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Monday March 11st, 2019 day edition

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SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Nineteen-year-old Roberto Hernandez will not serve jail time after he was convicted of setting a cat on fire and feeding the corpse to dogs in Southwest Miami-Dade.

Hernandez stood before a judge on Friday morning facing an animal cruelty charge.

The initial crime took place on July 10, 2016, but details and video of the crime were recently released.

Hernandez was ordered to 100 hours of community service and five years of probation.

Vlasek said getting light sentences in animal abuse crimes is a recurring problem, and she advocates a broad approach to solve it.

“It would be law enforcement working together with our judicial system to make sure that they’re going by the guidelines.

We will continue to pursue the prosecution of all animal abuse cases as far as the evidence and Florida Law will allow.”. »

How much gold is kept in the Bank of England?

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However, there is a story that suggests that the Bank had a lucky escape in Victorian times….

At the agreed hour a noise was heard from beneath the floor and a man popped up through some of the floor boards.

The man was a sewerman who, during repair work, had discovered an old drain which ran immediately under the gold vault. »

MMR vaccine does not cause autism, another study confirms

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(CNN) The measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine does not increase the risk of autism and does not trigger autism in children who are at risk, according to a new study of over 650,000 children.

Researchers used a population registry to evaluate whether the MMR vaccine increased the risk of autism in children born in Denmark between 1999 and 2010.

Over 95% of the children received the MMR vaccine, and 6,517 were diagnosed with autism. »

Universal Basic Income Would Be Cheaper Than Expected, Andrew Yang Declares

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The true cost of a basic income could prove even lower in practice.

Advocates declare basic income a way to help people maintain standards of living despite increasing use of A.I. automation and robots, with Elon Musk and Richard Branson both throwing their weight behind the idea.

Whether Yang will be able to convince others that the United States can afford a basic income remains to be seen. »

Study suggests humor could be an emotion regulation strategy for depression

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Humor can help decrease negative emotional reactions in people vulnerable to depression, according to new research published in the journal Brain and Behavior.

The study of 55 patients with remitted major depression found evidence that the use of humor could dampen negative emotional reactions.

Humor as an emotion regulation strategy in remitted depression“, was authored by Anna Braniecka, Małgorzata Hanć, Iwona Wołkowicz, Agnieszka Chrzczonowicz‐Stępień, Agnieszka Mikołajonek, and Monika Lipiec. »