Tenensions over race, religion in France’s presidential race

[ad_1] PARIS – From attacks on “wokeism” to crackdowns on mosques, France’s presidential campaign has been especially challenging for voters of immigrant heritage and religious minorities, as discourse painting them as “the other” has gained ground across a swath of French society. French voters head to polls on Sunday in a runoff vote between centrist …

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Frantic 911 call from Dwayne Haskins’ wife reveals he was looking for gas before fatal crash

[ad_1] Recently released 911 records indicate that NFL quarterback Dwayne Haskins told his wife that he was attempting to get gas for his car before he was fatally struck on a highway in south Florida by a dump truck last week. On 9 April, the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback was attempting to cross I-595’s westbound lanes …

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Fla. Dems stage apparent sit-in, halting map vote

[ad_1] TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Debate on Florida Congressional district map changes has been halted by Democratic House members after what appears to be a sit-in. Per state political reporter Forrest Saunders, singing of “We Shall Overcome” can be heard from within the house chambers. Democratic House members have halted today’s debate on new congressional map. …

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JD Vance paid $55K by colleges he bashes as Senate candidate

[ad_1] COLUMBUS, Ohio Before Republican JD Vance began targeting universities as the enemy of the conservative movement, the Donald Trump-endorsed US Senate in Ohio leveraged a network of higher education institutions across the country to promote his book — and he made money doing it. In the two years after the 2016 release of “Hillbilly …

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UK lawmakers OK probe into PM Boris Johnson’s alleged lies

[ad_1] LONDON – British lawmakers on Thursday ordered a parliamentary investigation into Prime Minister Boris Johnson for allegedly lying about whether he broke coronavirus restrictions by attending illegal gatherings during the pandemic. The move, approved by cries of “aye” and without a formal vote in the House of Commons, means Parliament’s Committee of Privileges will …

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Dentist charged in murder of FSU professor Dan Markel

[ad_1] – Broward Sheriff’s Charlie Adelson, the South Florida dentist who has long been suspected of orchestrating the murder of Florida State University law professor Daniel Markel, has been jailed on a murder charge, records show. Adelson, 44, was booked early Thursday into the Broward County Jail to await extradition to Tallahassee. A grand-jury indictment …

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Court upholds Puerto Ricans’ exclusion from benefits program

[ad_1] WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court has upheld the differential treatment of residents of Puerto Rico, ruling that Congress was within its power to exclude them from a benefits program that’s available in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The court held by an 8-1 vote Thursday that making Puerto Ricans inligible for …

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Weather forecast: Marine warnings for Keys, Miami, Broward

[ad_1] The National Weather Service in Miami’s updated forecast contains a warning that has led to at least one cancellation for this weekend. A rip current alert that had been forecast through Friday now extends through Sunday evening, according to meteorologist Robert Frye in Miami’s weather service office. The alert covers beaches from Miami-Dade through …

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US to provide $500 million more in financial aid to Ukraine

[ad_1] WASHINGTON – The United States will provide an additional $500 million in financial assistance to Ukraine to help it sustain salaries, pensions and other government programmes, a Treasury official said, while the beleaguered country fends off Russia’s invasion. The official was not authorized to speak publicly ahead of the announcement on Thursday, when Treasury …

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Biden to announce $800M in military assistance for Ukraine

[ad_1] WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden is set to announce plans to send an additional $800 million in military aid to help Ukraine fight back against the Russian invasion, according to a White House official. The official, who was not authorized to comment publicly and spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Biden would use …

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