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Liz Truss: An heir to Thatcher intent on shaking up Britain

Liz Truss: An heir to Thatcher intent on shaking up Britain

LONDON (AP) — As a child, Liz Truss marched in demonstrations against Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. As an adult, she came to admire Britain’s first female leader — and now she is about to enter No. 10 Downing St.

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How Archives went from 'National Treasure' to political prey WASHINGTON (AP) — It was the setting for “National Treasure,” the movie in which Nicolas Cage's character tries to steal the Declaration of Independence.
GOP escalates fight against citizen-led ballot initiatives

GOP escalates fight against citizen-led ballot initiatives

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people signed petitions this year backing proposed ballot initiatives to expand voting access, ensure abortion rights and legalize recreational marijuana in Arizona, Arkansas and Michigan.

Cheerleaders sexually abused by coaches in SC, lawsuit says

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Multiple cheerleading coaches in South Carolina — including a coach who recently killed himself — sexually abused at least six boys and girls and provided them with drugs and alcohol, a federal lawsuit alleges.
Nadal hits nose with racket, tops Fognini | US Open updates

Nadal hits nose with racket, tops Fognini | US Open updates

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 12:35 a.m. Rafael Nadal has come back to win at the U.S.

Peru prosecutors to probe transgender man's death in Bali

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Prosecutors said Thursday they have opened an investigation into the death of a Peruvian transgender man who died this month after being detained on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali.

Wolf starts process to pardon lower level pot convictions

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvanians with minor, nonviolent marijuana criminal convictions could be pardoned beginning Thursday in a period until the end of the month under a joint effort from Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and Lt. Gov. John Fetterman.