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The ACLU created an app to help people record police misconduct

The American Civil Liberties Union has an app that allows people to record their interactions with law enforcement. It could come in handy during ongoing protests over police misconduct, says a spokesperson for the organization. The ACLU first released the “Mobile Justice” app in 2015 for users to record possible police misconduct. Videos are automatically…MORE

103-year-old woman celebrates beating Covid-19 with a cold beer

A 103-year-old Massachusetts woman who recovered from Covid-19 celebrated with a favorite drink — a cold beer, her family told CNN. When Jennie Stejna tested positive for coronavirus in late April, her family began preparing for the worst, granddaughter Shelley Gunn said. At one point, her family was told that Stejna had stopped eating and…MORE

The thousands of wishes the pandemic put on hold

The thousands of wishes the pandemic put on hold

Emberlyn Hemmer’s wish would have been granted just three weeks before her seventh major surgery. The 5-year-old planned to tour Disney World, SeaWorld and Universal Studios with her sisters in April wearing the matching princess outfits their grandma bought for them. But that trip, organized by the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, is one of thousands…MORE

Artist with autism makes balloon sculptures to thank essential workers

Artist with autism makes balloon sculptures to thank essential workers

The coronavirus pandemic has spurred an outpouring of gratitude for frontline workers. One New Jersey man is using his “ausome” talent to dish out balloons filled with joy. 22-year-old Eddie Lin is a balloon artist with autism who makes elaborate sculptures to honor essential workers. His work has caught the attention of people across the…MORE

Video appears to show NYPD truck plowing through crowd during protest

Video appears to show NYPD truck plowing through crowd during protest

Police are investigating after a video appeared to show a New York City Police Department truck plowing through a crowd during Saturday’s protests over the death of George Floyd. The 27-second video, which was posted to Twitter, shows an NYPD truck in front of a crowd throwing objects at the vehicle. There is a barricade…MORE

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