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Saturday August 22nd, 2020 morning edition

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Golden State killer sentenced to life without parole for 26 rapes, murders.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The man who terrorized California as the Golden State Killer apologized to his victims Friday morning before being sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Joseph DeAngelo, 74, sat silently next to his defense team as Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Michael Bowman ordered his sentence.

Friday's hearing was held in a ballroom at Sacramento State University to accommodate court staff, attorneys, survivors and the press while upholding social distancing protocols.

DeAngelo eluded capture for decades, and it took law enforcement more than 40 years to connect his crimes and catch up to him.

He was known in different communities as the East Area Rapist, Visalia Ransacker, Original Nightstalker and the Golden State Killer.

'Rot in hell': Golden State Killer faces victims in court on first day of sentencing hearings. »

Adolescent treatment admissions for cannabis use disorder fell in Washington and Colorado after legalization

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“Recreational marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington was not associated with an increase in admissions to treatment for cannabis use disorder among adolescents.

“It may still be too early to see the effects of recreational marijuana legalization on adolescent cannabis use disorder or on treatment admissions.

The study, “Adolescent treatment admissions for marijuana following recreational legalization in Colorado and Washington“, was authored by Jeremy Mennis and Gerald J. Stahler. »

US special forces veteran arrested for passing secrets to Russia

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A former US special forces captain has been arrested on charges of espionage, the US Department of Justice says.

A DoJ press release says during several visits to Russia in the 2000s he had contact with GRU agents, who knew him by the code name Ikar Lesnikov.

"The Russian intelligence agents allegedly encouraged him to join and pursue a career in the special forces, which he did," the DoJ said. »

Student who wrote story about biased algorithm has results downgraded

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It’s crazy,” said Jessica Johnson, a student at Ashton Sixth Form College in Greater Manchester.

Johnson won an Orwell youth prize senior award in 2019 for her short story titled A Band Apart, which was the first one she had written.

Now that results will be based on teacher assessments instead, she is hopeful that her place will be restored. »

“It Looks Like They’re Targeting Blue Urban Areas”: New Postal Service Plan Is Setting Off Election Alarms

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A description of the new plan, outlined in the trade publication Postal Times, caught McKean’s eye because of the way it would shake up long-standing procedures.

Then, after they return from their rounds, they process less-critical mail, which is typically delivered the next day.

McKean examined cities and counties targeted by ESAS and also surveyed information on race, population, gender, education, and income. »