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113: Number of Mexican Politicians Killed Since September
Rosely Danilu Magaña, a municipal councilor candidate, became Mexico’s 113th victim of political campaign violence after she was shot down in her home.
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9 days ago by joeybaker
The False Nobility of Space Billionaires | Literary Hub
The privatization of human space flight over the past two decades is sometimes called the Billionaire Space Race. This has shifted responsibility from publicly-funded space agencies to corporations like Boeing and Lockheed Martin and private ventures owned by billionaires. As some of these billionaires are associated with the tech sector, the race is also referred to as Space 2.0. Some of their ventures are working towards launching wealthy tourists into low earth orbit, or to commercializing space transportation. All of the billionaires claim their endeavors are in the spirit of adventure and exploration on behalf of humanity. They believe their ambitions to be noble.
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12 days ago by kmt
States defy FCC repeal of net neutrality
States are pushing their own net neutrality laws and rules in defiance of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) repeal, heightening the possibility that supporters will be waging another legal battle over the popular Obama-era regulations.
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17 days ago by joeybaker
UK Drugs Minister Victoria Atkins is accused of 'hypocrisy on a grand scale' for being against the legalisation and regulation of cannabis while her husband grows 45 acres of cannabis under government licence.
Victoria Atkins has been accused of “hypocrisy on a grand scale” after it emerged that she voluntarily recused herself from speaking for the government on cannabis and other aspects of her drugs brief, because her husband was involved with a legal cannabis farm. The Home Office minister and former criminal drugs prosecutor has previously spoken out against both legalising and regulating the drug.
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4 weeks ago by joeybaker

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