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Gary Chambers' new pot-smoking campaign ad in Senate race goes viral with old tactics

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Democrat Gary Chambers Jr. is running to unseat Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy. Chambers follows in the footsteps of other politicians who have used attention-grabbing ads to up their name recognition.

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MLK's memory is honored by demonstrators calling for the passage of voting rights bill

Monday, January 17, 2022

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. would. have turned 93 on Jan. 15. He was just 39 when he was assassinated in 1968 in Memphis, Tenn.

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Ex-Chicago cop who killed Laquan McDonald will be released from prison early

Friday, January 14, 2022

Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke will be released from prison on Feb. 3, according to reports.

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Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby denies federal charges over her finances

Friday, January 14, 2022

Mosby reached national prominence in 2015 as the top prosecutor pursuing criminal charges against police officers in the death of Freddie Gray.

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The suspect in the Waukesha parade tragedy faces more than 70 new charges

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Prosecutors in Wisconsin brought the charges against Darrell Brooks, who is accused of killing six people and injuring dozens more when he allegedly drove his car into a Christmas parade in November.

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Many of those who died in the Bronx apartment fire were from West Africa

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

The 17 victims of Sunday's blaze ranged from 2 to 50 years old. The dead included 11 people from Gambia. Many families are now struggling to prepare for their loved ones' funerals.

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Speed skater Erin Jackson lost a chance at gold — until her teammate stepped in

Monday, January 10, 2022

Speed skater Brittany Bowe relinquished her spot on the U.S. Olympic team for the 500 meter speed skating event to give her teammate, Jackson, a shot at gold.

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The key to Nelson Mandela's Robben Island prison cell is returning to South Africa

Friday, January 07, 2022

New York auction house Guernsey's has postponed the sale of some of the South African leader's belongings, including the key to his cell and the shirt he wore when he was released from Robben Island.

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All 3 white men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery are sentenced to life in prison

Friday, January 07, 2022

Travis McMichael, who pulled the trigger, and his father, Greg, have no chance for parole. A federal hate crimes trial remains in a case widely seen as racially motivated.

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The Mid-Atlantic and Northeast are bracing for several more inches of snow

Thursday, January 06, 2022

Heavy snow rolled through Tennessee and Kentucky on Thursday, and was expected to hit several states across the northeast next.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers release Antonio Brown after Sunday's mid-game walkout

Thursday, January 06, 2022

After Sunday's game, Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians told media that Antonio Brown was "no longer a Buc," due to his third-quarter walkout in the team's game against the New York Jets.

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Here's what you should keep in your car and other ways to prepare for winter driving

Wednesday, January 05, 2022

Having an emergency kit filled with first aid supplies, water and snacks is an important first step to keeping safe, and sane, if you find yourself stuck on the road. A well-maintained car helps, too.

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Texas officials put the final death toll from last year's winter storm at 246

Monday, January 03, 2022

The Texas Department of State Health Services adjusted the number of people who died from last February's storm to 246 people — up from July's tally of 210.

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If you're clinging to an old BlackBerry, it will officially stop working on Jan. 4

Monday, January 03, 2022

The company behind the once ubiquitous phones has transitioned to a security software focus and says that starting on Tuesday, its classic devices will no longer reliably function.

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High winds, severe drought, and warm temps led to Colorado's historic wildfire

Friday, December 31, 2021

The Marshall Fire and Middle Fork Fire, which have forced the evacuations of tens of thousands residents, are considered the most destructive wildfires in Colorado history.

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Michigan paid up to $8.5 billion in fraudulent jobless claims during the pandemic

Thursday, December 30, 2021

Other states have reported similar losses. Ohio reported it paid out more than $3.8 billion in fraudulent jobless aid. California has paid out at least $20 billion.

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NFL Hall of Fame coach and iconic sports broadcaster John Madden dies at 85

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

For 10 seasons, John Madden led the Oakland Raiders as head coach. After his retirement, he became a legendary NFL commentator for three decades.

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The nation's capital has the highest COVID risk level in the country

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Washington, D.C., is considered the highest-risk place for COVID infection in the nation. Data shows D.C. had 1,192 new cases per day and 169 cases per 100,000 in the seven-day period ending Monday.

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CDC cuts the recommended isolation and quarantine periods for coronavirus infections

Monday, December 27, 2021

People who test positive need to isolate themselves for 5 days if they don't show symptoms. The change reflects "what we know about the spread of the virus" and vaccine protection, the CDC chief says.

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Former Michigan State officials were cleared in Nassar sexual abuse investigation

Thursday, December 23, 2021

The Michigan Court of Appeals overturned the conviction of the former Michigan State University gymnastics coach and dismissed charges against the school's former president.

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