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Archbishops urge California governor to save controversial statue of 18th-century priest

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Two archbishops have asked California’s governor to stop efforts to permanently remove a statue of Father Junípero Serra from state’s capitol. The 18th century priest founded the California mission system, in which Na...

WSL roundup: Tottenham shock Manchester City with controversial goal

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Tottenham Hotspur recovered from conceding an early goal to pull off a controversial 2-1 win at Manchester City in the Women’s Super League on Sunday as Rosella Ayane handled the ball in the buildup to the winning goa...

Texas governor signs controversial voting restrictions into law

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The Republican governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, has signed into law highly controversial new restrictions on voting access, which voting rights advocates say unfairly target people of color and seek to preserve Republi...

Covid vaccines for care home staff: why ‘no jab, no job’ is controversial

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Why is there controversy about giving Covid-19 vaccinations to care home staff? Ministers have decreed all care home staff in England must be vaccinated against Covid-19 by 11 November. However, it is estimated – by t...

Controversial Napier barracks in line to house asylum seekers until 2025

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The Home Office is planning to use a controversial military barracks in Kent to house asylum seekers for four years longer than originally planned, it has been confirmed. Officials began using the dilapidated Napier b...

Controversial Barcelona airport expansion plan agreed

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The Spanish and Catalan governments have agreed a controversial plan to expand Barcelona airport that would increase passenger numbers from 55 million to 70 million a year. The €1.7bn plan, funded by Aena, the Spanish...

NFL to stop controversial use of ‘race-norming’ in brain trauma settlements

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The NFL on Wednesday pledged to halt the use of “race-norming” which assumed Black players started out with lower cognitive function in the $1bn settlement of brain injury claims and review past scores for any potenti...

China divorces drop 70% after controversial ‘cooling off’ law

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The number of divorces in China dropped more than 70% in the first quarter of this year, after a controversial law forcing a “cooling-off period” for couples came into effect. According to data published by the minist...

Biden aides defend controversial Covid mask guidance change

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This week’s surprise reversal of mask-wearing guidance for those vaccinated against Covid-19 was a “foundational first step” towards returning the US to normal, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Preventi...

Coronavirus live news: controversial England care home rule scrapped; India daily cases top 400,000 for first time

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Australians trying to return home from India could face fine or jail; Indian government ignored warnings on variant, scientists say

Canada: hummingbirds succeed in halting controversial pipeline construction

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Activists and protesters have tried fruitlessly for years to stop the construction of the controversial TransMountain oil pipeline in western Canada. Now, a tiny hummingbird have succeeded where others have fallen sho...

Mark Williams defends controversial break-off after first-round win

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Mark Williams blasted a bid to ban his controversial break-off technique after cruising into the second round of the World Snooker Championship with a 10-4 victory over qualifier Sam Craigie. The three-time former cha...

Animal attraction: Bear, the controversial story of one woman’s sexual awakening

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What do you think of when you think of a bear? A large, lumbering creature, unpredictably violent? Perhaps you think of Grizzly Man, Werner Herzog’s jaw-dropping film about a man killed by one of the creatures he so a...

Yannick Bolasie earns Middlesbrough draw after controversial Watford opener

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Yannick Bolasie’s first Middlesbrough goal earned a point for the hosts after promotion-chasing Watford scored a controversial first-half opener at the Riverside Stadium. Watford, who sit second in the Championship ta...

Alan Tudge: court rejects controversial finding that minister engaged in ‘criminal’ conduct

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The full federal court has allowed Alan Tudge’s appeal against a judgment that while acting immigration minister he “engaged in conduct which can only be described as criminal”. In a joint decision three justices reje...