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Oil companies offered a combined $264 million for drilling rights in the Gulf of Mexico in a sale mandated by last year’s climate bill compromise. Wednesday's Department of Interior auction could further test the loyalty of environmentalists and young voters who backed President Joe Biden but were frustrated by this month’s approval of the huge Willow drilling project in northern Alaska. The auction was the first in the Gulf in more than a year and drew interest from industry giants including ExxonMobil, Shell and Chevron. Bids covered about 2,600 square miles, a fraction of the total put up for auction but in line with past sales of similar magnitude.

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The NFL took another step at the owners meetings to increase diversity throughout the league while continuing to face criticism and a lawsuit for lack of representation among head coaches. Each team is now required to have a person in charge of diversity, equity and inclusion. Currently, 15 clubs have a DEI head and two others have someone leading that department and another one.

The British actor, who is best known for playing Tom Wamsgans in Succession has reportedly been cast in an unknown role in the third instalment in the Deadpool franchise, according to Deadline. The Pride & Prejudice star joins a cast which already includes Ryan Reynolds, who is back as t…

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