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- The Independent
48-year-old officer is 26-year veteran of the force, having got police license in 1995 aged 22
- LA Times
We explain what vaccine passports are, how they work, where they've been implemented, and why some people object to them.
- LA Times
NBA All-Star and Kobe Bryant fan DeMar DeRozan, who hails from the Southland, remembers the monumental night the Lakers legend played his final game.
House listing on Rightmove reveals "treasure trove of private data".
- The Independent
‘Unlike anything we’ve seen in modern history’: Attacks against journalists soar during Black Lives Matter protests
Arrests of US journalists halfway through 2020 outnumber number of jailed reporters in China in 2019
- LA Times
Players who were on the Utah Jazz in 2016 provide another view of Kobe Bryant's farewell game for the Lakers.
- The Independent
Former president ‘set us back years in the push for fair housing and inclusive communities’ as White House urged to address systemic racism with sweeping infrastructure package
Yuh-Jung Youn picked up best supporting actress at this year's BAFTA Awards for her performance in "Minari."
- The Telegraph
Iran said Tuesday it would dramatically increase its uranium enrichment levels in response to an attack on its Natanz nuclear facility, a further breach of its nuclear deal with world powers that ongoing talks are struggling to salvage. Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi, who is leading negotiations in Vienna on saving the nuclear deal, said Tehran would begin enriching uranium to 60 per cent purity on Wednesday, according to state TV, up from the 20 per cent it is currently producing. Tehran has informed the United Nations' International Atomic Energy Agency, which declined to comment. The 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action limited enrichment to 3.67 per cent but Iran has progressively reduced its adherence to the pact since former president Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew the United States three years ago. Enrichment of this level is still short of the 90 per cent needed to produce nuclear weapons. There are civilian applications for highly enriched uranium, including for research and fuel for nuclear-powered ships. Mr Araghchi cited medical purposes as the ostensible reason for the 1,000 new centrifuges that he said would be added to the Natanz facility, which was damaged in an apparent sabotage attack last week that Iran blamed on Israel. Foreign Minister Javad Zarid said on Tuesday that Israel had made a "very bad gamble if it thought that the attack will weaken Iran’s hand in the nuclear talks. On the contrary, it will strengthen our position.” Israel has not formally commented on the incident. Iran promised revenge for the attack. The move to increase enrichment – which could enable Iran’s growing uranium stockpile to be further enriched to weapons-grade in a shorter time frame – will up the ante for talks in the Austrian capital this week. One of the core aims of the 2015 deal was to extend the time the Islamic Republic would need to accumulate enough fissile material to produce an atomic warhead from less than three months to a year. Iran denies it seeks nuclear weapons. The remaining signatories to the agreement – Iran, the UK, France, Germany, Russia, and China – are discussing a US return to the pact. A delegation from Washington is in Vienna but is not meeting directly with Iranian officials. Israel vehemently opposes the United States returning to the agreement, arguing instead for a new deal that addresses Iran’s ballistic missile programme and its support for proxy forces across the region, which have carried out attacks on shipping and Saudi Arabia. On Tuesday, Iranian-backed al-Alam TV reported that an Israeli-owned vessel was struck off the coast of Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates. There were no reported casualties and no immediate claim of responsibility. The Bahamas-flagged Hyperion Ray, which is owned by Tel Aviv-based Ray shipping company, was struck by an Iranian ballistic missile, causing minor damage, security sources told Israeli broadcaster Channel 12 news. Iran and Israel have reportedly been engaged in tit-for-tat strikes on shipping in the region for months, while Tehran accuses Israel of a spate of audacious strikes on its nuclear programme inside Iran.
WINDSOR, England (Reuters) -Prince Harry praised Prince Philip on Monday for his devotion to "granny" Queen Elizabeth, and described the late duke as a mischievous host who could captivate his guests with unpredictable remarks. Philip, husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth who had been at her side throughout her 69-year reign, died at Windsor Castle on Friday, aged 99. "Grandpa, thank you for your service, your dedication to Granny, and for always being yourself," Harry, who returned to the United Kingdom from Los Angeles for Philip's Saturday funeral, said in a statement.
- USA TODAY
The GOP continues to struggle to maintain party unity after former President Donald Trump's election loss.
- Business Insider
4 reasons the Democratic push for a huge infrastructure package will be tougher than the stimulus scramble
The path ahead for Democrats on upwards of $3 trillion of infrastructure spending looks different from the one that produced a $1.9 trillion stimulus.
- Lexington Herald-Leader
Asking for calm, Gov. Andy Beshear said Kentucky will immediately halt its rollout of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine while federal health officials assess its risk, but he doesn’t expect the pause to last long.
The drama wins four prizes including best film, while Promising Young Woman wins best British film.
- LA Times
The Angels beat the Royals 10-3 on Monday in Kansas City.
- Charlotte Observer
The Hornets are already down two starters due to injury, but it looks like that number won’t increase to three for Tuesday’s game vs. the LA Lakers.
- Raleigh News and Observer
The prize for the win is more than $2 million.
- WCVB - Boston
"He represented the best of public service, selflessness, sacrifice and sheer courage in the face of a threat to our nation," Speaker Nancy Pelosi said.
Curator Andrew Bolton told the New York Times the gala will be a "celebration of the American fashion community."
- The Telegraph
Military veterans who are in financial hardship would receive an extra £10 a week in state benefits under proposals being put forward by the Scottish Tories. Douglas Ross said his party would use Holyrood's welfare powers to introduce a top-up payment for former servicemen and women in receipt of Universal Credit. The Scottish Tory leader is also proposing to develop a specific help to buy scheme that would assist veterans onto the property ladder. In another pledge to be unveiled in the Tory manifesto for the Holyrood elections, the party will call for the Armed Forces Covenant – which guarantees current and former military personnel equal access to public services, jobs and housing – to be written into Scottish law. The measures around housing are intended to address disproportionality high levels of homelessness among Scotland's 220,000 veterans. Around 800 were assessed as homeless over the course of a year, according to the most recent statistics. The Tories said that writing the covenant – which says current military personnel and veterans should "have the same access to government and commercial services and products as any other citizen" – into law would resolve "confusion" about what it means. Mr Ross said: "Scotland has long played a proud and essential role in our military history. We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to our service men and women, but warm words are not enough. Too many veterans and families are failed, and their sacrifices go unrecognised. "Our Armed Forces and Veterans Bill will further enshrine the voluntary Armed Forces Covenant into law. This will ensure that military personnel in Scotland are guaranteed access to a variety of key services." He also highlighted the Scottish Tories' successful campaign for Ministry of Defence compensation to protect troops from the impact of the SNP's higher income tax rates and said: "We truly value the sacrifices made by those who have served our country and know how difficult the transition to civilian life can be. "We want servicemen and women who choose to make Scotland their home know that they are in a country fit for heroes."