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Americans support marijuana legalization, but many of their political leaders do not

A decade ago, no American lived in a state where marijuana was legal to smoke, vape or eat recreationally. Today, nearly half of Americans do or will soon: Voters approved legalization ballot measures this month in Maryland and Missouri, bringing the number of states allowing any adult use to 21. Legalization may not make major news often anymore, …

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Amateur historian discovers 600-year-old English coin in Newfoundland

The discovery of a rare gold coin on the south coast of Newfoundland, Canada, may challenge traditional historical narratives about the timing of European contact in the region, as it predates explorer John Cabot’s arrival on the island by at least 70 years. In a press release last week, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador said that the …

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Rep. Andy Biggs confirms he will challenge McCarthy to lead House GOP conference

Rep. Andy Biggs confirmed tonight that he will challenge Kevin McCarthy to lead the House GOP conference and possibly become Speaker of the House if Republicans take control of the chamber. «I’m going to be nominated tomorrow to the position of Speaker of the House. We’ll see if we can get the job done and …

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China’s Xi starts first day at G20 with a whirlwind of meetings with US allies

After a near three-year absence from the world stage, Chinese leader Xi Jinping has embarked on a whirlwind of face-to-face meetings with Western leaders at the Group of 20 summit in Bali, as he looks to reassert China’s global influence. Following a three-hour meeting on Monday with US President Joe Biden in an attempt to prevent their …

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Haiti’s cholera death toll rises to 136 as outbreak gets ‘worse and worse every day’

A deadly resurgence of cholera in Haiti has claimed 136 lives so far, according to the Caribbean nation’s health ministry. Eighty-nine of the people who were infected died in a hospital or in cholera treatment centers, while 47 of them died at home, according to the Haitian Health Ministry’s statement. The Haitian government is working with international …

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‘Starve or freeze to death’: Millions of elderly Brits fear a grim choice this winter as costs spiral

When she first started to shed some weight, Yvonne DeBurgo quipped that she could afford to lose it. But over the past three months, the 77-year-old widow from the southern English county of Oxfordshire has lost nearly 25 pounds, a result of eating just one cooked meal a day – with just a piece of …

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Control of the US Senate could come down to Nevada and Arizona — states with prominent election deniers

Control of the US Senate could hinge on Nevada and Arizona, two states where GOP victories could elevate some of the most prominent election deniers in the country even after other nominees who had amplified former President Donald Trump’s falsehoods about the 2020 election were rejected by voters in Tuesday’s midterm elections. Those two western states – perpetual battlegrounds in presidential …

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Russia-Ukraine war: At the front line of Ukraine’s struggle for Kherson

The city of Kherson on the Black Sea coast was the biggest prize seized by Russia in the first month after its invasion on 24 February. Now there are suggestions that Russia might be about to give up at least part of it as it prepares defensive lines for the winter. Kherson, its suburbs and …

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