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Colorado judge finds Christian baker broke state discrimination law by refusing to bake a birthday cake for a trans woman

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A Colorado baker, who was the subject of a 2018 Supreme Court case for refusing to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding, has violated state discrimination laws in another case, a Denver district court has found. A jud...

Students and teachers abducted by armed men in Nigeria’s Kebbi State, governor says

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Lagos, Nigeria Several students and three teachers were abducted Thursday by armed men from a federal college in Nigeria's north-western Kebbi State, State Governor Abubakar Bagudu told CNN. According to Governor Bag...

California Gov. Newsom declares state of emergency amid extreme heat

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Parts of California and a handful of regions in other western states have seen record daily highs this week, with temperatures soaring up to 118 degrees. The move – citing "extreme heat peril" - will ease restriction...

West Virginia Republican state lawmaker comes out as gay

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This young West Virginia lawmaker wants everyone to know: It's possible to be both a conservative Republican and gay. Joshua Higginbotham, a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, has been in office for fi...

China must be pressured financially to cooperate with COVID probe: Former State Dept. investigator

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BIDEN DENIES HE'S 'OLD FRIENDS' WITH CHINA'S XI, SAYS WORLD QUESTIONING BEIJING ON COVID-19 ORIGIN PROBE DAVID ASHER: Unless we adopt a much more coercive strategy of putting pressure economically through sanctions, ...

Trail limits set in this state park over heat-related rescues

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In a Facebook post announcing the restrictions, park officials advised hikers to take safety measures to prevent similar occurrences.  SOUTHWESTERN TEMPERATURES COULD PUSH TO 115+ DEGREES WHILE NORTHEAST COOLS DOWN ...

Taco Bell offering free tacos for COVID-19 vaccines — but only in this state

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On Friday, the fast-food chain announced that it would be joining California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Vax for the Win incentive program.  The company said it will give away a Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos taco to customers w...

Oregon House of Representatives expels lawmaker after video shows him appearing to tell protesters how to breach the state Capitol

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The Oregon state representative who faced backlash after a video surfaced of him appearing to tell protesters how to get access to the closed state Capitol has been expelled from the Oregon House of Representatives....

Louisiana mom accused of helping her 2 sons flee state after triple murder: reports

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Latoya Coleman, 36, of Baton Rouge, was arrested Wednesday and is charged as an accessory after the fact to first-degree murder. On Thursday, the Baton Rouge Police Department announced the arrests of her children — ...

New York state assembly passes bill that would create gender-neutral marker on state identification

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New York A New York bill that would allow people to use a gender-neutral "X" as a gender marker on driver's licenses and birth certificates passed the New York State Assembly on Thursday and now goes to the governor ...

Louisiana supervisors reviewing video from a state police unit to investigate whether there’s a history of abuse in its interactions with Black people, sources say

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A group of Louisiana State Police supervisors is currently reviewing all body camera and dashcam videos involving one police unit to investigate any patterns of misconduct, and it is particularly looking to see whet...

Former Minnesota state trooper pleads guilty to texting a detained woman’s nude photos to himself

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A former Minnesota state trooper has pleaded guilty to texting himself "nude or partially nude" photos of a woman after he detained her and used her phone. Albert Kuehne responded to the scene of a one-car accident...

Kamala Harris invites Texas Democrats who walked out of state House to kill voting bill to White House

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The meeting will occur on Wednesday, according to  a statement from spokesperson Symone Sanders.  The Democrats staged a dramatic walkout just before midnight on May 31, effectively killing the bill in regular sessio...

Juarez leads Oklahoma past Florida State for fifth title

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The Sooners had lacked a dominant pitcher heading into the series but Juarez answered the call, allowing one run on two hits in the decisive Game 3. Oklahoma won Game 2 6-2 behind Juarez, who went 5-0 at the World Se...

UN says 100,000 flee fighting in Myanmar border state after ‘indiscriminate attacks’ from security forces

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The United Nations said on Tuesday an estimated 100,000 people in Myanmar's Kayah state had been displaced by fighting that included "indiscriminate attacks by security forces" in civilian areas. Myanmar has been in ...

Washington state approves offering free marijuana joints to those getting the Covid vaccine

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Add free weed to the list of incentives being offered to people to encourage them to get vaccinated against Covid. Officials at the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) on Monday gave state licensed cann...

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