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Cops ‘stole’ surveillance footage of Alton Sterling shooting: report

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Police in Baton Rouge stole surveillance footage showing the fatal shooting of 37-year-old Alton Sterling, the Daily Beast reported on Thursday.

Abduallah Muflahi, who owns the convenience store where Sterling was killed on Tuesday night, told the Beast that police took the video after taking him to the station.

The allegation comes as Muflahi provided video to the Beast showing that Sterling was not holding a gun at the time of his death. Instead, the footage captures Sterling being shot repeatedly after being pinned to the ground.

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Muflahi also said that Sterling was not the person allegedly threatening customers at his store with a firearm, which prompted the 911 call that led Officers Howie Lake and Blane Salamoni to the scene, where they encountered Sterling.

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The shooting has sparked another round of anger against police for using excessive force against communities of color.

The Beast posted the video on Wednesday. Note: it is extremely graphic.

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Moon may be richer in water than thought — and it could help propel humans farther from earth

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There may be far more water on the Moon than previously thought, according to two studies published Monday raising the tantalising prospect that astronauts on future space missions could find refreshment -- and maybe even fuel -- on the lunar surface.

The Moon was believed to be bone dry until around a decade ago when a series of findings suggested that our nearest celestial neighbour has traces of water trapped in the surface.

Two new studies published in Nature Astronomy on Monday suggest there could be much more water than previously thought, including ice stored in permanently shadowed "cold traps" at lunar polar regions.

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Asymptomatic coronaagvirus sufferers lose antibodies sooner: study

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Asymptomatic coronavirus sufferers appear to lose detectable antibodies sooner than people who have exhibited Covid-19 symptoms, according to one of the biggest studies of its kind in Britain published on Tuesday.

The findings by Imperial College London and market research firm Ipsos Mori also suggest the loss of antibodies was slower in 18–24 year-olds compared to those aged 75 and over.

Overall, samples from hundreds of thousands of people across England between mid-June and late September showed the prevalence of virus antibodies fell by more than a quarter.

The research, commissioned by the British government and published Tuesday by Imperial, indicates people's immune response to Covid-19 reduces over time following infection.

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Early voting to be hit by heavy rain and flooding as Hurricane Zeta barrels towards the Gulf Coast

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Hurricane Zeta is expected to make landfall near Louisiana's border with Mississippi on Wednesday evening as campaigns work to get supporters to the polls and convince any undecided voters to back their candidate.

"Hurricane conditions and life-threatening storm surge are possible along portions of the northern Gulf Coast on Wednesday, and Storm Surge and Hurricane Watches are in effect," the National Hurricane Center warned.

"Between Tuesday night and Thursday, heavy rainfall is expected from portions of the central Gulf Coast into the southern Appalachians and Mid-Atlantic states near and in advance of Zeta. This rainfall will lead to flash, urban, small stream, and minor river flooding," the center explained.

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