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Miles Bridges: Charlotte Hornets forward charged with felony domestic and child abuse in alleged assault on partner

Miles Bridges: Charlotte Hornets forward charged with felony domestic and child abuse in alleged assault on partner

CNN — Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges was charged with felony domestic and child abuse stemming from an alleged assault on his partner that happened in front of their children, Los Angeles prosecutors said Tuesday. Bridges, 24, faces one felony count of injuring a child’s parent and two felony counts of child abuse under circumstances …

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Scientists find an exotic black hole deemed a 'needle in a haystack'

Scientists find an exotic black hole deemed a ‘needle in a haystack’

An artist’s impression showing what the binary star system VFTS 243 – containing a black hole and a large luminous star orbiting each other – might look like if we were observing it up close is seen in this undated handout image. The system, which is located in the Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic …

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Why world's first malaria shot won't reach millions of children who need it

Why world’s first malaria shot won’t reach millions of children who need it

LONDON/KISUMU, Kenya, July 13 (Reuters) – After decades of work, the World Health Organization endorsed the first-ever malaria vaccine last year – a historic milestone that promised to drive back a disease that kills a child every minute. In reality, efforts are falling well short of that, with a lack of funding and commercial potential …

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Sri Lankan president flees to Maldives, protesters storm prime minister's office

Sri Lankan president flees to Maldives, protesters storm prime minister’s office

President Rajapaksa flees hours before planned resignation Protesters demand ouster of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe Wickremesinghe declares emergency, rolls back soon after COLOMBO, July 13 (Reuters) – Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled to the Maldives on Wednesday, bringing to an apparent end his family’s near two-decade dominance of the country after a massive popular …

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Opinion: This is now the No. 1 preventable cause of Alzheimer's in America

Opinion: This is now the No. 1 preventable cause of Alzheimer’s in America

Here is yet more bleak news about the obesity epidemic: Obesity isn’t just killing millions of people. It’s giving lots of them Alzheimer’s first. “Obesity is now the top modifiable dementia risk factor in the US,” reports the Journal of the American Medical Association in its latest bulletin. Obesity in midlife is now leading to …

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Mourners throng Abe's wake as his dark party secures Japan election win

Mourners throng Abe’s wake as his dark party secures Japan election win

Ruling coalition increases majority in upper house vote Hundreds pay respects to slain ex-first at temple Abe shot Friday in crime that stunned nation Controversial church says suspect’s mother is a follower TOKYO/NARA, July 11 (Reuters) – Mourners streamed into a temple in Tokyo to pay their respects to Japan’s slain former premier Shinzo Abe …

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Mother of Abe killing suspect is Unification Church member, church says

Mother of Abe killing suspect is Unification Church member, church says

TOKYO, July 11 (Reuters) – The mother of the man arrested for the killing of former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe is a member of the Unification Church, the head of its Japanese arm said on Monday. Tetsuya Yamagami, an unemployed 41-year-old, has been identified by police as the suspect who approached Abe and opened …

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Macau shuts all its casinos to curb COVID, gaming shares plunge

Macau shuts all its casinos to curb COVID, gaming shares plunge

Residents wearing face masks line up to get tested for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Macau, China July 4, 2022. REUTERS/John Mak Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register More than 30 zones across the city locked down Four rounds of mass COVID testing slated this week Macau’s casinos have been effectively shut …

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'The Anarchists' review: An HBO docuseries charts the predictable implosion around 'Anarchapulco'

‘The Anarchists’ review: An HBO docuseries charts the predictable implosion around ‘Anarchapulco’

CNN — The docuseries has become a fertile space for strange sects and outlandish personalities, and HBO’s “The Anarchists” certainly falls squarely within that zone. Possessing a bit of a Fyre Festival vibe, this six-part project is a mostly fascinating trip down a very particular rabbit hole, assuming that you can stomach the steady diet …

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Gunmen kill 19 people in 'random' bar shootings in South Africa

Gunmen kill 19 people in ‘random’ bar shootings in South Africa

South Africa has one of the world’s highest murder rates Gunmen kill 15 in tavern shooting in Soweto township Hours earlier, four killed in bar shooting 500 km away JOHANNESBURG, July 10 (Reuters) – Gunmen killed 19 people in two apparently random shootings within hours of each other at taverns in South Africa, police said …

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