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This football coach disarmed a student with a gun. Then he hugged him

This football coach disarmed a student with a gun. Then he hugged him

A high school football and track coach in Portland, Oregon, was celebrated as a hero earlier this year after he disarmed a student with a shotgun. The student walked into a classroom at Parkrose High School in May, intending to use the firearm to take his own life, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s office said…MORE

Demolition of New Orleans cranes delayed once more. Halloween parade is back on

Demolition of New Orleans cranes delayed once more. Halloween parade is back on

The implosion of two cranes at the Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans, which partially collapsed during construction, has been delayed yet again — at least until Sunday, officials said. Saturday evening’s Krewe of Boo event downtown, the city’s official Halloween parade, had been canceled because of the expected demotion, but now it’s back on.…MORE

State employee claims Delaware discriminates against her over hijab

State employee claims Delaware discriminates against her over hijab

A Delaware woman says she was prevented from wearing a hijab at her state job, according to a discrimination complaint filed by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). Madinah Brown says supervisors have prevented her from working at the Department of Services for Children, Youth, and Their Families because of her head scarf. The complaint…MORE

When a police wellness check becomes a death sentence

When a police wellness check becomes a death sentence

The tweet is blunt: “Dear neighbors (and I mean this in the most sincere way) please don’t ever, EVER call the police to do a welfare check on me. PERIOD.” It’s a sentiment some African Americans are expressing on social media and elsewhere since Atatiana Jefferson, a 28-year-old black woman, was shot and killed last…MORE

PG&E fire-preventing power shutoffs could continue for a decade, CEO says

PG&E fire-preventing power shutoffs could continue for a decade, CEO says

Power outages to prevent fires in Northern California may continue for a decade, the state’s biggest utility said Friday. Utility PG&E chief executive Bill Johnson made the announcement during a California Public Utilities Commission meeting Friday. In a statement issued later, he tried to provide additional clarification. “I didn’t mean to say we’d be doing…MORE

From Ferguson to Fort Worth, the road to police reforms is paved with tragedy

From Ferguson to Fort Worth, the road to police reforms is paved with tragedy

Less than two weeks ago, S. Lee Merritt hailed the murder conviction of a former Dallas police officer who fatally shot her neighbor as a “huge victory” for “black people in America.” Today, the civil rights attorney is representing the family of Atatiana Jefferson, another black Texan gunned down at home by a white police…MORE

Weapons seized from alleged neo-Nazi leader in Washington state

Weapons seized from alleged neo-Nazi leader in Washington state

A man who Seattle Police say is the Washington cell leader of a neo-Nazi group isn’t allowed to own any guns for one year, according to a court order. An Extreme Risk Protection Order filed on October 8 found Kaleb James Cole posed an imminent threat of harm to others. He has not been charged…MORE