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USA Gymnastics has a new president. The victims of Larry Nassar don’t approve.

USA Gymnastics has a new president. The victims of Larry Nassar don’t approve.

USA Gymnastics has appointed former gymnast and NBA executive Li Li Leung as its president and chief executive officer, the embattled organization announced Tuesday. “Li Li’s unique combination of business skills, management experience and passion for gymnastics make her perfectly suited to lead our organization at this important time in our history,” said Kathryn Carson,…MORE

Hate crime charges filed in Miami over Martin Luther King Jr. Day scuffle

Hate crime charges filed in Miami over Martin Luther King Jr. Day scuffle

Prosecutors in Florida have filed hate crime charges against a white man who was captured on a cell phone video holding a handgun and yelling racial epithets at a group of African-American youths at an anti-violence protest on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Miami-Dade County State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle announced the felony charges Tuesday…MORE

Here’s why students don’t have to recite the Pledge of Allegiance

Here’s why students don’t have to recite the Pledge of Allegiance

It’s recited in schools across the US every day by students standing stiffly with their hands over their hearts. “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” The Pledge of Allegiance has…MORE

Houston police to ditch no-knock warrants after deadly raid, chief says

Houston police to ditch no-knock warrants after deadly raid, chief says

Houston police will do away with no-knock warrants, Chief Art Acevedo told residents at a testy town hall dealing with a drug raid that left two people dead and five officers hurt. He did not provide the specific timing for implementing the policy. “The no-knock warrants are going to be going away … and so…MORE

Much of eastern US to get snow, sleet or freezing rain

Much of eastern US to get snow, sleet or freezing rain

A potent winter storm is poised to deliver a mixture of snow, sleet, freezing rain and possible flooding across much of the eastern United States through Thursday. More than 117 million people in the country, many from the Plains and Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, are under some sort of winter weather watch, warning…MORE

Man dies in Border Patrol custody

Man dies in Border Patrol custody

A 45-year old Mexican man who was taken into custody by border patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas earlier this month died Monday, US Customs and Border Protection said. CBP says the man was detained on February 2 after crossing the border illegally. He initially asked for medical attention from the Roma…MORE