Gavin Newsom defeats recall attempt in California

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The governor of California, ギャビン・ニューサム, has prevailed in a recall election that had him battling for his political life. In a referendum on his leadership during the coronavirus pandemic, voters resoundingly rejected the choice to replace him with a Trumpian Republican.

The Associated Press projected the results 45 minutes after polls closed on Tuesday night. Newsom’s most popular challenger was Larry Elder, a rightwing radio host who drew comparisons to the former president Donald Trump.

As a Democratic governor of a blue state, Newsom found himself in the peculiar position of having to defend his seat after the recall effort gained steam during the worst of the pandemic, fueled by frustrations over school and business closures.

Newsom initially dismissed the recall as a costly distraction – the election could cost the state $300m or more. だが 民主党 kicked into high gear in the late summer as polls indicated that apathetic and angry voters could unseat him.

ザ・ Biden administration has formally asked a federal judge to block enforcement of a new Texas law that in effect bans almost all abortions in the state under a novel legal design that opponents say is intended to hinder court challenge.

The US Department of Justice’s 45-page emergency motion seeks a temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction while its lawsuit challenging the new law, which bans abortions from as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, as unconstitutional proceeds through the courts.

その間, despite the widespread outrage over legislation that all but outlaws abortion in the state, Texas’s largest corporate employers, including American Airlines, ExxonMobil and Dell Technologies – all of which are headquartered in the state – have not made any public statements about the law.

Norm Macdonald, the Canadian standup and Saturday Night Live cast member known for his deadpan delivery, died of cancer Tuesday, 高齢者 61.

The comedian had been living with cancer in private for nearly a decade, according to his longtime friend and producing partner Lori Jo Hoekstra, who was with him when he died. “He was most proud of his comedy,” Hoekstra told Deadline. “He never wanted the diagnosis to affect the way the audience or any of his loved ones saw him.”

Macdonald was renowned for his laconic, dry style, particularly in impressions of such figures as the actor Burt Reynolds, which became a touchstone for a generation of comics.

After street demonstrations across several cities in Afghanistan, Afghan women have now taken to social media to protest against the Taliban’s hardline policies towards them.

In an online campaign, Afghan women around the world have shared photos of themselves wearing traditional colourful outfits, using the hashtag #DoNotTouchMyClothes.

The protest is a response to a sit-down demonstration orchestrated by the タリバン at Kabul University, 場所について 300 women appeared in all-black garments covering their faces, hands and feet – the sort of dress previously never seen across Afghanistan until the Islamist group controlled the country between 1996 そして 2001.

Older Americans are more likely to have experienced pandemic-related economic difficulties compared with their peers in other wealthy countries, according to a poll from the Commonwealth Fund. で survey of people aged 65 or older in 11 of the world’s wealthiest countries, 19% of US citizens reported using up all or most of their savings or losing sources of income during the Covid crisis – the highest proportion of any country. It is nearly seven times higher than in Germany, where 3% of older people reported economic difficulties.

Donald Trump is due to hold a rally in Iowa next month, fueling speculation that, despite his first term ending in defeat and disgrace, the 75-year-old intends to exact revenge by recapturing the White House from Joe Biden. No one knows if this is true – quite possibly not even Trump himself. But the tease over 2024 suits Trump just fine on multiple levels. It keeps him relevant as the dominant figure in the Republican party. It keeps cash flowing from donors still devoted to his cause. And it flatters an ego that has always craved celebrity and being at the centre of attention.

気候危機をめぐる偽の世代戦争は、国民の思考と政治戦略を歪めた, 実際、年配の世代が若い人たちと同じように問題を心配しているとき, 研究によると. 実際には, the study found older people were actually more likely than the young to feel that acting in environmentally conscious ways would make a difference, with twice as many baby boomers as members of generation Z having boycotted a company in the last 12 months for environmental reasons. The fake conflict between generations over the climate crisis is “dangerous and destructive”, the lead researcher, Prof Bobby Duffy, 前記.

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Finding dolls creepy has a long and storied past, from the actual phobia of dolls (pediophobia) to the generally accepted theory that dolls are often unsettling due to the “uncanny valley” effect. There are museums devoted to collecting grotesque little mannequins. There are movie franchises about bad dolls that will kill you and your family. And for the past couple of years one writer has been in a private Facebook group called Spooky Doll Hour – and somehow the dolls are the least weird thing about it.

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