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A Minnesota elementary school teacher donates kidney to her school’s custodian

Third-grade teacher Erin Durga says chills ran through her body the moment she learned a school custodian needed a kidney donation. She had an unshakable feeling that she would be the match to save him. Durga and school custodian Pat Mertens started working at Kimball Elementary School in Kimball, Minnesota, in the same year, 2011.…MORE

$60,000 reward offered in shooting death of 1-year-old boy in Washington, DC

$60,000 reward offered in shooting death of 1-year-old boy in Washington, DC

Authorities offered reward of up to $60,000 after a 1-year-old was shot and killed in Washington, DC, on Wednesday night, according to police. The boy, Carmelo Duncan, was in a car when he was shot multiple times, police said. Preliminary information indicates that a man was driving the car, and there may have been another…MORE

Kentucky board denies request from Breonna Taylor’s family for special prosecutor

Kentucky board denies request from Breonna Taylor’s family for special prosecutor

The Kentucky Prosecutors Advisory Council declined to appoint a special prosecutor in the case of Breonna Taylor’s March death in a botched police raid, according to a report by CNN affiliate WDRB. Taylor’s mother, Tamika Palmer, had requested a special prosecutor to present the case before a grand jury, saying the state attorney general’s handling…MORE

Nearly 6 million people to be under stay-at-home order in San Francisco Bay Area

Nearly 6 million people to be under stay-at-home order in San Francisco Bay Area

Six San Francisco Bay Area governments issued a stay-at-home order Friday ahead of California’s statewide mandate, restricting activities in a drastic effort to reduce the spread of Covid-19 as hospitals cope with a surge of patients. The order applies to the Northern California counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin and Santa Clara, the combined city…MORE

Pharrell Williams launches nonprofit to help Black and Latino start-ups

Pharrell Williams launches nonprofit to help Black and Latino start-ups

Pharrell Williams is not only a Grammy award-winning artist and producer, but he is also quite the entrepreneur. And this week he announced an initiative to help Black and Latino start-up founders achieve their dreams. You might recall that back in August, he and Jay-Z released the song “Entrepreneur,” which opens with him whispering the…MORE

This 6-year-old girl is helping the homeless with care packages

This 6-year-old girl is helping the homeless with care packages

Most kids want toys or candy for their birthdays, but 6-year-old Bethany Moultry’s wish was to help more people. Months before the pandemic struck, Bethany and her mother, Colleen Moultry, were running errands when they saw a homeless person holding up a sign asking for help. “I wanted to crack open my piggy bank and…MORE

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