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‘Funeral home’ ad spreads message for the unvaccinated
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‘Funeral home’ ad spreads message for the unvaccinated

The truck had the name of a funeral home on it. But instead of a soothing thought that might double as a company slogan, the message on the side read: “Don’t get vaccinated.” The black truck advertising for “Wilmore Funeral Home” delivered that blunt and unexpected message on Sunday to football fans in downtown Charlotte…MORE

Asian American lawmakers want DOJ to speed up action on hate crimes law
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Asian American lawmakers want DOJ to speed up action on hate crimes law

Two Democratic lawmakers are urging the Justice Department to swiftly implement a federal law aimed at countering the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes during the coronavirus pandemic. In a letter sent to Attorney General Merrick Garland, Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii and Rep. Grace Meng of New York highlighted provisions of the Covid-19 Hate Crimes…MORE

A North Carolina-based health care system has suspended hundreds of employees for not getting a Covid-19 vaccine

A North Carolina-based health care system has suspended hundreds of employees for not getting a Covid-19 vaccine

A North Carolina-based health care provider announced Tuesday it has suspended hundreds of employees for not meeting the company’s Covid-19 vaccine requirements. Novant Health says employees, by now, must have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine or applied for — and received — a medical or religious exemption. Those that hadn’t —…MORE

Man who filmed Rodney King’s 1991 beating by police dies of Covid-19, friend says
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Man who filmed Rodney King’s 1991 beating by police dies of Covid-19, friend says

George Holliday, the man who shot the infamous video of Los Angeles Police Department officers beating Rodney King more than 30 years ago, has died, his friend tells CNN. He was 61. Holliday died Sunday of Covid-19 in Simi Valley, California, according to longtime friend Robert Wollenweber. “Unfortunately, he didn’t want to get vaccinated. He…MORE

A Texas couple wore face masks at a restaurant to protect their immunocompromised infant. The owner asked them to leave
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A Texas couple wore face masks at a restaurant to protect their immunocompromised infant. The owner asked them to leave

A Texas couple who landed themselves a rare night out with friends says it was cut short when the restaurant kicked them out for wearing face masks, which they say they wore to protect their immunocompromised 4-month-old son. Natalie Wester and her husband, Jose Lopez-Guerrero, joined a group of friends at a restaurant and bar…MORE

Prince Andrew served with sexual assault lawsuit after papers sent to US lawyer
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Prince Andrew served with sexual assault lawsuit after papers sent to US lawyer

Prince Andrew was served with legal papers in a civil sexual assault case against him when the senior British royal’s US-based lawyer was sent the suit by FedEx and email on Monday, court papers show. The US court documents, seen by CNN, show the legal papers were delivered to the duke’s lawyer, Andrew B. Brettler,…MORE

A Texas school board proposes the non-renewal of a contract for a principal accused of promoting critical race theory
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A Texas school board proposes the non-renewal of a contract for a principal accused of promoting critical race theory

A Texas school district board voted unanimously to give notice of a proposed non-renewal of the contract of a principal at the center of controversy over critical race theory. James Whitfield, principal of Colleyville Heritage High School in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, was placed on paid administrative leave in late August, a month after a…MORE

Autopsy confirms remains found in Wyoming are Gabby Petito’s, FBI says
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Autopsy confirms remains found in Wyoming are Gabby Petito’s, FBI says

Autopsy results have confirmed that the remains found Sunday in the Bridger-Teton National Forest are those of Gabby Petito, a 22-year-old woman who disappeared while on a trip exploring national parks with her fiancĂ©, according to the FBI in Denver. The FBI tweeted that Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue ruled the death a homicide…MORE

Cleaning out the attic, journalist discovers two letters written to him by the Unabomber
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Cleaning out the attic, journalist discovers two letters written to him by the Unabomber

As part of a pandemic project suggested by his wife, Jack Epstein began last month going through his papers that were taking up space in their attic. While cleaning out old letters from readers of his budget travel book on Latin America, the journalist with the San Francisco Chronicle made an unexpected discovery, that he’d…MORE

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