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How drag queen readings became a target for England's far-right

How drag queen readings became a target for England’s far-right

In footage shared online, anti-vaxxer Michael Chaves ​is seen beating parents — some of whom are carrying infants — arriving for Drag Queen Story Hour UK, an event at which books promoting compassion and inclusion are read to children. Chaves goes on to falsely accuse Sab Samuel, who was performing that day as drag queen …

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Justice Department probe may be aiming squarely at Trump

Justice Department probe may be aiming squarely at Trump

These developments, which are the clearest indication yet that Trump is in the investigation’s sights, suggest the effort to find the truth will survive even if Republicans win the House this fall and shut down the select committee. Unlike the House investigation, the Justice Department would be able to bring criminal charges against former Trump …

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Brittney Griner: Closing arguments expected in WNBA star's drug-smuggling trial in Russia

Brittney Griner: Closing arguments expected in WNBA star’s drug-smuggling trial in Russia

The court hearing in the Khimki city courthouse comes six months after Griner, 31, was arrested at a Moscow airport and accused by Russian prosecutors of trying to smuggle less than 1 gram of cannabis oil in her luggage. She faces up to 10 years in prison. The two-time US Olympic basketball gold medalist, who …

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Zelensky opens door to same-sex civil partnerships in Ukraine, as campaigners call for legal protections during war

Zelensky opens door to same-sex civil partnerships in Ukraine, as campaigners call for legal protections during war

CNN — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has opened the door to legalizing same-sex civil partnerships in the country, in response to a petition that called for equal marriage to be introduced in the war-ravaged nation. In a written reply online, Zelensky explained that it would be impossible to legalize same-sex marriages while the country remained …

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Extreme flooding is getting worse, but scientists say impacts can be reduced

Extreme flooding is getting worse, but scientists say impacts can be reduced

The world is getting better at managing extreme weather risk and adapting to the changes brought by the climate crisis. But a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature found that climate change-fueled flooding and droughts are still getting deadlier and more expensive. Even if a hard-hit community tries to adapt and prevent a disaster …

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Some lab techs refuse to take blood from possible monkeypox patients, raising concerns about stigma and testing delays

Some lab techs refuse to take blood from possible monkeypox patients, raising concerns about stigma and testing delays

Labcorp and Quest don’t dispute that in many cases, their phlebotomists are not taking blood from possible monkeypox patients. What remains unclear, after company statements and follow-ups from CNN, is whether the phlebotomists are refusing on their own to take blood or if it is the company policy that prevents them. The two testing giants …

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Parts of the moon may provide temperatures fit for humans

Parts of the moon may provide temperatures fit for humans

The moon has pits with shaded areas that steadily hover around 63 degrees Fahrenheit (17 degrees Celsius), a temperate range that’s stable for humans, found researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles. The journal Geophysical Research Letters published the study in July. These pit craters, which may potentially lead to caves that could also …

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The buyback bogeyman is back.  How worried should we be?

The buyback bogeyman is back. How worried should we be?

New York CNN Business — Americans may be wondering why they’re forced to spend more than $4 per gallon at the pump while energy companies are raking in record profits. Even more aggravating: Exxon and Chevron announced last week they’d spend billions of dollars of their earnings buying back their own stock, fattening investors’ portfolios. …

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Alessia Russo on England's 'surreal' Euro 2022 victory and her 'one-time wonder' goal

Alessia Russo on England’s ‘surreal’ Euro 2022 victory and her ‘one-time wonder’ goal

CNN — The past week has been the peak of Alessia Russo’s football career – scoring a viral, back-heeled goal against Sweden before coming on as a substitute as England defeated Germany to be crowned European champion for the first time. But as the dust settles from the Lionesses’ historic 2-1 victory at Wembley Stadium …

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Deshaun Watson: NFL 'does not care about the rights of women' says attorney for accusers after six-game suspension announced

Deshaun Watson: NFL ‘does not care about the rights of women’ says attorney for accusers after six-game suspension announced

CNN — The attorney of Deshaun Watson’s accusers says the NFL “does not care about the rights of women” following the Cleveland Browns quarterback’s suspension for sexual misconduct allegations. Appearing on ESPN’s “First Take,” attorney Tony Buzbee attacked the investigation, saying he hopes the NFL will appeal the case, but his clients are angered and …

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