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  Story 2693 -   Thursday April 1, 2021
G. Gordon Liddy, planner of Watergate burglary, dies at 90
G. Gordon Liddy, the political operative who supervised the Watergate burglary, which brought down President Richard Nixon, died Tuesday, his family said. He was 90. Liddy's family said in a statement that he died Tuesday morning at his daughter's home in Mount Vernon, Virginia. It did not give a cause of death. His son, James, said that the cause was not related to Covid-19, and that he had been dealing with Parkinson's disease. Liddy was ...
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  Story 2692 -   Thursday April 1, 2021
New York is latest state to legalize recreational marijuana
New Yorkers can now possess and use up to 3 ounces of cannabis under a legalization bill signed Wednesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, while sales of recreational-use marijuana won’t become legal for an estimated 18 months until the state draws up regulations. Advocates for criminal justice reform hope it will also help redress the inequities of a system that has locked up people of color for marijuana offenses at disproportionate rates. The legislat ...
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  Story 2691 -   Thursday April 1, 2021
Man who killed his mom in 2002 arrested in NYC attack on 65-year-old Asian woman
An arrest was made early Wednesday in a brutal attack on a 65-year-old Asian woman that drew widespread outrage after footage of the assault was released. Brandon Elliot, 38, has been charged with two counts of assault in the second degree as a hate crime, and one count of attempted assault in the first degree as a hate crime, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. said. He was already on lifetime parole for fatally stabbing his mother in ...
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  Story 2690 -   Thursday April 1, 2021
Capitol officers sue Trump over 'physical and emotional injuries' from Jan. 6 attack
WASHINGTON — Two Capitol Police officers are suing former President Donald Trump over “physical and emotional injuries” they suffered in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, which they say the former president incited. Officers James Blassingame and Sidney Hemby accuse Trump of directing the assault and aiding and abetting the actions of the rioters. The officers, who have been on the force for more than a decade, are each seeking at least $75 ...
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  Story 2689 -   Wednesday March 31, 2021
Italy arrests navy captain on suspicion of spying after secret meeting with Russian
ROME - Italian police said on Wednesday they had arrested an Italian navy captain and a Russian diplomat on suspicion of spying after the two were caught swapping a document for money at a clandestine meeting. The Italian, a captain of a frigate, and the Russian, a military official accredited at the embassy, were accused of “serious crimes tied to spying and state security” after their meeting on Tuesday night, Italian police said. The suspe ...
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Suspected mafia fugitive was living on a Caribbean island. Then police saw his YouTube cooking videos
An alleged Mafia fugitive who had been on the run since 2014 was arrested by police in the Dominican Republic thanks to his hobby as a YouTube chef. Marc Feren Claude Biart, a 53-year-old suspected member of the 'Ndrangheta mafia organization, arrived in Milan, Italy, on Monday following his arrest on March 24, according to a statement from Italy's financial police. Biart is Italian-Dutch and is accused of drug trafficking for the Cacciola ...
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  Story 2687 -   Wednesday March 31, 2021
With ship now freed, a probe into Suez Canal blockage begins
SUEZ, Egypt — Experts boarded the massive container ship Tuesday that had blocked Egypt’s vital Suez Canal and disrupted global trade for nearly a week, seeking answers to a single question that could have billions of dollars in legal repercussions: What went wrong? As convoys of ships again began traveling through the artery linking the Mediterranean and Red Seas, a canal service provider said more than 300 vessels carrying everything from cr ...
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  Story 2686 -   Thursday April 1, 2021
Shot at after being gang-raped, minor girl's life was saved by mobile phone: Pune Police
A minor girl was gang-raped and shot at in Maharashtra's Pune city. The police have arrested two suspects in connection with the case and a hunt is underway to nab three others. According to the police, the girl is a resident of Pune's Sahkar Nagar area. Accompanied by a friend, the minor girl went for a birthday party at Pune's Warje Malwadi area on the day of the incident. In her statement, the girl said she was asked to stay back afte ...
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  Story 2685 -   Thursday April 1, 2021
Father asked school to report teen to police. Months later, she was allegedly raped
The father of a 16-year-old girl who was raped by her schoolmate says her public high school failed to report the boy’s intimidating behaviour to police in the months before the attack. He called on the government to establish a database of schoolboys that have been charged with rape, sexual harassment or intimidation to ensure schools know if they need to keep an eye on particular students. “The rape of our daughter was preventable,” the f ...
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  Story 2684 -   Thursday April 1, 2021
Chinese man given 12 years in prison for raping 10-year-old girl
A Chinese man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for raping a 10-year-old girl who became pregnant as a result of the assault, according to official reports. The case came to light when the child, identified only by the pseudonym Xiaoye, from east China’s Shandong province was seen by a doctor in August and found to be five months pregnant, the provincial prosecutors’ office said in a statement on its social media account on Friday. U ...
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  Story 2683 -   Thursday April 1, 2021
Australian man who raped young girl inside dance studio toilet dies in jail
The man who brutally attacked and raped a 7-year-old girl in a public toilet at a Sydney dance studio has died just one year after being sentenced to life in prison for the sickening attack. Anthony Sampieri was being treated for liver cancer at Long Bay Prison Hospital at the time of his death, according to The Daily Telegraph. The sickening attack took place in November 2018. The 56-year-old hid inside the women's toilets next to a Kogara ...
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  Story 2682 -   Wednesday March 31, 2021
Children among the dead and injured in Myanmar military airstrikes, say activists
Children were among those killed and injured in airstrikes by Myanmar's military on an ethnic rebel-controlled area in the country's southeast, a humanitarian aid group said Tuesday, as junta forces stepped up their offensive in the region. Myanmar's military, which seized power in a February 1 coup, has been conducting airstrikes in southeastern Karen state since Saturday night, forcing thousands of residents to flee into the jungles. Many ...
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  Story 2681 -   Wednesday March 31, 2021
Morning Joe goes on epic rant attacking 'morons and lunatics' who refuse to get vaccinated
Don’t fancy the idea of carrying a ‘vaccine passport’ to partake in normal life again? For MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, that makes you an “idiot” and a “moron” who should crawl back to your “cave.” The Biden administration is working with the private sector to develop a standardized way for Americans to prove their Covid-19 vaccination status, the Washington Post reported over the weekend. So-called ‘vaccine passports’ – which proponents argue shoul ...
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  Story 2680 -   Wednesday March 31, 2021
Increased use of vaccine passports could lead to scams, experts warn
As states continue to open up eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine and more services start to require proof of vaccination, experts are warning of a rise in fraudulent activity surrounding vaccine passports. Vaccine passports and certificates are being touted around the world as a way for various industries to start returning to normal while minimizing the risk of spreading the coronavirus. Consumers are already being required to use the passe ...
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  Story 2679 -   Wednesday March 31, 2021
Mother arrested for attempted murder after allegedly slashing 3-year-old daughter's neck with scissors
A mother of a 3-year-old girl has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly slashing her daughter in the neck with a pair of scissors before doing the same to herself. The incident occurred on Saturday, March 27, in the Wheaton-Glenmont area of Montgomery County, Maryland -- just north of Washington, D.C. -- when emergency services received a call at approximately 10:50 a.m. after a relative who had arrived at the family home observed ...
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  Story 2678 -   Wednesday March 31, 2021
Sister hopeful for safe return of Alicia Kenyon who's been missing from Catskill, New York nearly two weeks
A community in New York is coming together to find missing 29-year-old Alicia M. Kenyon, and her worried sister told Dateline she is thankful for the support. “We just want to know that she’s safe,” Amy Kenyon told Dateline. “We’re so thankful for everything the community has done to make that possible.” xxxxl Alicia, who is two years older than her sister Amy, has been missing since March 20, 2021. According to the New York State Polic ...
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  Story 2677 -   Wednesday March 31, 2021
Why the world's container ships grew so big
The traffic jam at the Suez Canal will soon begin easing, but behemoth container ships like the one that blocked that crucial passageway for almost a week and caused headaches for shippers around the world aren’t going anywhere. Global supply chains were already under pressure when the Ever Given, a ship longer than the Empire State Building and capable of carrying furnishings for 20,000 apartments, wedged itself between the banks of the Suez ...
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  Story 2676 -   Tuesday March 30, 2021
How can I find my $1,400 stimulus check? Track the third payment with a free IRS tool
With 127 million people already receiving their third stimulus checks , we understand if you're starting to get anxious if yours hasn't arrived. But that could mean there's a holdup with the delivery of your $1,400 payment. The US Treasury and IRS might not have processed the payment and gotten it into the mail via paper check or EIP card. And how will you get your payment if you receive Social Security benefits like SSI and SSDI? You can use ...
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  Story 2675 -   Tuesday March 30, 2021
Aides to New York Governor Cuomo subpoenaed in sexual harassment probe: WSJ
The New York state attorney general’s office has subpoenaed dozens of officials in New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration as part of a probe into sexual harassment accusations, the Wall Street Journal reported late on Friday. Cuomo’s aide Melissa DeRosa, whose title is secretary to the governor, was among the officials to receive a subpoena earlier this month, the newspaper reported citing people familiar with the m ...
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  Story 2674 -   Tuesday March 30, 2021
First ship passes through Suez Canal after Ever Given freed
The Wish came through. The first ship to make it through the Suez Canal since the vital waterway was reopened after a colossal container ship was finally freed Monday is reportedly the YM Wish. The 1,207-foot-long, Hong Kong-flagged container ship – only about 100 feet shorter than the previously wedged Ever Given – exited the southbound canal about 9:15 p.m. Monday and proceeded to the Red Sea and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, according to The New ...
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The Ever Given Cargo ship 'partially refloated' but still stuck in Suez Canal
SUEZ, Egypt — Engineers are attempting to refloat the huge cargo ship stuck on the banks of the Suez Canal last week. But at this moment the ship remains stuck across the Suez Canal.The Ever Given is a 224,000-ton, 1,300-foot-long container ship registered in Panama. The engineers attempted for several days to pull the full vessel with tug boats. They are scheduled to resume their efforts later today as the water level rises to its maximum. Th ...
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  Story 2672 -   Sunday March 28, 2021
container ship stuck in Suez Canal moved slightly, but low tide keeps it hung
Huge efforts to free the giant container ship blocking the Suez Canal have caused its stern and rudder to move but not much more. It's unclear when the ship will be freed. The massive efforts ultimately failed Saturday night as a high tide to help float the vessel did not arrive. The 200,000-ton ship continues to block hundreds of ships from passing through the Canal. The net result is a loss of billions of dollars in global trade each day. T ...
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'A day of terror and dishonour': Myanmar forces kill dozens of people, including children, in what may be deadliest day since coup
Police and soldiers reportedly killed dozens of people, including children, across Myanmar on Saturday, as the military celebrated the 76th annual Armed Forces Day in the capital with a parade. The online news site Myanmar Now reported late Saturday that the death toll had reached 114, according to The Associated Press. A count issued by an independent researcher in Yangon who has been compiling near-real time death tolls put the total at 1 ...
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30 million people may receive $1,400 stimulus checks after Social Security Administration provides payment information to IRS
The Social Security Administration has sent information to the IRS that will help clear the way for almost 30 million people to receive their $1,400 stimulus checks, lawmakers said on Thursday. The development comes after Democratic leaders on the House Ways and Means Committee gave the agency 24 hours to turn over the payment information so that the IRS could process the payments. In a statement, the lawmakers, led by House Ways and Means ...
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  Story 2669 -   Saturday March 27, 2021
New Attempts Planned to Free Huge Vessel Stuck in Suez Canal
The huge container ship remaines stuck sideways in Egypt’s Suez Canal for a fifth day Saturday, as authorities prepared to make new attempts to free the vessel and reopen a crucial east-west waterway for global shipping. The Ever Given, a Panama-flagged ship that carries cargo between Asia and Europe, ran aground Tuesday in the narrow canal that runs between Africa and the Sinai Peninsula. The massive vessel got stuck in a single-lane stret ...
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  Story 2668 -   Saturday March 27, 2021
Six year old girl shot dead in her father's arms by Myanmar soldiers
The family of a six-year-old girl named Khin Myo Chit who was was gunned down in Myanmar as she ran into her father's arms have gone into hiding as they fear the global outcry over the child's death has made them military targets. Khin Myo Chit was shot inside her home when security forces opened fire in the Chan Mya Thazi township, a suburb of the central city on Tuesday, according to witnesses. According to eye witness accounts collected ...
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  Story 2667 -   Saturday March 27, 2021
16 more protesters killed in Myanmar
16 more protesters were killed by Myanmar's security forces. This was done even as the leader of the ruling junta said the military will protect the people and strive for democracy. Protesters against the February 1 military coup came out on the streets of Yangon, Mandalay and other towns, defying a warning they could be shot "in the head and back" as the country's generals celebrated Armed Forces Day. "Today is a day of shame for the armed ...
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  Story 2666 -   Friday March 26, 2021
Oregon Senator Ron Wyden and Leading Senate Democrats Introduce Bill to Expand Emergency Broadband Benefit Access
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., with 15 leading Democrats including U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., today introduced new legislation building on the Emergency Broadband Connections Act to ensure working families can stay online through the current economic and health crisis. Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Edward Markey, D-Mass, Richard Durbin, D-Ill., Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Robe ...
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  Story 2665 -   Thursday March 25, 2021
Dislodging the container ship blocking the Suez Canal could take 'days to weeks'
(CNN) Shipping experts believe it could take days or even weeks to free the 224,000-ton vessel that is wedged across the Suez Canal, blocking one of the world's busiest waterways since Tuesday. The Ever Given, a container ship almost as long as the Empire State Building is tall, ran aground on March 23 after being caught in 40-knot winds and a sandstorm that caused low visibility and poor navigation, the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) said in a st ...
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  Story 2664 -   Wednesday March 24, 2021
Angela Merkel drops Easter lockdown plans 24 hours after announcing them: 'My mistake'
Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel has unexpectedly reversed her decision to impose a stricter coronavirus shutdown over Easter – apologising to “all citizens” as she admitted making a mistake. “The idea of an Easter shutdown was created with the best of intentions,” she said, but conceded the plan had been hasty and could not be implemented in such a short time. “This mistake is my mistake alone,” Ms Merkel said on Wednesday – only 24 hour ...
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