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The manhunt for Brian Laundrie is over. But several big questions remain

The manhunt for Brian Laundrie is over. But several big questions remain

The discovery of Brian Laundrie’s remains this week ends a manhunt that had gripped the country for weeks as investigators searched a Florida nature reserve for the 23-year-old, who returned home last month from a road trip without his fiancĂ©e, Gabby Petito. Petito spent the summer traveling the American West with Laundrie, sharing their travels…MORE

Adele makes record-breaking return to UK chart top spot with new single

Adele makes record-breaking return to UK chart top spot with new single

Adele has returned to the top spot of the UK charts and broken the national record for most streams in a week, with her new single “Easy on Me.” The song is her third chart-topping single in the UK after “Someone Like You” and “Hello,” and Adele also has four number-ones on the US Billboard…MORE

Suspect in 2018 mass shooting outside New Orleans strip mall has been charged, police say

Suspect in 2018 mass shooting outside New Orleans strip mall has been charged, police say

A man faces multiple murder charges in a mass shooting more than three years ago outside a New Orleans strip mall that left three people dead and seven others wounded, officials said Friday. Jamal Smith, 32, was charged with three counts of second-degree murder and seven counts of attempted second-degree murder in the assault that…MORE

It’s proving difficult to find a jury in the trial for Ahmaud Arbery’s killing. Potential jurors either know the case well, know the defendants or are scared

It’s proving difficult to find a jury in the trial for Ahmaud Arbery’s killing. Potential jurors either know the case well, know the defendants or are scared

Finding jurors to sit in the trial for the three men charged in Ahmaud Arbery’s killing is proving difficult in the Glynn County, Georgia, courtroom where jury selection began this week. Hundreds of people have been summoned, and from the 60 people who have been questioned since Monday, many said they have already formed strong…MORE

Crew member yelled ‘cold gun’ as he handed Alec Baldwin prop weapon, court document shows

Crew member yelled ‘cold gun’ as he handed Alec Baldwin prop weapon, court document shows

An assistant director handed Alec Baldwin a prop firearm and yelled “cold gun” before the actor fired and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza, according to court documents. The “cold gun” remark was meant to indicate that the weapon did not have live rounds, according to an affidavit for a search warrant…MORE

From ‘Sesame Street’ to ‘Alma’s Way’: How Sonia Manzano continues to break ground and elevate Latino stories on US television

From ‘Sesame Street’ to ‘Alma’s Way’: How Sonia Manzano continues to break ground and elevate Latino stories on US television

After 44 years as the loveable Maria on Sesame Street, Sonia Manzano thought she was finally ready to move to a quieter, non-puppet inhabited neighborhood where she could spend her days writing children’s books. “I didn’t think I was going to continue in television,” said Manzano, 71, who was on Sesame Street from 1971 until…MORE

A Utah school district ignored hundreds of racial harassment complaints against Black and Asian American students, DOJ says

A Utah school district ignored hundreds of racial harassment complaints against Black and Asian American students, DOJ says

Black and Asian American students were harassed at a school district in Utah for years and officials deliberately ignored complaints from parents and students, a federal civil rights investigation found. The Justice Department detailed the disturbing pattern at the Davis School District in Farmington, Utah in a report and settlement agreement released this week. The…MORE

Minneapolis police officer is charged in fatal high-speed crash

Minneapolis police officer is charged in fatal high-speed crash

A Minneapolis police officer was charged with manslaughter for allegedly crashing his squad car into a vehicle during a high-speed chase earlier this year, which resulted in the death of an innocent man, authorities announced Friday. Officer Brian Cummings has been charged with second-degree manslaughter and criminal vehicular homicide in connection with the crash that…MORE

Colorado police sergeant under investigation after he is reported by another officer for misconduct
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Colorado police sergeant under investigation after he is reported by another officer for misconduct

A Colorado police officer has been put on administrative leave and an internal investigation is underway after another officer reported him for yelling and cursing at a 17-year-old female during a traffic stop, according to a release by the Aurora Police Department. The June 29 incident was recorded on bodycam video that was released Wednesday…MORE

How two friends learned to talk honestly about race while writing a book

How two friends learned to talk honestly about race while writing a book

There is a moment in the beginning of the new book from Christine Pride and Jo Piazza that is written from the perspective of a 14-year-old Black boy. He is having a nightmare about being shot by police officers and imagines the school picture his mom would use when he dies and his death would…MORE

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