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Brenda Jackson, mother of Dale Earnhardt Jr., dies of cancer

Brenda Jackson, mother of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kelley Earnhardt Miller, has died of cancer at 65, JR Motorsports announced on Monday. Jackson worked as an accounting specialist for JR Motorsports, owned by Earnhardt Jr, Miller and Rick Hendrick, since 2004 and was known for her wit and charisma. “Her sarcastic musings and straightforward approach…MORE

More than 60 cities and states in the US no longer observe Columbus Day

Columbus Day has been a political lightning rod for states, cities and municipalities around the US for years now. Most recently, Vermont and Maine joined the small contingency of states that have renamed the October holiday to “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” to recognize the native populations that were displaced and decimated after Christopher Columbus and other…MORE

A Yale police shooting has sparked nearly a week of protests in New Haven

Two police officers fired their weapons and shot a woman who was a passenger in a vehicle just a mile from Yale University, setting off nearly a week of protests in New Haven. Connecticut State Police said the incident began in Hamden, Connecticut, just after 4 am. on April 16 when police received a report…MORE

This militia group detained migrants at the border. Then their leader got arrested

They’d been keeping watch near the border for weeks, drawing little notice as they shared live videos from their desert outpost. But after posting videos last week showing armed men wearing military fatigues detaining migrants who just crossed the border into New Mexico, a militia group known as the United Constitutional Patriots now finds itself…MORE

Six dead in small plane crash in Texas

Six people died when a twin-engine plane crashed in Texas on Monday morning, The incident occurred before 9 a.m. near Kerrville Municipal Airport, according to Lt. Jason Reyes with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). A Beechcraft BE58 was getting ready to land at Kerrville Municipal Airport when the accident took place, the Federal…MORE

Zookeeper attacked by tiger is out of intensive care

The zookeeper attacked by a tiger Saturday in Topeka, Kansas, is recovering. “We’re blessed to be able to say she’s been moved out of intensive care late yesterday afternoon and still recovering at a hospital,” Zoo Director Brendan Wiley told CNN’s “New Day” on Monday. “We’re not sure how long she’ll actually be there. But…MORE

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