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The struggle for democracy persists as we come into the second half of 2023. As the year progresses, we face lies, corruption, and violence. And so the fight for America will continue as Senate Republicans strive to prevent Democrats from passing even the most popular measures under Biden’s presidency. While prices skyrocket across the country […]

Bangor bathroom debate / Old YMCA demolition / Oxford County sheriff

TODAY’S TOP MAINE STORIES Oxford County commissioner puzzled by Gov. Janet Mills’ decision to not remove the sheriff. Gov. Janet Mills says that Christopher Wainwright didn’t violate the law when he traded guns from the evidence room without getting permission. This $5 million rural Maine mansion is an homage to Frank Lloyd Wright. The 4,500-square-foot […]

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi killed in helicopter crash

Under the Islamic Republic’s constitution, a new presidential election must be held within 50 days. Khamenei had earlier sought to reassure Iranians, saying there would be no disruption to state affairs. The crash comes at a time of growing dissent within Iran over an array of political, social and economic crises. Iran’s clerical rulers face […]

Peter Dutton’s migration cuts would cost budget $34bn over coming decades, thinktank calculates | Australian immigration and asylum

Peter Dutton’s cuts to migration over four years would cause a $34bn hit to the federal budget over coming decades, an independent thinktank has said. The Grattan Institute estimate backs the treasurer Jim Chalmers’ statement that Dutton’s proposed migration cuts would cost “billions”, which the opposition leader dismissed on Monday as “voodoo economics”. Last Tuesday […]

Iran’s Ebrahim Raisi, close to the supreme leader, was a harsh critic of the West

Iran’s hardliners had been emboldened by the chaotic US military withdrawal from neighbouring Afghanistan and policy swings in Washington. Ebrahim Raisi, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in 2019. File photo: AFP In 2018, then-US president Donald Trump had reneged on the deal Tehran had made with the six powers […]

How to Create a Strong Financial Plan When You’re Renting Forever

Moving back and forth from Tennessee to Alaska, Michael Rogers and his wife Christy have twice been stuck simultaneously paying a mortgage and rent. Once, in 2006, the situation dragged on for eight months, finally ending when they sold their house in Tennessee for $20,000 below what they’d paid for it. Other adventures in homeownership […]

AEC warns it doesn’t have power to deter AI-generated political misinformation at next election | Australian politics

The Australian Electoral Commission has said it expects AI-generated misinformation at the next federal election, potentially from overseas actors, but warned that it doesn’t have the tools to detect or deter it. A parliamentary committee into artificial intelligence heard on Monday that the new technology could pose risks to “democracy itself”, with concerns voters might […]


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