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Republicans Quiet as Arizona Democrats Condemn Abortion Ruling

Arizona Democrats vowed Saturday to fight for women's rights after a court reinstated a law first enacted during the Civil War that bans abortion in nearly all circumstances, looking to capitalize on an issue they hope will have a major impact on the midterm elections. Republican candidates were silent a day after the ruling, which said the state can prosecute doctors and others who assist with an abortion unless it's necessary to save the mother's life. Kari Lake, the Republican candidate for governor, and Blake Masters, the Senate candidate, did not comment. Katie Hobbs and Kris Mayes, the Democratic nominees for governor and attorney general, implored women not to si
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27/11/2022
Arizona Democrats vowed Saturday to fight for women's rights after a court reinstated a law first enacted during the Civil War that bans abortion in nearly all circumstances, looking to capitalize on an issue they hope will have a major impact on the midterm elections. Republican candidates were silent a day after the ruling, which said [Read more]
27/11/2022
The Biden family's tradition of eating lunch, shopping and watching a Christmas tree lighting in downtown Nantucket Friday became mostly about keeping the president's 2-year-old grandson from having a meltdown. There was President Joe Biden's daughter, Ashley, dancing and clapping with nephew Beau to “Jingle Bell Rock' to keep him ent [Read more]
27/11/2022
U.S. shoppers spent a record $9.12 billion online on Black Friday, a report showed Saturday, as consumers weathered the squeeze from high inflation and grabbed steep discounts on everything from smartphones to toys. Online spending rose 2.3% on Black Friday, Adobe Inc's data and insights arm Adobe Analytics said, thanks to consumers hol [Read more]
27/11/2022
Oscar, Golden Globe and two-time Grammy winning singer-actress Irene Cara, who starred and sang the title cut from the 1980 hit movie “Fame' and then belted out the era-defining hit “Flashdance ... What a Feeling' from 1983's “Flashdance,' has died. She was 63. Her publicist, Judith A. Moose, announced the news on social media, wr [Read more]
27/11/2022
Older and more heavily polluting vehicles will have to pay to enter the entire metropolitan area of London starting next August, the British capital's mayor said Friday. Sadiq Khan said the ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ) would be expanded beyond its current confines starting August 29 to encompass the entire 9 million people of greater [Read more]
27/11/2022
NASA's Orion capsule entered an orbit stretching tens of thousands of miles around the moon Friday, as it neared the halfway mark of its test flight. The capsule and its three test dummies entered lunar orbit more than a week after launching on the $4 billion demo that's meant to pave the way for astronauts. It will remain in this broad [Read more]
27/11/2022
China reported 35,183 new COVID-19 infections on Friday, of which 3,474 were symptomatic and 31,709 were asymptomatic, the National Health Commission said on Saturday, setting a new high for the third consecutive day. That compared with 32,943 new cases a day earlier -- 3,103 symptomatic and 29,840 asymptomatic infections, which China c [Read more]
27/11/2022
Protesters, angry about long COVID-19 lockdowns, have taken to the streets in Urumqi, the capital of China's far western Xinjiang region. The protests followed a high-rise apartment building fire in Urumqi on Thursday that killed 10 people and concerns that the lockdown measures may have prevented firefighters from entering the building [Read more]
27/11/2022
Republicans won control of the U.S. House on Wednesday, returning the party to power in Washington and giving conservatives leverage to blunt President Joe Biden's agenda and spur a flurry of investigations. But a threadbare majority will pose immediate challenges for Republican leaders and complicate the party's ability to govern. More [Read more]
27/11/2022
Congressional Republicans mostly condemned President Joe Biden for saying that there “need not be a new Cold War' between the U.S. and China, following a three-hour summit meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Indonesia. A few Republicans, however, joined members of Biden's Democratic Party in cautiously welcoming signs that th [Read more]
27/11/2022
In December 2019, then-U.S. President Donald Trump was asked whether he thought it was worth it to have “all those' U.S. troops stationed in South Korea. “It could be debated. I could go either way,' Trump answered. The comments came at the height of tense negotiations over Trump's demand that Seoul pay much more to host approxima [Read more]
27/11/2022
Driven by concerns about climate change, public education and, to a lesser extent, access to abortion, 21-year-old Ava Alferez made sure to vote in the 2022 midterm elections. “I don't think it's right to complain about something if you don't get out there and vote,' says the Virginia college student, who describes herself as a libera [Read more]
27/11/2022
Elon Musk has restored former U.S. President Donald Trump's Twitter account. Musk, Twitter's controversial new owner, reinstated Trump's account after 51% of those responding to a Twitter poll voted in favor of his return.  More than 15 million Twitter users voted. Twitter banned Trump's account after a pro-Trump mob attacked the U.S [Read more]
27/11/2022
Twitter took longer to review hateful content and removed less of it in 2022 compared with the previous year, according to European Union data released Thursday. The EU figures were published as part of an annual evaluation of online platforms' compliance with the 27-nation bloc's code of conduct on disinformation. Twitter wasn't alon [Read more]
27/11/2022
Elon Musk said Friday that Twitter plans to relaunch its premium service that will offer different colored check marks to accounts next week, in a fresh move to revamp the service after a previous attempt backfired. It's the latest change to the social media platform that the billionaire Tesla CEO bought last month for $44 billion, comi [Read more]
27/11/2022
The Biden administration has banned approvals of new telecommunications equipment from China's Huawei Technologies HWT.UL and ZTE 000063.SZ because they pose "an unacceptable risk" to U.S. national security. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said Friday it had adopted the final rules, which also bar the sale or import of [Read more]
27/11/2022
Ghana's finance minister says the country is at high risk of debt distress as the currency, the cedi, has depreciated against the U.S. dollar, increasing its foreign debt by $6 billion this year alone.  Ghana on Thursday announced more spending cuts, including a freeze on government hiring and a hike in the Value Added Tax.  It's also l [Read more]
27/11/2022
Elon Musk said Friday that Twitter plans to relaunch its premium service that will offer different colored check marks to accounts next week, in a fresh move to revamp the service after a previous attempt backfired. It's the latest change to the social media platform that the billionaire Tesla CEO bought last month for $44 billion, comi [Read more]
27/11/2022
The outlook for the global economy headed into 2023 has soured, according to a number of recent analyses, as the ongoing war in Ukraine continues to strain trade, particularly in Europe, and as markets await a fuller reopening of the Chinese economy following months of disruptive COVID-19 lockdowns. In the United States, signs of a tigh [Read more]
27/11/2022
U.S. shoppers spent a record $9.12 billion online on Black Friday, a report showed Saturday, as consumers weathered the squeeze from high inflation and grabbed steep discounts on everything from smartphones to toys. Online spending rose 2.3% on Black Friday, Adobe Inc's data and insights arm Adobe Analytics said, thanks to consumers hol [Read more]