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Former Sask. private school students allege being ‘coerced’ into working on political campaigns | CBC News

Former students of a Saskatoon private Christian academy say school and church officials pressured them into working on political campaigns to increase their power and advance their conservative social agenda. The politicians allegedly include a former member of Parliament, Saskatoon’s longest-serving mayor, and a sitting Saskatoon city councillor. Despite the school and adjacent church being […]

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Finance

Brussels set for clash over online political advertising

A senior Brussels official has rejected European lawmakers’ calls for a total ban on personally targeted online political advertising, saying it could undermine the ability of parties to use internet campaigning. Věra Jourová, the European Commission’s vice-president for values and transparency, said legislators should permit some microtargeting, as the technique is known, under new laws […]

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Finance

FirstFT: US Senate passes Biden’s flagship economic package in major political victory

This article is an on-site version of our FirstFT newsletter. Sign up to our Asia, Europe/Africa or Americas edition to get it sent straight to your inbox every weekday morning The US Senate has passed president Joe Biden’s flagship economic package after a marathon overnight voting session that handed the president a major political victory […]

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UK

Nadine Dorries told to ‘shut up’ as she moans over political ‘witch hunt’

The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has been one of Boris Johnson’s closest allies after the Prime Minister was beset on all sides following a series of scandals. She has since backed Johnson-ally Liz Truss for PM in the Tory leadership race. Ms Dorries took to Twitter to denounce what she […]

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Travel

Abortion-rights victory shakes Kansas political landscape from roots to branches

The failure of the anti-abortion amendment in Kansas on Tuesday was more than a single election result. It was an earthquake. That quake rumbled across the U.S. political landscape, surprising onlookers who had expected a tight contest or outright victory for anti-choice forces. All of a sudden, the rough political consensus that had formed since […]

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Science

‘War an issue’ Chinese political expert warns of long-term impact of Pelosi Taiwan visit

Chinese diplomat slams Nancy Pelosi over Taiwan visit The news comes following Ms Pelosi’s controversial trip to the disputed island which China claims belongs to the nation under the “One China” policy. Already, the diplomatic fallout of the visit has begun with China restricting commerce with Taiwan, as well as seeing Beijing perform live-fire exercises […]

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Showbiz

Hi-De-Hi icon Su Pollard blasts BBC for making comedies too ‘political’

But she added: “However, the chances of opening my own restaurant are very slim; I couldn’t even find my spoon half the time.” She confessed that one dish “blew the judges’ heads off.” Speaking to Radio Times last year, she continued: “We had to cook something for a guest chef using lots of spices. “But […]

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Health

From Congress to the red carpet! These celebrities are related to political figures

The iconic Hollywood actress Marilyn Monroe was romantically linked to the former US President John F. Kennedy, but she was connected to two other Presidents family-wise. According to CBS, Monroe is a ninth cousin, once removed, from George H. W. Bush, as well as ninth cousin, twice removed, from his son George W. Bush. Source […]

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Science

Toxic political environment touches everyone, everything

Polarization might be argued is the driving force in American politics these days. It touches everyone and everything. It influences budgets, policy, culture, everyday life. And, we might add, does absolutely no good to any of it. If traditional politics was the art of compromise to get things done, modern politics is much the opposite. […]

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Showbiz

‘People are scared to laugh!’ Bobby Davro rips into political correctness staining comedy

Quizzing the comedian, Andre asked: “You are famous for the silliness, those little one-liners, has that disappeared?” “If I said I’ve got an Eastern European cleaner and it takes her five hours to hoover my house, she’s a Slovak, that is wordplay. “Someone could come along and say, ‘That’s being racist to Eastern European people,’ […]