employees at Singapore Airlines are set to get a major payout when their annual bonus hits this year.  The airline plans to give its employees bonuses that amount to around eight months’ worth of their salaries, according to CNN.  It’s been a tumultuous time for the airline industry. Boeing’s safety woes at the start of

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Miranda July on Book ‘All Fours’ & Confronting Middle Age and Menopause

While in the early stages of writing her new novel, All Fours, Miranda July proposed a somewhat unconventional arrangement to her husband, the filmmaker Mike Mills. “I was nervous about not having enough time to think,” she tells me, over almond butter toast at her kitchen table in Echo Park. “I knew the scope of

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UAW's southern strategy falls short as Mercedes workers in Alabama reject union

Workers at two Mercedes-Benz factories near Tuscaloosa, Alabama, voted overwhelmingly against joining the United Auto Workers on Friday, a setback in the union’s drive to organize plants in the historically nonunion South. The workers voted 56% against the union, according to unofficial totals released by the UAW, which had people watching the vote as it

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Anya Taylor-Joy Does The Pantless Trend With a 'Black Swan' Edge

Anya Taylor-Joy’s Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga press tour style just took a sweet turn. She’s fesh off a whirlwind few days at Cannes, during which she dressed in a Jacquemus wedding dress, one massive, floppy straw hat, an ultra-glamorous Dior gown and a cropped, fringed Jil Sander suit with a showgirl-inspired, swim cap-esque headpiece.

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Hailey Bieber Flashes Her Baby Bump In a Formula 1 Twist On Maternity Style

Hailey Bieber’s maternity style just revved right into the fast lane. Last night, the mom-to-be showed off even more of her pregnancy fashion as she stepped out to a Billie Eilish concert in a bump-baring twist on Formula 1 fashion. Hailey, who announced that she’s expecting her first child with her husband Justin last week,

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