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Sunday October 17th, 2021 night edition

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(CNN) Up to half of Chicago's rank-and-file police officers could be placed on unpaid leave because of a dispute between their union and Mayor Lori Lightfoot over a city requirement for officers to disclose their vaccine status.

The dispute in Chicago is emblematic of tension across the country between unions and employers as cities and businesses seek to enforce vaccine mandates.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Friday said police union president John Catanzara was trying to "induce an insurrection" by telling officers to ignore a deadline to report vaccine status.

The mayor said the law department filed a complaint against the union, saying that Catanzara was "encouraging a work stoppage or strike.".

Officers in Chicago had a deadline of midnight Thursday to disclose their vaccine status to the city or be placed on unpaid leave, Catanzara said.

Lightfoot said officers should report for duty until they're told by supervisors that they've been placed on leave.

Eric Carter, first deputy superintendent of police, asked officers to fulfill "their mission and duty as professional police officers. »

After 20 years, it's time to repeal the Patriot Act and begin to dismantle the surveillance state

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He entrapped four Black Muslim men, inducing the men with the prospect of free vacations, expensive cars and $250,000 in cash.

This October marks 20 years of the Patriot Act — and more than 20 years of far too many accounts like that of the Newburgh Four.

As a starting point, the laws which passed in the wake of 9/11, including the Patriot Act, need to be immediately repealed. »

When the world actually solved an environmental crisis

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For decades, they’d been measuring the thickness of the ozone layer in the upper atmosphere, the layer of gas that deflects much of the sun’s radiation.

“Projections suggested that the ozone layer would collapse by 2050,” the Future of Life Institute’s Georgiana Gilgallon told me.

Experts estimate that by 2050, the ozone layer will be back to the state it was in 1980. »

'Threatened With Death And Rape': Iranian Activist Back Behind Bars After Exposing Prisoner Abuse

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Her arrest came just days after Gholian posted an image of a summons for her to face charges of "spreading lies and propaganda" online against the Iranian government.

She said that her notoriety in the media and as an activist might have spared her the harshest treatment, but she was not exempt from routine abuse.

While out of custody, Gholian wrote a memoir about her time in Sepidar prison that was published by Iran Wire in July 2020. »

Woman rocked awake by meteorite chunk crashing into her bedroom

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"The next thing was just a huge explosion and debris all over my face," Hamilton recalled in an interview Tuesday.

"You're sound asleep, safe, you think, in your bed, and you can get taken out by a meteorite, apparently.".

The town of Golden, population 3,700, is near the B.C.-Alberta border, around 200 kilometres west of Calgary. »