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Trump says federal government should again seek death penalty for Boston bomber Tsarnaev
Sun, 02 Aug 2020 16:04:42 -0400

Trump says federal government should again seek death penalty for Boston bomber TsarnaevPresident Donald Trump said Sunday that the federal government should again seek the death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. In a tweet, Trump said the federal government must challenge a Friday appeals court decision overturning the death penalty for the 2013 attack. "Rarely has anybody deserved the death penalty more than the Boston Bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev," tweeted Trump.


Iran has been covering up its coronavirus death toll, according to BBC investigation which says the true figure is almost 3 times higher
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 06:34:08 -0400

Iran has been covering up its coronavirus death toll, according to BBC investigation which says the true figure is almost 3 times higherBoth coronavirus deaths and cases are significantly higher than Iran is publicly reporting, according to government figures seen by the BBC.


Illinois officials call to abolish history classes in the state until an 'alternative' is set up to highlight underrepresented groups
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 16:38:15 -0400

Illinois officials call to abolish history classes in the state until an 'alternative' is set up to highlight underrepresented groupsIllinois Democratic State Representative LaShawn K. Ford is demanding the history of minority groups to be taught in state schools.


Emeritus Pope Benedict, 93, 'extremely frail' after visiting dying brother
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 00:25:50 -0400

Emeritus Pope Benedict, 93, 'extremely frail' after visiting dying brotherFormer Pope Benedict XVI became seriously ill after visiting his sick brother in Germany in June and is "extremely frail", according to a report in the German Passauer Neue Presse newspaper on Monday. Benedict, 93, is suffering from erysipelas of the face, a virus that causes a rash and episodes of severe pain, the newspaper reported, citing the former pontiff's biographer, Peter Seewald. "According to Seewald, the Pope emeritus is now extremely frail," the report said. "His thinking and his memory are quick, but his voice is hardly audible at the moment." Mr Seewald reportedly visited Benedict in Rome on Saturday to present him with his biography. "At the meeting the emeritus Pope, despite his illness, was optimistic and declared that if his strength increased again he would possibly take up his pen again," the paper said. Benedict visited his sick brother, Georg, in Germany in June, marking his first trip out of Italy since his shock resignation in 2013. Georg Ratzinger died two weeks later, aged 96.


Mexico arrests 'El Marro,' gang leader at the center of a bloody cartel war
Sun, 02 Aug 2020 15:32:40 -0400

Mexico arrests 'El Marro,' gang leader at the center of a bloody cartel warMexican authorities say they have detained José Antonio Yépez Ortiz, alias 'El Marro,' the alleged leader of the Santa Rosa de Lima cartel.


Florida man once bitten by alligator is chomped by 8-foot shark while on vacation
Sun, 02 Aug 2020 21:41:44 -0400

Florida man once bitten by alligator is chomped by 8-foot shark while on vacationJustin Stuller is now sporting two dozen stitches and a small limp after tangling with an eight-foot lemon shark in the Florida Keys.