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Separate celebration: Formerly conjoined twins turn 2 after surgeries

 

Two-year-old twins Prefina and Ervina recently celebrated their birthday in a unusual way – as individuals.

The previously conjoined twins, connected at the head, were successfully separated after several surgeries by skilled surgeons and nurses at an Italian hospital.

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Cops salute murdered officer who was shot with his own gun

 

On a day when 11 people were shot, two fatally, amid months of soaring gun violence in Chicago, a memorial honored a police officer who was shot 10 years ago in the back with his own gun and then, as he lay fallen, shot in the head at close range.

Chicago Police holds a memorial for Fallen Chicago Police Officer Thor O. Soderberg (Newsflash/@ChicagoPoliceDepartment)

Bagpipers played while scores of police stood at attention during the memorial for Thor Odin Soderberg, who was disarmed by an attacker and murdered outside a police deployment center in the Englewood neighborhood.

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Spanish archaeologists dig up dozens of mysterious tiny human figures

 

Dozens of tiny flint figures were found by scientists working in Jordan, thousands of years after they were likely used in funerals and memorial ceremonies.

The dozens of tiny human figures were found by Spanish archaeologists surrounding human remains and are believed to have been used in rituals to celebrate the dead more than 10,000 years ago, according to a press statement from Spain’s Superior Council of Scientific Investigations, or CSIC, and its affiliated Milá and Fontanals Institution for Humanities Research.

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WATCH: Republican Sen. Mike Lee Blasts ‘Anti-American’ Groups: ‘The Mob Hates America on America’s dime’

 

Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah threatened Thursday to pull federal funding away from America’s cities and institutions of higher learning who he claimed have formed an “anti-American, anti-science, anti-establishment, anti-Constitution mob.”

In a Senate floor speech before Congress’s Independence Day recess, Lee introduced a non-binding resolution condemning “mob violence and criminal property destruction, not in service of any just or coherent cause, but simply as an arrogant, bullying tantrum of self-righteous illiberalism and rage.”

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Movie review: ‘The King of Staten Island’

 

If you haven’t found Pete Davidson funny after six years on “Saturday Night Live,” two hours watching his semi-biographical film “The King of Staten Island” likely won’t change your mind.

Prolonged adolescence, arrested development,and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors have become cultural mainstays for the generation who have grown up post-9/11, and Davidson is a member of that group. Davidson, who lost his father in the 9/11 attacks, has struggled with severe depression, a struggle mirrored in this Judd Apatow-produced Amazon special, available for streaming.

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Zimbabwean farmers get tech savvy to stay in business

 

HARARE, Zimbabwe—Quickfresh co-founder Rumbidzai Mbambo makes daily runs supplying fresh produce to her growing list of clientele. Today is no different.

Before winding up the last of her scheduled deliveries and returning to the warehouse in Waterfalls, the 27-year-old Mbambo sets course for Glen View, a high-density suburb in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe.

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16-year-old girl ‘sold’ to Kenyan man

 

Fourteen-year-old Maria Malaso was supposed to be married to a 64-year-old man a few weeks after the Kenyan government ordered the suspension of schools in mid-March due to the coronavirus.

“I woke up one morning and my father told me that we are poor and schools will never reopen,” she said. Her father explained that an older man from their village in Narok County would marry her and pay her bride price to balance their financial shortcomings.

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VIDEO: Endangered Maine senator (Susan Collins) calls for focusing coronavirus relief on small businesses

 

Employers with more than 300 employees might get kicked out of the Paycheck Protection Program, if one senator succeeds.

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