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Protests erupt after death of black teenager who was restrained

“Brazilian activists have taken to the streets in five major cities after the death of a young black man who was restrained by a supermarket security guard” writes Dom Phillips for theguardian.com. As the outcry grew, the hashtag #VidasNegrasImportam (Black Lives Matter) began circulating and black Brazilians compared his death to Eric Garner, who died after police in New York immobilised him in 2014.Another security guard took the weapon, Gonzaga attacked Amâncio again and the two began a struggle, he added.The security guard put him on his side and raised…

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9/11 Victims fund

“I also deeply regret that I could not honor my intention to spare any claim submitted prior to this announcement from any reductions made due to a determination of funding insufficiency” writes Michael Mcauliff for nydailynews.com. If there had been a different option available to me, I assure you I would have taken it,” the fund’s Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya said. Source: nydailynews.com

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9/11 Victims Compensation Fund to slash payouts by half or more

“I also deeply regret that I could not honor my intention to spare any claim submitted prior to this announcement from any reductions made due to a determination of funding insufficiency” writes Michael Mcauliff for nydailynews.com. If there had been a different option available to me, I assure you I would have taken it,” the fund’s Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya said. Source: nydailynews.com

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‘The bigger mystery is why anyone trusted Quadriga in the first place’: The story of the CEO who died with the passwords to $190 million of cryptocurrency is getting stranger by the day

“The mystery surrounding the sudden death of a crypto exchange boss, who died holding the passwords to around $190 million of cryptocurrency, is getting weirder by the day” writes Trista Kelley for businessinsider.com. QuadrigaCX CEO Gerald Cotten died suddenly in India of complications related to Crohn’s disease at the age of 30, the company said earlier this month.Among a few reasons some crypto watchers are scratching their heads: But those concerns aside, there’s also the unusual way that Quadriga was run. Source: businessinsider.com

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‘Bitcoin Bubble’ Has Burst and All Crypto Will Die a ‘Painful Death’, Analyst Warns

“All this considered, the chief of global research for Bitwise Asset Management Matt Hougan has issued a rather disturbing warning: the bitcoin bubble has exploded” reports livebitcoinnews.com. Bitcoin’s remarkable bull run that year was largely disregarded as expectations that big bank support for the crypto would soon arrive.But crypto investors should not be very worried as Hougan sees the bitcoin market’s recent advance and dive is reminiscent of the early 2000s dotcom bubble and comparing it to internet giants Microsoft (MSFT), Facebook (FB), and Amazon (AMZN).Bitcoin (BTC) has shed over…

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Child abuse soars to record high in Japan amid fury at 10-year-old girl’s death at home

“Suspected child abuse cases in Japan soared above 80,000 for the first time last year, according to new figures released amid a growing furore over the recent death of a 10-year-old schoolgirl” writes Danielle Demetriou for telegraph.co.uk. Last month, Mia was absent from school for several weeks before her death, with her father reportedly telling teachers that she was visiting family in southern Okinawa. Source: telegraph.co.uk

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Ray argued his rights were being violated since Alabama law would not allow his imam to be present at the execution.

“Durham said did not know of any other state where the execution protocol calls for a Christian chaplain to be present in the execution chamber” reports huffingtonpost.com. Ray argued Alabama’s execution procedure favors Christian inmates because a Christian chaplain employed by the prison typically remains in the execution chamber during a lethal injection, but the state would not let his imam be present.Other states generally allow spiritual advisers to accompany condemned inmates up to the execution chamber but not into it, said Robert Dunham, executive director of the Death Penalty…

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