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Friday February 4th, 2022 morning edition

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Oklahoma Republican Senator Rob Standridge has introduced a bill that would allow people to sue teachers if they offer an opposing view to the religious beliefs held by students.

The proposed act, named the “Students’ Religious Belief Protection Act” mean parents can demand the removal of any book with perceived anti-religious content from school.

Subjects like LGBTQ issues, evolution, the big bang theory and even birth control could be off the table.

Teachers could be sued a minimum of $10,000 “per incident, per individual” and the fines would be paid “from personal resources” not from school funds or from individuals or groups.

The act will be introduced into the Education Committee next week, but it doesn’t specify which religious beliefs will be used to prosecute offending teachers.

Referring to the act as “necessary for the preservation of the public peace,” if passed the law will take effect immediately, states the bill.

Just over a month ago, Senator Standridge introduced a bill to ban books with references to identity, sex and gender from public school libraries. »

Nintendo’s president says it won’t join the games industry acquisition arms race

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With the industry going through a period of consolidation, Furukawa touched on the topic of acquisitions on Thursday following the publication of Nintendo’s latest financial results.

The company has always relied on first-party games, and I don’t see any reason why they should change.”.

Last year Nintendo acquired Canadian Luigi’s Mansion 3 developer Next Level Games – the company’s first buyout in more than a decade. »

Trudeau rules out negotiating with protesters, says military deployment 'not in the cards'

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The protest, now almost a week old, started in opposition to the federal government's vaccine mandate for cross-border truckers.

One organizing group, Canada Unity, is demanding that government leaders either repeal the mandates or "RESIGN their lawful positions of authority immediately.".

So we are not going to allow anybody to intimidate us from doing the work we were elected to do. »

IS leader blows up self, family as US attacks Syria hideout

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President Joe Biden announced the overnight raid by American special operations forces, which U.S. officials called a “significant blow” to the radical militant organization.

The raid targeted Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi, who took over as head of the group on Oct. 31, 2019, just days after leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi died during a U.S. raid.

“Thanks to the bravery of our troops this horrible terrorist leader is no more,” Biden said at the White House. »

Russia is planning a false flag strike; claims recent evidence provided by the U.S.

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“It shows the level of cynicism, frankly, that is on the other side of this conflict,” deputy national security adviser Jon Finer told MSNBC on Thursday.

“In line with its previous interventions, Russia would portray its actions as defending ethnic Russians and coming at the request of a sovereign government for assistance.”.

I’m Najd Salhi, a Business English student from Tunisia, and this is my website. »