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Tuesday August 23rd, 2022 evening edition

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FILE PHOTO - Tamika Palmer, the mother of Breonna Taylor, stands next to a painting of her daughter at a gathering to mark two years since police officers shot and killed Breonna Taylor when they entered her home, at Jefferson Square Park in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S., March 13, 2022.

Aug 23 (Reuters) - A former Louisville detective is expected to plead guilty on Tuesday to helping to falsify a search warrant that led to the killing of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman whose death fueled a wave of protests over police violence against people of color.

The former officer, Kelly Goodlett, is scheduled to appear at 1 p.m. (1700 GMT) before U.S. District Court Judge Rebecca Grady Jennings in a federal court in Louisville, Kentucky.

Goodlett was one of four former Louisville Metropolitan Police Department detectives charged by the U.S. Justice Department on Aug. 4 for their involvement in the 2020 raid that killed Taylor in her home.

Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical technician, was asleep with her boyfriend on March 13, 2020 when police conducted a no-knock raid and burst into her apartment.

A fourth officer, former Detective Brett Hankison, was charged with civil rights violations for allegedly using excessive force.

A grand jury earlier cleared the other two white officers who shot Taylor but charged Hankison for endangering neighbors in the adjacent apartment. »

Mexican Journalist Killed Hours After Publishing Story About Local Officials' Involvement in Disappearance of 43 Students in 2014

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The case of the 43 students from Guerrero, who went missing in 2014 after commandeering a bus to head to a protest, is considered one of the worst human rights disasters in Mexican history.

Roman's assassination adds to the record-breaking tally of 15 journalist slayings this year in Mexico, according to some local news outlets.

In early August, another journalist was killed along with three others inside a beer shop in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato. »

Dogs' eyes well up with tears of joy when reunited with their owners

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Now, new research from Japanese scientists suggests that a dog's eyes may well up with tears of happiness when reunited with their owner after a period of absence.

The tears may help cement the bond between human and dog -- a relationship that goes back tens of thousands of years.

Like humans, dogs have tear ducts that well up with tears to keep their eyes clean and healthy. »

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Surpasses 4 Million Units Sold Worldwide!

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Capcom Co., Ltd. (Capcom) today announced that Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak (Sunbreak, below), the massive premium expansion for Monster Hunter Rise (Rise, below) for Nintendo Switch and PC (Steam), has sold 4 million units worldwide.

Moreover, Rise (released in March 2021) also surpassed 11 million units sold worldwide driven by the release of a bundled set with Sunbreak and ongoing pricing strategies.

The Monster Hunter series consists of hunting action games that pit players against giant monsters in beautiful natural environments. »