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The Prussian prince, the MI6 spy and the plot to kill Hitler | News

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When a plot in July 1944 to kill Adolf Hitler failed, anyone even vaguely connected to the attempted coup was immediately put in mortal peril. Hitler survived the bomb planted by renegade German officers under a table in his Wolf’s Lair headquarters with torn trousers and a perforated eardrum. But he also had a murderous thirst for revenge: the Gestapo made 7,000 arrests and executed almost 5,000 people.

One of those arrested was Prince Friedrich zu Solms-Baruth, a Prussian aristocrat whose estates in Brandenburg had been used as a meeting place by the plotters. When the plot, known as Valkyrie, went awry, foiled primarily by a stubborn table leg that deflected the bomb, Solms-Baruth quickly found himself in the Gestapo’s notorious “house prison” in Berlin,

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Rajasthan health minister directs officials to increase Covid testing, speed up vaccination- The New Indian Express

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JAIPUR: Rajasthan Health Minister Parsadi Lal Meena on Wednesday asked officials to increase COVID-19 testing and speed up the vaccination drive in the state as the tally of active cases of the disease crossed the 200-mark.

He held a meeting with senior officials and reviewed the department’s preparedness in view of the apprehension of a possible third wave of the disease.

Meena asked the officials to increase testing, ensure 100 per cent coverage of the first dose of the vaccine by December-end and speed up the drive to administer the second dose to the beneficiaries.

The minister also asked them to disburse the compensation for the deaths due to the disease as soon as possible.

It was informed in the meeting that 84 per cent of beneficiaries have received the first dose of the vaccine and 54 per cent have got the second dose.

Meena directed the officials to conduct door-to-door vaccination and motivate the general public to take the second dose.

Twenty-one COVID-19 cases were reported in the state on Wednesday, with the maximum of 10 cases being from Jaipur.

Two cases each were reported from Alwar, Jodhpur and Nagaur, and one each from Ajmer, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Sikar and Udaipur.

With this, the number of active cases has increased to 203. So far, a total of 9,54,806 people have tested Covid positive in the state. The death toll stands at 8,955 and the count of recoveries is at 9,45,648.

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Murder plot, Christmas favorites: Waco stages bring variety of holiday plays | Arts & Theatre

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Braziel, who co-founded the theater troupe with Collin Selman, serves as the production’s stage manager with Luann Jennings as its director. Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Dec. 10-11, and 2 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 12, at Jubilee Theatre, 1319 N. 15th St. In keeping with another Silent House mission, the Friday night performances will be translated into sign language. Tickets are $15 and available through Silent House’s website, silenthousetheatre.com.

Waco Civic Theatre starts its holiday lineup on Thursday with its production of Barbara Robinson’s “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” in a four-performance run directed by Tredessa Thomas.

The show, which concerns a church’s Nativity pageant that unwinds when it includes a rowdy bunch of siblings in its casting, is the first of three holiday shows by the community theater.

After this weekend’s production, the WCT will stage “A Little House Christmas,” directed by Krystal Marshall, and “The Most Wonderful Show of the Year,” written and directed by Melissa Green.

Executive director Eric Shephard said the triple-billed December wasn’t intentional, but developed from an overflow of actors and directors interested in doing something for the holidays after a prolonged pandemic break from the stage. “It’s sort of like, ‘Let’s do all the theater we can manage to do,'” he said. “It’s hard to say no to an opportunity when it arose.”

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Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City Cast & Character Guide – Collider.com

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Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City Cast & Character Guide  Collider.com

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