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New audio brings detail to conflicting accounts of Breonna Taylor’s killing

New audio brings detail to conflicting accounts of Breonna Taylor’s killing

Newly-released audio from the internal investigation into Breonna Taylor’s death illustrates conflicting accounts of whether police identified themselves before ultimately breaking down Taylor’s door in an incident which led to her death. The audio, first reported by NBC News and obtained by CNN, includes the Louisville Metro Police Department’s interview with Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker,…MORE

Medics are down to their last defense with coronavirus swamping their town

Medics are down to their last defense with coronavirus swamping their town

Coronavirus is winning the battle in El Centro, California. It’s in almost every patient in the hospital. Tents are being put up to handle even more cases. It’s on the streets, forcing rescuers to put on protective suits and cumbersome masks before they approach people needing help. And it’s not stopping. Even as nearby and…MORE

The driver has been charged in the death of a Seattle protester who was hit by a car

The driver has been charged in the death of a Seattle protester who was hit by a car

A driver has been charged in the death of Summer Taylor, a 24-year-old protester killed during a demonstration on a closed highway on July Fourth in Seattle. Dawit Kelete, 27, has been charged with vehicular homicide, vehicular assault and reckless driving. Prosecutors requested $1.2 million bail, the criminal complaint filed in King County, Washington, Superior…MORE

An extinct giant dolphin behaved like a killer whale, study finds

Dolphins may seem cute and friendly, but the largest member of the dolphin family is actually none other than the ultimate hunter of the sea — the killer whale, also known as an orca. Now researchers have confirmed that an ancient dolphin that lived during the Oligocene Epoch — 33.9 million to 23 million years…MORE

Prosecutors want jury to be anonymous in R. Kelly trial

Prosecutors want jury to be anonymous in R. Kelly trial

Federal prosecutors in New York City are asking that the jury in R. Kelly’s trial on racketeering and sex trafficking charges be kept anonymous from the public, prosecutors and the defense team during proceedings. They also want jurors to be partially sequestered because of significant media coverage of the case — and the singer’s alleged…MORE

Scrabble players are taking racial and ethnic slurs out of the game

Scrabble players are taking racial and ethnic slurs out of the game

Scrabble players won’t be able to spell out racial and ethnic slurs, even if they could earn a triple word score. The North American Scrabble Players Association (NASPA) announced on Wednesday that it will remove slurs and other offensive words from the official word list that’s used at its tournaments. The group decided to remove…MORE

New York City paints Black Lives Matter mural outside Trump Tower in Manhattan

New York City paints Black Lives Matter mural outside Trump Tower in Manhattan

New York City is painting a Black Lives Matter mural on the street directly outside of Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan. City employees began painting a stretch of Fifth Avenue, just in front of the Trump Organization’s headquarters, on Thursday morning. Mayor Bill de Blasio authorized the stark yellow mural earlier this month. The New…MORE

UC Berkeley ties dozens of new coronavirus cases to campus Greek parties

UC Berkeley ties dozens of new coronavirus cases to campus Greek parties

Officials at the University California (UC), Berkeley are worried that their hopes to bring students back to campus in the fall won’t go as planned after the school confirmed 47 new coronavirus cases in just one week. Most of the new cases “stem from a series of recent parties connected to the CalGreek system, which…MORE

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