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Disappearances Spike On Mexico’s ‘Highway Of Death’ Leading To Border, Suggests Return To Dark Days Of Drug War
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Disappearances Spike On Mexico’s ‘Highway Of Death’ Leading To Border, Suggests Return To Dark Days Of Drug War

Family of Ricardo Valdes, who disappeared on the road on May 25, put up posters with their photography during a protest in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon state, Mexico, Thursday, June 24, 2021. As many as 50 people in Mexico are missing after they set off on simple highway trips between the industrial hub of Monterrey and the border city of Nuevo Laredo; relatives say they simply disappeared on the heavily traveled road, which has been dubbed 'the highway of death,' never to be seen again. (AP Photo/Roberto Martinez) As many as 50 people are missing after setting out on three-hour car trips this year between Mexico's industrial hub of Monterrey and the border city of Nuevo Laredo on a well-traveled stretch of road local media have dubbed “the highway of death.”Relatives say family m...
Many Of The Ultra Rich Pay Almost No Income Tax, Report ProPublica
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Many Of The Ultra Rich Pay Almost No Income Tax, Report ProPublica

According to a report released Tuesday from the nonprofit group ProPublica, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos paid no income tax in 2007 and 2011. Tesla founder Elon Musk’s income tax bill was zero in 2018. And financier George Soros went three straight years without paying federal income tax, according to ProPublica found that overall, the richest 25 Americans pay an average of 15.8% of adjusted gross income — which is less than many ordinary workers do, once you include taxes for Social Security and Medicare, . Its findings are likely to heighten a national debate over the vast and widening inequality between the very wealthiest Americans and everyone else.An anonymous source delivered to ProPublica reams of Internal Revenue Service data on the country’s wealthiest people, including Wa...
Uyghur exiles describe forced abortions, torture in Xinjiang
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Uyghur exiles describe forced abortions, torture in Xinjiang

Three Uyghurs who fled from China to Turkey have described forced abortions and torture by Chinese authorities in China’s far western Xinjiang region, ahead of giving testimony to a people’s tribunal in London that is investigating if Beijing’s actions against ethnic Uyghurs amount to genocide. The three witnesses include a woman who said she was forced into an abortion at 6 1/2 months pregnant, a former doctor who spoke of draconian birth control policies, and a former detainee who alleged he was “tortured day and night” by Chinese soldiers while he was imprisoned in the remote border region.They spoke to The Associated Press of their experiences before testifying by video link to the independent U.K. tribunal, which is expected to draw dozens of witnesses when it opens four...
“Unthinkable Discovery” Remains Of 215 Children Found At Indigenous School In Canada
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“Unthinkable Discovery” Remains Of 215 Children Found At Indigenous School In Canada

The remains of 215 children, some as young as 3 years old, have been found buried on the site of what was once Canada's largest Indigenous residential school — one of the institutions that held children taken from families across the nation.Chief Rosanne Casimir of the Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation said in a news release that the remains were confirmed last weekend with the help of ground-penetrating radar.More bodies may be found because there are more areas to search on the school grounds, Casimir said Friday.In an earlier release, she called the discovery an “unthinkable loss that was spoken about but never documented at the Kamloops Indian Residential School.”From the 19th century until the 1970s, more than 150,000 First Nations children were required to attend s...
10 Seconds Of Terror: Alaska Man Survives Brown Bear Mauling
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10 Seconds Of Terror: Alaska Man Survives Brown Bear Mauling

Allen Minish was alone and surveying land for a real estate agent in a wooded, remote part of Alaska, putting some numbers into his GPS unit when he looked up and saw a large brown bear walking about 30 feet away.“I saw him and he saw me at the same time, and it’s scary,” he said by phone Wednesday from his hospital bed in Anchorage, a day after being mauled by the bear in a chance encounter.The mauling left Minish with a crushed jaw, a puncture wound in his scalp so deep the doctor told him he could see bone, lacerations and many stitches after a 4½-hour surgery. He also is wearing a patch over his right eye, saying the doctors are worried about it.All that damage came from a very brief encounter — he estimates it lasted less than 10 seconds — after he startled the bear Tuesd...
Texas executes inmate who killed his great aunt in 1999
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Texas executes inmate who killed his great aunt in 1999

A Texas man convicted of fatally beating his 83-year-old great aunt more than two decades ago was executed Wednesday evening, despite requests from some of the victim’s family to spare his life.Quintin Jones received the lethal injection at the state penitentiary in Huntsville for the September 1999 killing of Berthena Bryant. Prosecutors said after Bryant refused to lend Jones money, he beat her with a bat in her Forth Worth home then took $30 from her purse to buy drugs.Reporters from The Associated Press and The Huntsville Item, the local newspaper, were scheduled as media witnesses to the punishment but never were escorted by corrections agency officials from an office across the street from the prison. There was no immediate explanation for the media exclusion. Jones became t...
What Do Walmart, Costco, Trader Joe’s & Disney World Have In Common? They’re Dropping Mask Mandates
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What Do Walmart, Costco, Trader Joe’s & Disney World Have In Common? They’re Dropping Mask Mandates

Major Stores are dropping mask mandates after the CDC announced that fully vaccinated Americans no longer need to wear masks indoors or outdoors.Trader Joe's said people who are fully vaccinated can shop without masks.A Trader Joe's spokesperson said, "We will trust our customers and not request or require proof of vaccination,"Publix announced Friday that it will no longer require fully vaccinated customers or employees to wear masks."In accordance with CDC guidelines, individuals who are not fully vaccinated are required to use face coverings over their noses and mouths while inside any Publix store," Publix said in a press release.Costco is ditching the mask mandate as well. Fully vaccinated customers will not have to wear masks indoors."In Costco locations wh...
OJ SIMPSON (R-Wyo.) LIZ CHENEY IS ‘STANDING UP FOR THE TRUTH”
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OJ SIMPSON (R-Wyo.) LIZ CHENEY IS ‘STANDING UP FOR THE TRUTH”

House GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney has earned the support O.J. Simpson, amid the fight of her political life.Cheney (R-Wyo.), the No. 3 Republican in the House, earned the Juice’s respect because she “stands up for truth.”“Don’t get me wrong, I’m 50-50 on her politics, but I didn’t like her. And then I just realized recently, the reason I didn’t like her had to do with her father, probably my least favorite politician of my adult life, former Vice President Dick Cheney,” he continued.“Then I saw a show the other day and I saw a quote by Voltaire and it said that patriotism was the enemy of mankind,” Simpson said, noting the quote incorrectly.The actual quote from the French writer reads, “It is lamentable that to be a good patriot, one must become the&nbs...
Alleged Gunman In Colorado Mass Shooting On Mother’s Day Has Been Identified
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Alleged Gunman In Colorado Mass Shooting On Mother’s Day Has Been Identified

The man who allegedly walked into a birthday party early Sunday morning and opened fire killing six people has been identified by a family member as the boyfriend of Sandra Ibarra, one of the victims who was killed.The party was being held to celebrate the birthdays of Nubia Marquez, 28, her brother, Melvin Perez, who would have turned 31 this week, as well as their mother, Joana Cruz, who would have turned 54 this week. Both Perez and Cruz were killed in the shooting.Freddy Marquez, who is the husband of Nubia Marquez identified the suspected shooter as Ibarra's boyfriend. Marquez described him as "quiet" and "serious," saying he always carried a gun. The couple knew the man only by the nickname "Junior."According to Sandra's Facebook page, she was listed in a relations...
Nancy Pelosi Tweets Happy Birthday To HOF Baseball Player Willie Mays With Wrong Photo Of Willie McCovey
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Nancy Pelosi Tweets Happy Birthday To HOF Baseball Player Willie Mays With Wrong Photo Of Willie McCovey

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tweeted a happy birthday message to Hall of Fame baseball player Willie Mays for his 90th birthday on Thursday.“Happy 90th Birthday to an all-American icon, Willie Mays. A trailblazing, record-breaking baseball player, civil rights leader, and champion for youth sports and well-being, Willie Mays is a civic legend and national treasure,” Pelosi’s tweet said.The only problem was the photo she used was not of her and Mays.Pelosi's original tweet included an image of her and Willie McCovey, another Hall of Fame player for the San Francisco Giants, who died in 2018.Pelosi’s account later corrected the mistake, deleting the tweet and replacing it with a picture of her and the Say Hey Kid.Happy 90th Birthday to an all-American icon, Willie Mays...