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Sunday May 5th, 2019 night edition

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The bust was coordinated among tasks forces in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

In all, 31 people were arrested in Georgia alone, seven of whom traveled with the intention of having sex with a minor.

Officials said the ages of those arrested ranged from as young as 20 to as old as 70.

In addition to the arrests, 17 children were rescued or identified as victims.

During the three-day execution of Operation Southern Impact III, investigators issued 134 search warrants, conducted 215 “knock and talks” and seized 1,613 digital devices, the GBI said.

The GBI said that while investigators regularly target all types of child pornography, this operation went after those “seeking out and distributing the most violent sexual abuse material involving infants and toddlers.”.

Officials said 171 law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies were involved with the takedown. »

'Trash Girl' Nadia Sparkes moves schools over bullying

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A 13-year-old nicknamed "Trash Girl" by bullies for picking litter has changed schools after pupils assaulted her.

Since 2017, Nadia has set off for school an hour early each day to pick up litter and put it in her bicycle basket.

Image copyright Paula Sparkes Image caption Nadia Sparkes said the "Trash Girl" nickname made her feel "like a superhero". »

TIL that Theodore Roosevelt's mother died at age 49 and less than twelve hours later, his wife Alice died from what was diagnosed as acute kidney disease. In his diary that night, the twenty-six-year-old Theodore placed a large X, along with the simple words “The light has gone out of my life.”

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Tall, pretty and intelligent, Alice captured TR’s heart so thoroughly that he decided in one month to marry her.

After a European honeymoon, Teddy and his bride returned to New York where he studied law at Columbia.

Though happily married – “I am living in a dream of delight with my darling, my true-love” – he was unsure of a career. »

Europe Considering Using Trump's Favorite Economic Weapon to Punish His Inaction on Climate Change - French President Macron outlines a proposal for the European Union to use tariffs, import fees & taxes to penalize products made in countries without a carbon tax

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