Dangerous fungal illness rapidly spreading across the country, doctors warn

SAN FRANCISCO – Doctors are warning of a dangerous fungal illness rapidly spreading across the country, especially affecting those living or visiting the California and Arizona areas. If you think it sounds like something from the cutting room floor of “The Last of Us” series, where a parasitic fungal infection devastates mankind, there are some …

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Dems fear policing talks will be tangled with Tim Scott’s presidential hopes

Neither Scott nor any other congressional Republican was invited to what’s seen as the opening act of policing discussions after Nichols’ death last month following a brutal beating by Memphis officers: Thursday’s Black Caucus meeting with President Joe Biden. The all-Democratic invite list went out despite the House’s record-high four Black Republicans in office — …

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Amazon Prime members forced to pay more for free grocery delivery

Changing your Amazon Alexa Privacy settings: Anytime you speak to Alexa, it records your voice and entire conversation. Amazon then stores those voice recordings forever, unless you opt to delete them in a more timely manner. Like many Americans, I often buy my groceries online and have them delivered right to my doorstep through Amazon …

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Portland memorial dedicated to city’s fallen police officers vandalized: ‘Startling and ugly’

A memorial dedicated to fallen police officers in Portland, Oregon, was vandalized this week, according to the Portland Police Association. In a statement on Facebook, the association’s president Sgt. Aaron Schmautz said the memorial in Tom McCall Waterfront Park was damaged at some point in the night on Tuesday. Individual plaques dedicated to fallen officers …

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Appeals court rules government can’t stop people with domestic violence restraining orders from owning guns

People with domestic violence restraining orders have a constitutional right to own firearms, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. The three-judge panel of the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that banning people under domestic violence restraining orders from owning firearms “embodies salutary policy goals meant to protect vulnerable people in our society.” …

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Students mercilessly assault 9-year-old girl on school bus, parents pressing charges: video

A video of two students viciously beating a 9-year-old student on a Florida school bus has surfaced online, alarming the community and prompting a swift reaction from the girl’s parents. The disturbing footage shows two boys repeatedly striking the girl as she is folded over in a seat, barely defending herself with one hand as …

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What can Cambridge learn from Gothenburg’s congestion charge?

Gothenburg began charging motorists for driving into and past the city in 2013 Gothenburg, Sweden’s second city, is ringed by 38 sets of cameras, silently raising around £70m a year in taxes. A decade on since Gothenburg introduced its congestion charge, what has it meant both for the city’s inhabitants and the British cities, such …

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