Rescue Groups

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HE STARTED as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – the chance to spend billions of dollars in unexpected federal and state funds to effect real change in Massachusetts – but as the process dragged on on Beacon Hill, the debate grew increasingly about process and less about change. Governor Charlie Baker has called for swift action to help the pandemic-ravaged economy recover ...

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Pakistani teenager saves hundreds of animals, finds them homes in Canada

LONDON: A British Parliament inquiry has heard new evidence of the government’s mismanagement of the withdrawal from Afghanistan, The Observer reported. The new information, which was obtained from various departments and agencies, reinforced critical testimony from a source at the British Foreign Office, whose allegations that incompetence “left people to die at the hands of the Taliban” have dealt a ...

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sex offender arrested for exploitation of children | USAO-MA

BOSTON – A registered sex offender was arrested yesterday for allegedly receiving and detaining child pornography through multiple groups on a messaging app. Angel Figueroa, 49, of Fall River, has been charged with receiving and possessing child pornography. After an initial appearance yesterday before United States District Court Magistrate Judge Page Kelley, Figueroa has been detained pending a detention hearing ...

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The United States spent most of the aid and stimulus money

Ambulances parked outside the United States Capitol. Adam Jeffery | CNBC Nearly two years and six relief bills in the pandemic, the United States has spent the majority of its available Covid rescue funds. But billions of dollars in a handful of categories have not been spent. Starting under then-President Donald Trump and continuing through President Joe Biden’s administration, Congress ...

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Indonesian volcano erupts again, hampering rescue operations

SUMBERWULUH, INDONESIA – Mount Semeru, Indonesia, spat more ash on Monday, hampering the search for survivors as aerial footage showed the extent of the devastation caused by the deadly volcano eruption over the weekend. The largest mountain on the island of Java came to life on Saturday, sending a volcanic ash mushroom high into the sky and raining hot mud ...

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Wild animals: Manatee rescued near Texas City Dike heads to San Antonio for medical treatment

TEXAS CITY, Texas (KTRK) – It doesn’t happen often, but there has been a sighting of manatees near the Texas City seawall. The large mammal was spotted in an industrial canal near the refineries. Several organizations came together to save the manatee on Friday after a sighting was reported a few days ago. It was then that the groups started ...

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CFCC Hosts Public Safety Training Exhibit As Emergency Teams Search For Personnel

CASTLE HAYNE, NC (WECT) – Emergency personnel are one of the many groups that have faced staffing shortages during the pandemic. Thursday evening at Cape Fear Community College, emergency, fire and police services from across the region had the opportunity to meet with potential employees. “Anytime is a great opportunity to step into the realm of public safety,” said Chris ...

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Priti Patel gives in to pressure to prevent RNLI from prosecution for saving lives of migrants

Priti Patel has bowed to pressure to prevent the RNLI and other charities from being prosecuted for rescuing asylum seekers in the English Channel. A controversial series of new laws would criminalize “facilitating the entry of asylum seekers” by taking them ashore, even if it is not done for payment or any sort of criminal gain. The Home Secretary has ...

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Police officers rescue teens lured into gambling dens

This police repatriated an 18-year-old man and a 16-year-old woman who were apparently tricked into working for an online gambling operation in Cambodia. The move came after Nidia Wanla asked the media to help her younger brother, Hatthachai Wanla, who went to work in Cambodia with three friends – Krittapas Suwankun, 18, Issares Akkala, 18 and Aek, 16 – and ...

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Colorado groups want to make it easier for international medical graduates to work here

Three years ago, after multiple visits to the emergency room and her OBGYN practice, a patient with severe pain and no diagnosis turned to Wafa Elejmi for advice. Elejmi, who worked as a clinical researcher in Denver, was not a practicing physician in Colorado but had residency experience in OBGYN after graduating from medical school in Libya. Someone the patient ...

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