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The Respect for Marriage Act, which would offer federal protections for same-sex and interracial marriages, passed the Senate on Nov. 29 when 12 Republicans joined all present Democrats in voting in favor of the bill (Photo courtesy of Flickr/“Obergefell v. Hodges Decision Announced” by Jay Popovich. June 26, 2015). 
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Respect for Marriage Act passes Senate in bipartisan vote

The Respect for Marriage Act, which would offer federal protections for same-sex and interracial marriages, passed the Senate on Nov. 29 when 12 Republicans joined all present Democrats in voting in favor of the bill, according to NBC. On Dec. 8, the bill also passed in the House, gaining bipartisan support in a 258-169-1 vote. Thirty nine Republicans voted to pass the bill, along with all Democrats, according to CNBC.

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Researchers at Florida State University studied the effects that Covid-19 had on individuals’ personalities from the early to the late-stage pandemic which showed significant changes in personality, especially in younger people (Flickr/“Personality” by EpicTop10.com. November 10, 2019).
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Neurological effects of Covid-19 start to emerge

In a September study, researchers at Florida State University studied the effects that Covid-19 had on individuals’ personalities from the early-to-late-stage pandemic. They found significant changes in personality, especially in younger people. Other studies have produced similar results, and millions of people may be out of work due to Long Covid.

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The Orlando Sentinel reports downed power lines, record floods and rainfall, fallen trees, closed roads and severe damages (Flickr/“Downed trees and power lines in Bartow, FL following Hurricane Ian” by State Farm. September 29, 2022).
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Hurricane Ian devastates Florida and makes its way for other states

Hurricane Ian hit the shores of Florida on Sept. 21 with winds as high as 150 mph, causing major power outages, severe floods, injuries, deaths and evacuations, according to the Orlando Sentinel. The Orlando Sentinel also reported downed power lines, record floods and rainfall, fallen trees, closed roads and severe damages from floods, like buildings and damaged houses.

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Pakistan has been devastated by a monthslong series of monsoons that have displaced around eight million people. (Flickr/Flood in Pakistan 2022 by Ali Hyder Junejo).
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As Pakistan Continues to Flood, Scientists Warn of Climate Change

Monsoons have been devastating Pakistan since mid-June of this year, and much of the infrastructure has been destroyed. Around eight million people have been displaced and at least 1,500 have been killed since the beginning of the monsoons, according to a report from the U.N. Over 500,000 people who have been displaced are living in shelters, drinking water is scarce and many of the people who have died were children.

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Researchers from the University of California San Francisco believe they have found a new way to treat a specific mutation in some cancers through immunotherapy. (Flickr/Human Colon Cancer Cells by NIH Image Gallery)
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New Experimental Technique to Fight Cancer by Flagging the Cancerous Cells

Researchers from the University of California San Francisco believe they have found a new way to treat a specific mutation in some cancers, according to a new study published by the Cell Press medical journal on Sept. 12. In practice, the new treatment in the study could lead to retaining ground gained against a tumor that was previously responding to immunotherapy but started showing resistance to it. 

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