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In 2 years, the State has paid Rs 60 cr to Raj Bhavan: RTI

Over the past two years, the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government has disbursed Rs 60 million for the expenses of Raj Bhavan, the official governor’s residence where Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari currently resides. Out of Rs 60 crore, Rs 53.30 crore has already been spent, revealed the response to an RTI filed by activist Anil […]

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Sydney’s Inner West Council has replaced the state flag with the Aboriginal flag in four places

It took campaigner Kamilaroi Cheree Toka five years to see results from the NSW government after years of lobbying. She wanted to see the Aboriginal flag flown over the Sydney Harbor Bridge all year round, but the state government claimed flag protocols prevented her from flying instead of the NSW flag. In February, New South […]

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As Musk takeover looms, Twitter searches for its soul

FILE – CEO Elon Musk leaves the Justice Center in Wilmington, Del., Tuesday, July 13, 2021. Musk says his planned $44 billion purchase of Twitter is “temporarily on hold” pending details about the spam and fake accounts on social media platform. The announcement the billionaire Tesla tweeted on Friday, May 13, 2022 is another twist […]

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Newcomer Ciliberti challenges incumbent State Rep. Lawrence in 13th District Republican primary – Daily Local

WEST GROVE — Two candidates are vying for the Republican nomination for the 13th Legislative District this Tuesday, primary election day, May 17. Incumbent State Representative John Lawrence, R-13th of West Grove, is running to retain his seat against political newcomer Carmela Ciliberti of New London. Lawrence has held the seat since 2011. “I came […]

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Rights group: Israel approves more than 4,000 new homes for settlers

FILE – A general view of the Jewish settlement of Efrat in the West Bank, Thursday, March 10, 2022. An Israeli rights group says Israel has approved the construction of more than 4,000 settler homes in the occupied West Bank. This is the biggest advancement of settlement projects since the Biden administration came to power. […]

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OP/ED: Georgia Governor and Public Schools Chief Must Make Underfunded Schools Top Priority – On Common Ground News

By State Representative Viola Davis (D-Stone Mountain) The recent education crisis within the DeKalb County school system requires an objective eye, moral fortitude, and moral integrity to bring a solution to my constituents. I fought to put our children first and held our local school system accountable for over 20 years and will continue to […]

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‘Succession’ star sticks hand at Starbucks counter in protest

FILE – Actor James Cromwell arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ at the Walt Disney Concert Hall on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Cromwell stuck his hand to a Starbucks counter in downtown Manhattan to protest the coffee chain’s overcharge for plant-based milk, Tuesday, May 10, 2022, in New York City. […]

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Anti-abortion activist scales skyscrapers to spread his message

Maison Des Champs knew he would likely be arrested once he reached the top of the New York Times Building in Manhattan on Thursday, but he was at peace with that – he had been arrested two days earlier after solo climbing the Salesforce Tower in San Francisco. Surprisingly, the police were nowhere to be […]

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Mississippi governor refuses to rule out birth control bans, saying his state is ‘not currently focused’ on it

By Paul LeBlanc, CNN (CNN) – The Republican governor of Mississippi. Tate Reeves On Sunday, he covered himself when asked if his state would consider banning certain forms of birth control if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, only offering that it’s “not what we’re focusing on right now.” “And while I’m sure there […]

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How climatologists remain hopeful as the damage worsens

University of Maine climatologist Jacquelyn Gill examines a cone of a western pine at the Sawyer Environmental Research Center, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Orono, Maine. Gill says his work as a paleoecologist and climatologist has given him hope for the Earth’s resilience despite global warming. Climate scientists who have been through a lot personally […]

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Hundreds Rally for Abortion Rights at Colorado State Capitol | Content reserved for subscribers

Justine Sandoval has been fighting for the right to abortion for more than 10 years. Throughout her life as an activist, she has spoken out and organized hundreds of abortion rights rallies. But she knew a battle would ensue if the U.S. Supreme Court reconsidered Roe v. Wade. On Monday evening, she learned of the […]

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Abortion rights advocates brace for more out-of-state patients

GREENWICH VILLAGE, Manhattan (PIX11) – Abortion rights activists in New York expect more than a quarter of a million women from out of state to come to New York for abortions if Roe v. Wade is canceled. Perhaps as many as 22 states plan to limit abortions if that happens. “I wasn’t shocked or surprised,” […]

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Abortion bans and penalties reportedly vary widely from state to state

“Our position should be based on compassion and reason,” read one leaked email memo drafted Tuesday by the Republican National Senate Committee, the party’s campaign arm. “Republicans DO NOT want to throw doctors and women in jail. Mothers should be held harmless under the law. But in Texas, anyone who performs, causes or attempts an […]

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Arts & Culture Newsletter: With an ultramodern house, Digital Gym Cinema opens a new chapter

Hello and welcome to the UT Arts & Culture newsletter. I am David L. Coddon, and here’s your guide to all the essentials in San Diego arts and culture this week. A new era begins tomorrow for San Diego Media Arts Center and his Digital gym cinema. The 30-year-old organization, previously housed in North Park, […]

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3 Democratic senators endorse Archila for LG

On Wednesday, three Democratic state senators endorsed progressive activist Ana Maria Archila for lieutenant governor in the field of the party’s three nomination candidates. The endorsements come a day after Governor Kathy Hochul unveiled her replacement for former indicted lieutenant governor Brian Benjamin. Hochul is looking to Rep. Antonio Delgado to fill the office job […]

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Crowds Gather at State Capitol Amid Possible Nationwide Abortion Access Restrictions – CBS Denver

DENVER, Colorado (CBS4) – On the west steps of the state Capitol on Tuesday afternoon, about 200 Coloradans rallied for rights they fear are about to be stripped away in America. (credit: CBS) “I am so sad and so angry that five people can choose to take away our rights as women and as citizens […]

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Maryland Celebrates Harriet Tubman’s Place in State History

CAMBRIDGE— Maryland is revisiting the story of Harriet Tubman following Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s decision to dedicate 2022 to the notorious Underground Railroad kidnapper, which many scholars say is an opportunity to inspire young people. “As far as the curriculum goes, African American history is still marginalized,” said Chanel Compton, executive director of the Banneker-Douglass […]

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FLORA, CD-7 candidate asks the BOE State to postpone the May 4 meeting; Allow parents to participate in the sex education program

CONTROVERSIAL TEACHING ON GENDER HAS outraged parents Republican congressional candidate John Flora is asking the state Board of Education to postpone its May 4 meeting to give parents time to respond to the board’s policy recommendations on sex education in elementary schools. Flora, who is running for the Republican nomination in New Jersey’s 7th congressional […]

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Shooting in Mississippi: several victims at the state fairgrounds while two people are detained | World | News

Hinds County Sheriff Tyree Jones released an updated statement via Twitter regarding the incident. He said: “Update: Multiple victims transported to local hospitals with unknown injuries. One person is confirmed dead at the scene. “Multiple shooters are believed to be involved and the investigation is being conducted as an active shooter situation.” The update comes […]

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Wives of Mariupol defenders call for soldiers to be evacuated

Kateryna Prokopenko, wife of Azov regiment commander Denys Prokopenko, right, and Yulia Fedosiuk, wife of fellow Azov regiment member Arseny Fedosiuk, get emotional as they show pictures of their husbands on their phones during From an interview with The Associated Press in Rome, Friday, April 29, 2022. Two Ukrainian women whose husbands are defending a […]

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PBS’s ‘Ridley Road’ teaches America lessons from ’60s London

This image released by PBS shows Jack Morris in a scene from “Ridley Road,” a four-part series that debuts in the United States May 1 on PBS’ “Masterpiece.” (Matt Squire/PBS via AP) Matt Squire PA NEW YORK It took Sarah Soleman eight long years to get a murky slice of Britain’s post-WWII history from the […]

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Ohio could completely eliminate state income tax within the next 10 years

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A proposed GOP bill would eliminate state income tax in Ohio within the next 10 years. Senator Stephen Huffman, a Republican from Tipp City, sponsored Senate Bill 327 – which would reduce state income tax by 10% each year until it disappears. It comes after Ohio continues to drop its population. State […]

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Councilors and lawyers urge mayor on affordable housing

Mayor Michelle Wu, joined by members of the Boston City Council and local housing officials, held a press conference at the Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance in Dorchester to discuss steps the City of Boston is taking to return access to the property accessible to all residents. PHOTO: JEREMIAH ROBINSON, MAYOR’S OFFICE Affordable housing advocates gathered […]

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Tennessee House passes bill to allow state commission to approve school library books

Tennessee lawmakers on Wednesday passed a bill that would allow the state’s textbook commission to approve or reject books in school libraries. A version of the legislation passed the State House with a last-minute amendment that would give a state-appointed textbook commission the “final say” on books in public school libraries. The bill also seeks […]

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Who are the candidates for the Chatham State House of Representatives?

The 2022 election will ask Chatham residents to choose their representatives at Georgia Houseand while most incumbents are looking to hold on to their seats, there are a few new faces and challengers in the crowd. Chatham’s House representatives fill six of the eight positions on Chatham’s legislative delegation to the Georgia General Assembly. They […]

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Activist’s self-immolation sparks questions about faith and protest

In this undated photo provided by Jeffry Buechler shows Wynn Bruce in Longmont, Colorado, Bruce set himself on fire outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday, April 22, 2022, sparking a national conversation about his motivation and whether he may have been inspired by Buddhist monks who set themselves on fire in the past to […]

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Trump’s endorsement hangs over prime-time GOP Senate debate

FILE – Mehmet Oz attends a forum for Republican U.S. Senate candidates in Pennsylvania during the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference in Camp Hill, Pa. April 2, 2022. Former President Donald Trump’s late endorsements in the hypercompetitive Senate primaries Republican in Ohio and Pennsylvania have unleashed a flood of support for its chosen candidates, including millions in […]

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State College Juneteenth Celebration Receives $15,000 State Grant

Lorraine Jones, president of the State College chapter of the NAACP, speaks at a Monday, April 25 press conference in Harrisburg to announce Journeying Toward Freedom grants for seven June 19 celebrations across the Commonwealth in 2022. Photo by Commonwealth Media Services State College is among seven areas in Pennsylvania to receive state grants for […]

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State TV says Iran thwarted cyberattacks on utilities

ANKARA: Turkey’s blocking of Russian planes flying to Syria is a calculated move to maintain its balancing strategy, experts say. Following a meeting of senior Turkish officials with their Russian and Ukrainian counterparts, Turkey closed its airspace to Russian civilian and military planes carrying soldiers to Syria. The decision will be valid for three months. […]

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France’s Presidential Rivals: Key Moments, Private Lives

Centrist candidate and French President Emmanuel Macron, left, and his wife Brigitte Macron walk on the beach in Le Touquet, northern France, Saturday April 23, 2022. French President Emmanuel Macron is in pole position to be re-elected on Sunday 24 April 2022 in the second round of the French presidential election. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) Thibaut […]

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Michigan GOP moves forward with Secretary of State refusing 2020 election: NPR

Kristina Karamo, who is set to become the Republican nominee for Michigan secretary of state, wins Trump’s endorsement at his April 2 rally. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Scott Olson/Getty Images Kristina Karamo, who is set to become the Republican nominee for Michigan secretary of state, wins Trump’s endorsement at his April 2 […]

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Critics of ‘tampon tax’ hope trial in state court can pressure Texas Legislature to repeal

AUSTIN — Six years of demanding repeal of the “tampon tax” hasn’t worked. Texas activists therefore seem ready to try a new tactic – organizing a lawsuit to pressure lawmakers. Opponents of taxing menstrual-care products and a Houston silk stockings law firm said they were prepared to go all the way to the state’s highest […]

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‘April showers bring May showers’: Earth Day with WA State climatologist Nick Bond

Here in the Pacific Northwest, every day feels like Earth Day. We love our evergreen forests, bountiful waters and majestic mountain ranges. There’s even a Twitter account dedicated just to if you can see mount rainier. President Joe Biden is in Seattle to celebrate Earth Day with an executive order to protect ancient forests from […]

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Robinson officially launches campaign for state rep – Chelsea Record

Special for Freelancers Longtime Chelsea councilor and community activist Leo Robinson officially launched his campaign for state representative in front of a crowd of supporters this week. Fans new and old joined in to hear Leo’s vision for this newly created district. Among the crowd were current Chelsea State Representatives Jessica Giannino and Dan Ryan, […]

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Congressman running for Secretary of State for Vermont

DEPUTY SECRETARY OF STATE Chris Winters hopes voters will allow him to drop the word “deputy” from his title after the general election in November. MONTPELIER — It seems Vermont Under Secretary of State Chris Winters has played just about every role imaginable in his 25 years in office. Except the top job, and Winters […]

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This Earth Day, Biden faces ‘headwinds’ on climate agenda

FILE – President Joe Biden speaks at POET Bioprocessing in Menlo, Iowa, April 12, 2022. Biden plans to mark Earth Day in Seattle on Friday, but is struggling to make progress on a broad environmental agenda. Some of his climate change plans remain stalled on Capitol Hill, particularly hundreds of billions of dollars in tax […]

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Demand for ‘bulldozer model’ against communal violence surges in BJP state

Bangalore, April 20 (IANS): The ruling BJP in Karnataka is under pressure to emulate Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s “bulldozer model” in dealing with those involved in communal violence, party sources say. Yogi Adityanath’s model of confiscation or demolition of property and other measures against anti-social elements which has caused controversy in the […]

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Telangana: BJP to launch statewide protests against ‘TRS oppression’

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s Telangana Unit decided to launch statewide protests today against “the atrocities, killings and complicity in suicides by Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leaders” in various parts of the district, the party said in its statement released on Tuesday. This happened after a BJP activist, Sai Ganesh, allegedly committed suicide in Khammam, Telangana. […]

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Roommate charged in Florida gay rights activist’s death

TALLAHASSEE, Florida. The roommate of a Florida gay rights activist is accused of strangling him and dumping his body in a rural Florida landfill, officials said. Steven Yinger, 37, who has a long criminal history, was indicted by a grand jury in Leon County last week. Yinger was being held without bail Tuesday at Leon […]

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BJP Head of State Bandi Sanjay undertakes ‘padayatra’, alleges obstruction of ruling TRS

Telangana BJP leader Bandi Sanjay undertakes ‘padyatra’ | Photo: @bandisanjay_bjp Hyderabad: Telangana bandy Sanjay Kumarwho undertakes apadayatra‘ (walking) alleged obstruction by the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS). On Monday, Kumar’s padayatra faced resistance from TRS workers in Vemula village, Itikyal mandal, Jogulamba Gadwal district, which caused tense moments and caused damage to some cars , […]

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US urges TPLF for ‘further withdrawals from Afar Regional State’

The US government hailed the Afar Regional Government, the Ethiopian government and the TPLF authority for facilitating the delivery of aid to the Tigray region bokena In its latest set of statements on the situation in Ethiopia, which was released on Friday, the US State Department said “we welcome the withdrawal of Tigrayan forces from […]

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Live Updates | Airstrikes hit Lviv region, governor says

A cemetery worker rests after working on the graves of civilians killed in Bucha during the war with Russia, on the outskirts of kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, April 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) Rodrigue Abd PA LVIV, Ukraine – The governor of Lviv region in western Ukraine reported airstrikes in the region on Saturday morning. Maksym […]

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New Document Documents Memphis Origins of Ida B. Wells’ Crusade | State News

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — In July, a life-size statue of Ida B. Wells was unveiled near the corner of Fourth and Beale, at the new Ida B. Wells Plaza. The bronze likeness joined earlier tributes to Wells like a 1990 U.S. postage stamp and a 2020 Pulitzer Prize “special citation,” acknowledging what Pulitzer’s board described […]

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State approves $4 billion power line between Lake Champlain and NYC

ALBANY — Approval of a key state contract on Thursday means construction could begin this summer on a transmission line at the bottom of Lake Champlain and the Hudson River that would supply Canadian hydroelectricity to New York. Known as the Champlain Hudson Power Express (CHPE) project, the transmission line would run under Lake Champlain […]

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French Le Pen warns against sending arms to Ukraine

France’s far-right leader Marine Le Pen leaves after a press conference in Paris, Wednesday, April 13, 2022. Far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Tuesday described France as a nation that would put the voice of its people to the center of the political process if elected president in 12 days. (AP Photo/Francois Mori) Francois Mori […]

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State Treasurer Tobias Read is deliberately moving but insists he’s the change Oregon needs

Tobias Read hopes to overcome record voter dissatisfaction with the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in the May 17 primary. Read, who is halfway through his second term as state treasurer, is certainly trying to position himself as an outsider, criticizing schools for not reopening quickly enough and elected officials at all levels for not taking action. […]

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State Department Releases 2021 Human Rights Report

The State Department’s annual human rights report, released on Tuesday, notes that anti-LGBTQ persecution and violence remain rampant in many countries around the world. The report notes that consensual same-sex sexual relations remain criminalized in Jamaica and dozens of other countries. Iran and Afghanistan are two of the few countries where homosexuality is punishable by […]

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At 2+2 dialogue, US Secretary of State Blinken berates India on human rights

The United States is monitoring some “worrying developments” regarding human rights abuses in India by some government, police and prison officials, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said. Blinken made the remarks during a joint press conference with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and their Indian counterparts – External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Defense Minister Rajnath […]

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The statue of Colonel Hans Christian Heg outside the state capital will be rededicated in May

April 11, 2022 11:06 a.m. Post : April 11, 2022 11:06 a.m. The restored statue of Colonel Hans Christian Heg in front of the Wisconsin State Capitol (WISC-TV/Channel3000) MADISON, Wis. – A statue outside the state capitol honoring Wisconsin’s highest-ranking soldier who died in the Civil War will be rededicated over Memorial Day weekend. The […]

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Arrests at WVa protest exposing Manchin coal industry ties

Kathy Ferguson of The Institute, W.Va., participates in a protest at a coal-fired power plant Saturday, April 9, 2022, in Grant Town, W.Va. Grassroots groups blocking entrance to the plant denounced Senator Joe Manchin’s ties to the coal industry, and several arrests were made. (Eric Cravey/Times-West Virginian via AP) Eric Cravey PA GRANT TOWN, W. […]

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Poland-Ukraine relations seen as target of Russian disinformation

FILE – Ukrainian volunteer Oleksandr Osetynskyi, 44, holds the country’s flag and leads hundreds of refugees after fleeing Ukraine and arriving at the border crossing in Medyka, Poland March 7, 2022. More than 2.5 Ukrainian refugees have arrived in Poland since the start of the war, and while some leave for other countries, more than […]

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California State Auditor: RHNA Process Report Finds Housing Goals Not Supported by Evidence

On March 17, Michael S. Tilden, the California State’s interim auditor, issued a searing criticism of the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) and its regional housing needs assessments (RHNA). The auditor found issues in the HCD methodology that may have inflated the RHNA requirements by hundreds of thousands of housing units. The auditor […]

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Big Jolt at AAP in Himachal Pradesh as state unit chief joins BJP

New Delhi: During a tour of Mandi constituency a few days ago, Anup Kesari, the chairman of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) of Himachal Pradesh, joined the BJP along with two other party activists, expressing their displeasure at the against AAP national leader Arvind Kejriwal, accusing him of “being uneducated.” In a blow to the […]

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With few abortions in the state, Missouri lawmakers look to a post-Roe v. Wade • Missouri Independent

While restrictions on abortion access in Missouri have steadily tightened, nearly 9,800 Missourians traveled to Kansas and Illinois for abortions in 2020, compared to just 167 procedures that took place there. within state lines that year. That number could drop further if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade of 1973 who legalized abortion […]

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Legislation to restrict state issues: Experts say legislation could undo most efforts | News

A package of bills pending in the Legislative Assembly could prevent all but the best-funded groups from asking a question on the ballot through the initiative and the referendum process. ‘Oklahoma, warn experts and advocates. The Senate is set to consider four joint resolutions that would make it harder to pass or vote on questions […]

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Tamil Nadu forms panel to frame new state education policy

MP Stalin, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, has announced the formation of a high-level panel to frame a new National Education Policy (SEP). The panel was led by Dr Murugesan, former Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court. The 13-member committee includes experts from various fields, including academics and a state planning commission that includes […]

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Why is America not a Christian nation? Separation of Church and State

My, how things have changed. In 1787, after much debate, the founders of America drafted a Constitution which not only makes no reference to God, Jesus or the Bible, but also specifically prohibits religious testing for public office under Article VI. In 1797, the Senate unanimously ratified the Treaty of Tripoli, which declared categorically that […]

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Democrats in border states ‘frightened’ by Biden’s election year Title 42 call | United States and world

The Biden administration’s decision to end the emergency public health power that allowed the deportation of around 1.7 million migrants due to the pandemic is being questioned by Democrats ahead of the mid-election -mandate of 2022. The decision to end Title 42 in May, which the White House has repeatedly attributed to the Centers for […]

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Serbia holds tense vote; the populist government will not sanction Russia

A woman wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus, prepares to vote at a polling station in Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, April 3, 2022. Voters in Serbia voted on Sunday in a triple election likely to maintain in power a populist government in the Balkan country which has refused to impose sanctions on Russia […]

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Sri Lankan president declares state of emergency ahead of new protests

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka has imposed a nationwide curfew from Saturday night through Monday morning, in addition to the president’s declared state of emergency, in an effort to prevent further demonstrations accusing the government of worsening the economic crisis. Government Information Chief Mohan Samaranayake said the curfew is imposed under the powers […]

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Navy SEALs must stop training in Washington state parks, judges rules

Navy SEALs can no longer train in Washington state parks, a judge ruled Friday, April 1, awarding a victory to environmentalists and park enthusiasts who have fought the military’s use of public lands . Opponents had complained that the Navy’s use was akin to war games and suggested that many members of the public might […]

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African refugees see racial bias as US welcomes Ukrainians

Karla Morales, of Revere, Mass., polishes a mirror while working at her family’s party supply store in the East Boston neighborhood of Boston on Sunday, March 27, 2022. Morales, who left El Salvador with her family when she was 3 years old and enjoyed Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, for most of her life, says […]

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List of ‘job killers’ tests Capitol’s ideological bent | Dan Walter | State and Region

California is a deep blue state, which sits sharply and proudly to the left of the country’s political axis. The Californian legislature, totally dominated by the Democrats, leans a little more to the port side of the political scale. That said, there are ideological fault lines within Democratic legislative supermajorities, some quite obvious, others weak. […]

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Amazon and union organizers clash again in Alabama

Suspended Amazon employee Reyn McGuire speaks about her support for a campaign to organize the company’s fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama during an interview in Birmingham, Alabama on Thursday, March 10, 2022. Workers are voting for the second time on a warehouse labor push after the National Labor Relations Board ordered a recast election after […]

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National anti-LGBTQ+ legislation

State lawmakers have proposed a record 238 anti-LGBTQ+ bills so far this year, according to a analysis by NBC News– nearly six times more than in 2018. They range from a proposal to ban school libraries on books about sexual or gender identity in oklahoma legislation prohibiting academics from publicly discussing or teaching “LGBT issues […]

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Free State Junior Receives 2022 Princeton Race Relations Award – The Lawrence Times

Share this post or save it for later Soledad Edison, 17, has been inspiring conversations about equity in the classroom since middle school. Now in his freshman year at Free State High School, Edison has a passion for connecting with diverse people and finding solutions to issues facing marginalized students. For his work, Edison received […]

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Film directed by a woman on the history of the State at the Grand | News, Sports, Jobs

NEW ULM — The Grand Center for Arts and Culture is organizing a special screening of the 2020 documentary on Thursday “Stories I didn’t know.” The documentary was created by Rita Davern and Melody Gilbert. The film follows the journey of a Minnesota woman, Rita Davern, as she explores her family’s past. Part […]

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As Election Year Approaches, State Sees Deepening Communal Divide

Bengaluru: Karnataka is experiencing unprecedented communal polarization ahead of the next Assembly elections scheduled for May 2023. Analysts are concerned that this is the first time in 75 years of the post-independence period that such deep polarization occurs in the state known for its harmony. . First it was the cow slaughter ban, then the […]

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Democrats fail to find candidates for 2 statewide positions | State and Region

MINOT, ND (AP) — North Dakota Democrats at their convention on Saturday completed endorsements for several statewide candidates, but the party failed to recruit candidates for secretary of State and Commissioner of Taxes. Democrats at the Minot convention endorsed Jamestown University engineering professor Katrina Christiansen for the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican John Hoeven, […]

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Indy DC Download: UNLV Professor, Federal Judicial Confirmed State Court Judge

Hello and welcome to the Indy DC Download newsletter, a weekly overview of what’s happening in the nation’s capital as it relates to Nevada. If a colleague or associate has emailed you this newsletter, please Click here to sign up and get your own copy of Indy DC Download delivered to your inbox. The Senate […]

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Spring break crackdown puts focus on South Beach’s future

People visit Miami Beach, Fla., Wednesday, March 23, 2022. (Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald via AP) Matias J. Ocner PA MIAMI BEACH, Florida. Miami Beach officials have spent the past few years trying to control the loud crowds, public drinking and increasing violence associated with the notorious South Beach neighborhood during spring break. Business owners say […]

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Trump’s Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addresses Republicans in Sarasota

Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ticked all the boxes for a Trump-era Republican presidential candidate, hitting out at the ‘woke left’ and the media while wading through gender politics on Thursday during an appearance in Sarasota that included a warning about Americans moving away from “Judeo-Christian” values. Pompeo is widely believed to be […]

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Vetoes Show GOP’s Lack of Block on Transgender Sports Bans

FILE – A proposed ban on transgender athletes from playing women’s school sports in Utah would affect transgender girls like this 12-year-old swimmer seen in a Utah swimming pool on Feb. 22, 2021. She and her family have spoken with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity to avoid public disclosure. She cried when she […]

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Sen. Mike Braun Says Interracial Marriage Ruling Should Have Been a State Decision, Rolls Back

After claiming in a media appeal that the Supreme Court was wrong to legalize interracial marriage and that the decision should have been left to the states, Indiana Sen. Mike Braun issued a statement backtracking on his remarks on Tuesday. Many people took to social media and other platforms to condemn his initial statement during […]

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Brian Cunningham wins Assembly special election in Brooklyn

Brian Cunningham won the special election for Assembly District 43 in central Brooklyn on Tuesday night, earning a victory for the Brooklyn Democratic Party against a group of progressive reformers who have harshly criticized the leadership of party leader Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn. Cunningham led Jelanie DeShong, the Working Families Party candidate, 62% to 35%, with […]

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A murder that speaks volumes about the state of our transgender debates

In a particularly disturbing and macabre case, Harvey Marcelin, 83, was accused with murder. Marcelin allegedly dismembered a 68-year-old woman, leaving her body in various places, including Marcelin’s apartment and in the neighborhood. Marcelin has previously been convicted of murder and manslaughter, spending decades in prison before being released in 2019. The victims in both […]

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Miami Beach will declare a ‘state of emergency’ for Spring Break

Three weeks after spring break, Miami Beach announced it would declare a “state of emergency” and impose new crowd control restrictions after two shootings on Ocean Drive shattered the relative calm in South Beach during the month-long holiday period. Details were not released Monday, but city leaders and police officials will address the public at […]

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State constitutional convention measures stoke partisan fear

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Public anger is simmering in Alaska over the legislature’s failure to address the state’s most radioactive issue — the amount of the check residents are expected to receive from the State’s Oil Wealth Fund. State – Activists are running into a political opportunity: The ability for voters to call a convention […]

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Grassroots groups help save Holocaust survivors in Ukraine

Julia Entin sits at her computer and ponders the plight of Jewish Holocaust survivors in her garden, coordinating efforts to rescue them in Ukraine, Monday, March 14, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel) Richard Vogel PA LOS ANGELES Since the bombing began to intensify in Kyiv and Kharkiv about a week ago, Julia Entin […]

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Marshall, 1st black judge, faced criticism from the Senate

FILE – Thurgood Marshall, the Supreme Court’s first black associate justice, is pictured on her first day of court wearing court robes on October 2, 1967. The first black woman appointed to the Supreme Court is likely to be questioned during his confirmation hearing that would have been familiar to Marshall, the first black man […]

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Recent Elections and Activism Pave the Way for ‘Trigger’ Abortion Law | State

Cassandra Scott considers herself a veteran of Wyoming’s often risky travel conditions. Yet the treacherous roads still took her by surprise on a clear February day when she and her husband left their Laramie home and traveled to Fort Collins for a medical abortion. Both lanes of the highway were covered in ice and wind-driven […]

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Malden Tenants Protest Evictions – The Bay State Banner

Demonstrators with City Life/Vida Urbana protest against the Malden Towers. PHOTO: ANNA LAMB Dozens of tenants and housing rights activists gathered outside Malden Towers last Sunday to demand an end to evictions, safer conditions and a seat at the table with landlord Carabetta Management. “We have a lot of problems here, like trash everywhere,” resident […]

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State Treasurers Push Cannabis Banks in DC (Newsletter: March 16, 2022)

Psilocybin CO initiative; RI Legalization Hearing; MD Psychedelic Drug Treatment Bill; Hemp wigs for UK lawyers Subscribe to get the Marijuana Moment newsletter delivered to your inbox every weekday morning. It’s the best way to make sure you know what cannabis stories are shaping the day. Your support makes Marijuana Moment possible… BREAK: Journalism is […]

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Idaho is the first state to adopt an abortion ban based on Texas law.

Idaho on Monday became the first state to pass a copy of an unusual new law from Texas that relies on ordinary citizens to enforce a ban on abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy to sidestep legal challenges. of its constitutionality. The Republican-led Idaho House approved the bill, 51-14, and sent it to Gov. […]

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State budget: Greens say no to the promotion of coal-based electric vehicles

By Kaushik Bhattacharya: Despite the positive reception of the government’s stance on environment-related issues, campaigners and experts said more funds are needed for environmental conservation Although the government of Maharashtra in its 2022-23 budget has emphasized its electric vehicle (EV) policy, green activists and experts have claimed that the electric vehicle policy will only succeed […]

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How Noem’s struggles at home can improve White House chances

FILE – President Donald Trump speaks to Governor-elect Kristi Noem, R.D., during a meeting at the White House, Dec. 12, 2018, in Washington. South Dakota Gov. Noem’s election year struggle with fellow Republicans in the Legislature has drawn criticism that she is neglecting her job defending the White House. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) Evan Vucci […]

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MATCHDAY: Chelsea host Newcastle; Barcelona take on Osasuna

Chelsea’s Kai Havertz, right, celebrates scoring during the English Premier League soccer match between Norwich City and Chelsea at Carrow Road, Norwich, England on Thursday March 10, 2022. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP) Joe Gidens PA A preview of what’s happening in European football on Sunday: ENGLAND Chelsea host Newcastle in the first game at Stamford […]

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‘Arsonists with keys to the fire station’: Once murky state races fuel fears for US democracy | 2022 US Midterm Elections

Last year, Brad Raffensperger made national headlines for taking a stand against Donald Trump and his lies about the 2020 election. In a phone call that was quickly made public, Trump demanded that Raffensperger, the Republican secretary of state for Georgia, “find” enough votes to deprive Joe Biden of a victory in the battleground state. […]

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Georgia House: no longer need a license for firearms in public

ATLANTE On Friday, Republicans pushed a bill through the Georgia House that would abolish the requirement for a background check and a license to carry a handgun in public — moving one step closer to “constitutional scope.” that Gov. Brian Kemp and other Republicans have promised to deliver in an election year. House Bill 1358 […]

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Sexist remarks in Rajasthan Assembly spark anger from activities

On February 23, Rajasthan BJP Chairman Satish Poonia compared the state budget to a black wife. The next day, Congress criticized Poonia’s statement to the assembly, leading to the latter apologizing for his remarks. Two weeks later, Congress is extremely embarrassed after Parliamentary Affairs Minister Shanti Dhariwal, considered the right-hand man of Chief Minister Ashok […]