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Le Pen Kicks off EU campaign slamming Macron's labor rules plan

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Marine Le Pen kicked off her campaign for the European parliament elections attacking President Emmanuel Macron’s plan to reform the labor market, saying the French people would pay the price.

“Those responsible for unemployment aren’t unemployed people but politicians like you, and the destructive economic models that you’re imposing ...Read more

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Thousands march in Bay Area rally against intensifying antisemitism

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Thousands marched through downtown San Francisco on Sunday to demand an end to antisemitism they say is surging across the Bay Area in the wake of the October Hamas attack on Israel and the ensuing war in Gaza.

The Unity March, one of a growing number of recent pro-Israel demonstrations throughout the U.S. and the world, came as the fighting ...Read more

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Harris calls for Gaza cease-fire, release of Israeli hostages

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Vice President Kamala Harris called for a temporary cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, including a deal in which hostages taken into the Gaza Strip in the Oct. 7 attack would be released.

The threat Hamas “poses to the people of Israel must be eliminated,” Harris said on Sunday in Selma, Alabama, but she added too many Palestinian ...Read more

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Winds delaying flights at Las Vegas airport, power outages ongoing

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About 700 people were without power across Nevada around 3 p.m. Sunday, with about 600 concentrated in Southern Nevada.

Over 34,000 people were without power across Nevada on Saturday as a massive blizzard moved through northern California and Nevada.

Outages peaked Sunday around 10:40 a.m. when 2,600 southern Nevadans were without power, ...Read more

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Young Hong Kongers who defied Xi are now partying in China

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In 2019, Leung joined a Hong Kong movement to boycott Chinese-owned restaurants like many protesters opposing President Xi Jinping’s encroachment of the former British colony. Now she and her peers regularly go out of their way to the neighboring mainland city of Shenzhen for cheap food and massages.

“Hong Kong used to have freedom,” said...Read more

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SpaceX tries for Crew-8 liftoff again Sunday night after Saturday weather woes

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER — SpaceX is set to hit a milestone in human spaceflight as it aims to bring up another four passengers to the International Space Station, but has had to wait another day when weather forced a scrub on Saturday night.

The Crew-8 mission with three NASA astronauts and one Roscosmos cosmonaut will be riding in the Crew ...Read more

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GBI: Teen shot by Cobb officer after fighting inside Six Flags on opening day

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A 15-year-old boy is in critical condition after being shot by police outside Six Flags Over Georgia Saturday evening after a large “unruly crowd” allegedly caused chaos inside the park on its opening day for the season, officials said.

At about 6:15 p.m., Cobb police responded to assist with crowd control at the park’s entrance after ...Read more

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With ShotSpotter staying in Chicago for the time being, dispute continues over the system's usefulness

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Early one morning last May, on a bungalow-lined street in Avalon Park, ShotSpotter detected real gunshots: more than half a dozen rounds fired.

It was a busy night, and officers didn’t make it to the scene for more than half an hour. But when they arrived they found 24-year-old Aréanah Preston, a Loyola law student and Chicago police officer...Read more

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As hotel union pushes for higher New York unemployment benefits, poll shows broad statewide support

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A majority of New York state voters say unemployment benefits are too low and should be raised, according to a new poll commissioned by the Hotel and Gaming Trades Council, the powerful union that represents hotel workers.

The survey conducted by Tulchin Research in mid-February found 70% of voters who were polled support an increase to the ...Read more

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Blizzard warning extended, roads impassable as Tahoe tries to dig out

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A blizzard warning has been extended until 4 a.m. Monday as mountain communities in the Sierra Nevada attempt to dig out from the biggest snowstorm of the year.

The Reno National Weather Service originally expected its warning to lapse at 10 a.m. Sunday, but the storm has persisted longer than expected. Although meteorologists say the early ...Read more

Cleanup, investigation continue after Norfolk Southern train derailment in eastern Pennsylvania

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Investigations into the collision and derailment involving three Norfolk Southern trains in Lower Saucon Township in eastern Pennsylvania on Saturday morning were still ongoing Sunday, as was the cleanup of the fallout.

Members of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board were still onsite investigating as of early Sunday afternoon, ...Read more

Wind advisory still in effect for Las Vegas Sunday, with 2.6K impacted by outages

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About 2,700 people were without power across Nevada around 10:40 a.m. Sunday, though 2,600 outages were in Southern Nevada.

Over 34,000 people were without power across Nevada on Saturday as a massive blizzard moved through northern California and Nevada.

Temperatures in Las Vegas were expected reach a high of 63 Sunday with a low of 41 ...Read more

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Democrats step up calls for Biden to rein in Israel's war

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Democratic senators called on President Joe Biden to press Israel for a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip, citing recent deaths of Palestinian civilians in its war with Hamas and what they portrayed as a lagging U.S. response to the humanitarian crisis.

“This killing has to stop, of the innocent people there,” Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin ...Read more

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A top Colorado farming region is running out of water, must retire land to avoid well shutdown

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For 17 years, Nate Midcap has spent his winters traveling hundreds of miles across the plains of northeastern Colorado to measure how far water levels have fallen in farmers’ wells.

In bad years, he finds the aquifer — which fuels farming in one of the state’s most important agricultural regions — has dropped more than two feet. In good...Read more

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Supreme Court to issue opinion Monday with Trump's ballot case pending

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The U.S. Supreme Court indicated it will issue at least one opinion Monday in a sign the justices might rule on efforts to bar Donald Trump from the presidential election ballot in Colorado just as voters prepare to head to the polls there.

The court never says in advance which opinions it will issue on particular days. But it has handled the ...Read more

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Scandal over AI-generated nudes at Beverly Hills middle school exposes gaps in law

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If an eighth-grader in California shared a nude photo of a classmate with friends without consent, the student could conceivably be prosecuted under state laws dealing with child pornography and disorderly conduct.

If the photo is an AI-generated deepfake, however, it's not clear that any state law would apply.

That's the dilemma facing the ...Read more

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Senate Democrats step up calls for Biden to rein in Israel's war

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Democratic senators called on President Joe Biden to press Israel for a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip, citing recent deaths of Palestinian civilians in its war with Hamas and what they portrayed as a lagging U.S. response to the humanitarian crisis.

“This killing has to stop, of the innocent people there,” Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin ...Read more

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Hamas sends team to Cairo as Israel seeks hostages' status

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Hamas said a delegation is traveling to Cairo to outline the group’s position on talks aimed at reaching a temporary cease-fire in Gaza — even amid reports it’s refused to give Israel the names of which hostages taken in October are still alive.

A senior Israeli official, speaking anonymously, said Israel won’t send a high-level ...Read more

When lesbians led the women’s suffrage movement

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In 1911, a team of three women with “lesbian-like” relationships – Jane Addams, Sophonisba Breckinridge and Anna Howard Shaw – took control of the suffrage movement, leading the nation’s largest feminist organization. They promoted a diverse and inclusive women’s rights movement.

My research suggests that the personal ...Read more

What is Wicca? An expert on modern witchcraft explains.

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Wicca and witchcraft are popping up in pop culture these days, from teenage witches on TikTok to a Marvel comic superhero called Wiccan. It has even led The New York Times to ask: “When did everyone become a witch?”

Wicca, an alternative minority religion whose adherents, regardless of gender, call themselves witches, began in the...Read more