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Saturday September 2nd, 2023 day edition

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An investigation has been launched into the attempted murder of a 10-year-old Ukrainian boy after a man attacked a group of children for speaking Ukrainian in the city of Einbeck in Lower Saxony.

Details: The attack occurred at about 18:40 on 26 August in the town of Einbeck, Lower Saxony.

According to the police investigation, several Ukrainian children were standing near a bridge when an unknown man began to complain about them speaking Ukrainian.

The prosecutor's office alleges that the man pulled a girl’s hair, then grabbed a 10-year-old boy and threw him over the railing into the canal.

The boy hit some iron beams attached to the bridge.

While the boy was in the canal, the unknown attacker allegedly threw a glass bottle at him, which landed on the child's right shoulder.

The prosecutor general considers the attack politically motivated, reports the newspaper Die Welt, which also notes that the attacker spoke Russian. »

TurboTax’s free filings deceived customers, FTC judge rules

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Appeals from administrative law judge rulings are first made to the FTC’s commissioners, led by Khan.

“Intuit has always been clear, fair and transparent with our customers, and we remain committed to providing free tax preparation,” Plummer said.

The lawsuit: The FTC sued Intuit in March 2022, accusing it of deceiving customers into believing they could file their taxes for free. »

Texas eliminates 'tampon tax' on menstrual products, sales tax on baby items

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A new law that went into effect Friday eliminates the sales tax on feminine hygiene products including items like tampons, menstrual pads and menstrual cups.

In addition to menstrual products, the law, S.B. 379, also eliminates the sales tax on family care items including diapers, baby bottles, baby wipes, maternity clothing and breast milk pump products.

Currently, over one dozen states still charge sales tax on menstrual products, according to the Alliance for Period Supplies, a nonprofit organization that works to end period poverty. »

Woman named 'Barbie Oppenheimer' says she's having trouble checking into hotels

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Barbara's husband's father is third cousins to J. Robert Oppenheimer, hence her surname - not forgetting that Barbie's real name is Barbara.

In a recent interview with Slate about how she has found the recent Barbenheimer summer as someone who inadvertently has an on-theme name.

Since Barbenheimer has been everywhere this summer, it seems others find Barbara's name hard to believe which makes checking into hotels an interesting experience. »