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Alex Murdaugh turns himself in on charges connected to insurance fraud scheme
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Alex Murdaugh turns himself in on charges connected to insurance fraud scheme

Alex Murdaugh, the South Carolina lawyer whose wife and son were killed in June, turned himself in Thursday on charges related to an insurance fraud scheme. A beige SUV containing Murdaugh pulled up to the Hampton County Law Enforcement Center late Thursday morning, and Murdaugh was seen exiting the vehicle shortly after it pulled through…MORE

Bucks hire Lisa Byington, making her the first woman to be a full-time TV play-by-play broadcaster for a major men’s professional sports team
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Bucks hire Lisa Byington, making her the first woman to be a full-time TV play-by-play broadcaster for a major men’s professional sports team

A major sports broadcasting barrier has been broken. Lisa Byington has been hired by the defending NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks as the team’s television play-by-play announcer for games on Bally Sports Wisconsin, the Bucks announced Wednesday. The move makes Byington the first woman hired as a full-time TV play-by-play announcer for a major men’s professional…MORE

As authorities investigate the Murdaugh family killings, here’s a look at who’s who
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As authorities investigate the Murdaugh family killings, here’s a look at who’s who

Yearslong mysteries surrounding prominent South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh and his family have only deepened in recent months, after his wife and youngest son were found dead in June at their home. Since then, state investigators have announced they’re reopening two other investigations: the 2015 unsolved death of a 19-year-old found dead on a road…MORE

Students fight back against a book ban that has a Pennsylvania community divided
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Students fight back against a book ban that has a Pennsylvania community divided

Students in a southern Pennsylvania school district are battling the latest example of panic spreading over how history and race are taught in schools across the US. “I don’t think a moral compass will let you ban books about equality and loving each other,” Central York High School senior Christina Ellis told CNN. Ellis is…MORE

Colorado attorney general report found Aurora police racially biased and fire department administered ketamine illegally
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Colorado attorney general report found Aurora police racially biased and fire department administered ketamine illegally

The Colorado Attorney General’s Office released the findings of its 14-month investigation into the Aurora police and fire departments Wednesday. The 112-page report found that the police department has a pattern of practicing racially biased policing, excessive force, and has failed to record legally required information when interacting with the community, according to a news…MORE

Police looking for missing woman Gabby Petito ask for her boyfriend’s cooperation
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Police looking for missing woman Gabby Petito ask for her boyfriend’s cooperation

Authorities searching for missing Florida woman Gabby Petito are hoping to talk with her boyfriend, who they believe was the last person to be around her before her family reported her missing, a police spokesperson said Wednesday. “He needs to talk to us,” Josh Taylor, a spokesperson for the North Port, Florida, police department, said…MORE

Bans on chokeholds for federal officers latest in nationwide push to hold police to a ‘higher standard’
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Bans on chokeholds for federal officers latest in nationwide push to hold police to a ‘higher standard’

The Justice Department announcement Tuesday that federal law enforcement officers will be banned from using neck restraints during arrests and using no-knock entries while executing warrants except in rare cases is part of an ongoing focus on police accountability at local, state and federal levels. It’s a significant policy that addresses two aspects of police…MORE

States sound alarm over Covid-19 outbreaks among school kids
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States sound alarm over Covid-19 outbreaks among school kids

As school districts across the country reopen, some state officials are voicing concern about the vulnerability of children as the highly contagious coronavirus Delta variant takes aim at the unvaccinated. Covid-19 cases are surging among children as the school year begins — many in districts without mask mandates — and the pandemic continues to force…MORE

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