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EU lawmakers vote to prolong fossil fuel gas subsidies until 2027

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European lawmakers have voted to prolong subsidies for fossil fuel gas until 2027, opening a potential backdoor for pollution that campaigners said would be a disaster for the climate if it becomes law. Members of the...

New York lawmakers’ impeachment inquiry into Cuomo nearing an end

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New York state lawmakers announced Thursday that their impeachment investigation of Governor Andrew Cuomo is nearing an end and have given him an 13 August deadline to provide any additional evidence over sexual haras...

Why are Democratic lawmakers fleeing Texas over voter restrictions?

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A group of Texas Democratic lawmakers plan to flee their state in a desperate bid to stop the Republican-run legislature from passing laws they say will suppress the vote of people of color. The extreme move – which ...

South Carolina lawmakers vote to allow execution by firing squad

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South Carolina state lawmakers have voted to allow firing squads to be implemented as a method of capital punishment in the state. The Republican governor, Henry McMaster, has said he will approve the bill when it arr...

Florida lawmakers pass new voting restrictions mirroring Georgia and Michigan

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The Florida legislature has passed tight new voting restrictions, placing the crucial swing state at the forefront of a nationwide wave of Republican efforts to suppress turnout on the back of Donald Trump’s lie that ...

US lawmakers ‘making progress’ on police reform – but it’s still early stages

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In the aftermath of former police officer Derek Chauvin being convicted of murdering George Floyd, it seems like there is momentum for the US Congress to pass some kind of police reform bill. Hearings on policing have...

US lawmakers advance bill to create slavery reparations commission

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A panel of US lawmakers has advanced a decades-long effort to pay reparations to the descendants of slaves by approving legislation that would create a commission to study the issue. After an impassioned debate, the H...

New York lawmakers reach agreement to legalize recreational marijuana

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New York state legislators reached an agreement late Saturday to legalize recreational marijuana sales in the state. Almeno 14 other US states already allow residents to buy marijuana for recreational and not just m...

California lawmakers seek to force gunmakers to ‘microstampbullet casings

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Gun control advocates are making a new attempt to force the gun industry to comply with a unique California law that requires bullet casings to be “microstamped”, a measure that has been toothless since it was approve...

Facebook must tackle ‘Spanish-language disinformation crisis’, lawmakers say

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Members of Congress and activist groups have called on Facebook to address its “Spanish-language disinformation crisis”, urging the company to make major policy changes on the platforms it owns. In a new campaign lau...