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Ozzie, the world’s oldest male gorilla, has died at Zoo Atlanta

Ozzie, the world’s oldest male gorilla, has died at Zoo Atlanta

Ozzie, the world’s oldest male gorilla and the third-oldest gorilla in the world, died Tuesday at Zoo Atlanta, the facility announced. He was 61. The 350-pound western lowland gorilla’s cause of death is not yet known, the zoo said in a news release. Ozzie was considered a true legend at the zoo and was the…MORE

Utah teacher sues school district after she says officials retaliated against her for reporting sexual harassment among 5th-grade students

Utah teacher sues school district after she says officials retaliated against her for reporting sexual harassment among 5th-grade students

A teacher in Utah is suing her former employer after she said it retaliated against her for reporting sexual harassment among her students, according to court documents filed last week. Kathryn Moore is suing Utah’s Park City School District “for violations of Title IX” and “state breach of contract,” according to the suit filed in…MORE

Package thefts and other high-profile crimes threaten to derail the reform-minded Los Angeles County DA
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Package thefts and other high-profile crimes threaten to derail the reform-minded Los Angeles County DA

A rash of package thefts from freight trains passing slowly through downtown Los Angeles has raised a fundamental question facing this city and others: how to balance attempts at criminal justice reform with the need for crime prevention. “What the hell is going on?” asked an exasperated Gov. Gavin Newsom last week when he joined…MORE

US Coast Guard finds body while searching for 39 people from capsized vessel off Florida coast
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US Coast Guard finds body while searching for 39 people from capsized vessel off Florida coast

The US Coast Guard has recovered a body during a search for 39 people whose vessel capsized over the weekend off Florida’s Atlantic coast, the service said Wednesday. The body was being brought back to Fort Pierce, Florida, for identification, Coast Guard Capt. Jo-Ann Burdian said at a news conference in Florida. The Coast Guard…MORE

Appeals court upholds conviction of notorious drug kingpin ‘El Chapo’
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Appeals court upholds conviction of notorious drug kingpin ‘El Chapo’

A panel of appellate judges on Tuesday upheld the 2019 conviction of notorious Mexican drug cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán, rejecting his assertions that he was treated unfairly. In their decision, the three judges ruled that US District Judge Brian Cogan, who oversaw Guzmán’s federal case in Brooklyn, conducted the three-month trial “with diligence…MORE

Suspect arrested in connection with Atlanta gunfight that left a 6-month-old dead

Suspect arrested in connection with Atlanta gunfight that left a 6-month-old dead

A stray bullet killed a 6-month-old as two people were shooting at each other in west Atlanta on Monday — the third time a child has been shot in the city this year — officials said. One suspect, a 22-year-old man, was arrested on Tuesday, according to Atlanta police. Monday’s incident was also at least…MORE

This Silicon Valley city is poised to take a step closer to first-in-the-nation gun ownership requirements
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This Silicon Valley city is poised to take a step closer to first-in-the-nation gun ownership requirements

San Jose, California, is getting closer to adopting a first-in-the-nation law to address gun violence by requiring all gun owners to pay a fee and carry liability insurance. The Silicon Valley city’s council is due to vote Tuesday on the ordinance, whose dual-pronged approach aims to reduce the risk of gun harm by incentivizing safer…MORE

SAT will soon be all-digital and shortened from 3 hours to 2
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SAT will soon be all-digital and shortened from 3 hours to 2

The SAT taken by prospective college students across the country will go all-digital starting in 2024 and will be an hour shorter, the College Board announced in a statement Tuesday. “The digital SAT will be easier to take, easier to give, and more relevant,” said Priscilla Rodriguez, vice president of College Readiness Assessments at College…MORE

Schools in Flint, Michigan, are sticking with remote learning indefinitely. Families say they’re struggling to keep it up
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Schools in Flint, Michigan, are sticking with remote learning indefinitely. Families say they’re struggling to keep it up

Students in Flint Community Schools have only been in the classroom about six months over the past two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and after the district’s announcement last week that distance learning would continue until further notice, some families — including some still dealing with the city’s water crisis — aren’t sure how…MORE

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