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Thursday February 2nd, 2023 night edition

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In a face-to-face meeting, he said their health was why many shouldn't have been sent to fight in Ukraine.

Reports last year said Russia had called up students, elderly people, and those with health issues.

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In a sitdown meeting with Russia's president, the country's prosecutor general said that thousands of troops who were mobilized to fight in Ukraine last year were conscripted illegally.

This came after major battlefield setbacks for Russian forces, which had expected a quick victory following the February 2022 invasion of Ukraine.

Putin said in December that 150,000 of those troops had been sent to serve in Ukraine, with the rest still in training in Russia.

Widespread issues related to Russia's mass mobilization have long been reported, including a lack of training and equipment. »

Missing radioactive capsule found in Western Australia

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The radioactive capsule was part of a gauge used to measure the density of iron ore feed from Rio Tinto's (RIO.AX) Gudai-Darri mine in the state's remote Kimberley region.

Officials said the capsule apparently fell off a truck and landed on the side of the road, adding that it was.

The silver capsule, 6 mm in diameter and 8 mm long, contains Caesium-137 which emits radiation equal to 10 X-rays per hour. »

California police kill double amputee who was fleeing: ‘Scared for his life’

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More police cars arrived as the officers followed Lowe, who seemed to be limping away, but the video did not capture the shooting.

The circumstances preceding the killing are unclear, and officials have faced scrutiny as their narrative has appeared to shift.

Advocates and Lowe’s family said the Huntington Park case illustrated how quickly police escalate situations and resort to lethal force. »

Republicans aren’t going to tell Americans the real cause of our $31.4tn debt

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This backstory needs to be told if Americans are to understand what’s really happened and what needs to be done about it.

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

One of the biggest reasons the federal debt has exploded is that tax cuts on corporations and wealthier Americans have reduced government revenue. »