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Washington Post reporter Felicia Sonmez was suspended Sunday after tweeting about the 2003 rape case against Kobe Bryant, who was among nine people killed hours earlier in helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.After posting a link to a 2016 Daily Beast story detailing the rape accusations against the Lakers star, Sonmez then posted a screenshot of her work email inbox to illustrate the threats she received as a result, according to one screenshot and an independent reporter.“National political reporter Felicia Sonmez was placed on administrative leave while The Post reviews whether tweets about the death of Kobe Bryant violated The Post newsroom’s social media policy,” Washington Post managing editor Tracy Grant in a statement to TheWrap. “The tweets displayed poor judgment that undermined the work of her colleagues,” she added.Also Read: Tiger Woods Learned of Kobe Bryant's Death Minutes After Finishing a Round of GolfSonmez’s suspension was praised on Sunday night for being, some believed, a direct result of her posting a link to the April 2016 Daily Beast article that outlined the 2003 accusation of rape against the basketball legend. Bryant was charged with sexual assault and false imprisonment at the time, but the case never made it to trial and it was later settled in a civil lawsuit.Also Read: BBC Apologizes for Using LeBron James Footage in Kobe Bryant MemorialSonmez tweeted a link to the article with no caption, following it up to say she was receiving threats and believed “any public figure is worth remembering in their totality,” according to screenshots of the now-deleted tweets.Those screenshots came from independent journalist Matthew Keys, who wrote that Sonmez “deleted her crass tweets” about the legend, but “screen grabs are forever.”Also Read: Kobe Bryant Crash Fatalities Include College Baseball Coach and His Family, Girls Basketball CoachKeys followed up his statement about what he labeled her “crass tweets” to say she had been suspended, adding in the early hours of Monday morning that a Washington Post employee told him the suspension was not due to the posting of the rape case article. In fact, he said, it was because of the screenshot Sonmez posted of her work email inbox, which showed the names of critics.A spokesperson for the paper did not elaborate on the content of the tweets that Grant had described as displaying “poor judgment.”Read original story Washington Post Suspends Reporter After She Tweets About Kobe Bryant Rape Case At TheWrap
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' ex-wife, MacKenzie Bezos, has sold off about $400 million worth of the Amazon stock she received as part of the couple's divorce settlement - potentially providing the wherewithal for the charitable activities she's planning. Word of the sale came indirectly, in an end-of-year filing that Jeff Bezos made with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The filing notes that the Amazon CEO exercises sole voting authority over nearly 19.5 million Amazon shares that he doesn't have the sole power to dispose of. That matches the stake that MacKenzie Bezos holds - and CNBC notes it's about 200,000… Read More
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An American military communications plane crashed in Afghanistan, south west of the capital Kabul.
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Stocks markets tumbled worldwide on Monday as investor worries about the potential economic impact of the coronavirus drove up prices of safe-haven assets such as the Japanese yen and government debt. China's yuan slid to a 2020 low and commodity-linked currencies such as the Australian dollar fell on mounting concern about the coronavirus. Stocks on Wall Street fell more than 1%.
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More than 200 survivors have returned to Auschwitz-Birkenau to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the former Nazi extermination camp.Many of the survivors are elderly Jews who have travelled from around the world, including from Israel, the US, Australia, Peru, Russia and Slovenia.Others who attended had lost parents and grandparents at Auschwitz or in other Nazi death camps, and many were joined by their own children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.Auschwitz was liberated by the Soviet army on 27 January, 1945.More than 1.1 million people were murdered at the camp, the vast majority of whom were Jewish.It was established in 1940 and located in the suburbs of Oswiecim, Poland.READ MORE FROM YAHOO NEWSThe history of Auschwitz-Birkenau'I stayed alive to tell': Survivors recount horrors of Nazi death campIslamic leaders make 'groundbreaking' visit to AuschwitzBetween 1940 and 1945, it grew to include three main camp centres and a slew of subcamps - each of which was used for forced labour, torture and mass killing.World Jewish Congress president Ronald Lauder has warned that leaders must do more to fight anti-Semitism, including passing new laws to fight it.In recent days survivors have drawn on harrowing memories of their incarceration and warned that lessons from the atrocities sanctioned by Adolf Hitler and carried out often by ordinary Germans were in danger of being forgotten.