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Thursday December 9th, 2021 day edition

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The man who filmed a Massachusetts State Trooper sleeping in his cruiser on the side of the highway has told MassLive he was pulled over by a state trooper just moments after filming the video.

Nick Ford of Marlborough said he was pulled over by a state trooper roughly three minutes after he confronted the trooper who appeared to be sleeping in his cruiser.

The trooper who pulled him over informed Ford he was pulled over for using an electronic device.

Ford asked the trooper to request a supervisor so he could report both the trooper who appeared to be sleeping and the trooper that pulled him over.

Ford called the number back and it was a direct line to the Massachusetts State Police, he said.

According to Ford, the lieutenant told him he was investigating the trooper who was filmed sleeping on the behalf of Internal Affairs.

A video of the encounter titled, “My friend Nick catches Massachusetts State Trooper sleeping on the job” was uploaded by user “Shaun Church” on Nov., 21. »

The Supreme Court Is Ready to Make Taxpayers Fund Religious Schools

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday heard a case involving just 4,800 students in rural Maine.

A consortium of right-wing organizations sued the state on behalf of two families who wanted to send their children to religious schools on the public dime.

But, say the Court’s religious conservatives, it would be discrimination for taxpayers not to pay for that. »

Government to ban tobacco sales to young people for their lifetime in first-ever 'smokefree generation'

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The Government will ban young people from ever being able to purchase tobacco in their lives under world-leading plans to make New Zealand smokefree.

“People aged 14 when the law comes into effect will never be able to legally purchase tobacco.”.

Robert Charles/Stuff A generation of young people will never be able to legally buy tobacco under a plan to make New Zealand smokefree. »

Los Angeles school board fires 500 unvaccinated employees

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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2021, file photo, anti-vaccine mandate protesters rally outside the garage doors of the Los Angeles Unified School District, LAUSD headquarters in Los Angeles.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly 500 Los Angeles Unified School District employees were fired this week for refusing to comply with a mandate that they get vaccinated against COVID-19, while some 34,000 students have not yet been vaccinated as required. »

Fox News Christmas tree to be rebuilt, relit after fire in Midtown; suspect released

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EMBED >More News Videos Video from the Citizen app shows the Christmas Tree in front of Fox News headquarters going up in flames.

I told them if we're in the area we'll get our picture taken in front of the tree.

And there's no tree," a tourist said.The Christmas tree is expected to be relit around 5 p.m. and Cardinal Dolan is expected to attend.The company says the 50-foot high tree has 10,000 glass ornaments and 100,000 lights. »