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Charlottesville civil trial will pit free speech vs. organizing violence

Charlottesville civil trial will pit free speech vs. organizing violence

About 9 p.m. on August 11, 2017, several hundred White supremacists, mostly young men, held tiki torches as they formed a line that snaked across Nameless Field at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Though they came from across the country, they’d organized in online chat rooms. White vans dropped them off. There was a…MORE

Former Liberty University spokesman sues for wrongful termination after allegedly speaking out against school’s handling of Title IX lawsuit

Former Liberty University spokesman sues for wrongful termination after allegedly speaking out against school’s handling of Title IX lawsuit

A former Liberty University spokesman is suing the university for firing him after he allegedly spoke out on how the school was handling sexual misconduct allegations, according to a suit filed Monday. Walter Scott Lamb most recently served as the senior vice president of communications and public engagement for the school. He is alleging the…MORE

Texas woman killed after a stolen big rig crashes into a mobile home

Texas woman killed after a stolen big rig crashes into a mobile home

A suspect in a reportedly stolen 18-wheeler is accused of jumping out of the moving truck moments before it crashed into a mobile home in Texas, killing a woman and injuring a man. According to the Houston Police Department, a trucking company reported one of their trucks missing and was able to track the truck’s…MORE

Removal of Golden Ray cargo ship off Georgia coast is largest in US history, Coast Guard commander says
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Removal of Golden Ray cargo ship off Georgia coast is largest in US history, Coast Guard commander says

An official providing an update on the Golden Ray wreck removal off the coast of Georgia said it is the largest in United States history and required more than 3 million collective man-hours. The 656-foot cargo ship was carrying 4,100 vehicles when it capsized in St. Simons Sound near Brunswick in September 2019, resulting in…MORE

What you need to know about ‘stand your ground’ laws
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What you need to know about ‘stand your ground’ laws

Terry Duane Turner, charged with the murder of a motorist who had parked in his driveway in Texas, “was defending himself and his property,” his attorney told CNN. The family of Adil Dghoughi, the victim, said they are concerned Turner will use the state’s “stand your ground” law in his defense. The Texas law says…MORE

Suspect killed and off-duty reserve police officer wounded in Atlanta shooting, authorities say
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Suspect killed and off-duty reserve police officer wounded in Atlanta shooting, authorities say

An exchange of gunfire that left one man dead and an off-duty reserve police officer injured is under investigation, authorities in Georgia said. The off-duty Molena Police Department reserve police officer was working for a parking enforcement company in downtown Atlanta on Monday evening when a man approached his vehicle and shot at the officer,…MORE

Former Georgetown head tennis coach pleads guilty in college admissions scam
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Former Georgetown head tennis coach pleads guilty in college admissions scam

Former Georgetown University head tennis coach Gordon Ernst pleaded guilty to charges “in connection with soliciting and accepting bribes to facilitate the admission of prospective Georgetown applicants and failing to report all of the income from the bribes on his federal income taxes,” according to a news release from the US Attorney’s Office for Massachusetts.…MORE

Investigators confused Brian Laundrie’s mother for him while watching their home, police reportedly acknowledge
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Investigators confused Brian Laundrie’s mother for him while watching their home, police reportedly acknowledge

Investigators in Florida confused Brian Laundrie’s mother with her son while they were monitoring the family’s home in the days after Laundrie’s fiancĂ©e, Gabby Petito, was reported missing, a police spokesperson said. “They are built kind of similarly,” North Port Police Department spokesperson Josh Taylor told CNN affiliate WINK on Monday in an exclusive interview.…MORE

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