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Kobe and Gianna are two rising baby names of 2020. Karen’s on the decline

Kobe and Gianna are two rising baby names of 2020. Karen’s on the decline

Baby names typically trend as a reflection of the times, and it should come as no surprise that two names have experienced a major boost in popularity: Kobe and Gianna. The rise is no doubt propelled by the tragic deaths of Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna earlier this year. Kobe, Gianna and seven…MORE

White supremacist group talked about paramilitary training in secret vetting calls

Young men hoping to join a White supremacist group spoke about hosting paramilitary trainings and how to legally bring firearms to those events, according to secret recordings of vetting calls published by the Southern Poverty Law Center Thursday. Some 83 hours of calls with more than 100 participants linked to The Base group were analyzed…MORE

Judge drops third-degree murder charge against former officer Derek Chauvin in George Floyd’s death, but second-degree murder charge remains

Judge drops third-degree murder charge against former officer Derek Chauvin in George Floyd’s death, but second-degree murder charge remains

A Hennepin County judge has dropped a third-degree murder charge against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd. Chauvin still faces charges of second-degree unintentional murder and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd’s death on May 25, which sparked nationwide protests and a reckoning over race and policing this summer. Chauvin, who…MORE

James Randi, famed magician and skeptic, dies at 92

James Randi, famed magician and skeptic, dies at 92

James “The Amazing” Randi loved magic. He was a celebrated escape artist who broke records set by Houdini and performed everywhere from the White House to Niagara Falls (dangling upside down over the falls in a straightjacket, naturally). And with his long white beard, he certainly fit the part of a wizard. But he had…MORE

Inside the search for the parents of 545 children separated at the border

Inside the search for the parents of 545 children separated at the border

Dora Melara heads into remote parts of Honduras, looking for clues in cases she never imagined would take this long to solve. Sometimes, the people she’s seeking are nowhere to be found. “There are places where you practically have to climb mountains to get there. And when you arrive, they say, ‘He doesn’t live here…MORE

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