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Dozens rescued after being trapped on Lake Erie ice floe

A sheet of ice holding fishermen on Lake Erie broke loose in windy weather Saturday morning, sending many of them scrambling to safety but leaving nearly four dozen stranded on the floe for three hours more than a mile offshore until emergency crews could rescue them. About 100 of 146 fishermen out on the ice were able to grab their ...

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Manafort case sparks conversation about sentence disparities

A judge’s decision to sentence U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman to less than four years in prison — a fraction of the penalty called for in government guidelines — sparked widespread anger Friday and opened up a conversation about whether the justice system treats different crimes and criminals fairly. Judge T.S. Ellis III’s comment that Paul Manafort had lived ...

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Facebook announces plan to ‘tackle vaccine misinformation’

Amid growing calls from health experts to stem the tide of misinformation spread by anti-vaccination groups on social media, Facebook announced on Thursday that it would reduce the visibility of inaccurate posts and reject ads that include such content.  “We are working to tackle vaccine misinformation on Facebook by reducing its distribution and providing people with authoritative information on the topic,” said a blog post ...

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Huawei launches court challenge to U.S. security law

Chinese tech giant Huawei is launching a U.S. court challenge to a law that labels the company a security risk and would limit its access to the American market for telecom equipment. Huawei Technologies Ltd.’s announcement comes as the biggest global maker of network equipment for phone and internet companies fights U.S. efforts to persuade allies to exclude the company from ...

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‘I didn’t do this stuff!’ R. Kelly says rumours he had sex with underage girls are ‘not true’

In his first interview since being charged with sexually abusing four people, including three underage girls, R. Kelly says he “didn’t do this stuff,” and he’s fighting for his life. The R&B singer, out on bail after his Feb. 22 arrest in Chicago, gave the interview to Gayle King of CBS This Morning, with excerpts airing Tuesday night. More of ...

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