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Creighton’s men’s basketball head coach suspended after ‘plantation’ comment

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Creighton University has suspended its men's basketball head coach Greg McDermott, who apologized earlier this week for making what he said was a "terribly inappropriate analogy" about a plantation when talking to h...

The countries making dubious claims over Covid-19 — and what that means for the world

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For the past year, countries around the world have shared data on Covid-19 cases and deaths with the World Health Organization (WHO) -- information that is crucial in informing the global fight against the disease. ...

China’s plans to ‘improve’ democracy in Hong Kong could spell the end of the city’s opposition

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Hong Kong As members of China's political elite prepared for an annual summit in Beijing this week, state-run news agency Xinhua noted "there is no perfect democracy, only democracy that fits best." Hong Kong may be...

Age 118, the world’s oldest living person will carry the Olympic flame in Japan

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Tokyo At 118 years old, the world's oldest living person is preparing to carry the Olympic torch this May in Japan. Kane Tanaka, who has twice survived cancer, lived through two global pandemics and loves fizzy drink...

Eleanor Roosevelt is the latest historical figure to get the Barbie treatment

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One of the most influential women of the 20th century is being introduced as a role model to a new generation of girls. Former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt has been made into a Barbie doll as part of the company's "...

Dallas police officer faces two capital murder charges

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A Dallas police officer is accused of offering to pay another person to kidnap and kill two people in 2017, Dallas Police Chief Eddie García announced Thursday. Officer Bryan Riser, a 12-year veteran of the departm...

One Arizona county has so many vaccine doses, it’s now able to offer them to anyone over 18

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Concerned that there weren't enough people signing up to get vaccinated against Covid-19, officials in one small Arizona county changed the vaccine eligibility requirement to encourage more people to make appointmen...

A Latina councilmember’s discussion on Zoom about racial disparities was interrupted by people laughing about her accent

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The irony of it all is that the laughter came during a discussion about racial inequities. Nancy Navarro, a member of the Montgomery County Council in Maryland, was speaking during a virtual meeting on Tuesday about...

Here’s *exactly* how dumb the mask debate has become

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In case you've been on another planet this week -- in which case, can I come along!?!? -- know that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves lifted the mask mandates in their states. They did so again...

A newly proposed Tennessee bill would give immunity to drivers who unintentionally hit protesters blocking streets

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A newly proposed bill in Tennessee would make it even more difficult to protest in the state -- by making obstructing a highway a felony and giving immunity to drivers who unintentionally injure or kill those in the...

See Jupiter and Mercury align in the sky and an asteroid flyby this weekend

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The solar system's largest and smallest planets will be in alignment this Friday. In the morning, Mercury and Jupiter will be in conjunction and appear just above the horizon, according to NASA. A conjunction is wh...

California to reserve 40% of vaccine doses for underserved communities

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California will set aside 40% of its vaccines for underserved communities in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus and hasten the reopening of the economy. The state has the most Covid-19 cases in the country....

Women at the helm of films are having a moment

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Woman gets part-time job at nursing home so she can visit her dad during pandemic

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Lisa Racine hasn't been able to visit her dad in-person at the nursing home he lives at because of the coronavirus pandemic. So, she decided to get a part-time job there to see him more often. Racine, 58, works full...

West Virginia man charged with stealing C-SPAN employee equipment during Capitol riot

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Federal prosecutors have charged Eric Gene Barber of West Virginia in connection to the Capitol riot, alleging he stole C-SPAN employee equipment while participating in the January 6 insurrection. Barber, a former c...

‘I think she’s lovely and I wouldn’t mess with her’: NY Attorney General Letitia James takes charge of Andrew Cuomo probe

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New York Attorney General Letitia James was only a few months into her second term as New York City's public advocate when, over a few hours during a dinner party with friends, a stunning twist of fate put her on a ...

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