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California Gov. Gavin Newsom signs bill limiting the use of rap lyrics as evidence in criminal proceedings

Washington CNN — California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law on Friday that limits the use of rap lyrics in criminal court cases in the state. The law requires “a court, in a criminal proceeding where a party seeks to admit as evidence a form of creative expression, to consider specified factors when …

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How Asia’s richest person gave Bezos a run for his money

Gautam Adani has had a very good year. The Indian billionaire briefly surpassed Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to become the second-richest person in the world in September, according to Bloomberg. He’s now ranked as the world’s fourth wealthiest person. Outside Southeast Asia, Adani is hardly a household name. That might be changing now that he’s …

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Erdogan says Turkey will keep cutting interest rates, mocks British pound

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of his ruling AK Party (AKP) during a meeting at the parliament in Ankara, Turkey May 18, 2022. Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. MANDATORY CREDIT Murat Cetinmuhurdar | Reuters Turkey will keep cutting interest rates, …

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Poilievre overtakes Trudeau as leader seen as best choice for prime minister: poll – National

Less than a month into the job, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre has overtaken Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as the candidate seen as the best choice to lead the country, a new poll suggests. The Ipsos poll conducted exclusively for Global News found 35 per cent of Canadians surveyed believe Poilievre is the best for prime …

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‘We fear for the tsunami of cancer cases’: Radiologists pen urgent letter to Adrian Dix

Radiologists in BC are sounding the alarm about how long patients are waiting for medical imaging in the province. “We fear for the tsunami of cancer cases (including those initially detected at stage II and above) that may be coming in BC because of delayed access to medical imaging,” radiologists penned in a letter to …

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January 6 rioter who formed his own militia sentenced to more than 4 years for assaulting officer

Washington CNN — A Capitol rioter who created his own militia, raised funds, and worked to recruit others to join him in Washington, DC, on January 6, 2021, was sentenced on Wednesday to 52 months behind bars for assaulting a police officer during the attack. Before handing down his sentence, US District Judge Randolph Moss …

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Ray Dalio says UK’s economic plan suggests incompetence

Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates LP, speaks during a panel session on day three of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images The financial market turmoil resulting from the UK government’s spending plan “suggests incompetence,” according to billionaire investor Ray Dalio. “I …

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Blinken: US will ‘look for ways to facilitate technology services’ to Iranians to maintain access to internet amid blackouts

CNN — US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Tuesday that the Biden administration “will certainly look for ways to facilitate technology services being made accessible to people in Iran” amid widespread internet outages during the nationwide unrest. Anti-government protests have raged across Iran after 22-year-old Mahsa Amini died in the custody of the nation’s …

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BoE says monitoring markets ‘very closely’ after pound plunges | Business and Economy News

The Bank of England has said it would not hesitate to change interest rates and that it is monitoring markets “very closely” after the pound plunged to a record low and British bond prices collapsed in response to the new government’s financial plans. The finance minister, Kwasi Kwarteng, sent sterling and government bonds into free …

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GOP leaders still strive to appease Trump’s base on election denialism

CNN — As Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis stumps for some of this year’s midterm candidates ahead of what looks increasingly like a showdown with former President Donald Trump in 2024, he’s seemed to be more nimble than most on the Trump tightrope. He’s offered a wink and a nod to the election fraud claims that …

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