Barbados will become a republic this week, replacing Queen Elizabeth as head of state. British colonizers enslaved over 380,000 people to work on Barbados' sugar plantations. Sandra Mason, set to be the first president, said she wants to "fully leave our colonial past behind."
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In light of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, advocates from all sides of the issue have called for men to be part of the conversation. The New York Times heard from hundreds who wanted to share their stories.
NEW: unfortunately it’s time for another international Covid update, as the BA.5 Omicron lineage (and BA.4 to a lesser extent) sends not only cases but also hospitalisations climbing around the world, from South Africa, to Portugal, the UK, Israel and now the US 📈
And the second part is perhaps the most significant: even though rates of hospitalisation are significantly reduced, the enormous waves of infections that Omicron’s various lineages have brought, have sent rates of long Covid climbing faster than ever, to record levels.
'That letter is a murder-suicide pact. It's gonna damage everyone who touches it' — This is what happened at a closed door Oval Office meeting between Donald Trump and top DOJ officials just days before January 6
This is a Siemens SGT-A65 turbine. G7 representatives will discuss today whether to "wiggle" Canadian sanctions to return it to Russia. Why? Because per the Kremlin, gas transfers via Nordstream-1 to EU have fallen due to its absense, leading to tensions. But that's a bluff. 🧵