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The death penalty runs like a sinuous thread through California politics. If anything, support for the death penalty may be a detriment to those hankering after the appointment. Public attitudes toward the death penalty have also changed, as crime rates have fallen and issues of racial justice moved to the fore. Newsom says he came to his position on the death penalty as a matter of principle. “Several years ago I changed my view of the death penalty,” she said.
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AdvertisementMuhammad Ali, 31-0, would fight Joe Frazier, 26-0. It is sometimes lost in all the memories and story lines about the fight that Frazier won a 15-round decision and knocked down Ali in the 15th round. The jilted promoter× Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier in the ‘Fight of the Century’ on March 8, 1971, at Madison Square Garden in New York. To the Ali fans, Frazier was an Uncle Tom, an image Ali had planted and would regret later in life. Arum, always looking for new angles, had cut a deal with 7-foot-1 basketball star Wilt Chamberlain to fight Ali for the heavyweight title.
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For the teenagers of Jesuit High School, every morning starts with a single-question exam — COVID-19 positive or not? COVID-19 testing technician Alan Daar swabs a student at Jesuit High School in Sacramento. AdvertisementA student works on his laptop during a socially distanced peer tutoring session at Jesuit High School in Sacramento. St. Mary’s Academy. St. Mary’s Academy mill around outside their classroom as they retrieve snacks from hallway cubbies during a break.
For the record: An earlier version of this article stated avalanche victims can asphyxiate from breathing in carbon monoxide. A month ago, four experienced skiers were killed and four others were injured when an avalanche pummeled a popular backcountry skiing area near Salt Lake City. “There’s an unfortunate but reasonable chance that we will exceed that record,” said Ethan Greene, the avalanche center’s director. Of those killed in avalanches in the U.S., Greene said 25% die from trauma and nearly 75% die from asphyxiation. Not long before the avalanche, he and Pearson were “very ambitious to ski big mountains and big lines.” But the tragedy reshaped his perspective.
Of course, getting Kathryn Hahn to play Agatha Harkness was the show’s casting masterstroke. Any writer on the planet, in television, in film, is in love with Kathryn Hahn and wishes for Kathryn Hahn. You sit down for your writer prayers at night and say, bring me a Kathryn Hahn. Did you decide from the outset that Agatha would get her own theme song at some point in the series? In the writers’ room, we wrote theme songs for our episodes.
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A Cybertruck sneak peek is on the way. Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted over the weekend that he expects to offer the next update on the upcoming electric pickup in the second quarter of this year. Musk revealed in February that he had just seen the final design of the truck, which has apparently evolved from the prototype revealed in November 2019. He had previously said that Tesla was aiming to make the final design an improvement over the show truck, which he has been seen driving around the Los Angeles area. Musk added in the most recent tweet that the company's focus is on completing the Austin, Tex., factory where the Cybertruck will be built using a uniquely developed method to manufacture its stainless steel body.
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Over 100 protesters defied the order by gathering — while staying at a distance from each other — in Madrid’s Puerta del Sol central square. held banners against fascism and called for an end to violence and discrimination against women. Spain's thriving feminist movement has claimed a few victories in recent years, including the adoption of gender violence laws and forcing judicial reforms regarding sexual abuse. Far-right activists, meanwhile, have campaigned against gender violence laws that they say discriminate against men and lambasted the government’s push to make consent in sexual relations legally mandatory. Twin street murals celebrating accomplished women in politics, arts and science were vandalized over the weekend in Madrid and a nearby city.
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ToplineItaly’s billionaire Agnelli family will acquire a 24% stake in Christian Louboutin, a French luxury shoe and bag maker, following a similar purchase last December of a Chinese luxury goods firm, as luxury firms seek to rebound from pandemic-related sales declines in 2020. An attendee displays the red sole of a Christian Louboutin shoe during a royal wedding viewing party ... [+] at the Plaza Hotel in New York, U.S., on Saturday, May 19, 2018. Photographer: Cole Wilson/Bloomberg © 2018 Bloomberg Finance LPKey FactsThe Agnellis will invest €541 million ($643 million) in Louboutin through Exor N.V., a holding company that is 53%-controlled by the Agnelli family. Louboutin marks Agnelli’s latest foray into the luxury sector — last December, the Agnelli family invested €80 million ($95 million) to acquire a controlling stake in Shang Xia Paris, a Chinese luxury business founded by French luxury giant Hermès and Chinese designer Jiang Qiong Er. Further ReadingLuxury Turns From Conspicuous To Conscientious In 2021: Challenges And Opportunities Ahead (Forbes)The Future Of Luxury, Post-Coronavirus (Forbes)Billionaire Agnelli Family Adds To Berkshire-Like Portfolio As Exor Buys PartnerRe For $6.9B (Forbes)
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Since Microsoft released a patch last week, hackers have escalated their efforts to find new victims before its used, officials warn. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency hosted a call on Friday urging the organizations to immediately patch the vulnerability, Dustin Volz at the Wall Street Journal reports. At least 18,000 SolarWinds clients worldwide downloaded the malware Russian hackers used to get into users' systems. John Hultquist, vice president of threat intelligence at FireEye:Cybersecurity researcher Andrew Thompson:The keysThe State Department says Russian intelligence agencies used websites to undermine confidence in Western vaccines. The Biden administration is planning its response to the attack, which U.S. intelligence says was done by Russia.
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Lease Market Considerations For 2021Covid-19 had a devastating effect on the real estate market in 2020. Unlike the economic downturn in 2008, the commercial real estate market was in a strong position at the start of 2020 — in fact, it was predicted to grow. Despite this negative trend, several bright spots signal recovery within commercial real estate. The Future Of Office SpaceTo cut additional costs, many have turned to their commercial office leases to identify savings. Forbes Real Estate Council is an invitation-only community for executives in the real estate industry.
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Newsletter Off to the races Get the latest news, analysis, results and charts with John Cherwa's definitive Horse Racing newsletter. Kentucky Oaks rankingsOur Kentucky correspondent Louis Rabaut, of the Horse Racing Happy Hour, catches up on a weekend of Kentucky Oaks preps. Mutuel Pool $352,410 Daily Double Pool $44,860 Exacta Pool $186,564 Superfecta Pool $74,986 Super High Five Pool $6,278 Trifecta Pool $145,625. Mutuel Pool $298,788 Daily Double Pool $25,256 Exacta Pool $203,782 Superfecta Pool $112,120 Super High Five Pool $6,719 Trifecta Pool $155,200. Mutuel Pool $355,718 Daily Double Pool $117,438 Exacta Pool $198,019 Superfecta Pool $107,273 Super High Five Pool $17,146 Trifecta Pool $151,740.
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Matching Travel Insurance Coverage to Vacation NeedsInternational trips often call for the most robust travel insurance policies in order to get ample coverage for trip cancellation and delays, medical expenses and baggage problems. For example, if you put down a deposit for a luxury hotel spa, trip cancellation insurance is good to have. If you’re traveling to a spa outside the U.S., you’ll want travel medical insurance with coverage for medical emergencies and emergency medical evacuation. “As long as you’re pampering yourself, be sure to select a travel insurance product that offers 24/7 travel assistance and concierge services,” says Durazo. With the right travel insurance, you’re covered.
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A Harvard Business School study from August 2020 showed that at least 16 percent of “pandemic-induced” remote workers will likely continue working at home long after Covid-19 has run its course. In addition to a change in scenery, workers have had to adapt to new tools and processes. The move to more remote work has also led to broader adoption of project management software and tools, which may continue to be used by companies even after they reopen their offices. Of course, project management software has been around for a long time. Forbes Advisor set out to compare all the best project management software and tools for 2021 with the goal of helping individuals and companies find the best option for their needs.
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