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Month: September 2022

Supporters of New York City's arts and cultural activities are seen at a rally in 2017. President Joe Biden issued an executive order on September 30 that includes a provision reestablishing the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.

Biden reestablishes arts committee that was dissolved over Trump’s handling of Charlottesville

By Maegan Vazquez and Shawna Mizelle, CNN President Joe Biden issued an executive order on Friday that includes a provision reestablishing the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, a panel that was dissolved in 2017 when the committee’s members resigned over then-President Donald Trump’s handling of a deadly White nationalist rally in Charlottesville,

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Hundreds of Papuans demonstrated in front of the Jakarta Palace in 2019.

Four teenagers were shot at a protest in Papua. Eight years on, only one suspect is facing trial

By Heather Chen, CNN Even by the bloody standards of Indonesia’s decades-long Papua conflict, one massacre stands out for its brutality — and the seeming impunity of those behind it. On December 8, 2014, a crowd of hundreds of peaceful demonstrators in Paniai district, Papua province, were fired upon — allegedly by Indonesian soldiers —

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A flooded community in Fort Myers

Hurricane-slammed Florida election offices scramble to meet Thursday deadline to send vote-by-mail ballots

By Fredreka Schouten, CNN Elections officials in portions of Florida hard hit by Hurricane Ian are scrambling to meet a fast-approaching deadline to begin sending out absentee ballots and are working to develop contingency plans for November’s general election. In Lee County, Florida — home to Fort Myers, which saw homes and businesses torn apart

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After #FreeBritney, California to limit conservatorships

By SOPHIE AUSTIN Associated Press/Report for America SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a bill limiting conservatorships that grant legal guardianship over individuals, a move that comes after Britney Spears’ conservatorship case garnered national attention amid her attempts to regain control over her finances and livelihood. The new law, authored

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