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Germany arrests dozens suspected of plotting far-right extremist coup

Police in Germany arrested 25 people on Wednesday who are suspected of planning to violently overthrow the government in a far-right extremist plot. More than 3,000 police officers made 130 early morning searches across 11 of Germany's 16 federal states in one of the biggest counterterrorism operations in the country's history.
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Is classroom inclusion or segregation best for children with special needs?

The question of whether to place children with special needs in grades K–12 into inclusive educational settings or into segregated classrooms is a persistent one among education researchers and policymakers. Results from an analysis published in the Campbell Systematic Reviews suggest that, in general, inclusion neither increases nor decreases learning and psychosocial adjustment of children with special needs.
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Autosport Online

Berger lobbies new DTM owners to keep existing rules, explains future plans

The former Formula 1 driver has headed up the DTM since 2017, when he took over the helm of the ITR organisation that has run the championship since 1986. But last week it was announced that following negotiations with ADAC the ITR would be dissolved and the DTM would be taken over by the organiser of the rival two-driver GT Masters series which also uses the same GT3 platform.
Autosport Online

Red Bull’s ‘Mohammed Ali’ approach was its F1 strength, says Ferrari

Despite a lacklustre start to the campaign, when it struggled with reliability and was on the back foot in pace terms, Red Bull successfully turned its season around. A combination of weight reduction and aero improvements to the RB18 made it the dominant car after the summer break, as the team romped to both championships, and Ferrari had nothing in response – especially when it stopped development because of cost cap limits.

Why is 'gaslighting' the word of the year? Maybe this is why

Merriam-Webster, on its website, lists 57 synonyms for "deceive." Fool, trick, mislead, delude, misinform, dupe, con and bamboozle are just some of them. But it's a new — or new-ish —one that has been putting search engines into overdrive this year. "Gaslight" is their Word of the Year...
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LA sees Covid surge as cases spike by 75%

Los Angeles, Dec 7 (SocialNews.XYZ) Los Angeles is experiencing another Covid-19 surge, with cases rising by 75 per cent in the last week. The Los Angeles County reported an average of 3,721 daily coronavirus cases in the seven-day period ending on Monday, up from 2,128 the prior week, Xinhua news agency reported.
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PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Lapwai's Wynott drops 40 on Post Falls

POST FALLS — The first high school shot-clock game in North Idaho was played Tuesday night at The Arena. But neither team, in particular Lapwai and junior Kase Wynott, didn’t need it. Wynott, who holds a scholarship offer from Montana State, poured in 40 points as the Wildcats...

Council OKs emergency action for Waste Water Treatment Plant repairs

On Nov. 28, the Blythe City Council held a special meeting to consider for approval emergency action towards repairs of a collapsed pipe(s) at the Waste Water Treatment Plant. The item’s staff presentation was provided by Blythe City Attorney Brittany Roberto via teleconference on behalf of Assistant City Manager Mallory Crecelius.

Cornwall kayaker captures ‘thrilling’ footage of close encounter with 30ft whale

A lone kayaker has captured “thrilling” footage of a close encounter with a 30ft whale off the coast of Cornwall.Rupert Kirkwood, 62, from Holsworthy in Devon, filmed the moment he was circled by a Minke whale for 20 minutes while paddling offshore near Fowey.Mr Kirkwood told the PA news agency: “Whales are very difficult to spot because they just roll off the surface without a splash and then they go.“The beauty of them – which always makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck – is the noise of the blowhole.“If I had been in a boat...

Navy helicopter engineer dismantles car to rescue stray kitten trapped inside

A helicopter engineer who dismantled a car to rescue an injured eight-week-old kitten has said there was “no way” he could have left it behind.Adam Hughes, a Leonardo Helicopters engineer, was on his way home from work at the Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose, in Cornwall, when he came across a kitten on the airfield.Mr Hughes, who had lost his family pet cat the day before, noticed the tiny stray was limping with a broken leg.“I was going home to comfort my family because we had lost our own cat Orlando to renal failure the day before,” he said.“He had...

Chimpanzee Lizzie celebrates milestone birthday at Belfast Zoo

One of the oldest residents at Belfast Zoo has celebrated her 50th birthday.Chimpanzee Lizzie was born at the zoo in 1972 to parents Josie and Tommy.She currently shares her home with six other chimpanzees, including her daughters Kim and Lucy, as well as granddaughters Phoebe and Pixie. Lovely Lizzie the chimp will be celebrating her 50th birthday on 10 August!🎉 Come celebrate Lizzie's birthday and p… — Belfast Zoo (@Belfast Zoo) 1659702671 Age-related health issues...

Onalaska Chick-fil-A to open Sept. 8

Chick-fil-A announced Friday its grand opening in Onalaska will be Sept. 8. The restaurant is located on Highway 16, across the road from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. It’s been nearly 2.5 years since Chick-Fil-A got approval from the Onalaska city council for the build site.

Cars and food take center stage in Relay For Life event

For Mark B. Gollwitzer, the 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle that he had restored was much more than a car. It is a reminder of his brother, Peter, who died in 2018. Gollwitzer, who was showing the car at Relay For Life’s Chicken Barbecue and Cruise Night, held Monday at Fuccillo Toyota of Grand Island, said Peter purchased the car brand-new. Cars became a big part of the brothers’ relationship.