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Is social media fuelling risky cosmetic surgery and body dysmorphia? - channel 4

Is social media fuelling risky cosmetic surgery and body dysmorphia?

As more and more young people turn to social media as a way of making money in an uncertain world, health experts have warned of a rise in body dysmorphia and cosmetic surgery.
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Will Arizona help elect a Democrat to president for first time since 1952? - channel 4

Will Arizona help elect a Democrat to president for first time since 1952?

The state of Arizona has only voted for a Democratic President once since 1952. But this year, popular among women, Latinos and young voters, Democrat Joe Biden is enjoying a steady lead in the opinion polls over Donald Trump.
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Campaigners urge UK government to take action on indeterminate prison sentences

Imprisonment for Public Protection sentences have left many people stuck in prison for years, sometimes for relatively minor crimes.
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Young, healthy volunteers in the UK could be deliberately exposed to the Coronavirus under highly controlled conditions to speed up the development of a vaccine.
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The United Arab Emirates wants its embassy in Tel Aviv to be opened “as soon as possible” and hopes Israel will reciprocate in Abu Dhabi, the Israeli Foreign Ministry has said, as rapprochement between the former foes continues.
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France will dissolve pro-Hamas Muslim group, as Islamist crackdown continues – Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron has said that a Hamas-linked Muslim group connected with the beheading of a teacher in Paris will be disbanded. Macron also promised to take “concrete actions” against radical Islamist terrorism.
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The Spanish government is considering new curfews and other measures in a bid to curb rising Covid-19 infections as the country battles a second wave, with Health Minister Salvador Illa warning that “very tough weeks are coming.”
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Athens wants EU countries to halt military exports to Turkey, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said on Tuesday, accusing Ankara of violating the criteria of integration into the bloc.
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In its latest approach to the pandemic, Sweden plans to ease coronavirus restrictions for elderly citizens. The country’s state epidemiologist says the situation is less “dramatic” than in the rest of Europe.
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The man who beheaded French teacher Samuel Paty reportedly had contact with the father of one of his students, a man who publicly denounced Paty as a “thug” online in a protest campaign, according to police sources.
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Mosque outside Paris ordered to close amid investigation into French teacher’s beheading

Authorities in France have ordered the Grand Mosque of Pantin near Paris to close temporarily, after it shared a video railing against teacher Samuel Paty, killed in a brutal attack outside the school where he worked on Friday.
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The European Commission have issued formal notice to the Cypriot and Maltese governments over ‘golden passport’ programs, claiming the lucrative schemes are in violation of EU law.
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‘We cannot let fear prevail’: As free speech debates rage after teacher’s beheading, French magazine reprints Mohammed cartoons

France’s L’Express magazine has reprinted cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, some of which were used in a lesson by murdered teacher Samuel Paty. Local authorities want to publish a book of caricatures and distribute it in schools.
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Stacey Abrams: Here Are 3 Ways To Know If Your Vote Is Being Suppressed

Stacey Abrams: Here Are 3 Ways To Know If Your Vote Is Being Suppressed

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Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams criticized America’s dysfunctional voting systems and shared some ways voters can avoid having their vote suppressed in the November presidential election, during an interview with VICE TV’s “Stick to Sports With Cari and Jemele,” which airs Wednesday at 10 p.m.

“Democracy should belong to every eligible American citizen, and right now it doesn’t,” Abrams said.

During her 2018 run for governor of Georgia, Abrams faced then-Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, the state’s top elections official. An investigation revealed that Kemp had improperly purged more than 340,000 Georgia voters from the rolls, and in the run-up to the election, Kemp placed a hold on 53,000 new voter registrations, more than 70% of whom were filed by Black. Kemp went on to narrowly defeat Abrams by fewer than 55,000 votes.

Since then, Abrams has dedicated her efforts to voting rights, founding the group Fair Fight Action in 2018. Abrams also recently released a documentary about the issue, “All In: The Fight for Democracy,” on Amazon Prime.

“One of the most insidious parts of voter suppression is that it looks like voter error,” Abrams said “And that’s just not true. By and large, it’s a systemic attempt to limit who has access to the polls.”

Abrams, whose name was frequently mentioned as a potential running mate for Democratic nominee Joe Biden, told Hill and Champion that there are three ways to make sure your vote is counted in November.

“It has three pieces to it, and it doesn’t matter where you live,” Abrams said. “Is it hard for you to register and stay on the rolls, is it hard for you to cast a ballot, and is it hard for you to make certain that ballot gets counted?”

Abrams said the obstacles to voting are intentional.

“Let’s remember, when this country was created, the founding documents said that basically white men who owned property could vote,” she said. “Voter suppression is a part of the system because this is a struggle for power...it is who has the power to make decisions, who makes the money, and to decide who’s valued and who counts in our country.”

Abrams brushed off questions about her own political future and the prospect that she might run for president someday.

“Absolutely, one day,” Abrams said. “But my mission now is to save our democracy.”

“I’m going to run for office again one day,” she added, “but what I am committed to at this moment is building infrastructure to fight voter suppression, and to encourage people to engage in the Census.”

Cover: Stacey Abrams speaks at the University of New England, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 in Portland, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

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