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University of North Carolina can continue to consider race as a factor in admissions process, judge rules
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University of North Carolina can continue to consider race as a factor in admissions process, judge rules

A federal judge ruled Monday that the University of North Carolina did not discriminate against applicants who were White and Asian American during the university’s undergraduate admissions process, according to court documents. The ruling comes following a lawsuit filed in 2014 by the group Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA), which argued UNC used race in…MORE

Miami private school makes bogus claims about vaccines while ordering pupils who get a shot to stay home for 30 days
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Miami private school makes bogus claims about vaccines while ordering pupils who get a shot to stay home for 30 days

A Miami private school, which previously asked teachers not to get the Covid-19 vaccine or they wouldn’t be allowed to return this school year, has now asked parents to keep their children home for 30 days if their child has received a vaccine dose, citing false and disproved claims about the impact of the inoculation,…MORE

Gabby Petito’s parents travel to Wyoming to bring her remains home
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Gabby Petito’s parents travel to Wyoming to bring her remains home

After heartbreaking and revealing details about the circumstances of her death were announced to the public, Gabby Petito’s parents are finally bringing home the remains of their 22-year-old daughter. More than a month after her body were discovered in Wyoming’s Bridger-Teton National Forest, Petito’s family traveled to Wyoming to receive her remains and prepare to…MORE

Ousted Miami police chief is pleading with officers to get vaccinated
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Ousted Miami police chief is pleading with officers to get vaccinated

As Covid-19 vaccine mandates stir controversy in police departments across the country, the recently ousted Miami police chief has pleaded with officers to get vaccinated. “We are losing our police officers to Covid, to a virus that is preventable,” former police chief Art Acevedo told CNN’s Erin Burnett on Monday. “I just wish people would…MORE

Tom Morey, inventor of the Boogie Board and the Ben Franklin of surfing, dies at 86
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Tom Morey, inventor of the Boogie Board and the Ben Franklin of surfing, dies at 86

Tom Morey, the creator of the Boogie Board and an influential figure in the surfing world, has died due to complications from a stroke, according to his family. He was 86. “It was Morey who introduced more human beings to the act of wave riding than any other single person in history,” said Jim Kempton,…MORE

Family of Elijah McClain reaches settlement with Aurora, Colorado
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Family of Elijah McClain reaches settlement with Aurora, Colorado

The family of Elijah McClain has reached a settlement agreement with the city of Aurora, Colorado, the city and attorneys representing his family confirmed Monday. The amount of the settlement will be undisclosed until the city signs the agreement and McClain’s family decides on an allocation process for McClain’s mother, Sheneen McClain, and his father,…MORE

Man arrested for raping a woman on a SEPTA train while other riders failed to intervene, authorities say
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Man arrested for raping a woman on a SEPTA train while other riders failed to intervene, authorities say

A man was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman on a SEPTA train in Philadelphia last week, even as a number of witnesses failed to stop the incident or call police, authorities said. The alleged rape occurred on SEPTA’s Market-Frankford Line last Wednesday night and was a “horrendous criminal act,” SEPTA said in a…MORE

‘Please get vaccinated.’ Daughter’s death after giving birth a cautionary tale, mom says
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‘Please get vaccinated.’ Daughter’s death after giving birth a cautionary tale, mom says

Marrisha Kindred Jenkins was 33 weeks pregnant when she started complaining of a persistent cough and vomiting last month. Her mother, Helena Kindred, said she became concerned that Jenkins’ symptoms sounded more severe than a common cold and advised her to skip a family member’s birthday party on Sept. 4. Later that day, Jenkins went…MORE

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