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Wednesday April 27th, 2022 night edition

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Russia removed as host of 2023 worlds in men’s ice hockey.

ZURICH (AP) — Russia was removed Tuesday as host of the 2023 world championship in men’s ice hockey that was to be played in Vladimir Putin’s home city St. Petersburg.

Citing “concern for the safety and well-being of all participating players, officials, media, and fans,” the International Ice Hockey Federation announced the decision after its ruling council met.

The IIHF said its officials “expressed significant concerns over the safe freedom of movement of players and officials to, from, and within Russia.”.

Similar reasons were given last month for stripping the 2023 world juniors event from Russia.

Russia had committed to build a new 23,000-seat arena for the men’s worlds that was scheduled for May 2023.

A new host will be picked during the men’s world championships which starts next month in Finland, the governing body said. »

Biden will commute or pardon sentences of 78 non-violent people. Here are a few to know

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"America is a nation of laws and second chances, redemption, and rehabilitation.

"During Second Chance Month, I am using my authority under the Constitution to uphold those values by pardoning and commuting the sentences of fellow Americans," he continued.

Per the fact sheet, Bolden maintains he ultimately "was targeted for prosecution in retaliation for exposing unprofessional and racist behavior within the U.S. Secret Service.". »

Sega delisting standalone versions of Sonic 1, 2, 3, and CD ahead of Sonic Origins' arrival

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Sega has revealed it'll be delisting the standalone versions of Sonic of Hedgehog 1, 2, 3, and CD from all digital stores on 20th May - just in time, although it doesn't say as much, for the the arrival of its upcoming retro bundle, Sonic Origins.

Sega also notes Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will remain playable as part of a Nintendo Switch Online + subscription.

While Sonic Origins will present a significant mark-up on the currently available versions of Sonic 1, 2, 3, and CD, Sega is, of course, attempting to justify the upcoming bundle's price with a number of new features. »

A black cat named Jinx was briefly the mayor of Hell

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On Sunday, Jinx — a rescue animal from California whose hundreds of thousands of followers on social media can't get enough of her unusually large eyes and feet — became the first cat to serve as the mayor of Hell, Michigan.

Jinx's owner, Mia, signed her up, and this trailblazer has now opened doors for other pets who want to rule Hell.

Jinx was sworn in over the phone by Reverend Vonn of Hell, who told, "We love our in-person and distant mayors. »

Longtime Columbus restaurant employee honored for grilling a million steaks

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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - A longtime Columbus restaurant employee is being honored for achieving a huge milestone!.

Gayle Dudley, a more than 20-year veteran of LongHorn Steakhouse on Macon Road, is one of only a handful of people in the company to grill more than one million steaks.

LongHorn executives recently honored her with a surprise celebration at the restaurant. »