N.H. House Speaker Dick Hinch died of covid one week after being elected

One week later, Hinch, 71, was found dead in his home. The state’s chief medical examiner found Hinch’s cause of death was covid-19, New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald (R) announced Thursday.

Hinch’s death has left Democratic legislators demanding tests for representatives and their staff who attended last week’s ceremony, and some Republicans castigating their colleagues for not following basic public health guidelines.

At a news conference Thursday, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu (R) lauded Hinch as a “tireless leader” and described him as a close friend, calling his death a “cautionary tale” about the costs of failing to wear a mask. Sununu lashed out at other Republican legislators for flouting masks at large gatherings.

“For those who are just out there doing the opposite just to make some ridiculous political point, it is horribly wrong,” Sununu said. “Please use your heads. Don’t act like a bunch of

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Home Depot adds home decor to its online inventory as coronavirus spurs growth in DIY projects

The Home Depot, known for its home improvement products, is investing heavily into its online decor business as an increasing number of homeowners rapidly turn to DIY projects.

Its HD Home assortment includes interior furniture, wall décor, home accents, housewares, tableware and even cookware, which are all offered online, according to the retailer. The products are designed for people to complete their projects and rooms, Home Depot said, adding that its seen tremendous growth in its decor assortment.

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HOME DEPOT EARNINGS BEAT PREDICTIONS, SHARES DROP AS EMPLOYEE COSTS RISE BY $1B

As part of its “strategic investments,” Home Depot has been “leaning into several home décor categories,” Home Depot CEO Ted Decker said in an earnings report.

The company’s trend and design team found that customers were more interested in items

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