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Near-final results show that a party with neo-fascist roots, the Brothers of Italy, has swept Italy’s national election. The victory looks set to deliver the first far-right-led government since World War II and make its leader, Giorgia Meloni, the first woman to become Italy’s premier. The country's lurch to the far right immediately shifted Europe’s geopolitical reality. It places a euroskeptic party in a position to lead a founding member of the European Union and its third-largest economy. Europe’s right-wing party leaders immediately hailed Meloni’s victory and her party’s meteoric rise as sending a historic message to Brussels. Near-final results showed Meloni’s center-right coalition netting 44% of the parliamentary vote. Turnout was a historic low of 64%.

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A Kentucky man who killed three fellow students and wounded five others when he was 14 years old will spend the rest of his life in prison without another opportunity to seek parole. The Kentucky Parole Board voted 7-0 on Monday to deny parole to 39-year-old Michael Carneal, and ordered him to serve out his full life sentence. Carneal told board members last week that he still hears voices like the ones that told him to steal a neighbor’s pistol and fire it into the crowded lobby of Heath High School, near Paducah, in 1997. However, Carneal said that with therapy and medication, he has learned to control his behavior.

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Top U.S. insurance companies and associations say California is risking a crisis in the nation’s largest automobile insurance market by refusing to approve rate increases since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The companies already are cutting back and say they can’t continue operating at a loss while Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara delays rate cases filed by companies representing three-quarters of the California market. It's part of a battle over Lara’s effort to compensate consumers he says were overcharged during the pandemic’s early months when traffic all but disappeared. He's refused to consider applications to boost rates for more than two years.

A local chef is heading to “Hell’s Kitchen” — and not the restaurant in Norfolk. A place much more fiery. Ileana Gabrielle D’Silva, a sous chef at Casa Pearl in Williamsburg, will be on the season premiere of Fox’s “Hell’s Kitchen” Thursday. The host is Gordon Ramsay, who is known for his multitude of cookbooks and international restaurants, as well as his quick temper. This season’s cooking ...

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