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New Jersey school district suspends assistant teacher who allegedly told student ‘we don’t negotiate with terrorists’

New Jersey school district suspends assistant teacher who allegedly told student ‘we don’t negotiate with terrorists’

A New Jersey teaching assistant was suspended by the Ridgefield School District after an alleged incident last week in which a Muslim-American student claimed he was called a terrorist after asking a question during math class. The school district did not describe what took place but said that the staff member is suspended while it…MORE

Florida surgeon general refused to wear a face mask during office visit, state senator says
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Florida surgeon general refused to wear a face mask during office visit, state senator says

A Florida state senator says state Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo — a skeptic of many Covid-19 safety measures — refused her request to put on a face mask while visiting her legislative office, even after she told him she had a serious medical condition. Tina Polsky, a Democrat representing parts of Palm Beach and Broward…MORE

NYPD officers face questions about Eric Garner’s death in rare judicial inquiry
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NYPD officers face questions about Eric Garner’s death in rare judicial inquiry

Eric Garner’s mother and other police reform advocates have begun questioning New York Police Department officers in court as part of a judicial inquiry on issues surrounding her son’s death, pressing them on topics ranging from erroneously charging Garner with felony cigarette tax evasion to texting a colleague shortly after Garner’s death that, “It’s not…MORE

Man convicted in the murder of Michael Jordan’s father is denied parole
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Man convicted in the murder of Michael Jordan’s father is denied parole

One of the men convicted in the murder of James Jordan, father of basketball legend Michael Jordan, was denied parole, according to Greg Thomas, a spokesperson for the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. Daniel Green and his co-defendant, Larry Demery, were convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison in the July…MORE

Claudette Colvin was arrested in 1955 for refusing to give up her seat on a bus. Now she’s fighting to get her record expunged
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Claudette Colvin was arrested in 1955 for refusing to give up her seat on a bus. Now she’s fighting to get her record expunged

Claudette Colvin, a civil rights pioneer who in March 1955, at the age of 15, was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a White person on a Montgomery, Alabama, bus, is seeking to get her conviction expunged. Colvin’s legal team said Monday it plans to file a request Tuesday with a Montgomery…MORE

John Wayne Gacy victim identified through DNA from tooth
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John Wayne Gacy victim identified through DNA from tooth

Francis Wayne Alexander’s remains were found more than 40 years ago in the crawl space of infamous serial killer John Wayne Gacy’s home. For decades their identity was a mystery, but through the work of a non-profit group called the DNA Doe Project (DDP) and police in the Chicago area, genetic genealogy helped solve the…MORE

2 killed and officer among 4 injured in Boise mall shooting, police say
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2 killed and officer among 4 injured in Boise mall shooting, police say

Two people were killed when a gunman opened fire Monday at an Idaho mall, according to Boise Police Chief Ryan Lee. Four other people, including a Boise police officer, were injured, Lee said at a media briefing. Officers responded to reports of shots fired around 1:50 p.m. “with reports that at least one person was…MORE

10,000 trees, including giant sequoias, are a hazard and must be removed in California, park officials say
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10,000 trees, including giant sequoias, are a hazard and must be removed in California, park officials say

As fire crews work to contain the KNP Complex Fire that has destroyed many of California’s iconic sequoia trees, it has been determined that 10,000 trees are a hazard and need to be removed. The wildfire that was sparked by lightning has been burning since early September and is only 63% contained, according to the…MORE

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