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India’s death penalty for rapists of young girls could push them to kill

“Child rights activists fear the introduction of the death penalty will make families more likely to cover up sexual crimes, and that rapists might kill their victims to avoid detection” writes Rituparna Chatterjee for theguardian.com. On Saturday India’s government approved the death penalty for convicted rapists of girls under the age of 12, amid a groundswell of public outrage following the gang-rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in Jammu and Kashmir state. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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Parkland school shooting Nikolas Cruz suspect can keep his public defender, judge rules

“Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz should continue to be represented in the death penalty case by a public defender at taxpayer expense, a judge ruled Tuesday” writes Curt Anderson for sun-sentinel.com. Finkelstein repeated that Cruz will plead guilty if prosecutors waive the death penalty, which they have declined to do.”The court finds that this is not a typical felony case, or even a typical capital felony case,” the judge wrote. Source: sun-sentinel.com Share This:

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U.S. to fine Wells Fargo $1B — the most aggressive bank penalty of the Trump era

“The penalty will punish Wells Fargo for forcing customers to buy auto-insurance policies they did not need and other misdeeds” writes Material The New for seattletimes.com. Wells Fargo is one of the country’s largest lenders, with branches and mortgage-lending operations stretching from coast to coast. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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Wells Fargo is reportedly expected to face a $1 billion settlement with federal regulators as soon as Friday for its auto insurance and mortgage practices.

“In addition to the 2016 fines, Wells Fargo also faced an unusual regulatory crackdown in February, when the Federal Reserve restricted it from growing as a penalty for “widespread consumer abuses.”” writes Ap Photo Paul for washingtonexaminer.com. Since its fake accounts scandal that resulted in $185 million in fines in 2016, Wells Fargo has faced a number of other reports of bad behavior, including that the creation of unwanted accounts was more widespread than was initially thought. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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‘Moussa Dembele is a joy to watch’ – Celtic’s Leigh Griffiths

“The former Fulham man was a thorn in the flesh of the Ibrox Stadium outfit’s defence and was rewarded for his effort with a sublime finish from the penalty spot” writes Sporting News for sportingnews.com. And the Scotland international who made a cameo in the game is in awe of the forward’s performance. “With that display, Moussa showed he is one of the top young talents in Europe,” Griffiths told club website. “He bullied their centre-halves and he was unplayable, and his penalty just summed the guy up. “It doesn’t…

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NHL playoffs 2018: Corey Perry hit draws ire, minor penalty

“Late in the third period of the Anaheim Ducks and San Jose Sharks game Saturday, Anaheim forward Corey Perry found himself in the middle of a questionable sequence” reports sportingnews.com. In 2013, the Ducks forward was banned four games for an illegal check on Minnesota Wild forward Jason Zucker.With a crowd of players jockeying for possession in a scrum along the boards, Perry came skating in and leveled Sharks forward Melker Karlsson with a check. Source: sportingnews.com Share This:

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Here’s what happens if you don’t pay your taxes

“Taxes are due early next week and, if you don’t file and pay your taxes, you could face some consequences” writes Joe Raedle for cnbc.com. If you file your taxes but don’t pay them , the IRS will charge you a failure-to-pay penalty.The penalty is far less: Generally, the IRS will charge you 0.5 percent of your unpaid taxes for each month you don’t pay, up to 25 percent.Interest also accrues on your unpaid taxes .The penalty is 5 percent of your unpaid taxes for each month your tax return…

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It was a penalty, Benatia knocked me down – Vazquez

“Speaking about the penalty post-match, second-half substitute Vazquez said: “Yes, it was a penalty” writes Sporting News for sportingnews.com. While Vazquez insisted the right call was made, defender Benatia said Juventus were the victims of a poor decision in Madrid.Lucas Vazquez is adamant referee Michael Oliver made the right decision to award a stoppage-time penalty as Real Madrid overcame Juventus in the Champions League quarter-finals.Cristiano Ronaldo converted a last-gasp penalty after Vazquez was fouled by Medhi Benatia to dramatically deny Juventus, who won 3-1 on Wednesday but lost 4-3 on…

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