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Woman Gets 1993 Postcard From Hong Kong Because Snail Mail Takes Time

Woman Gets 1993 Postcard From Hong Kong Because Snail Mail Takes TimeLet's crack this mystery together



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UPDATE 2-UK to facilitate release of Iranian tanker if it gets Syria guarantees-Hunt

UPDATE 2-UK to facilitate release of Iranian tanker if it gets Syria guarantees-HuntBritish foreign minister Jeremy Hunt told his Iranian counterpart on Saturday that Britain would facilitate the release of the detained Grace 1 oil tanker if Tehran gave guarantees it would not go to Syria. The tanker was seized last week by British Royal Marines off the coast of the British Mediterranean territory of Gibraltar on suspicion of violating sanctions against Syria. Iran on Saturday reiterated its call for the ship’s release.



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US diplomat gets 40 months in jail over Chinese agent ties

US diplomat gets 40 months in jail over Chinese agent tiesA US diplomat was sentenced to 40 months in prison Tuesday for lying to investigators about money she received from Chinese intelligence agents in exchange for US documents. The US Justice Department said Candace Marie Claiborne, 63, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States in one of several high-profile cases involving Beijing spies’ recruitment of US officials with access to classified intelligence. Claiborne was a Department of State office management specialist based in Beijing and Shanghai who became involved beginning in 2007 with two men the Justice Department said she knew were agents of China’s Ministry of State Security.



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Judge who said teenager who filmed himself raping girl 'deserves leniency because he's from a good family’ gets death threats

Judge who said teenager who filmed himself raping girl 'deserves leniency because he's from a good family’ gets death threatsA New Jersey judge who said a teenage boy accused of rape should get leniency because he came from a “good family” has received threats amid a ferocious backlash against his ruling.James Troiano denied a request in 2018 for a 16-year-old boy accused of raping an intoxicated 16-year-old girl to be tried as an adult.The Monmouth County Superior Court Judge said the defendant “comes from a good family who put him into an excellent school where he was doing extremely well.”The teenage boy was accused of recording himself sexually assaulting the 16-year-old girl and sending the video to friends with the caption “when your first time is rape.” Mr Troiano’s decision, which surfaced last week, sparked a fierce response and has been viewed as evidence the US legal system is two-tier and has different rules for those who are privileged. The 69-year-old, who has spent almost three decades on the bench, and his family are now receiving death threats and there have been a number of calls for him to resign, reports the New York Times.Mr Troiano and his family have received multiple threatening emails and calls, according to a source who spoke to the publication.One email reportedly told the judge that should be raped by a man “stronger than you”.A Change.org petition calls for the NJ State Assembly to impeach the judge and a protest is scheduled to take place at Monmouth County Superior Court later this week.The threats come as politicians and members of the public call for Mr Troiano to be disbarred, including from Democratic presidential hopeful Cory Booker. The New Jersey senator said: “Not only should this judge no longer serve – as he is clearly incapable of properly fulfilling his duties – but across the country, we must call out bad actors in the system, exposing their biases, and show women and survivors that we will doggedly pursue justice on their behalf".The teenager is accused of raping a girl, who has been referred to under the alias of Mary in court documents, in a basement during a house party in 2017.Court documents say Mary was intoxicated, slurring her words and stumbling as she walked into the basement with the teenager. They say she suffered bruising and hand prints from others slapping her on her backside, which she told her mother about the next day.Court documents say the accused teen allegedly recorded the assault and shared it with friends – adding that the girl's bare torso is exposed and her head is repeatedly banged against a wall in the recording.Mary and her family chose to press charges months later when the defendant carried on sharing the clip, despite the girl asking him to stop. Family court proceedings are usually closed to the public but some of Mr Troiano’s remarks – taken from a 65-page transcript of his sealed decision – were revealed when an appeals court decision surfaced.The Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court reversed Mr Troiano's decision in June – sending the case back down for further judgment.



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Mexican president gets little backlash for migrant crackdown

Mexican president gets little backlash for migrant crackdownMexican police, soldiers and National Guard are raiding hotels, buses and trains to round up migrants, creating scenes of weeping Central American mothers piled into police vans along with their children and overflowing detention centers with deplorable conditions. Such scenes have caused an outcry in the United States, but in Mexico there has been little backlash against the government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador even though his country has historically had a deep sympathy for the plight of migrants. This sympathy has been eroded by the migrant caravans of late 2018 and early 2019, which left a bad taste in the mouth of Mexicans and caused deep divisions among pro-migrant groups.



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Florida principal gets slammed for saying 'not everyone believes the Holocaust happened'

Florida principal gets slammed for saying 'not everyone believes the Holocaust happened'A Florida high school principal is under fire for saying that "not everyone believes the Holocaust happened." The Palm Beach Post reports that Spanish River High School principal Willam Latson wrote the email last year to a student's mother who asked whether the school taught about the Holocaust.



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Man found with dismembered wife gets 9-year prison sentence

Man found with dismembered wife gets 9-year prison sentenceA man who was found at a Kansas storage unit with his dismembered wife’s remains and two of their children was sentenced Friday to nearly nine years in prison for charges not related to his wife’s death. Justin Rey, 26, was sentenced on three felony counts of sexual exploitation of a child, as well as misdemeanor counts of child endangerment and contributing to a child’s misconduct. The exploitation charges do not involve Rey’s children and instead stem from photos of teenagers found on Rey’s phone after he asked law enforcement to look at it for evidence he thought would help him at trial.



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Joe Biden gets slammed

Joe Biden gets slammedThe case against him was ably made by his rivals. His case for himself was uneven.



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Harris gets personal, delivers civil rights blow to Biden

Harris gets personal, delivers civil rights blow to BidenKamala Harris spoke slowly but bluntly as she stared at Joe Biden, then began treating him as a hostile witness. It was a powerful, searing line of attack against Biden, who served as vice president to the first black president. Biden entered back-to-back nights of Democratic presidential debates in Miami as the leading candidate.



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Controversial 'Straight Pride' parade in Boston gets approval from city to be held in August

Controversial 'Straight Pride' parade in Boston gets approval from city to be held in AugustThe city approved the event application for the group Super Happy Fun America to host the parade on Aug. 31.



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