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[2022-11-13] Weekly news recap

Weekly news recap:

Science:

Attractive female students no longer earned higher grades when classes moved online during COVID-19

https://www.psypost.org/2022/11/attractive-female-students-no-longer-earned-higher-grades-when-classes-moved-online-during-covid-19-64251

Technology:

Twitter quietly drops $8 paid verification; “tricking people not OK,” Musk says

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2022/11/twitter-quietly-drops-8-paid-verification-tricking-people-not-ok-musk-says/

France has made it law that all car parks must be covered in solar panels, this is expected to add 11GW to the French/EU electricity grid at peak capacity

https://electrek.co/2022/11/08/france-require-parking-lots-be-covered-in-solar-panels/

News:

Vermont becomes the 1st state to enshrine abortion rights in its constitution

https://vtdigger.org/2022/11/08/measure-to-enshrine-abortion-rights-in-vermont-constitution-poised-to-pass/

Twitter pauses paid verifications after users abuse service to impersonate brands and people

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/11/11/twitter-blue-subscription-disappears-from-app.html

Russia to withdraw troops from key city of Kherson

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-63573387

Politcs:

John Fetterman wins Pennsylvania Senate race, defeating TV doctor Mehmet Oz and flipping key state for Democrats

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2022-election/pennsylvania-senate-midterm-2022-john-fetterman-wins-election-rcna54935

Mothers searching for their disappeared children in Mexico are "being killed by drug cartels"

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/mexico-cartels-kill-mothers-searching-for-disappeared-children-desaparecidos/

Other:

Republicans Introduce A Bill To Make It A Felony To Perform Drag Shows In Tennessee

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/11/9/2134845/-Republicans-introduce-a-bill-to-make-it-a-felony-to-perform-drag-shows-in-Tennessee
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