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Man who allegedly threatened Olympian charged with hate crime for attacking Asian couple
A homeless man has been charged with a hate crime for attacking an elderly Asian couple at a California park — and is also being investigated for allegedly threatening a Japanese-American Olympian, prosecutors and police said. Michael Orlando Vivona, a 26-year-old transient believed to be living out of his car, was arrested Sunday on hate...
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Earth Day almost had a totally different name
Earth Day was almost dead in the water before it started, thanks to the laughably bad name organizers originally had in mind for the annual event. A bi-partisan pair of lawmakers spearheaded the national campaign to raise awareness of the growing environmental movement in 1970, however their branding talents failed to live up to their...
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Deshaun Watson, accusers claim one another are destroying evidence
Six women walked into a courtroom Thursday accompanied by the legal team that has filed civil suit against Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson for sexual misconduct on the behalf of 22 plaintiffs.
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North Carolina boy, 7, shot and killed in possible road rage incident
A 7-year-old boy riding in his mother's car with his younger siblings was shot and killed Wednesday night in a possible road rage incident.
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Tim Scott to offer GOP response to Biden’s joint session address to Congress
Sen. Tim Scott was tapped to offer the Republican response to President Biden’s first address to a joint session of Congress, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced on Thursday. Scott, of South Carolina, the only black Republican in the upper chamber, has been seen as a rising star...
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Ma’Khia Bryant’s TikTok videos show she was just a kid, users say
TikTok videos posted by the 16-year-old Ohio girl who was killed by police while wielding a knife this week are a heartbreaking reminder that she was just a child, social media users said Thursday.
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Sen. Hawley lone ‘no’ vote on anti-Asian hate crimes bill
The US Senate passed a bill aimed at tracking anti-Asian hate crimes by an overwhelming majority of 94-1 -- with Sen. Josh Hawley the lone "no" vote.
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UK killer waves at cops from motorbike during fatal 161-mph chase
An alleged UK murderer was seen waving to cops during a deadly high speed police chase.
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Iran reportedly used drone to take close-up images of US aircraft carrier in Persian Gulf
Iran flew a drone over a US aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf, capturing detailed footage of fighter jets aligned on the deck.
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O.J. Simpson bashes LeBron James for Ohio cop tweet
O.J. Simpson has gone from jailbird to law-and-order crusader. The famous ex-con took a pro-cop stance Thursday when he backed an Ohio officer who fatally shot a knife-wielding teen and ripped into NBA star LeBron James for a tweet that named and shamed the lawman. “The police guy had no choice, he responded,” said the...
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‘Hero’ rail worker in India saves boy from oncoming train, video shows
A worker at a train station in India risked his life to save a young boy who fell onto the tracks — pulling the child and himself to safety just seconds before the train arrived at the station, intense video shows. India’s Ministry of Railways released footage showing Mayur Shelke springing into action upon seeing...
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CDC ‘looking’ into whether masks are necessary outside
The CDC is looking into whether people should continue to wear masks outdoors to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the agency's boss said Thursday.
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Marjorie Taylor Greene says AOC has agreed to Green New Deal debate
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene claims Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has agreed to debate her on the economic policy behind the Green New Deal. Greene (R-Ga.) made the announcement on Twitter Wednesday, posting a photo of her speaking to Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on the House floor with the message, “I’m glad I ran into you today @AOC to...
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GOP offers $586B counter to Biden infrastructure plan
Senate Republicans unveiled their counterproposal to President Biden’s $2.5 trillion infrastructure plan on Thursday, offering a narrower alternative to the broad, mammoth plan offered. The framework — spearheaded by  Sens. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), and John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) — would total $568 billion, and excludes provisions laid...
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UK lawmakers pass motion saying China committing genocide
LONDON — British lawmakers on Thursday approved a parliamentary motion declaring that China’s policies against its Uyghur minority population in the far western Xinjiang region amounted to genocide and crimes against humanity. The motion is non-binding and does not compel the British government to act. But it is another move signaling the growing outcry among...
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Mars Ingenuity helicopter makes even riskier flight over red planet
The Mars Ingenuity helicopter has completed its second historic flight, NASA said Thursday morning — after making history earlier this week with the first controlled flight on another planet. “#MarsHelicopter Flight #2 is in the books!” NASA reported via Twitter. Agency scientists have said they want to push Ingenuity to its limits after its first...
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Australian dad jumps off dam with infant daughter in shocking murder-suicide
An Australian dad jumped off a 118-foot structure called the “Whispering Wall” while clutching his 9-month-old daughter in a shocking murder-suicide. Police in South Australia responded to the acoustic retaining wall at the Barossa Reservoir in Williamstown at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday after witnesses reported a man and an infant in a carrier going over the...
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Daunte Wright remembered as a ‘jokester’ and family man at emotional funeral
Emotion was high at the church Thursday afternoon, where about 1,000 mourners — some in tears and many in red, Wright's favorite color — gathered in hopes of getting inside.
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China underreporting severity of air pollution levels, new study suggests
Air pollution data in China may have been manipulated by local officials, according to a new study conducted by Harvard and Boston University researchers. The analysis, published Wednesday, found statistically significant differences between data from monitoring stations run by local Chinese officials in five cities – Beijing, Shenyang, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu – and readings collected by US embassies. Harvard University’s Jesse...
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Instagram star cat dies from injuries after boy trips on leash
Ponzu, a gray tabby with more than 33,000 followers, had been walking with his owners when they encountered the child in McCarren Park near Greenpoint, cops said.
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Lawmakers told Russia likely behind ‘directed-energy’ attacks on US troops
The Pentagon has briefed top lawmakers on suspected “directed-energy” attacks against US troops, potentially by Russia, according to a report. At least two groups of lawmakers with the necessary security clearances have been briefed by Defense Department officials this year on the incidents being probed, Politico reported Wednesday. The briefings were given to lawmakers both...
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Kamala Harris says migrants need ‘sense of hope that help is on the way’
Vice President Kamala Harris on Thursday said that Central Americans need “a sense of hope that help is on the way” to deter migration to the overwhelmed US-Mexico border. Harris was named last month as leader of the Biden administration’s response to a historic surge of migrants illegally crossing the border, but has not paid...
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J&J COVID vaccine could be available again as soon as this weekend
The CDC and the FDA recommended a temporary halt on the one-dose jab after six women out of about 7.5 million people reported serious blood clots after they were inoculated.
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Bodycam footage shows California deputy shoot knife-wielding man
A California sheriff's deputy fatally shot a knife-wielding man who told him to "kill me" as he approached with the weapon, video released this week shows.
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House approves making Washington, DC, a state
The House on Thursday voted to make Washington, DC, the nation’s 51st state — a move that, if approved by the Senate, would hand Democrats two new senators. The 216-208 vote along party lines would make DC a state while preserving the land around the White House, US Capitol and National Mall as a federal district....
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Sign at George Floyd Square gives list of special orders for white visitors
The square where George Floyd was murdered by ex-Minnesota cop Derek Chauvin now has a sign with special rules for white people.
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White North Carolina official fired for refusing to use black woman’s doctoral title
Tony Collins, a member of the Greensboro Zoning Commission, was removed by the City Council this week after a tense exchange involving a professor.
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More charges filed against alleged King Soopers gunman Ahmad Alissa
The charging document lists 19 new victims — including 11 law enforcement officers — that Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa is accused of trying to kill when he opened fire at the grocery chain on March 22.
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Some Republicans say they don’t want to attend Biden’s first address to Congress
President Biden will deliver his first address to Congress as commander-in-chief next week, and a growing number of Republicans appear ready to miss it.
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Syrian missile lands near Israel’s top-secret nuclear reactor
Early reports from across Israel cited a loud explosion that the IDF later confirmed was the result of a Patriot defense system battery responding to the missile.
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