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Friday May 28th, 2021 day edition

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The remains of 215 children have been found buried on the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C. Chief Rosanne Casimir of the Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation says in a news release that the remains were confirmed last weekend with the help of a ground-penetrating radar specialist.

Casimir calls the discovery an "unthinkable loss that was spoken about but never documented at the Kamloops Indian Residential School.".

She says the children, some as young as three and were students at the school, once the largest in Canada’s residential school system.

Casimir says the leadership of the Tk’emlups community "acknowledges their responsibility to caretake for these lost children.".

Casimir says band officials are informing community members and surrounding communities that had children who attended the school.

The federal government took over the operation from the church to operate as a day school until it closed in 1978.

The nearly 4,000-page account details the harsh mistreatment inflicted on Indigenous children at the institutions, where at least 3,200 children died amid abuse and neglect. »

'This Is the Price of War': Israeli Newspaper Publishes Photos of All 67 Palestinian Children Killed in Gaza Onslaught

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Going against Israel's mainstream media practices, today's Hebrew edition of Haaretz publishes the photos of the 67 children who were killed in Gaza.#Gaza — Khaled Diab (@DiabolicalIdea) May 27, 2021.

During the 2014 war, human rights group @btselem tried to counter the wilful silence in the Israeli media about the victims of Israeli airstrikes.

Front page of the Israeli newspaper Haaretz features the faces of the all the Palestinian children killed in Gaza. »

$1 million Ohio vaccine lottery winner was on her way to buy a used car when she found out she won

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A proponent of vaccinations, Bugenske had taken the shot before the lottery was announced to protect her friends and relatives.

The other, 14-year-old Joseph Costello of Englewood, won a four-year scholarship to any Ohio college he chooses as part of the lottery.

He said he doesn’t know what he will study yet but he’ll probably choose Miami University in Ohio or Ohio State University. »

Fan who dumped popcorn on Russell Westbrook gets indefinite ban from Wells Fargo Center, loses Philadelphia 76ers season tickets

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The fan who dumped popcorn on Russell Westbrook has been banned indefinitely from Wells Fargo Center and has had his Philadelphia 76ers season-ticket membership revoked.

The 76ers announced the punishment for the unidentified fan Thursday, one day after the incident took place during Philadelphia's playoff game against Westbrook and the Washington Wizards.

The NBA also released a statement Thursday, saying an "enhanced fan code of conduct will be vigorously enforced" at arenas during the playoffs. »

Study: Grocery taxes increase likelihood of food insecurity

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Approximately one-third of all U.S. counties do not exempt grocery foods from the general sales tax, which means the lowest-income families living in those areas are most susceptible to food insecurity.

“We found that even the slightest increase in tax rate correlated to an increased likelihood of food insecurity.

Grocery taxes that rose by just one percentage point led to a higher risk of hunger in households.”. »