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Demonstration at the “Spring” of the Uffizi but painting not damaged

Two activists from the environmental group Ultima Generazione (Last Generation) claim to cling to the glass protecting Primavera (Spring) by Italian Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli in the Uffizi Galleries in Florence, central Italy, Friday, July 22, 2022 Carabinieri police said two young Italian women and a man sat on the floor in the Botticelli room […]

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Japan plans state funeral for September 27 for Shinzo Abe

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan will hold a state funeral for slain former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on September 27, the government announced on Friday, with foreign leaders in attendance. The ceremony will take place at Tokyo’s Nippon Budokan, a large hall that has hosted concerts and sporting events, and was used for the last state […]

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MICHIGAN STATE REPRESENTATIVE – 67TH DISTRICT

Linda Glisman 73 years old, REPUBLICANLAP ACHIEVEMENTS District Liaison for Congressman Mike Rogers, Congressman Mike Bishop and State Senator Ruth Johnson. Public school teacher. Events coordinator. Conservative activist. WHY ARE YOU APPLYING FOR AN OFFICE? Linda has lived in Michigan all her life. She graduated from Wayne State University. While working for Congressmen Mike Rogers […]

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Pro-life activists must accept incremental victories in state battles against abortion

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! The greatest danger comes in the moment of victory. This maxim, attributed to Napoleon, applies particularly to the American pro-life movement. Yes, Roe v. Wade was waived, and that victory is worth celebrating. But war – or at least other important battles – can still be lost […]

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New Harris Styles course to be offered at Texas State University

Call it a “Sign of the Times” – a Harry Styles course is coming to Texas State University. The class, first reported by KXAN in Austin, is titled “Harry Styles and the Cult of Celebrity: Identity, the Internet, and European Pop Culture.” Associate Professor of Digital History Louie Dean Valencia tweeted on the course on […]

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Arlington, Va. man who torched Pennsylvania state police cruiser during Philadelphia racial injustice protests has been convicted

The first protester to be convicted of torching police cruisers during the 2020 racial injustice protests in Philadelphia was sentenced Monday to a 364-day federal prison term — nearly nine months shy of the time that he has already spent behind bars since his arrest in 2020. Ayoub Tabri, 25, of Arlington, Va., has been […]

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Decatur Leads the State Again in Drunk Driving Arrests | public safety

DECATUR — The Decatur Police Department’s record for driving under the influence arrests is the highest in the state among municipal police departments, again. The municipal police recorded 353 arrests for 2021, recorded by The Alliance Against Drunk Driverswhich describes itself as a “citizen activist group” watching the numbers. And Decatur Police also topped the […]

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Mexico captures infamous drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero

FILE – This image released by the FBI shows the wanted poster of Rafael Caro-Quintero, who was behind the murder of a US DEA agent in 1985. Caro-Quintero was captured by Mexican forces near ‘a decade after getting out of a Mexican prison and back into drug trafficking, a Mexican Navy official confirmed Friday, July […]

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Biden heads to West Bank, with little to offer Palestinians

FILE – A mural by Palestinian artist Taqi Spateen depicts Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh killed on part of Israel’s controversial separation barrier, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, July 6, 2022. Thursday, 14 July 2022, Lina Abu Akleh, the niece of the slain Al Jazeera journalist, criticizes President Joe Biden for not meeting […]

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PFI prohibited outfit document seized by Bihar Police

As India celebrates the Amrit Kaal of independence, the banned extremist Islamic organization People’s Front of India (PFI) has called on its followers to make India an Islamic state by 2047. According to the eight-page document, “Vision 2047, India towards the rule of an Islamic State”, seized by the Phulwari Sharif police station in Ahmad […]

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Council investigates white nationalist protest

Members of the white nationalist group The Patriot Front marched through downtown Boston before returning to their cars in Malden. IMAGE: COURTESY OF DEMOCRACY NOW After nearly 100 white supremacists marched through downtown Boston, resulting in brief violence, city councilors and activists questioned the Boston Police Department’s response and the agency’s effectiveness against -Terrorism and […]

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New State CO2 Emissions Tax Expected to Add 46 Cents Per Gallon to Gas Cost » Publications » Washington Policy Center

Key points to remember: New state CO2 emissions tax expected to add 46 cents per gallon to gasoline prices in 2023 An increase of 56 cents per gallon is expected for diesel prices in 2023 By 2030, the new tax is expected to add 80 cents per gallon to gasoline By 2030, the new tax […]

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First, Democratic State Senate Caucus Criticizes Shippers Attacking Max Socol

State Senator Jeff Waldstreicher (left) and his challenger Max Socol. This story was updated at 9:45 p.m. July 11 to correct the name of State Senator Craig Zucker, who represents District 14. The state Senate race for District 18 has heated up over the past two weeks, thanks to a flyer from the Maryland Democratic […]

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Activist expelled from Wimbledon over protest against Peng Shuai

A protester holding a sign and wearing a t-shirt reading ‘where is Peng Shuai’ on day 12 of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London on Friday July 8, 2022. Peng is a retired player Chinese professional tennis player who last year accused a former high-ranking member […]

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French women push to cement the right to abortion after the American decision

FILE – French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne delivers a speech at the National Assembly, in Paris, France, July 6, 2022. Borne has expressed concern over the potential fallout from the Supreme Court’s decision to recriminalize abortion in Europe . Abortion rights in France have been enshrined in law for 47 years and enjoy broad support […]

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Abortion rights rally will be held in front of the Georgia State Capitol

‘Rise Up 4 Women’s Rights’ rally planned in Georgian capital A protest against the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade is scheduled Saturday afternoon at the State Capitol. ATLANTE – Abortion advocates are set to stage another round of protests in Atlanta on Saturday following the Supreme Court’s decision to end a constitutional […]

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How will abortion affect state elections and laws? | Opinion

Controversies that once seemed to be in the dustbin of history – inflation, gas prices, superpower friction – have recently resurfaced. Abortion is now added to this list. We offer our opinions on this sensitive and volatile issue and its impact on elections and legislation. How did the quashing of Roe v. Wade by the […]

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How Fetal Tissue Research Became the Center of a State’s Budget Deadlock

A years-long dispute between anti-abortion activists and University of Pittsburgh researchers over fetal tissue research reached the highest levels of state government this year and briefly stalled the state’s budget. 42 billion dollars from Pennsylvania. The budget impasse was partly the result of an amendment passed by GOP members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives […]

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State Senator Adam Hinds endorses Rep. Paul Mark as his successor in the Western Mass seat. | New

State Representative Paul Mark, D-Peru, announced his candidacy for the state Senate last October in Park Square in Pittsfield. BEN GARVER – THE EAGLE OF BERKSHIRE PITTSFIELD — State Sen. Adam Hinds, D-Pittsfield, has officially endorsed State Representative Paul Mark to succeed him in the seat he is leaving. Hinds is not seeking re-election to […]

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Cairo’s historic barges on the Nile scrapped under govt push

Ikhlas Helmy, 88, owner of a houseboat in Cairo, Egypt, sits in his room on June 27, 2022. A government push to remove the chain of houseboats from the banks of the Nile in Cairo has reduced their number by dozens just a handful. Helmy must be evicted and the boat has been moved or […]

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Baltimore County Schools Superintendent and State Politician Donald Kenneth Hughes Sr. Dies – Baltimore Sun

Donald Kenneth Hughes Sr., former superintendent of Baltimore County schools who served in the Maryland House of Delegates and was Maryland’s first teacher of the year, died of dementia June 26 at Arden Court in Riderwood. The former High Country Road resident in Hampton was 88. “Don was an honest guy with a lot of […]

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State Silence Against Religious Killings Is Damning

Unknowingly, in their superficial pride and stupid joy, the two Udaipur terrorists, after beheading Kanhaiya Lal, addressed the ignorance that prevails within the state today. By citing the motivation for their crime while brandishing the murderous sword as a trophy, these terrorists have sparked a much-needed debate about fanaticism that is either ignored or belittled […]

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Editorial: Supreme Court Rulings Blur Line Between Church and State | Local

Two recent Supreme Court decisions have blurred the line between the separation of church and state, and more specifically between Christianity and state. One of those decisions overturns Roe v. Wade, and the other involves a high school coach leading post-game public prayers. These and other recent decisions will erode trust in the nation’s highest […]

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MLK tapes, other civil rights elements returning to Charleston

CHARLESTON, SC Nearly three years ago, it was unclear what would happen to a cache of Civil Rights-era artifacts from Charleston. The collection included the soundtrack of a speech by Martin Luther King Jr. delivered on July 30, 1967, at Charleston County Hall, as well as a surreptitiously made recording of a Ku Klux Klan […]

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North Korea suggests balloons flown from South brought COVID-19

FILE – Quran defectors from the North release balloons carrying leaflets condemning North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his government’s policies, in Paju, near the border with North Korea, South Korea, October 10 2014. North Korea suggested on Friday July 1, 2022 its COVID-19 outbreak began in people who had contact with balloons from […]

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Boebert, Court Rulings Inflame Church-State Debate

Rep. Lauren Boebert’s recent comments calling the separation of church and state “trash” have sparked both criticism and concern that the influence of conservative Christians – both in the civil service and the Supreme Court – could overturn constitutional precedent. Recent High Court rulings, such as overturning abortion rights and ruling in favor of school […]

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State Legislature passes amendment to codify abortion rights

The California State Assembly on Monday passed a constitutional amendment that makes explicit the right to abortion and contraceptives, according to a press release from the state Senate. The amendment, called SCA 10, was introduced by Pro Temp State Senate Speaker Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, D-Lakewood, according to the press […]

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Alexi Giannoulias wins race for Democratic Secretary of State nomination: AP – NBC Chicago

For the first time in nearly a quarter-century, Illinois will elect a new secretary of state this fall, and former treasurer Alexi Giannoulias has secured the Democratic party’s nomination in the race, fending off Chicago’s city clerk , Anna Valencia, in a hotly contested race. battle, the Associated Press projects. Giannoulias will now run in […]

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7 Illinois Republicans seek to replace Duckworth in the Senate

This undated image provided by the Kathy Salvi Campaign shows former Lake County Deputy Public Defender Kathy Salvi. Seven candidates are vying for the Republican nomination in the Tuesday, June 28, 2022 primary for the United States Senate in Illinois. The winner will face incumbent Senator Tammy Duckworth. (Kathy Salvi campaign via AP) PA SPRINGFIELD, […]

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Paul McCartney impresses Glastonbury with Dave Grohl and The Boss

Festival goers watch Paul McCartney perform at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Somerset, England on Saturday June 25, 2022. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP) Joel C Ryan Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP LONDON Paul McCartney’s Glastonbury Festival show was two years late. Fans thought it was worth the wait. The former Beatle pulled out all the […]

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SC Republicans set to further restrict abortion after Roe

Abortion rights supporters wave signs during a rally outside the Statehouse in South Carolina following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade on Friday, June 24, 2022 in Columbia, South Carolina (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard) Meg Kinnard PA Following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, lawmakers are set to further restrict […]

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At Pride, celebrations in a darker national environment

Ellen Ensig-Brodsky, 89, an LGBTQ rights activist, poses at her home, Wednesday, June 22, 2022, in New York City. Even with ailing knees, Ensig-Brodsky said she plans to be on the Pride Parade route on Sunday. “The parade is the display, publicly, of my identity.” (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) Bebeto Matthews PA NEW YORK LGBTQ pride […]

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A new leader in the Philippines and the old wounds of a family | State News

BOSTON (AP) — He was the uncle I never met. But in the story of my family’s origins, Emmanuel “Manny” Yap has always held an important place. The life of a great potential cut short. The cautionary tale. But also the reminder to do what was right, no matter the cost. A rising leader of […]

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3 summits offer a test of Western unity, dominated by Ukraine

FILE – U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III arrives for a meeting of NATO Defense Ministers at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, June 16, 2022. Three consecutive summits over the next week will test Western resolve to support Ukraine and the extent of international unity as growing geopolitical tensions and economic hardship cast […]

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I’m not old enough to vote, but my state thinks I’m old enough to be a mother

I’ve said “my rights, my body, my choice” for as long as I can remember. Looking back, I had no idea what that meant. Austen Risolvato/Rewire Press Group I am not old enough to vote. I can’t drive. But depending on my country of origin, I may be forced to be a mother. My parents […]

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Reviews | GOP crafts national policy one state at a time

June 20, 2022 at 8:59 a.m. EDT (Illustration from the Washington Post) Political divisions in the United States are increasingly coming from Washington. America has become sharply divided into Republican-dominated states with a common agenda and Democratic-dominated states with an alternate agenda. Much of America’s uncivil war, as President Biden has described it, stems from […]

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George Lamming, giant of modern West Indian writing, has died

NEW YORK George Lamming, a giant of postcolonial literature whose novels, essays and speeches influenced readers and peers in his native Barbados and around the world, has died aged 94. His death this month was confirmed by Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley, who said: “Wherever George Lamming went he embodied that voice and that spirit […]

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Georgia Democrats seek to hold statewide races in runoffs

FILE – Former State Rep. Dee Dawkins-Haigler, left, and Georgia State Rep. Bee Nguyen, right, participate in the Georgia Secretary of State’s Democratic Primary Runoff Debates , on June 6, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File) Brynn Anderson PA ATLANTE On Tuesday, Democrats are holding several statewide races and congressional primaries, including three races […]

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Sarasota state senator Joe Gruters may need support from Democrats to keep his seat

Florida GOP Chairman Joe Gruters may be in the unusual position of campaigning for Democratic support after attracting a primary challenger in his race for the state Senate and a written candidate may not qualify. Republican Michael Johnson qualified Friday to run against Gruters in Senate District 22, which includes all of Sarasota County and […]

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The Legacy of Vincent Chin

Forty years ago, on the eve of his wedding, a young Chinese-American named Vincent Chin was fatally beaten with a baseball bat in the streets of Detroit by two white men shouting anti-Asian slurs. The subsequent miscarriage of justice – neither of the attackers served a day in jail for the crime – marked the […]

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The Bristol Press – Bristol will only allow American and national flags to be flown on municipal property

@brianjohnsonBP BRISTOL — City Council voted on Tuesday to allow only US and state flags to fly on municipal property and to move forward with several building projects. The change to the city’s flag policy was unanimously approved on Tuesday and will go into effect in 14 days. Several cities, including Southington, have recently voted […]

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Synagogue challenges Florida abortion law over religion

FILE – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is upholding a 15-week abortion ban law after signing it April 14, 2022 in Kissimmee, Florida. A synagogue claims in a lawsuit filed Friday, June 10, 2022 that a new Florida law banning abortion after 15 weeks violates Jewish religious freedom rights in addition to the privacy protections of […]

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Status of Gaming Issues for Enthusiasts – GuruFocus.com

Enthusiast Gaming is well positioned to continue delivering rapid revenue growth, while growing gross profit at a significantly faster pace after strong first quarter results that beat consensus estimates Greywood is an investment vehicle that lacks transparency and seeks to take full control of Enthusiast Gaming’s board of directors without paying shareholders a control premium […]

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CSO calls for involvement of traditional leaders in state police

By Stephen Adeye Amb. Hamzat Lawal, Executive Director, Connected Development, a Civil Society Organization (CSO), Amb. Hamzat Lawal, pleaded on Sunday for the full involvement of traditional chiefs in the creation of the state police. Lawal, an international election monitor, made the appeal on the sidelines of the 25th anniversary of the coronation of the […]

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Prominent figures oppose Mamata Banerjee becoming chancellor of public universities, decry blow to freedom

Actor, directors, painter, comedian and activists among the 40 signatories who are “surprised and amazed” by the appointment of the Prime Minister. Actor, directors, painter, comedian and activists among the 40 signatories who are “surprised and amazed” by the appointment of the Prime Minister. Renowned personalities in West Bengal have expressed their displeasure over the […]

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A March For Our Lives demonstration planned for the Arizona State Capitol

Phoenix joins at least 400 other places across the country on Saturday where March for Our Lives protests are planned. Local activists will rally at the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix on Saturday to oppose gun violence in the United States. The last March for Our Lives was in 2018, following a mass shooting by […]

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Ginni Thomas asked 29 Arizona state lawmakers to overturn Biden’s victory in the state, report says

Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, the wife of Associate Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, pushed 29 Arizona state lawmakers to discard Joe Biden’s victory in the state and “choose” their own voters in place, The Washington Post reported. The alleged Ms. Thomas emailed 27 more state lawmakers than the Job originally reported last month. Ms Thomas, herself […]

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Local activist reacts to murder charge against Grand Rapids officer | State

FLINT, Mich. (WJRT) – Kent County District Attorney Chris Becker has cleared a second degree murder charge against Grand Rapids Police Officer Christopher Schurr who shot and killed black motorist Patrick Lyoya during a fight in April. ABC12 News was able to watch the announcement live with local activist and Flint pastor Chris Martin, who […]

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Youngkin Addresses State’s LGBTQ+ Board of Directors; the president steps down

Governor Glenn Youngkin addressed the Virginia LGBTQ+ Advisory Council at a Wednesday meeting in Richmond and condemned the harassment its members have recently faced. During a virtual committee meeting on May 16, the council was interrupted by a group of people flooding the chat with racist and homophobic messages and images. And while the 21-person […]

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Maestas has a solid lead in the race for state auditors | Elections

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Dubai arrests 2 Gupta brothers over fraud case in South Africa

FILE – Atul Gupta, of the Gupta family, is seen outside the Johannesburg Magistrates Courts, September 2010. Dubai police said on Tuesday June 7, 2022 that they had arrested two brothers, Atul and Rajesh of the family Gupta wanted in connection with a corruption case involving former South African President Jacob Zuma, the latest high-profile […]

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State Legislature Passes John Lewis Voting Rights Act, Awaits Hochul’s Approval – Bronx Times

The state legislature on Thursday passed the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, the toughest and most comprehensive voting rights law to date. The bill now awaits Governor Kathy Hochul’s signature. The legislation tackles discrimination in voting rights with a comprehensive framework that includes legal tools to combat racial voter suppression and vote dilution that are […]

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Declare state of emergency over erosion, activist urges FG

An activist, Mr. Vincent Ezekwueme, has urged the federal government to declare a state of emergency over the threat of erosion in the country, particularly in the southeast. Ezekwueme, who is the leader of Women Arise for Change in South-East and other civil groups, made the call while speaking to reporters in Enugu on Saturday. […]

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Mississippi civil rights activist “Bud” McGee dies at 81 | state government

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French Open match interrupted by an environmental activist | Ap Sports

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The continued existence of the PFI is an indication of the utter failure of the Indian state

The country must act firmly against anti-Indian organizations like PFI. Zero tolerance is the mantra the administration should follow when dealing with such organizations Kerala child makes provocative statement at PFI rally The Indian Popular Front (PFI) is an Islamic organization that has seamlessly transformed itself from SIMI, accused of carrying out numerous terrorist attacks […]

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Buffalo supermarket shooter charged with terrorism and hate

Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff visit a memorial near the site of the Buffalo supermarket shooting after attending a memorial service for Ruth Whitfield, one of the shooting victims, Saturday, May 28, 2022, in Buffalo, NY (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Patrick Semansky PA BUFFALO, NY The white man accused of killing 10 […]

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Russian state media war reporter defends Nazi tattoos

A Russian journalist covering Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine for state media said he “didn’t regret” his move to a far-right group after he was photographed with Nazi tattoos. Gleb Erve is currently covering the conflict – that the Kremlin claims was launched to “denazify Ukraine” – for the state news agency RIA Novosti. Ukrainian press […]

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California State #2 for Trans Youth Protection

Superficially, Americans and their lawmakers are more accepting and understanding of LGBTQ+ people now that ten years ago. The 2015 Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage is one of the most tangible and significant victories for LGBTQ+ rights, but the 2015 decision only directly protected lesbian, gay, and bisexual cisgender people. At least 19 […]

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BJP state leadership braces for snap election

Rajamahendravaram (East Godavari District): Although the elections are still two years away according to the schedule, statements by several political leaders suggest that the elections can take place at any time. The call of the Telugu Desam party leaders in Mahanadu and the statements of the YSRCP leaders in Samajika Nyaya Bheri Bus Yatra reveal […]

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Where are the cast of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang now

54 years have passed since the iconic children’s film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang burst onto our screens, and it’s still a popular family classic even now. Released in 1968, the film centers on a magical flying car, invented by Dick Van Dyke’s character, Caractacus Potts. ten Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was released over half a […]

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The State Department reduces its diplomatic candidacies

The Foreign Service – the US State Department’s on-ramp for career diplomats – is watering down its application process with a change that critics say could have troubling national security implications. “I’m afraid we’re sending good community activists to Baghdad and Beirut who don’t have the depth of knowledge they need to conduct American diplomacy,” […]

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Haitians deserve a chance to determine their future

By MP Ayanna Pressley and Reverend Dieufort Fleurissaint Each year during the month of May, we honor Haitian Heritage Month and recognize the vast contributions of the Haitian diaspora across the Commonwealth and our nation. Massachusetts 7e The Congressional District is home to one of the largest Haitian diaspora communities across the country and the […]

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State Farm cuts ties with group after anti-LGBTQ campaign

State Farm Insurance Company has terminated its partnership with a program which aims to raise awareness among children that “transgender and non-binary youth are like all other children” after being attacked in an anti-LGBTQ campaign by right-wing political and media figures. On May 24, 2022, State Farm announced that it had terminated its involvement with […]

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COVID-19, shootings: is mass death now tolerated in America?

A person holds a program for Aaron Salter Jr.’s funeral service at the Crosspoint Chapel on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 in Getzville, NY Salter Jr. was killed in the May 14 Buffalo supermarket shooting. (AP Photo/Joshua Bessex) Joshua Bessex PA PROVIDENCE, RI As the nation marked 1 million deaths from COVID-19 last week, the milestone […]

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Japanese state fund eyes takeover of Toshiba as bid deadline nears

A $30 billion fund backed by the Japanese government is considering a takeover of Toshiba, entering a bidding battle that has attracted interest from the world’s biggest private equity funds. The interest from Japan Investment Corporation is believed to be the first from a state-backed fund and comes as the conglomerate nears the May 30 […]

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Georgian Secretary of State Raffensperger faces Trump ally

Atlanta – Republican Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger faces a tough primary challenge on Tuesday, nearly two years after he drew the ire of former President Donald Trump for refusing to try to undo the loss of Trump facing Democrat Joe Biden in the state. Trump was quick to endorse U.S. Representative Jody Hice […]

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The president apologizes for the awards. Fascist militants in the state did not fight for democracy, say

Font size:A–|A+ Comments disabled President Zuzana Čaputová presented state awards to three men in memory, to apologize for doing so a few days later. “There was a mistake in the judging process. State awards should be given to people whose stories should leave no doubt as to whether they have served democracy,” the office wrote. […]

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EXPLAINER: What are the key climate issues at Davos?

A view of Davos and its convention center ahead of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, Switzerland, Sunday, May 22, 2022. (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP) PA DAVOS, Switzerland While the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s war in Ukraine will be the focus of the gathering of business and government leaders from the World Economic […]

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GOP Directs Culture War Fury at Green Investing Trend | State and Region

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Vote Weiner for State Senate District 45

Emilie Silliman May. 19, 2022 09:04 I am writing on behalf of Janice Weiner for Iowa Senate District 45, which includes most of Iowa City. This is the seat currently occupied by Joe Bolkcom. Janice is a hardworking member of the Iowa City Council. She was also an activist, testifying in Des Moines on issues […]

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La’Tasha Mayes is set to win the State House 24th District Democratic nomination

Reproductive rights activist La’Tasha Mayes is poised to secure the Democratic nomination in Pennsylvania’s 24th State House District. As of Wednesday afternoon, Mayes had garnered 46.7% of the votes counted, compared to 37.8% for newly elected state Representative Martell Covington and 15.5% for fair housing activist Randall Taylor. according to unofficial counts. Covington, a former […]

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The race of Pennsylvania governors has divided Republicans and United Democrats

State Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-District 33, Republican gubernatorial candidate, speaks to supporters during a campaign stop at Alfredo’s Brick Oven Pizza in Hazleton, Pennsylvania on Friday, May 13, 2022. ( John Haeger/Standard-Speaker via AP) John Haeger PA HARRISBURG, Pa. As the vote count is underway in the Pennsylvania primary, some Republican Party officials are twisted […]

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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 […]