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  Story 2715 -   Sunday April 11, 2021
Medical examiner needs break while describing murdered 8-year-old girl's autopsy at court
On June 21, 2013 around 8 pm, Rayne, Cherish, and her two younger sisters went shopping when they first met Donald Smith at a Dollar General, where he offered to buy them clothes they could not afford with a $150 Walmart gift card. The Perrywinkles then got into his white van and went with him to Walmart, where they shopped for the next 2 hours. At 10:30 pm, Smith offered to get them cheeseburgers at the store’s McDonald's and convinced Cherish t ...
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  Story 2714 -   Wednesday April 7, 2021
China's census could point to a looming demographic slide
BEIJING - China’s once-a-decade census is expected to show a further fall in the percentage of young people in its fast-aging population as high living costs and an aversion to having children among urban couples push China closer to a demographic crunch. Policymakers are under pressure to come up with family-planning incentives and arrest a falling birth rate, with the world’s most populous country at risk of entering an irreversible populat ...
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  Story 2713 -   Wednesday April 7, 2021
Climate Change protesters break windows at Barclays London HQ, seven arrested
LONDON -Police arrested seven people outside the London headquarters of Barclays on Wednesday after climate change activists broke windows to protest the role of the financial sector in climate change. The activists from the Extinction Rebellion group used hammers to break the windows and then pasted the message “In Case of Climate Emergency Break Glass” on the front of the bank’s building. The group said the action was part of its “Money ...
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  Story 2712 -   Sunday April 11, 2021
Myanmar security forces kill seven protesters, Chinese-owned factory set ablaze
LAUNGLON, Myanmar - Military troops fired at anti-coup protesters on Wednesday, killing at least seven people and wounding several, media said, as a Chinese-owned factory was set on fire in the commercial capital Yangon and activists burned the Chinese flag. Villagers attend a protest against the military coup, in Launglon township, Myanmar April 4, 2021 in this picture obtained from social media. Dawei Watch/via REUTERS The country’s mili ...
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  Story 2711 -   Monday April 5, 2021
Republicans mobilize for showdown that will help define the Biden presidency
A defining political clash took shape Sunday over Joe Biden's latest effort to reshape the US economy, with Republicans mobilizing against a massive infrastructure plan that could put the President in historic Democratic company. GOP office holders launched a broad assault on the package, arguing it was too expensive and was stuffed with overly partisan programs that had nothing to do with fixing roads and bridges. "The Biden administration ...
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  Story 2710 -   Monday April 5, 2021
One person killed and at least 5 others injured in a park shooting on Easter
A woman is dead and five others, including a 4-year-old, were injured at a shooting in a park in Birmingham, Alabama, on Easter Sunday, police said. Officers responded to a shooting at Patton Park around 7 p.m., where hundreds of people were gathered, Birmingham Police Sgt. Rod Mauldin said at a news briefing. Officers believe the incident began with an argument "amongst a group of males" and there were "several shots fired," Mauldin said. ...
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  Story 2709 -   Monday April 5, 2021
India reports new record of 103,558 daily Covid cases, as second wave and new lockdowns hit
A familiar scene is taking place across India. In large cities, hospital beds are filling up with Covid-19 patients. Warehouses, unused trains and large public spaces are being converted into makeshift treatment centers. And restrictions are clamping back down, with new lockdowns in place. India has plunged into its second wave -- and this time, with new variants, fatigue setting in among the population, and several massive religious gathering ...
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  Story 2708 -   Monday April 5, 2021
England bets on testing as a way out of lockdowns
Everyone in England will be offered free coronavirus tests twice a week starting Friday, the UK government announced in a statement on Monday. The new testing regime is part of the government's plan to reopen the economy in a way that would not lead to a spike in cases. Rapid testing is currently only available to those most at risk and for people who need to leave home for work -- including frontline health care workers, care home staff an ...
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  Story 2707 -   Monday April 5, 2021
Jordan accuses former crown prince of attempt to 'destabilize' country's security
Jordan's government has accused former crown prince Hamzah bin Hussein, the half-brother of the country's ruler King Abdullah II, of plotting to "destabilize" the country. The move exposes a rift at the heart of the country's royal family, and follows Hamzah's announcement this weekend that he had been forced into isolation. The nation's Deputy Prime Minister Ayman Safadi said at a news conference Sunday that security officials had intercep ...
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  Story 2706 -   Sunday April 4, 2021
Oregon Female Inmates Are Helping to Save Endangered Butterfly Species From Behind Prison Walls
A team of female conservationists is helping to save an endangered butterfly species in Oregon—and they are doing it all from within the walls of a prison. Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, which is the only women’s prison in the state, hosts a conservation program that recruits inmates to care for the Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly. Since losing most of its habitat in the Pacific Northwest, the butterfly was officially listed as an endan ...
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  Story 2705 -   Friday April 2, 2021
Remains of missing 10-year-old girl found in rural Iowa, police say
Human remains that were found in rural Iowa last week belong to a 10-year-old girl who has been missing for almost nine months, authorities said Wednesday. Breasia Terrell, who would have turned 11 in December, was last seen alive in the early morning hours of July 10 in her hometown of Davenport, about 55 miles southeast of Iowa City. She had spent the night at an apartment belonging to her half-brother's father, 48-year-old Henry Dinkins, ac ...
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  Story 2704 -   Friday April 2, 2021
FDA authorizes rapid, non-prescription COVID-19 tests
More Americans will soon be able to purchase over-the-counter rapid coronavirus tests without a prescription at their local pharmacy or retail store following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s authorization of two more at-home tests that are easy to buy and perform. The FDA on Thursday authorized BinaxNOW, a COVID-19 antigen self-test by Abbott, a U.S. COVID-19 testing manufacturing company. It also authorized the Quick Vue test by Quide ...
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  Story 2703 -   Thursday April 1, 2021
Ancient coins may solve mystery of murderous 1600s pirate
WARWICK, R.I. — A handful of coins unearthed from a pick-your-own-fruit orchard in rural Rhode Island and other random corners of New England may help solve one of the planet’s oldest cold cases. The villain in this tale: a murderous English pirate who became the world’s most-wanted criminal after plundering a ship carrying Muslim pilgrims home to India from Mecca, then eluded capture by posing as a slave trader. “It’s a new history of a n ...
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  Story 2702 -   Thursday April 1, 2021
7 Hong Kong democracy leaders convicted over 2019 protests
HONG KONG — Seven Hong Kong pro-democracy advocates were convicted Thursday on charges of organizing and participating in an unlawful assembly during massive anti-government protests in 2019 that triggered a crackdown on dissent. The seven include media tycoon and founder of the Apple Daily tabloid Jimmy Lai, as well as 82-year-old Martin Lee, a veteran of the city’s democracy movement. Lai had already been held without bail on other charges ...
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  Story 2701 -   Thursday April 1, 2021
Hearing Set in Lawsuit Over Virginia State Senator's Censure
RICHMOND, Va. — A federal judge is set to hear arguments Thursday about whether to dismiss a lawsuit from firebrand Virginia conservative Amanda Chase over her state Senate colleagues' decision to censure her. Chase, who is a Republican candidate for governor, filed the lawsuit in February, a few days after her colleagues passed the censure resolution on a bipartisan vote, denouncing her for a “pattern of unacceptable conduct.” Chase has b ...
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  Story 2700 -   Thursday April 1, 2021
China to face 'protracted war' on human rights with US
In the week that saw the commencement of the trial of the former Minneapolis police officer accused in the death of George Floyd, which triggered sweeping nationwide protests in the US in the summer of 2020 over deeply rooted racial inequality, the US Department of State released its annual "country human rights" report, lambasting other countries' human rights records including China's Xinjiang policy. The US, whose failed COVID-19 response ...
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  Story 2699 -   Thursday April 1, 2021
Brutal NYC attack renews Asian American volunteers' efforts
NEW YORK — Fed up with the incessant attacks on Asian Americans, Stan Lee recently started voluntarily patrolling San Francisco’s Chinatown. So when the 53-year-old fire lieutenant saw a video of a New York City woman getting brutally beaten, he didn’t have to guess how his fellow volunteers — other Asian American firefighters — were taking it. “I’m pretty sure they’re all steamed, like I am,” said Lee, who is Chinese American. “It’s personal ...
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  Story 2698 -   Thursday April 1, 2021
Child among 4 dead in shooting at California office building
LOS ANGELES — A child was among four people killed Wednesday in a shooting at a Southern California office building that left a fifth victim and the gunman critically wounded, police said. The violence in the city of Orange southeast of Los Angeles was the nation’s third mass shooting in just over two weeks. When police arrived at the two-story structure around 5:30 p.m. shots were being fired, Orange Police Lt. Jennifer Amat said. Officer ...
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  Story 2697 -   Thursday April 1, 2021
Officer video shows Floyd struggle, then takedown
MINNEAPOLIS — George Floyd’s struggle with three police officers trying to arrest him, seen on body-camera video, included Floyd’s panicky cries of “I’m sorry, I’m sorry” and “I’m claustrophobic!” as the officers tried to push Floyd into the back of a police SUV. At one point, Floyd bucks forward, throwing his upper body out of the car. Officers eventually give up, and Floyd thanks them — and then is taken to the ground, facedown and handcuff ...
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  Story 2696 -   Thursday April 1, 2021
Company at heart of J&J vaccine woes has series of citations
The company at the center of quality problems that led Johnson & Johnson to discard an unknown amount of its coronavirus vaccine has a string of citations from U.S. health officials for quality control problems. Emergent BioSolutons, a little-known company at the center of the vaccine supply chain, was a key to Johnson & Johnson’s plan to deliver 100 million doses of its vaccine to the U.S. by the end of May. But the company has been cited rep ...
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