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How racist policies and segregation marginalized Buffalo’s Black communities: ‘An entire generation saw little if any improvements in their lives’

How racist policies and segregation marginalized Buffalo’s Black communities: ‘An entire generation saw little if any improvements in their lives’

That segregation is part of what drew the suspected gunman to Buffalo Saturday afternoon, when he allegedly targeted Buffalo’s East Side and Tops Friendly Market because of the predominantly Black population living nearby. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul told CNN that investigators believe the gunman targeted the surrounding ZIP code because it had the highest …

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Ex-Colgate researcher who stole toothpaste formulas worth millions of dollars is sentenced to 21 months

Ex-Colgate researcher who stole toothpaste formulas worth millions of dollars is sentenced to 21 months

This case left a bad taste in everyone’s mouth. A former researcher for Colgate-Palmolive Co. CL, -1.29% has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for stealing secret toothpaste formulas and sending them to a company he had set up abroad. Muamer Reci, 58, of Haskell, N.J. had worked at a Colgate lab for nearly …

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Addicted to cash: Owner of Florida rehab network convicted in $58 million drug-testing fraud

Addicted to cash: Owner of Florida rehab network convicted in $58 million drug-testing fraud

The owner of a Florida addiction treatment facility has been convicted of running a $58 million insurance fraud scheme involving excessive drug testing and paying kickbacks to well-insured patients to come to her center. Carie Lyn Beetle, 44, and a group of co-conspirators were accused of recruiting patients by offering free or discounted rent and …

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California man admits buying hundreds of MacBooks stolen from Tesla, Stanford University and U.C. Berkeley

California man admits buying hundreds of MacBooks stolen from Tesla, Stanford University and U.C. Berkeley

A California man has pleaded guilty to buying millions of dollars worth of Apple laptops that had been stolen from major schools including Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley as well as from Tesla Inc. Philip James, 35, of Folsom, Calif., admitted he took nearly 1,000 pilfered laptops from employees at the schools and …

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‘This is genocide,' Zelensky says on 'Face the Nation' of Russia’s attack on Ukraine

‘This is genocide,’ Zelensky says on ‘Face the Nation’ of Russia’s attack on Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said “indeed, this is genocide,” referring to Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s vicious attack on his country that has seen hospitals and schools targeted by rockets, as well as disturbing new images of the bodies of executed civilians strewn throughout the streets of a suburb of the capital Kyiv. “Indeed, this is …

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In the second-biggest crypto heist yet, hackers steal more than $500 million from Axie Infinity game network

In the second-biggest crypto heist yet, hackers steal more than $500 million from Axie Infinity game network

A cryptocurrency startup that operates a popular online game called “Axie Infinity” said Tuesday that hackers stole more than $500 million worth of cryptocurrency. “Axie Infinity” publisher Sky Mavis Ltd. said on March 23, hackers infiltrated a part of its Ronin Network, which the game runs on. The infiltrators got access to accounts holding cryptocurrencies …

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North Carolina man used Game of Thrones-themed companies in $1.7 million COVID-19 relief  fraud

North Carolina man used Game of Thrones-themed companies in $1.7 million COVID-19 relief fraud

Winter is coming for this guy. A North Carolina man was sentenced to 20 months in prison for fraudulently taking $1.7 million in Covid-19 relief loans for fake companies he created, including some which had “Game of Thrones”-themed names. Tristan Bishop Pan, 40, pleaded guilty to wire fraud last August for submitting at least 14 …

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Oil suffers 'spectacular' collapse, enters bear market just 5 days after settling at nearly 14-year highs

Oil suffers ‘spectacular’ collapse, enters bear market just 5 days after settling at nearly 14-year highs

U.S. and global benchmark crude oil officially entered a bear market on Tuesday, just five trading days after they settled at their highest prices since 2008. “The collapse has been spectacular,” Fawad Razaqzada, market analyst at ThinkMarkets, in a market update. On Tuesday, the front-month April West Texas Intermediate crude futures contract CL.1, -7.14% CLJ22, …

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After years of living in Moscow, I have bad news: No one should expect the Russian people to suddenly rise up against Putin now

After years of living in Moscow, I have bad news: No one should expect the Russian people to suddenly rise up against Putin now

In late 2011, tens of thousands of Russians took to the streets of Moscow to demand that election results rife with alleged fraud be overturned.  It was the biggest challenge to Vladimir Putin’s authority since he took power a decade earlier, and that it wasn’t immediately crushed gave hope that perhaps change was coming to …

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Crypto couple wife, Heather ‘Razzlekhan’ Morgan, hires her own defense lawyer — and splits from her husband’s defense team

Crypto couple wife, Heather ‘Razzlekhan’ Morgan, hires her own defense lawyer — and splits from her husband’s defense team

The crypto couple are each going solo in court. Heather Morgan, the comedic rapper turned accused bitcoin bandit has hired her own defense lawyer in the billion dollar crypto money laundering case against her and her husband. The move comes just days after prosecutors signaled that Morgan and her husband, Ilya Lichtenstein, may be engaged …

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