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Chief Justice Extols Legacy of Sandra Day O’Connor

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. delivered a fond tribute to former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on Thursday, celebrating her legacy as the first woman on the Supreme Court and her commitment to advancing civics and civility after her retirement. During an award ceremony at Duke University to recognize her contribution to civics education, Chief […]

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Biden warns Netanyahu the situation in Gaza is ‘unacceptable’

President Biden told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday that the United States would reassess its policy toward the war in Gaza if the Jewish state does not take immediate steps to address the disastrous humanitarian situation in the enclave and protect aid workers. “In the coming hours and days, we will be looking

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No Labels group abandons US presidential third-party bid | US Election 2024 News

It was the third-party challenge that wasn’t. The No Labels group announced on Thursday that it will not field a third-party candidate to challenge Democrat Joe Biden and Republican Donald Trump in November’s presidential election. The move comes after the organisation, which has billed itself as a bipartisan antidote to hyper-partisanship in the United States,

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Senior Tory ‘mortified’ after reportedly passing MPs’ data to dating app contact | Conservatives

A senior Conservative MP has reportedly admitted to giving out the personal phone numbers of colleagues to a person he met on a dating app. William Wragg told the Times that he gave the information after he had sent intimate pictures of himself, saying he was “scared” and “mortified”. Leicestershire police have launched an investigation

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No Labels director on 2024 presidential candidate: ‘The hero emerged’

Joe Cunningham, the national director for the political organization No Labels, said Thursday that the group won’t put forth a third-party presidential ticket because the hero the group was looking for “never emerged.” Cunningham joined Fox News channel’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto” shortly after No Labels made its announcement, where he was questioned about

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Elon Musk shares “extremely false” allegation of voting fraud by “illegals”

Getty Images | Nathan Stirk Texas Secretary of State Jane Nelson yesterday issued a statement debunking claims of widespread voter fraud that were amplified by X owner Elon Musk on the social network formerly named Twitter. Election officials in two other states also disputed the “extremely false” information shared by Musk. Musk is generally a

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Florida Senate President Kathleen Passidomo’s Husband Dies in Utah Hiking Accident

The husband of Florida’s Senate president died after falling while the couple were hiking in Utah on Monday, according to a memo sent to her colleagues on Wednesday. John Passidomo was 72. A real estate lawyer and former vice mayor of Naples, Passidomo “fell and suffered massive trauma to his head, among other very serious

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Drug similar to Ozempic slowed Parkinson’s disease in small trial

The coronal view of a human brain of a patient suffering from Parkinson’s disease Sherbrooke Connectivity Imaging Lab | Getty Images A highly popular class of drugs for diabetes and obesity is showing early potential to help patients with Parkinson’s disease, too.  An older diabetes treatment called lixisenatide helped slow the progression of motor disability

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Trump’s Mar-a-Lago classified documents case not thrown out : NPR

Former President Donald Trump asked that the Mar-a-Lago classified documents trial be thrown out, citing the Presidential Records Act. On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon denied the motion and said the case will proceed. Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images Former President Donald Trump asked that

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Chicago mayor urges Biden to grant work permits to half million illegal immigrants

Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson urged President Biden on Thursday to grant work permits to nearly 500,000 illegal migrants living in the state. Johnson also said the city, which has roughly 2.7 million people, can “conservatively” welcome another 400,000 to 700,000 illegal migrants. “We need the president to extend the same economic opportunities long term for

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Tracking the Trump investigations and where they stand

Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, is the first former U.S. president to face criminal charges. He has been indicted in four cases and has denied wrongdoing in each. Even if Trump were convicted, he could still run for president. Here is the latest in each of Trump’s four criminal cases. Falsifying business records case

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Peru’s President Boluarte avoids impeachment effort over Rolex watch probe | News

Boluarte replaced impeached President Pedro Castillo in a country where ‘moral incapacity’ ousters have become common. Peruvian President Dina Boluarte has avoided the latest attempt to impeach her on corruption charges related to a luxury Rolex and jewelry collection that experts estimate is valued at nearly half a million dollars. Lawmakers on Thursday twice rejected

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Sadiq Khan says UK arms sales to Israel have ‘got to stop’ | Labour

Sadiq Khan has become the most senior Labour politician to call for an immediate end of UK arms sales to Israel, with a number of other prominent party figures also saying the government should take action after the killing of seven aid workers in Gaza. The London mayor said Rishi Sunak must halt arms sales,

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Google sues two crypto app makers over allegedly vast “pig butchering” scheme

Google has sued two app developers based in China over an alleged scheme targeting 100,000 users globally over four years with at least 87 fraudulent cryptocurrency and other investor apps distributed through the Play Store. The tech giant alleged that scammers lured victims with “promises of high returns” from “seemingly legitimate” apps offering investment opportunities

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Georgia Judge Scott McAfee Rejects Donald Trump’s Free Speech Challenge in Fulton County Election Case

A Georgia judge on Thursday rejected former President Donald Trump and his co-defendants’ efforts to dismiss the ongoing state election interference case they argue violates their First Amendment rights. Trump and his 14 co-defendants argued in a defense motion to dismiss the Fulton County indictment that it violated their constitutional right to challenge the 2020

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Paramount stock slumps on reports of equity raise for merger

Paramount Global‘s stock slumped 8% on Thursday after CNBC’s David Faber reported the company would need to raise as much as $3 billion in new equity if it were to merge with David Ellison’s Skydance Media, according to sources familiar with the deal. This deal comes as media mogul Shari Redstone, the controlling shareholder of

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DOJ has different war crimes approaches so far in Ukraine and Gaza : NPR

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks at a press conference on Dec. 6, 2023, about DOJ’s indictment of four Russian military personnel for war crimes committed against a U.S. national living in Ukraine, the first of such charges ever to be brought under the U.S. war crimes statute. Samuel Corum/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption

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