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Baldwin to ABC about shooting: ‘I didn’t pull the trigger’

Baldwin to ABC about shooting: ‘I didn’t pull the trigger’

NATIONAL & WORLD NEWS Troy Warren for CNT #EditorsPicks  #Lifestyle ABC News has released a clip in which Alec Baldwin tells George Stephanopoulos that he did not pull the trigger on a gun that went off on a New Mexico film set, killing a cinematographer NEW YORK (AP) — Alec Baldwin told ABC's George Stephanopoulos in an interview airing Thursday that he did not pull the trigger on a prop gun he was holding on a New Mexico film set when it went off, killing a cinematographer. “I didn't pull the trigger,” Baldwin said. “I would never point a gun…
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Operation Blooming Onion: Federal indictment reveals ‘modern-day-slavery’ in Georgia

Operation Blooming Onion: Federal indictment reveals ‘modern-day-slavery’ in Georgia

By Drew Favakeh, Savannah Morning News Troy Warren for CNT #EditorsPicks   According to a newly unsealed indictment revealed last week by acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia David H. Estes, 24 people conspired for three years to smuggle Mexican and Central American workers and forced them to work in brutal conditions on farms located across the world, including the southern, middle and northern regions of Georgia. At a news conference at the Cay Building, Estesstood at a podium alongside the federal law enforcement officers who were involved in cracking the case.The 54-count indictment, titled “USA v. Patricio et al.,” discloses…
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Walmart said she shoplifted; jury awards her $2.1 million

Walmart said she shoplifted; jury awards her $2.1 million

By The Associated Press Troy Warren for CNT #EditorsPicks MOBILE, Ala. — An Alabama woman who says she was falsely arrested for shoplifting at a Walmart and then threatened by the company after her case was dismissed has been awarded $2.1 million in damages. A Mobile County jury on Monday ruled in favor of Lesleigh Nurse of Semmes, news outlets reported. Nurse said in a lawsuit that she was stopped in November 2016 when trying to leave a Walmart with groceries she said she already paid for, according to AL.com. She said she used self-checkout, but the scanning device froze. Workers didn’t…
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Bill Cosby prosecutors take case to Supreme Court

Bill Cosby prosecutors take case to Supreme Court

By MARYCLAIRE DALE, Associated Press Troy Warren for CNT #EditorsPIcks PHILADELPHIA — Prosecutors asked the Supreme Court to review the ruling that overturned Bill Cosby’s conviction, arguing in a petition Monday that a decision announced in a news release does not give a defendant lifetime immunity. Prosecutors said the ruling could set a dangerous precedent if convictions are overturned over dubious closed-door deals. They have also complained the chief judge of the state’s high court appeared to misstate key facts of the case when he discussed the court ruling that overturned Cosby’s conviction in a television interview. “This decision as it stands…
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Merriam-Webster chooses vaccine as the 2021 word of the year

Merriam-Webster chooses vaccine as the 2021 word of the year

By LEANNE ITALIE, Associated Press Troy Warren for CNT #COVID-19  #EditorsPicks NEW YORK — With an expanded definition to reflect the times, Merriam-Webster has declared an omnipresent truth as its 2021 word of the year: vaccine. “This was a word that was extremely high in our data every single day in 2021,” Peter Sokolowski, Merriam-Webster's editor-at-large, told The Associated Press ahead of Monday's announcement. “It really represents two different stories. One is the science story, which is this remarkable speed with which the vaccines were developed. But there's also the debates regarding policy, politics and political affiliation. It's one word that…
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City News And Talk Launching Matching Prize Sweepstakes Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

City News And Talk Launching Matching Prize Sweepstakes Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Troy Warren for CNT #EditorsPicks  #NewsRoom Troy Warren announced today City News And Talk will launch its Matching Prize Sweepstakes giving away Amazon GIFT CARDS daily starting on or before December 1, 2021 running for 31 days to the end of 2021. The Sweepstakes has a unique twist because the more friends and family that you refer the more you increase your odds of winning a prize because whatever prize they win, you win too!     In Other NEWS  
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In French Pantheon, Josephine Baker makes history yet again

In French Pantheon, Josephine Baker makes history yet again

By ARNO PEDRAM and SYLVIE CORBET, Associated Press Troy Warren for CNT #EditorsPicks France is inducting Missouri-born cabaret dancer Josephine Baker who was also a French World War II spy and civil rights activist into its Pantheon PARIS (AP) — France is inducting Josephine Baker — Missouri-born cabaret dancer, French World War II spy and civil rights activist — into its Pantheon, the first Black woman honored in the final resting place of France’s most revered luminaries. On Tuesday, a coffin carrying soils from the U.S., France and Monaco — places where Baker made her mark — will be deposited inside…
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November 27, 2021 Everything you need to know about the world today in 80 seconds

November 27, 2021 Everything you need to know about the world today in 80 seconds

NATIONAL & WORLD NEWS By wire reports Troy Warren for CNT #EditorsPicks   U.S. to require vaccines for border crossers in January President Joe Biden will require essential, nonresident travelers crossing U.S. land borders, such as truck drivers, government and emergency response officials, to be fully vaccinated beginning Jan. 22, the administration planned to announce. A senior administration official said the requirement, which the White House previewed in October, brings the rules for essential travelers in line with those that took effect earlier this month for leisure travelers, when the U.S. reopened its borders to fully vaccinated individuals. Essential travelers entering…
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Food is not a punishment you have to ‘work off’

Food is not a punishment you have to ‘work off’

By Heidi Stevens, Tribune News Service Troy Warren for CNT #Foodie  #EditorsPicks We don’t need to downhill ski for 9 hours to burn calories. We need to stop demonizing food. A delightful meme is making the rounds on social media, just in time for the diet industry’s annual holiday finger-wagging. It skewers the ridiculous advice that shows up every year, as predictable as a mall Santa, reminding us how much exercise it takes to counteract the naughty calories in a typical holiday meal. (“Nine hours of casual downhill skiing” will forever be my favorite, courtesy of a Huffington Post slideshow on…
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Ahmaud Arbery’s mom: Thankful for justice and son’s legacy

Ahmaud Arbery’s mom: Thankful for justice and son’s legacy

By RODRIQUE NGOWI and JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press Troy Warren for CNT #EditorsPicks #Lifestyle Ahmaud Arbery’s mother says she is thankful for justice, but says the murder convictions of the men who cornered and killed her son won’t bring him back BRUNSWICK — Ahmaud Arbery’s mother woke up Thursday with a new, very important blessing on Thanksgiving Day. But there will still be an empty chair at the family’s celebrations. It is a reminder that while she feels justice was served when the three white men who helped shoot her son were convicted Wednesday for cornering and killing him as he ran through…
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