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Monday September 4th, 2023 day edition

image for AOC says the US should apologize for its history of interventions in Latin America: 'It's very hard for us to move forward when there is this huge elephant in the room'

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez said the US has to reckon with its history of interventions in Latin America.

"The first element of it is just acknowledgement," the third-term congresswoman told The Guardian.

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"I believe that we owe Chile, and not just Chile but many aspects of that region, an apology," Ocasio-Cortez told the publication.

"I don't think that apology indicates weakness; I think it indicates a desire to meet our hemispheric partners with respect.".

"It's very hard for us to move forward when there is this huge elephant in the room and a lack of trust due to that elephant in the room," she continued. »

Russian pilot who transferred to Ukraine calls on Russians to follow his example

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Maksim Kuzminov, the 28-year-old Russian pilot of the Mi-8 helicopter who surrendered to Ukraine after landing in a Ukrainian airfield on Aug. 23, called on other Russian pilots to follow his example.

The surrender was the result of more than six months of work by the Ukrainian military intelligence to bring the Mi-8 helicopter and its pilot to Ukraine.

The pilot's family was evacuated from Russia and is in Ukraine with the pilot. »

Neo-Nazi groups spew hate outside Disney World and near Orlando, officials say

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Representatives for Walt Disney World did not respond to requests for comment Sunday afternoon.

In a statement, the sheriff's office said that the extremist groups were looking for attention and that it condemned their actions.

ET): A previous version of this article misstated when Walt Disney World’s governing district abolished diversity, equity and inclusion programs. »

How solar has exploded in the US in just a year – in numbers

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Since President Joe Biden signed the IRA in August 2022, 51 solar factories have been announced or expanded in the US.

These announcements include 85 GW of solar panel capacity, 43 GW of solar cells, 20 GW of silicon ingots and wafers, and 7 GW of inverter capacity:.

Solar factories announced in the last year are going to employ more than 20,000 Americans. »

2 passengers were kicked off an Air Canada flight because they refused to sit in seats covered in puke, fellow traveler says

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An Air Canada traveler said two passengers were kicked off a plane for complaining about their seats.

According to Susan Benson, the passengers boarded the flight to find the seats covered in puke.

Security escorted two Air Canada passengers off a plane after they refused to sit in a seat someone had vomited in, according to a woman who said she was seated in the row behind them. »