Derek Chauvin trial begins in George Floyd murder case: 5 essential reads on police violence against Black men
The trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd is underway in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Chauvin, who is white, is charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter in connection with the death of George Floyd, who was Black, during an arrest last May. For 8 minutes and 46 seconds, Floyd […]
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Beloved children’s author Beverly Cleary dies at 104
NEW YORK (AP) — Beverly Cleary, the celebrated children’s author whose memories of her Oregon childhood were shared with millions through the likes of Ramona and Beezus Quimby and Henry Huggins, has died. She was 104. Cleary’s publisher HarperCollins announced Friday that the author died Thursday in Carmel Valley, California, where she had lived since […]
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Duke Men’s Basketball Out of ACC Tournament
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Duke University men’s basketball team will not continue competing in the 2021 ACC Tournament due to the school’s and conference’s health and safety protocols. The determination was made following the positive COVID-19 test within a member of the program’s Tier 1 personnel after Wednesday’s game. Kevin White, Duke University Vice President […]
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Ree Drummond’s nephew in critical condition after head-on crash involving her husband
The crash occurred between two fire trucks, driven by Drummond’s husband Ladd Drummond, 52, and her nephew Caleb Drummond, 21. The men were responding to a fire at Drummond’s ranch near Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Food Network star Ree Drummond’s nephew is in critical condition following a crash involving her husband. According to a report provided by […]
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Burger King Global CMO Fernando Machado Explains International Women’s Day Tweet Misfire
After Burger King’s International Women’s Day tweet got grilled for resonating as sexist, the company’s global chief marketing officer says it was “obviously not our intent” to offend. The burger brand launched a new IWD campaign on Monday to announce it is investing in scholarships to develop women’s culinary skills in the U.S., U.K., Mexico […]
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Heat’s Meyers Leonard apologizes for anti-Jewish slur uttered during video-game play | Video
Miami Heat center Meyers Leonard acknowledged uttering an anti-Semitic slur while streaming his video-game play on Monday night, issuing an apology on Tuesday that said he was unaware of “how offensive it is to the Jewish community.” On the video, Leonard can be heard saying, “F—— cowards, don’t f—— snipe at me you f—— k— […]
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On Women’s Day, they protest in Poland over anti-abortion law
WARSAW – Women’s rights advocates in Poland divided International Women’s Day on Monday between reasons to celebrate and a strong sense that a long legal battle awaits them. In January, a near-total ban on abortion went into effect in this historically Catholic country, a measure long sought by the ruling conservative law and justice party. […]
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