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Meet the strippers working to unionize a Los Angeles dive bar

For the past six months, former Star Garden dancers have been taking their talents to a show-stopping picket line. If successful, they'll be the only strippers with union representation in the U.S. → Read More

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California could see blackouts as heat wave taxes the power grid

If Californians don't mind their energy use over the next several days, officials warn, they could force power outages during a punishing heat wave that's hitting Western states. → Read More

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A rare, first-of-its kind Chicago license plate is up for auction

Before Illinois took over the issuing of license plates, Chicago made plates from thin, stamped aluminum. Of those, the first-ever made is expected to sell for upwards of $4,000. → Read More

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Scanning students' rooms during remote tests is unconstitutional, judge rules

In what's believed to be the first case of its kind, a student argued that Cleveland State University violated his Fourth Amendment rights when he complied with a webcam recording of his exam space. → Read More

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After poor broadband access, a man started his own fiber internet service provider

A Michigan man aims to bring high-speed internet to a rural community. It's a place where broadband is a lifeline for many, but neighbors are often stuck with slow dial-up connections. → Read More

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Fed up with poor broadband access, he started his own fiber internet service provider

Over 40 million Americans lack reliable internet access. Jared Mauch is among the ISP "mavericks" taking matters into their own hands. Now, he's getting help from the government to continue his work. → Read More

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Arkansas officers were suspended after video on social media shows a police beating

A video circulating on social media shows Arkansas law enforcement officers kicking and punching a man while he was restrained. State police will investigate the incident, the governor said. → Read More

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HBO Max cuts dozens of titles in a cost-cutting move before a merger with Discovery+

HBO Max is pulling 36 titles from its streaming platform this week. The move isn't a kid-friendly one, with the service dumping several animated shows such as Infinity Train and Summer Camp Island. → Read More

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Salman Rushdie remains in critical condition, his son says

The author is recovering, but it will be a long process, those close to him say. His injuries include a damaged liver and severed nerves in an arm and an eye. → Read More

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A London museum agrees to return more than 70 pieces of looted Nigerian art

The Horniman Museum promised to repatriate a trove of artifacts, which include objects known as Benin bronzes, looted from West Africa during a British military invasion in 1897. → Read More

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These are the 4 key takeaways from the Uvalde shooting investigation report

The investigative committee found law enforcement's response to the massacre involved little coordination and no leadership. School faculty, meanwhile, failed to uphold existing safeguards. → Read More

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The Parkland school shooter faces the death penalty as his trial begins

Opening statements begin on Monday. A jury faces two options to punish the person responsible for killing 17 people in 2018: life in prison or the death penalty. → Read More

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As states ban abortion, the Texas bounty law offers a way to survive legal challenges

States can now enforce laws that criminalize abortion. But a Texas law that outsources enforcement to civilians could have legal immunity that other laws don't, pushing more states to follow suit. → Read More

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The Coast Guard rescued 9 boaters who fled a sinking vessel off the Florida coast

Less than 10 minutes after getting a mayday call from the 50-foot recreational vessel, the Coast Guard arrived on the scene to recover all passengers without injury, officials said. → Read More

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The Akron police shooting renews questions about officer training

The sheer number of bullets fired by as many as eight officers has prompted renewed questions from politicians and activists who are criticizing what they view as excessive use of force by police. → Read More

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A scheduling glitch temporarily canceled thousands of American Airlines flights

After a technical issue in the company's scheduling system reportedly dropped thousands of flights planned for this month, American Airlines said "the vast majority" of the trips had been restored. → Read More

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Far right groups shift focus to LBGTQ events. Their hateful aim hasn't changed

As anti-LGBTQ narratives ramp up in the mainstream, far-right groups Patriot Front and Proud Boys have used the moment to target Pride events. But their goal remains the same, extremism trackers say. → Read More

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Matthew Fitzpatrick wins the U.S. Open

Fitzpatrick just barely outplayed Will Zalatoris to win his first major golf tournament, winning by one stroke in Massachusetts on Sunday. → Read More

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Uvalde officials are using a legal loophole to block the release of shooting records

After 19 children were killed at a Texas elementary, law enforcement officials have given little information. They're now using the "dead suspect loophole" to prevent the public release of records. → Read More

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Tampons are the latest supply chain casualty. Women took notice months ago

Many women say store shelves that once had the menstrual essentials have been sparse for months. When they are available, tampons have been a lot more expensive recently, due in part to inflation. → Read More