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A timeline of Breonna Taylor’s case since police broke down her door and shot her

A timeline of Breonna Taylor’s case since police broke down her door and shot her

More than six months ago, Louisville, Kentucky police broke open Breonna Taylor’s front door and then fatally shot the 26-year-old EMT in her home. Since then, the killing has spurred national Black Lives Matter protests and placed a greater focus on how policing impacts Black women. Locally, her death led to the passage of “Breonna’s…

A Louisiana officer who claimed someone shot him actually shot himself, police say

A Louisiana officer who claimed someone shot him actually shot himself, police say

A Louisiana police officer who claimed he was shot while on duty had instead shot himself in the leg, Deputy Chief Darrell B. Basco of the Pineville Police Department Administrative Bureau told CNN. John Michael Goulart Jr., 25, was arrested Tuesday and charged with one count of criminal mischief and one count of malfeasance in…

Wanton endangerment charge: What it means in the Breonna Taylor case

Wanton endangerment charge: What it means in the Breonna Taylor case

A grand jury indicted former Louisville police officer Brett Hankison on three counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree in connection with the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor in March. The charges drew immediate criticism from demonstrators who wanted more serious charges, as well as the arrests of the three officers involved. Hankison is…

NFL Legend Gale Sayers Dies at 77

NFL Legend Gale Sayers Dies at 77

NFL legend Gale Sayers has died at the age of 77. Widely regarded as one of the greatest running backs to ever carry a football, the former Chicago Bear was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977. “The NFL family lost a true friend today with the passing of Gale Sayers. Gale…

The New York town of Swastika votes to keep its name

The New York town of Swastika votes to keep its name

A small town in upstate New York voted to keep the name Swastika, saying that the town founders named it after the Sanskrit word and not the hate symbol associated with Nazis. The Town of Black Brook town board, which has domain over the hamlet, voted unanimously to not change the name, Jon Douglass, supervisor…

The Cherokee Nation reservation is now visible on Google Maps

The Cherokee Nation reservation is now visible on Google Maps

The Cherokee Nation’s reservation boundaries are now visible on Google Maps — an overdue acknowledgment of the tribal lands in Oklahoma. “After the monumental US Supreme Court ruling in McGirt v Oklahoma, we’ve had many questions about our reservation boundaries, which always existed on paper maps,” said Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. in…

Teen accused of Tessa Majors’ murder allegedly confessed to dad on recorded line

Teen accused of Tessa Majors’ murder allegedly confessed to dad on recorded line

One teen charged in the murder of Barnard freshman Tessa Majors confessed his role in the murder in a recorded jailhouse conversation with his father, according to a source with knowledge of the case. Majors, an 18-year-old freshman at Barnard, was stabbed several times while walking through Manhattan’s Morningside Park on December 11. Authorities say…

These are the people at the center of the Breonna Taylor case

These are the people at the center of the Breonna Taylor case

Crowds of protesters are chanting her name. Numerous billboards showing her face are calling for action. The outcry over Breonna Taylor’s death keeps on growing. Taylor was killed in March when police officers came to her door and attempted to serve a “no-knock” warrant. State and federal authorities have investigated the incident for months, and…

Harry and Meghan urge action against hate speech ahead of US election

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have weighed in on the upcoming US presidential vote, urging people to reject online negativity and hate speech as what Meghan described as “the most important election of our lifetime” approaches. The couple, who now live in California, shared the remarks in a brief video message congratulating those who…

41 razor blades found on playground equipment at a Michigan park

41 razor blades found on playground equipment at a Michigan park

Razor blades — 41 of them — were found at a playground in Eaton Rapids, prompting officials to canvass parks in the Michigan city out of caution. “Some of the blades appeared to have been placed intentionally to cause harm,” city police said in a news release. A group of people found 39 blades around…

Why this year will be the first time Mike Tyson will vote

Why this year will be the first time Mike Tyson will vote

Mike Tyson, 54, has never voted before. He’s changing that this election year. “This will be my 1st time voting,” Tyson said in a tweet Tuesday. “I never thought I could because of my felony record. I’m proud to finally vote.” He shared the news with his followers along with a link to register to…