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Wednesday February 24th, 2021 day edition

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(CNN) A 30-year-old Northern California man undergoing a mental health episode died days after police officers kneeled on the back of his neck for nearly five minutes to subdue him, lawyers for his family said.

Angelo Quinto had been "suffering from anxiety, depression, and paranoia for the previous few months," his family's attorneys said in a wrongful death claim, filed on February 18.

Before police arrived, Quinto's mother had been holding him to her chest with her hands clasped around his back for a few minutes, and "he had already started to calm down," the claim stated.

Quinto lost consciousness and was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead three days later, family attorneys say in the claim.

In the nearly two months since Quinto's death, police have not issued a press release on the incident.

The Antioch Police Department and the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Coroner's Division did not respond to requests for comment Monday.

Quinto's cause of death is still pending, the Contra Costa County Sheriff Coroner's office told CNN on Monday. »

Freshwater fish are in "catastrophic" decline with one-third facing extinction, report finds

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Thousands of fish species are facing "catastrophic" decline — threatening the health, food security and livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people around the world.

According to a report published Tuesday by 16 global conservation groups, 18,075 species of freshwater fish inhabit our oceans, accounting for over half of the world's total fish species and a quarter of all vertebrates on Earth.

"Freshwater fish matter to the health of people and the freshwater ecosystems that all people and all life on land depend on," Orr said. »

Bernie Sanders, Champion of Stimulus Checks, Favorability Rating Higher than Biden and Harris: Poll

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), one of the most outspoken stimulus proponents in Congress, has a higher net favorability rating than both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, according to a new poll.

Net favorability for Harris was 5 points, with 48 percent viewing her favorably and 43 percent viewing her unfavorably.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), another outspoken stimulus proponent, had a slightly positive net favorability of 1 point. »

Disney Keeps 80% of Streaming Revenue By Calling It ‘Home Video’

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They argue that Disney is simply grabbing whatever it can based on a tortured reading of contracts that predate the streaming era.

In his experience, that is how most studios — 75% to 80% — handle streaming and download revenue on older contracts.

Under Disney’s reading of the contract, then, 90% of streaming and download revenue stays with Disney. »