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Friday September 24th, 2021 day edition

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The Taliban will bring back executions and the amputation of hands as a form of punishment.

The Taliban will bring back executions and the amputation of hands as a form of punishment, one of the militant group's founders Mullah Nooruddin Turabi told the Associated Press in an interview published Thursday.

The grisly reprisals won't always take place in public, but Turabi cautioned the world against interference with Afghanistan's new governing force.

During that rule, executions and amputations were held at Kabul's sports stadium and sometimes in front of crowds, the report said.

The Taliban regained control of Afghanistan in August for the first time since 2001.

And the interim government established by the Taliban does not include women, but does include people on the UN sanctions list.

There has been particular concern in the international community over what Taliban rule will mean for Afghan women and girls. »

Federal arrest warrant issued for Brian Laundrie on bank fraud charges

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(WWSB) - A federal arrest warrant has now been issued for Brian Laundrie, according to FBI officials.

On September 22, 2021, the U.S. District Court of Wyoming issued a federal arrest warrant for Brian Christopher Laundrie pursuant to a Federal Grand Jury indictment related to Mr. Laundrie’s activities following the death of Gabrielle Petito. — FBI Denver (@FBIDenver) September 23, 2021.

The U.S. District Court of Wyoming issued the federal arrest warrant on Wednesday. »

U.S. Approval of Interracial Marriage at New High of 94%

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The racial gap in approval of interracial marriage has nearly closed.

The U.S. Supreme Court legalized interracial marriage nationwide in the 1967 Loving v. Virginia case.

In 2021, 93% of White adults and 96% of Non-White adults approve of interracial marriage, up from 17% and 56%, respectively, in 1968. »

Mojang Studios celebrates its successes as Minecraft Dungeons finally hits Steam

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Minecraft Dungeons, of course, was already available on PC through the Microsoft Store and Mojang Studios' own launcher, which can also be used to play Minecraft: Java Edition.

Between Minecraft Dungeons already being available through Mojang's PC launcher (which apparently shares many similarities with Steam), Steam's support, and Mojang's own experience with supporting games on multiple platforms, bringing Minecraft Dungeons to Steam was straightforward.

Minecraft Dungeons is available right now through Steam, joining Minecraft Dungeons on Xbox, PC, PlayStation, and Switch platforms. »

US-French spat seems to simmer down after Biden-Macron call

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White House press secretary Jen Psaki sidestepped the question repeatedly, allowing that Biden did acknowledge “there could have been greater consultation.”.

The deal has widely been seen as part of American efforts to counter a more assertive China in the Indo-Pacific region.

Associated Press writers Jill Lawless in London, Matthew Lee in New York City and Aamer Madhani in Washington contributed reporting. »