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University of Florida bars professors from being expert witnesses against the state in voting rights case

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The University of Florida told three professors hired to testify as expert witnesses in a voting rights case against the state of Florida that they cannot participate. The University of Florida told the professors "...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signs order clearing restaurants and bars to fully open

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) announced that he has signed an order moving Florida into Phase 3 of re-opening at a press conference today. DeSantis emphasized the impact the move will have on restaurants and ba...

Nigeria announces talks with Twitter after ban, as Ecowas court bars government crackdown on users

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Abuja, Nigeria Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has assembled a reconciliation team to lead negotiations with Twitter, more than two weeks after the American social media company's operation was indefinitely suspe...

January 6 defendant who said Capitol rioters deserved a pardon from Trump gets 60 days behind bars

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A Texas real estate agent who previously claimed she was "definitely not going to jail" for storming the US Capitol on January 6 was sentenced to 60 days behind bars on Thursday -- the harshest punishment so far for...

New York bars wedding of a Brooklyn rabbi’s grandson expected to draw 10,000 people

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A wedding at a Hasidic Jewish synagogue that was expected to draw up to 10,000 people has been barred by a New York state order, according to officials. A grandson of the grand rebbe (rabbi) of Congregation Yetev Le...

IOC allows athlete protests before Olympic events, bars political gestures on podiums and during competition

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The IOC said the guidelines were approved by the Executive Board of the IOC as part of the IOC Athletes’ Commission’s (IOC AC) recommendations. The IOC said the guidelines offer "further clarity" on the "wide range o...

The pandemic is hurting gay and lesbian bars. The consequences for the community could be devastating

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Alexi Minko's bar is so much more than just a place to get a drink. When he opened the Alibi Lounge in 2016, it quickly became a permanent fixture for LGBTQ life in Harlem. Not only is it the first LGBTQ bar in the...

Olympic champion Sunisa Lee adds bronze on uneven bars

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The 18-year-old Olympic gymnastics champion from Minnesota added a bronze in the uneven bars finals on Sunday. Lee earned a silver in the team competition on Tuesday before grabbing gold in the all-around on Thursday...

Pennsylvania to ban alcohol sales at bars and restaurants on Thanksgiving eve in effort to stop coronavirus spread

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In an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19, Pennsylvania state officials announced Monday that residents will not be able to purchase alcohol at bars or restaurants the night before Thanksgiving. Gov. Tom Wolf and ...

New Orleans will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test for bars, gyms, concerts

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Mayor LaToya Cantrell said that the new rules will go into effect on Monday and enforcement will start on Aug. 23.  "The situation is dire and we are simply out of time," the Mayor said at a press conference Thursday...

To open schools safely, mask up and close bars and malls

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Pediatrician Dr. Tanya Altmann is a spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics, an assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital and adjunct clinical assistant professor of pe...

China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism cracks down on karaoke bars, creates ‘blacklist’ of unapproved songs

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Chinese authorities have announced a "blacklist" for karaoke songs that will go into effect at the start of October, according to state-run media. "On the list are songs containing content that endangers national uni...

States impose curfews on bars and restaurants as Covid-19 cases soar

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(Kaiser Health News)As states and cities around the country enact curfews on bars and restaurants to limit the spread of Covid-19, many different calls are being made on "last call." In Massachusetts, eateries must ...

A Tennessee sheriff’s deputy allegedly assaulted police on January 6. Now he’s behind bars and off the force

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Washington A Tennessee man who was a deputy sheriff on January 6 and wore his sheriff's vest to the US Capitol is now behind bars after being charged in one of the most notorious police assaults from the insurrection...

Michael Thompson was behind bars for decades after a marijuana sale. Now he’s free

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Michael Thompson spent nearly 25 years behind bars for a sentence stemming from a marijuana sale. At 4 a.m. on Thursday, he finally walked out of prison to greet his family and the supporters who spent decades fierc...

Los Angeles bars protests at homes after anti-vaccine rally supporters show up at officials’ residences

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The City Council voted 12 to 2 to approve the measure, with council members Mike Bonin and Nithya Raman dissenting. A second reading — usually a formality — will be held Sept. 21 for the ordinance to go into effect. ...

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