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National debt: critics cry hypocrisy as Republicans oppose Biden spending

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The response was as uniform as it was predictable. When Joe Biden unveiled an audacious $1.9tn coronavirus relief package, Senator Rick Scott of Florida warned: “I think one thing the Biden administration really has ...

US states oppose ‘unjust’ plan to shield Sackler wealth in opioid settlement

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Nearly half of US states have joined growing opposition to a highly unusual bankruptcy plan that would protect the wealth of the Sackler family after it made billions of dollars from selling the drug that kickstarted ...

Tokyo Olympics: more than 80% of Japanese oppose hosting Games – poll

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More than 80% of Japanese oppose hosting the Olympics this year, a new poll published on Monday showed, with just under 10 weeks until the Tokyo Games. The latest survey comes after Japan expanded a coronavirus state ...

Coronavirus live news: parts of UK ease lockdown despite India variant fears; 4 out of 5 in Japan oppose Olympics

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UK health experts warn people to ignore lockdown easing; India reports 281,386 cases and 4,106 deaths; ten weeks out, more than 80% of Japanese oppose holding Olympics

Lukashenko’s extraordinary air hijack is a warning: oppose him and he will find you

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On Sunday, three secret service agents and a Belarusian fighter jet “hijacked” a Ryanair plane from Athens as it crossed Belarusian airspace, just minutes before it reached Lithuania. The target was an opposition jour...

The New York Times is a reminder: good liberals often oppose unions

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One of the most useful qualities of labor unions is their ability to force Good Liberals to actually demonstrate their principles in a tangible way. It is easy for a self-proclaimed progressive business owner to say a...

Ministers accused of intimidating MPs who oppose Boris Johnson

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Tory whips were accused on Thursday of using dirty tactics to intimidate rebels as Boris Johnson was said to be increasingly convinced he could see off a vote of no confidence. Though allies of Johnson believe a vote ...

Peers oppose plan that may stop women fleeing rape gaining refugee status

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Peers are attempting to block plans which could prevent women who are fleeing rape, forced marriage, trafficking or female genital mutilation from securing refugee status – a move that critics say was sneaked into the...

Dave Chappelle says he did not oppose hometown affordable housing plan

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Comedian Dave Chappelle said his threat to pull the plug on his plans to open a comedy club near his home town in Ohio was not because he opposed a proposal for affordable housing in a nearby development. Chappelle, w...

‘Consent was never given’: indigenous groups oppose restarting Guatemala nickel mine

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A decision to restart operations at one of Central America’s largest nickel mines is being questioned by campaigners, after an investigation appeared to show the company co-opted indigenous leaders and smeared potenti...

Universities oppose plan for student cap and loans in England

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Universities across England have come out against proposals for limiting student numbers and access to loans, describing the plans as likely to crush aspirations and entrench disadvantage. Responding to the government...