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Wednesday August 31st, 2022 morning edition

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Moscow - Russia - 09/05/2017 - Former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev attends the parade marking the World War II anniversary in Moscow.

Aug 30 (Reuters) - Mikhail Gorbachev, who ended the Cold War without bloodshed but failed to prevent the collapse of the Soviet Union, died on Tuesday at the age of 91, hospital officials in Moscow said.

"Mikhail Gorbachev passed away tonight after a serious and protracted disease," said Russia's Central Clinical Hospital.

"Tomorrow he will send a telegram of condolences to his family and friends," he said.

Putin said in 2018 he would reverse the Soviet Union's disintegration if he could, news agencies reported.

After decades of Cold War tension and confrontation, Gorbachev brought the Soviet Union closer to the West than at any point since World War Two.

Gorbachev - who was briefly deposed in an August 1991 coup by party hardliners - struggled vainly to prevent that collapse. »

Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson And Lou Dobbs To Be Deposed In Dominion Lawsuit Against Fox News

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Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson and Lou Dobbs are among the current and former Fox News personalities facing depositions in Dominion Voting Systems’ $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against the network.

Hannity is set to be deposed on Wednesday, according to The New York Times, which first reported on the court filing.

Dobbs show was canceled in February, 2021, and he was named with Fox News among the defendants in a separate defamation lawsuit filed by another election company, Smartmatic. »

Just paint a wind turbine blade to save birds and bats

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It’s also one of the most promising—some calculations suggest that strategically placed wind turbines could conceivably power the entire planet.

As wind power becomes more prevalent, this number may rise into the millions—although it’s important to remember that other power generation methods likely kill far more birds than wind farms do.

But a method like painting a single blade—something “practical and functional,” as the authors write, that doesn’t appreciably increase the cost or reduce the viability of wind farms overall—is exciting. »

Florida sex offender accused of trying to buy child again at grocery store for $100,000

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PORT ORANGE, Fla. – A registered sex offender was arrested Thursday after offering a parent at a grocery store $100,000 for their daughter, according to the Port Orange Police Department.

After the parent and child left the store, the affidavit said Kolb followed and shouted to get their attention before saying, “Hey, hey.

The affidavit said Kolb was arrested previously for trying to buy a child at a Walmart in Port Orange. »

North Texas school district rejects 'In God We Trust' signs in Arabic, rainbow

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A north Texas parent put a new law to the test that says public schools must display signs featuring the national motto if the signs are privately donat.

SOUTHLAKE, Texas (KTRK) -- A parent in north Texas tested the "In God We Trust" sign law for Texas schools.

On Monday, a parent in that school district attempted to donate additional "In God We Trust" signs written in Arabic and decorated with rainbow colors. »