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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

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

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