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Free man: All charges against Adnan Syed dropped

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Finally, Adnan Syed is able to live as a free man after all charges against him are dropped

Adnan Syed is innocent and lost 23 years of his life serving time for a crime he did not commit.

The case garnered worldwide attention after the hit true crime podcast, Serial, featured it.

Syed was convicted of the murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee, but his conviction was quashed last month.

On Tuesday, it was announced that all charges had been dropped by U.S. prosecutors.

His layer says in a statement that he client “has always maintained his innocence” and they are “thrilled that justice has finally been served.”

Baltimore State Attorney has apologised to the families of victim and the now-exonerated Syed.

The charges were dropped after DNA testing was conducted on Lee’s clothes for the first time, which uncovered multiple DNA samples, none of which belonged to Syed.

He is now a free man, and his lawyers are working on getting him some sort of compensation for the 23 years he spent in prison.

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Ukraine prepares for a summer of violence

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Is support for the war waning after the conflict has surpassed 1-year and millions of dollars?

After a Russian air assault on Kyiv in which one civilian was killed, residential buildings in wealthy districts of Moscow were hit by multiple drone strikes injuring two people.

The Kremlin is claiming that most of the drone strikes which happened during broad daylight—were intercepted.

A Russian politician said the attack on the capital was the most dangerous since World War II.

Russia says Ukraine launched the attack and has vowed to bolster their air defenses.

Meanwhile, Ukraine is denying direct involvement, having just recently suffered three air attacks within a 24-hour time span.

Last month, leaked Department of Defense documents revealed possible weak links in Ukraine’s military campaign against Russian forces.

Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine with tens of thousands of troops more than a year ago and there appears to be no end in sight.

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“I think there is a great risk”: will AI steal our jobs?

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Artificial Intelligence has become an increasingly powerful and pervasive force in our modern world.

 
Artificial intelligence is not a new concept. However, the growing advancements have the potential to revolutionise industries, improve efficiency, and enhance the quality of life.

Along with its promising advancements, artificial intelligence also brings certain risks and challenges that must be acknowledged and addressed.

It has become the focus of lawmakers, who are working towards greater regulation of the sector.

U.S. and European Union officials recently met in Sweden to weigh up the benefits and challenges of artificial intelligence, and other emerging technologies.

“The AI process is creeping up on us,” said Dr Keith Suter, who is a global futurist.

“You’ve got competition between companies.”

It’s almost like some of us can see this raft that’s heading towards the rapids and a disappearance towards the waterfall, and we’re giving a warning but it’s not being heeded because everybody’s in this race to get down to the river,” Dr Suter said.

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Should there be more resources available to American Veterans?

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Millions of Americans have served the country, but is there enough support for veterans?

 
Over the course of the nation’s history, the United States has declared war and fought in conflicts around the world with more than 41-million Americans having fought for freedom.

There are millions of Veterans in the United States who proudly served their country. But, are there enough services to help and support veterans– especially those who suffered atrocities during conflicts?

U.S. Army Veteran Ricoh Danielson joins us to discuss. #uspolitics #Ricoh Danielson #veterans #military #supportveterans #veronicadudo #freedom

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