New US Race, Ethnicity Standards Proposed; First Since ’97

According to preliminary recommendations released Thursday by the Biden administration in what would be the first update to race and ethnicity standards in a quarter century, a Middle Eastern and North African category could be added to federal surveys and censuses, and

Russian Coronavirus-Denying Ex-Monk Sentenced To 7 Years

A former Russian Orthodox monk who denied the existence of the coronavirus and defied the Kremlin was sentenced to seven years in prison on Friday. Nikolai Romanov, 67, known as Father Sergiy until his ex-communication by the Russian Orthodox Church, urged his

Journalists Convicted Of Revealing Finland Defense Secrets

According to Finnish media, two investigative journalists for a major daily newspaper in Finland were convicted Friday of revealing national defense secrets in a 2017 article that prosecutors claimed included information from classified documents. According to Huvudstadsbladet, another Finnish newspaper, the prosecution

Jamaican Cleric Convicted In NY State Terrorism Trial

After being extradited to New York City following an undercover New York Police Department sting that went international, a Jamaican cleric accused of recruiting support for the Islamic State group was convicted Thursday of state terrorism charges. According to Manhattan District Attorney

Texas Death Row Inmates Sue Over Solitary Confinement

A group of death row inmates filed a federal lawsuit against the Texas Prison system on Thursday, claiming that the policy of mandatory and indefinite solitary confinement for all prisoners awaiting execution causes severe physical and psychological harm. The suit claims that

Man Appears In Federal Court To Face Capitol Riot Charges

A man from mid-Michigan claims he is innocent of the charges brought against him in connection with the Capitol Riot in Washington on January 6, 2021. WJRT-TV reported that Isaac Thomas of Genesee County appeared in U.S. District Court in Flint on

Man Crushed To Death Under Outdoor Urinal In London

According to police, a pop-up urinal crushed a man to death in London‘s theatre district on Friday. After becoming trapped beneath a hydraulic urinal at Cambridge Circus, a busy intersection in the city’s West End, firefighters used a winch to free the


Former NFL Player Jessie Lemonier Dies At 25

Jessie Lemonier, a defensive end who played for the Los Angeles Chargers and Detroit Lions in the NFL, died on Jan. 26 at the age of 25. “We are shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of former Detroit Lion Jessie

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