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In major shift, China loosens strict anti-COVID policies

Beijing — In a sharp reversal, China has announced a series of measures rolling back some of the most draconian anti-COVID-19 restrictions. The Wednesday announcement includes limiting the scale of lockdowns to individual apartment floors and buildings, rather than entire districts and neighborhoods. People who test positive for the...
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Ex-Tory donor scathing about party’s response to Michelle Mone allegations

A former Conservative donor who recently defected to Labour has launched a scathing attack on his former party, saying their response to the allegations about the Tory peer Michelle Mone has only strengthened his determination to help oust them from office. Gareth Quarry, a businessman who recently gave Labour £50,000,...
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Charlotte review – absorbing animation about a remarkable artist, murdered at Auschwitz

This powerful but flawed animation depicts the brilliant German Jewish artist Charlotte Salomon, creator of a remarkable series of quasi-autobiographical gouaches entitled Life? or Theatre?, painted in the period of her exile in Vichy France from 1941 to 1943, before she was taken to Auschwitz and there murdered at the age of 26; the paintings themselves are now held in Amsterdam’s Jewish Museum.

Local Man Admits To Sexually Assaulting A Minor

MONMOUTH COUNTY – A 27-year-old man has admitting to producing several videos of him sexually assaulting a minor, officials said. Christian Importuna of Englishtown, pleaded guilty to one count of an indictment charging him with production of child pornography. According to authorities, Importuna recorded at least two videos of...
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Pit Bull Pen holds Pup Crawl in Richland to fundraise for community dogs

RICHLAND, Wash. — The Pit Bull Pen Dog Rescue’s annual holiday Pup Crawl is scheduled for December 10 this year and will raise money for community dogs in need, according to a press release from the rescue. From 4 to 8:30 p.m., participants can cruise around the Henderson Loop in Richland, visiting various businesses and locations offering proceeds to the rescue and festive events along the way.

PubNub Releases React Native Chat UI Components

New pre-built building blocks enable cost-effective mobile chat development. PubNub, the leading platform for real-time interaction that transforms how people work and play within virtual environments, recently announced the addition of React Native Chat UI Components to its product portfolio. Chat UI Components are easy-to-implement pre-built building blocks to create mobile and web chat experiences in iOS, Android, React, and now React Native. They enable developers to build chat applications in just a few lines of code without worrying about the complexities of a real-time network.

Youthful Hairstyles that will Turn Back the Hands of Time

Let’s face it. Our hair is a huge part of our identity. Think about it. Ever had a bad haircut that made you cry? A perm you THOUGHT you wanted that left you in tears once it was done? Or a chemical straightening that left your natural hair so damaged that you felt like you needed to start all over? Sadly, it happens.

Couple charged after body found in basement freezer, police say

LOWELL, Mass. (WCVB) - A Massachusetts couple are accused of restraining and holding a man against his will after he was found dead in a freezer in their home. Samantha Perry, 38, and her 38-year-old boyfriend, Michael Burke, were arraigned Monday in court on kidnapping charges, days after police say a 37-year-old man was found dead at the couple’s home in Lowell, Massachusetts. They both pleaded not guilty.
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Oil Plunge, Tech Collapse and Fed Cuts? Strategist Shares Possible 2023 Market ‘Surprises'

Standard Chartered set out a series of scenarios that have a "non-zero probability" of occurring in 2023 which it says are "underpriced by the markets." "A collapse in oil prices and a decline in U.S. technology shares exceeding the 2022 drawdown may not completely surprise an already cautious consensus, but the magnitude of the moves would be a shock to the financial system," the bank's chief strategist said.