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California oil spill that shut down beaches was about 25,000 gallons, well below earlier estimate
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California oil spill that shut down beaches was about 25,000 gallons, well below earlier estimate

When crude oil leaked into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Southern California earlier this month, the amount spilled was about 25,000 gallons, officials said Friday. “We have a high degree of confidence that the spill amount is approximately 588 barrels of oil,” US Coast Guard spokesperson Amy Stork said. “This is consistent with…MORE

Man injured in Kenosha protests shooting sues city, county and law enforcement officers

Man injured in Kenosha protests shooting sues city, county and law enforcement officers

Gaige Grosskreutz, the sole survivor of the Kenosha protests shootings, is suing the City of Kenosha, Kenosha County and many of its officers, alleging “Kenosha law enforcement officers and white nationalist militia persons discussed and coordinated strategy” that led to the shooting that injured him and killed two others. “It was not a mistake that…MORE

Alex Murdaugh waives his extradition hearing in Florida, will return to South Carolina to face charges
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Alex Murdaugh waives his extradition hearing in Florida, will return to South Carolina to face charges

Alex Murdaugh waived an extradition hearing in Florida on Friday, according to the Orange County Corrections office, and is expected to return to South Carolina to face charges related to the misappropriation of settlement funds in connection with the 2018 death of his family’s longtime housekeeper. The waiver of extradition, provided by Orange County Corrections,…MORE

Nikolas Cruz intends to plead guilty to Parkland shooting charges, his lawyer says
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Nikolas Cruz intends to plead guilty to Parkland shooting charges, his lawyer says

Nikolas Cruz intends to plead guilty to charges stemming from the February 2018 massacre at South Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School — the deadliest high school shooting in US history — his attorney said Friday in court. The plea would come more than three and a half years after the Valentine’s Day shooting in…MORE

Meet the 63-year-old college athlete with a killer golf swing
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Meet the 63-year-old college athlete with a killer golf swing

Debbie Blount is, for the most part, your average college undergrad, trying to make it through the semester amid piles of homework and a packed after-school schedule. She enjoys her history classes but struggles with statistics, a subject she calls the “bane of [her] existence.” She just declared a major — interdisciplinary studies — and…MORE

Officer killed on new beat considered career change but decided, ‘I love what I’m doing,’ his father said
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Officer killed on new beat considered career change but decided, ‘I love what I’m doing,’ his father said

Just weeks ago, Dylan Harrison’s father tried to persuade him to leave law enforcement to be an electrician. Instead, Harrison redoubled his commitment to policing. On his first part-time shift with a new agency, Harrison was shot dead last weekend in Middle Georgia. He’d sought the second job to supplement his full-time duties with a…MORE

Texas school administrator told teachers to include Holocaust books with ‘opposing’ views when explaining new state law
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Texas school administrator told teachers to include Holocaust books with ‘opposing’ views when explaining new state law

A school district superintendent in North Texas apologized Thursday night after one of the district’s administrators told teachers that if they have books about the Holocaust in their classroom libraries, then they should also include books that have “opposing” views of the Holocaust. At a training session last week, a school administrator with Carroll ISD…MORE

The World Health Organization honors the late Henrietta Lacks for her contributions to scientific research
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The World Health Organization honors the late Henrietta Lacks for her contributions to scientific research

The World Health Organization on Wednesday honored the late Henrietta Lacks, whose cells have been used for innovative scientific research for decades, with an award in recognition of her contributions to the advancement of medical science. Lacks, a Black woman, was suffering from cervical cancer when she was being treated at the Johns Hopkins Hospital…MORE

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