Vanessa Romo

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Openly LGBTQ Olympians Would Rank 14th In Medal Wins If They Were A Country

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Ten years ago there were only about two dozen openly LGBTQ Olympians competing in the games. Today, there are more than 160.

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Democracy Is Teetering In Tunisia, The Country Where The Arab Spring Began

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

President Kais Saied plunged the country into uncertainty after shutting down parliament and firing the prime minister as well as the country's defense and justice ministers.

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The Search for Victims Comes To An End At The Florida Condo Collapse Site

Friday, July 23, 2021

Officials had vowed to continue the search for people among roughly 11 tons of rubble that remained until all missing persons had been recovered. Now firefighters have finished their search.

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The IRS Won't Be Calling, Emailing Or Texting. Don't Fall For Child Tax Credit Scams

Thursday, July 22, 2021

"Be alert to criminals who ask you, by phone, email, text – or even on social media, to verify your information," the IRS cautions.

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Striking To End 'Suicide Shifts,' Frito-Lay Workers Ask People To Drop The Doritos

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

As employees enter a new round of negotiations, they are calling for the public to resist the urge to indulge in Doritos and Cheetos until a new deal that includes less forced overtime is reached.

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The Biden Administration Vows To Appeal A Federal Ruling Deeming DACA Unlawful

Friday, July 16, 2021

One day after a federal district judge in Texas ruled against the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, President Biden said the Department of Justice intends to appeal the decision.

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Jury Finds Capital Gazette Gunman Responsible And Rejects His Mental Illness Plea

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Jarrod Ramos, who carried out the attack on the Capital Gazette, admitted to five murders. On Thursday, a jury found he understood what he was doing.

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Rents Are Out Of Reach For Most Americans Earning Minimum Wage, A Study Says

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Workers simply don't earn enough money to keep up with skyrocketing rental rates across the country, the National Low Income Housing Coalition found in its latest Out of Reach report.

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A Popular YouTuber Is Detained By Cuban Police On Live TV In A Roundup Of Critics

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

"I hold the government responsible for anything that may happen to me," Dina Stars said before abruptly ending an interview. Human rights groups say some 148 people have been detained since Sunday.

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Boy Scouts Of America Reaches Historic Settlement With Sexual Abuse Survivors

Thursday, July 01, 2021

"This initial settlement of $850 million is the largest settlement of sexual abuse claims in United States history," Ken Rothweiler, who represents more than 16,000 men in the settlement said.

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Officials Call For More Federal Help In Champlain Towers Search-And-Rescue Mission

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Thunder and lightning storms interfere with searchers as they claw through debris in search of survivors. State officials say an extra federal team would help them deal with inclement weather.

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Official Who Said Champlain Towers Was Sound Is On A Leave Of Absence

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Rosendo Prieto assured residents of the Surfside, Fla., condominium that it was in "very good shape," two years before the 12-story building collapsed. He most recently worked with the city of Doral.

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Yellow Crazy Ants, An Enemy To Seabirds, Have Been Wiped Out On A Remote Atoll

Friday, June 25, 2021

Crazy Ant Strike Teams wiped out the nonnative invasive insect which had been threatening ground-nesting seabirds on the atoll since at least 2010.

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Dozens Of People Are Missing After A 12-Story Florida Condo Partly Collapsed

Thursday, June 24, 2021

At least one person has died. Authorities said rescuers helped evacuate at least 35 people who were trapped inside the building near Miami.

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Defense Secretary Will Back A Seismic Shift In Prosecuting Military Sex Assault Cases

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Lloyd Austin endorses removing the prosecution of sexual assaults and related crimes from the military chain of command, but Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says the recommendation doesn't go far enough.

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American Airlines Passengers Could Be In For A Summer Of Delays And Cancellations

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

The ripple effects of decisions made throughout the pandemic could mean disruptions for thousands of passengers throughout the busy summer travel season.

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Carl Nassib Is The First Active NFL Player To Come Out As Gay

Monday, June 21, 2021

"I just want to take a quick moment to say that I'm gay," he said in an Instagram video. "I've been meaning to do this for a while now, but I finally feel comfortable enough to get it off my chest."

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The Couple Who Waved Guns At BLM Protesters Plead Guilty To Misdemeanors

Thursday, June 17, 2021

The wealthy duo's defense lawyer told NPR they "understand that what they did is a violation of Missouri law" but if faced with a similar situation, Mark McCloskey would do it again.

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One Woman's Decades-Long Fight To Make Juneteenth A U.S. Holiday

Thursday, June 17, 2021

"We can all finally celebrate. The whole country together," says Opal Lee, 94, who has been working for years to make Juneteenth a federal holiday.

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A College Grad Honored Her Parents With A Photo Shoot In The Fields Where They Worked

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

"The whole reason I wanted to go back to the fields with my parents is because I wouldn't have the degree and the diploma if it wasn't for them," says Jennifer Rocha, recent graduate of UC San Diego.

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