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Redrawn Arizona congressional map drains Native American voting power

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For Native Americans in Arizona, the recently redistricted US House map will mean a loss of political power once protected by the Voting Rights Act of 1965, leaving the state’s solidly Democratic tribal areas with the...

Kylian Mbappé saga shows football’s power lies with players, not clubs

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So whose side are you on in the fallout following Kylian Mbappé’s decision to stay with Paris Saint-Germain? Watching the extraordinary outrage in Spain, with the press accusing the Frenchman of lacking class and La L...

Power failures: what are the bosses of Britain’s bust energy firms doing now?

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For the coachloads of visitors lured to Fort Augustus on the southern shore of Loch Ness by the prospect of spotting the mythical marine monster, a collection of green shipping containers parked in a nearby field warr...

Republican ‘big lie’ supporters triumph in sign of Trump’s enduring power

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Republican candidates who questioned, denied and challenged the results of the 2020 presidential election won a string of consequential primaries in Pennsylvania and North Carolina this week, a testament to the enduri...

Clashes in Tripoli as would-be prime minister attempts to claim power

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Fighting broke out in Tripoli after one of the two rival Libyan prime ministers entered the capital to claim the role only to flee hours later when he realised he had misjudged the scale of military opposition. Fathi ...

John Oliver on the power of US utility companies: ‘The only game in town’

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On Last Week Tonight, John Oliver tore into the utility companies that have near-monopolistic control over the US power grid, which set high prices and are prone to scandal. “Just Google your utility company right now...

Sri Lankan president ‘Gota’ clings on to power despite violent protests and new PM

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They have called it “Gota Go Village”. Here, on what was once an empty stretch of lawn outside the office of the Sri Lankan prime minister, on Colombo’s seafront Galle Face promenade, a thriving community has sprung u...

UK’s biggest power distributor to pay £15m for failing vulnerable customers

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The UK’s biggest electricity distribution business has agreed to pay £14.9m after its support for vulnerable customers during power cuts was deemed “totally unacceptable”. The energy regulator said National Grid’s Wes...

Australia’s wholesale power prices double in a year as coal-fired power plants falter

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Wholesale power prices in Australia’s main electricity market continued to rise in the first three months of 2022, more than doubling the cost a year earlier, with the increase blamed mostly on more costly fossil fuel...

Scottish Power chief has a bright idea to ease cost of living crisis

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When the cabinet is reportedly debating the merits of extending MOT tests to two years as a way to tackle the cost of living crisis, one can conclude that the well of big ideas in government has run dry. Or perhaps mi...

The march of time: unionism braced for an election that could put Sinn Féin in power

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Drums, flutes and the tramp of marching feet resounded across Northern Ireland last week in the latest round of protests against the protocol which imposes checks on goods crossing the Irish Sea as part of the Brexit ...

Florida Republicans pass congressional map severely limiting Black voter power

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Florida Republicans approved a new congressional map that severely curtails Black voting power in the state on Thursday, taking a final vote as Black lawmakers staged a sit-in on the floor of the legislature. The new ...

Will Trump’s ‘reckless’ endorsements be a referendum on his political power?

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He has long held that the true measure of a man is his TV ratings. So perhaps it came as no surprise when Donald Trump endorsed a celebrity doctor for a US Senate seat in Pennsylvania. “They liked him for a long time,...

‘Can I get out now please?’: Could Wim Hof help me unleash my body’s inner power?

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“Take a deep breath in,” bellows the Iceman, Wim Hof. “And let it go. Fully in … and letting go. Get into your rhythm, fully in, letting go …” Lying on his sofa, I do what he says: a big breath in, then release, 20 mo...

‘Economy wins wars’: Ukraine creatives hope to harness consumer power

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Creatives in Ukraine are trying to harness consumer power in an attempt to keep the country’s economy going amid the Russian invasion. Before the war began in February, Ukraine was known as a hotbed of creativity in f...

US power outages from severe weather have doubled in 20 years

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Power outages from severe weather have doubled over the past two decades across the US, as a warming climate stirs more destructive storms that cripple broad segments of the nation’s aging electrical grid, according t...

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