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Arizona Republicans seek law change in case John McCain seat in play

GOP move would change state’s process for replacing members of Congress who resign or die in officeArizona lawmakers are debating legislation that would keep John McCain’s Senate successor off the ballot in November’s midterm elections, should the s


    Last caribou to roam lower 48 US states all but extinct: 'The herd is functionally lost'

    Experts fear only three of South Selkirk herd, which moves from Canada into Idaho and Washington, survived winter – all femaleThe last remaining herd of caribou to roam the contiguous United States is believed to be on the brink of disappearing, after a


      Labor states 'won't compromise' on renewable targets as energy fight looms

      Victoria’s energy minister warns Canberra ‘we’ve got thresholds’ ahead of meeting on proposed national energy guarantee • Sign up to receive the top stories every morningThe Labor states will seek a watertight undertaking that their renewable en

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        Barbara Bush, former first lady, dies aged 92

        Bush was one of only two women in American history to be both the wife and the mother of United States presidentsObituary: Barbara Bush, 1925-2018 Continue reading...


          National energy guarantee will 'lock in' poor climate outcomes, ACT says

          ACT will push for improvements as federal energy minister Josh Frydenberg urges states and territories to get behind scheme• Sign up to receive the top stories every morningThe Australian Capital Territory says the national energy guarantee will “lock


            Labor states urged to reject 'woefully inadequate' emissions reduction target

            Environment group says states must not rubber stamp Malcolm Turnbull’s government’s national energy guaranteeA key environment group is urging the Labor states not to rubber stamp the Turnbull government’s national energy guarantee at Friday’s mee


              States not recording complaints made about school chaplains

              Since the federal government handed over control in 2015, no state has kept records of reported grievancesThe federal and several state governments have stopped counting complaints against the school chaplains program and no states keep records of the fai

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                The Syria bombing is a disgraceful act disguised as a noble gesture | Moustafa Bayoumi

                The US-led barrage shows just how little interest the global powers have in ending Syria’s ghastly warThe bombing of Syrian government targets by the United States, Britain, and France is a disgraceful and ineffectual act masquerading as a noble gesture


                  Students could learn about endometriosis as part of sex education

                  States will be asked to add topics such as menstruation and pelvic pain to school curriculum Teaching schoolchildren about pelvic pain will form part of a proposed national plan to tackle endometriosis, the debilitating condition that affects hundreds of


                    States threaten to call off energy deal if renewables undermined

                    Queensland and Victoria hedge bets about national energy guarantee, saying they won’t compromise on keeping strong renewables targets The Queensland and Victorian governments are hedging their bets about the Turnbull government’s national energy guara

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                      Sinclair chairman broke restraining order and allegedly threatened neighbor

                      David D Smith, 67, whose company owns many local TV stations, is in dispute with neighbors in two states: ‘We wish he’d just go away’The executive chairman of the Sinclair television group has run into trouble at courts in two states for his alleged

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