Albanese said he wanted Indigenous people recognized as Australia's original inhabitants in the constitution, which has existed since 1901, before next year's Australia Day. "They understand that changing the constitution is a big deal and, instinctively like me and like millions of Australians, we want a better outcomes for Indigenous Australians," he added. Indigenous Australians account for 3.2% of the population and are the nation's most disadvantaged ethnic group. Australia Day celebrations Thursday centered on Sydney Harbor, where attractions included an annual race of historic sailing ships. Separately, thousands gathered in downtown Sydney to commemorate the 85th anniversary of the original Mourning Day protest in 1938 when demonstrators made demands, including citizen rights, for Indigenous Australians.
Bo Hines, the Republican candidate, is a 27-year-old former college football player who describes himself as a "MAGA warrior." The candidate has been brandishing his endorsement from former President Donald Trump, appearing at a rally with him in the state last month. It's a swing district, but that doesn't mean there's a lot of voters open to persuasionOutside of early voting sites in the district, a trend quickly emerged in interviews with voters. The candidates in this race are leaning into the political divideThe candidates aren't shying away from this division. Even in a swing district like this one, there just aren't that many swing voters left.3 months ago WFDD
Bobby, who used to be a Formula 2 racecar driver, works as a salvage diver. Bobby works a dive at an offshore plane crash, but it's not a regular job. And then there's Stella Maris. Consisting purely of dialogue — devoid of the punctuation and dialogue tags commonly used for it, as McCarthy has always done — Stella Maris records Alicia's long, bizarre conversations with a male psychiatrist at the titular mental institution in 1972. Stella Maris doesn't care about not being a novel, and it shines because of it.3 months ago WFDD
The Nov. 8 election in California includes a ballot measure asking voters whether they should amend the state constitution to explicitly protect abortion rights. Some lawmakers say the amendment would merely enshrine abortion rights in the state, while others say the amendment would expand abortion rights. Current state law allows abortion up to the point of fetal viability, generally about 24 weeks into a pregnancy. "California law generally bars the performance of an abortion past the point of fetal viability," Kiley said. But a different poll found that on the question of securing abortion rights in general, 71% of California voters said they would vote for Proposition 1.3 months ago WFDD
A judge has sentenced former Trump political adviser Steve Bannon to 4 months incarceration and a $6,500 fine for criminal contempt of Congress. Bannon flouted demands for documents and testimony from the panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. He called House Select Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., "gutless" and said the panel is conducting a "show trial." wrote Bannon lawyers Evan Corcoran and David Schoen in a court filing. Unlike Bannon, who left the White House in 2017 after a rift with former President Trump, Navarro remained working for the administration for years.3 months ago WFDD
TranscriptLEILA FADEL, HOST:Former Trump political adviser Steve Bannon has been sentenced to four months in prison for contempt of Congress. JOHNSON: Congress wanted documents and testimony from Bannon. A day before the assault on the Capitol, Steve Bannon said all hell is going to break loose tomorrow. JOHNSON: You know, Steve Bannon, who does a lot of talking, didn't say anything to the judge. FADEL: NPR's justice correspondent Carrie Johnson discussing the sentencing of Steve Bannon.3 months ago WFDD