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Saturday January 8th, 2022 morning edition

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The three white men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery were sentenced Friday to life in prison, with a judge denying any chance of parole for the father and son who armed themselves and initiated the deadly pursuit of the Black man in February 2020.

The life sentences for Travis McMichael, who fatally shot Arbery, and his father, Gregory McMichael, do not carry the possibility of parole.

All three men were convicted of murder and other charges by a Glynn County jury in November in the pursuit and fatal shooting of Arbery on Feb. 23, 2020, resulting in mandatory life sentences.

"He left his home to go for a run and ended up running for his life," Walmsley said.

Dunikoski said the father and son showed no remorse or empathy for "the trapped and terrified Ahmaud Arbery.".

"So here we have some men who should have known better," she told the judge Friday morning.

Gregory McMichael's attorney, Laura Hogue, asked the judge to consider that the 66-year-old did not intend for Arbery to die. »

76% of voters disagree with Pelosi, think members of Congress have an 'unfair advantage' in trading stocks: poll

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76% of Americans believe members of Congress have an "unfair advantage" when it comes to stocks.

The Campaign Legal Center commissioned a poll in November finding that 67% of respondents favored banning members of Congress from owning stock in specific companies.

And other members of Congress — including firebrand progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — have pushed back on Pelosi. »

Conversion therapy is now illegal in Canada

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OTTAWA -- Conversion therapy is now illegal in Canada, marking a major milestone in LGBTQ2S+ rights in this country.

There continue to be calls for further mental health and educational supports for those who have survived conversion therapy.

Few countries have criminalized conversion therapy, and Canada now has what the federal Liberal government has described as “among the most comprehensive” protections in the world. »

NATO won't create '2nd-class' allies to soothe Russia, alliance head says

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"We support Ukraine," Stoltenberg said, adding that NATO cannot compromise on the sovereignty of nations and permit each nation to choose its own course toward membership.

"We can't end up in a situation where we have second-class NATO members where NATO as an alliance is not allowed to protect them.

On Wednesday, Russia is expected to meet with NATO in the context of the NATO-Russia Council. »

Dwayne Johnson says he's coming to 'Sesame Street' to 'kick a** and eat cookies' in an epic smackdown with Cookie Monster

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The Red Notice star has officially served the block's resident cookie chomper, Cookie Monster, with a baked goods smackdown challenge.

"Tell Cookie Monster to move it over, cuz I'm coming to Sesame Street to kick a** and eat cookies," the wrestler known as The Rock tweeted at C.M.'s fuzzy pal, Elmo.

"Rocco says that he wants the oatmeal raisin cookie," Zoe says, to which Elmo forcefully responds: "Rocco's a rock, Zoe! »