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No charges after Ku Klux Klan flag hangs next to Black family’s home

While the “horrible conduct” does not violate Michigan law, officials should “create laws to protect citizens from this,” according to a prosecutor. A prosecutor declined to file charges Tuesday against a suburban Detroit man who displayed a Ku Klux Klan flag in his window next to the home of a Black family, saying the “horrible […]

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Federal authorities launch human smuggling investigation after deadly California crash

Federal authorities have launched a human smuggling investigation after Tuesday’s crash between a sport utility vehicle and a gravel truck left 13 people dead and a dozen others injured just north of the California-Mexico border. An Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesperson said by email Wednesday that special agents from the Homeland Security Investigations unit in […]

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He choked me out’: Others detail allegations of abuse by officer who knelt on George Floyd

In November 2013, Minneapolis police pulled over LaSean Braddock shortly after midnight as he drove home from a double shift as a mental health worker at Hennepin County Medical Center. Braddock, 48, said he had grown somewhat accustomed to being stopped by police because his identity had been stolen and he was sometimes mistaken for […]

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Local third grader surprised by homeless woman’s generosity tries to pay it forward

A Waco third grader is paying it forward by helping feed the homeless after a homeless woman she encountered on her birthday surprised her with $20. Jada Holmes, a student at Waco’s Mountainview Elementary, and her mother Christa DeBose-Holmes were walking out of the Richland Mall on Jada’s ninth birthday on Dec. 9 when a […]

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Rodgers gives $1 million to help businesses in his hometown

Green Bay Packers quarterback and reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers has donated $1 million to help 80 locally owned business in or around his hometown of Chico, California. The businesses that Rodgers is assisting are all either in Chico or in Butte County, where Chico is located. Restaurants and retail businesses with 20 or fewer full-time […]

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I just acted:’ Tallmadge hero receives national Carnegie Award at local ceremony

Seth Bond doesn’t have any combat or medical training, but that didn’t matter on June 16, 2019, when he and two other people risked their own lives to save a 23-year-old mother and her three young children who were being attacked by the woman’s ex-partner. “There wasn’t any time to think,” Bond said. “I just […]

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Friends find out they’re biological sisters years after they met working at the same restaurant

Cassandra Madison, 32, and Julia Tinetti, 31, began telling people they were sisters not long after they met in 2013 while working at The Russian Lady restaurant in New Haven, Connecticut, but a recent DNA test confirmed that they are actually biological sisters. The two women had a lot in common — they were both […]