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Saturday December 11st, 2021 night edition

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Hate crimes in U.S. rise to highest levels in decades.

New data from the New York City Police Department reveals that hate crimes have skyrocketed across the city.

Overall, there were 503 reported hate crimes this year as of December 5, up from 252 in 2020 — a 100% increase, the NYPD said Tuesday.

Police say the spike has been driven by crimes against the Asian community, where there's been a 361% increase — 129 incidents this year versus 28 last year.

"On the flip side of that, which shows the great work our hate crimes task force is doing, our arrests are up 106%.

Shea believes the spike in hate crimes is driven by lower incarceration rates, and the police can always use the public's help if anyone has seen anything. »

Delta plane makes emergency landing after passenger assaults flight attendant and air marshal, police say

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(CNN) A Delta flight from Washington, DC, to Los Angeles made an emergency landing in Oklahoma City on Thursday night after a passenger allegedly assaulted two people, authorities said.

"The passenger assaulted a flight attendant," Oklahoma City Police Capt.

An air marshal on board Flight 324 also allegedly was assaulted while attempting to subdue the passenger, who was eventually restrained. »

‘We Have One President at a Time’: Federal Appeals Court Smacks Down Trump’s Executive Privilege Assertion Over Jan. 6 Documents

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), chair of the House committee investigating the events of Jan. 6, and requested an injunction barring release of the documents.

“Presidents are not kings, and Plaintiff is not President,” U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan memorably wrote in denying Trump’s injunction request in November.

The court addressed Trump’s claims that future presidents may suffer if his executive privilege claim over the requested documents is denied:. »

Employee ‘blew up’ oil warehouse in Thailand because she was angry at her boss

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A woman in Thailand allegedly blew up the oil warehouse where she worked because she was angry with her boss.

Images shared on social media showed a fireball and thick black smoke billowing into the air above the single-storey warehouse in Nakhon Pathom province.

CCTV footage allegedly shows an employee setting fire to a fuel container at a Prapakorn Oil warehouse in Thailand (Sourced). »

French minister says no diplomatic boycott for Beijing Olympics

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PARIS, Dec 9 (Reuters) - France will not follow the lead of some other Western governments and launch a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics in Beijing although human rights abuses in China must be condemned, the education minister said on Thursday.

"As for a diplomatic boycott...France will not do it," Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer said on BFM TV.

Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu would attend the Beijing Olympics, he said. »