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Actor Alan Cumming returns OBE for British Empire's 'toxicity'
Actor Alan Cumming returns OBE for British Empire's 'toxicity'

On January 27, Scottish theatre and film actor and producer Alan Cumming said he returned his OBE over how the British Empire "profited at the expense [of] indigenous people".

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"Energized and excited": Chris Hipkins becomes 41st Prime Minister of New Zealand
"Energized and excited": Chris Hipkins becomes 41st Prime Minister of New Zealand

Chris Hipkins succeeded Jacinda Ardern as prime minister of New Zealand Wednesday after the latter's 'shock' resignation on January 19.

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"A commonsense proposal": Wikinews interviews Michelle Tilley, Campaign Director for Yes on 820
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"A commonsense proposal": Wikinews interviews Michelle Tilley, Campaign Director for Yes on 820

On March 7, voters in the US state of Oklahoma will decide on State Question 820, the Marijuana Legalization Initiative.

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Supporters of ex-President Bolsonaro storm Brazil's Congress, Supreme Court
Supporters of ex-President Bolsonaro storm Brazil's Congress, Supreme Court

Supporters of ex-president Jair Bolsonaro stormed the Brazilian Congress and the Supreme Court and surrounded the presidential palace in Brasília on January 8.

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UK Treasury considering plans for digital pound, economic secretary says
UK Treasury considering plans for digital pound, economic secretary says

Andrew Griffith, Economic Secretary to HM Treasury, told members of the United Kingdom House of Commons Tuesday the government was considering a "digital pound", with public consultations on the attributes and regulation of digital assets expected in the coming weeks.

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