‘Most serious crime,’ Douglas County attorney disagrees with judge’s decision to lower bond

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A former Omaha Public Schools employee charged with sexual assault of a child is out of jail.Ronald Powell posted $15,000 bond.A judge agreed to lower it Wednesday.It’s a decision that frustrates Douglas County’s top prosecutor.Don Kleine doesn’t think the judge should’ve let him out at all.”We don’t think he should be out on bond,” Don Kleine said.Don Kleine can’t believe the judge gave the former OPS employee a chance to get out of jail.“There’s a reason that the law provides no bond in certain kinds of cases, this is one of those cases. It’s a most serious charge,” Kleine said.The … Read the rest

Court Battle Over “Armed Career Criminals” Sends Freed Prisoners Behind Bars Again

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After 10 years in prison, Michael Lemons was released in 2017 and returned to his hometown of Jackson, Tennessee. He got a job at a steel mill, reconnected with his now-adult daughter and bought his first new car.

“I did better at 45 than I’ve ever done in my entire life,” Lemons said.

But three years later, in September 2020, he had to report back to federal prison in Morgantown, West Virginia. He hadn’t broken any rules or committed another crime.

Lemons was one of about 20 men who had been sent home from prison, only to be locked

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Apple forced to add iPhone and MacBook repairability scores to comply with French law

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Apple has added iPhone and MacBook repairability scores to its online store in France to comply with a new French law that came into effect this year. MacGeneration reports that the rating takes into account features like how easily a device can be disassembled and the availability of repair manuals and spare parts. Links to each product’s final score, with details for how they were calculated, are available on this support page.

The ratings for Apple’s products vary between products and generations. Its iPhone 12 lineup all have scores of six out of 10 for example, while the previous

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Maryland school employee’s alleged Zoom masturbation didn’t break state law, police say

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A school employee in Maryland won’t face charges after he was allegedly spotted masturbating during a Zoom session with special education students this week, according to a report.

The reason: Police said the alleged behavior “did not rise to the level of a criminal offense under Maryland law,” Montgomery County police spokesman Rick Goodale told Bethesda magazine.

Marc Schack, a teaching assistant and 21-year employee of the Montgomery County Public Schools system, claimed he thought the online session was over and his camera off when the alleged incident occurred, according to FOX 5 of Washington.

“It was not done intentionally,”

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Australia passes law to force Facebook and Google to pay for news

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The Parliament of Australia has passed a final version of legislation designed to force Google and Facebook to pay to link to news articles. The passage of the News Media Bargaining Code marks the end of a contentious months-long negotiation between the Australian government and the two technology giants—which are singled out in the code.

Google and Facebook have long argued that they shouldn’t have to pay a dime to link to news articles, since the links send valuable traffic to news sites. Over the last decade, Google has successfully

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