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Kansas City Chiefs fans booed players during a moment of unity against racism

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The Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans kicked off the 2020 NFL season by holding a moment of unity against racism together on the field at Arrowhead Stadium only to have boos heard from the Kansas City crowd. The...

For 13 years, this city banned saggy pants. Now, officials have voted to repeal the law

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Officials in a south Florida city have voted to repeal a law banning low waistbands in public spaces as a step toward providing fairer policies to its citizens. On Wednesday, Opa-locka city commission members repea...

19 families buy nearly 97 acres of land in Georgia to create a city safe for Black people

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"Welcome to Freedom!" exclaims real estate agent Ashley Scott as she surveys the nearly 97 acres of land that she and a group of 19 Black families purchased in August. "I'm hoping that it will be a thriving safe hav...

A Confederate statue is coming down today in the Virginia city of deadly ‘Unite the Right’ violence

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The statue of a Confederate soldier, flanked by a cannon and ammunition, has stood at the county courthouse in Charlottesville, Virginia, since 1909, more than 40 years after the Civil War. It was christened "At Rea...

Texas billboard warns drivers to enter Austin ‘at your own risk’ after city reduces police budget

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A Texas law enforcement association erected two billboards this week, warning drivers to enter Austin at their own risk after the city reduced its police department budget. "Warning!!! Austin Police Defunded Enter a...

New York City Marathon’s first winner retraces race course 50 years later

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Fifty years after winning the inaugural New York City Marathon in 1970, 80-year-old Gary Muhrcke retraced one lap around the course where he ran to victory. Muhrcke, with his grandson Colin Kern by his side, ran one...

A city council member in North Dakota declares she’s a proud lesbian during a heated debate over flying the Pride flag

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One after another, disgruntled North Dakotans took the podium at a city council meeting in Minot to air their grievances. At issue: the mayor's decision to raise the Pride flag at city hall a week earlier. One perso...

A Hong Kong teenager’s death became a magnet for conspiracies, and exposed deep problems in how the city operates

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Hong Kong The crowd recoiled as tear gas canisters rained down on them and riot police advanced up the street, carrying shields and batons. It was August 10, 2019. Protesters had gathered outside a police station o...

California city announced $4 million settlement over fatal police shooting of mentally ill Black man

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A California city announced a $ 4 million settlement of a federal lawsuit with the family of Miles Hall, a 23-year-old Black man who was shot by police last year while having a mental health episode. "The events o...

Seattle City Council votes to override the mayor after she vetoed a bill to cut police funding

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The Seattle City Council voted Tuesday evening to override Mayor Jenny Durkan's veto of a nearly $ 4 million cut from the police department's budget. The final vote was 7-2 in favor of the cuts. "We need a public ...

Cynthia Nixon on Sharon Stone potentially replacing Kim Cattrall in ‘Sex and the City 3’

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There are no plans for a "Sex and the City 3" movie, but if it happens Cynthia Nixon wouldn't be mad if Sharon Stone stepped into the role of Samantha. The pair appeared virtually, alongside actress Sarah Paulson, W...

Berkeley to be first US city to ban junk food and candy in grocery checkout aisles

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The city of Berkeley, California, is trying to make its residents healthier. As part of a health initiative, Berkeley is getting ready to become the first city in the US to require large grocery stores to stop sell...

A Louisville woman is suing the city and two officers alleging she was shot with a rubber bullet while peacefully protesting

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A 24-year-old woman is suing the city of Louisville, Kentucky, and two of its police officers after allegedly getting shot in the face with a rubber bullet while peacefully protesting in May. Shannyn White was out ...

A Florida city is having a swan sale because it costs $10,000 per year to feed them

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Attention, all swan lovers. Officials in Lakeland, Florida, are making plans for a swan sale in the weeks ahead. The reason for the unusual event? The city spends $ 10,000 a year feeding and caring for them. The...

An Italian couple who met on their balconies during quarantine are now engaged in the same city where ‘Romeo and Juliet’ was set

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Want more inspiring, positive news? Sign up for The Good Stuff, a newsletter for the good in life. It will brighten your inbox every Saturday morning. A couple in Italy who met on their balconies during the coronav...

Footage of a Kansas City officer kneeling on the back of a pregnant woman sparks ongoing protest

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Protesters upset by social media videos of Kansas City police arresting a pregnant woman have now occupied the lawn in front of City Hall for more than five days. The footage shows an officer kneeling on the back of...

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