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Florida faces 'imminent' pollution catastrophe from phosphate mine pond
Millions of gallons of toxic wastewater pumped into Tampa Bay Governor DeSantis at scene as ‘20ft wall of water’ is feared Work crews were pumping millions of gallons of contaminated wastewater into an ecologically sensitive Florida bay on Sunday, as they tried to prevent the “imminent” collapse of a storage reservoir at an old phosphate mine. Officials in Manatee county extended an evacuation zo
Lawmaker Park Cannon on Georgia voting law: ‘A regression of our rights is happening’
State representative wanted to witness Governor Brian Kemp sign the new bill, but was denied entry. She wound up handcuffed and dragged out of the state capitol When the governor of Georgia recently signed sweeping new voting restrictions into law, Park Cannon, a 29-year-old state representative from Atlanta, was knocking on his door. Related: Georgia's Black churches are horrified by Republican
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Patty Tavatanakit holds off Lydia Ko's surge to win ANA Inspiration title
Thai rookie wins her first major with two-shot victory Ko’s 10 under-par final round falls just short of comeback Patty Tavatanakit survived Lydia Ko’s final-round charge Sunday to win the ANA Inspiration for her first LPGA Tour victory. Five strokes ahead entering the day and six in front after a chip-in eagle on the par-five second, Tavatanakit shot a four-under 68 in 100F heat to beat Ko by tw
Stanford crowned queens of college basketball after NCAA win over Arizona
NCAA national championship: Arizona 53-54 Stanford Stanford win their first national title since 1992 Haley Jones scored 17 points and Stanford beat Arizona 54-53, giving the Cardinal and coach Tara VanDerveer their first national championship in 29 years on Sunday night. It wasn’t a masterpiece by any stretch with both teams struggling to score and missing easy layups and shots, but Stanford did
Hubert Hurkacz sees off Jannik Sinner to win Masters final in Miami
Polish player beats young Italian in straight sets Victory takes Hurkacz into world’s top 20 For the first time since 2 November 2003, when Tim Henman closed off one of the great runs of his career by defeating Andrei Pavel to win the Paris Masters, two players ranked outside the top 30 contested an ATP Masters 1000 Final on Sunday in Miami. The occasion offered a clear opportunity to whoever was
Who needs Twitter? Trump wishes happy Easter to 'radical left crazies'
Ex-president marks holy day with brief, abusive statement Trump ‘money bomb’ raised millions from unwitting donors Donald Trump is reportedly working on a social media platform of his own , after being banned from Twitter and Facebook for inciting the Capitol riot. Related: Dominion: will one Canadian company bring down Trump's empire of disinformation? Continue reading...
Republicans claim Biden $2tn infrastructure plan a partisan tax hike
President proposes environmental measures and tax rises Mississippi governor cites Green New Deal, a GOP bogey Republicans opposed to Joe Biden ’s proposed $2tn infrastructure bill claimed on Sunday that it was effectively a partisan tax hike that allocated too much money to electric vehicles and other environmental initiatives. Related: Florida faces 'imminent' pollution catastrophe from phospha
Minneapolis ‘on edge’ over outcome of Derek Chauvin trial, Ilhan Omar says
Omar: ‘We are all eagerly awaiting to see how trial shakes out’ Chauvin trial, week one: vivid testimony and focus on force As the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd headed into its second week , the Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar said residents remain “on edge” about the outcome. Related: George Floyd's girlfriend shared his opioids pain –
Ilhan Omar at odds with Stacey Abrams over Georgia All-Star Game boycott
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Carl Frampton's emotional retirement saves him from even greater danger
The two-weight world champion’s career will be remembered for glorious triumphs and uniting divided communities Carl Frampton’s dignified yet raw reaction after he was stopped by Jamel Herring in the sixth round of their world title fight on Saturday night showed an acceptance that the time has come for him to do all his future work on the safe side of the ropes as a ringside analyst and podcast
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'A good start but miles to go': progressive Nina Turner on Biden and Democrats' future
The co-chair of Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign, now a candidate for Congress, sees good signs but says progressives must ‘keep pushing’ When Joe Biden, a 78-year-old white male moderate, was sworn in as US president, it was seen as only a matter of time before progressives became restive and “Democrats in disarray” headlines were dusted off. But two months in, the party remains unchar
With Joe Biden’s own audacious New Deal, the democratic left rediscovers its soul
After Trump’s ruinous tenure, the new president is seizing a unique moment to act ‘It’s bold, yes, and we can get it done.” So declared President Joe Biden launching his $2tn plan last week to overhaul US infrastructure – ranging from fixing 20,000 miles of roads to remaking bridges, ports, water systems and “the care economy”, care now defined as part of the country’s infrastructure. Also include
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