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Britain can play a role in bringing peace to Gaza, but first leaders have to get serious | Gaby Hinsliff

On Wednesday in Rafah, the Gaza border town now transformed in effect into a vast sprawling refugee camp, airstrikes reportedly killed more than a dozen members of one family. Among the dead, according to Reuters, was a one-year-old girl. On the same day, the UK airdropped food and medicines into Gaza for the first time, […]

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Man arrested for making ‘violent threat’ to Arizona election official in 2022

A man was arrested in San Diego Thursday for allegedly leaving a voicemail on the personal cell phone of an Arizona election official in 2022. William Hyde left a violent threat on the voicemail of the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office employee’s phone “on or about November 29, 2022,” the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced. Hyde,

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Trump Trashes ‘Loser’ Jimmy Kimmel, Hopes for Host’s Retirement

Donald Trump, often the butt of late night host Jimmy Kimmel’s jokes, weighed in Thursday on Kimmel’s potential retirement by calling him a “loser” and saying ABC would be better off with him gone. Having hosted Jimmy Kimmel Live! since 2003, Kimmel told the Los Angeles Times in a story published Tuesday that his time

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Nikki Haley, President Biden react to Alabama court decision that could curb IVF : NPR

Left: President Joe Biden delivers remarks to the National Association of Counties Legislative Conference on Feb. 12 in Washington. Right: Nikki Haley, former governor of South Carolina and 2024 Republican presidential candidate, during a bus tour campaign event in South Carolina on Feb. 21. Evan Vucci/AP; Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption toggle

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Kamala Harris Pushes Abortion Rights in Michigan, With Gaza Anger as Backdrop

Vice President Kamala Harris has emerged as a leading Democratic defender of abortion rights, a potent campaign issue for her party, and on Thursday she brought her message to Michigan before the state’s presidential primary next week — her third trip so far this year to a battleground state to talk about abortion. During a

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Mississippi bill would allow incarcerated people sue prisons transgender inmates

A bill before Mississippi lawmakers might allow incarcerated people to sue jails and prisons if they encounter inmates from the opposite sex, such as those who are transgender, in restrooms or changing areas. State lawmakers advanced the proposal out of a House committee Thursday. It would require inmate restrooms, changing rooms and sleeping quarters in

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Court battle reveals effort to undermine No Labels presidential bid

WILMINGTON. — Political operatives opposed to No Labels’ potential 2024 presidential ticket took over the NoLabels.com domain last year and purchased Google search ads aimed at spreading the misleading claim that the group supported former president Donald Trump and other right-wing causes, according to testimony in a federal civil trial here. Arizona political operative Charles

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Google pauses Gemini’s image tool for people after anti-‘woke’ backlash | Technology

Tech giant says model is ‘missing the mark’ after controversy over failure to depict white people. Google has temporarily stopped its Gemini AI model from generating images of people following a backlash over its failure to depict white people. The search engine giant made the announcement on Thursday after Gemini users shared images created by

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