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A Washington state sheriff is facing criminal charges after incident with Black newspaper delivery driver
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A Washington state sheriff is facing criminal charges after incident with Black newspaper delivery driver

A Washington state sheriff who allegedly tailed a Black man delivering newspapers falsely accused the man of threatening his life, summoning dozens of officers to the scene to apprehend him, prosecutors said Tuesday. Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer was charged with one count of false reporting and one count of making a false or misleading…MORE

ACLU sues Oklahoma over law prohibiting critical race theory topics from being taught in schools
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ACLU sues Oklahoma over law prohibiting critical race theory topics from being taught in schools

A group of students and educators has filed a complaint challenging an Oklahoma law that restricts teaching about race and gender, in what the American Civil Liberties Union calls the first federal lawsuit to challenge such a statewide ban. The suit — backed by the ACLU, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the…MORE

They take an oath to do no harm, but these doctors are spreading misinformation about the Covid vaccine
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They take an oath to do no harm, but these doctors are spreading misinformation about the Covid vaccine

She was a frequent guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show — an Ivy League-educated OB-GYN who often spoke about women’s health and holistic medicine. She was a media darling, and in 2013 made Reader’s Digest’s annual list of 100 most trusted people in America. If you go to Dr. Christiane Northrup’s Facebook page, her posts…MORE

Broward County reaches $25 million settlement with victims of Parkland massacre, attorney says
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Broward County reaches $25 million settlement with victims of Parkland massacre, attorney says

A $25 million settlement has been reached between the Broward County School Board and 52 victims of the February 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in South Florida, according to an attorney for some of the victims. Attorney David Brill said the settlement of the lawsuit includes all of the families of the…MORE

More than a quarter of LAPD and LAFD’s sworn workforce remain unvaccinated ahead of city’s vaccine deadline
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More than a quarter of LAPD and LAFD’s sworn workforce remain unvaccinated ahead of city’s vaccine deadline

More than a quarter of the Los Angeles Police Department’s and Los Angeles Fire Department’s sworn members remain unvaccinated ahead of the city’s Wednesday deadline for municipal workers to be vaccinated against Covid-19. According to LAPD data, 33.7% of the department’s sworn officers have not yet been vaccinated. About 26% of LAFD’s sworn members have…MORE

Jamal Sutherland’s family calls for criminal charges against detention center officers involved in his death

Jamal Sutherland’s family calls for criminal charges against detention center officers involved in his death

The family of Jamal Sutherland and their attorney are calling for criminal charges to be brought against the former detention officers they say are responsible for his death. Sutherland died while in custody on January 5, 2021, at the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center in North Charleston, South Carolina. Footage released in May by the…MORE

Parents and teachers voice concern at Texas school board meeting after Holocaust remark

Parents and teachers voice concern at Texas school board meeting after Holocaust remark

Parents and teachers spoke out at the first school board meeting after a North Texas administrator told teachers if they have books about the Holocaust in their classroom libraries, they also need to include books with “opposing” views of the Holocaust. Carroll ISD in Southlake, Texas, addressed last week’s controversy when a school administrator tried…MORE

University of Kentucky student dies after being found unresponsive at fraternity, university police say
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University of Kentucky student dies after being found unresponsive at fraternity, university police say

University of Kentucky Police is investigating the death of a student who was found unresponsive at a fraternity Monday, according to a statement from UK Police Chief Joe Monroe. University police were dispatched “at approximately 6:22 p.m. Monday evening regarding reports of an unresponsive student,” said Monroe. Attempts to revive the male student “were unsuccessful…MORE

More than 20 people safely escape after plane crashes outside Houston

More than 20 people safely escape after plane crashes outside Houston

No major injuries were reported when a Boston-bound plane carrying more than 20 people struck a fence and erupted in flames while taking off at Houston Executive Airport on Tuesday morning, officials said. All passengers and crew managed to leave the plane safely — two with minor injuries — before firefighters extinguished the flames engulfing…MORE

Alex Murdaugh denied bond over allegations of misappropriated funds
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Alex Murdaugh denied bond over allegations of misappropriated funds

Alex Murdaugh, the embattled attorney accused of misappropriating millions of dollars in funds meant for the family of his longtime housekeeper, was denied bond and ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation on Tuesday, a South Carolina judge ruled. “There is no way this court can set a bond at this time,” Judge Clifton Newman said.…MORE

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