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Biden says federal government will protect women seeking abortions across state lines

Abortion rights demonstrators march to the houses of US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Chief Justice John Roberts in Chevy Chase, Maryland, on June 29, 2022. Stefani Reynolds | AFP | Getty Images WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Friday that the federal government will protect women seeking the abortion pill in states where […]

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Modi’s BJP teams up with rebels to reclaim power in India’s richest state

Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata party has regained control of India’s richest state Maharashtra by forming a partnership with rebel lawmakers who brought down the state government. Maharashtra, the second most populous state in India and home to the country’s financial capital Mumbai, is a huge political prize for the BJP as it consolidates power ahead […]

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Britons urged to ‘take fresh look at state pension’ as National Insurance changes loom

From July 6, the threshold at which a person pays NI will go up from £9,880 to £12,570, making it the same as the income tax threshold. But there are long term implications as well for the changes to National Insurance, in particular how Britons’ state pension will be affected. Alice Haine, personal finance analyst […]

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Princess Diana’s ‘revenge dress’ moment showed her ‘complete change of emotional state’

PRINCESS DIANA’s ‘revenge dress’ has gone down in history as one of the most famous royal fashion moments ever. And according to a body language expert, the moment signalled a “complete change of emotional state” for Diana following the breakdown of her marriage to Prince Charles. Source link

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Call to strip Islamic State ‘Beatle’ being sent back to Britain of citizenship

Begum was born in east London, the daughter of Bangladeshi-origin parents. While she languished in a refugee camp in Syria, Sajid Javid, the Home Secretary at the time, revoked Begum’s British citizenship, arguing she is eligible for Bangladeshi nationality.  The case caused an uproar and an inevitable legal battle that ended up in the Supreme […]

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National Insurance threshold warning as the rise could impact your state pension

Starting from July 6, the threshold will increase by £2,690. Mr Sunak confirmed that the primary threshold for the main rate of National Insurance will jump from £9,880 to £12,570. According to the Government, this tax change will benefit around 30 million people, resulting in an overall tax saving of around £330 a year. This change […]

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Supreme Court to weigh whether state legislatures instead of state courts get final say in election rules

A crosswalk signal is seen outside the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, June 27, 2022. Elizabeth Frantz | Reuters The Supreme Court on Thursday said it will consider a case that could give state legislatures free rein in setting rules for federal elections, without state judicial oversight. If the Supreme Court rules for North […]

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Most of Carson reopens — with some exceptions

Due to significant rainfall and more predicted for coming days, Carson National Forest managers rescinded local fire restrictions and reopened most of the forest at 8 a.m. Friday (June 24) — with some exceptions near Taos. “We’re relieved by the early onset of monsoonal flows, not just for decreasing fire danger and activity but also […]

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We must stop sleepwalking towards a surveillance state

The writer is founder of Sifted, an FT-backed media company covering European start-ups To what extent do you own your own face? Or fingerprints? Or DNA? How far would you trust others to use such sensitive biometric data? To ask these questions is to highlight the uncertainty and complexity surrounding their use. The short, if […]

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RAF mystery SOLVED after 80 years: Lost bomber found in ‘excellent state of preservation’

The aircraft, a Martin 187 Baltimore light attack bomber, was lost 80 years ago as it plummeted into the Mediterranean Sea. Investigators looking for the aircraft have now finally located the remains after six years, relying on British, Italian and Commonwealth records to piece the mystery together. The bomber had been flying on a surveillance mission at […]