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Community to say goodbye to Faye Swetlik at a memorial Friday

Community to say goodbye to Faye Swetlik at a memorial Friday

A heartbroken community will come together Friday to say goodbye to a girl who was abducted and killed by a neighbor in South Carolina. The memorial service for Faye Marie Swetlik, 6, will be Friday at 7 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church in Cayce. Faye’s family has said the memorial will be child friendly and…MORE

China’s changed how it counts virus cases three times now. Here’s why

China’s changed how it counts virus cases three times now. Here’s why

Weeks after the novel coronavirus crisis began in December, there is still widespread confusion over the exact number of cases reported in China and whether the epidemic is finally stabilizing at the outbreak’s epicenter of Hubei province. On Thursday, China announced just 394 new confirmed cases, the lowest number of daily infections reported in weeks.…MORE

2020 Democratic contenders plead for cash after draining their accounts

2020 Democratic contenders plead for cash after draining their accounts

The Democratic presidential contenders are racing to refill their campaign coffers — following costly battles in the early nominating states and the looming Super Tuesday threat from New York tycoon Michael Bloomberg, who has plowed nearly half a billion dollars of his fortune into the fight to become the party’s standard-bearer. The campaign filings rolling…MORE

Grace Millane and the rise of the ’50 Shades’ defense in murder trials

Grace Millane and the rise of the ’50 Shades’ defense in murder trials

British backpacker Grace Millane was strangled to death, crammed into a suitcase and buried in a New Zealand woodland after a Tinder date in December 2018. On Thursday her killer, a 28-year-old man, was sentenced to life imprisonment with minimum 17 year non-parole period. The Courts of New Zealand said in a statement: “Overall, the…MORE

Harvard students sue university officials over school’s investment ties to prisons

Harvard students sue university officials over school’s investment ties to prisons

Five Harvard students are suing university officials over Harvard’s investments in what they call the “prison-industrial complex.” The students are accusing the university’s president, a senior fellow of Harvard Corporation, and Harvard’s endowment manager, Harvard Management Company (HMC), of a “violation of fiduciary duty and breach of the Harvard charter.” Jason Newton, a spokesman for…MORE