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George Floyd death: A city pledged to abolish its police. Then what?

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They too, talk about transformation, hoping to bring more minority business owners into their corner of the city, and create more cultural and social space. It’s something that lawyer Daniel Kennedy, who’s part of the collective, calls “an opportunity that nobody wanted”. BBC – For more and to sign up......
History

Decomposing Bodies in the 1720s Gave Birth to the First Vampire Panic

Smithsonian
In 1721, London curate Thomas Lewis, concerned about the mephitic stink of decomposing flesh seeping from overstuffed tombs into his church, published a pamphlet, “Seasonable Considerations on the Indecent and Dangerous Custom of Burying in Churches and Church-yards”. The noxious vapors, he believed, desecrated the space, distracting his congregation from......
CBS US News

Police fatally shoot Black teen, sparking protests in Waukegan, Illinois

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here An Illinois city is reeling after police fatally shot a Black teenager who was the passenger in a vehicle that police said reversed toward an officer. The shooting, which occurred late Tuesday night, left the driver of the vehicle......
E! Online

Terry Bradshaw Helps Daughter Rachel Perform for First Time Since Her Husband’s Death – E! Online

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Terry Bradshaw pulled off two victories on tonight’s all-new episode of The Bradshaw Bunch. One, he was able to squeeze into his favorite pair of jeans–although doing so took a lot… E! Online – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page......
ESPN

Utah erred in athlete’s death, settles for $13.5M

ESPN
The University of Utah announced a $13.5 million settlement with the family of slain track and field athlete Lauren McCluskey on Thursday, saying for the first time that her death had been preventable. McCluskey, a 21-year-old heptathlete at Utah, was shot and killed on Oct. 22, 2018, by a man......
Politico.com

The news media helps Trump avoid the stench of death

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Any previous campaign in Trump’s circumstances — bad polls nationally, behind in multiple must-win states, coming after four years of low favorability ratings and steady off-year and midterm losses for the party he leads — would be facing coverage that......
BBC - Business

Amazon parcel scam targets woman eight months after her death

BBC
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-54616648 A spokeswoman for Amazon said: “Third-party sellers are prohibited from sending unsolicited packages to customers and we take action on those who violate our policies, including withholding payments, suspending or removing selling privileges, or working with law enforcement. We’ve taken action on the account in question.” BBC – For......
Detroit News

Ecorse man arraigned in death of girlfriend’s toddler son

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here An Ecorse man was arraigned Monday and sent to jail without bond in connection with the death of his girlfriend’s 13-month-old son. James Gibson, 34, and the child’s mother, Lisa Reed, also 34 and an Ecorse resident, were charged Friday......
BBC Entertainment

The singer facing death threats in Afghanistan

BBC
Aryana Sayeed is Afghanistan’s biggest female pop star. During Taliban rule, almost all music was banned in the country, and women still face a lot of criticism for performing. Aryana has used her role as a judge on singing competitions there to inspire other women to follow their passion for......
Politico.com

How Biden destroyed Trump’s TV ad ‘death star’

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here The disparity isn’t just limited to the Monday Night Football game or to Arizona, a once reliably Republican state that’s now a hotly contested battleground. It’s playing out across the dial on TV sets nationwide in the broader presidential campaign.......
Detroit News

Michigan has largest weekly COVID-19 case total as death count surpasses 7K

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Michigan added 1,791 new COVID-19 cases and 23 more deaths on Saturday, making the week the state’s biggest surge of positive cases during the pandemic.  The additions bring the state’s total number of cases to 144,897 and total deaths to 7,010. Of......
TMZ.com

Chrissy Teigen Breaks Silence After Son’s Death

TMZ
Chrissy Teigen‘s still healing from the unimaginable loss of their baby boy, but she’s assuring fans she and John Legend are getting through it. As you know, Chrissy’s been silent on social media since sharing the devastating news just over 2 weeks ago their son, Jack, died following pregnancy complications.......
ESPN

Kay indicted in Tyler Skaggs’ overdose death

ESPN
A federal grand jury indicted former Los Angeles Angels communications director Eric Kay on Thursday on charges related to the 2019 death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs. According to the indictment, Kay, who told federal agents he provided drugs to Skaggs, is charged with distributing a controlled substance that resulted in......
TMZ.com

Tyler Skaggs Death Case, Ex-Angels Employee Facing Life In Prison Over Pills

TMZ
Breaking News 12:31 PM PT — Prosecutors tell TMZ Sports … Kay is facing LIFE behind bars if convicted on the charges. Ex-Angels staffer Eric Kay has been indicted by a grand jury in Texas on two counts in the death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs, court docs show. Kay —......
Sports Illustrated - NFL

Report: Eric Kay Indicted in Tyler Skaggs’s Overdose Death

Sports Illustrated
Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports A Texas federal grand jury has indicted former Angels employee Eric Kay on two counts in the overdose death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs, according to the Los Angeles Times. The indictment, which was filed on Friday morning in U.S. District Court in Fort Worth, charged Kay with......

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