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Gaza clears rubble, buries dead as truce with Israel holds

Shell-shocked Gazans on Monday sifted through the rubble of three days of deadly fighting between Israel and Islamic Jihad militants as a truce held and life slowly returned to normal. On Monday evening, nearly a day since the truce began, Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid gave a televised address saying the bombardment had "landed a devastating blow to the enemy", and that the "entire senior military command of Islamic Jihad in Gaza was successfully targeted."
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Serena Williams hints at retirement, says she's "evolving away from tennis"

Serena Williams appears to be getting ready to step off of professional tennis courts for good. The legendary athlete, who's won countless titles over a playing career that has spanned nearly three decades, suggested that she intends to retire after the upcoming U.S. Open in a Vogue essay published on Tuesday.
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Where is Idaho's Best Brewery? Off The Rails Brewing

OK, Let me start by saying this place just rocks! If I lived in Pocatello Idaho I would hang out at Off The Rails Brewing or OTR Brewing as they call it everyday. From their hand crafted beer to their made in the kitchen grub this place has it all! Located next to the old Train Depot in old downtown Pocatello make sure to check it out and tell them "The Dude" sent ya! Oh, and don't forget, OTR Brewing is Dog Friendly!
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Feds seek 8-year prison term for officer who stormed Capitol

Federal prosecutors are recommending an eight-year prison sentence for an off-duty Virginia police officer who was convicted by a jury of storming the U.S. Capitol to obstruct Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s 2020 electoral victory. Former Rocky Mount Police Sgt. Thomas Robertson used his law enforcement training to block police officers who were trying to protect the Capitol from a mob’s attack on Jan. 6, 2021, prosecutors said in a court filing Thursday supporting their sentencing recommendation. “Instead of using his training and power to promote the public good, he attempted to overthrow the government,” they wrote. An eight-year prison sentence would be the longest among hundreds of Capitol riot cases. The lengthiest so far is seven years and three months for Guy Reffitt, a Texas man who attacked the Capitol while armed with a holstered handgun.
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Serena Williams Says She’s “Evolving Away From Tennis” After U.S. Open

Tennis superstar Serena Williams is set to retire from tennis after this year’s U.S. Open, she writes in a Vogue cover story that posted on Tuesday. Williams writes that she doesn’t like the word “retirement,” but she says she’s moving on to focus on other businesses and her family.More from The Hollywood ReporterJake Paul, Sports Betting Veteran Joey Levy Raise $50M for Sports Media and Gambling VentureESPN, Peyton Manning's Omaha Productions Tap NFL Network's Kyle Brandt for Daily Podcast (Exclusive)Women's Soccer Hits New Ratings Highs With Euro 2022 Final “I have never liked the word retirement,” she writes for Vogue. “It doesn’t...
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China cuts off vital US contacts over Pelosi Taiwan visit

WASHINGTON (AP) — China cut off contacts with the United States on vital issues Friday — including military matters and crucial climate cooperation — as concerns rose that the Communist government’s hostile reaction to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan visit could signal a lasting, more aggressive approach toward its U.S. rival and the self-ruled island. China’s move to freeze key lines of communication compounded the worsening of relations from Pelosi’s visit and from the Chinese response with military exercises off Taiwan, including firing missiles that splashed down in surrounding waters. After the White House summoned China’s ambassador, Qin Gang, late Thursday to protest the military exercises, White House spokesman John Kirby on Friday condemned the decision to end important dialogue with the United States as “irresponsible.” The White House spokesman blasted China’s “provocative” actions since Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan, which China claims as part of its territory. But Kirby noted that some channels of communication remain open between military officials in the two countries. He repeated daily assurances that the U.S. had not changed its policy toward the Communist mainland and the self-ruled island.
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Brittney Griner says she pled guilty in Russian court because parents raised her to ‘take responsibility’

Brittney Griner said she pled guilty in Russian court because her parents raised to her take ownership of her responsibilities, as she was sentenced to nine years in a penal colony.“I understand the charges that are against me, and that is why I pled guilty, but I had no intent to break any Russian laws. I made an honest mistake,” the athlete said.The Phoenix Mercury player was found to be guilty of drug possession and smuggling with criminal intent on 4 August, and was also fined one million rubles (around £13,650).Click here to sign up for our newsletters.
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Connecticut Judge Orders Alex Jones’ Attorneys to Explain Why They Shouldn’t Be Punished for the ‘Purported Release of Medical Records’ of Sandy Hook Families

Norm Pattis, a Connecticut attorney for Infowars host Alex Jones and several of Jones’ associated companies, must appear at hearing in the Constitution State next week to explain whether he should or should not be punished for allegedly revealing the medical records of one or several Sandy Hook families who sued Jones for defamation. That’s according to a judge’s order filed Thursday.
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Petition: Investigate Animal Abuser Who Left Her Dogs To Die

Authorities in New York state recently discovered that a woman was raising her young son in a home filled with dead dogs. To make matters worse, the woman apparently has a long history of harming animals and even had a son who was forced to live in this scary and abusive space. Authorities said the home “smelled of death,” with blood, urine, and feces everywhere. This woman must be banned from ever owning animals again before more innocent creatures are harmed.
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Murray State Ag Education Program Named No. 1 In Kentucky

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University’s agricultural education program has been named the top postsecondary agricultural education program in Kentucky by the Kentucky Association of Agricultural Educators (KAAE), and has also been named by the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) as one of four national finalists for the Outstanding Postsecondary Agricultural Education award.