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US to airdrop humanitarian aid into Gaza, Biden says

President Biden said Friday that the United States will begin airdrops of humanitarian aid into Gaza amid negotiations for a temporary cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war. Biden confirmed the planned airdrops during an Oval Office meeting with the prime minister of Italy. The effort will provide humanitarian assistance to Palestinians in Gaza as watchdogs and […]

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Judge mocks X for “vapid” argument in Musk’s hate speech lawsuit

It looks like Elon Musk may lose X’s lawsuit against hate speech researchers who encouraged a major brand boycott after flagging ads appearing next to extremist content on X, the social media site formerly known as Twitter. X is trying to argue that the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) violated the site’s terms of

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Kaylin Gillis’ Family Slams Kevin Monahan Before He’s Sentenced to Decades Behind Bars

The man who infamously shot a 20-year-old woman dead after an SUV mistakenly pulled into the driveway of his New York home last year was sentenced Friday to 25 years to life in prison—a sentence that came just minutes after his victim’s family lambasted him as a “coward” in court. Kevin Monahan, 65, was convicted

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CVS, Walgreens to start selling abortion pill mifepristone this month 

A container holding boxes of mifepristone, the first medication in a medical abortion, are prepared for patients at Alamo Women’s Clinic in Carbondale, Illinois, on April 20, 2023. Evelyn Hockstein | Reuters CVS and Walgreens will start selling the abortion pill mifepristone this month at certain pharmacy locations in states where it is legal to

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$12 million more helps Haley in longshot bid against Trump for the White House : NPR

Republican presidential candidate and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley speaks at a campaign event Thursday in Falls Church, Va. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption toggle caption Alex Brandon/AP Republican presidential candidate and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley speaks at a campaign event Thursday in Falls Church, Va. Alex Brandon/AP Republican presidential hopeful Nikki Haley says her

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Developers Got Backing for Affordable Housing. Then the Neighborhood Found Out.

When developers set out to build 60 subsidized apartments in an affluent corner of Florence, S.C., the chairman of the County Council waxed enthusiastic. Affordable housing “would serve a great need,” he wrote, and its proximity to services and jobs fit county planning goals. He pledged a small grant. Then the neighbors found out. Lawyers,

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Shirtless Wisconsin US Senate candidate takes cold plunge in frigid lake, challenges Democratic opponent

A shirtless candidate for U.S. Senate broke through the ice of a Madison lake Thursday hoping to pour cold water on any notion that he’s a soft Californian, not a hardy Wisconsinite. And then Eric Hovde challenged his Democratic opponent, U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, to take the plunge as well. The multimillionaire Republican Hovde is

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Election 2024 live updates: Immigration top of mind ahead of Super Tuesday

Election 2024 Biden and Trump won in the Michigan primaries, but Biden faced a notable challenge from voters selecting “uncommitted.” Get full Democratic and Republican presidential primary election results and the latest news on the 2024 election from our reporters on the campaign trail and in Washington. Who is running? The top contenders for the

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Hundreds bid final farewell to Russia’s Alexey Navalny, risking arrest | Human Rights News

Huge crowds have gathered to bid a final farewell to Alexey Navalny, many chanting his name and saying they will not forgive Russian authorities for his death as the opposition leader is laid to rest. Hundreds of mourners turned up near a church in southern Moscow on Friday, waiting hours to pay their respects to

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Fourteen years of Tory economics – ‘major mistakes’ and ‘crisis after crisis’ | Budget 2024 (spring)

The past 14 years have been a white-knuckle ride for the British economy. Record low interest rates, money creation from the Bank of England on an industrial scale, Brexit, millions of workers furloughed during the pandemic, the biggest fall in output in at least a century – all that, and a record number of people

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