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Monday December 26th, 2022 night edition

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Endangered Manning River turtle hatchlings have been spotted in the wild for the first time since surveying for the freshwater species began in 2019.

The hatchlings give researchers an indication about the endangered species' nesting and breeding habits.

Researchers say the tiny hatchlings provide an insight into the early life stages of the species.

Mr Gollan, a HLLS senior land services officer, said a team of ecologists recorded the first sighting of Manning River turtle hatchlings in recent weeks.

"We found three hatchlings and then a week later found another hatchling … all believed to be within a week old," he said.

Manning River turtle numbers have declined significantly in recent years due to threats, including predation and habitat loss.

Efforts were also underway to have the Manning River turtle listed as endangered federally, as well as its current NSW endangered listing. »

Busloads of migrants dropped off at vice president’s DC home on Christmas Eve

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Multiple busloads of migrants were dropped off at Vice President Harris’s residence in Washington, D.C. on Saturday — Christmas Eve — leaving migrants on the streets in below-freezing temperatures, according to multiple reports.

Three busloads of migrants were driven to D.C., ABC 7 reported, and arrived outside the Naval Observatory, which is the vice president’s residence.

In September, Abbott sent two buses full of migrants to Harris’s residence in D.C., sparking criticism among Democrats. »

Putin Says West Aiming to ‘Tear Apart’ Russia

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Russian President Vladimir Putin blasted the West for trying to "tear apart" Russia, in extracts from an interview to be aired on national television later Sunday.

"At the core of it all is the policy of our geopolitical opponents aiming to tear apart Russia, historical Russia," Putin said.

Putin has used the concept of "historical Russia" to argue that Ukrainians and Russians are one people -- undermining Kyiv's sovereignty and justifying his 10-month offensive in Ukraine. »

Transcripts reveal Cassidy Hutchinson was pressured to protect Trump: ‘I was scared’

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Indiana Republican Jim Banks accused Hutchinson of being a “sham” star witness who had offered “hearsay” to the committee.

According to additional transcripts of her closed-door testimony released last week, Cassidy had been conflicted ahead of the hearing and how much she had wrestled with the concept of effectively becoming a whistleblower.

She’d already given two depositions in the months earlier, in which she’s played along with the Trumpworld narrative. »

Death Stranding 2 and Firewalk Studios’ First-Person Shooter To Reportedly Launch In 2024

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Death Stranding 2 and Firewalk Studios’ first-person shooter are both reportedly scheduled to launch in the year 2024.

According to the ArtStation profile of senior character artist, Frank Aliberti, both Death Stranding 2 and the yet to be revealed first-person shooter from PlayStation Studios are set to launch in the year 2024.

The “upcoming first-person shooter” listed in Aliberti’s profile is highly likely to be the game Firewalk Studios has been working on, as that is the only known first-person shooter in development at PlayStation Studios. »