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Saturday July 8th, 2023 day edition

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[1/2] U.S. President Joe Biden meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G20 leaders' summit in Bali, Indonesia, November 14, 2022.

July 7 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden told Chinese President Xi Jinping following his meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin to "be careful" because Beijing relies on Western investment, according to excerpts from an interview with CNN.

"I said: This is not a threat.

"Since Russia went into Ukraine, 600 American corporations have pulled out of Russia.

And you have told me that your economy depends on investment from Europe and the United States.

Putin and Xi held two days of talks in March with warm words of friendship between China and Russia and joint criticism of the West, but no sign of a diplomatic breakthrough over Ukraine.

Asked what Xi's response was, Biden said: "He listened, and he didn't...argue. »

D.C. Court of Appeals committee recommends Giuliani be disbarred

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“By prosecuting that destructive case, Mr. Giuliani, a sworn officer of the court, forfeited his right to practice law.

The board’s decision would then be reviewed by the D.C. Court of Appeals, which ultimately makes the final decision on disbarments.

In its 38-page report Friday, the committee said Giuliani used the court system to file complaints that contained “vague and speculative allegations” that were unsupported. »

Activists want to disqualify Trump from ballot in key states under 14th Amendment

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The groups say secretaries of state are empowered by the 14th Amendment to bar Trump from running for office because of the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection.

The groups are calling their campaign “Trump is Disqualified,” and are timing it to coincide with the 155th anniversary of the 14th Amendment.

Though Trump has been indicted twice and is under investigation in other cases, the groups say those are not disqualifying facts under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment. »

Arizona governor greenlights over-the-counter birth control

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Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs (D) has expanded access to over-the-counter birth control that will “soon be available to Arizonans,” according to a press release.

Arizonans 18 and older will soon be able to go to their local pharmacy and purchase oral contraceptives without a doctor’s prescription.

Hobbs, in announcing the move Thursday, called reproductive freedom essential to individuals and families “working hard to create a life for themselves in Arizona.”. »

Farmer owes $82,000 in contract dispute over use of a ‘thumbs-up’ emoji, judge says

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A Canadian farmer owes $82,000 for breach of contract after using a “thumbs-up” emoji in a text.

The SWT rep signed the contract in ink and then sent a photo of the contract via cell phone to Chris Achter along with the message “Please confirm flax contract.”.

According to Achter in the court documents, he confirmed “the thumbs-up emoji simply confirmed that I received the Flax contract. »