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Nine Detained After 134 Killed In India Bridge Collapse

Reuters reports: The death toll from a foot bridge collapse in India rose to 134 on Monday, including many children, as police detained nine people as part of a criminal investigation into one of the deadliest accidents in the country in the past decade. CCTV footage from just before the collapse showed a group of young men taking photos while …

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Diwali To Be NYC Public School Holiday Starting In 2023

New York City’s ABC affiliate reports: Diwali will be a New York City public school holiday starting next year in 2023. Mayor Eric Adams and Schools Chancellor David Banks announced Thursday the school calendar was moved around to make room for the important holiday for many religions. Officials eliminated “Anniversary Day” as a holiday, allowing the school system to add …

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