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Manchester Police Arrest 3 More Men In Connection To Arena Bombing

Police officers have arrested three more men as part of the investigation into Monday's bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. The arrests came after Prime Minister Theresa May raised the terror threat level to "critical," the highest setting. The identities of those men and the charges against them were not announced. They were arrested "after police executed warrants in South Manchester," the Greater Manchester Police department says. That's the same area of the city where suspected suicide bomber Salman Abedi, 22, is believed to have lived. Abedi, who was reportedly bor
The Atlantic
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The Manchester Attack And The Difficulty Of Prevention

Just beyond the police cordon surrounding Manchester Arena, residents of the city gathered to lay tributes outside St. Anne’s Church on Tuesday afternoon. The mood was one of “horror and outrage,” said Mark Ashcroft, the bishop of nearby Bolton, after a suicide bomber blew himself up at an Ariana Grande concert on Monday evening, killing 22 and injuring 59 more, including children. Clare Green, a Manchester native laying flowers at St. Anne’s said, “We do go to the arena a lot for concerts, so it’s a little bit close to home. … Manchester’s been on high alert for quite some time. I’ve always t
NPR
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Taiwan's High Court Rules Same-Sex Marriage Is Legal, In A First For Asia

Taiwanese laws that prohibit same-sex couples from marrying violate their personal freedom and equal protection, the island's Constitutional Court ruled Wednesday. The justices called sexual orientation an "immutable characteristic that is resistant to change." "The judges have today said yes to marriage equality," said Amnesty International's Lisa Tassi, who directs campaigns in East Asia. "This is a huge step forward for LGBTI rights in Taiwan and will resonate across Asia." Taiwan's president has asked the Ministry of Justice to come up with a legal framework for complying with the decision
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Fabrication & redemption…

It’s hard to believe this is a true story—it’s so compelling it seems like the work of a talented Hollywood screenwriter. In this story about fabrication, follow a former “NYT” reporter as he seeks the truth and redemption.