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Sunday April 3rd, 2022 day edition

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(CNN) The Rappahannock Tribe, a Native Tribe in Virginia, has reacquired 465 acres of sacred land at Fones Cliff.

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and US Fish and Wildlife Service Director Martha Williams celebrated the tribe's reacquisiton of the land Friday, according to a press release from the Department of the Interior.

"We have worked for many years to restore this sacred place to the Tribe," said Rappahannock Tribe Chief Anne Richardson, according to the Chesapeake Conservancy .

"With eagles being prayer messengers, this area where they gather has always been a place of natural, cultural and spiritual importance.".

Fones Cliff is the ancestral home of the tribe, located on the eastern side of the Rappahannock River in Virginia.

The area, located inside the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge, will be publicly accessible and placed in trust with the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

"The Department is honored to join the Rappahannock Tribe in co-stewardship of this portion of their ancestral homeland. »

Ukraine latest updates: Zelenskyy says Russia laying land mines

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Ukraine minister says regained control of ‘whole Kyiv region’.

Ukraine has regained control of “the whole Kyiv region” after invading Russian forces retreated from some key towns near the Ukrainian capital, deputy defence minister Ganna Maliar has said.

The spokesman added Russia would like to continue talks with Ukraine in neighbouring Belarus but Kyiv opposed the idea. »

Sri Lanka declares emergency after violent protests over economic crisis

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COLOMBO, April 2 (Reuters) - Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa declared a nationwide public emergency late on Friday following violent protests over the country's worst economic crisis in decades.

Hundreds of protesters clashed with police and military on Thursday outside Rajapaksa's residence in a suburb of the capital, Colombo.

"The main issue Sri Lanka is facing is a forex shortage, and protests of this nature will hurt tourism and have economic consequences," Ranatunge said. »

Estelle Harris Dies: ‘Seinfeld’s Estelle Costanza, ‘Toy Story’ Franchise’s Mrs. Potato Head Was 93

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“Her kindness, passion, sensitivity, humor, empathy and love were practically unrivaled, and she will be terribly missed by all those who knew her.”.

Born Estelle Nussbaum in New York City on April 22, 1928, Harris appeared on 27 episodes of Seinfeld between 1992 and 1998.

Potato Head in three installments of Pixar’s Toy Story franchise (2, 3 and 4) and a number of additional shorts. »