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Russia decides to free captive whales after outcry – governor

Russia decides to free captive whales after outcry - governorRussian authorities have decided to free nearly 100 whales held in cages in Russia’s Far East, the governor of Russia’s Primorsky Region said on Monday, the TASS news agency reported. The decision to release the whales, after months of delays, coincided with a visit to the enclosures by Jean-Michel Cousteau, a French oceanographer and son of famous marine expert Jacques Cousteau. “An official decision has been taken to release all the animals into the wild,” Oleg Kozhemyako, the governor of Primorsky Region, was quoted as saying by TASS.



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California governor says El Salvador trip a counter to Trump

California governor says El Salvador trip a counter to TrumpSAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Sunday his visit to El Salvador serves as a counter-narrative to what he called President Donald Trump's demoralizing and toxic rhetoric about Central American migrants.



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Puerto Rico's governor warns Trump: 'If the bully gets close, I'll punch the bully in the mouth'

Puerto Rico's governor warns Trump: 'If the bully gets close, I'll punch the bully in the mouth'Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló reacts to Trump's suggestion that the U.S. territory has received more than its share of disaster relief.



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Missouri governor declares state of emergency amid flooding

Missouri governor declares state of emergency amid floodingKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson declared a state of emergency Thursday following flooding that left several people stranded and continues to cause damage and strain levees in several Midwest states.



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Kentucky Governor Signs Law Prohibiting Abortions Based on Unborn’s Sex, Race, or Disabilities

Kentucky Governor Signs Law Prohibiting Abortions Based on Unborn’s Sex, Race, or DisabilitiesKentucky governor Matt Bevin on Tuesday signed a bill that bans abortions chosen on the basis of an unborn child's sex, race, or disability.A court filing in the U.S. District Court in Louisville indicated that the governor has signed the bill, which included an "emergency clause" stipulating that it would go into effect immediately.Physicians must now certify in writing that the patient did not request the abortion for a reason related to the baby's sex, race, or disabilities. Flouting the new law puts doctors at risk of losing their medical license or being prosecuted for a felony, although the mother of the unborn child would not be targeted.The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging the bill in federal court as an unconstitutional restriction on a woman's right to abortion.“Instituting laws that instantly affect critical patient care should not be a cat-and-mouse game,” the group said, asking that it be notified when the bill is signed.Another new law that bans abortions after about six weeks or when a heartbeat can be detected forced Kentucky's sole abortion clinic, EMW Women's Surgical Center in Louisville, to cancel some appointments on Friday until a federal judge intervened.“EMW and its abortionists have responded with a novel claim: Women have a constitutional right to undergo race-based abortions, gender-based abortions, and disability-based abortions. In plaintiffs’ view, somewhere in the Fourteenth Amendment’s penumbra lies a protection for eugenics,” the governor's lawyer M. Stephen Pitt wrote in defending the ban on eugenics-based abortions. “This is a perverse distortion of Roe v. Wade.”



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California governor halts death penalty: 'I couldn't sleep'

California governor halts death penalty: 'I couldn't sleep'California Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday halted the death penalty, saying he was deeply troubled by the possibility of executing an innocent person even though California voters have repeatedly backed capital punishment. Newsom was convinced by statistics suggesting that perhaps dozens of the 737 inmates on the state’s death row were innocent. The state has not held an execution since 2006 but appeared to be moving toward resuming them.



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California governor to freeze death penalty, says it's 'fundamentally immoral' and biased

California governor to freeze death penalty, says it's 'fundamentally immoral' and biasedGov. Gavin Newsom is using the power of his office to act on his longstanding opposition to the death penalty in a state with 737 death row prisoners.



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California dismantles its execution chamber as governor orders moratorium on death penalty: ‘I couldn’t sleep at night’

California dismantles its execution chamber as governor orders moratorium on death penalty: ‘I couldn’t sleep at night’California’s governor has signed a moratorium halting the use of the death penalty, saying he would be unable to sleep at night if he sent just one innocent person to their death. Gavin Newsom, who was sworn in as the state’s 40th governor in January, said statistics suggested at least one of the 737 inmates on California’s death row – more than any other state – ought not to be there. Citing a National Academy of Sciences report that estimated 1 out of every 25 people on death row was innocent, the governor said he was not prepared to go along with such a system.



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California governor to put moratorium on death penalty: source

California governor to put moratorium on death penalty: sourceNewsom, who on Tuesday night hinted at a “major policy announcement,” plans to sign an executive order setting the changes in place on Wednesday morning at the state capitol, the source said. No death row inmates will be released, said the source, who declined to be identified. California’s death row is crowded with inmates, many of whom have been there for decades.



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Get paid for your data? California governor wants tech companies to show you the money

Get paid for your data? California governor wants tech companies to show you the moneyGov. Gavin Newsom is considering a bill that would compensate users for their data, but critics warn it could be complicated.



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