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A defiant U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene easily defeated five fellow Republicans on Tuesday in a primary race that showed her conservative Georgia constituents standing steadfastly beside her after a turbulent freshman term. On the same day, the far-right lawmaker brushed aside the need for curtailing weapons access in the wake of the Texas school…

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A culture problemI visited an elementary (primary) school in America some time back. After walking through a metal detector I entered the building through bullet-proof glass doors. The second floor of the school was beautiful, full of light, but the ground-floor classrooms had no windows to make sure children were safe from drive-by shootings.After meeting…

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EDMONTON, Alberta — Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has suffered through plenty of heartache in Edmonton. The top pick at the 2011 draft missed the playoffs in seven of his first eight NHL seasons as the Oilers repeatedly fumbled and bumbled their way through what must have felt like a never-ending rebuild. After a stunning turn of events…

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I thought you’d never ask! In no particular order other than how much I am frightened of how they’ll treat me if I don’t name them at the top of my ticket, here is my list. 1. Liz Ellis. The former Australian netball captain and well-known media commentator is a must. Her profile is precisely…

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It has taken four games, the last two at the Garden punctuated by exclamation points, for the Rangers to shatter the myth of Carolina superiority. Now the Blueshirts have to win a game in the Hurricanes’ fortress in Raleigh. It would be foolish to bet against them. “I think the never-die mentality has been in…

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The University of California system announced Tuesday it will pay nearly $375 million to more than 300 women who said they were sexually abused by a UCLA gynecologist, bringing a record amount in total payouts by a public university in a wave of sexual misconduct scandals by campus doctors. The settlement followed previous deals with…

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — Police seized an arsenal of guns and ammunition from a Northern California man charged with cyberstalking his former co-workers after being fired from his job, it was announced Tuesday. Bryan Velasquez, 43, of Morgan Hill was charged last week with felony stalking and was released on $50,000 bail. He could face further…

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Another Netflix comedy special is under fire for anti-trans jokes months after the company faced backlash for similar comments during Dave Chappelle’s special in 2021. British comedian Ricky Gervais, who released his special “SuperNature” with the streaming giant on Tuesday, is facing criticism for transphobic remarks he made in the special. One of the remarks,…

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SAN FRANCISCO — Jacob deGrom’s rehab has moved north to Queens. The Mets ace has shifted his workouts to Citi Field after spending the last several weeks in Florida, according to pitching coach Jeremy Hefner, as organizational officials look to monitor deGrom more closely in his rehab from a stress reaction on his right scapula.…

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Matthew McConaughey penned a heartbreaking note about his hometown of Uvalde, TX, where an 18-year-old gunman ruthlessly killed 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school on Tuesday. After learning of the horror on his home soil, McConaughey issued a call to action to combat gun violence. “As you all are aware there was…

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The Waratahs named a settled team on Wednesday, with Jed Holloway, Charlie Gamble, Angus Bell and Archer Holz returning to the starting side, and Ned Hanigan winning promotion to starting lock. The Blues name their team at lunchtime on Thursday and are expected to rest players, given they can’t lose top spot on the ladder.…

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Fort Bragg would become Fort Liberty. Fort Gordon would be Fort Eisenhower. And, for the first time, Army bases would be named after Black soldiers and women. An independent commission on Tuesday recommended new names for nine Army posts that now commemorate Confederate officers. The recommendations are the latest step in a broader effort by…

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“After a lost decade we’ve got a lot of work to do to regain Australia’s position as the partner of choice in the Pacific, in a region that’s less secure and more contested, but that work starts now.” Wang will arrive in Solomon Islands on Thursday, marking the first time a senior Australian minister has…

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Shell’s annual shareholder meeting was temporarily suspended on Tuesday after dozens of climate protesters caused disruption, chanting slogans and holding banners. “Can I assume that you do not want me to speak?” Shell chair Andrew Mackenzie asked over chants such as “we will stop you” – sung to the tune of Queen’s “We Will Rock…

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The father of a Parkland, Florida, school shooting victim suggested Tuesday that parents bear the responsibility of the safety of their children’s school. Pollack, during an interview with host Laura Ingraham, said parents should check the safety measures in place at their children’s schools. “It’s the parents, it’s your responsibility where you send your children…

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The Rangers opened up the scoring in their eventual 4-1 win over the Hurricanes on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden, which evened this second-round series at two-all heading back to Raleigh, N.C., with a sequence that may as well have been sponsored by president and general manager Chris Drury. While on the power play,…

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Kennett last month told News Corp he has exchanged text messages with Rioli, whose wife Shannyn was upset by comments he made about her designer ripped jeans after a game in 2018. She told The Age she felt “belittled” and “humiliated” by the remarks. Loading Mitchell is hopeful he and his teammate from the 2008,…

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center on Tuesday forecast 14 to 21 named storms, six to 10 hurricanes and three to six major hurricanes — of Category 3 strength or greater. The 2020 and 2021 seasons both exhausted the hurricane name list and broke records. No one can say for sure if…

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Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show” audience cheered as he took the stage Monday afternoon. But instead of his normal comedy bits, he delivered the news about the mass shooting in Texas that left at least 19 children and two adults dead. Colbert needed to take a few moments to gather himself, going silent for 6 seconds,…

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LONDON — Roman Abramovich’s 19 years as Chelsea owner is closer to ending after the British government approved the sale of the Premier League club by the sanctioned Russian oligarch to a consortium fronted by Los Angeles Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly. The government had to be sure that Abramovich, who was sanctioned over his links…

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