Becky Sullivan

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Defense calls for mistrial as Kyle Rittenhouse takes the stand in his homicide trial

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Rittenhouse described fearing for his life when he shot and killed two protesters last year. His lawyers requested a mistrial after the judge admonished the lead prosecutor during cross-examination.

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The only person who survived being shot by Kyle Rittenhouse takes the stand

Monday, November 08, 2021

Gaige Grosskreutz, who was armed with a pistol on the night of the shooting, testified that his hands were raised when Rittenhouse pointed the rifle at him. He said he believed he "was going to die."

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4 takeaways from the first week of the Kyle Rittenhouse trial

Friday, November 05, 2021

Nearly three hours of testimony came from a video producer for a right-wing news site who filmed Rittenhouse in Kenosha, Wis. Prosecutors also called two men who wanted to "protect" businesses.

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A juror in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial was dismissed for joking about Jacob Blake

Thursday, November 04, 2021

The juror, a retired white man, told a court police officer a joke about the Black man whose shooting by police in 2020 sparked the protests where Rittenhouse killed two and wounded a third.

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Suicide rates fall again — but not for young adults and some people of color

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

Despite lockdowns, historic job losses and COVID-19, new figures from the CDC show that death by suicide dropped for a second straight year in 2020.

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The question of self-defense is key in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial's opening arguments

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

Rittenhouse's lawyers say he was acting in self-defense when he shot and killed two men and wounded a third at a protest in Kenosha, Wis., last August. Prosecutors say he was acting recklessly.

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The strawberry Pop-Tart case is just one of more than 400 lawsuits he has filed

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Attorney Spencer Sheehan has sued over not enough strawberries, little or no actual vanilla and how much lime constitutes "a hint of lime" in chips. Companies often pay to make these lawsuits go away.

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Prosecutors cannot call those shot by Kyle Rittenhouse 'victims.' But 'looters' is OK

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

The defense may also call them "arsonists," the judge ruled. The criminal trial of Rittenhouse, the teenager who shot and killed two protesters in Kenosha, Wis., begins next week.

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The coup in Sudan could threaten U.S. influence in a strategically important region

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

After overthrowing dictator Omar al-Bashir in 2019, Sudan's joint civilian-military transitional government seemed to be stabilizing the nation. Monday's coup took American officials by surprise.

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A Black museum asks to melt Charlottesville's Robert E. Lee statue to create new art

Friday, October 22, 2021

In 2017, debate over Charlottesville's Robert E. Lee statue sparked a violent neo-Nazi rally that left a woman dead. Now, a Black cultural center wants to melt it down and turn it into public art.

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Alec Baldwin is cooperating with police in the prop gun shooting death on 'Rust' set

Friday, October 22, 2021

The actor fired the prop gun that killed a cinematographer during filming of the movie Rust, police said. On Friday, Baldwin expressed "shock and sadness" over the incident.

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Months after the Olympics, Simone Biles says she's 'still scared to do gymnastics'

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Biles shocked the world when she withdrew from events at the Olympics this summer, citing a phenomenon called the "twisties." In an interview Thursday, she says she's still grappling with it.

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Celtics games have been turned off in China after one player's pro-Tibet tweet

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter waded into an especially sensitive subject for the NBA with his comments advocating for a free Tibet, as China is by far the league's largest foreign market.

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Researchers pinpoint when the Vikings came to Canada. It was exactly 1,000 years ago

Thursday, October 21, 2021

It has long been known that the Vikings arrived in the Americas sometime before Christopher Columbus. Now, a new article in the journal Nature concludes the exact year was 1021.

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The owner of three escaped zebras in Maryland has been charged with animal cruelty

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Jerry Holly, the owner of an exotic animals breeding business, has been charged with three counts of animal cruelty, after one of his three escaped zebras was found dead in a snare trap.

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Prosecutors recommend probation for Breonna Taylor's ex-boyfriend

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

The police raid that killed Taylor was part of an investigation into Jamarcus Glover's drug dealing. Prosecutors, who once sought 10 years and an implication of Taylor, are now recommending probation.

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Taliban will allow a national polio vaccination campaign in Afghanistan, says WHO

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Since 2018, the militant group has blocked such efforts, leaving millions of children unprotected. The World Health Organization reports that the Taliban is now reversing that stance.

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Complaints about spam texts were up 146% last year. Now, the FCC wants to take action

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Even as the federal government has cracked down on robocalls, more than 47 billion spam texts have been sent so far in 2021, one company found, costing Americans millions.

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Police officers and unions put up a fight against vaccine mandates for public workers

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

More than 20 states and many major cities have mandated vaccines for public employees, but police unions are pushing back, warning of staffing shortages amid a nationwide uptick in violent crime.

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The U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of officers accused of excessive force

Monday, October 18, 2021

Advocates have called for the court or Congress to reform the qualified immunity doctrine, the controversial legal defense that protects police from liability when accused of misconduct.

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