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Thursday February 16th, 2023 night edition

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The FBI has opened an investigation into allegations of federal rights violations following the deaths of two inmates at the Harris County Jail in Texas after a request by the sheriff's office.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez had reached out to the FBI to investigate the deaths of Jaquaree Simmons who died in February 2021 and Jacoby Pillow who died in January 2023, while they were in the custody of the Harris County Jail.

The announcement also came after a Houston press conference with attorneys Ben Crump and Paul Grinke Monday afternoon requesting the Department of Justice open an investigation.

"It's appalling that you would have 32 detainees (die) in the Harris County Jail in a 14-month period," Crump said during the press conference.

According to the county records, 21 inmates died in custody in 2021, and according to attorneys, last year, at least 28 inmates lost their lives in Harris County Jail.

His death led to the Harris County Jail conducting an internal investigation resulting in the termination of 11 detention officers and a suspension of six last May.

ABC News reached out to the Harris County Sheriff's Office and has not yet received a response. »

Girl with deadly inherited condition is cured with gene therapy on NHS

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A girl born with a rare and deadly genetic condition is expected to live a long and normal life after becoming the first person to be cured on the NHS with the help of a revolutionary gene therapy.

Teddi Shaw was diagnosed with metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD), an inherited condition that causes catastrophic damage to the nervous system and organs.

We were told that a new gene therapy treatment had, luckily, recently been made available on the NHS. »

MultiVersus’ daily peak Steam player count has dropped more than 99% since launch

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MultiVersus has seen a drastic decrease in the number of daily players that has seen its peak player count on Steam drop more than 99% since launch.

Since then, however, the daily peak player count has been steadily dropping, to the extent that this week it dipped below 1000 for the first time, according to SteamDB, hitting a peak of 986 on Monday.

This marks a drop in daily peak player count of 99.3574% in less than seven months. »

Washington’s China Hawks Take Flight

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Obama spoke of a “new model of cooperation” with China and said the United States welcomed the “continuing peaceful rise of China as a world power.”

“China has not made the decision to invade Taiwan, but if the United States turns all of China policy into Taiwan policy, then that will potentially affect their decision-making.”. »

Michael Jordan donates $10M to Make-A-Wish for 60th birthday

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan is celebrating his 60th birthday on Friday by making a $10 million donation to Make-A-Wish.

It is the largest donation ever received from an individual in the organization's 43-year history.

He has granted hundreds of wishes to children all over the world and remains one of the most requested celebrity wish granters. »