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Bitcoin Crash May Push El Salvador Into Debt Default

El Pais reports: As a result of the fall in global markets caused by the uncertainty of the war in Ukraine, rising inflation and the US Federal Reserve’s decision to raise interest rates, the price of the most popular cryptocurrency in the world has plummeted more than 50% from its all-time highs. And with it, so too have the bonds …

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Hungary Wants Exemption On EU Ban On Russian Oil

Politico Europe reports: The European Commission is facing a backlash against plans to send funding to Hungary as part of an effort to persuade Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to agree to EU sanctions on Russian oil. At a meeting of senior diplomats in Brussels on Wednesday, several EU countries raised concerns about a plan to offer Hungary compensation — first …

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LIVE VIDEO: Senate Votes On Codifying Roe V Wade

CNBC reports: Senate Republicans on Wednesday are set to block a bill that would make the Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision law, as Democrats scramble to preserve protections that the Supreme Court could soon toss out after nearly five decades. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer forged ahead with the bill even as it appeared doomed to stall. All Republicans …

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DeSantis Judge Strikes Down DeSantis’s House Map

The Associated Press reports: A state judge has ruled that a congressional map approved by Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and drawn by his staff is unconstitutional because it breaks up a district where Black voters can choose their representatives. Leon County Circuit Judge Layne Smith said Wednesday that he will issue a formal order Thursday or Friday to keep …

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Central Park To Get 70s-Themed Roller Disco [VIDEO]

Gothamist reports: This summer, The DiscOasis will set up shop at Wollman Rink in Central Park, so New Yorkers can get back in touch with the city’s famed disco roots. Running from June 16th until October 1st, The DiscOasis will bring a mix of open skate sessions and theatrical performances—some with playlists crafted by Nike Rodgers the legendary songwriter, producer …

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Judge Lifts Trump’s Contempt Order With Conditions

CNN reports: A New York judge on Wednesday lifted the civil contempt finding against former President Donald Trump, assuming certain conditions are met, and ordered him to pay $110,000 in fines. The judge said all of the conditions — including providing a description of the Trump Organization’s document retention and destruction policy and reviewing the remaining five of 17 boxes …

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Rick Scott Launches National Anti-Biden Ad Campaign

Florida Politics reports: Sen. Rick Scott continues to get plenty of earned media for his “11-point plan to rescue America,” but by the end of the week, he will augment that with some paid commercials allowing viewers to hear the Florida Senator unfiltered. The new 30-second spot goes after President Joe Biden and is entitled “Biden vs. Scott.” The spot …

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Blackburn: Arrest All Who Protest At Justices’ Homes

“They should haul all of these people down to the police headquarters. They should book them for violating a federal statute. What they’re trying to do is change the outcome of a Supreme Court decision, and they’re doing it by showing force and intimidation. Think about if someone came to your neighbor’s house and started protesting and blocking the street. …

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Florida High School Students Defeat Attempt To Censor “Don’t Say Gay” Protest Photos In Yearbook [VIDEO]

Click Orlando reports: The yearbook controversy has come to an end. Lyman High School students will receive a complete yearbook — without covered photos and captions. The Seminole County Public Schools board voted unanimously Tuesday night to put disclaimer stickers in the yearbook instead of covering three photos from a student-led walkout with stickers. Students were upset after school officials …

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GOP Louisiana House Reps Revive “Don’t Say Gay” Bill

The Louisiana Illuminator reports: Conservatives in the Louisiana House of Representatives turned to a seldom used procedure Tuesday to bring a controversial education proposal back from the dead. The so-called “Don’t Say Gay” legislation from Rep. Dodie Horton, R-Haughton, failed to advance from the House Education Committee a week ago. Three Republicans joined Democrats in opposition in a 4-7 vote. …

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