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5 things to know for January 27: Supreme Court, Ukraine, Covid, Federal Reserve, Cuba

5 things to know for January 27: Supreme Court, Ukraine, Covid, Federal Reserve, Cuba

Houston, we have a [coffee] problem… A new study shows climate change will make it much harder to grow Arabica coffee in the coming years. Coffee prices have already been spiking due to bad weather, so you might want to savor that cup this morning. Here’s what you need to know to Get Up to Speed…MORE

A Tennessee school board removed the graphic novel ‘Maus,’ about the Holocaust, from curriculum due to language and nudity concerns
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A Tennessee school board removed the graphic novel ‘Maus,’ about the Holocaust, from curriculum due to language and nudity concerns

“Maus,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel about the experiences of Holocaust survivors, has been removed from an eighth-grade English language arts curriculum by a Tennessee school board over concerns about “rough, objectionable language” and a drawing of a nude woman. The McMinn County Board of Education voted 10-0 to remove the book from the curriculum,…MORE

Former South Carolina officer is found not guilty of assault and battery in an arrest last year that led to nights of protests
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Former South Carolina officer is found not guilty of assault and battery in an arrest last year that led to nights of protests

A South Carolina jury found former police officer Jonathan Moreno not guilty Wednesday in connection with the arrest of a man last summer that sparked nights of protests. “I want to thank everybody out there in the community that believes and supports my family,” Moreno said after the verdict was read. “We need to really…MORE

Georgia teacher charged with battery for allegedly pushing 14-year-old student to the floor of a classroom
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Georgia teacher charged with battery for allegedly pushing 14-year-old student to the floor of a classroom

A high school teacher in the Atlanta area has been charged with battery for allegedly shoving a 14-year-old student to the ground in front of his classmates, local officials said. Marquett Thinn, 44, was seen on video pushing a male student to the ground during an argument in a room full of students at Salem…MORE

A California student has been disciplined after making racist comments at a high school basketball game, school district says
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A California student has been disciplined after making racist comments at a high school basketball game, school district says

A high school student in Orange County, California, was disciplined after making “inappropriate and inflammatory racist comments” toward a Black basketball player during a game last week, the Saddleback Valley Unified School District (SVUSD) said in a statement. In a video uploaded to social media by Sabrina Brown, who said she is the parent of…MORE

A Bronx man faces more than 300 gun-related charges for allegedly selling weapons to an undercover officer
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A Bronx man faces more than 300 gun-related charges for allegedly selling weapons to an undercover officer

A Bronx man is facing more than 300 counts of gun-related charges after allegedly selling more than 70 weapons and high-capacity magazines to an undercover New York Police Department officer, the Bronx District Attorney announced Wednesday. Shakor Rodriguez, 23, is charged with 304 counts, including the criminal sale and possession of a firearm and criminal…MORE

Kobe and Gianna Bryant statue placed at crash site on 2-year anniversary of their deaths

Kobe and Gianna Bryant statue placed at crash site on 2-year anniversary of their deaths

A bronze statue of NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna was placed Wednesday at the crash site in Calabasas, California, where the Bryants and seven others were killed. Wednesday marked two years since the helicopter crash, which was determined by federal investigators as having been caused by pilot disorientation due to foggy conditions.…MORE

A Philadelphia officer was dragged 5 blocks by a vehicle during a traffic stop, police say

A Philadelphia officer was dragged 5 blocks by a vehicle during a traffic stop, police say

A Philadelphia police officer is recovering after getting dragged for five blocks while hanging out of a vehicle as the driver attempted to flee, according to an incident report. “The officer is extremely lucky,” Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small told CNN affiliate KYW. Authorities were questioning a male driver during a traffic stop Tuesday…MORE

A second local investigation into the death of a Georgia teen found in a rolled-up gym mat has closed with no charges filed
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A second local investigation into the death of a Georgia teen found in a rolled-up gym mat has closed with no charges filed

A second local investigation into the 2013 death of Kendrick Johnson, the Georgia teenager who was found dead in a rolled-up gym mat, has been closed with no charges filed, according to a report released by Lowndes County Sheriff Ashley Paulk. Paulk called the teenager’s death a “weird accident,” telling CNN, “there is nothing 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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