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NCAA Says College Basketball Season Can Start The Day Before Thanksgiving

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

The NCAA Division I Council voted to push the start date back two weeks from Nov. 10, saying most of its schools will have ended in-person classes for the fall semester by then, reducing exposures.

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Omaha Grand Jury Indicts Bar Owner Over Fatal Shooting Of Black Protester In May

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Jake Gardner faces four charges, including manslaughter. While local officials initially ruled he had acted in self-defense, a special prosecutor said on Tuesday that new evidence suggested otherwise.

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Sally Drops 'Incredible Rainfall Totals' On Alabama And Florida

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Isolated areas in the storm's path could see nearly 3 feet of rain. Forecasters say the flooding will be "historic" and will affect areas far inland. One death was reported in Alabama on Wednesday.

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Whistleblower Alleges 'Medical Neglect,' Questionable Hysterectomies Of ICE Detainees

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Democratic lawmakers and immigration advocacy groups are calling for the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general to investigate the claims, centered on conditions at a facility in Georgia.

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Pennsylvania Officials Stand By Pandemic Response After Judge Rules Against Orders

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

The governor and health secretary want residents to guard against the virus as a federal judge calls stay-at-home and business closure orders — since lifted — unconstitutional.

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Daniel Prude Death: Rochester, N.Y., Mayor Fires Police Chief, Seeks Federal Inquiries

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Mayor Lovely Warren fired the police chief, suspended two city officials and called for federal investigations into the city's handling of Daniel Prude's arrest in March and the events that followed.

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Hurricane Sally Is Bringing 'History-Making' Rains To Gulf Coast, Forecasters Say

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Many communities in Sally's path will be drenched by 10 to 20 inches of rain, with some areas possibly seeing up to 30 inches. The storm made landfall Wednesday morning in Alabama.

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Court Rules Government Can End Humanitarian Protections For Some 300,000 Immigrants

Monday, September 14, 2020

Critics say ending temporary protected status for people from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua and Sudan will devastate families and communities, especially during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Connecticut Police Chief Faces Fraud Charges On Allegations He Rigged His Own Hiring

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Federal authorities arrested the police chief and city personnel director of Bridgeport, Conn., on Thursday, alleging the two rigged the examination process that led to the chief's hiring in 2018.

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New York City Public Transit Riders Who Don't Mask Up Will Face Fines Starting Monday

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Riders are already required to wear face coverings on subways, buses and railroads. Officials hope the new penalty will improve compliance and bring hesitant would-be passengers back on board.

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At Least 14 People Killed In West Coast Wildfires; Some 500,000 Evacuated In Oregon

Thursday, September 10, 2020

"This could be the greatest loss of human lives and property due to wildfires in our state's history," Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said. Fires are burning more than 900,000 acres across the state.

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Los Angeles County Issues Guidance Discouraging Trick Or Treating This Halloween

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

As fall approaches and the pandemic continues, health officials in California's most populous county are prohibiting many of the usual Halloween gatherings and recommending against trick or treating.

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New York City To Resume Indoor Dining, With Restrictions, Later This Month

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

After being delayed in July, reopening is set for Sept. 30, with capacity of only 25%. Patrons must wear masks except while seated and provide information for contact tracing.

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'I Heard Popping And Houses Blowing Up': Deadly Wildfires Rage On West Coast

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

The 2020 fire season is off to a staggering start, far outpacing last year. Thousands of people along the West Coast are under evacuation orders. Three deaths were confirmed on Wednesday.

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13-Year-Old Boy With Autism Disorder Shot By Salt Lake City Police

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

The boy's mother says she called 911 to get help for her son, who was experiencing a mental health crisis. She says she told officers he was unarmed. No weapon was found.

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New Diversity Standards For Best Picture Oscar Nominees, Starting In 2024

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

The new Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences requirements are part of a larger effort to promote inclusion in an industry that has faced criticism for its lack of diversity.

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3 Firefighters Hospitalized With Injuries From Battling Wildfire In California

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

The U.S. Forest Service said 14 firefighters, overrun by the blaze in Los Padres National Forest, used portable fire shelters. Three were airlifted to a hospital, where one is in critical condition.

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Rochester, N.Y., Police Chief La'Ron Singletary Resigns

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

"The entire Rochester Police Department command staff has announced their retirement," Mayor Lovely A. Warren said Tuesday.

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Dictionary.com's Largest Update (Re)defines Thousands Of Words, Focusing On Identity

Thursday, September 03, 2020

The digital dictionary updated some 15,000 entries, including adding 650 entirely new words from popular culture. Many of the revisions deal with topics related to identity, like race and gender.

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Rochester, N.Y., Mayor Suspends Officers Over Asphyxiation Death Of Daniel Prude

Thursday, September 03, 2020

Daniel Prude was arrested in March after behaving erratically on a city street. Officers placed a protective hood over his head, and Prude ultimately stopped breathing. He died a week later.

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