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Source: Common Domain

Colorado to Address Unfinished Business From Civil War

15-Oct-2018

Colorado voters will decide in November on an issue that most people think was settled with the Civil War: the abolition of slavery.

Colorado could be the first state to abolish slavery by amending its state constitution, said Nathan Woodliff-Stanley, executive director of the ACLU of Colorado. Jumoke Emery, the director of campaigns for ProgressNow Colorado and creator of the Abolish Slavery Colorado campaign, said most people are shocked when he tells them the 13th amendment didn’t outlaw slavery in every circumstance.

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Source: Global News

‘Joyous but so devastating’: Surrey father crushed by car meets infant son for first time

Monday 23:41 GMT

Surrey man’s wife gives birth hours after he’s crushed by car in race track accident. Sedman, a 41-year-old Surrey fireworks technician, was setting up a pyrotechnics display at the Saratoga Speedway in Black Creek on Vancouver Island just over two weeks ago when he was crushed by a car in a freak accident.

He was in hospital, heavily sedated with critical injuries, when his wife Christa went into labour and delivered their infant son.

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Source: Global News

Pilot seriously injured after small plane crashes in Ottawa’s west end

Wednesday 01:31 GMT

First responders say the pilot of a small, ultra-light plane that crashed in Ottawa’s west end has been removed from the aircraft and taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Initial reports from first responders said the plane had landed on a house but it was later confirmed the plane clipped and snapped a ground wire attached to the home, and just narrowly missed the house itself. The crash occurred around 8:30 a.m. at 3219 Old Almonte Rd., near the intersection of Old Almonte and Howie roads, outside of Stittsville in Ottawa’s west end.

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Source: The Guradian

Tax evasion: blacklist of 21 countries with 'golden passport' schemes published

Wednesday 06:06 GMT

A blacklist of 21 countries whose so-called “golden passport” schemes threaten international efforts to combat tax evasion has been published by the west’s leading economic thinktank.

Together with the results of the analysis, the OECD is also publishing practical guidance that will enable financial institutions to identify and prevent cases of avoidance through the use of such schemes, by making sure that foreign income is reported to the actual jurisdiction of residence.

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Source: Fox News

Fox News Channel beats MSNBC, CNN combined in weekly viewership

Wednesday 20:58 GMT

Fox News Channel dominated the cable news industry last week, topping all of basic cable among total day viewers for the 40th week in a row and topping MSNBC and CNN combined during prime time, according to Nielsen.

Fox News topped cable news challengers combined in this category, as MSNBC averaged 852,000 and CNN averaged only 634,000 total day viewers. TBS, ESPN, MSNBC and Nickelodeon followed, but failed to average over 1 million viewers, respectively.

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Source: BBC

'Russia-Iran' troll tweet trove published

Thursday 16:23 GMT

More than 10 million tweets posted by suspected state-backed Russian and Iranian "troll farms" have been shared online by Twitter.

The Iranian campaign, they said, appeared to have been more focused on spreading its own government's messages via links to sympathetic websites.

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Source: Common Domain

As opioid crisis raged, Insys pushed higher doses of addictive drug and pushed salespeople to ‘own’ doctors

Thursday 16:23 GMT

To sell addictive opioids, sales representatives were encouraged to “own” doctors, keeping a close eye on how and how much they prescribe.

Related: Opioids are ravaging the U.S., but they’re still the best pain drug we’ve got. The Chandler, AZ-based Insys has become notorious for the role it played in advancing America’s devastating, drawn-out opioid crisis, which continues to this day. Those tactics and more were hallmarks of drugmaker Insys Therapeutics Inc.’s INSY, +0.00%  approach at the height of the opioid crisis, according to a new report from the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee’s minority staff.

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Source: Washington Post

Turkish investigators expand search for missing journalist to forest, farm outside Istanbul

Friday 08:05 GMT

Turkish investigators have expanded their probes into the case of missing Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi to include at least two wooded areas outside Istanbul, local news agencies and a Turkish official said Thursday.

Police investigating the disappearance of Khashoggi — who they believe was killed by Saudi agents inside the country’s consulate in Istanbul — will review security footage from the entrances to Istanbul’s Belgrad Forest and also expect to search farmland in Yalova province about 60 miles away, Turkish media reported.

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Source: The Guradian

Should José Mourinho be punished for his foul-mouthed outburst?

Friday 15:27 GMT

In this week’s episode of the José Mourinho show the Manchester United manager could have another sentimental return to Stamford Bridge ruined by the threat of a touchline ban for swearing in Portuguese.

Thanks to the work of the FA’s on-field disciplinary committee, which hired a lip reader to establish the truth, it seems that Mourinho was telling someone – everyone? Anyone who watched the match live would have seen the tirade but many may have failed to deduce its contents, perhaps assuming it was a valedictory statement about the effectiveness of casting Paul Pogba as a central defender.

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Source: Global News

Woman’s heartbreaking obituary sheds light on realities of opioid addiction

Friday 16:22 GMT

An obituary for a woman who died after struggling from drug addiction is shedding light on the power of addiction, and is a message to help people see the disease for what it really is.

Madelyn Ellen Linsenmeir, who passed away on Oct. 7 at the age of 30, was “hilarious, warm, and fearless,” and “suffered from drug addiction” for years, her obituary says. “While her death was unexpected, Madelyn suffered from drug addiction, and for years we feared her addiction would claim her life.

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Source: The Guradian

Lewis Hamilton fastest in US Grand Prix practice as Sebastian Vettel is punished

Saturday 15:25 GMT

This year Britney Spears and Bruno Mars will perform on a large stage between turn 11 and turn 12. “We want people to understand that F1 is entertainment in the broadest sense,” Sean Bratches, F1’s commercial managing director, said in an interview for the official F1 newsletter.Lando Norris, the Bristol-born 18-year-old who will make his race debut in 2019, was 12th fastest for McLaren in first practice as he stood in for Stoffel Vandoorne.

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Source: BBC

Apple boss calls for chip story retraction

Saturday 19:05 GMT

Apple chief executive Tim Cook has called for the retraction of a story alleging Chinese infiltration in its and other major firms' infrastructure.

"Like our partners in the UK, the National Cyber Security Centre, at this time we have no reason to doubt the statements from the companies named in the story."

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Source: Fox News

Details emerge on 911 call made day Jayme Closs vanished, parents were murdered

Sunday 12:39 GMT

New details have emerged in the case of 13-year-old Jayme Closs, who mysteriously vanished on Monday and whose parents were found shot to death in their Wisconsin home.

New 911 logs appear to indicate Denise’s cellphone placed the 911 call and that James Closs answered the door and was the first to be shot to death. The caller didn’t communicate with police, but noises heard in the background suggested a disturbance or struggle of some kind.

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Source: Fox News

Philadelphia Eagles fan who crashed into pole scores tickets to London game: report

Today 00:34 GMT

A Philadelphia Eagles fan who snagged attention earlier this year due to a viral video was reportedly gifted four tickets to the team’s upcoming game in London.

Swoop gave him and his family the tickets to see the Eagles when they square off against the Jacksonville Jaguars across the pond in England on Oct. 28, according to the outlet. The NFL digital short feature, which reportedly captures the surprise, “focused on him and his love of the Eagles,” Brenna Webb, spokeswoman for NFL Media, told The Associated Press.

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Source: Washington Post

‘She seems to have crushed his throat’: Lioness at zoo kills father of her cubs in ‘unprovoked’ attack

Today 14:31 GMT

The sudden attack, which happened before the zoo was open to the public, has left staff and lion experts completely baffled: Why would a female lion attack a male she was not only familiar with but who also fathered her cubs?

Sukari, the lions' 3-year-old daughter, was in the enclosure during the attack and Zuri is described as an “attentive and protective mother,” who is usually keeping an eye on her cubs, according to the zoo.


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