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Texas mask mandate ban can stay as Covid court challenges proceed

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The Republican governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, will temporarily be allowed to enforce an order banning mask mandates, the state supreme court ruled on Sunday. However, the ultimate fate of mask mandates in Texas is f...

Australia’s Covid vaccine challenges have been ‘overcome’, Scott Morrison says

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The prime minister, Scott Morrison, has declared the government has “overcome” the challenges of the national vaccine program, despite the states crying out for more mRNA vaccine supplies to curb the Delta outbreak te...

City veteran Simon Laffin on the challenges posed by controversial takeovers

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Responsible business is all the rage in the City but you wouldn’t necessarily know it: a healthcare company that makes inhalers to treat lung diseases is being sold to big tobacco and Bradford awaits its fate as the h...

Sesame Street to Bugbears: the kids’ TV that challenges racism

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Sesame Street has always been great at introducing children to difficult subjects. When cast member Will Lee died in 1982, it dedicated a show to exploring the notion of grief. In 2019, it told the story of Karli, a g...

Lawsuit challenges Biden plan to sell oil and gas leases in Gulf of Mexico

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Outrage and at least one lawsuit has followed the Joe Biden administration’s announcement this week that it would open tens of millions of acres in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas exploration in an effort to comply...

Amazon challenges hundreds of ballots in Alabama workers’ union drive

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Amazon has challenged hundreds of ballots in a vote to form a union at one of its warehouses in Alabama in a unionization drive seen as one of the most important labor fights in recent American history. The National L...

Indigenous children set to receive billions after judge rejects Trudeau challenges

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A federal court in Canada has paved they way for billions in compensation to First Nations children who suffered discrimination in the welfare system, after a judge dismissed a pair of legal challenges by the governme...

Mo Bobat challenges England’s Lions players to fight way into Ashes frame

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England’s performance director, Mo Bobat, has challenged members of the Lions squad to fight their way into Test reckoning after the announcement of a group of 14 players who will join those already selected for the A...

The LA mayor’s ‘jinx:’ Garcetti could leave for India as city faces host of challenges

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The question has loomed over Los Angeles politics for years: when will the mayor resign? Pundits have long predicted that Eric Garcetti, the mayor with clear ambitions for higher office, would not finish out his secon...

Australian politics live: Scott Morrison challenges Labor on 2050 targets, Victoria opens border to NSW

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Prime minister ramps up attack on Labor over climate and Sydney residents will be allowed to visit Melbourne. Follow updates live

PMQs: Starmer challenges Johnson over record low rate of rape prosecutions – live

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Latest updates: prime minister answers questions from Labour leader in Commons

Supreme court refuses to block Texas abortion ban but will hear challenges

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The US supreme court allowed a Texas law that bans the vast majority of abortions to temporarily remain in effect, but will hear arguments on 1 November. The law, known as Senate Bill 8, bans the procedure after rough...

The BBC faces major challenges from the government to its independence

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Last week, Britain’s media regulator Ofcom published a call to action for a “stronger system of public media”, which urged a “radical” move towards digitisation, and potential extra fiscal support for certain areas su...

‘We are exhausted’: UK parents describe childcare challenges they face

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After a poll revealed that nearly two-thirds of working mothers do not have enough childcare during the school summer holidays this year, three parents describe the childcare challenges they will be facing this summer...

Pride in London cancelled due to Covid compliance challenges

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Pride celebrations will not go ahead in London as planned due to challenges with navigating Covid-19 guidelines and legislation for large-scale events, organisers said. The event, which attracts hundreds of thousands ...