India Revokes Kashmir’s Special Status, Raising Fears of Unrest – The New York Times

All communication with Kashmir has been cut off by India, politicians are detained, and residents are confined to their homes, in an extreme form of eminent domain.

The government announced an end to decades of autonomy in the disputed region, raising tensions in the restive territory and roiling relations with Pakistan.

Mental hospital patient died in dogpile; no charges filed – ABC News

William Avant was crushed to death by 13 employees of a South Carolina mental hospital in January.
They did not report his death until this month.
They dogpiled him to restrain him. He couldn’t breathe.
No one checked his condition.
His death was ruled homicidal suffocation.
No one was charged. Because they didn’t know any better.
Or maybe, like police officers or corporation executives, hospital staff don’t go to jail for malpractice.

Source: Mental hospital patient died in dogpile; no charges filed – ABC News

The Lone Journalist on the Scene When King Was Shot and the Newsroom He Rallied – The New York Times

Earl Caldwell made history before he wrote it on the night of April 4, 1968, when he reported firsthand on the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. for The New York Times.

Russian child adoption ban discrepancy

The news is saying U.S. adoptions of Russian children were banned by the United States because of sanctions violations by Russia, but I always thought it was Russia that banned adoptions due to incidents like this, from 2010, and it’s stated right in the article.

 

Source: I am returning this Russian child, it is defective… – Coyoty Writes a Journal

Winston Churchill’s essay on alien life found : Nature News & Comment

A newly unearthed article by the great politician reveals that he reasoned like a scientist about the likelihood of extraterrestrials, writes Mario Livio.

Source: Winston Churchill’s essay on alien life found : Nature News & Comment