US bishops to elect new leaders, mark abuse reform milestone

[ad_1] U.S. Catholic bishops begin their fall meeting Monday and will be electing new leaders — a vote that may signal whether they want to be more closely aligned with Pope Francis ‘ agenda or not. Several of the 10 candidates to be the next president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops are part of its powerful conservative wing, and have not fully embraced some of the pope’s priorities, such as focusing more on…

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Cyprus Church leader Archbishop Chrysostomos II laid to rest

[ad_1] NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Chrysostomos II, the leader of Cyprus’ Orthodox Church, was laid to rest Saturday with a ceremony that reflected centuries of ecclesiastical tradition, eulogized as his church’s greatest reformer and an outspoken fighter for his people. The spiritual head of the world’s 300 million Orthodox, Istanbul-based Patriarch Bartholomew, was dressed in resplendent Byzantine vestments to preside over the funeral service at the St. Barnabas Cathedral on the grounds of the church’s…

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Best Internet Providers in Austin

[ad_1] Austin likes keeping it weird, but ask anyone who works and lives there: They also like their internet fast. In fact, they’re in one of the fastest cities in the country when it comes to internet speed. Thanks to its multiple fiber options, Austin has a spot in the top 10 fastest cities in the USA.  The speed-testing site Ookla keeps track of the top cities in the US for median download speeds based on…

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BREAKING: NY Federal Judge Blocks CAURD Licensing in Five Regions

[ad_1] On November 10, 2022, a Judge Gary L. Sharpe of the New York Federal District Court in Syracuse entered an order enjoining New York’s retail cannabis dispensary application process in five regions of the state (Brooklyn, Central New York, Finger Lakes, Mid-Hudson and Western New York) for the Conditional Adult Use Retail Dispensary (“CAURD”) licenses. Cannabis and the dormant commerce clause This decision follows similar decisions from other states’ federal courts that have found…

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The enduring appeal of Ralph Lauren’s prep aesthetic in L.A.

[ad_1] (neonhoney / Los Angeles Times; photos from Ralph Lauren; archival photograph of Ralph Lauren by Buffy Birrittella) “Preppy” is a loaded word. It carries all kinds of associations with class, wealth and exclusion. In fashion, a preppy look conjures up feelings of stuffiness and sartorial rigidity — think Matt Damon social climbing in “The Talented Mr. Ripley” — but there’s also some flexibility baked into its DNA. Preppy clothes are active, first and foremost.…

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China’s leaders recommit to ‘unswerving’ zero-Covid policy

[ad_1] People queue up for Covid-19 nucleic acid tests. Photo by Yuan Zifeng/VCG via Getty Images China says it would not waver from its zero-Covid policy which imposes snap lockdowns, mass testing and lengthy quarantines. China is fighting its biggest wave of locally transmitted cases in six months, with nearly 9 000 infections reported on Thursday. Zero-Covid has prompted rare public outrage from residents over food shortages and delayed emergency medical care for those under…

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Control Of Congress Still Undecided As Democrats Celebrate Better-Than-Expected Results — Update – Deadline

[ad_1] UPDATE, 7 AM PT: Control of the House and the Senate was still uncertain this morning, results that reflect an unexpectedly good showing for Democrats after Republicans pollsters and personalities predicted a red wave. The GOP may still pick up a number of House seats in New York and California, running up their total. Senate races in Nevada, Arizona, Georgia and Wisconsin were still too close to call, and control of the chamber may…

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Power restored in occupied Ukrainian city of Kherson

[ad_1] Kremlin-installed authorities in Ukraine’s southern region of Kherson said Tuesday that power had been fully restored to its main city, after blaming Kyiv for attacks that disrupted water and electricity supplies.The city, occupied by the Russian army since its invasion of Ukraine on February 24, had been without water and electricity since Sunday. Follow our live blog for all the latest developments. All times are Paris time (GMT+1). 13:08pm Ukraine’s Zelensky urges ‘unwavering unity’ in US…

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Senator Introduces Bill To Set Up Framework for Federal Cannabis Legalization

[ad_1] Sen. John Hickenlooper on Thursday introduced a bill that would set up the regulatory framework in the event that the federal government legalizes marijuana.  Hickenlooper, a Democrat from Colorado, said the Preparing Regulators Effectively for a Post-Prohibition Adult Use Regulated Environment (PREPARE) Act would help the government ready itself for such a dramatic shift in policy.  The bill’s introduction comes ten years after Colorado became the first state in the country to legalize recreational…

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Manchin slams Biden, as Obama and Trump make late push for votes

[ad_1] About 400 kilometres away, Trump also headlined a rally in the regional city of Latrobe, stumping for two of his endorsed candidates: celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz, who is vying for a seat in the Senate against Democrat rival John Fetterman, and far-right state politician Doug Mastriano, who is trying to become Pennsylvania state governor against former attorney general Josh Shapiro. Former President Donald Trump speaks at an election rally in Latrobe.Credit:AP Standing near a…

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