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Friday July 15th, 2022 day edition

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It’s been slow moving, but bit-by-bit regions of Japan have been moving to recognize same-sex marriages here and there.

The latest major company to do so has been video game legend Nintendo Japan, which recently updated its website to include a number of changes under the banner of Corporate Social Responsibility or CSR.

Reaction to the news was well received by Japanese netizens who felt that even though Nintendo is only one organization, a company with its influence has the potential to make similar policies spread.

“If the company changes their mindset, then it will be reflected in their games, which will influence the world over time.”.

Large companies like that often have extensive benefits for families.”.

Other points on Nintendo’s CSR agenda include sourcing materials from places that adhere to both environmental and human rights standards.

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Secret Service Deleted Jan. 6 Text Messages After Oversight Officials Requested Them

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The Secret Service erased text messages from January 5 and January 6, 2021, according to a letter given to the January 6 committee and reviewed by The Intercept.

Though the Secret Service maintains that the text messages were lost as a result of a “device-replacement program,” the letter says the erasure took place shortly after oversight officials requested the agency’s electronic communications.

The Secret Service did not immediately respond to a request for comment. »

Child of refugees becomes Germany’s first black female cabinet minister

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A woman who spent her childhood years living in German refugee quarters, haunted by uncertainty over how long her family would be allowed to stay in the country, has now become its first black female cabinet minister.

Touré has said she will use her new political post to tackle deep-seated racism, which she has said is rife in German society, as well as growing social inequality.

In fact, for years I thought about nothing else other than ‘Will we be allowed to stay in Germany?’” she said. »

Todd Rokita says he is looking into Indiana doctor who performed abortion for Ohio 10-year-old

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Todd Rokita says he is looking into Indiana doctor who performed abortion for Ohio 10-year-old.

Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita went on Fox News Wednesday night to say he is looking into the Indianapolis obstetrician-gynecologist Dr. Caitlin Bernard, who provided a 10-year-old rape victim from Ohio with an abortion.

The abortion was reported to the health department and the Indiana Department of Child Services July 2 − two days after the abortion was performed. »

Hidden Van Gogh self-portrait found behind another painting

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A hidden self-portrait by Vincent van Gogh has been discovered behind one of his paintings, covered by layers of glue and cardboard for more than a century.

"We have discovered an unknown work by Vincent van Gogh, one of the most important and popular artists in the world.".

An X-ray examination led to the discovery of a Vincent van Gogh self-portrait at the back of the canvas of his 1885 painting "Head of a Peasant Woman." »