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Los Angeles judge dismisses one of 11 counts against Harvey Weinstein but allows prosecutors to amend it
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Los Angeles judge dismisses one of 11 counts against Harvey Weinstein but allows prosecutors to amend it

A Los Angeles judge dropped one of 11 sexual assault charges against Harvey Weinstein on Thursday, though prosecutors will be able to amend it. Weinstein’s attorneys had previously filed a motion to dismiss three of the 11 charges, saying the statute of limitations had expired. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Lisa Lench refused to dismiss…MORE

Homicide rise continues in major US cities, report says
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Homicide rise continues in major US cities, report says

The number of homicides continues to rise in major American cities following a year that saw a record increase in homicides across the country, according to a report published Thursday by the Council on Criminal Justice. A study of homicides during the first six months of this year in 22 cities showed that the number…MORE

Mysterious ‘Jetpack Man’ may have been spotted again in the skies near LAX
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Mysterious ‘Jetpack Man’ may have been spotted again in the skies near LAX

Air traffic controllers warned pilots to be on the lookout after a “man in a jetpack” was spotted near Los Angeles International Airport. “Use caution, the jet man is back,” an air traffic controller said in an audio transmission obtained by CNN. “Let me know if you see him.” A Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson said…MORE

Breaking down barriers to vaccination: Getting shots in arms is a shared mission for these CNN Heroes
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Breaking down barriers to vaccination: Getting shots in arms is a shared mission for these CNN Heroes

Covid-19 vaccines have put the end of the pandemic in sight, but success depends on getting shots into arms. Three CNN Heroes are working to bring these life-saving measures to populations who might otherwise be overlooked. Dr. Jim Withers delivers medical care to homeless people through Operation Safety Net, a program he started through his…MORE

Colorado web designer who refused to make same-sex wedding websites loses appeal in court
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Colorado web designer who refused to make same-sex wedding websites loses appeal in court

A Colorado web designer who didn’t want to create wedding websites for same-sex couples has lost her appeal of the state’s anti-discrimination law. The US Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit rejected 303 Creative owner Lorie Smith’s challenge to the state law on constitutional grounds. The appellate decision comes three years after the Supreme…MORE

Governors and local school boards reignite the mask mandate fight in wake of CDC’s newest guidance
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Governors and local school boards reignite the mask mandate fight in wake of CDC’s newest guidance

The mask mandates are coming back — and so, too, are mandates against mask mandates. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued updated guidance this week saying that people in areas of “substantial” and “high” transmission should wear a face mask indoors. The agency also said all teachers, staff, students and visitors in…MORE

Lawmakers consider withholding housing funds from tribes that discriminate against descendants of enslaved people
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Lawmakers consider withholding housing funds from tribes that discriminate against descendants of enslaved people

House lawmakers are considering legislation that would withhold federal funds from tribal nations who discriminate against Freedmen, the descendants of people they once enslaved. The House Committee on Financial Services held a subcommittee hearing on Tuesday to discuss reauthorizing the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act (NAHASDA), a federal government program that provides…MORE

The amount of Greenland ice that melted on Tuesday could cover Florida in 2 inches of water
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The amount of Greenland ice that melted on Tuesday could cover Florida in 2 inches of water

Greenland is experiencing its most significant melting event of the year as temperatures in the Arctic surge. The amount of ice that melted on Tuesday alone would be enough to cover the entire state of Florida in two inches of water. It’s the third instance of extreme melting on the continent in the past decade,…MORE

Auburn University giving $1,000 scholarships, prime parking and other prizes to fully-vaccinated students
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Auburn University giving $1,000 scholarships, prime parking and other prizes to fully-vaccinated students

Auburn University is giving away scholarships, unlimited meal plan upgrades, priority class registration and other perks to encourage students to get the Covid-19 vaccine. The Alabama school announced the program this week, as the state’s vaccination rate lags behind the rest of the United States. Only 34.2% of Alabama residents are fully vaccinated, according to…MORE

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