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FBI offers $10,000 reward for information on the disappearance of Native American woman

FBI offers $10,000 reward for information on the disappearance of Native American woman

The FBI has announced a reward for information on Mary Johnson, a Native American woman who went missing from the Tulalip Reservation in Washington state in December 2020. The agency is offering $10,000 for information leading to the “identification, arrest, and conviction” of whoever is responsible for her disappearance, according to a Twitter post issued…MORE

Lions and tigers at DC’s National Zoo test presumptive positive for Covid-19
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Lions and tigers at DC’s National Zoo test presumptive positive for Covid-19

Animal keepers at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, DC, are keeping a close eye on their lions and tigers after the big cats tested presumptive positive for Covid-19. Six African lions, a Sumatran tiger and two Amur tigers are being treated with anti-inflammatories and anti-nausea medication to help with their discomfort and loss of…MORE

The ‘devious licks’ TikTok challenge has students stealing toilets and vandalizing bathrooms

The ‘devious licks’ TikTok challenge has students stealing toilets and vandalizing bathrooms

Whether it’s stolen urinals, smashed floor tiles or missing soap dispensers, the destruction is apparent in school bathrooms across the United States. It’s the latest trend to go viral on Tiktok, called “devious licks”: Middle school, high school and college students vandalize school property, most commonly bathrooms, and post their results on the social media…MORE

Man in custody after fatal shooting at casino in Biloxi, Mississippi

Man in custody after fatal shooting at casino in Biloxi, Mississippi

A 30-year-old Alabama man has been arrested after a shooting early Saturday morning at the Golden Nugget casino in Biloxi, Mississippi, that left one person dead, according to Biloxi police. The suspect, identified in a police news release as Jereme Lamond Jones of Mobile, Alabama, faces a charge of first degree murder. He’s being held…MORE

More than 100 part-timers at Indiana University Health left jobless for refusing Covid-19 vaccine
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More than 100 part-timers at Indiana University Health left jobless for refusing Covid-19 vaccine

At least 125 part-time employees at Indiana University Health system, the largest physicians network in the state, have lost their jobs for not complying with Covid-19 vaccination requirements, a spokeswoman said Friday. “Indiana University Health has put the safety and well-being of patients and team members first by requiring employees to be fully vaccinated against…MORE

Customs officers seize fake championship rings that — if genuine — would have been worth nearly $2.4 million
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Customs officers seize fake championship rings that — if genuine — would have been worth nearly $2.4 million

US Customs and Border Protection officers recently seized 86 counterfeit championship rings that would have been worth $2.38 million if they had been authentic, the agency said. On September 13, officers at the Chicago port of entry found 34 fake New York Yankees rings, 24 from the Chicago Bulls, 22 from the St. Louis Cardinals…MORE

How televangelist Tammy Faye Messner became a gay icon
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How televangelist Tammy Faye Messner became a gay icon

Tammy Faye Messner (formerly Bakker) was camp incarnate. With her wildly over-the-top makeup and garish animal-print ensembles, a penchant for singing Christian disco anthems despite her lack of voice training, and a sense of childlike wonder with which she preached her gospel, she made for compelling TV viewing. Though the televangelist is remembered for all…MORE

Search for Gabby Petito’s fiancé Brian Laundrie focuses on Florida nature reserve
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Search for Gabby Petito’s fiancé Brian Laundrie focuses on Florida nature reserve

The search for the now-missing fiancé of 22-year-old Gabby Petito is focused on a Florida nature reserve, where FBI agents and 50 officers from five local agencies are scouring the area, according to North Port Police spokesperson Josh Taylor. During a Saturday news conference, Taylor said Laundrie has an “enormous amount of pressure” on him…MORE

The Murdaugh family saga: a tangled web of secrets and murder
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The Murdaugh family saga: a tangled web of secrets and murder

A powerful family. A deadly boating accident. Two mysterious slayings. Drug addiction, stolen money and a botched shooting in an alleged insurance fraud scheme. It sounds like someone took a list of sordid elements and stuffed them all into a crime thriller so twisty it could only be fiction. But the tortuous tale of the…MORE

Vaccine boosters for more people are on the horizon. But the unvaccinated remain the biggest obstacle to curbing the pandemic
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Vaccine boosters for more people are on the horizon. But the unvaccinated remain the biggest obstacle to curbing the pandemic

While more people are likely to be eligible for Covid-19 vaccine booster shots, the most glaring issue prolonging the pandemic is the large swath of unvaccinated people, who are filling up hospitals and dying from the persistent virus, officials and health experts said. Advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration on Friday greenlighted recommending…MORE