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Thursday March 24th, 2022 night edition

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A view outside the Planned Parenthood in Columbus, Ohio, U.S., November 12, 2021 as the state considers restrictive abortion laws.

March 23 (Reuters) - Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott donated $275 million to women's healthcare provider Planned Parenthood, the largest gift from a single donor in the organization's more than 100-year history, Planned Parenthood said on Wednesday.

The donation, which is part of Scott's pledge to give away the majority of her wealth, was made to Planned Parenthood's national office and 21 regional affiliates.

"We are incredibly grateful for Ms. Scott’s extraordinary philanthropic investment in Planned Parenthood, as a critical part of the public health infrastructure," Planned Parenthood Chief Executive Alexis McGill Johnson said in a statement.

"This funding will support our efforts to advance health equity by eliminating racial and structural barriers for our patients in the communities where Planned Parenthood works.".

In a Medium post on Wednesday, Scott said she had donated more than $3.8 billion to 465 non-profit organizations, including Planned Parenthood, since last June.

On Tuesday, Habitat for Humanity announced that Scott had donated $436 million, which will go toward the organization's efforts to boost affordable housing and Black homeownership. »

Funeral home sued after man hoping to be “raptured” is cremated

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The lawsuit, filed by Brandon Lacy of Lacy Law Firm on March 8, said Harold was transferred Roller-McNutt Funeral Home based on his final wishes.

The six-page suit stated the family “made arrangements with Roller-McNutt Funeral Home for the purposes of the transfer, funeral arrangements, casket purchase and internment.”.

An attorney for the funeral home, Michael Harrison, admitted his clients cremated Harold but denied all other allegations by his family. »

Opinion : Israel’s semi-neutrality on Ukraine can’t last

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Bennett is an Orthodox Jew, for whom the one justification for traveling on the Sabbath is possibly saving human life.

I have many doubts about both men, but I’m certain they wouldn’t have flown on Shabbat without that hope.

Svetlova also says she is concerned Israel looks at the war in Ukraine “as something … not next to [Israel’s] borders.” »

Codemasters has abandoned DiRT series claims insider – next game is WRC

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The DiRT series of racing games may be no more, with Codemasters’ next major release being for the World Rally Championship.

Anonymous sources told Henderson that with Codemasters’ next release being a WRC game, plans for a DiRT Rally 3 were scrapped in late 2021.

This is despite the fact that Codemasters previously said that work had already begun on the next DiRT game, ahead of the WRC deal. »

US formally declares Russian military has committed war crimes in Ukraine

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(CNN) The US government has formally declared that members of the Russian armed forces have committed war crimes in Ukraine, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement Wednesday.

"Today, I can announce that, based on information currently available, the US government assesses that members of Russia's forces have committed war crimes in Ukraine," Blinken said in a statement.

The decision to issue a formal accusation marks a significant step by the US government after weeks of declining to officially say that the attacks committed against civilians in Ukraine were war crimes. »