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The US Department of Justice has said it will no longer secretly obtain reporters’ records during investigations of leaks of classified information. Last month, President Joe Biden called the policy, which has been criticised by news organisations and press freedom groups, “simply, simply wrong” and pledged not to continue allowing it. Though Mr Biden’s comments
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Former Nickelodeon TV star Drake Bell has been charged with attempted child endangerment and disseminating matter harmful to children. Bell, whose real first name is Jared, pleaded not guilty to both charges and is scheduled to appear in an Ohio court for a pre-trial hearing on 23 June. According to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office,
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Prosecutors have asked a judge to sentence Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer found guilty of murdering George Floyd, to 30 years in prison. In court documents filed on Wednesday, prosecutors cite the trial judge’s ruling last month that there were four aggravating factorsin Floyd‘s murder. But a defence lawyer wants Chauvin to be sentenced
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Guns, beer and childcare are among incentives being offered to Americans to encourage coronavirus vaccinations. A total of 296,404,240 doses have been administered in the US, with 135,867,425 people – or 41.39% of the population – fully vaccinated against COVID-19. A mixture of public and private sector motivations are being offered, as President Joe Biden
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