Death and other tidbits from the heartland of America

Brought to us by Harper’s Weekly Review:

A Des Moines meteorologist resigned after receiving death threats for his coverage of climate change.

Six days after the Texas governor Greg Abbott signed a repeal of rules requiring rest breaks and water for construction workers, a utility lineman died of heatstroke.

An Indianapolis man accused of robbing a woman and forcing her to add him on Facebook was reported to have later asked her on a date.

An Ohio bill to ban spousal rape remained stuck in committee. 

“She has genuinely been a nasty little bitch to me,” said Marjorie Taylor Greene while explaining why she called her fellow Freedom Caucus member Lauren Boebert “a little bitch” on the floor of the House of Representatives. Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg agreed to a cage fight.

That last item isn’t exactly from the heartland, although it follows the previous item so perfectly, so suggestively, it might be nesting.

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