Ex-CIA engineer tells judge he’s incarcerated like an animal


In this Wednesday March 4, 2020 courtroom sketch Joshua Schulte, center, is seated at the defense table flanked by his attorneys during jury deliberations in New York. Joshua Schulte, a former CIA software engineer charged with leaking government secrets to WikiLeaks says it’s cruel and unusual punishment that he’s awaiting trial in solitary confinement, housed in a vermin-infested cell of a jail unit where inmates are treated like “caged animals.”

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Opinion | America’s Other Front Line

As a case manager for a nonprofit that serves older adults, veterans and adults with disabilities in Texas, I’ve seen social services move online as a way to more efficiently get assistance to people without exposing them to the virus. And yet, this only exacerbates the digital divide. Many of my clients don’t even have a phone. And yet, in the few communities where rental assistance or Covid vaccines are

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North Shore Businesses Toast End Of State Curfew: Patch Weekender

PEABODY, MA — Gov. Charlie Baker delivered a bit of a pleasant surprise to many affected businesses on Thursday when he announced the statewide 9:30 p.m. business curfew and stay-at-home advisory will end as of 5 a.m. Monday morning.

While the 25 percent capacity restriction remains in place, North Shore restaurant owners and recreation venue managers said it is a welcomed move that will help boost both revenue and spirits

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In a stab at equity, L.A. hospital vaccinates older relatives of housekeeping staff

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 23, 2021 - Nidia Salas, 68, the daughter of Environmental Services Worker Marcos Salas, receives her COVID-19 vaccine from Registered Nurse Mila Tarroza at Keck Medicine of USC in Los Angeles on January 23, 2021. Keck began vaccinating family members, who are 65 and older, of staff that included hospital housekeepers, valet and cafeteria workers. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Nidia Salas, 68, receives a COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday at Keck Hospital of USC. Her son works as a housekeeper at the facility. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

Sara and Juan Saravia had three pandemic strikes against them.

They are elderly, Latino and live with a daughter who works in a hospital where some of the sickest patients in the region are being cared for.

But on Saturday, that

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Outdoors notes: 15-year-old hunter completes Nebraska Duck Slam | Local

As he often does, 15-year-old Jacob Uphoff of Lincoln used a day off from school last fall to go hunting with his dad. That October day, he completed the Nebraska Duck Slam, making him the first youth to do so this season.

Jacob was excited and surprised to hear the news, his father, Blane, said. His accomplishment comes after years of waterfowl hunting.

“He’s been going to duck blinds with

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