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Tuesday March 23rd, 2021 evening edition

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A senior Saudi official issued what was perceived to be a death threat against the independent United Nations investigator, Agnès Callamard, after her investigation into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Asked how the comment was perceived by her Geneva-based colleagues, Callamard said: “A death threat.

The Biden administration has since released its own unclassified report, which concluded that Prince Mohammed had approved the murder.

The Saudi government has denied the killing, which occurred in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, was ordered by the future king.

The alleged threats were made, she said, at a “high-level” meeting between Geneva-based Saudi diplomats, visiting Saudi officials and UN officials in Geneva.

The Saudi officials also raised baseless allegations that she had received money from Qatar – a frequent refrain against critics of the Saudi government.

Callamard’s report said there was ‘credible evidence’ that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other senior Saudi officials were liable for Jamal Khashoggi’s killing. »

Biden eyes $3T package for infrastructure, schools, families

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President Joe Biden speaks after meeting with leaders from Georgia's Asian-American and Pacific Islander community, Friday, March 19, 2021, at Emory University in Atlanta.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh off passage of the COVID-19 relief bill, President Joe Biden is assembling the next big White House priority, a sweeping $3 trillion package of investments on infrastructure and domestic needs.

Biden is expected to roll out his budget in the weeks ahead as Congress presses forward on the infrastructure package, which lawmakers have said could be ready by summer. »

Teenager was fined for reporting stalker to police five times before he murdered her

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A teenager was murdered by her stalker after she reported him to the police five times in a tragic case described as 'avoidable'.

Instead of helping 19-year-old Shana Grice, Sussex Police fined her £90 for ‘wasting police time’ on one occasion.

Shana, a receptionist from Brighton, had begged police to take action against Michael Lane five times over a period of six months in 2016. »


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DeJoy to Unveil Plan to Slash Post Office Hours, Hike Postage Prices

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The Senate must not delay in confirming the postal board of governors nominees.".

The postmaster general unilaterally controls operating hours at post offices, and the board of governors appears to back DeJoy's changes to delivery times," the Post reported.

"Then fire this corrupt man before he destroys the entire USPS for good," Pascrell added. »