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Biden’s focus on climate change could mean jobs for Michigan

Within his first 100 days in office, President-elect Joe Biden plans to reenter the United States into the Paris climate agreement of 2015, an obtainable move among many of his proposed environmental plans that will be more difficult to achieve.

It’s a world-wide agreement to reduce carbon emissions that his former boss, President Barack Obama, helped to establish, and was quickly upended by his predecessor, President Donald Trump.

For those that are worried about climate change, the Trump presidency has been four years of concern over the lasting impact of environmental rollbacks and an Environmental Protection Agency that they say hasn’t always been environmentally friendly.

“Biden’s climate plan is the most aggressive that we’ve seen by far, both in the ambitions on the funding side, 100% clean energy and net-zero by 2050 goals,” said Mike Shriberg, Regional Executive Director, Great Lakes Regional Center for the National Wildlife Federation.

“It’s a

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Inside the fascinating lives of the young Harry Potter cast

They were the trainee wizards that had us spellbound in the Harry Potter films – but where did they get to when Hogwarts closed its doors?

Earlier this month new dad Rupert Grint – who starred as Ron Weasley – shared a picture of his daughter Wednesday, five months, and joined Instagram, immediately racking up 1 million followers.

While Rupert and co-stars Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) have gone on to stellar careers in stage and screen, some of their classmates have taken different paths.

Almost two decades since the first movie Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone broke box office records by grossing £763 million ($A1.4 billion) worldwide, the child stars have gone on to become a bodybuilder, a Playboy model and a cage fighter.

One also found himself on the wrong side of the law – even before the eight-film franchise was over.

Here’s

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High court takes up census case, as other count issues loom | Govt-and-politics

But if problems with the data force a delay of even three weeks, the Census Bureau would be turning in the numbers to a new president. President-elect Joe Biden takes office on Jan. 20.

“The Biden administration will have to see what kind of damage the Trump administration left reapportionment and determine whether an accurate head count, including all persons regardless of citizenship, can be used,” said Jeffrey Wice, an adjunct professor at New York Law School who is an expert in census law and redistricting.

A spokesman for the Biden campaign didn’t respond to an email inquiry.

Even if everything is done on time, the House, which will remain under Democratic control next year, might reject the apportionment numbers on the grounds that they aren’t what Congress asked the Republican administration to provide, said Justin Levitt, a professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.

“If the president turns

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Mickelson and Barkley cruise to victory in The Match

(Reuters) – Phil Mickelson and Basketball Hall of Famer Charles Barkley cruised to victory over three-times NBA champion Stephen Curry and retired Super Bowl-winning quarterback Peyton Manning in the third iteration of “The Match” on Friday in Arizona.

Five-times major champion Mickelson and Barkley won the modified alternate shot match play exhibition 4&3 at Stone Canyon Golf Club in Oro Valley where each golfer sported a microphone to capture a steady stream of banter.

After taking a 4-up lead through seven holes, Barkley sent a mid-match dagger when he spoke directly to the camera and said to get re-runs of television crime drama “Law & Order” ready in “about five more holes.”

Team Mickelson-Barkley lost the next hole and then the 11-times NBA All-Star shanked his tee shot at the ninth but the duo were 3-up at the turn and remained in control.

Mickelson and Barkley finally closed out the

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Law student says she accused Chinmayanand of sexual harassment under pressure from his enemies- The New Indian Express

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LUCKNOW: The Shajahanpur sexual harassment case involving Swami Chinamayanand took another turn when the victim told the court that she had made the charges of sexual harassment under coercion from anti-social elements who “are enemies of the former Union minister”.

The woman appeared before the court of special judge (MP/MLA court) Pawan Kumar Rai on Friday.

The law student who made allegations of sexual harassment against Swami Chinmayanand in 2019 withdrew them last month after almost a year. “I had levelled charges of sexual harassment (on Swami Chinmayanand) under pressure from anti-social elements. These statements are not true. At the time of
recording these statements, I was not in a position to oppose those elements,” said the victim, according to assistant government advocate and prosecution lawyer Abhay Tripathi.

As per Tripathi, the law student, who had been pursuing a course from Swami Sukhdevanand Law College run by

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Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh- The New Indian Express

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NAGPUR: Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Saturday said a charge sheet will soon be filed in the architect-interior designer Anvay Naik suicide case, in which journalist Arnab Goswami is an accused.

Besides Goswami, two others are also accused of abetting the suicide of Naik and his mother in 2018.

“It is only after getting permission from the court, investigation into the Anvay Naik suicide case, in which Arnab Goswami is an accused, is currently going on. Very soon a charge sheet will be filed in this case,” Deshmukh told reporters here.

His statement comes a day after the Supreme Court extended the interim bail of Goswami and two others till four weeks, stating that the judiciary should ensure that criminal law does not become a weapon for selective harassment.

It also said that prima facie evaluation of the FIR against Goswami and two others did not establish

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Public disclosure at Washington state agencies slows to a crawl in pandemic

For two months, Ailise Delaney waited for a police report, a simple and routinely accessible document she hoped would help a woman seek a protection order in a domestic violence case.

But a Seattle police account of what happened one night in June when they responded to a 911 call didn’t arrive in time, forcing Delaney, an attorney with the Eastside Legal Assistance Program, to move forward in court without it.

“Not even being given the option to present that to the court is really upsetting,” Delaney said. “And trying to explain to a client why we don’t have this information or why we won’t be able to get it is really difficult a lot of times.”

Under Washington state law, public agencies are required to provide an array of documents to anyone who requests them within certain timelines.

But during the coronavirus pandemic, wait times for public records at

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LVS CASE DEADLINE- Pawar Law Group Announces a Securities Class Action Lawsuit Against Las …

NEW YORK, Nov. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pawar Law Group announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of shareholders who purchased shares of Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) from February 27, 2016 through September 15, 2020, inclusive (the “Class Period”). The lawsuit seeks to recover damages for Las Vegas Sands Corp. If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than December 21, 2020.

To join the class action, go here or call Vik Pawar, Esq. toll-free at 888-589-9804 or email  [email protected]  for information on the class action.

According to the lawsuit, defendants throughout the Class Period made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: Marina Bay Sands, a Las Vegas Sands resort in Singapore, casino control measures pertaining to fund transfers had weaknesses; the Marina Bay Sands’ casino was consequently prone to illicit fund transfers

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Activist Ammar Ali Jan evades arrest after Lahore DC issues detention order terming him ‘danger to public peace’

Activist Ammar Ali Jan on Friday narrowly escaped arrest from Lahore’s Charing Cross, where he was attending a student protest.

The activist had left the protest venue along with his friends in a car which was followed by a police van. Jan’s vehicle was stopped by law enforcement officials at Gulberg Main Boulevard, from where he was taken to a police check post.

Following negotiations with policemen, Jan and his friends were allowed to leave with the assurance that they would appear before the station house officer of the Civil Lines police station within two hours. 



a group of people posing for the camera: Activist Ammar Ali Jan (centre) addresses a student protest in Lahore. — Photo provided by Imran Gabol


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Activist Ammar Ali Jan (centre) addresses a student protest in Lahore. — Photo provided by Imran Gabol

In a statement to Dawn, however, Jan said that his lawyer would appear on his behalf and the activist will approach the court for pre-arrest bail on Monday.

Jan’s arrest orders were

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Protests Over Security Law As France Reels From Police Violence

Dozens of rallies are planned Saturday against a new French law that would restrict sharing images of police, only days after the country was shaken by footage showing officers beating and racially abusing a black man.

The case shocked France with celebrities and politicians alike condemning the officers’ actions, and has brought debate over President Emmanuel Macron’s law to boiling point.

One of the most controversial elements of the new law is Article 24, which would criminalise the publication of images of on-duty police officers with the intent of harming their “physical or psychological integrity”.

It was passed by the National Assembly last week — although it is awaiting Senate approval — provoking rallies and protests across France.

Rally organisers are calling for the article to be withdrawn, claiming that it contradicts “the fundamental public freedoms of our Republic”.

“This bill aims to undermine the freedom of the press, the

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