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Teen in Barnard student murder sentenced to 9 years to life in prison
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Teen in Barnard student murder sentenced to 9 years to life in prison

A teenager who pleaded guilty to murder and robbery charges last month in the death of Barnard College freshman Tessa Majors was sentenced Thursday to nine years to life in prison. Luchiano Lewis, who was 14-years-old at the time of the murder but who was charged as an adult, cried as he spoke in court…MORE

Miami City Commission votes unanimously to terminate Police Chief Acevedo
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Miami City Commission votes unanimously to terminate Police Chief Acevedo

The Miami City Commission on Thursday evening voted unanimously to affirm the suspension of Police Chief Art Acevedo and immediately remove him from his position. Acevedo, who attended the hearing, had been suspended “effective immediately” Monday by City Manager Arthur Noriega until the commission made the judgment to terminate him. The judgment came at the…MORE

They matched on Tinder a year ago. Then his boyfriend gave him a ring — and a gift that changed his life
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They matched on Tinder a year ago. Then his boyfriend gave him a ring — and a gift that changed his life

Reid Alexander is a 24-year-old Colorado man who battled kidney disease before meeting Rafael Diaz, 28, who would become his husband. Here, Alexander recounts their journey as a couple and expresses his thanks to Diaz for changing his life. It’s been a whirlwind year since I first matched with Rafael on Tinder. Within months, I…MORE

Michigan governor signs executive directive to help Benton Harbor residents get access to safe drinking water
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Michigan governor signs executive directive to help Benton Harbor residents get access to safe drinking water

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive directive Thursday designed to help residents of Benton Harbor get access to safe drinking water amid concerns about unsafe levels of lead in its water system. “Every Michigander deserves access to safe drinking water and every community deserves lead-free pipes,” Whitmer, a Democrat, said in the directive. She…MORE

Up to half of Chicago police officers could be put on unpaid leave over vaccine dispute
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Up to half of Chicago police officers could be put on unpaid leave over vaccine dispute

Up to half of Chicago’s rank-and-file police officers could be placed on unpaid leave starting Friday because of a dispute between their union and Mayor Lori Lightfoot over a city requirement for officers to disclose their vaccine status. The dispute in Chicago is emblematic of tension across the country between unions and employers as cities…MORE

Gary Paulsen, author of young adult novel ‘Hatchet,’ dies at age 82
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Gary Paulsen, author of young adult novel ‘Hatchet,’ dies at age 82

Gary Paulsen, the acclaimed young adult author known for his wilderness adventure novels “Hatchet,” “Dogsong,” and “The Winter Room,” died on Wednesday at age 82, according to the publishing company Penguin Random House. The cause of death was not disclosed. Paulsen wrote over 200 books and some 200 articles and short stories over his career,…MORE

Alex Murdaugh arrested on new charges after release from Florida drug rehab center
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Alex Murdaugh arrested on new charges after release from Florida drug rehab center

Alex Murdaugh, a once-prominent South Carolina attorney embroiled in scandals including alleged life insurance fraud, was arrested in Florida Thursday on suspicion of misappropriating settlement funds in connection with the 2018 death of his family’s longtime housekeeper, authorities said. The arrest represents just the latest legal and personal challenges for Murdaugh, who survived being shot…MORE

The problem with the term ‘Asian American,’ according to Jay Caspian Kang
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The problem with the term ‘Asian American,’ according to Jay Caspian Kang

Will Asian Americans become White? The question — which considers whether Asian Americans will fully assimilate into the multicultural elite — is at the heart of “The Loneliest Americans,” a provocative new book out this week from journalist and author Jay Caspian Kang. And the answer, according to Kang, is complicated. Kang, the son of…MORE

Federal grand jury investigating Kansas City cop who allegedly ‘exploited and terrorized’ Black residents for decades
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Federal grand jury investigating Kansas City cop who allegedly ‘exploited and terrorized’ Black residents for decades

Federal prosecutors in Kansas have launched a criminal grand jury investigation into a retired Kansas City police detective who is the subject of long-swirling allegations that he “exploited and terrorized” Black residents of the city’s north end for decades, CNN has learned. Roger Golubski is accused of being “a dirty cop who used the power…MORE

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