Two women were fatally stabbed Sunday afternoon inside a Dorchester home. WBZ-TV's Tiffany Chan reports.
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Bill Gates is reportedly hiding out in his mansion at a billionaires' golf club in California that costs $250,000 to join
Bill Gates has been at his $12.5 million mansion at The Vintage Club for about three months, a source told Page Six. Membership costs $250,000.
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FBI agents were at a large Hindu temple in New Jersey on Tuesday as a new lawsuit claimed it was built by workers from marginalized communities in India who were lured to the U.S. and forced to work long hours for just a few dollars per day. The lawsuit accuses the leaders of the Hindu organization known as Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha, or BAPS, of human trafficking and wage law violations. An FBI spokesperson confirmed that agents were at the temple on “court-authorized law enforcement activity,” but wouldn't elaborate.
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He posted an apology video last month.
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“You should be ashamed with yourselves,” said the woman, who says she has been banned from the park for five years.
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The judge agreed with four out of five allegations of aggravating factors
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There's a place for that ancient iPod Nano
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The conference chair is the third-ranking position among House Republicans. Liz Cheney was elected to it, then removed from it, by her peers.
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Scores of dead bodies have been found floating down the Ganges River in eastern India as the country battles a ferocious surge in coronavirus infections. Authorities said Tuesday they haven't yet determined the cause of death. Health officials working through the night Monday retrieved 71 bodies, officials in Bihar state said.
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Secret Service agents are prohibited from dating the people they are protecting
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Republican leaders told President Joe Biden on Wednesday they oppose any tax hikes to fund an economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, in a blow to the Democrat's plans to spend trillions of dollars on U.S. infrastructure, education and childcare. In their first White House meeting since Biden took office in January, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and House of Representatives Republican leader Kevin McCarthy signaled a willingness to work with the president on infrastructure but drew the line at tax increases.
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Justin Trudeau says by September they will have enough vaccines for everyone to be fully inoculated
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A NASA probe successfully collected 2 oz. of space rock from a distant asteroid and is blasting its way back to Earth
OSIRIS-REx thrust away from an asteroid called Bennu on Monday, and aims to circle the sun twice before reaching Earth, NASA said.
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Liz Cheney is expected to be ousted from her senior position in the Republican leadership on Wednesday in a signal that the party is uniting aggressively behind Donald Trump. Ms Cheney, 54, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, has become a lightning rod for Republican division as she repeatedly criticised the former president. She was one of only a handful of Republicans in Congress who voted to impeach Mr Trump in January, and believes the party is at a "turning point". Last week, she called for Republicans to reject Mr Trump's "crusade to reverse the legal outcome of the election." Ms Cheney serves as chair of the House Republican Conference, making her the third most important party figure in the House of Representatives. She is expected to be voted out and replaced by Elise Stefanik, 36, a congresswoman who has been enthusiastically endorsed by Mr Trump.
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Republicans like Ted Cruz and Stephen Miller are cheering on Andrew Yang after he posted a pro-Israel tweet amid violent clashes with Palestinians
Yang, a Democrat running to be New York City's mayor, said he was "standing with the people of Israel" and condemned "Hamas terrorists."
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Ivory Coast is dealing with major power outages that are devastating local businesses, and cutting supplies to neighboring countries.In its capital Abidjan, Fashion designer Ambroise Mandela is struggling to make garments in time for Eid, as his factory's machines stop sewing:"It gives us insomnia given the promises we have made to the clients and that we cannot honor our promises because of the power cuts which are getting very difficult. A little while away, fishmonger Cedric is facing similar problems: "If this goes on for 2 or 3 days, it will be a real loss for us because these are fresh produce and we need power to preserve them."Ivory Coast is also one of the world's biggest cocoa producers.And outages have led to complaints from the sector, which depends on a steady power supply for its grinding machines.A prolonged dry season has reduced water levels at hydropower dams in both Ivory Coast and Ghana. Speaking at a news conference on Friday (May 7) Ivory Coast’s Energy Minister Thomas Camera said the national power company had been forced to use reserve water from its reservoirs to keep hydropower plants going.He said the country would have to reduce the amount of electricity it exports to secure supplies. Ivory Coast exports power to six countries, including Mali. A spokesman for the energy ministry there told Reuters that electricity imports from Ivory Coast had fallen 30%, causing repeated outages. In Ghana, which exports to Burkina Faso, the national utility is also carrying out rolling outages until May 17.Camera said the situation would return to normal around July.
- Charlotte Observer
NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, have exploded in popularity in recent months. The Hornets — and their fans — will soon get a piece of the action.
UK singer Dua Lipa won two awards and gave a message to PM Boris Johnson, at the in-person event.
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Relatives wept and hugged as the nine people killed in a school shooting in the Russian city of Kazan were buried Wednesday, which was declared a day of mourning in the predominantly Muslim republic of Tatarstan. At the funeral of Elvira Ignatyeva, a 26-year-old English teacher, relatives and friends hugged each other and cried as she was laid to rest. Investigators gave no motive as to why Ilnaz Galyaviyev, 19, who was arrested in the shooting, carried out the attack at his former school.
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NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP via Getty ImagesMOSCOW—President Vladimir Putin immediately ordered an overhaul of laws allowing civilians access to semi-automatic weapons after the latest tragic example of Russia’s outbreak of U.S.-style school shootings.At least nine people were killed after an attack using a semi-automatic shotgun in the city of Kazan on Monday. Children—who have become accustomed to deadly ‘Columbiner’ rampages across Russia over the last ten years—were so terrified that they leaped from classroom windows to escape the shooting.Horrifying video circulating on social media shows students plummeting from third-floor windows. Local outlets reported that at least two students died from the fall. At least seven students and two school staffers were killed in total. The suspect, identified as Ilnaz Galyaviyev, 19, was arrested at the scene.Columbine-Inspired Shootings Surge Among Young RussiansThe alleged shooter posted a selfie on Telegram before the massacre, posing in front of a mirror wearing a blood-red face mask and an armored vest with pockets loaded and zipped. On May 6, he posted, “I will kill a huge number of biological garbage.” It is not yet clear if the attacker’s social media profiles were linked to the dystopian online world of Russian Columbine school shooting fans known as Columbiners.It was supposed to be a day of celebration at school #175 in the semi-autonomous republic of Tatarstan in southern Russia. The kids were dressed up in white shirts and preparing to mark Victory Day, remembering the veterans of World War II.The weapon used in the shooting—a Hatsan Escort semi-automatic shotgun—was manufactured by the same Turkish company that made the pump-action shotgun used to kill 21 students during the Kerch Polytechnic College massacre in Crimea in 2018.The Kremlin said it would move to introduce further restrictions on gun ownership, in a country where the rules are already much tighter than the U.S.“The president gave an order to urgently work out a new provision concerning the types of weapons that can be in civilian hands, taking into account the weapon [used today],” said Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov.Russians own more than 20 million guns, under permits for hunting and sport. Weapons with magazines that have more than ten cartridges or fire bursts of bullets are already outlawed. In order to be granted a permit, citizens must obtain a mental health certificate from a medical professional.The Russian parliament has already considered a law designed to punish doctors for misdiagnosing patients or giving firearms permits to people with mental health issues. The trouble is, you can also buy a psychologist's medical certificate for less than $20 online.Alexander Verkhovsky, head of SOVA Center—which monitors radical youth groups—told The Daily Beast that his organization has tracked several social media groups created by Russian teens devoted to fetishizing the Columbine high school massacre.Crimea Attack Teen ‘Dreamed’ of Giving Russia Its Own Columbine Massacre“Russian Columbiners are just people haters. They are not politically motivated,” he said.Whatever their motivation, their actions have ended the lives of dozens of young people across Russia.On October 17, 2018, an 18-year old college student, Vladislav Roslyakov, killed 21 and injured 61 people at school in Crimea. Last year, another teenager, 18-year-old Danila Monakhov, killed seven before committing suicide in the city of Nizhny Novgorod. Before embarking on his rampage, Monakhov posted on social media, "The day of resurrection is coming soon.” The shooter listed his birthday as the same day of the Columbine massacre: April 20, 1999.Heartbroken families affected by this latest attack demanded to know why the school had such poor security. Officials explained that there are at least 40,000 schools in Russia, and that it would be impossible to provide armed security to each school.By one account, the alleged shooter wanted to exact revenge on a former teacher: “She told him he would fail in high school, that he had to leave after the 9th grade, which he did,” one peer told a Russian radio station, adding that the suspect was a quiet student and did not have many friends.Verkhovsky explained that he wouldn’t be surprised if the Kazan suspect had been egged on in Russian Colombiner chatrooms. “I think the Kerch shooter, who killed more than 20 people, impresses them,” he said.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit will be allowed to race in the Preakness Stakes after failing a drug test
Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit will be allowed to compete in the Preakness Stakes with conditions including additional anti-doping testing.