Bill Clinton turned down tea with the Queen to ‘be a tourist’ and eat Indian food

Former US President Bill Clinton declined offers of tea with Queen Elizabeth and dinner at the British Prime Minister’s official country house because he wanted to “be a tourist,” go shopping and eat Indian food during his first official visit to the UK with Tony Blair as leader in 1997, according to formerly classified documents.JxtXCvT0G I

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Biden decries ‘big lie,’ but offers no new path on voting rights bill

84394209In a passionate speech in a city considered the nation’s birthplace, Biden, without naming him, took aim at Trump and his supporters for false claims that the 2020 election was stolen from the Republican former president through widespread voting fraud.

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China bill delayed in US House amid partisan wrangling

84082080A spokesman said on Friday the panel would consider its consideration of the Ensuring American Global Leadership and Engagement Act, or Eagle Act, on July 12 after marathon discussion of the measure on Wednesday and Thursday, but no vote.

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Florida Legislature Sends No-Fault Auto Insurance Repeal Bill to Governor

The Florida legislature has sent an auto insurance measure (Senate Bill 54) to Gov. Ron DeSantis, who must now decide whether to sign or veto the legislation, which would repeal the state’s Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance system. The bill …

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South Carolina Governor Signs Bill Preventing COVID Suits Against Businesses

Gov. Henry McMaster again said South Carolina is recovering better from the COVID-19 pandemic than just about any other state as he held a ceremonial signing of a bill preventing people from suing companies over the virus The new law …

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Top Texas Democrat slams ‘out of control’ governor in fight over restrictive voting bill

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The top Democratic Party official in Texas on Wednesday blasted Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's recent decisions to veto a portion of the state budget that funds the Texas Legislature and to convene a special legislative session next month, calling the moves “beyond shameful” as the party squares off with the governor over a slew of voting restrictions.

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Arizona Governor Signs $100M Wildfire Funding Bill

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a bill rushed through in a special legislative session that provides $100 million in funding this year to battle wildfires, react to the damage they cause and to create a new force of more …

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Small mistake leads to $1.7 million repair bill for Asheville water treatment plant

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A construction oversight caused a mess and resulted in costly repairs at Asheville’s water treatment plant in Mills River. A city report said a hatch was left open during construction at the plant, then heavy rain moved in and flooded a portion of the facility. Some of the equipment was damaged and will need to be replaced. The price tag for the repairs is $1. 7 million. —

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