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News Briefs: Charlie Hebdo new cover creates controversy

$151,000 cost for Knox County courtroom update

GALESBURG, ILL. — The Knox County courthouse is looking at a $151,000 update to the second-floor courtroom. The major concern is the jury box that has fallen into disrepair, estimated to cost $40,000. General construction will cost $100,000 and carpet installation will cost $11,000. The carpet, which was purchased a year ago and is now in storage, has brought out some concerns about its age. The board and jury has yet to finalize the costs and when the construction will begin. (Source: Galesburg Register-Mail)

Four senior officials ousted from Secret Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In the biggest management change since the director of the Secret Service resigned in October, four senior officials have been asked to leave their positions of assistant directors of the service. If they do not resign, they have the ability to be reassigned within the Secret Service or its parent agency the Department of Homeland Security. The assistant director in charge of training Vic Erevia also announced recently that he would retire. The change seems to be a part of efforts to overhaul the agency since several incidents revelations last year, such as a knife-wielding man being able to jump the White House’s fence and run through the main floors. (Source: Washington Post)

New Charlie Hebdo cover sparks debate

PARIS — The French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo released a new cover on Tuesday with a depiction of Muhammad holding a sign that reads “I am Charlie” in front of a green background that sports the headline “All is forgiven.” This decision has sparked controversy after 12 people were killed in their Paris offices last week by Muslim extremists. Surviving staff members stated at a news conference that the cover was a demonstration of forgiveness, but most Muslims consider any depiction of the prophet as blasphemy. The paper’s staff has received death threats as a result of the new cover. (Source: New York Times)

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