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Authorities look for possible motive behind 15-year-old Michigan high school shooting suspect. Here's what we know

School bells were replaced by police sirens Tuesday after a mass shooting at Oxford High School in Oxford, Michigan, left three students dead, officials said. → Read More

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Prosecutors in the trial of Ahmaud Arbery's killers explain why they had faith in the jury despite its racial makeup

Linda Dunikoski said jurors were very smart, intelligent and honest. → Read More

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Police identify the driver they say plowed into a Waukesha Christmas parade, leaving 5 dead and 48 injured

Authorities in Wisconsin have identified the driver of a red SUV who they say intentionally drove his SUV through barricades and into a crowd celebrating the Waukesha Christmas parade. → Read More

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Young Dolph, popular Memphis-based rapper, dead at 36

Young Dolph, the rapper behind albums like "Rich Slave," died in a fatal shooting in Memphis, Tennessee, on Wednesday at the age of 36, according to Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn "CJ" Davis. → Read More

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GBI investigator confirms Ahmaud Arbery was shot at close range based on the size of the holes in his shirt

Under cross-examination Robert Rubin, Travis McMichael's attorney, asked the investigator if the shotgun would have been within "arms reach" or close enough for Arbery to touch due to the near contact firing. Leppard responded, if you were the victim "it would be reasonable to think that you could grab the shotgun." Court adjourned for the day after Leppard finished his testimony. The trial… → Read More

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The 9-year-old boy injured at the Astroworld Festival has died, family attorney says, bringing the death toll to 10

The boy attended the Astroworld concert with his father, the boy's grandfather said. → Read More

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Astroworld victim Bharti Shahani has died, bringing the death toll to 9

Bharti Shahani, one of the Astroworld Festival victims, died on Wednesday night, attorney James Lassiter said at a press conference Thursday. → Read More

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Here are the key players in the Ahmaud Arbery death trial

After two and a half weeks of jury selection, the state trial for three men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia begins Friday. → Read More

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Facebook changed its company name to Meta. Here's how the internet reacted

Memes were rampant as Facebook announced its new company name. → Read More

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Estate of deceased Alex Murdaugh housekeeper reaches settlement with his former law firm

"The Satterfields and the law firm have reconciled their differences," attorney Eric Bland said. → Read More

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Brooklyn woman arrested in connection with suspected arson at a Jewish school

Police say the woman poured gasoline in front of the Yeshiva and lit it on fire. → Read More

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US Marshals were justified in the fatal shooting of Winston Smith Jr., prosecutor says

Smith was fatally shot by task force members in June. → Read More

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Bodycam video shows Dayton, Ohio, police officers dragging a Black paraplegic man out of his car during a traffic stop

A Black paraplegic man from Ohio has filed a complaint with the NAACP after body camera video showed police officers pulling him out of his car by his hair and arms after he refused officers' orders during a traffic stop late last month. → Read More

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Southern California business owners frustrated as oil spill forces them to close shop

Jaz Kaner has never experienced an oil spill that closed beaches and waterways in Southern California. The oil spill is having an adverse affect on his and other businesses that are dependent on the ocean. → Read More

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Major oil spill off coast of Southern California threatens shores from Huntington Beach to Laguna Beach

A leak at an oil pipeline off the coast of Southern California caused more than 100,000 gallons of oil to spew into the Pacific Ocean, coating local wildlife habitats, shutting down a swath of popular beaches and potentially harming human health. → Read More

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Golden State Warriors player Andrew Wiggins receives Covid-19 vaccine after being denied religious exemption

Wiggns said last week he'd "keep fighting for what I believe and for what I believe is right." → Read More

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An oil spill off the California coast destroyed a wildlife habitat and caused dead birds and fish to wash up on Huntington Beach, officials say

A swath of the Southern California coast is covered with oil after 3,000 barrels' worth gushed into the Pacific Ocean -- devastating some of the local wildlife, officials said. → Read More

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Time and environmental factors are complicating the search for Brian Laundrie, experts say

The search for Brian Laundrie, the fiancé of Gabby Petito, is heading into another week and authorities seem no closer to finding him. → Read More

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LeBron James confirms he was vaccinated for Covid-19 months after being initially skeptical

The NBA superstar says he would not advocate for the vaccine because it was not his place to impose his decision on others. → Read More

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Judge suspends NY state vaccine mandate for health care workers who claim religious exemption

A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order Tuesday temporarily suspending New York state from enforcing its vaccine mandate if health care workers claim a religious exemption. → Read More