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Wednesday February 1st, 2023 day edition

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Three EMTs who responded to the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols were fired Monday after an internal investigation, the Memphis Fire Department said Monday.

The fire department was sent to the scene of Nichols' traffic stop at 8:31 p.m. after police called because of a "person pepper sprayed," the fire department noted.

Long, Sandridge and Whitaker were directed to a second location and arrived to find Nichols leaning against a police vehicle at 8:41 p.m., 10 minutes after the initial call.

Long and Sandridge responded to Nichols, while Whitaker and a driver remained in the vehicle, the fire department said.

An ambulance was requested after their initial interaction with Nichols, the department said, and an emergency unit was dispatched at 8:46 p.m.

Police initially said Nichols was pulled over in a reckless driving stop, but Police Chief Cerelyn “C.J.” Davis said her office has found no proof to substantiate the claim.

Two more officers — Preston Hemphill and an unnamed seventh officer — have been "relieved of duty," police said Monday. »

So You Wanna Reduce the Debt? Tax the Wealthy Like We Used To

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A half century ago, American’s wealthy financed the federal government mainly through their tax payments.

Tax rates on the wealthy were high: Under Republican President Dwight Eisenhower, they were over 90 percent.

Since then — courtesy of Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, and Donald Trump — the effective tax rate on wealthy Americans has plummeted. »

Denmark to grant asylum to all women and girls from Afghanistan

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It cites “ongoing worsening conditions” for women and girls in Afghanistan as the basis for its decision.

The human rights organisation has documented human rights abuses against women and girls in Afghanistan and had urged Denmark to change its practice.

“But I think we should be pleased that asylum will from now on be given to women and girls because they are women and girls and for that reason are persecuted in Afghanistan,” she said. »

Rust film set shooting: Alec Baldwin was 'talking on phone' during gun training, prosecutor claims

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Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin has been formally charged in New Mexico with involuntary manslaughter over the fatal shooting of a cinematographer on the set of the western film Rust.

Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, who was responsible for weapons on the Rust set, has also been charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter.

Image: Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed in a shooting on the set of the western film Rust. »

Psychology wins wars | Jacob Ware

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In the early days of Russia’s latest brutal invasion of Ukraine, Kremlin propaganda aimed to break Ukrainian spirit.

In one particularly notorious example of Russian disinformation, claims suggested Zelensky was set to flee Kyiv, for safer pastures to the west.

Low morale weakens a force’s strength and readiness, possibly leading to defections and even fratricidal violence, while stunting voluntary recruitment. »