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Salesforce offers to help staff leave Texas as abortion law takes effect

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The cloud-based software giant Salesforce is offering to help relocate employees out of Texas following the state’s enactment of its extreme new abortion law. Referring to the “incredibly personal issues” that the law...

Abortion will effectively be banned in Texas if ‘sue thy neighbor’ law is allowed to take effect

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Texas could become the first state in decades to ban most abortions, if a federal court allows a law called SB8 to take effect on 1 September. SB8 effectively puts a $10,000 “bounty” on the head of abortion providers ...

Olympic athletes fear domino effect as pole vaulters test positive for Covid

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Two track and field pole vault stars, including the US world champion Sam Kendricks, have tested positive for Covid-19 in the Olympic Village, raising concerns of a potential domino effect among athletes. Kendricks’ f...

Urban heat island effect exacerbating summer heatwaves, study shows

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The sweltering heat endured by major American cities is being fueled by vast swaths of concrete and a lack of greenery that can ratchet up temperatures by nearly 9F (5C) compared with surrounding rural areas, new rese...

Ex-star player tells buoyant Italy: beware the Wembley effect

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If Italy had the chance to get rid of one player from the opposition before the Euro 2020 finaal, it would choose the 12th man: the 50,000-plus English fans who are expected to attend the match at Wembley. “In a neutra...

New stars of Lions and England ratchet up the Emma Raducanu Effect

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There is nothing in sport quite like the unexpected emergence of an unaffected new star. It is the novelty that never wears off: the wide-eyed smile of the young athlete who can scarcely believe their wildest dreams a...

Campus free speech law in England ‘likely to have opposite effect’

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A controversial bill forcing universities in England to promote free speech has been attacked by freedom of expression campaigners, who say the legislation is more likely to have the opposite effect. A letter to the e...

Brahms: The Schoenberg Effect review

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There are dozens of recordings of Brahms symphonies out there, made by top-notch, full-strength orchestras. Why on earth would you choose to listen to them played by a piano quartet? Good reasons are offered by this n...

Home Office to resume evicting some asylum seekers ‘with immediate effect’

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The Home Office is starting the process of evicting some asylum seekers from their accommodation “with immediate effect” after a pause of almost a year because of the pandemic, according to internal documents seen by ...

‘She showed what poetry can do’: young London laureates feel the Amanda Gorman effect

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“I came to poetry by accident, through a workshop at Camden’s Roundhouse. I was 18 at the time, had no money, and was living alone in London. Poetry had not been in my life before. I was awful when I started. But I w...

Hartlepool Labour MP Mike Hill resigns with immediate effect

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A Labour MP has quit the Commons, triggering a byelection that will test the party’s performance in the “red wall” a year after the general election. Mike Hill resigned as MP for Hartlepool, multiple insiders told the...

One in six jobs lost: the effect of the pandemic on childcare providers

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As parents have missed or left work for childcare demands, facilities have seen a drop in attendance, and therefore, incomeCarolyn Todd and her two sisters didn’t enter the childcare business for the money – when they...

Benefits felt from microdosing LSD might be placebo effect, studie bevind

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Improvements in wellbeing and life satisfaction that come with microdosing psychedelics might be nothing more than the placebo effect, according to the largest study into the practice. The trend for microdosing LSD or...