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Thursday November 3rd, 2022 morning edition

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After a heated public debate, the Greenville County Council in South Carolina voted to keep LGBTQ books accessible to children at the public library.

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Controversy over LGBTQ books in the county began in September when the Greenville County GOP unanimously passed a resolution in favor of banning them from the children’s section of libraries.

The GOP became especially concerned in June when the library displayed LGBTQ books in honor of Pride Month.

Of course we shouldn’t have any sexual material in our children’s library,” said parent Barbara Evans, as reported by The State.

And in a 3-9 vote, LGBTQ equality won the day and the council voted to keep the books available to kids. »

Rep. Katie Porter, a Democratic star who's charmed fans with her whiteboards in hearings, could lose her California seat next week

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Porter, a Democratic darling, could be in danger of losing her California seat.

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Democratic Rep. Katie Porter of California could be in danger of losing her House seat as the race has shifted in the GOP's direction, according to a nonpartisan political forecaster. »

Florida school mass shooter sentenced to life in prison

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Nov 2 (Reuters) - Nikolas Cruz, who murdered 17 students and staff with a semi-automatic rifle at a Florida high school, was formally sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday after listening to hours of anguished testimony from survivors and victims' relatives.

A jury voted last month to spare Cruz, 24, the death penalty, instead choosing life in prison without possibility of parole for one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history.

Cruz pleaded guilty last year to premeditated murder for his rampage on Feb. 14, 2018, then faced the three-month penalty trial earlier this year. »