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Florida has passed a law requiring teachers to give classes on the "evils of communism" in public schools.
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Florida kindergarten students will learn the “evils of communism”

The U.S. state of Florida has passed a law requiring teachers to hold classes on the “evils of communism” in public schools.

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Australia’s second-ever pill testing centre opens

A pill testing centre in Brisbane opened on Friday, becoming the second fixed drug checking site in Australia.

Why we're only bringing you good news today
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Why we’re only bringing you good news today

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NBA player cops lifetime ban over gambling on his own team

Jontay Porter first came under suspicion of gambling activity following a game against the Sacramento Kings last month.

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Queensland commits to 75% emissions reduction by 2035

Qld Premier Steven Miles said the laws would put the state “on par“ with the most ambitious targets in the country.

Your good news fix to end the week

It’s been a week of really heavy news so for today’s episode of the podcast, we thought we’d bring you a round up of some of the uplifting stories from the week.

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Russia bans 235 Australian politicians from entry

Russia’s Foreign Ministry has indefinitely banned 235 Victorian and South Australian politicians from entering the country.

A Brisbane man's been arrested for his alleged efforts to smuggle cocaine bricks into Australia.
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Police arrest Brisbane man over cocaine bricks found on NSW shores

Police allege he was behind a failed plot to smuggle about 900kg of cocaine into Australia through cargo ships. This had resulted in bricks of cocaine washing up on NSW beaches.

How does Australian law define a terrorist act?
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How does Australian law define a terrorist attack?

Sydney’s two stabbings this week have raised a central question: how does Australian law define a terrorist attack?

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Trump’s historic criminal trial begins

The first U.S. president to face a criminal trial

This week, Donald Trump has become the first U.

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Woman dies from suspected poisoning at health retreat in Victoria

A woman has died and two people have been hospitalised after a suspected poisoning at a health retreat in Clunes, Victoria.

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A global coral bleaching event has been declared by scientists

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said global coral bleaching can put local economies and food security at risk.

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Good news: Endangered Bornean orangutan gives birth

An endangered Bornean orangutan gave birth to a healthy girl at a Florida zoo. The species has a low birth rate.

Why police have labelled the Sydney church stabbing as a terrorist act
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Sydney’s stabbings: what we know

U.S. Supreme Court rules Idaho can enforce its ban on gender-affirming care for under-18s.
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Idaho can now enforce ban on gender-affirming care for youth

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled Idaho can enforce its ban on gender-affirming care, such as medication and surgery, for anyone under 18.

WA’s Minister for Women’s Interests Sue Ellery said free period products in Western Australia (WA) would help to “ensure that having your period is not a barrier for school participation”.
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Western Australia to offer free period products in primary schools

Free period products in WA primary schools will begin from July, under a new announcement from the state government.

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eSafety Commissioner orders social media sites take down church stabbing footage

Julie Inman Grant, the eSafety Commissioner, said both companies could face fines if they fail to comply.

Why the church stabbing was labelled a terrorist act

Just two days after the traumatic events of Saturday’s mass stabbing in Bondi Junction, another major event unfolded in Sydney on Monday night, when a Bishop was stabbed in a church in the city’s west.

What does Bruce Lehrmann's failed defamation case mean?

What Bruce Lehrmann’s failed defamation case means

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What to know about the Wakeley church stabbing

Per NSW Police, the injured people suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were treated by paramedics.

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AFL player Nathan Murphy retires over concussions

Following expert advice from the AFL’s medical concussion panel, Murphy has announced he’ll retire from professional football.

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Bruce Lehrmann could face millions in legal fees. Why?

In a ruling on Monday, Justice Michael Lee found it was ‘more likely than not’ that Lehrmann raped former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins.

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Alice Springs curfew ends as school returns

The Alice Springs curfew imposed on young people has been lifted, three weeks after first coming into effect.

Donald Trump has become the first U.S. President to front a criminal trial.
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Donald Trump is now the first U.S. President to face a criminal trial

Donald Trump’s first of four criminal trials has begun in New York, making him the first U.S. President to front a criminal case.

Bruce Lehrmann has lost his defamation case. What does that mean?

Yesterday, Justice Michael Lee handed down his judgement in the defamation case Bruce Lehrmann brought against journalist Lisa Wilkinson and Network Ten, finding that it was more likely than not Lehrmann raped fellow Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins in 2019 and therefore wasn’t defamed.

Iran launched a wave of airstrikes on Israel, although it caused little damage.
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Israel says it “thwarted” Iran’s wave of airstrikes

The Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) said about 99% of the air missiles and drones were intercepted.

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Bruce Lehrmann ‘more likely than not’ raped Brittany Higgins, Fed Court judge finds

A Federal Court judge has found it’s ‘more likely than not’ that Bruce Lehrmann raped Brittany Higgins, meaning he wasn’t defamed by journalist Lisa Wilkinson and Network Ten.

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Six people killed in apparent mass stabbing at Bondi Junction — what to know

According to NSW Police, at 3:30pm on Saturday, emergency services were called to the shopping centre following multiple reports of stab wounds.

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