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A group of California inmates just earned bachelor’s degrees while behind bars

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A triumphant group of incarcerated students at a prison in California began a new chapter of their lives on Tuesday after graduating with their bachelor's degrees. The 25 students, who are incarcerated at California...

Garth Brooks on performing at bars instead of stadiums amid coronavirus pandemic: ‘Dive bars are vaccinated’

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The country singer kicked off a stadium tour in 2019 but had to stop it when the pandemic hit in 2020. He picked it up again in July only to bring it to a halt again out of an abundance of caution due to increasing c...

LA County will require proof of vaccination or negative test at bars, nightclubs, and events

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"This modified health officer order aligns with the continued need to reduce risk of transmission and increase vaccination coverage," County Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer said during a Board of Supervisor...

Los Angeles bars protests at homes after anti-vaccine rally supporters show up at officials’ residences

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The City Council voted 12 to 2 to approve the measure, with council members Mike Bonin and Nithya Raman dissenting. A second reading — usually a formality — will be held Sept. 21 for the ordinance to go into effect. ...

A Tennessee sheriff’s deputy allegedly assaulted police on January 6. Now he’s behind bars and off the force

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Washington A Tennessee man who was a deputy sheriff on January 6 and wore his sheriff's vest to the US Capitol is now behind bars after being charged in one of the most notorious police assaults from the insurrection...

China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism cracks down on karaoke bars, creates ‘blacklist’ of unapproved songs

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Chinese authorities have announced a "blacklist" for karaoke songs that will go into effect at the start of October, according to state-run media. "On the list are songs containing content that endangers national uni...

New Orleans will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test for bars, gyms, concerts

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Mayor LaToya Cantrell said that the new rules will go into effect on Monday and enforcement will start on Aug. 23.  "The situation is dire and we are simply out of time," the Mayor said at a press conference Thursday...

Olympic champion Sunisa Lee adds bronze on uneven bars

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The 18-year-old Olympic gymnastics champion from Minnesota added a bronze in the uneven bars finals on Sunday. Lee earned a silver in the team competition on Tuesday before grabbing gold in the all-around on Thursday...

IOC allows athlete protests before Olympic events, bars political gestures on podiums and during competition

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The IOC said the guidelines were approved by the Executive Board of the IOC as part of the IOC Athletes’ Commission’s (IOC AC) recommendations. The IOC said the guidelines offer "further clarity" on the "wide range o...

Nigeria announces talks with Twitter after ban, as Ecowas court bars government crackdown on users

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Abuja, Nigeria Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has assembled a reconciliation team to lead negotiations with Twitter, more than two weeks after the American social media company's operation was indefinitely suspe...

LAX cargo handlers arrested for stealing gold bars: prosecutors

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The two men, identified by prosecutors as Marlon Moody and Brian Benson, from South Los Angeles, were arrested by FBI special agents on Tuesday after a federal grand jury indictment charged them with conspiracy and t...

Iran approves hardliner for presidential polls, bars several hopefuls

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Iran's election watchdog has approved the candidacy of hardline judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi in next month's presidential election, state television reported on Tuesday, while disqualifying some of his main rivals i...

Seattle bar’s repeated COVID-19 violations lead to shut down

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Flowers Restaurant in the U District violated social distancing guidelines, seating restrictions and facial coverings order, according to inspection records. Inspection records also say the restaurant’s owner said at...

Cruz accuses Biden of trying to hide ‘egregious failures’ on border after Mayorkas bars press from tour

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"Closed press," Cruz wrote on Twitter. "Once again, Joe Biden is trying to hide his egregious failures at the border from the American people. #HidenBiden." Members of the press were allowed inside a border facility...

Michael Thompson was behind bars for decades after a marijuana sale. Now he’s free

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Michael Thompson spent nearly 25 years behind bars for a sentence stemming from a marijuana sale. At 4 a.m. on Thursday, he finally walked out of prison to greet his family and the supporters who spent decades fierc...

States impose curfews on bars and restaurants as Covid-19 cases soar

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(Kaiser Health News)As states and cities around the country enact curfews on bars and restaurants to limit the spread of Covid-19, many different calls are being made on "last call." In Massachusetts, eateries must ...

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