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Thursday July 4th, 2019 morning edition

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Like all competitors, he had packed just enough in his 6.5kg backpack for the whole course.

The 42-year-old Australian had been running competitively for three years, and he was running to win.

The next day, at the start line, he noticed the pint-sized pooch next to him, its tail wagging.

He waved it away, worried it might get trampled by the 100 or so runners as they made their way over the Tian Shan mountain range.

That night, it cosied up next to Mr Leonard and even managed to coax a little food from him.

It made me think more about stopping and helping her, rather than just focused on winning," said Mr Leonard, who finished second.

As Mr Leonard was preparing to get Gobi home, it went missing from the home of one of the race organisers. »

Disney Finds 'Little Mermaid' Star in Singer Halle Bailey

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Rob Marshall is set to direct, after helming the studio's sequel to Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins Returns.

Bailey, 19, is best known as one-half of Chloe x Halle, who signed to Beyoncé's Parkwood Entertainment label after gaining popularity with YouTube covers.

The Chloe x Halle Twitter account posted the below tweet shortly after the news went out. »

Manslaughter Charge Dropped Against Alabama Woman Who Was Shot While Pregnant

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Prosecutors in Alabama said on Wednesday that they were dropping a manslaughter charge against a woman over the death of the fetus she was carrying when she was shot in the belly, in a case that stirred national outrage.

The woman, Marshae Jones, was accused of beating up a co-worker who ultimately drew a gun and fired it, wounding Ms. Jones in the stomach and killing her five-month-old fetus.

Under Alabama law, a fetus is considered to have the same rights as a child who has already been born. »

The FBI Somehow Lost Its Files About White Supremacist Forum Stormfront

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It took two and a half years for the Federal Bureau of Investigation to tell journalist Emma Best it misplaced (or just plain lost) chunks of investigative records about the hate-filled white supremacist forum Stormfront.

According to MuckRock, which broke the news, Best asked for all investigative records on the infamous forum that the FBI had in its possession.

Instead, the bureau provided her with 104-pages of pre-processed records and admitted, “there were additional records potentially responsive for your Freedom of Information/Privacy Acts (FOIPA) request.”. »

Bernie Sanders on target saying 3 richest have as much wealth as bottom half of all Americans

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It used Forbes’ list of the 400 richest Americans and data from a gold-standard federal government source on wealth.

Their total wealth of $248.5 billion was higher than the wealth of the bottom 160 million Americans, at $245 billion.

The latest available figures indicate that the total wealth of Gates, Bezos and Buffett was $248.5 billion, exceeding the total wealth of $245 billion of the bottom half of Americans. »