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Brenda Lucki has been named the commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, making her the first woman to be leader of the national police in Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed her after years of accusations of harassment, sexual assault and other scandals. 

Original story by Reuters, March 10, 2018. The New York Times.


24 journalists have been sentenced to prison by a Turkish court that ruled that the journalists were linked to a religious sect that is considered a terrorist group by the government. 22 of the journalists were convicted to six to seven years in prison for being members of an armed terrorist group. Many of the journalists were also former employees of Zaman, a major newspaper that the government shut down in 2016. 

Original Story by The New York Times, March 9, 2018. The New York Times.


237 deaths have been reported since July of 2017 as a result of the worst yellow fever outbreak in decades in Brazil. The virus is on the brink of becoming first-blown urban epidemic since 1942 in Brazil. Yellow fever is spread by mosquitoes and health officials are struggling to vaccinate the 23 million people at risk. 

Original story by Shasta Darlington and Donald G. McNeil Jr., March 5, 2018. The New York Times.

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