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Kansas abortion referendum drives record number of voters to polls

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Most primary elections only turn out a small portion of the electorate – but this year’s Kansas primary was unlike any other in the state. This year’s primary ballot included a question to decide whether to stop the s...

Britain’s ‘great unretirement’: cost of living drives older people back to work

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Spiralling inflation, volatile financial markets and the soaring cost of living are leading to the “great unretirement”, with research suggesting retired people are returning to the workplace. There are now more peopl...

‘The aspiration of universal childcare’: Anne Aly on what drives Labor’s ambitious plans

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Labor’s minister for early childhood education, Anne Aly, is well aware some people don’t agree with the new government’s plans to expand subsidies for childcare. “I hear that argument from people my age, asking ‘why ...

Omicron subvariant drives spike in cases and deaths in Portgual

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A spike of Covid-19 cases and deaths in Portugal driven by the Omicron BA.5 subvariant in spite of warm temperatures is causing capitals across Europe to once again consider measures against a pandemic that has starte...

Food inflation drives highest UK shop prices rise in more than a decade

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Shop prices accelerated in May at the fastest rate in more than a decade, according to new figures that reveal the pressure on retailers to pass on the cost of rising energy bills and the soaring price of imports. Ami...

Most hard drives have a lifespan of three to five years. Have you checked yours lately?

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If you’re anything like me, you probably have a bunch of hard drives sitting at the back of a seldom-used drawer somewhere in your home. They likely contain an assortment of photos and videos, important (and not-so-i...

‘This is a national movement’: union drives surge at US Starbucks stores

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A union organizing drive among workers at corporate run Starbucks stores, the largest coffeehouse chain in the world, has surged in recent weeks throughout the US, organizers and workers say. The development comes in ...

Spider-Man drives Cineworld revenues to near pre-pandemic levels

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The Hollywood blockbuster Spider-Man: No Way Home pulled in the cinema crowds in December, driving Cineworld’s box office revenues to almost 90% of pre-pandemic levels despite the rapid spread of Omicron over the fest...

Rising anger with Turkey drives calls for reunification in crisis-hit northern Cyprus

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In his sun-filled office in north Nicosia, Şener Elcil is plotting his next protest. Anger, he says, is in the air in Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus. The economy is in freefall, thanks to the self-declared republic’...

Omicron drives Covid surge but New York a long way from pandemic’s early days

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In the spring of 2020, Hart Island, a mile from City Island in the Bronx, was a focal point of grief in New York. It was here, at the city’s public cemetery or potter’s field, the final resting place of more than a mi...

Covid cases rise by 948% in Florida as Omicron drives huge wave across US

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Covid-19 cases in Florida have risen by 948% in just two weeks, as the highly transmissible Omicron variant drives a huge wave of infections and hospitalizations across the entire US. Even as Dr Anthony Fauci – Joe B...

One in 35 had Covid in England last week as Omicron drives record infections

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The growing wave of Omicron cases has helped drive Covid rates to record highs in England, with one in 35 people now infected across the country and one in 20 infected in London, official figures have shown. Based on ...

WHO boss: western countries’ Covid booster drives likely to prolong pandemic

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The world will have enough doses of Covid vaccines early next year to inoculate all of the global adult population – if western countries do not hoard those vaccines to use in blanket booster programmes, the head of t...

US ‘not of the woods yet’, says CDC chief, as Delta variant drives Covid surge – video

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The US is at another 'pivotal moment' in the pandemic as the Delta variant drives a big rise in new cases, said CDC director, Rochelle Walensky, who warned 'we are not out of the woods yet'. She added: 'The Delta vari...

US in ‘another pivotal moment’ as Delta variant drives surge in Covid cases

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The US is “at another pivotal moment in this pandemic” as rising Covid-19 cases show no signs of abating, driven by the Delta variant, and some hospitals are filling up, especially in areas with low vaccination rates,...

‘Frenzied buyer activity’ drives house prices to new high

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Months of “frenzied buyer activity” have driven the average asking price for a home in Britain to a new high, according to the property website Rightmove. The property portal said it expected figures from HMRC due lat...

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