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Friday December 10th, 2021 night edition

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— Jurors found former reality TV star Josh Duggar guilty Thursday of downloading and possessing child pornography following a week-long trial.

Jurors got the case against Duggar, 33, Wednesday and deliberated for about six hours before returning with their verdict.

Authorities arrested Duggar, who appeared on more than 115 episodes of TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting,” on charges of receiving and possessing child pornography in April.

Investigators accused Duggar of using the internet to download child pornography in May 2019.

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“Evidence leads me to believe (the pornography was accessed) with command lines,” she said in court, according to the Democrat-Gazette.

With his conviction, Josh Duggar faces as many as 20 years in prison for each of the two counts filed against him. »

Conversion therapy to be illegal in Canada in 30 days

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That means that in a month it will be illegal to subject someone of any age, consenting or not, to so-called conversion therapy.

“The consensus demonstrated by Parliamentarians in Canada is a part of an emerging global consensus surrounding the real and life - long harms for conversion therapy victims and survivors… Canada’s criminal laws on conversion therapy are among the most comprehensive in the world.”.

Several provinces and municipalities across Canada have already sought to outlaw conversion therapy in their jurisdictions, including Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, P.E.I., Yukon, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton. »

Xi Jinping’s New World Order

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It claimed that Xi had brought China “closer to the center of the world stage than it has ever been.

At the People’s Congress, Xi exuded the self-confidence of a leader convinced that the world is there for China’s taking.

No map of China would be acceptable to Xi, however, if it did not reflect mainland Chinese control over Taiwan. »

Psilocybin trial finds psychedelic is effective in treating depression

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Eagerly awaited results of the largest-ever study of psilocybin were announced Tuesday, with Compass Pathways revealing the psychedelic drug was highly efficacious as a therapy for treatment-resistant depression.

The Phase 2b study is the largest randomized, controlled, double-blind trial of psilocybin, the psychedelic compound in magic mushrooms.

There were three suicides in studies of esketamine, the only psychedelic currently approved for treatment-resistant depression, he pointed out. »