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A man shot by police after disarming a gunman during a brawl files a civil rights suit

Friday, April 08, 2022

K'aun Green, a college student, took a weapon from a patron at a restaurant who was brandishing it at others inside, a lawsuit says. But police shot Green when they arrived.

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2 men impersonated federal agents to get close to the Secret Service, FBI says

Thursday, April 07, 2022

They have been impersonating federal agents since early 2020, the FBI says. They allegedly offered favors to several Secret Service agents, including one assigned to the first lady's detail.

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Some Kinder chocolates are recalled in the U.S. after a salmonella outbreak in Europe

Thursday, April 07, 2022

Two Kinder products in the U.S. are being recalled due to an outbreak across Europe. The manufacturer has suspended operations at the Belgian plant where the outbreak is believed to have originated.

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Woman wins $10 million after accidentally pushing the wrong button on lottery machine

Thursday, April 07, 2022

LaQuedra Edwards had put $40 into a lottery vending machine at a supermarket in Los Angeles when "some rude person" bumped into her, causing her to buy a different lottery ticket than she intended.

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An anti-abortion group claims it took 115 fetuses from a medical waste truck

Wednesday, April 06, 2022

Washington, D.C., police originally said it found five fetal remains in one of the group member's apartments. Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising now says there were 115 fetuses in total.

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No, Russian cosmonauts were not making a pro-Ukraine statement with their spacesuits

Wednesday, April 06, 2022

Mark Vande Hei, a NASA astronaut who returned to Earth on March 30, said the yellow and blue colors were from the university the Russian cosmonauts attended.

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UNESCO says 53 cultural sites in Ukraine have been damaged since the Russian invasion

Saturday, April 02, 2022

The damaged sites include churches, historic buildings, museums and monuments. A UNESCO spokesperson said they fear more sites will be added to the list, as the group works to verify the destruction.

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A federal judge dismisses a lawsuit that claimed Pop-Tarts aren't strawberry enough

Friday, April 01, 2022

The lawsuit was originally filed in September 2020 by Kelvin Brown, who argued that the strawberry Pop-Tarts box is "misleading" because the pastries also contain apples and pears in their filling.

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The pope apologizes for abuse of Indigenous children in Canada's residential schools

Friday, April 01, 2022

Pope Francis met with Indigenous leaders and survivors of Canada's residential schools this week. He had expressed sorrow in the past on behalf of the church, but this is the first formal apology.

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On Transgender Day of Visibility, White House announces moves to expand trans rights

Thursday, March 31, 2022

The administration's announcement comes as several Republican-led states have passed anti-trans legislation in the last few months, which the White House calls "un-American."

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COVID disparities persist for Black Americans. But there are lessons for the future

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

The Black Coalition Against COVID released a report two years into the pandemic as hospitalization rates for Black people with COVID-19 in the U.S. were the highest they've ever been.

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Physician-assisted death in Oregon is no longer limited to just state residents

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Under a settlement reached in a federal lawsuit this week, terminally ill patients seeking physician-assisted death in Oregon are no longer required to be residents of the state.

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Biden says of Putin: 'For God's sake, this man cannot remain in power'

Saturday, March 26, 2022

President Biden's remark about Russian President Vladimir Putin came in a speech in Warsaw. A White House official later said Biden "was not discussing Putin's power in Russia, or regime change."

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Virginia's law barring mask mandates does not apply to 12 children with disabilities

Friday, March 25, 2022

A federal judge said a new state law violates protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act. But the preliminary injunction only applies to those children whose parents challenged the law.

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Manchin says he will support Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

Friday, March 25, 2022

Manchin says Jackson's "wide array of experiences" in the judicial system provides her with a unique perspective that she'll bring to the court. His support essentially secures her spot on the court.

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Texas attorney general says Austin school Pride Week celebration breaks state law

Friday, March 25, 2022

Austin's school district holds events to celebrate LGBTQIA+ students every year. Attorney General Ken Paxton says, "when it comes to sex education, parents—not school districts—are in charge."

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Uber will list all New York City taxis on its app, giving customers more choices

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Creative Mobile Technologies, which provides the technology systems for New York City taxis, said it will gain access to Uber's customer base. The partnership will launch to the public this summer.

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Native Americans face more barriers in voting. The White House suggests these changes

Thursday, March 24, 2022

The report was commissioned by President Biden in March 2021 as part of an executive order he signed to protect voting rights.

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U.S. officially declares that Russian forces have committed war crimes in Ukraine

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

"Based on information currently available, the U.S. government assesses that members of Russia's forces have committed war crimes in Ukraine," Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.

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Howard University and faculty reach a tentative labor deal, ending strike threat

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

The planned three-day strike was called off early Wednesday after the faculty union and the Washington, D.C., university's administration reached a tentative agreement.

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