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Terrill Thomas death: Family to receive $6.75m settlement https://buff.ly/2W0Ycb9 Mental health crisis, flooded cell – water turned off as ‘punishment’. Further punishment: mattress + bedding removed, food deprivation, denial of healthcare + functioning loo. Lost 34lbs in 8 days. (Click here to read link article.)

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“The founder and head of a Polish organization dedicated to helping victims of pedophile priests has resigned after allegations surfaced that he extorted money from a victim and demanded money from the producers of a documentary about clerical abuse.” https://buff.ly/2XaNr7o (Click here to read link article.)

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Police: Pakistani man kills HIV positive wife in south https://buff.ly/2Mk8bZz When she was diagnosed, he suspected she had slept with someone else. So he killed her and hung her body from a tree. (Click here to read link article.)

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Marked By War: How A Tattoo Helped Reunite A Kosovar Baby With Her Parents https://buff.ly/30DqbRD Quick thinking by a relative saved this baby from getting lost. (Click here to read link article.)

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BBC News – European elections 2019: Expats in France fear postal votes will not count
https://buff.ly/2JUBVcE Ballots need to be back in the UK by close of polls tomorrow, and some have yet to receive them. Troubling. (Click here to read link article.)

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Despite Measles Warnings, Anti-Vaccine Rally Draws Hundreds of Ultra-Orthodox Jews https://t.co/5whExb3B4o A concerning read that sets out the issues healthcare professionals face re: vaccinations, esp in isolated/religious communities. (Click here to read link article.)

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EU settlement scheme doesn’t work, say couple held at airport https://buff.ly/2JKcp9E Heart goes out to this couple – dealing with (seemingly uncaring) bureaucracy when your home and life is in the balance sounds beyond frustrating. Authorities really need better system/guidance. (Click here to read link article.)

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Shunned in New York, Brazil leader plans to meet Bush, Cruz in Texas https://buff.ly/2Hc8P5A “Bolsonaro’s spokesman said on Thursday that the decision to visit Dallas followed an invitation from Bush.” Exactly the sort of guy you invite to come hang out? (Click here to read link article.)

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In Kosovo, a Teenage Girl’s Rape Case Stirs a #MeToo Fury https://buff.ly/2H6jmiB “… the case has shaken the political leadership, forced a public discussion about the second-class status of women and exposed the shortcomings of Kosovo’s new state institutions.” (Click here to read link article.)

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Quadratic voting is a new tool of democracy that makes zealotry expensive. It worked in an experiment in Colorado this year. https://buff.ly/2Jj07ou via @BW << An interesting idea. (Click here to read link article.)

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