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‘We Owe Darnella Frazier’: People Are Thanking the Teen Who Filmed George Floyd

‘We Owe Darnella Frazier’: People Are Thanking the Teen Who Filmed George Floyd's Murder

Her cell phone footage from that day shocked the world, rallied people to the streets, and played a key role in holding Derek Chauvin to account.
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Babysitter ‘gripped toddler’s head like a football and wrestled him to death’ - metro

Babysitter ‘gripped toddler’s head like a football and wrestled him to death’

Marvin Lake, 24, has been accused of killing toddler Ahren DeHart, a child he was supposed to be taking care of while his mother was at work
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‘A means, not an end’: EU proposes ‘human centric’ approach to AI regulation in draft rules

The European Commission has proposed regulations on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) through a risk-based rules framework that calls for heavy fines, partial bans on surveillance, and safeguards for high-risk applications.
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India’s indigenously developed Covaxin jab 78% effective against Covid-19 in trials, maker Bharat Biotech says - rt

India’s indigenously developed Covaxin jab 78% effective against Covid-19 in trials, maker Bharat Biotech says

The Covid-19 vaccine developed by Indian pharmaceutical firm Bharat Biotech has been found to be 78% effective in preventing symptoms of Covid-19 and 100% against severe disease in stage three trials, the company said.
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French president planning to remove Covid travel restrictions as early as start of May - rt

French president planning to remove Covid travel restrictions as early as start of May

President Emmanuel Macron is preparing to ease existing lockdown restrictions, imposed after France was hit by a third wave of coronavirus, by the start of May if, as health officials expect, cases begin falling. 
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At least 22 people have died at a hospital in India's western Maharashtra state after an oxygen leak caused a serious disruption to patient supplies, the region's health minister has said.
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Urgent appeal for three missing teenagers who vanished last night

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‘National Rape Day’ Isn’t Real, But TikTokers Keep Spreading Panic Anyway

There’s reams of posts on social platforms spreading misinformation.
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First picture of convicted murderer Derek Chauvin in jail jumpsuit - metro

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An Indonesian submarine has gone missing following a navy drill in the Bali Sea, prompting fears that the vessel has sunk. There are 53 people on board, Indonesia’s military said.
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George Floyd’s killer Derek Chauvin placed on suicide watch in high-security jail - metro

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Israel’s coronavirus response chief said the country is trying to divert millions of doses of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine which have already been ordered, claiming the government has enough supply through to 2022.
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QAnon Is Spewing Racist Conspiracies About the Derek Chauvin Verdict - vice

QAnon Is Spewing Racist Conspiracies About the Derek Chauvin Verdict

In QAnon world, the trial was a sham, Chauvin is a “crisis actor,” and it’s all part of the deep state’s unending effort to take control of the country.
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Syria’s long-time ruler, Bashar Assad, submits candidacy for upcoming presidential election

The Syrian president has put his name forward to run for a fourth term as the country’s leader in an election planned for May 26. The election has been widely criticized by opposition leaders and the US.
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Thousands gather in Berlin to protest more Covid restrictions as parliament debates giving Merkel’s govt power to impose lockdowns - rt

Thousands gather in Berlin to protest more Covid restrictions as parliament debates giving Merkel’s govt power to impose lockdowns

Demonstrators have gathered in the thousands in the German capital as the nation’s parliament debates whether to give Merkel’s government more power to impose lockdowns on areas with high Covid-19 infections.
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Myanmar military’s violent post-coup crackdown displaces 250,000 – UN envoy

Violent clashes between the Myanmar military and anti-coup protesters in the wake of the junta’s coup that removed Aung San Suu Kyi from power has displaced around 250,000 people, according to a UN envoy monitoring the situation.
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Polar bear dies after eating rubber ball thrown into zoo enclosure

The ball remained in his stomach and eventually killed him.
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Ghislaine Maxwell Is Still in Jail and the Feds Are Working Very Hard to Keep Her There

Ghislaine Maxwell Is Still in Jail and the Feds Are Working Very Hard to Keep Her There

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Months after slapping Ghislaine Maxwell with sex trafficking charges, federal prosecutors have found themselves in a seemingly never-ending battle with Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged madam over the fact that she’s stuck in jail and that jail is, well, terrible. But, clearly, it’s a battle that the government has no intention of losing.

Maxwell has already been denied bail three times. But on Tuesday, prosecutors also struck back at Maxwell’s allegations that she had been abused in the Brooklyn jail where she’s been held since her arrest last July. 

Back in February, in a letter to U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan, Maxwell alleged that she’d been physically searched more than a thousand times—including, she said, one search where she was “physically abused” by jail guards out of view of cameras. After she reported the alleged abuse, Maxwell said the guards retaliated against her and forced her to clean a shower.

Now, in their own letter to Nathan on Tuesday, federal prosecutors say that’s not true. An investigation by the Metropolitan Detention Center—where Maxwell is being held—found that the search had been recorded, and that Maxwell had been asked to clean her cell simply because it was dirty, according to a court filing.

“Staff noted that the defendant frequently did not flush her toilet after using it, which caused the cell to smell,” prosecutor Audrey Strauss wrote. “In addition, the defendant had not cleaned her cell in some time, causing the cell to become increasingly dirty.”

Strauss also challenges Maxwell’s claim that she’s losing hair and weight in jail, saying that weekly check-ins have found that Maxwell has a normal weight for a person of her height.

Strauss’ letter—the latest in a long, long series of court filings arguing over the conditions of Maxwell’s imprisonment—arrives just days after Maxwell lost her third request for bail. In her latest attempt, the one-time heiress offered to surrender both her French and British citizenship, and cobbled together a proposed bail package worth an eye-popping $28.5 million. 

But Maxwell is simply too great a flight risk, according to Nathan. “There are no combination of conditions that can reasonably assure her appearance,” Nathan wrote in her order denying Maxwell bail.

Prosecutors have also recently leveled two new sex trafficking charges against Maxwell. 

Their new indictment filed on March 29 accuses Maxwell of meeting and grooming a 14-year-old girl to participate in sexual acts with Epstein between 2001 and 2004. Epstein and, at times, Maxwell, allegedly paid this girl to provide Epstein with “sexualized massages.” 

Maxwell has pleaded not guilty.

Prosecutors have handed almost 3 million pages of evidence against Maxwell to her lawyers, Newsweek reported. It’s unclear how much of the case against Maxwell the public will ultimately be allowed to see: In March, Nathan ruled that parts of a transcript in the case would remain redacted because releasing it would only fuel a “craving for that which is sensational and impure.”

In total, Maxwell is now facing six sex trafficking charges and two perjury charges. Her trial is tentatively set for this summer. And it looks like, despite her best efforts, Maxwell will  stay in jail until it happens.

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