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The driver has been charged in the death of a Seattle protester who was hit by a car

The driver has been charged in the death of a Seattle protester who was hit by a car

A driver has been charged in the death of Summer Taylor, a 24-year-old protester killed during a demonstration on a closed highway on July Fourth in Seattle. Dawit Kelete, 27, has been charged with vehicular homicide, vehicular assault and reckless driving. Prosecutors requested $1.2 million bail, the criminal complaint filed in King County, Washington, Superior…MORE

Prosecutors want jury to be anonymous in R. Kelly trial

Prosecutors want jury to be anonymous in R. Kelly trial

Federal prosecutors in New York City are asking that the jury in R. Kelly’s trial on racketeering and sex trafficking charges be kept anonymous from the public, prosecutors and the defense team during proceedings. They also want jurors to be partially sequestered because of significant media coverage of the case — and the singer’s alleged…MORE

New York City paints Black Lives Matter mural outside Trump Tower in Manhattan

New York City paints Black Lives Matter mural outside Trump Tower in Manhattan

New York City is painting a Black Lives Matter mural on the street directly outside of Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan. City employees began painting a stretch of Fifth Avenue, just in front of the Trump Organization’s headquarters, on Thursday morning. Mayor Bill de Blasio authorized the stark yellow mural earlier this month. The New…MORE

Scrabble players are taking racial and ethnic slurs out of the game

Scrabble players are taking racial and ethnic slurs out of the game

Scrabble players won’t be able to spell out racial and ethnic slurs, even if they could earn a triple word score. The North American Scrabble Players Association (NASPA) announced on Wednesday that it will remove slurs and other offensive words from the official word list that’s used at its tournaments. The group decided to remove…MORE

UC Berkeley ties dozens of new coronavirus cases to campus Greek parties

UC Berkeley ties dozens of new coronavirus cases to campus Greek parties

Officials at the University California (UC), Berkeley are worried that their hopes to bring students back to campus in the fall won’t go as planned after the school confirmed 47 new coronavirus cases in just one week. Most of the new cases “stem from a series of recent parties connected to the CalGreek system, which…MORE

A Texas mom gave birth to triplets right after she beat Covid-19

A Texas mom gave birth to triplets right after she beat Covid-19

Maggie Sillero was 28 weeks pregnant with triplets when she got the terrifying news that she had Covid-19. She wasn’t sick on May 8 when she went to The Woman’s Hospital of Texas in Houston — and never showed any coronavirus symptoms. She was admitted for observation because she was considered high-risk and her doctor…MORE

‘Broken heart syndrome’ has increased during the Covid-19 pandemic, small study suggests

‘Broken heart syndrome’ has increased during the Covid-19 pandemic, small study suggests

A study published Thursday found a significant increase in “broken heart syndrome” at two Ohio hospitals among some patients who don’t have coronavirus, suggesting that the physical, social and economic stressors from the pandemic are taking a physical toll. Stress-induced cardiomyopathy or Takotsubo syndrome — which is often called “broken heart syndrome” — occurs when…MORE

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