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Nikolas Cruz intends to plead guilty to Parkland shooting charges, his lawyer says
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Nikolas Cruz intends to plead guilty to Parkland shooting charges, his lawyer says

Nikolas Cruz intends to plead guilty to charges stemming from the February 2018 massacre at South Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School — the deadliest high school shooting in US history — his attorney said Friday in court. The plea would come more than three and a half years after the Valentine’s Day shooting in…MORE

Meet the 63-year-old college athlete with a killer golf swing
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Meet the 63-year-old college athlete with a killer golf swing

Debbie Blount is, for the most part, your average college undergrad, trying to make it through the semester amid piles of homework and a packed after-school schedule. She enjoys her history classes but struggles with statistics, a subject she calls the “bane of [her] existence.” She just declared a major — interdisciplinary studies — and…MORE

Officer killed on new beat considered career change but decided, ‘I love what I’m doing,’ his father said
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Officer killed on new beat considered career change but decided, ‘I love what I’m doing,’ his father said

Just weeks ago, Dylan Harrison’s father tried to persuade him to leave law enforcement to be an electrician. Instead, Harrison redoubled his commitment to policing. On his first part-time shift with a new agency, Harrison was shot dead last weekend in Middle Georgia. He’d sought the second job to supplement his full-time duties with a…MORE

Texas school administrator told teachers to include Holocaust books with ‘opposing’ views when explaining new state law
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Texas school administrator told teachers to include Holocaust books with ‘opposing’ views when explaining new state law

A school district superintendent in North Texas apologized Thursday night after one of the district’s administrators told teachers that if they have books about the Holocaust in their classroom libraries, then they should also include books that have “opposing” views of the Holocaust. At a training session last week, a school administrator with Carroll ISD…MORE

The World Health Organization honors the late Henrietta Lacks for her contributions to scientific research
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The World Health Organization honors the late Henrietta Lacks for her contributions to scientific research

The World Health Organization on Wednesday honored the late Henrietta Lacks, whose cells have been used for innovative scientific research for decades, with an award in recognition of her contributions to the advancement of medical science. Lacks, a Black woman, was suffering from cervical cancer when she was being treated at the Johns Hopkins Hospital…MORE

Teen in Barnard student murder sentenced to 9 years to life in prison
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Teen in Barnard student murder sentenced to 9 years to life in prison

A teenager who pleaded guilty to murder and robbery charges last month in the death of Barnard College freshman Tessa Majors was sentenced Thursday to nine years to life in prison. Luchiano Lewis, who was 14-years-old at the time of the murder but who was charged as an adult, cried as he spoke in court…MORE

Miami City Commission votes unanimously to terminate Police Chief Acevedo
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Miami City Commission votes unanimously to terminate Police Chief Acevedo

The Miami City Commission on Thursday evening voted unanimously to affirm the suspension of Police Chief Art Acevedo and immediately remove him from his position. Acevedo, who attended the hearing, had been suspended “effective immediately” Monday by City Manager Arthur Noriega until the commission made the judgment to terminate him. The judgment came at the…MORE

They matched on Tinder a year ago. Then his boyfriend gave him a ring — and a gift that changed his life
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They matched on Tinder a year ago. Then his boyfriend gave him a ring — and a gift that changed his life

Reid Alexander is a 24-year-old Colorado man who battled kidney disease before meeting Rafael Diaz, 28, who would become his husband. Here, Alexander recounts their journey as a couple and expresses his thanks to Diaz for changing his life. It’s been a whirlwind year since I first matched with Rafael on Tinder. Within months, I…MORE