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Former Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo sues city, claiming he was fired for being whistleblower
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Former Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo sues city, claiming he was fired for being whistleblower

Former Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against the city’s government and four city officials accusing them of firing him for being a whistleblower and exposing wrongdoing by city officials. The lawsuit names Miami City Manager Arthur Noriega and city commissioners Joe Carollo, Alex Díaz de la Portilla and Manolo Reyes.…MORE

A Kansas DA cited stand your ground laws and announced no charges in death of teen in custody

A Kansas DA cited stand your ground laws and announced no charges in death of teen in custody

A Kansas district attorney announced he will be filing no charges in connection with the death of Cedric Lofton, a Black teenager who died in law enforcement custody, citing the state’s robust “stand your ground” law. Lofton, 17, died in September after being handcuffed and restrained in the prone position, meaning lying face-down, during a…MORE

Marine charged in fatal crash after driving tactical vehicle that overturned, killing 2 service members and injuring 17 others

Marine charged in fatal crash after driving tactical vehicle that overturned, killing 2 service members and injuring 17 others

A US Marine is facing charges after a military tactical vehicle he was driving overturned near Camp Lejeune in North Carolina on Wednesday, killing two service members and injuring 17 others, officials said. The crash happened around 1 p.m. at the intersection of US 17 and Highway 210 in Jacksonville, the state highway patrol said.…MORE

Florida bill to shield people from feeling ‘discomfort’ over historic actions by their race, nationality or gender approved by Senate committee
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Florida bill to shield people from feeling ‘discomfort’ over historic actions by their race, nationality or gender approved by Senate committee

A bill backed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis that would prohibit Florida’s public schools and private businesses from making people feel “discomfort” or “guilt” based on their race, sex or national origin received first approval Tuesday by the state’s Senate Education Committee. The Republican-controlled committee approved the bill with six Republican senators in favor of…MORE

Florida health official sent an email calling out his unvaccinated colleagues. He’s now on administrative leave
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Florida health official sent an email calling out his unvaccinated colleagues. He’s now on administrative leave

The top official for Florida’s Department of Health in the Orlando area has been placed on administrative leave after he sent an email expressing his frustration at the low vaccination rate among his colleagues. The email on January 4 by Dr. Raul Pino, the director of the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, has…MORE

There are ‘just not words’ for the toll Covid has taken on this rural Kentucky community
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There are ‘just not words’ for the toll Covid has taken on this rural Kentucky community

Dr. Aaron Parker Banks gets emotional when talking about the toll Covid-19 has taken on his tightknit rural community in northeastern Kentucky, where he works as the only physician at a clinic. “I’ve held the hands of people dying of Covid,” he said. “I’ve had close friends lose their lives, even at my age,” said…MORE

Two broadcasters terminated after calling female high school athletes overweight and laughing about it

Two broadcasters terminated after calling female high school athletes overweight and laughing about it

Two broadcasters in Maine have been terminated, according to a statement posted on the WHOU Facebook page, after calling female high school basketball players overweight and laughing about it. Radio station owner Fred Grant told CNN the two broadcasters involved are Jim Carter and Steve Shaw. WHOU is a local radio station located in Houlton,…MORE

Man who rescued 5 people during Oklahoma City bombing dies
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Man who rescued 5 people during Oklahoma City bombing dies

Raymond Washburn, who is credited with helping rescue five people from the rubble of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, passed away on Sunday at his home in Bristow, Oklahoma, at the age of 75. When the bomb exploded at the federal building in Oklahoma City, Washburn was working at the fourth-floor snack stand he owned…MORE

Times Square subway victim Michelle Alyssa Go remembered as a ‘compassionate soul’
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Times Square subway victim Michelle Alyssa Go remembered as a ‘compassionate soul’

Michelle Alyssa Go, who was pushed to the her death in front of a Times Square subway train, is remembered as a compassionate woman who volunteered her time to help those less fortunate than her. Go, 40, worked in mergers and acquisitions for the multimillion-dollar financial firm Deloitte Services LP and spent time helping women…MORE

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