Judge Strikes Down Public Transit Mask Mandate, TurboTax Grilled By Lawmakers
Judge Strikes Down Public Transit Mask Mandate, TurboTax Grilled By Lawmakers
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Judge Strikes Down Public Transit Mask Mandate, TurboTax Grilled By Lawmakers

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Speaker 1: This is CNET. And here are the stories that matter right now. A federal judge in Florida overturned the us government's mask mandate for public transportation. The judge called the mandate, which was set by the us centers for disease control and prevention and the Biden administration unlawful us district. Judge Katherine Kimble, MSEL stated in the ruling that the date exceeds the CDCs statutory authority and violates the procedures required for agency rule. Making the suit can be appealed, though. It's unclear if the [00:00:30] government will do so. It's also not clear what immediate impact this will have on planes, trains, and other transportation. TurboTax is under fire for allegedly making it harder for eligible tax to file for free three democratic lawmakers sent a letter to the CEO of Intuit, which owns TurboTax. They say the company has used quote, extensive lobbying and aro influence peddling to make free filing options, harder to find, and instead directs users to paid services. Speaker 1: The letter demands, init answers several questions, [00:01:00] including how much money the company has spent lobbying the federal government and how much revenue it made off taxpayers making less than $73,000. Lawmakers expect answers by May 2nd. And finally scientists have named a twisted claw mili after singer songwriter, Taylor swift, the studies authors say they chose the name Naar swift a and recognition of the joy Swift's music had, has brought the lead author as well as quote, her talent as a songwriter and performer. The milled was found alongside 16 other newly discovered [00:01:30] species in the Appalachian mountains. It looks like the scientists had a blank space and they wrote her name. Stay up to date with the latest by visiting CNET.

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