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There were 155 efforts to censor books in US schools and libraries, group says
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There were 155 efforts to censor books in US schools and libraries, group says

The American Library Association says it has provided legal guidance and support to a number of libraries impacted by the “dramatic uptick” of attempts to remove books concerning LGBTQ issues and people of color. Since June 1, the ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom has tracked 155 incidents across the country and has provided support and…MORE

First US overdose prevention centers open in New York City in an effort to combat overdose deaths
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First US overdose prevention centers open in New York City in an effort to combat overdose deaths

New York City is now the first city in the nation to open two overdose prevention centers that will allow drug users to receive medical care and services to prevent drug overdose deaths, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Office. The overdose prevention centers (OPCs), also known as supervised consumption sites or safe injection sites,…MORE

Former dean of Temple University convicted of fraud for using fake data to boost its national ranking
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Former dean of Temple University convicted of fraud for using fake data to boost its national ranking

The former dean of Temple University’s business school was convicted Monday on charges of conspiracy and wire fraud for a scheme in which he and others used false data to boost the school’s position on the US News and World Report’s rankings, the US Attorney’s Office said. Moshe Porat, 74, was the dean of Temple…MORE

Man suspected of discharging firearm at Atlanta airport turns himself in
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Man suspected of discharging firearm at Atlanta airport turns himself in

The man who fled after a gunshot set off a panic inside the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport more than a week ago has turned himself in, according to the Atlanta Police Department. Kenny Wells, 42, “has turned himself in to the Clayton County Jail,” a police department news release said. “Wells faces charges of Carrying…MORE

In Fresno’s meth hell, there’s no antidote
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In Fresno’s meth hell, there’s no antidote

He says he was just headed to Walgreens. But the expired registration on his car tag meant he could be pulled over. So there he is, sitting on the cold curb at night, cuffed by the Fresno County sheriff’s deputies. Yes, the man tells CNN, he’d avoided getting a new registration, not wanting to spend…MORE

He faked PPP loan applications, got the money, then spent it on a Lamborghini and Rolex. Now he’s serving nine years in prison
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He faked PPP loan applications, got the money, then spent it on a Lamborghini and Rolex. Now he’s serving nine years in prison

A Houston man was sentenced to nine years in prison for using money he got from Covid-19 relief funds to buy cars, a watch and a pay off a home loan, the Justice Department announced. Lee Price III, 30, was sentenced Monday on charges of wire fraud and money laundering for submitting fake Paycheck Protection…MORE

3 dead, 8 injured in shooting at Michigan high school, undersheriff says

3 dead, 8 injured in shooting at Michigan high school, undersheriff says

[Breaking news update at 5:19 p.m. ET] Three students were killed in the shooting at Oxford High School in Michigan, Oakland County Undersheriff Michael G. McCabe confirmed Tuesday. Those students were a 16-year-old boy, a 14-year-old girl and a 17-year-old girl. Eight others were injured. [Previous story, published at 4:50 p.m. ET] A student is…MORE

Jeffrey Epstein’s former pilot testifies Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Prince Andrew flew aboard Epstein’s private plane
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Jeffrey Epstein’s former pilot testifies Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Prince Andrew flew aboard Epstein’s private plane

Jeffrey Epstein’s former pilot testified in Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex trafficking trial Tuesday that a who’s who of powerful men, including former Presidents Bill Clinton and Donald Trump, flew aboard Epstein’s private plane. The pilot, Larry Visoski, said he would typically be given notice if Clinton or high-profile passengers like him would be flying. He recalled…MORE

El Chapo’s wife sentenced on federal drug trafficking charges
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El Chapo’s wife sentenced on federal drug trafficking charges

The wife of Mexican drug boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was sentenced today to three years in prison and four years of supervised release, along with a forfeiture of $1.5 million, in connection with drug trafficking and money laundering charges related to her husband’s narcotics empire. Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, pleaded guilty June 10 to…MORE

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Kanye West to release new album this week

Kanye West to release new album this week

By: Josh Lea @joshdlea Kanye West made headlines over the weekend, appearing at multiple events in Las Vegas, Nevada. On Sunday, Ye held a private listening party for his new album LP 10 (Donda). The album reportedly will feature Travis Scott, Post Malone, Lil Baby, and Tyler The Creator. Tyler was in a viral video…

‘Just A Friend’ Artist Biz Markie has passed at 57

‘Just A Friend’ Artist Biz Markie has passed at 57

  By: Josh Lea @joshdlea Biz Markie, known by many for his hit song, Just A Friend, passed away on Friday from complications of type II diabetes. Markie, a native of Harlem, New York, began his rise in 1988 with his debut album Going Off. The album featured Markie’s calling card of beatboxing with the…

Drake gets slammed for tattoo of himself in front of the Beatles

Drake gets slammed for tattoo of himself in front of the Beatles

Drake recently posted a pic of his newest tattoo on Instagram featuring the famous Beatles walk across Abbey Road. However, he tattooed himself in front of the Beatles. Drake, of course, famously said in the song ‘Going Bad’ “I got more slaps than the Beatles.” Supporters of the Beatles didn’t take long to slam Drake…

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