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Utah man who drew bow and arrow on protesters hit with felony charges

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A Utah man who pointed a bow and arrow at Salt Lake City marchers protesting the death of George Floyd has been charged with three felonies after the incident was caught on a viral video, reports said Thursday. Brandon E. McCormick, 57, was charged five days after the ex-con pointed......
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System of a Down members fighting over Trump via Instagram

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They do know something about “Toxicity,” after all. Half of beloved alt-rockers System of a Down — singer Serj Tankian, 52, and drummer John Dolmayan, 46 — are embroiled in an internecine squabble over President Donald Trump’s handling of the fallout from George Floyd’s death in police custody — which......
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Matt Lauer reportedly eyeing ‘big TV interview’ as next step in comeback

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Matt Lauer is angling for a “big TV interview” to be the next step in his return to the public eye. After popping back into the news with a controversial op-ed deriding Ronan Farrow’s reportage in his bombshell book “Catch and Kill” — and getting a new tattoo — Lauer......
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‘Black love matters’: Couple gets engaged at Black Lives Matter protest

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At a demonstration against hate, this couple declared their love. Xavier Young, 26, and Marjorie Alston, 23, got engaged during a Black Lives Matter protest in Raleigh, North Carolina, this weekend. The couple met while working a part-time job at a laser tag arcade in the fall of 2018 and......
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Maimonides hospital staff walk out in solidarity with George Floyd

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Around 300 healthcare workers at Maimonides Medical Center walked out of the Brooklyn hospital Thursday in a show of solidarity with George Floyd and to protest police brutality. The hospital’s leadership and workers knelt for eight minutes and 46 seconds — the length of time that prosecutors believe Floyd was......
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Celebrities, pols attend George Floyd memorial in Minneapolis

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The somber memorial for George Floyd in Minneapolis on Thursday drew a bevy of high-profile politicians and celebrities, including Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish and Ludacris. The Rev. Al Sharpton, who delivered a fierce eulogy for Floyd, gave a shout out to some of the stars in the crowd. He invited......
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Ken Griffin pays $100M for Basquiat painting amid race protests

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Hedge-fund billionaire Ken Griffin has shelled out more than $100 million for a painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat, the late black artist whose works focused on race and inequality. The CEO of Citadel — who last year paid $240 million for a Central Park penthouse —bought the brilliantly colored 1982 masterwork......
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Bills’ Jake Fromm apologizes for ‘elite white people’ text

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After a text message conversation in which he referred to “elite white people” was made public, Jake Fromm issued an apology to his new team and the public Thursday. The Bills rookie quarterback, in text messages dated from March of 2019, suggested guns were “good” but that suppressors should be......
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‘Lost’ Italian village set to emerge from watery depths for the 1st time in 27 years

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A “lost” medieval village is set to emerge from the waters of an Italian lake. The sunken village of Fabbriche di Careggine disappeared beneath the waters of the artificial lake Vagli in 1953, according to La Repubblica, but “reappears” whenever the reservoir is drained for maintenance work. The Tuscan ghost......
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Could this grouchy Instagram star be the next Grumpy Cat?

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She’s a purr-mudgeon. A cranky-looking Florida kitty is being touted as the second coming of  “Grumpy Cat” due to her permanent scowl, which has skyrocketed the furry feline to Instagram stardom. Kitzia — known as Grumpy Kitzia on social media — boasts more than 49,000 followers since her ‘Gram page......
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7 movies and documentaries about racism that you should watch now

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The Black Lives Matter movement is not just about the unlawful deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. It’s about 400 years of oppression and systemic racism against black people in the United States by citizens, laws and law enforcement. For those looking to educate themselves and get......
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Chilled-out alpaca manages to get a haircut during coronavirus lockdown

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Haircuts have been hard to come by during the coronavirus pandemic, but one alpaca is going viral for looking relaxed while getting a trim. The South American animal, which lives at Velvet Hall Alpacas in Innerleithen, Scottish Border, was captured on video getting a trim to remove its near 10-pound......
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National Park Service shares creative new signs to promote social distancing

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Keep your distance from the wildlife… and other people! As local restrictions are lifted and states gradually reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic, the National Park Service (NPS) is reminding visitors to avoid close contact with other parkgoers through a creative new poster series encouraging social distancing. The park service recently......
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George Floyd’s brother tells Brooklyn protesters he is proud of them

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The younger brother of George Floyd thanked a throng of demonstrators in his home borough of Brooklyn on Thursday, telling them he was proud of them and encouraging them to continue their fight — peacefully — for justice. “I’m proud of your protest,” Terrence Floyd told some 5,000 protesters gathered......
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Questions to ask if you’re deliberating whether to attend college this fall

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Whether you’re a freshman coming to college or a returning student, there isn’t much certainty about the fall semester. Individual colleges are periodically announcing plans — often subject to change — for courses that are fully online, largely in-person or some kind of hybrid. In addition, it’s hard to envision......
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Long Island teacher writes book to fight racism amid anger over George Floyd killing

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A Long Island teacher is fighting racial injustice — one page at a time. Tara Drouin, 47, wrote a heartfelt book and accompanying song about diversity that she’s shared with elementary school students around New York — a lesson she told The Post is now more critical than ever as......
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Live: Memorial for George Floyd underway in Minneapolis

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A memorial service is underway in Minneapolis, Minnesota for George Floyd 10 days after the black man was murdered by a police officer there, sparking international outrage and widespread demonstrations against police brutality in his name.  The service, scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. CST/ 2 p.m. EST, will be......
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Barcelona locals reclaim city from tourists during pandemic

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BARCELONA, Spain — For florist Laura Gómez and many other Barcelona residents, the COVID-19 pandemic has one silver lining, amid all the death and suffering. For the first time in decades, locals won’t feel outnumbered by the throngs of foreign visitors that flood Spain’s top tourist destination each summer. No......
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Scientists learn how tiny critters make ocean ‘snot palaces’

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KENSINGTON, Maryland — Master builders of the sea construct the equivalent of a complex five-story house that protects them from predators and funnels and filters food for them — all from snot coming out of their heads. And when these delicate mucus homes get clogged, the tadpole-looking critters — called......

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