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Sunday August 18th, 2019 day edition

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Police open murder inquiry after customer attacked waiter at a pizzeria on the outskirts of Paris.

French waiter shot dead for being 'too slow with sandwich', say witnesses.

A customer fatally shot a waiter at a pizzeria on the outskirts of Paris, apparently enraged at being made to wait for a sandwich, according to witnesses.

The waiter’s colleagues called police after he was shot in the shoulder with a handgun in the Noisy-le-Grand suburb, 15km east of Paris’s city centre on Friday night.

The gunman, who a witness said lost his temper “as his sandwich wasn’t prepared quickly enough”, fled the scene.

With the shooter still on the run on Saturday, shocked residents gathered outside the pizza and sandwich eatery.

Others noted high crime levels in the area, notably drug-dealing and public drunkenness. »

Bernie Sanders Says 'We Will Go to War Against White Nationalism and Racism'

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"My father's whole family was wiped out by Hitler and his white nationalism," said Sanders, who is one of many Democratic presidential hopefuls in 2020.

"We will go to war against white nationalism and racism in every aspect of our lives," he said.

We will go to war with White Nationalism. — Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) August 17, 2019. »

TIL that when the CEO of discount supermarket chain ALDI was kidnapped, he haggled about his ransom money and claimed the sum as a tax-deductable business expense in court after his release

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Though challenged in recent times by rival “discounters” such as Lidl (also German-owned), Aldi achieved sales in 2009 of more than 50 billion euros worldwide.

He responded by haggling over the ransom sum, which was eventually fixed at seven million Deutschmarks, and was delivered to a highway rendezvous by the Bishop of Essen.

Albrecht went to court to claim it as a tax-deductible business expense. »

Psilocybin-assisted mindfulness meditation linked to brain connectivity changes and persisting positive effects

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In the randomized, double-blind study of 38 experienced meditators, the researchers administered a single dose of psilocybin or a placebo to participants during a 5-day mindfulness retreat.

The researchers found that this altered state of consciousness was associated with changes in brain connectivity.

Psilocybin-induced ego dissolution and changes in brain connectivity also predicted positive changes in attitudes about life, self, social behavior, mood, and spirituality at a 4 months follow-up assessment. »