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3 indicted for attempted murder and assault of an Illinois police officer during traffic stop
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3 indicted for attempted murder and assault of an Illinois police officer during traffic stop

A routine traffic stop in a Chicago suburb turned violent after a driver and two passengers allegedly assaulted the police officer by beating and strangling him. On Wednesday, Aurora, Illinois, officials announced that Sheba Taylor, 26, Jennifer Taylor, 24, and Paul Sherrod Taylor, 28, had been indicted by a grand jury on charges that included…MORE

Why Texas’s lone Black freshman Democrat refuses to give up on the fight for voting rights
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Why Texas’s lone Black freshman Democrat refuses to give up on the fight for voting rights

For Texas State Rep. Jasmine Crockett, holding public office was not a goal she ever set. Neither was becoming a civil rights attorney. But after being the victim of racist hate mail while attending undergrad at Rhodes College and watching Black people face inequalities in the criminal justice system, both careers became a calling she…MORE

‘It’s not the critics that count.’ Chicago’s mayor remains optimistic after a turbulent two years
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‘It’s not the critics that count.’ Chicago’s mayor remains optimistic after a turbulent two years

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has been criticized as “racist” — even as a Black woman — and she’s been called “notoriously thin-skinned” but she remains determined to leave a legacy far beyond her time in office. Still navigating the Covid-19 pandemic and the record surge in violence that came with it, Lightfoot is past her…MORE

The intentional misgendering of transgender nursing home residents in California is no longer banned, court rules
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The intentional misgendering of transgender nursing home residents in California is no longer banned, court rules

Staff at nursing homes in California are no longer prohibited from deliberately misgendering residents, a California district court ruled this month, saying the ban that was enshrined as part of a 2017 law was a violation of staffers’ freedom of speech. ​Equality California, a nonprofit that aims to protect LGBTQ Californians, and one of the…MORE

Atlanta students must wear masks when school starts, district says
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Atlanta students must wear masks when school starts, district says

Atlanta Public Schools, one of the nation’s first districts to begin its school year next month, will require masks for all students and teachers in school and on buses, the district announced Thursday. The announcement comes despite Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s rolling back such measures in an executive order. The universal mask wearing protocol will…MORE

Sleepaway camp in New York says 31 campers under age 12 tested positive for Covid-19

Sleepaway camp in New York says 31 campers under age 12 tested positive for Covid-19

A co-ed sleepaway camp in New York said that 31 campers between 7 and 11 years old have tested positive for Covid-19 — but none of their vaccinated 12-and-up campers did. Camp Pontiac, located in Copake, NY, about a two-hour drive from New York City, said in a letter to parents the first positive test…MORE

Universities have held onto sacred Indigenous remains and items for decades — and have been slow to give them back
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Universities have held onto sacred Indigenous remains and items for decades — and have been slow to give them back

The Ponca tribe buried Chief Standing Bear more than a century ago in what is now Nebraska. But Standing Bear’s tomahawk, a symbol of protest against US government policies that didn’t define Native Americans as “people under the law,” has been sitting since 1982 in a glass case 1,500 miles away at a Harvard University…MORE

A 14-year-old girl drowned at a Cincinnati-area amusement park, officials say

A 14-year-old girl drowned at a Cincinnati-area amusement park, officials say

A 14-year-old girl from Ohio drowned this week at a Cincinnati-area amusement park, officials said. The drowning happened Tuesday at the Aqua Adventure water park portion of Land of Illusion Adventure Park, some 40 miles north of downtown Cincinnati, the Butler County Sheriff’s Office said. The teen had gone under water around 5 p.m., and…MORE

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