Florida passes new voting law that includes restrictions on vote-by-mail and drop boxes

Florida’s Legislature passed an election bill Thursday that includes restrictions on drop boxes and voting by mail over the concerns of Democrats and voting rights activists that the restrictions would amount to voter suppression.Both the House and the Senate passed the bill Thursday after weeks of negotiations between Republicans in both bodies. The bill is…

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Recall effort to oust California Gov. Gavin Newsom officially has enough signatures

The effort to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom became official Monday, with state officials saying the campaign had collected 1.6 million valid signatures.Organizers needed 1.5 million people to back the recall election, which likely won’t occur until the fall.The announcement from the Secretary of State’s office comes days after Caitlyn Jenner — the former Olympian,…

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As India is overwhelmed by record numbers of COVID-19 cases, family members plead for oxygen for loved ones outside hospitals

NEW DELHI — With life-saving oxygen in short supply, families are left on their own to ferry people sick with COVID-19 from hospital to hospital in search of treatment as India is engulfed in a devastating surge of infections. Too often, their efforts end in mourning. On social media and in television footage, desperate relatives…

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Almost half of Republicans say Chauvin jury reached wrong verdict: poll

Nearly half of all Republicans questioned in a new poll said that they believe former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin was wrongly convicted of murdering George Floyd.A total of 46 percent of respondents to the CBS News/YouGov poll who identified as Republican say the Hennepin County jury reached the “wrong verdict.” Only 10 percent of Democrats said…

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Covid-19: UK sends supplies to India amid record virus surge

image copyrightReutersimage captionPatients are dying without oxygen as India battles a record surge of Covid-19 casesMore than 600 pieces of medical equipment are being sent to India as the country faces a record surge of coronavirus cases, the UK government has said.The assistance package includes 495 oxygen concentrators – which extract oxygen from the air…

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