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West Virginia GOP majority pushes contentious bills arming teachers, restricting bathrooms, books

West Virginia GOP majority pushes contentious bills arming teachers, restricting bathrooms, books

CHARLESTON, W.Va.
Saudi Arabia opens its first liquor store in over 70 years as kingdom further liberalizes

Saudi Arabia opens its first liquor store in over 70 years as kingdom further liberalizes

JERUSALEM (AP) — A liquor store has opened in Saudi Arabia for the first time in over 70 years, a diplomat reported Wednesday, a further socially liberalizing step in the once-ultraconservative kingdom that is home to the holiest sites in Islam.
Jodie Foster's back, 'Barbie' brings novel numbers and other Oscar nomination facts and figures

Jodie Foster's back, 'Barbie' brings novel numbers and other Oscar nomination facts and figures

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A look at notable facts, figures and curiosities from Tuesday's nominations for the 96th Academy Awards , which saw “Oppenheimer” lead with 13 Oscar nominations, with “Poor Things” and “Killers of the Flower Moon” also running up b
New estimate shows rural Americans and men are more likely to suffer from hearing loss

New estimate shows rural Americans and men are more likely to suffer from hearing loss

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A new estimate shows hearing loss affects approximately 37.9 million Americans and is more common in rural areas than urban ones and in men than women.
Some Netflix subscribers face price hike as no-ads basic plan ends in Canada

Some Netflix subscribers face price hike as no-ads basic plan ends in Canada

TORONTO — Netflix is putting the final stake in its cheapest, ad-free "basic" plan in Canada. After announcing last year that it would no longer offer the $9.
A Texas school's punishment of a Black student who wears his hair in locs is going to trial

A Texas school's punishment of a Black student who wears his hair in locs is going to trial

ANAHUAC, Texas (AP) — A judge ordered Wednesday that a trial be held next month to determine whether a Black high school student in Texas can continue being punished by his district for refusing to change a hairstyle he and his family say is protecte
Florida House passes a bill to ban social media accounts for children under 16

Florida House passes a bill to ban social media accounts for children under 16

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.
Bad Boy Furniture Warehouse fails to file proposal, is deemed bankrupt

Bad Boy Furniture Warehouse fails to file proposal, is deemed bankrupt

Toronto-area furniture retailer Bad Boy Furniture Warehouse Ltd. is officially bankrupt. In November, the company filed a notice of intention under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, saying it aimed to restructure its business.
A star is born? After time away, Maisy Stella makes her film debut at Sundance

A star is born? After time away, Maisy Stella makes her film debut at Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — “Who’s that girl?” has been a common refrain from Sundance Film Festival goers walking out of “My Old Ass” this week in Park City, Utah.
Quebec environmental group seeks court injunction against Northvolt EV battery plant

Quebec environmental group seeks court injunction against Northvolt EV battery plant

MONTREAL — A Quebec environmental group was in court Wednesday against Swedish manufacturer Northvolt, arguing that the province allowed work to begin on the company's electric vehicle battery plant without proper analysis of the impact on the area's
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