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USC is apologizing and awarding honorary degrees to Japanese-American students whose education was disrupted after WWII
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USC is apologizing and awarding honorary degrees to Japanese-American students whose education was disrupted after WWII

The University of Southern California is apologizing and plans to award honorary degrees to dozens of Japanese-American students, who were not able to complete their studies in the 1940s after being sent to internment camps during World War II. USC President Carol Folt is planning to issue the diplomas and deliver the apology at the…MORE

Two Doral police officers injured, suspect killed in shooting outside Miami-Dade police station

Two Doral police officers injured, suspect killed in shooting outside Miami-Dade police station

Two Doral, Florida, police officers were shot and injured Friday morning outside a Miami-Dade Police Department station, police said The suspect was killed “as a result of the gunfire exchange with officers,” Doral Police spokesperson Rey Valdes told CNN. One officer was transported to the hospital in serious but stable condition. The officer was wearing…MORE

The timeline of Brian Laundrie’s disappearance still doesn’t jibe among authorities and his family’s lawyer
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The timeline of Brian Laundrie’s disappearance still doesn’t jibe among authorities and his family’s lawyer

Now that the remains of Brian Laundrie have been positively identified by authorities, there are still lingering questions as to why, how and even when he disappeared in the days after his fiancée, Gabby Petito, was reported missing. His parents, Chris and Roberta Laundrie, may be vital to unraveling the mysteries. But their recollections of…MORE

A 10-year-old girl arrested at school over a drawing was the only student disciplined because she is Black, mom and attorney say
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A 10-year-old girl arrested at school over a drawing was the only student disciplined because she is Black, mom and attorney say

A 10-year-old Black girl who was arrested at a school in Hawaii over a drawing was the only Black student involved in the incident and the only one disciplined, the girl’s family and their attorney said. “It’s hard to believe that they were not treated that way because of their race,” Attorney Mateo Caballero said…MORE

A Virginia museum wants to melt down Charlottesville’s Robert E. Lee statue and transform it into public art
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A Virginia museum wants to melt down Charlottesville’s Robert E. Lee statue and transform it into public art

An African American historical museum in Virginia is throwing its hat in the mix to turn what was once a daunting reminder of the country’s Confederate past and in recent years, violence, into a public display of art. The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center in Charlottesville has submitted an offer to the City Council…MORE

More than 130 Chicago municipal employees file lawsuit challenging vaccine mandates
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More than 130 Chicago municipal employees file lawsuit challenging vaccine mandates

More than 130 Chicago municipal workers filed a lawsuit on Thursday, claiming the city and state’s vaccine mandates are unconstitutional. The workers, mostly from the fire, water and transportation departments, are challenging an executive order by Gov. J.B. Pritzker which requires state employees to be vaccinated for Covid-19. The mandate “far exceeds the power of…MORE

Robert Durst charged with murder of ex-wife last seen 39 years ago
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Robert Durst charged with murder of ex-wife last seen 39 years ago

Convicted killer Robert Durst, who was the subject of the HBO docuseries “The Jinx,” has been charged with the murder of his former wife, according to the Westchester District Attorney’s office. The complaint was filed in Lewisboro Town Court in New York on October 19, district attorney spokeswoman Jess Vecchiarelli said. Kathleen McCormack Durst was…MORE

Texas abortion ban is an early glimpse of what post-Roe America would look like for women
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Texas abortion ban is an early glimpse of what post-Roe America would look like for women

Nicole began her morning with a simple prayer: “Please let my car start today.” She had already gotten the mandatory ultrasound, scrounged up $595 and taken time off work. But at that moment — with her pregnancy at exactly six weeks — getting an abortion in her home state boiled down to her hatchback’s temperamental…MORE

2 dead after a former employee opens fire at a Nebraska grain services facility

2 dead after a former employee opens fire at a Nebraska grain services facility

A man who was fired Thursday from a grain services company in Nebraska returned to the facility later in the day and fatally shot two people and wounded another, police said. Hours after he was terminated from the company, Max Hoskinson, 61, returned to the Agrex Elevator in Superior with a handgun and opened fire,…MORE

A notebook found near Brian Laundrie’s remains could answer some key questions, experts say
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A notebook found near Brian Laundrie’s remains could answer some key questions, experts say

Many questions remain unanswered following the death of Brian Laundrie. But crime experts say the notebook found near his remains in a Florida nature reserve park may shed some light on the circumstances of his disappearance and the violent death of his fiancée Gabby Petito. The FBI confirmed Thursday that the remains found in Carlton…MORE

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