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Body found in suitcase after pregnant NC woman vanishes

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North Carolina authorities have discovered a body stuffed in a suitcase near a river where a pregnant woman went missing last week.

The body was discovered near the Neuse River in Raleigh around 11 a.m. Monday, WTVD reported.

Police have been working to confirm the identity and are investigating the incident as a homicide.

“It’s not every day, it’s not every morning that you find what could be a person’s body in a suitcase, in a river,” said Wake County Sheriff Gerald Baker. “This was no accident.”

The grisly discovery comes four days after 28-year-old Brittany Samone Smith was reported missing.

Police say a “noticeably pregnant” Smith was last seen on Fox Run Drive in Wendell.

Neighbors say she had been living in a tent with her boyfriend before her disappearance, WRAL reported.

Family members told the outlet they believe the body belongs to Smith.

“If this is in fact, this young lady that we’ve been looking for all weekend, someone is responsible for that,” Baker said.

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Facebook agrees to pay three news publishers in Australia

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Facebook said on Friday that it had signed an agreement with three Australian news publishers one day after changes were made to a law requiring the tech giant to pay news companies to use their content.

Facebook signed letters of intent with Private Media, Schwartz Media and Solstice Media. The full deal is expected to be completed in 60 days.

“These agreements will bring a new slate of premium journalism, including some previously paywalled content, to Facebook,” the statement said.

Schwartz Media chief executive Rebecca Costello said the deal would help her company continue to produce independent journalism.

“It’s never been more important than it is now to have a plurality of voices in the Australian press,” Costello said.

The Australian Parliament passed a so-called News Media Bargaining Code. The final amendments, negotiated with Facebook, were made on Thursday.

In return for the changes, Facebook agreed to lift a six-day-old ban on Australians sharing any news on the platform. The ban also affected some government sites.

Access to Australian news sites did not appear to be fully restored until Friday.

With Post wires

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US Park Police names Pamela Smith as first black female chief

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US Park Police names Pamela Smith as first black female chief

The US Park Police on Thursday named Pamela Smith as its new chief — the first black woman to lead the 230-year-old agency.

Smith, a 23-year veteran of the force, will begin her new role on Sunday.

She announced in a statement that one of her first priorities will be to establish body-worn cameras for the entire Park Police force.

“Body-worn cameras are good for the public and good for our officers, which is why I am prioritizing implementing a body-worn camera program within my first 90 days,” said Smith.

The program will kick off in San Francisco before spreading across the country by the end of the year.

“This is one of the many steps we must take to continue to build trust and credibility with the public we have been entrusted to serve,” said Smith.

The US Park Police oversees national parks and federal property including the National Mall.

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Queen Elizabeth urges Brits to get COVID-19 vaccine

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Queen Elizabeth urged her fellow Brits to get the COVID-19 vaccine, saying her experience was smooth and that the shot “didn’t hurt at all.”

The 94-year-old Queen was on a video call with health leaders on Tuesday to discuss the distribution of the vaccine across the UK, and she also stressed the importance of getting the jab, according to the BBC.

“Well, once you’ve had the vaccine you have a feeling of you know, you’re protected, which is I think very important, and as far as I can make out it was quite harmless,” she told the panel.

“It was very quick, and I’ve had lots of letters from people who’ve been very surprised by how easy it was to get the vaccine,” the Queen added. “And the jab, It didn’t hurt at all.”

The monarch said she understood some people might find it “difficult” to get vaccinated but urged the public to “think about other people rather than themselves”.

The Queen and her husband the Duke of Edinburgh, 99, received their first doses of the vaccine in January.

Prince Phillip was admitted to London’s King Edward VII’s Hospital last Tuesday where he’s being treated for an infection.

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