October 1, 2020

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Las Vegas marks 3rd year since deadliest US mass shooting

Las Vegas marks 3rd year since deadliest US mass shootingThe sun rose Thursday over a somber ceremony marking the third anniversary of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, as Las Vegas remembered the excruciating night when 58 people were killed at an outdoor country music festival in 2017. “Three years ago today, a heinous act of violence rained down on our city, our county and our state,” Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak told a modest gathering at an open-air amphitheater at the Clark County Government Center. “Victim families will forever be in our hearts from 1 October,” he said, “and we will never, never forget what happened that day or the lives that were lost and the lives that were changed.”


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Snapchat says it has helped over a million people, largely under 30, register to vote

Snapchat says it has helped over a million people, largely under 30, register to voteRegistering to vote is a snap, as a whole lot of young people have learned via Snapchat.Snapchat has helped more than a million users, over 80 percent of whom are under the age of 30, register to vote ahead of the 2020 presidential election, representatives for the company told NBC News and Axios on Thursday. More than half of the users who registered are first-time voters, Snapchat said. Additionally, roughly 65 percent are between the age of 18 and 24, The Hill reports.While NBC notes this isn't as many as the 2.5 million users Facebook has helped register to vote, it's more than double the number of users Snapchat helped register for the 2018 midterms, per Axios. Snapchat says that nearly 60 percent of those it helped register for that election ultimately cast ballots. This year, Texas was reportedly the state where Snapchat saw the most registrations. Additionally, NBC notes that "the recruitment of Generation Z and millennial voters could play a larger role in affecting the outcome in certain districts" and that the million Snapchat registrations "will almost certainly be a boon for Democrats." More stories from theweek.com 7 savagely funny cartoons about the Trump tax revelations Hundreds of thousands of Americans are about to max out their state unemployment benefits Borat 2 trailer reveals Sacha Baron Cohen was the Trump impersonator who interrupted Mike Pence's CPAC speech


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Assange to hear judge's verdict on US extradition on Jan 4

Assange to hear judge's verdict on US extradition on Jan 4WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will likely have to spend another three months in a British prison cell before finding out whether he can be sent to the U.S. to face espionage charges, the judge in his extradition trial said Thursday. At the conclusion of nearly four weeks of evidence in his extradition hearing at a court in London's Old Bailey, District Judge Vanessa Baraitser said she would deliver her decision at 10 a.m. on Jan. 4. “Unless any further application for bail is made, and between now and the 4th of January, you will remain in custody for the same reasons as have been given to you before,” she told Assange, who was sitting behind a security screen at the back of the court.


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