Former Don Dale detainee determined to show young offenders can change

Former Don Dale detainee determined to show young offenders can change

Updated November 16, 2017 11:05:50 Photo: Jake Roper is determined not to get into trouble with the law again. (ABC News: Jane Bardon) Troubled young people can turn their lives around, according to the teenager who helped alert the world to abuse in the Northern Territory detention system. Key points: Final report from royal commission due on Friday Jake Roper is a former Don Dale detainee who gave evidence to inquiry Jake hoping final report will recommend more community programs to keep kids out of trouble Jake Roper was one…

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Players arrested in China apologize, thank Trump, get suspended

Players arrested in China apologize, thank Trump, get suspended

After Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill read statements acknowledging their role in an international incident that prompted President Donald Trump to take credit for intervening on their behalf, UCLA basketball coach Steve Alford announced that all three had been suspended indefinitely. “They will have to earn their way back,” Alford said. Riley, in his statement, said he was embarrassed and ashamed “for disappointing my family, my teammates, my coaches, and the entire UCLA community.” He said he took “full responsibility for the mistake that I’ve made: shoplifting,” and that…

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What Trump's UCLA tweet reveals

What Trump's UCLA tweet reveals

What’s one of the first things you do — after you likely sleep a bit — on your first day back at your desk for work? If you’re President Donald Trump, you send out this tweet: “Do you think the three UCLA Basketball Players will say thank you President Trump? They were headed for 10 years in jail!” Let’s leave aside Trump referring to himself in the third person in the tweet — that deserves a post all its own — and focus on the psychology behind this tweet in…

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Lost and forfeited airport treasures auctioned for charity

Lost and forfeited airport treasures auctioned for charity

Posted November 16, 2017 08:00:00 Photo: Piles of scissors are lost to airport security every month. (ABC Radio Perth: Hilary Smale) Ever wondered what happened to that pair of scissors or hand cream bottle you had to surrender to airport security before boarding a plane? Each month lost property and surrendered items are collected and auctioned off to the public. While many items — scissors, knives, lighters — fall foul of carry-on baggage security rules, many others are simply forgotten in the terminal, handed in and never claimed. For the…

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