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What happens if Brian Laundrie isn’t found in the coming weeks
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What happens if Brian Laundrie isn’t found in the coming weeks

Local and federal investigators have been searching for Brian Laundrie — the fiancé of 22-year-old Gabby Petito — for about a month in a Florida nature reserve that spans nearly 25,000 acres. Petito’s parents reported her missing last month following a cross-country road trip the couple began over the summer. Laundrie returned in Petito’s van…MORE

Parents sue Minnesota charter school alleging racist behavior

Parents sue Minnesota charter school alleging racist behavior

The parents of several Black and biracial students are suing the operator of a Minnesota charter school on behalf of their children, alleging that the school failed to prevent “racist, unfair, hurtful and at times dangerous interactions” at the hands of both students and staff. The students — all minors and unnamed in the suit…MORE

Black state trooper in Louisiana faces termination after accusing colleagues of murder

Black state trooper in Louisiana faces termination after accusing colleagues of murder

A Louisiana state trooper who accused colleagues involved in the death of Ronald Greene of murder and an alleged internal coverup says he was notified he will be fired. Carl Cavalier gave an interview in June to CNN affiliate WBRZ-TV in Baton Rouge. During this interview, he describes what he believes was an internal coverup…MORE

California oil spill that shut down beaches was about 25,000 gallons, well below earlier estimate
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California oil spill that shut down beaches was about 25,000 gallons, well below earlier estimate

When crude oil leaked into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Southern California earlier this month, the amount spilled was about 25,000 gallons, officials said Friday. “We have a high degree of confidence that the spill amount is approximately 588 barrels of oil,” US Coast Guard spokesperson Amy Stork said. “This is consistent with…MORE

Man injured in Kenosha protests shooting sues city, county and law enforcement officers

Man injured in Kenosha protests shooting sues city, county and law enforcement officers

Gaige Grosskreutz, the sole survivor of the Kenosha protests shootings, is suing the City of Kenosha, Kenosha County and many of its officers, alleging “Kenosha law enforcement officers and white nationalist militia persons discussed and coordinated strategy” that led to the shooting that injured him and killed two others. “It was not a mistake that…MORE

Alex Murdaugh waives his extradition hearing in Florida, will return to South Carolina to face charges
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Alex Murdaugh waives his extradition hearing in Florida, will return to South Carolina to face charges

Alex Murdaugh waived an extradition hearing in Florida on Friday, according to the Orange County Corrections office, and is expected to return to South Carolina to face charges related to the misappropriation of settlement funds in connection with the 2018 death of his family’s longtime housekeeper. The waiver of extradition, provided by Orange County Corrections,…MORE

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

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