Brazilian indigenous leader wins Robert Kennedy rights award

FILE PHOTO: Alessandra, indigenous woman of Munduruku tribe speaks during a press conference to ask authorities for protection for indigenous land and cultural rights in Brasilia, Brazil November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei MarcelinoBRASILIA (Reuters) – Alessandra Korap of the Munduruku tribe in the Amazon was awarded the 2020 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights prize for her work defending the rights, ancestral […]

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Maxwell quizzed about Epstein’s CIA, FBI and Israel ties in deposition

Ghislaine Maxwell was grilled about whether multi-millionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein ever worked with the CIA or the FBI — and if he had any connections to the Israeli government in a 2016 deposition that was unsealed Thursday morning. Maxwell said she had no information about Epstein’s alleged connections to intelligence agencies when responding to the questions from an attorney for […]

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Colorado wildfires update: Latest on the CalWood, Cameron Peak and East Troublesome fires

A cold front in northern Colorado, with cloudy skies, cooler weather and the chance for precipitation, is helping firefighters battling some of the wildfires in the state. Thursday’s cold front will impact the Cameron Peak, CalWood and Lefthand Canyon fires, officials said. Warm, windy and dry conditions will persist over Grand, Summit and Park counties on Thursday, keeping fire danger […]

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Family of nine in China dies after eating toxic noodles

Nine members of the same family in China died after eating spoiled noodles that had been kept in the freezer for nearly a year, authorities said. The family living in the northeast province of Heilongjiang ate the homemade corn noodles for breakfast on Oct. 5, according to the Independent, citing a state-run media report. The noodles, made from fermented corn […]

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Boston schools shift to all remote learning amid spike in COVID-19 cases

Public schools in Boston are switching to remote-only learning beginning Thursday amid a surging COVID-19 infection rate, city officials said. Mayor Martin Walsh and Boston Public Schools Superintendent Brenda Cassellius announced the shift Wednesday while citing the city’s seven-day average COVID-19 positive test rate at 5.7% — an increase from 4.5% one week earlier. “We have said all along that […]

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Britain will enjoy mild 60F highs today

Calm AFTER the storm: UK will enjoy mild 60F highs today after battering from Storm Barbara… with rain to hit isolated areas in south and north of England during unsettled week again Britain will enjoy ‘drier and brighter’ conditions today after Storm Barbara battered much of the UK yesterday Short showers expected around the South East, London and north of […]

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