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Jury to hear opening statements in trial over whether Charlottesville Unite the Right rally was intended to spur violence
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Jury to hear opening statements in trial over whether Charlottesville Unite the Right rally was intended to spur violence

Opening statements are set to begin Thursday in the civil lawsuit filed against organizers of the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia — four years after one person died and dozens were injured in the chaos that ensued as White nationalists, White supremacists and counterprotesters clashed. The violence surrounded a rally to protest…MORE

5 things to know for October 28: Biden, Congress, Covid-19, China, UK-France

5 things to know for October 28: Biden, Congress, Covid-19, China, UK-France

A powerful nor’easter has battered parts of New England and the East Coast, leaving hundreds of thousands without power. Unfortunately, the danger isn’t over yet. Here’s what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your…MORE

Family of 8-year-old girl fatally shot by police outside a suburban Philadelphia football stadium files lawsuit

Family of 8-year-old girl fatally shot by police outside a suburban Philadelphia football stadium files lawsuit

The family of an 8-year-old girl who was fatally shot by police officers outside a suburban Philadelphia high school football game in August filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday, alleging the officers willfully and maliciously caused her death and injured her sister. The mother and siblings of Fanta Bility are suing the borough of Sharon…MORE

Nearly 1,000 of Florida’s beloved manatees have died this year as toxic algae blooms choke off their food source
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Nearly 1,000 of Florida’s beloved manatees have died this year as toxic algae blooms choke off their food source

Nearly 1,000 of Florida’s beloved manatees have died since the beginning of this year, mostly due to starvation, wildlife officials said. The 984 manatee deaths recorded so far his year more than doubles last year’s total of 483 deaths, according to mortality statistics provided by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Most mortalities…MORE

3 Florida teens will be charged as adults in death of high school classmate who was fatally stabbed and hidden in bushes
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3 Florida teens will be charged as adults in death of high school classmate who was fatally stabbed and hidden in bushes

Three teenagers from Miramar, Florida, will be charged as adults in the death of a fellow high school student who police say was found badly beaten, stabbed, and hidden in some bushes in his apartment complex. The Broward County State Attorney’s Office said Tuesday it will charge the suspects — a boy and two girls…MORE

A White hospital executive says he was fired and replaced by 2 women as part of a diversity push. He sued and was just awarded $10 million
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A White hospital executive says he was fired and replaced by 2 women as part of a diversity push. He sued and was just awarded $10 million

A White man has been awarded a $10 million payout in a wrongful termination lawsuit filed against his former employer, which he said fired him and replaced him with a White woman and a Black woman as part of a push for diversity, according to court documents. Plaintiff David Duvall was hired as senior vice…MORE

New York fire and police departments are scrambling to cover staff shortages when vaccine mandate takes effect

New York fire and police departments are scrambling to cover staff shortages when vaccine mandate takes effect

With New York City’s vaccine mandate for employees set to go into effect this week, officials at the fire and police departments are scrambling to deal with potential staff shortages. As of Wednesday, about 65% of city firefighters and 75% of police officers had received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, officials said.…MORE

California school safety officer charged with murder after shooting 18-year-old woman
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California school safety officer charged with murder after shooting 18-year-old woman

A California school safety officer has been charged with murder after fatally shooting an 18-year-old woman as she tried to flee a physical altercation, Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon said Wednesday. Eddie Gonzalez, 51, is currently in custody at the Long Beach jail, according to a Long Beach police spokesperson. His bail is…MORE

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Vols Come Up Short Against Rebels

Vols Come Up Short Against Rebels

No. 13/14 Ole Miss Survives Vols’ Upset Bid, 31-26 via UTSports.com Game Recap: Football | October 17, 2021 Next Game Sat, Oct 23/ 7 p.m. Tuscaloosa, AL Football vs Alabama KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee pushed No. 13/14 Ole Miss to the brink, coming up just short on a last-gasp drive and falling, 31-26, in front of an impassioned…

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