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Number of people killed in Havana hotel explosion rises to 40 as more bodies pulled from ruins

The official number of people killed in a powerful explosion at an iconic hotel in Cuba's capital city Havana has risen to 40.
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Suspected gas leak may have caused explosion in Cuba [Video]

Suspected gas leak may have caused explosion in Cuba

A powerful explosion apparently caused by a natural gas leak killed at least nine people and injured 40 when it blew away outer walls from a luxury hotel in the heart of Cuba’s capital. No tourists were staying at the 96-room Hotel Saratoga because it was undergoing renovations.

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Saratoga hotel: 22 dead in massive explosion in Cuba's exclusive 5-star hotel | OneIndia News [Video]

Saratoga hotel: 22 dead in massive explosion in Cuba's exclusive 5-star hotel | OneIndia News

A massive explosion rocked one of Cuba's most exclusive five-star hotel on Friday. The blast led to the death of 22 people and injured more than 70. The historic hotel was set for a post-pandemic reopening in four days. #SaratogaHotel #HavanaHotelBlast #MassiveExplosion

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Crabs embark on perilous migration to Bay of Pigs [Video]

Crabs embark on perilous migration to Bay of Pigs

Every year in Cuba, millions of crabs emerge from the forest at the beginning of the spring rains and head for the waters of the Bay of Pigs, crossing streets and highways on a perilous journey to mate and reproduce.

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Lori Lightfoot Tells LGBTQ+ Community the ‘Supreme Court Is Coming for Us Next’ [Video]

Lori Lightfoot Tells LGBTQ+ Community the ‘Supreme Court Is Coming for Us Next’

Lori Lightfoot Tells LGBTQ+ Community , the ‘Supreme Court Is Coming for Us Next’. Lori Lightfoot Tells LGBTQ+ Community , the ‘Supreme Court Is Coming for Us Next’. 'Newsweek' reports that the Chicago mayor took to Twitter on May 9 in response to speculation that the Supreme Court intends to overturn Roe v. Wade. Lightfoot thinks that if the landmark 1973 ruling does get thrown out, . conservatives will target the LGBTQ+ community next, such as Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized same-sex marriage in 2015. To my friends in the LGBTQ+ community—the Supreme Court is coming for us next. This moment has to be a call to arms. We will not surrender our rights without a fight—a fight to victory!, Lori Lightfoot, Chicago mayor, via Twitter. Lightfoot also announced on May 9 that the city will give $500,000 to the Chicago Department of Public Health to help provide abortion access. . This includes women's rights, trans rights, immigrant rights and of course the right to same sex and interracial marriage. We simply cannot stand idly by and let that happen, Lori Lightfoot, via Fox 32. During an interview with MSNBC, Lightfoot was asked to elaborate on her "call to arms.". I think everybody who saw that draft opinion has gone through a range of different emotions. But we can't just be angry. We've got to be intentional, we've got to be dedicated, Lori Lightfoot, Chicago mayor, via MSNBC. And that's why I'm calling upon fellow elected officials across the country, and particularly my fellow mayors to join me in making a pledge that we made today, which is a justice for all pledge. , Lori Lightfoot, Chicago mayor, via MSNBC. And fundamentally, it reaffirms Chicago as a welcoming city, a city that doesn't discriminate, and a city that's going to stand with women, Lori Lightfoot, Chicago mayor, via MSNBC

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Ariana DeBose To Host 2022 Tony Awards [Video]

Ariana DeBose To Host 2022 Tony Awards

Ariana DeBose To Host , 2022 Tony Awards. CNN reports that the American Theatre Wing made the announcement on May 5. DeBose, who just won an Oscar for portraying Anita in the 'West Side Story' remake, has had several notable roles on Broadway. In a statement confirming her hosting duties for this year's event, DeBose said, "I'm coming home!". I'm so honored to celebrate 75 years of excellence in theater, but more importantly every member of this community who poured themselves into making sure the lights of Broadway have the opportunity to shine brightly once again!, Ariana DeBose, via statement, as reported by CNN. CNN reports that nominees for the 2022 Tony Awards will be revealed next week. The show will air June 12 at 8 p.m. The show will air June 12 at 8 p.m. CNN also points out that when DeBose won the Oscar for best supporting actress in March, . CNN also points out that when DeBose won the Oscar for best supporting actress in March, . she became the first out LGBTQ+ woman of color to take home an Academy Award. she became the first out LGBTQ+ woman of color to take home an Academy Award

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FDA Proposes Ban on Menthol Cigarettes [Video]

FDA Proposes Ban on Menthol Cigarettes

FDA Proposes Ban , on Menthol Cigarettes. On April 28, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed new rules that would ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars. Through careful consideration of the scientific evidence and our authorities under the Tobacco Control Act, we've determined that these actions are appropriate for protection of the public health, Dr. Robert Califf, FDA Commissioner, via statement, as reported by CNN. According to the FDA, around 18.6 million people, 36% of all smokers in the U.S., smoke menthol cigarettes. CNN reports that people of color and minority groups are more likely to smoke menthol cigarettes, as they are the tobacco industry's target market. . The FDA reports that while 30% of white smokers prefer menthols, 85% of Black smokers choose the same. The FDA reports that while 30% of white smokers prefer menthols, 85% of Black smokers choose the same. 40% of women prefer them as well, compared to only 31% of men. 40% of women prefer them as well, compared to only 31% of men. A 2013 study published in the 'American Journal of Preventive Medicine' also found that those in the LGBTQ+ community are more likely to smoke menthols. . According to the CDC, over half of kids who smoke reach for menthol cigarettes. The proposed rules would help prevent children from becoming the next generation of smokers and help adult smokers quit. Additionally, the proposed rules represent an important step to advance health equity by significantly reducing tobacco-related health disparities, Xavier Becerra, Health and Human Services Secretary, via statement, as reported by CNN. One study published in 'BMJ Journals' predicts eliminating menthol cigarettes would help 923,000 people, . including 230,000 African Americans, quit smoking within the first year and a half. The CDC reports that while smoking rates have gone down, the habit is still responsible for over 480,000 deaths per year in America

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‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ Banned in Saudi Arabia | THR News [Video]

‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ Banned in Saudi Arabia | THR News

The decision, which comes after the blocking of both 'Eternals' and 'West Side Story,' is said to be once again related to the inclusion of an LGBTQ character.

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Republican Lawmakers in FL Vote to Dissolve Disney's Special District [Video]

Republican Lawmakers in FL Vote to Dissolve Disney's Special District

Republican Lawmakers in FL, Vote to Dissolve , Disney's Special District. The bill was passed by the FL state legislature, 23-16 in the Senate and 70-38 in the House, on April 21. If signed by Republican FL Governor Ron DeSantis, it means the Reedy Creek special district would dissolve effective June 1, 2023. The Walt Disney Company would then no longer be able to act as its own government. Disney has retained the status for five and a half decades. The special status means that the company has been able to expand and maintain its theme parks with zero cost to FL taxpayers. In the meantime, Disney came to employ more people in FL that any other company and transformed the local economy of Orlando. In the meantime, Disney came to employ more people in FL that any other company and transformed the local economy of Orlando. Democratic lawmakers in FL expressed bewilderment after the vote. The Disney corporation is being attacked for expressing support for its many LGBTQ employees and customers. Are we really making this enormous decision based on spite?, Tina Polsky, Democratic State Senator, via CNBC. We are adding insult to injury by voting on something today that was proposed yesterday going after a private business that has literally made our state what it is, disagrees with, Loranne Ausley, Democratic State Senator, via CNBC. According to FL law, dissolving a special district requires a majority vote of the landowners which, in this case, is Disney. This means that bill is mostly political theater that is not likely to result in the dissolving of Reedy Creek. [The governor] wants to prove a point. He wants to prove he’s more powerful, but I don’t think he’s more powerful than Disney, Jason Pizzo, Democratic State Senator, via CNBC. DeSantis is a likely contender for the 2024 Republican Presidential nomination

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