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William "Bill" Tate named first Black president in LSU and SEC history

LSU made history Thursday by naming William "Bill" Tate as the first Black president in the history of the school and the Southeastern Conference.       [Author: Lafayette Daily Advertiser]
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Melinda Gates was upset and uncomfortable after she and Bill Gates met with Jeffrey Epstein, The Daily Beast reports

Bill Gates, Jeffrey Epstein John Lamparski/Getty Images, Associated Press A meeting between the Gates and Jeffrey Epstein in 2013 reportedly left Melinda upset. The Daily Beast reported Thursday that she warned her husband about his relationship with the sex offender. The New York Times previously reported that Gates and Epstein met several times between 2011 and 2013. See more stories on Insider's business page. A meeting between Bill and Melinda Gates and convicted sex offender Jeff...
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How the story unfolded: Australia’s ‘extreme’ India travel ban – video

The Morrison government has battled a significant backlash from within its own ranks over the controversial decision to criminalise returning to Australia from Covid-ravaged India. More than 9,000 Australians remained trapped in India by the travel ban. Many travelled before the crisis to visit sick and dying relatives, and say they are angry at their treatment. Here is some of the reaction to that decision in the week after it was announcedUN raises serious human rights concerns over Australia’...
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2 men charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a 1-year-old boy in New York

Dashawn Austin and Akeem Artis were two of 18 charged in a 63-count indictment for gang-related activity including multiple counts of murder and weapons charges.
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Lawyer blames 'Foxitis' for his Capitol riot client's actions, as another defendant derails hearings

Alleged US Capitol rioter Anthony Antonio was hooked on Fox News and developed "Foxitis," his lawyer said Thursday in a virtual hearing interrupted multiple times by another defendant's profane outbursts.
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'Great burden has been lifted': Alabama medical marijuana bill headed to governor after historic votes, resistance

The Alabama Legislature Thursday gave final approval to a bill that would create a statewide medical marijuana program, following two historic votes.       [Author: Montgomery Advertiser]
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Lawyer blames 'Foxitis' for Capitol riot client's actions; another defendant derails hearings

Alleged US Capitol rioter Anthony Antonio was hooked on Fox News and developed "Foxitis," his lawyer said Thursday in a virtual hearing interrupted multiple times by another defendant's profane outbursts.
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Volunteers answer SOS calls from sick and dying

Srinivas B.V. barely sleeps at night. His phone rings 24 hours a day with cries of help from Indians begging for oxygen supplies, ventilators, hospital beds -- whatever he can provide.
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Australia: Inside Track: Healthcare - In the media - Holding Redlich

This newsletter links to recent media releases relating to the healthcare industry in Australia.
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India's Prime Minister pushes for a $1.8B renovation amid crisis

While hospitals plead for life-saving oxygen and Covid-19 patients die in their thousands, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is pushing ahead with a $1.8 billion parliamentary revamp -- including a new home for the country's leader.
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India's Prime Minister pushes for a $1.8 billion renovation while thousands struggle with Covid

While hospitals plead for life-saving oxygen and Covid-19 patients die in their thousands, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is pushing ahead with a $1.8 billion parliamentary revamp -- including a new home for the country's leader.
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Australia: Madgwicks property insights newsletter - Madgwicks

This newsletter includes links to recent media releases regarding leases, parking and land tax of Victorian property.
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Mother records school employee using paddle on daughter

Employees at a Florida elementary school are under investigation after a mother recorded her 6-year-old daughter getting punished with a paddle by two women.
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China’s Huayi Bros. Marks Third Year of Losses, Despite Delivering the Highest Grossing Film of 2020

Huayi Brothers, China’s longest-standing privately-owned production film studio, has notched its third consecutive year of losses despite producing the world’s highest grossing film in 2020, its annual report showed. The company’s revenues for 2020 fell by 33% year-on-year to $232 million (RMB1.5 billion) while net losses hit $162 million (RMB1.05 billion). The figures continue a […]
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Australia news live: Scott Morrison gives update from national cabinet; NSW reports no new local Covid cases

Prime minister says India travel ban will not be extended and has committed to three repatriation flights before the end of May. Follow latest updatesNSW has no new local coronavirus casesAustralia to start repatriating citizens stuck in India when flight ban endsNSW Covid hotspots: Sydney and regional case locationsSydney and NSW Covid restrictions: new rules for Mother’s Day weekend 4.24am BST Prof Kelly is pumped that we’re now at 2.5m doses delivered:The vaccines, I think, PM, you have t...
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Alabama Legislature votes to legalize medical marijuana

Alabama's State Legislature voted to legalize medical marijuana late Thursday, becoming the most recent state to possibly approve its use amid ongoing talks over revamping cannabis laws.
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Paramount Plus Sets Australia, New Zealand Launch Date

The Paramount Plus streaming service will be launched in Australia and New Zealand in August. It joins an increasingly crowded marketplace, but claims local traction through ViacomCBS’s ownership of Australian linear channel Channel Ten and a handful of local content commissions. The launch announcement followed publication of ViacomCBS’ latest financial results and the debut of […]
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'I'm horrified': Community reacts to Gaetz speaking tour

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) plans to launch a speaking tour alongside Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), beginning at a retirement community in Florida. Residents of the community, The Villages, tell CNN's Randi Kaye what they think of Gaetz.
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Why the ISS sometimes smells like the fresh produce section of a grocery store

SpaceX’s recently returned Crew-1 astronauts have been sharing their experiences about their six-month mission on board the space station.
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'It's real': A 6th grade girl opened fire in Idaho middle school, injuring 3; horrified students thought it was a drill

A shooting at Rigby Middle School in eastern Idaho left three injured and a student in custody, the local sheriff says.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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25 killed in Rio de Janeiro drug raid

Twenty-five people, including one police officer, were killed in a police anti-drug raid in a slum on Thursday in Rio de Janeiro, according to state police, despite a Supreme Court order banning such operations other than in "absolutely exceptional" circumstances during the pandemic.
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Former Maldives president treated for wounds after blast outside home

The speaker of parliament in the Maldives, former President Mohamed Nasheed, was being treated for shrapnel wounds after a blast outside his family home on Thursday, a spokesman for his governing Maldivian Democratic Party said.
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Australia news live: NSW reports no new local Covid cases; part of ABC’s Christian Porter defamation defence to be suppressed for now

Scott Morrison says India travel ban will not be extended and has committed to three repatriation flights before the end of May. Follow latest updatesNSW has no new local coronavirus casesAustralia to start repatriating citizens stuck in India when flight ban endsNSW Covid hotspots: Sydney and regional case locationsSydney and NSW Covid restrictions: new rules for Mother’s Day weekend 3.23am BST Psychologists are calling for Medicare to be expanded so new parents receive better mental health...
Tags: Health, Abc, Australia, India, Australia news, Australian politics, Sydney, Medicare, Vaccines and immunisation, Scott Morrison, Independent Commission Against Corruption, NSW, Christian Porter, Coronavirus, NSW Covid, Meridolum


New Zealand man threatened with prosecution over penis pothole drawings

Geoff Upson says he has drawn about 100 penises around potholes in a bid to force his local council to fix themA New Zealand man who began drawing very large penises around the potholes in his home city of Auckland in 2018 in the hopes of attracting the attention of his local council has been threatened with police action.In a video, road safety campaigner Geoff Upson made after the most recent addition to his oeuvre, saying: “I’m about sick of calling Auckland transport.” Continue reading...
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SICK: South Carolina Axes Federal Stimulus Money For The Unemployed

Congress has made life too easy for the unemployed, according to a pair of Republican governors.
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South Carolina Becomes 2nd State To Drop Federal Unemployment Benefits

Congress has made life too easy for the unemployed, according to a pair of Republican governors.
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South Carolina Becomes 2nd State To Drop Federal Unemployment Benefits During Pandemic

Congress has made life too easy for the unemployed, according to a pair of Republican governors.
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‘Dwarfo-Psychosis’ Wins Big at Easterseals Disability Film Challenge Awards

Mockumentary short “Dwarfo-psychosis” took home two prizes at tonight’s Easterseals Disability Film Challenge Awards, with director Maria DiDomenico and producer Emily Pascal winning the best director and best film awards, respectively. Written by and starring Steven LaChioma and Pancho Moler, “Dwarfo-psychosis” sees fraternal twins Peter and Pat celebrate turning 40 with a huge reveal. It […]
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Rome debuts hot pizza vending machine

Raffaele Esposito, the 19th century Neapolitan credited with inventing Italy's most famous type of pizza, may be turning in his grave: Rome has a new vending machine which slides out freshly cooked pizzas in just three minutes.
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