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It’s a beacon of hope and it’s a politicized issue. Merriam Webster’s 2021 word of the year is …
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It’s a beacon of hope and it’s a politicized issue. Merriam Webster’s 2021 word of the year is …

Merriam-Webster just announced its Word of the Year. For some, it is a symbol of hope and health. For others, it’s a representation of a politicized issue. But as everyone can agree, the word is everywhere and it’s controversial. “Vaccine” is Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year. The word was selected based on lookup data, notable…MORE

Dayton mass shooter acted alone in 2019 attack and was fueled by an ‘enduring fascination with mass violence,’ FBI says
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Dayton mass shooter acted alone in 2019 attack and was fueled by an ‘enduring fascination with mass violence,’ FBI says

The FBI in Cincinnati said Monday that an investigation into the 2019 Dayton, Ohio, mass shooting found the gunman acted alone and was not aligned with a specific ideological group. “The evidence from the extensive investigation indicated the perpetrator, Connor Betts, was solely responsible for the injuries and deaths that were a result of his…MORE

Get started on ‘Giving Tuesday’ with five high-impact charities you’ve probably never heard of
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Get started on ‘Giving Tuesday’ with five high-impact charities you’ve probably never heard of

You’ve heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, two intense days of discounts and deals ironically following a day of thanks. But don’t forget Giving Tuesday, five days after Thanksgiving. Since 2012, Giving Tuesday has become a day of heightened generosity when people give to their favorite charities. “A lot of people look at Giving…MORE

How a once struggling deaf football team rode a historic season to a championship game
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How a once struggling deaf football team rode a historic season to a championship game

Founded 68 years ago, the Cubs, the football team of the California School for the Deaf Riverside, had never reached a championship game. “I mean, the team stunk, quite honestly,” Jordy Valencia, the team’s 6-foot-2 starting wide receiver told CNN. “CSDR were often viewed as kind of a laughingstock, right, we’re always gonna have these…MORE

Jussie Smollett’s trial has started. This is how we got here
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Jussie Smollett’s trial has started. This is how we got here

Jury selection started Monday in the trial of former “Empire” star Jussie Smollett, who is accused of making false reports to authorities that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack in 2019. Smollett, 39, was indicted on six counts last year by a Cook County, Illinois, grand jury, but the actor has…MORE

Who is Ghislaine Maxwell? Socialite and ex-girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein goes on trial
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Who is Ghislaine Maxwell? Socialite and ex-girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein goes on trial

British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell has gained global notoriety as the former girlfriend and social companion of the convicted pedophile and disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein. Now, after more than a year in federal custody, she faces trial on sex trafficking charges in New York. The 59-year-old has pleaded not guilty to all counts. Maxwell is charged…MORE

Trial of Jussie Smollett, accused of lying to police about an alleged hate crime, opens with jury selection
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Trial of Jussie Smollett, accused of lying to police about an alleged hate crime, opens with jury selection

The long road in the Jussie Smollett case finally reached trial Monday in Chicago, more than two years after police first alleged the actor lied about being the victim of a hate crime and wrongfully diverted weeks of investigative manpower. The former “Empire” actor, who is Black and gay, has repeatedly denied staging an attack…MORE

Beverly Hills police say they’re investigating anti-Semitic flyers distributed one night before the beginning of Hanukkah
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Beverly Hills police say they’re investigating anti-Semitic flyers distributed one night before the beginning of Hanukkah

Police in Beverly Hills, California, have launched an investigation after residents received anti-Jewish hate speech flyers ahead of the first night of Hanukkah, the department said Sunday. The flyers were likely distributed overnight in what police are calling a “hate incident,” according to a statement from the Beverly Hills Police Department. Police said they received…MORE

Prosecution links Ghislaine Maxwell to Jeffrey Epstein, while defense says she is being blamed for his actions
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Prosecution links Ghislaine Maxwell to Jeffrey Epstein, while defense says she is being blamed for his actions

Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein created a “pyramid scheme of abuse” by offering cash to poor underage girls, luring them into a web of sexual abuse, prosecutors said Monday in opening statements of Maxwell’s criminal trial. Prosecutor Lara Pomerantz told jurors that in the 1990s, Maxwell would procure girls for Epstein via the “ruse” of…MORE

A University of Nevada Las Vegas student dies days after participating in fraternity charity boxing match
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A University of Nevada Las Vegas student dies days after participating in fraternity charity boxing match

A University of Nevada Las Vegas student died just days after participating in a fraternity’s charity boxing match where he collapsed soon after the fight, according to statements from the university and his family’s attorney. In what the school described as “a tragic incident,” Nathan Tyler Valencia, 20, died Tuesday, four days after participating in…MORE

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