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Mormons to meet in Salt Lake City for biannual conference
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Mormons to meet in Salt Lake City for biannual conference

SALT LAKE CITY — Tens of thousands of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are scheduled to attend the faith’s biannual conference this weekend, in which senior leaders will address nearly 17 million believers throughout the world from their headquarters in Utah. The conference, held at the church’s 21,000-seat conference center...

1 teen killed, 1 wounded in Tulsa homecoming game shooting
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1 teen killed, 1 wounded in Tulsa homecoming game shooting

TULSA, Okla. — A teenager was killed and another was wounded in a shooting at a high school homecoming game in Oklahoma Friday night, police said. The victims, both 17, were shot during the event at McLain High School for Science and Technology shortly before 10 p.m., according to a statement by the Tulsa Police...

‘Predatory,’ widespread sexual harassment on Australia’s Antarctic research bases, report finds
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‘Predatory,’ widespread sexual harassment on Australia’s Antarctic research bases, report finds

CNN  —  Australian women working on research bases in Antarctica have been plagued by a widespread culture of sexual harassment, a recently released report found. The report, commissioned by the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD), notes that the women reported unwelcome requests for sex, inappropriate sexual comments and displays of offensive or pornographic material. “Given the...

Unrest in Iran Spreads to Remote, Restive Provinces
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Unrest in Iran Spreads to Remote, Restive Provinces

At least 19 people were killed in Iran on Friday during antigovernment protests in a southeastern province that is home to a restive ethnic minority, as unrest spread to remote regions of the country in a new challenge to the ruling Islamic establishment. Antigovernment protests erupted in Zahedan, the capital of Sistan-Baluchistan, one of the...

A Supreme Court Watershed – WSJ
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A Supreme Court Watershed – WSJ

The Supreme Court kicks off its new term on Monday, and the welcome back isn’t universal. “Supreme Court term begins amid questions about its legitimacy,” says a headline over a news story in the Washington Post. We could cite a dozen similar takes. These articles offer no explanation for this pique other than that the...

Covid Fraud Hits $45.6 Billion
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Covid Fraud Hits $45.6 Billion

The Labor Department’s Inspector General has updated its estimates of fraud in pandemic-era unemployment benefits, and it’s hard to know what’s worse: the shoddy systems that allowed crooks to bilk taxpayers, or the Biden Administration’s refusal to do anything about it. The IG first alerted Labor to the scope of the problem with reports in...

The Supreme Court Can Restrain the IRS
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The Supreme Court Can Restrain the IRS

The Internal Revenue Code is riddled with excessive penalties for what are often honest mistakes. This year, taxpayers must prepare to deal with a newly emboldened Internal Revenue Service, to which Congress allocated an additional $46 billion for enforcement. The Supreme Court has the opportunity to protect taxpayers by hearing one of three cases that...

Elon Musk and Twitter Argue Over Unresolved Pretrial Information Requests
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Elon Musk and Twitter Argue Over Unresolved Pretrial Information Requests

Updated Sept. 27, 2022 5:59 pm ET Listen to article (2 minutes) Lawyers for Elon Musk and Twitter debated several pending requests for information in their continuing legal fight, with less than three weeks to go before a scheduled trial over Mr. Musk’s soured $44 billion takeover. Among the issues discussed were whether Mr. Musk’s...