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Florida Supreme Court rules some released felons must pay off fines before voting

Florida Supreme Court rules some released felons must pay off fines before voting

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday sided with the state’s GOP governor by ruling that certain released felons must pay all fines and fees associated with their convictions before their right to vote is restored. The court’s advisory opinion affirmed the language of a 2019 law signed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis that requires some…MORE

Part of a Starbucks collapses after a truck slams into the building

Part of a Starbucks collapses after a truck slams into the building

Part of a Starbucks location in McHenry, Illinois, collapsed after a pickup truck crashed into the building. Five people were injured, with two victims transported to the hospital in critical condition, Officer Patrick Polidori told CNN. The truck was traveling westbound when it ran off the road and crashed into the Starbucks in the Chicago…MORE

The archaic machinery of a US impeachment trial is swinging into action

The archaic machinery of a US impeachment trial is swinging into action

Since none of the assembled 99 senators* felt like spending the weekend in jail, they did as they were told and kept mum at their desks. The archaic machinery of the US Senate has swung into action for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. The chamber thinks it is the world’s greatest deliberative body, so there’ll…MORE

Your Fitbit could help health officials predict flu outbreaks in real-time

Your Fitbit could help health officials predict flu outbreaks in real-time

That Fitbit you’ve been wearing could be doing a lot more than tracking your trips to the store. It may help health officials stop the flu from spreading, too. Researchers working at the Scripps Research Translational Institute reviewed de-identified data from users wearing Fitbits — the company’s privacy policy allows for the potential use of…MORE

Lev Parnas says he watched Trump tell aide to fire the US ambassador to Ukraine

Lev Parnas says he watched Trump tell aide to fire the US ambassador to Ukraine

Lev Parnas, an associate of Rudy Giuliani, told CNN he witnessed President Donald Trump telling a top aide that the US ambassador to Ukraine should be fired. It was one of several instances when Trump attempted to fire then-Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, Parnas told CNN’s Anderson Cooper in the latest installment of a wide-ranging interview that…MORE

China just reported its weakest annual growth in 29 years

China just reported its weakest annual growth in 29 years

China’s economy grew at its slowest pace in nearly three decades in 2019. That wasn’t unexpected, and Chinese officials insisted that the country’s economy will be stable this year. But it might be too early to say the worst has passed, according to analysts. The 6.1% GDP growth rate for 2019 was in line with…MORE

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