November 27, 2020

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Antioch to help low-income residents with rental, mortgage grants

Antioch will use its latest federal CARES Act grant to help lower-income households pay rents or mortgages and provide legal services for those facing evictions. The City Council on Tuesday unanimously agreed to spend $500,00 of the $644,289 from its third-round Community Development Block Grant for a rental/mortgage assistance pool to be allocated through Shelter […]

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Justice Dept. angles for firing squad, gas executions

By Michael Balsamo | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is quietly amending its execution protocols, no longer requiring federal death sentences to be carried out by lethal injection and clearing the way to use other methods like firing squads and poison gas. The amended rule, published Friday in the Federal Register, allows the […]

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Burkina Faso opposition leader concedes defeat

By Thiam Ndiaga | Reuters OUAGADOUGOU, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Burkina Faso’s main opposition leader has conceded defeat in Sunday’s presidential election after initial results showed a comfortable victory for President Roch Kabore, ending a dispute in which opponents said election fraud was committed. Former Finance Minister Zephirin Diabre met Kabore on Friday night to […]

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Report: German troops suspected of running anti-Semitic group

By Sabine Siebold | Reuters BERLIN – German authorities have uncovered a group of soldiers suspected of organizing a chat group relating to anti-Semitism, right-wing extremism and pornography, according to a Defence Ministry document seen by Reuters. Many of the 26 soldiers belong to a logistics unit in Neustadt am Ruebenberge in northern Germany, the […]

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