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What’s this creature that arrived in from the clothesline? Readers’ nature queries

This fellow came in on a towel from the clothesline. He was about 6cms long with beautiful markings and big dark eyes. – Jonathan White, Killiney, Co DublinIt’s the convolvulus hawkmoth, a late summer visitor from Mediterranean regions. Crayfish This wonderful underwater photo of a crayfish among dead man’s fingers was taken by club member […]

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Three-point turns, water tanks and gazebos – what’s it really like to staycation in a caravan?

Twin or single axle? Four or six berth? Tow it all the way to West Cork or have someone else do it for you? f you’ve never given caravans much thought, these things are important apparently. Doubly so when you plan to spend your staycation in one. Would our first caravan trip turn out to […]

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Explainer: What’s at stake in Supreme Court fight over Trump financial records

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday considers three blockbuster cases concerning efforts by the Democratic-led House of Representatives and a grand jury working with a prosecutor in New York City to obtain copies of President Donald Trump’s financial records. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump reacts during a campaign rally in Charlotte, […]

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Gov. Newsome Says PG&E’s Bankruptcy Plan Is ‘Woefully Short’ Of What’s Needed : NPR

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday rejected a restructuring plan from the state’s largest utility Pacific Gas & Electric. Christian Monterrosa/AP hide caption toggle caption Christian Monterrosa/AP California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday rejected a restructuring plan from the state’s largest utility Pacific Gas & Electric. Christian Monterrosa/AP California Gov. Gavin Newsom rejected a bankruptcy […]

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The Coalition’s religious discrimination bill: what’s changed and can doctors refuse treatment? | Australia news

On 10 December, Scott Morrison and the attorney general, Christian Porter, released the second draft religious discrimination bill. The new bill is designed to respond to a revolt from conservative religious organisations that forced the Coalition to miss its self-imposed deadline to introduce the bill to parliament by year’s end. What is the original bill […]

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