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Two Colorado officers arrested in use of force incident police chief calls a ‘very despicable act’
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Two Colorado officers arrested in use of force incident police chief calls a ‘very despicable act’

Two Colorado officers from the Aurora Police Department (APD) have been arrested on criminal charges in a use of force incident the police chief called a “very despicable act.” The officers — John Raymond Haubert, 39, and Francine Ann Martinez, 40 — were charged in connection with the July 23 incident, which was caught on…MORE

‘I don’t feel any fear going out.’ How residents are living in America’s most vaccinated state
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‘I don’t feel any fear going out.’ How residents are living in America’s most vaccinated state

The sweaty Lindy Hoppers stood in a circle clapping to a hard-driving beat — switching partners and laughing on the ballroom floor of The Champlain Club in Vermont’s largest city. They clasped hands and rock stepped and spun in and out of quick embraces to swinging jazz rhythms on one of the last hardwood ballrooms…MORE

Remington offers $33 million settlement with Sandy Hook school shooting victims’ families
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Remington offers $33 million settlement with Sandy Hook school shooting victims’ families

Gun manufacturer Remington has offered nearly $33 million to nine families of victims killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in a proposed lawsuit settlement, according to court documents filed Tuesday. Remington Arms Company LLC and Remington Outdoors Company Inc — collectively “Remington” — offered $3,660,000 to nine plaintiffs representing the estate of…MORE

Illinois governor repeals HIV criminalization law and expands infertility coverage for same-sex couples
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Illinois governor repeals HIV criminalization law and expands infertility coverage for same-sex couples

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday signed into law a legislation package that aims to advance the rights of LGBTQ+ individuals by, among other provisions, expanding infertility health care coverage for same-sex couples and repealing an HIV criminalization law. “The four pieces of legislation expand infertility treatment coverage for same-sex couples and women over 35,…MORE

St. Louis County Council votes to overturn mask mandate imposed by county executive

St. Louis County Council votes to overturn mask mandate imposed by county executive

The St. Louis County Council voted Tuesday to overturn an indoor mask mandate put in place Monday. The 5-2 vote followed hours of contentious public comment, mostly against the mandate. “Liberty doesn’t come in increments, small doses, or watered-down varieties,” said Councilman Ernie Trakas, who voted to repeal the mandate. The mandate required those age…MORE

California’s power grid operator has issued a statewide alert urging residents to cut back electricity use
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California’s power grid operator has issued a statewide alert urging residents to cut back electricity use

California’s power grid operator has issued a statewide alert urging residents to cut back electricity use Wednesday due to higher-than-normal temperatures expected in Northern California and tight energy supplies across the West. Officials called for voluntary electricity conservation from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday to avoid rolling outages during the persistent heat, the California…MORE

Anti-mask protesters forced a Florida school board to postpone a meeting about back-to-school requirements

Anti-mask protesters forced a Florida school board to postpone a meeting about back-to-school requirements

About 20 anti-mask protesters gathered at the Broward County School Board headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Tuesday, forcing a postponement of a discussion on mask requirements for the upcoming school year, a school board member told CNN. “Folks weren’t wearing masks and refused to follow the rules — rules that people have followed for…MORE

Prominent Democratic donor Ed Buck convicted in deaths of two men he gave drugs
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Prominent Democratic donor Ed Buck convicted in deaths of two men he gave drugs

Democratic donor Ed Buck on Tuesday was convicted by a federal jury of nine felonies, including giving methamphetamine to two men who died at his West Hollywood apartment after being injected with the drug. Buck was found guilty of two counts of distribution of methamphetamine resulting in death, four counts of distribution of methamphetamine, one…MORE

South Carolina man sentenced to life in the murder of 21-year-old college student

South Carolina man sentenced to life in the murder of 21-year-old college student

A man was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday after a jury convicted him of murder in the 2019 killing of a South Carolina college student. Nathaniel Rowland, 27, was also found guilty of kidnapping and possession of a weapon during a violent crime in the killing of Samantha Josephson, a University of South Carolina…MORE

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