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California’s power grid operator has issued a statewide alert urging residents to cut back electricity use

California’s power grid operator has issued a statewide alert urging residents to cut back electricity use

California’s power grid operator has issued a statewide alert urging residents to cut back electricity use Wednesday due to higher-than-normal temperatures expected in Northern California and tight energy supplies across the West. Officials called for voluntary electricity conservation from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday to avoid rolling outages during the persistent heat, the California…MORE

Anti-mask protesters forced a Florida school board to postpone a meeting about back-to-school requirements

Anti-mask protesters forced a Florida school board to postpone a meeting about back-to-school requirements

About 20 anti-mask protesters gathered at the Broward County School Board headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Tuesday, forcing a postponement of a discussion on mask requirements for the upcoming school year, a school board member told CNN. “Folks weren’t wearing masks and refused to follow the rules — rules that people have followed for…MORE

Prominent Democratic donor Ed Buck convicted in deaths of two men he gave drugs

Prominent Democratic donor Ed Buck convicted in deaths of two men he gave drugs

Democratic donor Ed Buck on Tuesday was convicted by a federal jury of nine felonies, including giving methamphetamine to two men who died at his West Hollywood apartment after being injected with the drug. Buck was found guilty of two counts of distribution of methamphetamine resulting in death, four counts of distribution of methamphetamine, one…MORE

South Carolina man sentenced to life in the murder of 21-year-old college student

South Carolina man sentenced to life in the murder of 21-year-old college student

A man was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday after a jury convicted him of murder in the 2019 killing of a South Carolina college student. Nathaniel Rowland, 27, was also found guilty of kidnapping and possession of a weapon during a violent crime in the killing of Samantha Josephson, a University of South Carolina…MORE

Group backed by LeBron James launches a campaign focused on criminal justice reform
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Group backed by LeBron James launches a campaign focused on criminal justice reform

The political organization cofounded by NBA superstar LeBron James launched a new campaign Monday to promote voting rights and criminal justice reform. The campaign, “Protect Our People,” is being spearheaded by James’ More Than a Vote, a voting rights organization; and Uninterrupted, an athlete empowerment brand. “We can’t lose the momentum of last summer,” reads…MORE

Joey Jordison, former Slipknot drummer, dies at 46
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Joey Jordison, former Slipknot drummer, dies at 46

Joey Jordison, a founder of the heavy metal band Slipknot, has died, his family announced in a statement provided Tuesday to CNN. He was 46. “We are heartbroken to share the news that Joey Jordison, prolific drummer, musician and artist passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 26th, 2021,” the family said. “Joey’s death…MORE

How a mother and daughter rose up in Nxivm, got indicted and eventually turned against Keith Raniere
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How a mother and daughter rose up in Nxivm, got indicted and eventually turned against Keith Raniere

Lauren Salzman was once a high-ranking leader of the purported self-help group Nxivm and a loyal member of founder Keith Raniere’s inner circle. But ahead of her sentencing Wednesday in Brooklyn, she shared in court documents why she eventually cooperated with the government and testified against him. In 2019, Salzman pleaded guilty to racketeering and…MORE

This runner qualified for the Olympics but his DACA status almost kept him away from his dream
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This runner qualified for the Olympics but his DACA status almost kept him away from his dream

When Luis Grijalva crossed the finish line at the NCAA track and field championships last month, he knew he could reach his Olympic dream. But first, immigration officials would have to agree to let the 22-year-old runner travel outside the United States and come back to the country he calls home. Grijalva is a Deferred…MORE

Bob Moses’s heroic fight for voting rights should inspire today’s movement, civil rights leaders say
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Bob Moses’s heroic fight for voting rights should inspire today’s movement, civil rights leaders say

He spoke in a Boston-accented monotone that barely rose above a whisper, hated personal attention, and was a brilliant Harvard-trained mathematician who quoted Albert Camus. Bob Moses, who died this week at age 86, was an unconventional civil rights leader. He didn’t energize crowds with fiery speeches, and wasn’t known for leading marches, yet, few…MORE

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