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"Never did we ever think that our 16-year-old son with special needs would die in front of our eyes at his age and in the hands of law enforcement," Donna Lou, the mother of the teen, Eric Parsa, said Thursday in a news conference."Unfortunately it is our reality of a nightmare that we have had to live with...
The US is blacklisting six Hong Kong officials, including police chiefs, who it blames for a Beijing-led crackdown on demonstrators under the national security law, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday. Police in Hong Kong arrested 53 people on January 5 in the largest...
Even as the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive is set to be launched on Saturday, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has prepared a detailed plan of covering the entire population of the city under the drive in four phases, in 92 working days, based on the number of beneficiaries in each phase. However, the availability of doses for the...
FACING POLITICAL heat over incidents of vandalism at temples across the state, the YSRCP government in Andhra Pradesh on Friday released investigation reports in nine cases in which opposition TDP and BJP workers and sympathisers have been accused of spreading false news and instigating the attacks. The reports, however, do not say who targeted the temples. The government claimed...
WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus reported on the outcomes of the latest meeting of the Emergency Committee on COVID-19, held online the previous day.  Experts issued a statement calling for upgrading national capacity for genome sequencing, and greater data sharing, in efforts to monitor and respond to changes in the virus.    Tedros told journalists he was pleased they also...
Conservative blog American Thinker has issued an apology in response to Dominion Voting Systems’ lawyers accusing them and others of defamation for pushing claims their technology helped rig the presidential election. In a Friday statement written by editor and publisher Thomas Lifson, American Thinker admitted their stories...
The answer also matters on a deeper institutional level. Some justices have drifted quite far from their ideological starting points. Harry Blackmun, John Paul Stevens and David Souter come to mind. All were Republican-appointed justices (by Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush, respectively) who ended their careers as among the most liberal members of the...
A CABINET expansion carried out by Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on January 13 to take his team strength to 33 – one less than its full capacity of 34 – has exposed deep divisions and a lack of unity in the state BJP unit. Contrary to expectations that the cabinet expansion will momentarily strengthen the political position...
President Alexander Lukashenko authorized the Belarusian security forces to use lethal force against opposition protesters, according to an alleged recording of the country’s deputy interior minister obtained and published by the organization “By_Pol.” A self-described “union of the security forces of Belarus,” By_Pol is made up of ex-security officers who have defected to the opposition. In addition to...
Last Saturday at 9 p.m., as residents across Quebec sat indoors to obey a new pandemic curfew, the police patrolling the sleepy city of Sherbrooke observed a perhaps unlikely crime: a woman “walking” her boyfriend, attached to a leash, as he padded along the sidewalk on all fours.Asked by the police why she was breaching curfew, which requires...