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The New York Police Department’s Demographics Unit reportedly carried out systematic surveillance of Muslim neighborhoods to root out terrorist threats, but it never produced a single usable lead.
The country’s Supreme Court handed down a decision that acknowledges for the first time India’s large population of eunuchs and transvestites.
The Cassini spacecraft spotted a disturbance in the sixth planet’s outermost main ring that is thought to be caused by a tiny moon.
Back in the day — say, up until about a decade or so ago — the big news on April 15 was always about last-minute filers lining up at post offices as the clock ticked down. Now? It’s a different story.
The safety message is described as a “sort of cross between a Ricky Martin video, mixed with Devo’s ‘Whip It’ and a heaping spoonful of Robert Palmer’s ‘Simply Irresistible.’ “
People who took a stand against a proposed tax-filing change were part of a grass-roots campaign orchestrated to help Intuit, according to nonprofit newsroom ProPublica.
The bird, which newspapers say stands 6 feet, can run 40 mph and is “capable of disemboweling a human,” escaped last month from a farm in Hertfordshire after apparently being spooked by a local hunt.
Italy’s former prime minister was convicted of tax fraud. For a year, he must work at least four hours a week at a facility for the elderly. Also, a travel restriction will limit his politicking.
On this April 15, Americans are thinking about the Boston Marathon bombings of one year ago. A moment of silence was observed at 2:49 p.m. ET, the time of the first explosion.
As family members of those killed Sunday outside Jewish centers near Kansas City speak, they’re focusing on fond memories of their lost loved ones. But they’re crushed by the gunman’s senseless acts.