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Big Ben behind bars: Siberian prison installs British-style red phone boxes to create ‘atmosphere of London' for inmates

Big Ben behind bars: Siberian prison installs British-style red phone boxes to create ‘atmosphere of London' for inmates

22 minutes ago   |   RT

Inmates in Russia's third-largest city, Novosibirsk, will now get a little taste of international travel after a prison installed British-style red phone boxes to decorate the...
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Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, Kashmiri Separatist, Is Dead at 77

6 hours ago   |   NY Times

He was a close aide to the most powerful Kashmiri separatist leader for 50 years, but he was arrested a year ago and imprisoned. He died in a hospital of the coronavirus.
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'Great day for America': Vaccinated can largely ditch masks

9 hours ago   |   My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - In a major step toward returning to pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people on...
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India's political prisoners in bad health, lose family amid COVID

10 hours ago   |   Al Jazeera

Incarceration distances them from deaths and sufferings of their relatives, often taking away final moments of grief.
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Davon De-Andre Turner Sentenced To 3 Years For Fire At Floyd Protest

13 hours ago   |   CBS

MINNEAPOLIS - A St. Paul man who pleaded guilty to helping set fire to a Minneapolis police station during protests over the death of George Floyd was sentenced Thursday to...
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Des Moines BLM calls for improvements to COVID-19 protocols in Iowa prisons

Des Moines BLM calls for improvements to COVID-19 protocols in Iowa prisons

15 hours ago   |   KCCI

The Iowa Department of Corrections faced criticism Thursday for its handling the COVID-19 pandemic in state prisons.
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Man convicted of kidnapping neighbor, holding her captive in shed granted a new trial

Man convicted of kidnapping neighbor, holding her captive in shed granted a new trial

15 hours ago   |   WLWT

A Blanchester man convicted of kidnapping his neighbor and hiding her in a pit inside his shed is out of prison and was granted a new trial.
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Derek Chauvin Conviction: Judge Allows Use Of Video, Audio During June 25 Sentencing

Derek Chauvin Conviction: Judge Allows Use Of Video, Audio During June 25 Sentencing

15 hours ago   |   CBS

MINNEAPOLIS - Cameras and microphones will be allowed during the sentencing of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murdering George Floyd. Judge...
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Trial For 3 Ex-MPD Officers In George Floyd's Death Pushed To March 2022

16 hours ago   |   CBS

MINNEAPOLIS - The state trial for three former officers charged in George Floyd's death won't happen until March 2022, because the judge wants to wait for the conclusion of the...
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Man who murdered 10-year-old in West Town pleads guilty to federal weapons charge

Man who murdered 10-year-old in West Town pleads guilty to federal weapons charge

16 hours ago   |   WGN TV   |   2 articles

CHICAGO - A convicted child murderer who was arrested during a 2019 gun raid on the West Side pleaded guilty to a federal weapons charge Thursday. Henry Reyes, 54, pleaded...
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New York's Elise Stefanik Installed As New GOP Conference Chair

New York's Elise Stefanik Installed As New GOP Conference Chair

The vote came two days after House Republicans ousted Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney from the leadership role after her continued criticism of former President Donald Trump. (Image... Read more ...

Elon Musk's net worth plummets by $25 billion after a tumultuous week

Elon Musk's net worth plummets by $25 billion after a tumultuous week

Summary List Placement Elon Musk's net worth dropped by $25 billion within the week Tesla stopped accepting Bitcoin payments and the billionaire hosted Saturday Night Live. The... Read more ...

CDC director: Mask-wearing will ‘be hard to let go' despite new guidance

CDC director: Mask-wearing will ‘be hard to let go' despite new guidance

Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said on Friday that mask-wearing will “be hard to let go” of for some and argued Americans should... Read more ...

Unemployment benefits are competitive with most states' average wages - and...

Unemployment benefits are competitive with most states' average wages - and it could explain why Americans aren't rushing back to work

Summary List Placement The federal government significantly expanded unemployment benefits for much of the pandemic as millions of Americans lost their jobs amid lockdowns... Read more ...

You still need to wear a mask on planes, trains, and buses - even if you've...

You still need to wear a mask on planes, trains, and buses - even if you've been fully vaccinated

Summary List Placement The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that fully-vaccinated Americans don't have to wear masks indoors , provided individual... Read more ...

Minnesota House Approves Recreational Marijuana Bill, The First-Ever Vote Of...

Minnesota House Approves Recreational Marijuana Bill, The First-Ever Vote Of Its Kind In The State

ST. PAUL, MINN. - The Minnesota House on Thursday night approved a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana in the state, a historic vote for an effort some have been... Read more ...

Irish health system says it's targeted in ransomware attack

Irish health system says it's targeted in ransomware attack

LONDON - Ireland's health service shut down its IT systems on Friday after being targeted in what it called a “significant ransomware attack." The Health Service Executive said... Read more ...

Hoping for unity, GOP set to put Rep. Elise Stefanik in top House post

Hoping for unity, GOP set to put Rep. Elise Stefanik in top House post

Republicans are ready to vault New York Rep. Elise Stefanik into the ranks of the party's House leadership. Read more ...

Walmart, Target, and Starbucks are keeping mask mandates despite the CDC...

Walmart, Target, and Starbucks are keeping mask mandates despite the CDC relaxing guidance for vaccinated people. Here's how stores are responding to the new guidelines

Summary List Placement The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday relaxed guidance for mask-wearing in indoor and outdoor spaces for fully vaccinated people... Read more ...

Harvard-bound student's college essay about losing mom goes viral on TikTok

Harvard-bound student's college essay about losing mom goes viral on TikTok

A Harvard-bound student's college essay about losing her mother has gone viral on TikTok. Read more ...