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The U.K. Government Has Finally Responded on Gender Recognition for Trans People. LGBT Groups Say It Is 'Lackluster'

The U.K. government published its long-awaited response to a public debate over the Gender Recognition Act (GRA) Tuesday, prompting mixed reactions from LGBT and trans-inclusive charities. The GRA has been at the center of headlines—and consternation—since a public consultation to potentially broaden the GRA’s mandate opened in England and Wales in 2018. The consultation consisted of a questionnaire about the legal process of changing gender, and received more than 100,000 responses.
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Neon sign blaming Donald Trump for 200,000 coronavirus deaths placed in front of White House

Experts say US could reach 378,000 Covid-19 deaths by new yea
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Andrew Cuomo’s Horrific Decisions

Observers of New York politics over the past several years understand that Governor Andrew Cuomo’s fanatical obsession with humiliating and overruling his fellow Democrat Bill de Blasio towers over every other consideration in the Empire State. Sometimes Cuomo’s habits come across as merely silly, as when he intervened in de Blasio’s decision to euthanize a deer found roaming around in Harlem. Sometimes Cuomo has slowed down de Blasio’s aggressive moves to the left. But when it came to the coron...
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'Jesus of Siberia' arrested in Russian security services raid

Russian security agents have conducted a sweeping raid on an isolated messianic cult and arrested its leader, dubbed “Jesus of Siberia”, who was at the helm of the group for nearly three decades. Helicopters, dozens of vans and buses were deployed in the raid on the so-called "City of Sun," home to the Church of the Last Testament, in Siberia on Tuesday. The cult’s leader, Sergei Torop who goes by the name of Vissarion, and two of his assistants were put on a helicopter and taken into custody. A...
Tags: News, Siberia, Jesus, Vissarion, Sergei Torop, Alexander Staroverov

Can a flu vaccine make you more likely to catch COVID-19? Study eases some worries

Clinicians say getting vaccinated for influenza “is the single most important intervention” to prevent a “twindemic.”
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Billionaire Bloomberg raises millions to help restore Florida felon voting rights

The fundraising tally comes just over a week after Bloomberg aides said the former New York City mayor, who made an unsuccessful 2020 bid for the Democratic nomination, would spend at least $100 million to help Democrat Joe Biden's campaign against President Donald Trump in Florida. "The right to vote is fundamental to our democracy and no American should be denied that right," Bloomberg said in an emailed statement, adding that he is working with a group that has been helping former felons' pa...
Tags: Florida, News, New York City, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Billionaire Bloomberg

Countries are spending billions to revive fossil fuel industries that collapsed during the pandemic

When fossil fuel industries collapsed during the COVID-19 pandemic, governments around the world could've used it as an opportunity to transition to renewable energy sources. Instead, they've poured billions of dollars into saving polluting industries instead of meeting their pledges to massively cut greenhouse gas emissions and fight climate change, CNN reports.The COVID-19 pandemic led to the collapse of fossil fuel industries around the world: Oil famously tanked below $0 a barrel in ...
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Walmart rolling back two of its COVID-19 precautions as customer behaviors change

Here’s how your next trip to the retailer could soon look different.
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Curious mountain lion seen on video watching children play in California neighborhood

“I was really afraid for the kids and it was just pure adrenaline.”
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Russia touts nuclear-powered icebreaker as proof "the Arctic is ours"

The 570-foot-long "Arktika" is designed to smash Putin's Russia a path of "sovereignty" through ice 9 feet deep in the sensitive northern region.
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Romney supports holding a vote on Trump's Supreme Court nominee

If the nominee reaches the Senate floor, I intend to vote based upon their qualifications,” Sen. Mitt Romney said.
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Louisville police declare state of emergency ahead of Breonna Taylor decision

The Louisville Metro Police Department announces a state of emergency as it prepares for a grand jury decision in the Breonna Taylor case.
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Sweden says Stockholm measures possible as COVID cases rise

Sweden, which so far has decided against lockdowns as a means to contain COVID-19, is seeing early signs that the number of coronavirus cases are rising again and could impose new measures in the capital, its chief health officials said on Tuesday. Sweden's strategy emphasising personal responsibility rather than major lockdowns to slow the virus drew fierce criticism as deaths shot up during the spring, but has also been lauded by WHO officials as a sustainable model. Infections dropped signi...
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Catholic voters can't ignore abortion or Kamala Harris' religious bigotry in 2020 election

As Pope Francis has said, 'The right to life is the first among human rights.' So why make American Catholics feel like they shouldn't vote for life?
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Trump Supreme Court gains steam as Romney backs election-year Senate vote

President Donald Trump's push to widen the U.S. Supreme Court's conservative majority received a boost on Tuesday as a longtime rival, Republican Senator Mitt Romney, said the Senate should move forward with a vote on his replacement for liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Romney's decision left Democrats with few hopes of blocking Senate confirmation of the Republican president's third appointment to the high court, which would give it a 6-3 conservative majority. Trump has said he plans to ...
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Angered by Arab-Israel ties, Palestine quits chairing Arab League sessions

RAMALLAH, West Bank/GAZA (Reuters) - Palestine has quit its current chairmanship of Arab League meetings, the Palestinian foreign minister said on Tuesday, condemning as dishonourable any Arab agreement to establish formal relations with Israel. Palestinians see the accords that the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed with Israel in Washington a week ago as a betrayal of their cause and a blow to their quest for an independent state in Israeli-occupied territory. Earlier this month, the Pa...
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John Lennon killer says sorry for 'despicable act'

Mark Chapman has apologised to the late Beatle's widow, Yoko Ono, for his murder in 1980.
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Vatican steps up opposition to euthanasia and assisted suicide

The Vatican doubled down on its opposition to euthanasia on Tuesday, calling it an "act of homicide" that can never be justified or tolerated. A new document, issued as more countries consider legalising euthanasia or assisted suicide, said legislators and politicians who support such laws are "accomplices". Catholic healthcare workers must never give active or passive collaboration and governments the right to conscientious objection, it said.
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Village broadband mystery finally solved after 18 months of signal failure

Every single day, without fail, for 18 months, an entire Welsh village lost its broadband on the dot at 7am. The mystery left residents and engineers utterly baffled and frustrated. Unable to get online, the 400-strong population of Aberhosan, Powys, repeatedly called telecoms experts, who in turn, repeatedly descended on the village in a bid to identify the problem. In an expensive attempt to solve the problem, they even replaced most of the area’s cables. But still, much to their bemusement, t...
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Trump says aides rejected his request to adjust value of dollar

President Trump on Monday said he was rebuffed when he asked officials to adjust the exchange rate of the dollar.
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Fact check: Sen. Chuck Schumer’s statements about Supreme Court vacancies, 2016 vs. 2020

Senator Chuck Schumer's view on Supreme Court vacancies has, like that of many in his party, evolved in since 2016. A claim online about this is true.
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Lam says Australian judge gave no reason for quitting

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Tuesday that an Australian judge on Hong Kong’s top court gave no reason for his resignation, a move that has raised questions about the semiautonomous Chinese territory’s reputation for judicial independence. Judge James Spigelman told Australian media that his resignation was “related to the content of the national security legislation,” a reference to a sweeping new law for Hong Kong that was enacted by Beijing’s rubber stamp congress in June.
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Why Biden is stiff-arming the left on court-packing and the filibuster

The Democratic nominee sees political upside in his old-school institutionalism.
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AOC rallies liberals over supreme court battle: ‘This is not the time to give up’

New York congresswoman emerges as one of the high-profile faces of the Democratic response on ways to thwart Republicans’ plansNew York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has emerged as one of the high-profile faces of the Democratic response to Republicans’ plan to quickly seat a new, conservative supreme court justice.Ocasio-Cortez, one of the most prominent champions of the liberal wing of the Democratic Party, was quick to offer a rallying cry to supporters discouraged by the late-Justic...
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'Trouble spelling': AOC hits back at ex-QAnon supporter and GOP candidate Marjorie Greene over 'dumb blonde' jibe

Republican said AOC had done a service to blondes everywhere
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Australia whales: 90 dead in mass stranding off Tasmania

Rescuers are racing to save the survivors of a group of 270 whales beached off Tasmania's west coast.
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LAPD officers reportedly used facial recognition 30,000 times in the past decade, contradicting the department's previous denials

Despite frequent denials and refusals to respond to public records requests, the LAPD has been using the controversial technology widely since 2009.
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Afghan woman prays that peace will save her fourth husband

Heavily pregnant Taj Bibi prays for her fourth husband as the Afghan soldier sets off to battle the Taliban, hoping his fate won't be the same as that of his three brothers, her first three husbands, all killed fighting the militants. Clashes between Afghan government forces and Taliban insurgents have not died down despite peace talks in Qatar that have raised hopes for an end to Afghanistan's seemingly endless cycle of war. At least 60 members of the Afghan security forces were killed in the...
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As the U.S. hits 200,000 COVID-19 deaths, Trump tells an Ohio rally the coronavirus 'affects virtually nobody'

The U.S. passed yet another "grim milestone" in its COVID-19 pandemic Monday night, Reuters notes, with at least 200,000 Americans dead from the new coronavirus and an average of nearly 1,000 more dying each day. As "the country blew past estimate after estimate" of COVID-19 deaths, Politico's pandemic newsletter said Monday night, "the term 'grim milestone' in headlines became so routine that we banned it."COVID-19 deaths are rising again in the U.S. after a four-week decline, with ...
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'It was so terrifying': Bobcat Fire near Los Angeles forces 4K evacuations, burns homes; 6 accused of starting blazes in Oregon

The Bobcat Fire has burned more than 160 square miles in Los Angeles County. Oregon, Colorado, Wyoming among a dozen states battling major blazes.
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