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Thursday December 29th, 2022 night edition

image for A barber in Buffalo turned his shop into a shelter for 50 people during the killer blizzard. They slept in the chairs and the floor with barber capes as blankets.

A Buffalo barber invited 50 people to shelter in his shop as a blizzard smacked the city this weekend.

As the snow started to fall in Buffalo, New York, on Friday, Craig Elston's barber shop, C&C Cutz, was up and running with electricity, heat, and WiFi.

Unlike those in the city who were less lucky than he was, the power stayed on through the storm.

Elston's story starts when a man knocked on the front door of his barber shop looking for shelter.

Facebook groups created in Buffalo for the storm also shared Elston's message, getting the word out even further, he said.

In total, Elston told Insider he estimates that 50 people came in and out of his shop from Friday until Monday.

Elston stayed with the group stranded in his shop over the weekend, telling Insider he hasn't been home since Friday. »

Iranian chess player appears at Kazakhstan tournament without hijab for second day -Reuters witness

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ALMATY, Dec 28 (Reuters) - An Iranian chess player on Wednesday took part in an international tournament in Kazakhstan without a hijab for the second day running, according to a Reuters journalist present.

A Reuters witness at the FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan, saw Sara Khadem competing without a headscarf, a violation of Iran's laws governing female dress code.

Chess - FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Championships - Rapid Women - Almaty, Kazakhstan - December 28, 2022. »

Jan. 6 response would have been 'vastly different' if rioters were Black, House sergeant at arms told investigators

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I think it would have been a vastly different response if those were African Americans trying to breach the Capitol,” William J. Walker told congressional investigators, in an interview transcript released Tuesday.

“As a career law enforcement officer, part-time soldier, last five years full but, but a law enforcement officer my entire career, the law enforcement response would have been different.”.

“You know, as a law enforcement officer, there were — I saw enough to where I would have probably been using deadly force,” he said. »