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Why Democrats think Biden’s problem is Biden
  • Harris is standing right in front of you. Did you not see her?

  • Indian farm worker in Italy ‘left to die on road’ with severed arm
  • Rinse and repeat for every other Westernized nation in the world.

    Canada and the US are exactly the same. And nobody in either gov't is doing anything to change it.

  • The DJI Drone Ban: A Uniquely American Clusterfuck
    www.404media.co The DJI Drone Ban: A Uniquely American Clusterfuck

    Lawmakers are trying to ban a Chinese company on "surveillance" grounds to benefit American competitors powering U.S. police surveillance.

    The DJI Drone Ban: A Uniquely American Clusterfuck

    Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives jammed a functional ban on DJI drones, called the “Countering CCP Drones Act” into a military funding bill that it then passed. The bill would put DJI drones, which are made in China, onto a Federal Communications Commission “covered list” alongside other banned Chinese tech companies, meaning that new drones would not be approved to use the communications infrastructure they need in order to operate. The ban could possibly ground existing drones, as well.

    This potential ban is a uniquely American clusterfuck that is arguably even worse than the TikTok ban in its absurdity because of the specifics of how we got here: There is no evidence that China is spying on DJI drones, the drone features that make lawmakers worried about “spying” were originally introduced because of U.S. regulations and government pressure, and, for drone hobbyists, there are not really any American-made drone alternatives that can step in to replace DJI’s spot in the market.

    Essentially, the US government pressured drone manufacturers to implement privacy and safety features that required internet infrastructure to operate, DJI built those features, and now lawmakers say those same features could be used by China to spy on Americans and are the reason for the ban. Meanwhile, the only existing American drone manufacturers create far more invasive products that are sold exclusively to law enforcement and government entities, which are increasingly using them to conduct surveillance on American citizens and communities. This means that we may face a situation where hobbyists, small businesses, and aerial photographers who make a living with drones can suddenly no longer fly them, but cops will.

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    Prosecutors say Alec Baldwin was ‘engaged in horseplay’ with gun before fatal shooting
  • Brandon Lee died because of this exact scenario ... so you're incorrect.

  • Why Democrats think Biden’s problem is Biden
  • Every man who's been president has the "I must complete two terms" stuck on loop in his brain. And that kind of thinking short-circuits critical thinking skills that would/could otherwise see their own selfish stupidity.

  • Elon Musk Begs Advertisers to Return as Twitter's Revenue Plunges
    futurism.com Elon Musk Begs Advertisers to Return as Twitter's Revenue Plunges

    X-formerly-Twitter is in deep trouble — and owner Elon Musk is on his knees, yet again, begging advertisers to return.

    Elon Musk Begs Advertisers to Return as Twitter's Revenue Plunges

    Cross-post from https://lemmy.world/post/16743494

    While the New York Times reported last week that executives at the beleaguered platform had assured employees that 65 percent of advertisers had returned, documents obtained by Bloomberg show that revenue has overall cratered since owner Elon Musk took over in late 2022.

    Now, Musk and CEO Linda Yaccarino are back in damage control mode, trying to scrounge up some much-needed funds at this year's Cannes Lions festival in southern France. The mercurial billionaire reportedly met with executives from the likes of the NFL, L'Oreal, Qualcomm, and Target, according to new reporting by the NYT.

    But whether these measures will help Musk's hate speech-ridden echo chamber from bleeding hundreds of millions of dollars per quarter remains to be seen.

    After all, who could forget that Musk quite literally told advertisers to go fuck themselves in November — fighting words that likely didn't sit well with the execs he's now pleading to return to X.

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    Spanish police arrest 10 after discovery of ‘highly sophisticated’ meth lab
    www.theguardian.com Spanish police arrest 10 after discovery of ‘highly sophisticated’ meth lab

    Mobile facility found near Barcelona was capable of producing 10kg of drug a day, say police, who seized 70kg

    Spanish police arrest 10 after discovery of ‘highly sophisticated’ meth lab

    Spanish police have arrested 10 people and seized 70kg of methamphetamine after discovering a “highly sophisticated” synthetic drug laboratory capable of producing up to 10kg of meth a day.

    The Guardia Civil operation – named Heisenberg VI-Cabarna in an apparent reference to the alias adopted by the meth-making protagonist of the TV series Breaking Bad – began in February last year after officers noticed that an individual in the Basque province of Bizkaia was receiving drugs from a criminal gang based in Catalonia.

    Their investigation was complicated by the fact that the mobile lab producing the drugs could be transported over long distances across northern Spain, moving from the Basque Country to Castilla y León and then to Catalonia, where it was finally seized.

    When the Guardia Civil traced the lab to a property in the city of Granollers, 30km (20 miles) north of Barcelona, they found an elaborate and potentially lethal facility, complete with charcoal filters to get rid of any smells that could attract attention.

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    Indian farm worker in Italy ‘left to die on road’ with severed arm
    www.theguardian.com Indian farm worker in Italy ‘left to die on road’ with severed arm

    Trade unionist calls for crackdown on ‘barbaric exploitation’ after death of Satnam Singh, 31, in Latina

    Indian farm worker in Italy ‘left to die on road’ with severed arm

    A trade unionist has called for a crackdown against “barbaric exploitation” after an Indian farm worker died when he was allegedly being left on a road by his employer following an accident that severed his arm.

    Satnam Singh, 31, was injured on Monday while working on machinery on a farm in Latina, a rural area close to Rome with a large community of Indian immigrant labourers.

    Singh, who came to Italy with his wife three years ago, was allegedly left with his arm severed on the road outside his home in Borgo Santa Maria.

    Police said they were called by his wife and an air ambulance was sent to transport him to San Camillo Forlalini hospital in Rome, where he died of his injuries on Wednesday.

    His Italian employer is under investigation for manslaughter, violation of workplace safety regulations and failure to provide aid.

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    Why Democrats think Biden’s problem is Biden

    Democrats keep doing surprisingly well in special elections. The party’s most vulnerable Senate incumbents are running ahead of their rivals in key battleground states. One of Democrats’ signature issues — reproductive rights — has repeatedly proved a winning message.

    And yet Joe Biden is struggling to pull even with Donald Trump.

    It’s another ominous sign for the president: Even as other Democrats are running strong, the party’s down-ballot successes aren’t translating into momentum at the top of the ticket. Biden trails Trump in many of the states he needs to win to keep the White House. His job approval is underwater. And the coalition of voters that ushered him into office four years ago is fraying.

    “Democrats are enthusiastic about trying to win the Senate and trying to win the House,” said Neil Oxman, a Pennsylvania-based Democratic strategist.

    And they’re “not enthusiastic about Biden’s reelection,” Oxman said. “Period.”

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    The Supreme Court upholds a tax on foreign income over a challenge backed by business interests
    apnews.com The Supreme Court upholds a tax on foreign income over a challenge backed by business interests

    The Supreme Court upheld the tax over a challenge backed by business and anti-regulatory interests.

    The Supreme Court upholds a tax on foreign income over a challenge backed by business interests

    The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a tax on foreign income over a challenge backed by business and anti-regulatory interests, declining their invitation to weigh in on a broader, never-enacted tax on wealth.

    The justices, by a 7-2 vote, left in place a provision of a 2017 tax law that is expected to generate $340 billion, mainly from the foreign subsidiaries of domestic corporations that parked money abroad to shield it from U.S. taxes.

    The law, passed by a Republican Congress and signed by then-President Donald Trump, includes a provision that applies to companies that are owned by Americans but do their business in foreign countries. It imposes a one-time tax on investors’ shares of profits that have not been passed along to them, to offset other tax benefits.

    But the larger significance of the ruling is what it didn’t do. The case attracted outsize attention because some groups allied with the Washington couple who brought the case argued that the challenged provision is similar to a wealth tax, which would apply not to the incomes of the very richest Americans but to their assets, like stock holdings. Such assets now get taxed only when they are sold.

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    PAC behind 'dictator' billboard comparing Trump to Fidel Castro says more is coming
  • “I mean, some of our billboards are just really intended to be funny,” Taylor insisted. “We put up a billboard on I-95 at Mar-a-Lago… that simply said ‘cheats at golf.’ That one probably got as big a reaction as any.”

    🤣🤣🤣

  • This Judge Made Houston the Top Bankruptcy Court. Then He Helped His Girlfriend Cash In.
  • Texas proving once again it's primary concern is graft, grift and backroom dealings that grind justice into dust.

    An unsigned, one-page bombshell of a letter made the rounds at Kirkland & Ellis, the world’s largest law firm by revenue. It threatened havoc for the firm and others that did business before the most powerful bankruptcy judge in the U.S.

    The letter alleged that U.S. Bankruptcy Judge David R. Jones, chief of the bankruptcy court in Houston, was in a romantic relationship with Elizabeth Freeman, a Texas attorney who as Kirkland’s co-counsel helped the firm shepherd multibillion-dollar cases in Jones’s courtroom.

    The anonymous letter first went to Michael Van Deelen, a former high-school math teacher with a history of filing lawsuits against people he believed had wronged him. He was angry over a bankruptcy plan from Kirkland—approved by Jones—that wiped out Van Deelen’s $146,541 investment in an oil-and-gas drilling company that had gone bust.

    Van Deelen tried to submit the letter to court in his effort to disqualify Jones from the bankruptcy case involving his lost investment. In a court hearing, a Kirkland partner argued that the letter was unsubstantiated and moved to exclude it as evidence. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Marvin Isgur, Jones’s former law partner and a court colleague, sided with Kirkland. He denied Van Deelen’s request. Jones later signed an order to permanently seal the letter from public view.

  • Airbnb undermined team that removed extremist users, whistleblower claims | CNN Business
  • AirBNB owners who wouldn't rent to Black/Brown/LGBTQI+ renters, etc would be problematic at best. At worst they may be breaking laws in doing that, depending on the state ofc.

  • Prosecutors say Alec Baldwin was ‘engaged in horseplay’ with gun before fatal shooting
  • Here's the background on the only other two deaths that occured on-set: Brandon Lee and Jon-Erik Hexum.

    https://www.looper.com/640645/every-tragic-movie-set-death-caused-by-prop-guns/

  • Airbnb undermined team that removed extremist users, whistleblower claims | CNN Business
    edition.cnn.com Airbnb undermined team that removed extremist users, whistleblower claims | CNN Business

    Airbnb has undermined users’ safety by scaling back its work to remove extremists from its platform, a former contractor alleged in a new whistleblower complaint.

    Airbnb undermined team that removed extremist users, whistleblower claims | CNN Business

    Jess Hernandez worked full-time as an investigations analyst for Airbnb’s dangerous organizations team from May 2022 to November 2023, researching extremist networks as part of the company’s work to keep dangerous individuals off the platform. But she says she was terminated in November 2023, shortly after her team was directed by management to reinstate users who had been removed for their participation in the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol.

    “Airbnb spent much of 2023 scaling back and undermining the work of its team tasked with removing individuals affiliated with dangerous and extremist organizations from the platform,” Whistleblower Aid, the organization representing Hernandez, said in a statement. It added that by making the changes, “Airbnb privately abandoned its public commitment to its hosts’ and guests’ safety and security under this policy.”

    Hernandez filed the whistleblower disclosure in May to the US Securities and Exchange Commission and Federal Trade Commission. The complaint was first reported Wednesday by NBC News. CNN has not viewed the complaint and could not independently verify the details included in the NBC News report.

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    Attorneys reach deal that could allow some Dali crew members to fly home after months stuck onboard, court filings say
    edition.cnn.com Attorneys reach deal that could allow some Dali crew members to fly home after months stuck onboard, court filings say | CNN

    After 12 weeks stuck aboard a cargo ship that lost power and crushed a famed Baltimore bridge, some of the vessel’s 21 crew members could soon return to their families halfway around the world.

    Attorneys reach deal that could allow some Dali crew members to fly home after months stuck onboard, court filings say | CNN

    After 12 weeks stuck aboard a cargo ship that lost power and crushed a famed Baltimore bridge, some of the vessel’s 21 crew members could soon return to their families halfway around the world.

    Attorneys for the City of Baltimore and the owner and manager of the Dali cargo ship reached a deal late Wednesday that could allow eight of the crew members to fly home as early as Thursday, according to documents filed this week in Maryland’s US District Court.

    The 20 Indians and one Sri Lankan on board have been stuck on the ship since March 26, when the mammoth vessel lost propulsion, veered off course and destroyed the Francis Scott Key Bridge, killing six construction workers.

    Crew members haven’t been able to get off the ship for a variety of reasons. While none of the crew have been charged in connection with the disaster, investigations are underway to determine who might be responsible for the catastrophe. And Baltimore’s mayor has announced legal action, vowing to “hold the wrongdoers responsible.”

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    Amy Coney Barrett may be poised to split conservatives on the Supreme Court...

    A rift is emerging among the Supreme Court’s conservatives — and it could thwart the court’s recent march to expand gun rights.

    On one side is the court’s oldest and most conservative justice, Clarence Thomas. On the other is its youngest member, Amy Coney Barrett.

    The question at the center of the spat may seem abstract: How should the court use “history and tradition” to decide modern-day legal issues? But the answer may determine how the court resolves some of the biggest cases set to be released in the coming days, particularly its latest foray into the Second Amendment right to bear arms.

    If the court adheres to a strict history-centric approach, as Thomas favors, it will likely strike down a federal law denying firearms to people under domestic violence restraining orders.

    But Barrett recently foreshadowed that she is distancing herself from that approach. If she breaks with Thomas in the gun case, known as United States v. Rahimi, and if she can persuade at least one other conservative justice to join her, they could align with the court’s three liberals to uphold the gun control law.

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    Baltimore seeks to keep Dali crew from leaving US after bridge collapse
  • And the FBI, etc had 2.5 months to interview them ... which was done.

    They should be allowed to go home.

  • Vermont Republican secretly poured water into colleague’s bag over months
  • Dr Hames says while it is obvious Mr Buswell has done something inappropriate, he deeply regrets it, and is a great leader.

    Typical. :/

  • Boeing 737 Max crash victims ask US to impose $25bn fine
    www.bbc.com Boeing 737 Max crash victims ask US to impose $25bn fine

    The families of victims of two 737 Max crashes also call for prosecutions a day after apology by chief executive.

    Boeing 737 Max crash victims ask US to impose $25bn fine

    The families of victims in two Boeing 737 Max plane crashes have asked for prosecutions and a fine of $24.8bn for "the deadliest corporate crime in US history".

    The families' lawyer Paul Cassell said the amount was "justified and clearly appropriate" given "enormous human costs of Boeing's crimes".

    In a 32-page letter seen by the BBC, Mr Cassell said that the US government should prosecute those leading the company when 346 people were killed in two crashes in 2018 and 2019.

    The letter cited the apology by Boeing's chief executive Dave Calhoun on Tuesday while he gave evidence to Congress.

    "I apologise for the grief that we have caused," he said, as he was heckled by family members of victims of the crashes.

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    Ecuador struck by power outage leaving 18 million in the dark
    www.theguardian.com Ecuador struck by power outage leaving 18 million in the dark

    Confusion on the streets of Quito as traffic lights ceased working and the subway system ground to a halt

    Ecuador struck by power outage leaving 18 million in the dark

    A nationwide electricity outage has struck Ecuador, leaving the nation of about 18 million in the dark, including the capital’s subway system, as authorities worked to repair faulty power lines, a senior official said.

    “There is a failure in the transmission line that caused a cascade disconnection, so there’s no electricity at a national scale,” public works minister Roberto Luque said in a post on X on Wednesday.

    Luque also serves as the country’s acting energy minister.

    A Reuters witness said there was confusion on the streets of Quito, the capital, as traffic lights ceased working. Operations of Quito’s subway system have also ground to a halt.

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    Prosecutors say Alec Baldwin was ‘engaged in horseplay’ with gun before fatal shooting
    www.theguardian.com Prosecutors say Alec Baldwin was ‘engaged in horseplay’ with gun before fatal shooting

    Actor is due to go to trial over death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was killed on set of Rust

    Prosecutors say Alec Baldwin was ‘engaged in horseplay’ with gun before fatal shooting

    Fewer than three weeks before actor Alec Baldwin is due to go on trial in Santa Fe, New Mexico, prosecutors have said that he “engaged in horseplay with the revolver”, including firing a blank round at a crew member on the set of Rust before the tragic accident occurred.

    Baldwin is facing involuntary manslaughter charges in the 2021 shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

    In new court documents, prosecutors said they plan to bring new evidence to support their case that the 66-year-old actor and producer was reckless with firearms while filming on the set and displayed “erratic and aggressive behavior during the filming” that created potential safety concerns.

    Prosecutors in the case, which is due to go to trial on 10 July, have previously alleged that to watch Baldwin’s conduct on the set of Rust “is to witness a man who has absolutely no control of his own emotions and absolutely no concern for how his conduct affects those around him”.

    In the latest filing, special prosecutors Kari Morrissey and Erlinda Johnson allege that Baldwin pointed his gun and fired “a blank round at a crew member while using that crew member as a line of site as his perceived target”.

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    Israeli army knew of Hamas plot to take hostages before 7 Oct
  • Because oil is (or at least was) more important than justice.

    The Lady bows down to capitalism.

  • Poisoned trees gave a wealthy couple in Maine a killer ocean view. Residents wonder, at what cost?
  • I'm more of a "do the crime, do the time" kind of person. Especially when it's rich fucks who somehow believe they don't have to pay a price for for being assholes.

  • Vermont Republican secretly poured water into colleague’s bag over months
  • I'm sorry, what???? Like who in the fuck is kneeling down in Parliament and sniffing women's seats????

  • Vermont Republican secretly poured water into colleague’s bag over months
  • America elects some of the wierdest politicians.

  • Vermont Republican secretly poured water into colleague’s bag over months
    www.theguardian.com Vermont Republican secretly poured water into colleague’s bag over months

    Mary Morrissey apologizes after being filmed dumping liquid into backpack of Democratic legislator Jim Carroll

    Vermont Republican secretly poured water into colleague’s bag over months

    A Vermont lawmaker was compelled to apologize publicly after being caught on video pouring water into her colleague’s work bag multiple times across several months.

    The bizarre behavior is allegedly a part of a campaign of harassment that one legislator aimed at another who represents the same district in the Green Mountain state, independent outlet Seven Days first reported.

    The Republican representative, Mary Morrissey, 67, confessed to dumping water in the bag of the Democratic legislator Jim Carroll, 62. She later apologized during a Vermont state house session on Monday, Boston.com reported.

    “I am truly ashamed of my actions,” Morrissey said.

    Morrissey did not respond to the Guardian’s request for comment.

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    Ethics committee investigating Matt Gaetz over alleged sexual misconduct
    www.theguardian.com Ethics committee investigating Matt Gaetz over alleged sexual misconduct

    Far-right congressman and Trump loyalist also investigated over alleged drug use and claims of other ethical breaches

    Ethics committee investigating Matt Gaetz over alleged sexual misconduct

    A bipartisan Capitol Hill committee is investigating Matt Gaetz, the far-right Republican congressman and vocal Donald Trump supporter, over longstanding allegations of sexual misconduct, illicit drug use and other alleged ethical breaches, it said on Tuesday.

    The announcement by the House ethics committee – which contains an equal number of Democrats and Republicans – reignited a swirl of scandal surrounding the outspoken Trump ally that had abated somewhat after an earlier criminal investigation into allegations against him was dropped.

    In a statement, the committee said it had spoken to dozens of witnesses, issued 25 subpoenas, and reviewed thousands of pages of documents as part of its long-running investigation into Gaetz’s conduct, which was initially opened in April 2021.

    As a result of that review, the committee said, certain allegations deserved further examination.

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    Israel-Gaza war live: Israel’s use of heavy bombs raises ‘serious concerns’ under laws of war
    www.theguardian.com Israel-Gaza war live: Israel’s use of heavy bombs raises ‘serious concerns’ under laws of war

    Report by the United Nations human rights office says series of strikes ‘violated fundamental principles’ governing conflicts

    Israel-Gaza war live: Israel’s use of heavy bombs raises ‘serious concerns’ under laws of war

    In a report published on Wednesday, the OHCHR provided details on six Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip, which it said were emblematic of a concerning pattern, involving the suspected use of up to 2,000-pound bombs on residential buildings, a school, refugee camps and a market.

    The rights office said it had verified 218 deaths in those attacks, but said it had information indicating the number of fatalities “could be much higher”.

    The OHCHR report concludes that the series of Israeli strikes, exemplified by the six attacks carried out between 9 October and 2 December, suggested that Israel’s military had “repeatedly violated fundamental principles of the laws of war”, the statement said.

    AFP reports that among the attacks listed were the strikes on Ash Shujaiyeh neighbourhood, in Gaza City on 2 December last year. It caused destruction across an approximate diagonal span of 130 metres, destroying 15 buildings and damaging at least 14 others, it said.

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    Baltimore seeks to keep Dali crew from leaving US after bridge collapse
  • How long were they at sea before the accident? Then 2.5 months confined to the ship. Some of them want to go home.

    Nevermind the fact it's not the FBI who want them to stay. It's Baltimore 'speaking' for the FBI ... which is a load of crap. They have every right to leave so let them go.

  • Poisoned trees gave a wealthy couple in Maine a killer ocean view. Residents wonder, at what cost?
    apnews.com Poisoned trees gave a wealthy couple in Maine a killer ocean view. Residents wonder, at what cost?

    There was one thing missing when a wealthy Missouri couple purchased their oceanfront home overlooking Camden Harbor in Maine: The million-dollar view was blocked by a neighbor's trees.

    Poisoned trees gave a wealthy couple in Maine a killer ocean view. Residents wonder, at what cost?

    Wealth and hubris fuel the tale of a politically connected Missouri couple who allegedly poisoned their neighbor’s trees to secure their million-dollar view of Camden Harbor. The incident that was unearthed by the victim herself — the philanthropic wife of L.L. Bean’s late president — has united local residents in outrage.

    To make matters worse, the herbicide used to poison the trees leached into a neighboring park and the town’s only public seaside beach. The state attorney general is now investigating.

    “Anybody dumb enough to poison trees right next to the ocean should be prosecuted, as far as I’m concerned,” said Paul Hodgson, echoing the view of many exasperated residents in Camden, a community of 5,000 nestled at the foot of mountains that sweep upward from the Atlantic Ocean and overlook a harbor filled with lobster boats, yachts and schooners.

    Amelia Bond, former CEO of the St. Louis Foundation, which oversees charitable funds with more than $500 million in assets, brought the herbicide from Missouri in 2021 and applied it near oak trees on the waterfront property of Lisa Gorman, wife of the late Leon Gorman, L.L. Bean’s president and grandson of L.L. himself, according to a pair of consent agreements with the town and the state pesticide board.

    Bond’s husband, Arthur Bond III, is an architect and the nephew of former U.S. Sen. Kit Bond. Their summer home, owned by a trust, is situated directly behind Gorman’s home, farther up the hill.

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    Baltimore seeks to keep Dali crew from leaving US after bridge collapse
    www.bbc.com Baltimore seeks to keep Dali crew from leaving US after bridge collapse

    The city argues that allowing the foreign crew to leave will interfere in the federal investigation.

    Baltimore seeks to keep Dali crew from leaving US after bridge collapse

    In a petition sent to a judge on Tuesday, the city argues that allowing the foreign crew of the Dali to leave the country could interfere with two investigations being led by the FBI and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

    The sailors, who are from India and Sri Lanka, have been trapped aboard the ship since it hit the bridge on 26 March, killing six construction workers on the bridge.

    According to court documents, the city learned on Tuesday from the ship's owners that eight of the sailors were planning to leave the US as early as Thursday.

    Lawyers for the city and another party filing suit against the ship owners are asking the judge to convene an emergency hearing to decide the issue.

    “The crew consists entirely of foreign nationals who, of course, have critical knowledge and information about the events giving rise to this litigation,” wrote Adam Levitt, a lawyer for the city of Baltimore.

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    'They follow us everywhere': Canadian citizens accuse Algeria of spying, intimidation at home

    Kamal Sehaki thought he could finally live freely when he moved to Canada in 2018.

    The Kabyles are part of the larger Amazigh or Berber family of Indigenous North Africans. They have their own language and culture, and some advocate for the creation of an independent state in a mountainous coastal region of northern Algeria.

    Sehaki, a 36-year-old artist, learned the hard way that anyone associated with this independence movement risks reprisal from the Algerian government.

    "I received a call recently from a member of the Algerian consulate in Montreal," he said.

    Sehaki, winner of international awards for his short films, said the man suggested the Algerian government could help boost Sehaki's career and offered him an appointment at the consulate.

    Instead, the conversation revolved around his links to the Movement for the Self-Determination of Kabylia (MAK). The MAK's Canadian chapter has organized demonstrations in Montreal and Ottawa to demand the release of political prisoners in Algeria.

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    Stellantis recalls nearly 1.2M vehicles to fix software glitch that disables rear camera

    Stellantis is recalling nearly 1.2 million vehicles in the U.S. and Canada to fix a software glitch that can disable the rear view cameras.

    The recall covers Jeep Compass, Grand Cherokee, Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer SUVs from the 2022 and 2023 model years.

    Also included are Ram ProMaster vans from 2022 and 2023, as well as the Ram 3500 chassis cabs and Ram 1500 and 2500 pickups from 2022. Also covered are 2021 through 2023 Chrysler Pacifica minivans and Jeep Grand Cherokee L SUVs, and 2021 and 2022 Dodge Durango SUVs.

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    This HMP inmate says a rat gave birth in his pants — but it was no surprise

    Her Majesty's Penitentiary inmate Devon Fitzpatrick says early one morning in mid-May he woke up and felt something moving in the crotch of his pants. When he reached in, he discovered a rat had given birth there.

    But the incident wasn't shocking or even surprising, he said in a sit-down interview with CBC News.

    An ongoing rodent infestation at the St. John's jail — parts of which date back to the Victorian era — means "stuff like that happens on a regular basis," said Fitzpatrick.

    "You see 'em coming in and out of your cell. They climb up on the tables, they climb up the pipes and the wires. They're everywhere," he said.

    The Newfoundland and Labrador government announced in this year's provincial budget that it will spend $15 million over the next two years on temporary upgrades to the penitentiary, with $8 million earmarked for this year.

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