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Maria Taylor Is Leaving ESPN After A Colleague's Remarks About Race Went Public

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

The sports network announced Wednesday that it was unable to reach agreement on a contract extension for Taylor. Her final appearance for the network was Tuesday night's NBA Finals telecast.

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Why There Are Few Openly Gay Athletes In Men's Professional Sports

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Two athletes recently coming out has highlighted the dearth of openly gay players in the world of U.S. men's professional sports, often dubbed "the last closet" for its lack of LGBTQ representation.

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Luke Prokop Comes Out As Gay And Makes NHL History

Monday, July 19, 2021

The 19-year-old prospect for the Nashville Predators is the first NHL player, active or retired, to come out. "Living my authentic life will allow me to bring my whole self to the rink," Prokop said.

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One Of The Deadliest U.S. Accidental Structural Collapses Happened 40 Years Ago Today

Saturday, July 17, 2021

The condo building failure in Surfside, Fla., is reminiscent of the July 17, 1981, collapse of two elevated walkways at the Kansas City, Mo., Hyatt Regency that killed 114 people and injured over 200.

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U.S. Consumer Agency Sues Amazon To Force A Recall Of Potentially Hazardous Products

Thursday, July 15, 2021

The Consumer Product Safety Commission said the giant online retailer had to accept responsibility for the potentially unsafe products listed on its platform and recall them.

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Baseballs, Rings, Wine Bottles: How Crews Handle Property Found At Fla. Collapse Site

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Crews continue to find the bodies of those who died during a recent condo collapse. There is another objective for those sifting through the rubble: collecting the property of the victims.

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Rescue And Recovery Teams At Florida Condo Collapse Navigate Stress Of The Tragedy

Sunday, July 11, 2021

In Surfside, Fla., rescue and recovery crews are among those struggling with tremendous grief over the condo building's collapse. Some who do such work repeatedly have found ways to cope.

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The Latest From The Recovery Effort At The Surfside, Fla., Condo Collapse

Saturday, July 10, 2021

We'll have the latest on the collapse of the condo building in Surfside, Florida, where the rescue mission has ended and crews are now focusing on recovering bodies in piles of concrete.

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Haiti's President Jovenel Moïse Is Assassinated, Shocking The Unstable Nation

Wednesday, July 07, 2021

Acting Prime Minister Claude Joseph said a group of people attacked the president's private residence and killed him, calling it an "odious, barbaric" act.

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Florida Condo Deaths Climb To 36 As Officials Try To Pinpoint The Number Of Missing

Tuesday, July 06, 2021

Some 109 people were unaccounted for, though local officials said they had only been able to confirm that about 70 of those people were in the building at the time of the collapse.

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U.S. Sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson Is Suspended After A Positive Marijuana Test

Friday, July 02, 2021

Richardson has accepted a one-month suspension after testing positive for THC, the main psychoactive component of marijuana.

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The 'Human Error' That's Snarling The New York City Mayor's Race

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

City officials admitted they failed to remove 135,000 test ballots from the election management system before starting to count the real votes from Election Day and early voting, skewing the results.

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Bill Cosby Is Released From Prison After Court Overturns Sexual Assault Conviction

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that Cosby's due process rights were violated when he was charged for a 2004 assault after prosecutors told him they wouldn't bring criminal charges against him.

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What Led To The Florida Condo Collapse? Here's What We Know So Far

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

As one of the largest U.S. rescue operations in recent memory continues, those who escaped the tower or lost loved ones want to know how the 12-story structure could have failed so suddenly.

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Satellite Images Show The Devastation Wrought By The Florida Building Collapse

Saturday, June 26, 2021

The partial collapse of the Champlain Towers South condo building in Surfside, Fla., killed at least four people and left another 159 unaccounted for.

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Minnesota AG Keith Ellison Calls Chauvin Sentence A Moment Of Real Accountability

Friday, June 25, 2021

Ellison said the 270-month sentence was one of the longest prison terms ever issued to a former police officer for the unlawful use of deadly force.

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Derek Chauvin Gives A Brief, Cryptic Statement During The Sentencing Hearing

Friday, June 25, 2021

The former Minneapolis police officer gave his condolences to George Floyd's family. He also said, without explanation, there would be "some other information in the future that would be of interest."

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George Floyd's Brother Philonise Said His Family Was Given A Life Sentence

Friday, June 25, 2021

"For an entire year, I had to relive George being tortured to death every hour of the day," Philonise Floyd said during his victim impact statement in court.

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Miami-Dade Authorities Publicly Identify 1st Victim Of The Condo Tower Collapse

Friday, June 25, 2021

Stacie Fang, 54, died at the hospital from blunt force injuries due to the building collapse, the medical examiner's office told NPR. At least four people died due to the collapse.

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Since 9/11, Military Suicides Are 4 Times Higher Than Deaths In War Operations

Thursday, June 24, 2021

The new data highlights the divide between the dangers posed by war and the persistent mental health crisis in not only the military but the country at large.

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