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North Carolina mask ban
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North Carolina proposes mask ban

Republican Party lawmakers proposed legislation banning masks as a safety measure to ensure perpetrators of criminal activity can be identified.

The U.S. has threatened to suspend weapons shipments to Israel if it launches a full-scale invasion of Rafah.
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U.S. threatens weapons shipments will stop if Israel launches major invasion of Rafah

The U.S. has threatened to suspend weapons shipments to Israel if it launches a full-scale invasion of Rafah.

TikTok suing US Government
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Why is TikTok suing the US Government?

TikTok and ByteDance launched legal action, deciding it’s suing the US Government. Roughly half the country’s population uses TikTok.

Al Jazeera's news website and broadcasts have been blocked in Israel.
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Al Jazeera ordered to shut down its operations in Israel

Israel has ordered international news service Al Jazeera to shut down its operations in the country.

Methodist same-sex marriage
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United Methodist Church lifts same-sex marriage ban

The United Methodist Church voted 692-51 to overturn the ban on same-sex marriage and LGBTQ+ clergy in its churches.

More than 1,000 students have been arrested for protests at college. campuses across the U.S.
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Here’s what’s happening on U.S. college campuses

Student protests over the Israel-Hamas war have intensified across U.S. college campuses in the past few weeks. Here’s what you need to know.

Global anti-doping police accused of keeping failed results of 23 Chinese athletes secret.
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World anti-doping agency under fire for Tokyo Olympics “cover-up”

23 Chinese swimmers failed drug tests before the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, which U.S. anti-doping authorities say was kept secret.

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.

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.

AUKUS is considering working with Japan as part of the military partnership.
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Is Japan joining AUKUS? Maybe not, but it could get involved

AUKUS defence ministers have released a statement noting Japan could become involved in the military partnership. Here’s what that means.

Florida banned social media
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Florida banned under 14s from social media

Anyone in Florida under 14 is banned from having a social media account, and 15-16-year-olds must receive permission from a parent/carer.

biden student debt public service
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Biden cancels student debt for public service workers

U.S. President Joe Biden has cancelled the student debts of nearly 78,000 public service workers, including teachers and frontline (nurses, paramedics) workers.

world happiness report
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World Happiness Report shows U.S. drop, Finland riding high

Former Nickelodeon producer Dan Schneider has issued a public apology for what he called “embarrassing” on-set behaviour.

Drone strike in north-east Jordan killed three American troops.
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The U.S vows to respond to deadly drone strike in Jordan

U.S. officials have blamed Iran-backed militants for a drone strike on its military base in Jordan that killed three American troops.

U.S. pregnancies from rape
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Researchers estimate 64,000 pregnancies from rape in U.S. states with total abortion bans

A new study estimates there have been over 64,000 pregnancies resulting from rape across 14 U.S. states since Roe v Wade was overturned.

Iran explosions
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Around 100 killed in two explosions in Iran

Two explosions set off near burial site in Iran have left at least 95 people dead, which the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for.

California oil lawsuit
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California opens lawsuit against oil companies

California has commenced a lawsuit against some of the world’s biggest oil companies, alleging they hindered climate action in the state.

Jacksonville shooting at Dollar General Store
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Authorities in Florida have declared the Jacksonville shooting “racially motivated”

U.S. authorities are investigating an act of “racially-motivated violent extremism” after three people were shot dead in Jacksonville, Florida, over the weekend.

adidas black lives matter trademark
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Adidas wants to stop Black Lives Matter from trademarking its three stripes logo

Adidas has filed a trademark complaint against Black Lives Matter about a logo they say resembles their three-striped design.

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