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African American Veterans Monument honors Black service members

African American Veterans Monument honors Black service members

CNN — African Americans have fought in every military conflict in US history, even as they were denied rights and benefits afforded to their White counterparts. A new monument now recognizes their contributions to the nation. Community leaders in Buffalo, New York, gathered last week to unveil the African American Veterans Monument. The monument, billed …

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California bars tech companies from complying with other states' abortion-related warrants

California bars tech companies from complying with other states’ abortion-related warrants

Washington CNN Business — California is attempting to stymie abortion prosecutions in other states by making it illegal for Silicon Valley giants and other businesses based in the Golden State to hand over the personal information of abortion-seekers to out-of-state authorities. A new law signed Tuesday by Gov. Gavin Newsom forbids California-based businesses from giving …

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The Mississippi welfare scandal, Brett Favre and privilege

The Mississippi welfare scandal, Brett Favre and privilege

Washington CNN — A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Race Deconstructed newsletter. To get it in your inbox every week, sign up for free here. The welfare funds scandal involving Brett Favre has left people reeling. A string of texts appears to show the Pro Football Hall of Famer pressing former Mississippi Gov. …

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Indian rape ruling says rape includes marital rape and extends abortion rights to 24 weeks

Indian rape ruling says rape includes marital rape and extends abortion rights to 24 weeks

CNN — Marital rape was defined as rape in a landmark decision by India’s Supreme Court on Thursday. The country’s top court also stated that all women, regardless of their marital status, have the right to an abortion up until 24 weeks, the Press Trust of India (PTI) news agency reported. The statements were made …

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Brittney Griner's former college coach Kim Mulkey refused to comment on basketball star's detainment in Russia

Brittney Griner’s former college coach Kim Mulkey refused to comment on basketball star’s detainment in Russia

CNN — Kim Mulkey, who coached Brittney Griner for four years at Baylor University, is facing criticism over her refusal to comment on her former player’s detainment in Russia at a media conference earlier this week. A journalist began to ask Mulkey, “I just want to get your thoughts on the Brittney Griner situation. I …

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Denmark's Queen Margrethe strips four grandchildren of royal titles

Denmark’s Queen Margrethe strips four grandchildren of royal titles

CNN — A rift has emerged in the Danish royal family following a decision by Queen Margrethe to strip four of her eight grandchildren of their royal titles in order to “future-proof” the monarchy. The 82-year-old monarch, who this year celebrated half a century on the throne, announced on Thursday that from next year the …

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Webb telescope spies a celestial sparkler among the universe's earliest galaxies

Webb telescope spies a celestial sparkler among the universe’s earliest galaxies

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — The very first image captured by the James Webb Space Telescope is revealing some of the oldest stars and galaxies in the universe, including one that looks like a sparkler, according to new …

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Liz Truss's premiership has got off to the worst start possible

US officials troubled by controversial UK tax cut plan

New York CNN — US officials are increasingly troubled by the United Kingdom’s proposal to slash taxes at a time of crushing inflation, a plan that has ignited turbulence in financial markets. UK Prime Minister Liz Truss’s tax-cut plan has drawn criticism from economists and investors and prompted the Bank of England to calm panicked …

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Brazil's presidential vote is just days away.  Voters are comparing it to 'war'

Brazil’s presidential vote is just days away. Voters are comparing it to ‘war’

CNN — Brazil’s upcoming presidential election has been shrouded by an unprecedented climate of tension and violence. As the Oct. 2 vote approaches, episodes of harassment and attacks have intensified, with even neutral players like poll institutes turning into targets. Far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, who aims to be reelected, is currently lagging in the main …

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