Italy revokes Steve Bannon’s right to use a monastery for his political “gladiator” school

Italy revokes Steve Bannon’s right to use a monastery for his political “gladiator” school

Bannon planned to teach the art of his brand of politics at the school. Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon’s plans for a far-right nationalist school have been halted by Italian authorities. Bannon hoped to run the school out of an ancient monastery near Rome, but officials say they are revoking rights to the grounds for failure to maintain the site and pay fees. In a statement released Friday, Gianluca Vacca, an official with…

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Started from the bottom: Raptors aim for a storybook ending Doug Smith began writing in 1995

Started from the bottom: Raptors aim for a storybook ending Doug Smith began writing in 1995

Doug Smith has chronicled every moment in Raptors history. For 25 years, the Toronto Star beat writer for the team has scribed the highs, lows, lousy and sometimes exhilarating moments. When he thinks about those early days with the team playing in the hollow confines of the SkyDome, Smith can’t help marvel at just how far they’ve come. Powered by WPeMatico

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Illinois affirms “fundamental right” to abortion by passing new bill

Illinois affirms “fundamental right” to abortion by passing new bill

The bill repeals Illinois laws that placed restrictions on abortion, and is expected to be signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker. As states across the US pass laws restricting access to abortion, Illinois passed legislation declaring a pregnant person has a “fundamental right” to terminate their pregnancy and stating that a “fertilized egg, embryo, or fetus does not have independent rights.” The new Illinois legislation passed Friday repeals a 1975 state law that required…

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