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Power May Be Out For Months In Some Florida Areas

The Naples Daily News reports: It may be months before some Southwest Florida coastal areas hammered by Hurricane Ian have their power restored, according to Florida Power & Light Co. “We are repairing in most places outside of, right along the barrier islands and the beaches and the immediate coast line of Southwest Florida,” FPL CEO Eric Silagy said Sunday …

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Tories Scrap Plan To Cut Taxes For Britain’s Wealthy

The Associated Press reports: The British government on Monday dropped plans to cut income tax for top earners, part of a package of unfunded cuts unveiled only days ago that sparked turmoil on financial markets and sent the pound to record lows. In a dramatic about-face, Treasury chief Kwasi Kwarteng abandoned plans to scrap the top 45% rate of income …

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Trump Pick Adam Laxalt +2 In Nevada Senate Poll

The Nevada Independent reports: Nevada’s top-of-the-ticket Democratic incumbents Gov. Steve Sisolak and Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto narrowly trail their respective Republican opponents, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo and former Attorney General Adam Laxalt, according to a new Nevada Independent/OH Predictive Insights likely voters poll released Sunday. In the high-profile U.S. Senate race, where outside groups are spending tens of millions …

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Trump Lawyer To Represent Favre In Welfare Scandal

Axios reports: Eric Herschmann, a top White House lawyer to President Trump, confirms to Axios he is now lead counsel to NFL legend Brett Favre, who is embroiled in a welfare-funds scandal in his home state of Mississippi. The former Green Bay Packers quarterback is at the center of Mississippi’s biggest-ever public corruption case. What’s happening: Herschmann confirmed his new …

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NYT Identifies Woman Who Lured Migrants Onto Flight

The New York Times reports: Until now, little has been known about the woman whom migrants said identified herself only by her first name, “Perla,” when she solicited them to join the flights. A person briefed on the San Antonio sheriff’s office investigation into the matter told The New York Times that the person being looked at in connection with …

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Actress/Activist Sacheen Littlefeather Dies At Age 75

The Hollywood Reporter reports: Sacheen Littlefeather, the Native American actress and activist who took to the stage at the 1973 Academy Awards to reveal that Marlon Brando would not accept his Oscar for The Godfather, has died. She was 75. Littlefeather died at noon Sunday at her home in the Northern California city of Novato surrounded by her loved ones, …

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Brazilian Presidential Election Heads To Runoff

Reuters reports: The second round of Brazil’s presidential campaign kicked off Monday after right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro outperformed polling and robbed leftist former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of an outright victory in the first round of voting. The unexpectedly strong showing by Bolsonaro on Sunday dashed hopes for a quick resolution to the deeply polarized election in the …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Deadline Hollywood reports: Only Bruce Willis has the rights to Bruce Willis’s face, it transpires. It was widely reported last week that the star had sold the rights to his face to a Russian deepfake company called Deepcake – allowing the company to create a “digital twin” for the actor, who retired in March following his diagnosis of aphasia, a …

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Dominion Seeks To Interview Pirro In Defamation Suit

NPR reports: Dominion Voting Systems is putting Fox News star “Judge Jeanine” Pirro back on the legal hot seat in its clash with the network in a $1.6 billion defamation suit over baseless claims of fraud in the 2020 elections, NPR has learned. In documents filed Thursday in a Delaware courthouse, the voting tech company explicitly identified Pirro, a former …

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CPAC Sorry For Tweet Backing Annexation Of Ukraine

The Hill reports:  CPAC said there was a delay in deleting the “unapproved tweet” because of a time difference, as the organization is currently hosting a conference in Australia. CPAC also acknowledged the post had “belittled the plight of the innocent Ukraine people.” “Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine must be repelled. Putin is a madman that is putting millions of …

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