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Texas Education Board votes to cut Hillary Clinton’s name from student curriculum

Students in Texas will not be obliged to learn about Hillary Clinton in their history class, but will discuss the impact of Moses on the nation’s founding documents, according to the State Board of Education’s vote. The move, which is so far preliminary, is an effort to streamline the curriculum, according to The Dallas Morning News. Teachers told the outlet ...

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‘This bigoted fool should get ZERO votes’: Ted Cruz backs Democrat over Nazi GOP in Illinois

Ted Cruz may have urged voters to choose a Democratic candidate instead of a self-confessed Nazi running for a congressional seat in Illinois, but the internet is giving him very little credit for speaking out. Cruz took to Twitter to condemn Arthur Jones, the Holocaust-denying Republican candidate for the third district of Illinois, ahead of the November midterm elections. Jones ...

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First in the West: Canada votes to legalize recreational cannabis, lifting 95yo ban

Both chambers of the Canadian parliament have voted to approve the bill, paving the way for recreational use of marijuana and its cultivation, including home growth. To become law, it needs a largely formal royal approval. The Canadian non-elected Senate passed the bill, commonly known as the Cannabis Act, on Tuesday, with 52 votes in favor and 29 against. The ...

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‘Quiet revolution’: Ireland votes to legalize abortion

In a historic landslide victory, Ireland has voted to effectively legalize abortion, removing a clause in the constitution that had been described by the UN as a violation of women’s human rights. The Irish electorate voted 1,429,981 to 723,632 in favor of repealing the Eighth Amendment of the country’s constitution. Saturday’s result removes the equal right to life of the ...

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‘She’s not the world’s schoolmarm’: Top Palestinian official slams Haley’s ‘name-taking’ at UN votes

A top-tier Palestinian official has lambasted ambassador Nikki Haley’s threat to “take names” of countries who do not support US proposals at the UN, saying no-one appointed the bellicose envoy “the schoolmarm of the world.” Hanan Ashrawi, a senior official at the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and former Middle East advisor at various UN agencies, fired back at the US ...

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‘Worst person possible’: Gina Haspel closer to top CIA job as Senate committee votes for nomination

Gina Haspel is “the worst person” to lead the Central Intelligence Agency due to her first-hand torture experience, former CIA analyst Ray McGovern told RT. If approved by the Senate, she’ll likely continue the practice, he says. “She is the worst possible person to head the CIA … She was told to do torture, pure and simple,” McGovern, who has ...

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Senate votes to restore net neutrality after repeal

The US Senate voted to keep the 2015 “net neutrality” rules enacted by the FCC under the Obama administration and repealed last year. The measure now faces a House vote and likely veto by President Donald Trump. Three Republicans crossed the aisle to vote with Democrats on the measure 52-47, Senators Susan Collins (Maine), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and John Kennedy ...

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Senate Intelligence Committee votes to advance Gina Haspel’s nomination as CIA director

Gina Haspel is a step closer to becoming the next CIA director after the US Senate Intelligence Committee voted to advance her nomination. It follows weeks of controversy surrounding her involvement with a post-9/11 torture and detention program, launched under the administration of George W. Bush. In the closed session vote, Haspel won ‘yes’ votes from 10 of the committee’s ...

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Iraq’s first post-ISIS election: Nation votes as US closely watches pro-Iran candidates

Iraqi people are heading to polls in the first parliamentary election since the defeat of Islamic State in the country. The US is closely watching the election, as at least two key candidates have expressed support for Iran. Roughly 24.5 million voters in the war-scarred country will choose among candidates for 329 parliamentary seats this Saturday, with almost 7,000 people ...

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Senate committee votes to protect Mueller from Trump’s potential attempt to fire him

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted on Thursday in favor of legislation to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller from any attempt by President Donald Trump to fire him. Passing by 14 votes to seven, the legislation was backed by every Democrat on the panel, as well as four Republicans, although only one was needed to secure a majority and send the ...

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