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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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IN PHOTOS: Scenes of destruction following hurricane Ian’s landfall in Florida – National

Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida Wednesday as one of the strongest hurricanes ever to hit the US, unleashing howling winds, torrential rains and a treacherous surge of ocean surf. Early video images of the storm’s fury on local TV and social media showed flood waters sweeping away cars, nearly reaching rooftops in some communities …

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Musk accuses SEC of unlawfully muzzling him | Business and Economy News

Musk needs to get prior approval before tweeting about Tesla, a requirement he called ‘government-imposed muzzle’. US securities regulators are unlawfully muzzling Tesla CEO Elon Musk, violating his free speech rights by continually trying to enforce a 2018 securities fraud settlement, Musk’s lawyer is contending in a court brief. The document, filed late Tuesday with …

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Skipped cancer screenings this past year? It’s time to restart

CNN — Many people postponed routine medical care because of disruptions related to the Covid-19 pandemic. That includes a decline in cancer screenings, such as mammograms and colonoscopies. In the meantime, cancer remains one of the major causes of death in the United States, second only to heart disease. Why is cancer screening so important, …

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El-Erian says Bank of England’s latest rescue move shows we are still in central bank ‘la-la land’

The Bank of England’s Wednesday reversal where it announced it would start buying bonds to ease market stress shows the bind central banks find themselves in today, and the markets may end up with a rougher landing anyway, Mohamed El-Erian said Wednesday. “The longer you stay in this la-la land of QE (quantitative easing), floored …

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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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Here are Q4 strategies from advisors amid rate hikes and high inflation

ridofranz | Istock | Getty Images It’s been a nerve-wracking year for investors. With ongoing stock market volatility, high inflation and interest rate hikes, many wonder if we’re heading for a prolonged economic downturn. “I think we have to be defensive,” said certified financial planner Ivory Johnson, founder of Delancey Wealth Management in Washington, DC …

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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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