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Monday December 6th, 2021 night edition

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A 3D-printed capsule, destined for use in assisted suicide, may legally be operated in Switzerland, according to advice obtained by Exit International, the organisation that developed the ‘Sarco’ machine.

Some 1,300 people died by assisted suicide in Switzerland in 2020 using the services of the country’s two largest assisted suicide organisations, Exit (no connection to Exit International) and Dignitas.

It can be in an idyllic outdoor setting or in the premises of an assisted suicide organisation, for example.

P.N.: Last year, we sought senior advice on the legality of using Sarco in Switzerland for assisted dying.

There are two Sarco prototypes in existence so far, and the third Sarco is now being printed in the Netherlands.

P.N.: We have been talking with various groups in Switzerland, including those we have worked with before on individual assisted suicide cases, with a view to providing Sarco for use in the country.

Barring any unforeseen difficulties, we hope to be ready to make Sarco available for use in Switzerland next year. »

Tennessee court grants new trial for Black man after all-white jury deliberated in room with Confederate symbols

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Tennessee court grants new trial for Black man after all-white jury deliberated in room with Confederate symbols.

A Black man whose fate was decided by an all-white jury who deliberated in a room containing Confederate symbols will receive a new trial after a Tennessee's Criminal Appeals Court ruling.

In conjunction with the issue regarding the jury's deliberation room, the appeals court found the trial court allowed a statement that should have been otherwise inadmissible. »

Finally, a Fusion Reaction Has Generated More Energy Than Absorbed by The Fuel

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For the first time, a fusion reaction has achieved a record 1.3 megajoule energy output – and for the first time, exceeding energy absorbed by the fuel used to trigger it.

The goal is to achieve ignition – a point at which the energy generated by the fusion process exceeds the total energy input.

But it's still tremendously exciting, because according to the team's measurements, the fuel capsule absorbed over five times less energy than it generated in the fusion process. »

101-year-old Pearl Harbor survivor will attend the 80th memorial service thanks to his daughter and dozens of kind strangers

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(CNN) A Pearl Harbor survivor will be in attendance at the 80th remembrance ceremony this week, thanks to the help of his daughter and dozens of strangers who wanted to make sure he could be there.

Ike Schab, 101, told CNN he was on a docked ship when the attack occurred in 1941.

"It's getting harder to remember these things, but I remember trying not to get killed during the war. »

AOC co-sponsors bipartisan bill to help expunge cannabis convictions

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US Representatives Dave Joyce and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have introduced a bill to help states begin to expunge criminal records for cannabis.

Previous congressional efforts to erase cannabis convictions have been limited to federal crimes, despite state and local law enforcement handling more pot charges.

Last month, Republican representative Nancy Mace introduced a House bill to federally decriminalise cannabis and expunge federal convictions in nonviolent cases. »