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Monday August 14th, 2023 morning edition

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Revenue from the new income tax is being used to give kids in the state free lunch and breakfast at school.

Massachusetts is the eighth state to start free lunches since a pandemic-era federal program expired.

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Students in Massachusetts will get free lunch and breakfast at school thanks to a new 4% tax put on people who earn more than $1 million.

Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey signed the budget on Wednesday, making Massachusetts the eighth state to adopt a free school lunch plan since federal free school lunches which started during the COVID-19 pandemic ended.

The outlet reported that a portion of the $1 billion gathered from the new income tax will be used to provide all public school students in Massachusetts with free breakfast and lunch.

Biden also signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law in February, which includes a 15% minimum tax on corporations earning more than $1 billion. »

Gay couple from Toronto wins lawsuit in Italy after son's birth photo used in anti-surrogacy campaign

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That photograph went viral, but not long after it was used without consent by the Fratelli d’Italia.

A poster for an anti-surrogacy campaign by Italy's Fratelli d'Italia party that used an image without consent from moments after the birth of BJ Barone and Frankie Nelson's son, Milo.

An image by Eastern Ontario photographer Lindsay Foster that was used without consent in an anti-surrogacy campaign in Italy. »

Offseason substitute teacher pitches 7 shutout innings for MLB-best Atlanta Braves

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Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Allan Winans tossed seven shutout innings in the team’s 21-3 win against the New York Mets on Saturday afternoon.

Winans has been supplementing his minor league salary in the offseason by working as a substitute teacher in his native Bakersfield, California, where he is known as “Mr. W” to his students, according to Braves broadcaster Bally Sports South.

“But my job today was to help the Braves win, and that’s what we did, so I was pretty happy with it.”. »