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Saturday July 8th, 2023 morning edition

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has endorsed President Joe Biden's reelection campaign, sending a strong sign of Democratic unity from one of the party's most liberal members.

“I think he’s done quite well, given the limitations that we have," Ocasio-Cortez said on the “Pod Save America” podcast Thursday.

She endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary and demurred in an interview last year when asked if she would support the incumbent president in 2024.

“But," Ocasio-Cortez said, "there are also areas that I think could have gone better. »

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. »

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.”. »

Column: Europe’s gas storage is filling too fast

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Gas inventories across the European Union and the United Kingdom amounted to 889 terawatt-hours (TWh) on July 4, according to data from Gas Infrastructure Europe (“Aggregated gas storage inventory”, GIE, July 6).

Prices and spreads will continue to come under pressure until storage accumulation slows much further to avoid space becoming full before October.

- Europe’s gas prices stabilise as storage additions slow (June 8, 2023). »

“Don’t Say Gay” GOP lawmaker accused of sexual harassment by 2 male staffers

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Two former male staffers of former reality TV performer-turned-Florida state Rep. Fabián Basabe (R) have accused him of sexual harassment.

Basabe, who is married to a woman but has avoided questions about his sexual orientation, voted for his state’s infamous “Don’t Say Gay” law.

During the drive, Basabe allegedly groped Cutbirth, tried to kiss him, and invited him up to his room to have sex. »