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Here’s why a Haitian migrant and his pregnant wife made the monthslong journey to America

Here’s why a Haitian migrant and his pregnant wife made the monthslong journey to America

For Rolph Louis, a Haitian migrant hoping for a fresh start in New York, the journey to the United States from Chile took nearly two months. Louis told CNN he felt he had little choice but to leave his homeland of Haiti, an island nation that has been rocked by political instability and economic depression.…MORE

More than 50 University of Georgia faculty members announce plans to mandate masks in their classrooms
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More than 50 University of Georgia faculty members announce plans to mandate masks in their classrooms

Educators at the University of Georgia have announced plans to require masks in their classrooms despite their state university system not mandating mask-wearing, and say they face potential punishment for following through. More than 50 UGA life science faculty members this week sent a letter to university administrators, stating their actions are needed to mitigate…MORE

San Jose State University agrees to pay $1.6M to students who alleged sexual assault by trainer, Justice Department says
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San Jose State University agrees to pay $1.6M to students who alleged sexual assault by trainer, Justice Department says

San Jose State University will pay a total of about $1.6 million to some of the female students and student-athletes who alleged they were sexually assaulted or harassed by a campus athletic trainer over more than a decade, the US Department of Justice said Tuesday. The payments are part of a settlement between the university…MORE

Authorities identify woman believed to be victim of Samuel Little, America’s most prolific serial killer
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Authorities identify woman believed to be victim of Samuel Little, America’s most prolific serial killer

Nearly 44 years after hunters discovered human remains near a Mississippi highway, authorities have identified the victim as Clara Birdlong — who they believe was killed by Samuel Little, America’s most prolific serial killer. The announcement was made Tuesday by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department. Little died last year at age 80 while serving three…MORE

Native American tribes sue Wisconsin to stop planned gray wolf hunt
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Native American tribes sue Wisconsin to stop planned gray wolf hunt

Six Native American tribes are suing the state of Wisconsin, claiming that the state’s planned wolf hunts go against their treaty-protected rights. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday by six Ojibwe tribes, comes months after the state’s first legal wolf hunt in decades in February, considered a disaster by critics. That hunt occurred following the removal of…MORE

Michigan man charged for allegedly leaving pipe bombs at cell phone stores to stop the spread of cursing and pornography, Justice Department says

Michigan man charged for allegedly leaving pipe bombs at cell phone stores to stop the spread of cursing and pornography, Justice Department says

A 75-year-old Michigan man was arrested Wednesday after investigators say he left pipe bombs at two cell phone stores and threatening letters at cell towers in order to stop all telecommunications “containing immoral content,” like pornography and cursing, according to an affidavit for probable cause. John Douglas Allen was charged with extortion and attempted damage…MORE

A school employee in Oregon has been placed on leave after showing up to work in blackface, officials say

A school employee in Oregon has been placed on leave after showing up to work in blackface, officials say

A school board in Oregon is holding a special meeting just days after a school employee was placed on administrative leave after going to work in blackface, officials said. Racism and racial tensions have recently been the focus of conversations in the school district in Newberg, a city approximately 25 miles from Portland. The school…MORE

Monument honoring abolition of slavery unveiled in Richmond two weeks after Robert E. Lee statue was removed
Office of Governor Ralph S Northam

Monument honoring abolition of slavery unveiled in Richmond two weeks after Robert E. Lee statue was removed

A monument honoring the abolition of slavery was dedicated on Wednesday in Richmond, Virginia, just two miles from where a hulking statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee once prominently stood. People in the audience wore plastic ponchos or sat under large golf umbrellas for protection from the rain, which ended a few minutes before…MORE

Texas doctor fired for using leftover Covid-19 vaccine doses sues county for discrimination

Texas doctor fired for using leftover Covid-19 vaccine doses sues county for discrimination

A Texas public health doctor fired earlier this year for using leftover doses of Covid-19 vaccine on eligible individuals is suing Harris County for $1 million, saying he was fired for giving “the vaccine to too many individuals with ‘Indian’ sounding names.” Dr. Hasan Gokal was charged with theft by a public servant but a…MORE

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