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Sunday July 17th, 2022 night edition

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“We are excited to have won our union and grateful for the solidarity shown by our coworkers,” Medieval Times Performers United said in an emailed statement.

The group of 42 employees said it would, as a union, “bargain a strong first contract.”.

“We look forward to working with management to create a fairer, safer, and more enjoyable Medieval Times,” it said.

“Together, we will build a workplace that allows us to thrive while doing the work we love.”.

“We're here for the spectacle without considering the person behind it,” Zaire Wood, 32, a knight at Medieval Times, previously told Gothamist.

“Let us be clear about what these employees ‘won’ today,” wrote Medieval Times CEO Perico Montaner to employees.

The article has been updated to include the email Medieval Times CEO Perico Montaner sent to workers late Friday. »

Case of 10-year-old rape victim challenges anti-abortion rights movement

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In a House hearing on Capitol Hill this week, an anti-abortion rights advocate said ending a pregnancy isn't an abortion when it involves a 10-year-old rape victim.

But no case has challenged the anti-abortion rights movement more than the rape of a 10-year-old Ohio girl.

Sarah Warbelow, the legal director of the Human Rights Campaign, said it's disinformation to suggest an abortion wouldn't be an abortion for a 10-year-old rape victim. »

England braces for 40C temperatures as experts warn thousands could die

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Thousands of people could die in the coming heatwave, experts have warned, as the government triggered the first ever national emergency heat red alert with a record 40C (104F) temperature forecast for south-east England on Tuesday.

The Met Office issued a parallel red “extreme heat warning” covering parts of central, northern, eastern and south-eastern England.

“Currently there is a 50% chance we could see temperatures top 40C and 80% we will see a new maximum temperature reached.”. »

10-year-old girl should have carried pregnancy to term, says lawyer who drafted model anti-abortion law

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10-year-old girl should have carried pregnancy to term, says lawyer who drafted model anti-abortion law.

The Indiana lawyer who drafted a model law to ban abortion tells Politico that the pregnant 10-year-old girl who came to his state for an abortion should not have terminated her pregnancy.

James Bopp said the abortion wouldn’t have been allowed under his model law, which contains an exception allowing abortions only to prevent death of a pregnant person. »

Police officer in Trump’s Jan 6 motorcade corroborates Secret Service confrontation

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The metropolitan police department officer was in a motorcade with the Secret Service on the day of the insurrection, sources told CNN.

Recalling a conversation with Secret Service special agent Tony Ornato and Secret Service agent Robert Engel, Ms Hutchinson testified that Mr Trump, upon being informed that his bodyguards could not spirit him to the Capitol safely, became livid.

A Secret Service officer reportedly said Mr Engel would deny parts of the story, which includes Mr Trump grabbing at the steering wheel and lunging toward an agent. »