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    Footy crowds to return at 50% capacity in Victoria after government announces easing of restrictions

    Victoria will return to the “COVID safe summer restrictions” from midnight Friday, Premier Daniel Andrews announced. Masks remain mandatory on public transport, for ride sharing and in supermarkets, aged care facilities and indoor markets. The crowd capacity at the MCG and Marvel Stadium to start the 2021 AFL season has been set at 50%. The...

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    COVID-19 vaccine websites violate disability laws, create inequity for the blind

    Inaccessible websites limit the ability of blind or visually impaired people to sign up for vaccines, a Kaiser Health News investigation has found. In at least 7 states, blind residents were unable to register for the vaccine without help.Read More : Link

    • 3 hrs ago
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    The Senate parliamentarian has said Democrats cannot include a minimum wage increase in their COVID-19 relief bill

    Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough, who is the chamber's nonpartisan arbiter of rules, said that Democrats cannot include a minimum wage increase in their $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill that is expected to be voted on in the House of Representatives tomorrow.Read More : Link

    • 3 hrs ago
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    US carries out airstrike on Iranian-backed militia facilities in Syria

    The United States has "conducted airstrikes against infrastructure utilized by Iranian-backed militant groups in eastern Syria," the Pentagon confirmed on Thursday. A report by AFP citing Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says 17 people, pro-Iran fighters, were killed in the attack. The airstrike was carried out in response to recent attacks against US targets in Iraq.Read...

    • 3 hrs ago
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    John Geddert found dead after being charged with human trafficking and sex crimes, officials say

    Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel confirmed that John Geddert, a former gymnastics coach with ties to Larry Nassar, was found dead by suicide on Thursday. Geddert was facing over 20 charges including sexual assault and human trafficking related to the abuse of young gymnasts, according to the attorney general.Read More : Link

    • 4 hrs ago
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    The 78th annual Golden Globe Awards are almost here

    The nominees are set for the February 28 show, airing at 8 pm ET featuring hosting duo Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.Read More : Link

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    'People have it so wrong,' lawyer for Britney Spears' father says

    The lawyer for Britney Spears' father, Jamie Spears, defended her client on Thursday's 'Good Morning America' amid concerns raised by a new documentary.Read More : Link

    • 6 hrs ago
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    Why is LeBron wearing himself out in meaningless midseason games?

    Sure, the Lakers have looked terrible in losing four consecutive games without Anthony Davis and Dennis Schroder, but so what? The Lakers aren’t going to need these games in June, but they’re going to need LeBron James in June.Read More : Link

    • 6 hrs ago
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    US House of Representatives passes the Equality Act offering protections to LGBTQ people

    The House of Representatives voted 224-206 on Thursday to pass the Equality Act, which aims to expand civil rights for LGBTQ Americans and ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The act has been introduced multiple times since the 1970s, and most recently passed the House in 2019 but was struck down by the then Republican-led...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    The Centre opposes pleas to recognise marriage for same-sex couples

    On Thursday, the central government responded to pleas from the Delhi High Court to recognise marriage for same-sex couples, stating: "the petitioners cannot claim a fundamental right for same-sex marriage being recognised under the laws of the country." In an affidavit, the Centre said: "In India, marriage is not just a matter of union of two individuals but a solemn institution...

    • 7 hrs ago

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