Day: April 3, 2022

Global

6 dead, at least 10 injured in shooting in downtown Sacramento, California.

California police are looking for at least one suspect in connection with a mass shooting early Sunday in downtown Sacramento that claimed the lives of six people and injured 10 others. Sacramento Police Chief Kathy Lester told a news conference that police were patrolling the area around 2 a.m. when they heard gunshots. When they […]

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Global

Hungarians openly defied the authoritarian regime during the election campaign, but can they overthrow the prime minister?

One weeknight, in a large room above the Koleves café in Budapest’s historic center, Judit Békés sits with six dozen volunteers huddled around long wooden tables on which are stacked copies of the independent publication Nyomtass te is!, or Print It Yourself!, fold them for delivery. The clinical psychologist, 69, joined the media activist group […]

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CA

Canada’s vets not doing well — overwork, pet ownership, debt leading to burnout

Karissa Mitchell knew something was wrong when work took over everything. She didn’t have the energy to cook or call her family on the phone. It was at the height of the pandemic, and the Nanaimo, B.C. vet was not only working 12-hour days, but soaking up the emotion that comes with treating sick animals […]

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6 dead, at least 9 injured in shooting in downtown Sacramento

Police in Sacramento, Calif., said six people died and at least nine others were injured after a shooting downtown. The Sacramento Police Department said the shooting happened early Sunday morning. Video posted to Twitter showed people running down the street as the sound of rapid gunfire could be heard in the background. The video also […]

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CA

New Heritage Minutes video sheds light on Ontario’s history of slavery

The last Heritage Minute highlights the history of slavery in Canada and the path that led to its eventual demise – a story that “needed to be told”, according to the head of the organization behind the series. The video focuses on Chloe Cooley, an enslaved black woman living in the Niagara region of what […]

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Global

Pakistani president dissolves parliament as beleaguered prime minister calls for snap election

Pakistan’s president dissolved the country’s parliament on Sunday, setting the stage for a snap election after the prime minister avoided a no-confidence move earlier in the day. Imran Khan has called on President Arif Alvi to dissolve the National Assembly, or lower house of parliament, accusing his political opposition of working with the United States […]

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Global

Hong Kong asks everyone to test for COVID-19

Hong Kong authorities on Saturday asked the entire population of more than 7.4 million people to voluntarily test themselves for COVID-19 at home for three consecutive days starting next week. Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s announcement on Saturday came as the southern Chinese city struggles to contain a fifth wave of infections that has led to […]

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Global

Sri Lankan government imposes curfew and blocks social media platforms

Sri Lanka’s opposition lawmakers marched through the capital, Colombo, on Sunday to protest the president’s decision to impose a nationwide curfew and state of emergency following protests accusing the government of be responsible for an economic crisis. Sri Lankan netizens were also unable to access Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, WhatsApp and other social media platforms on […]

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Entertainment

Press F to stream: Why video games from Halo to The Last of Us are coming to TV

Like, I suppose, many of you, the first time I experienced Halo I wasn’t even the one behind the controller. Instead, I spent a night sitting on my best friend’s bunk bed, watching him battle an alien cult, alien parasites, and an assortment of creepy things. yet strangely endearing alien soldiers. At 10, of course, […]

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Entertainment

Estelle Harris, best known as the mother of George Costanza, died at 93

Estelle Harris, who made her way into television history as the blended mother of George Costanza on Seinfeld and voiced Ms. Potato Head in the toy story franchisee, died. She was 93 years old. As middle-class matron Estelle Costanza, Harris memorably scored her recurring role on the hit 1990s sitcom. With her high-pitched voice and […]

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