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Pfc. Vanessa Guillen bludgeoned to death on Army base, family attorney says

Pfc. Vanessa Guillen bludgeoned to death on Army base, family attorney says

Fort Hood Pfc. Vanessa Guillen was bludgeoned to death with a hammer in the armory room where she worked, an attorney for Guillen’s family said on Thursday. Guillen’s body was transported from the military installation by her killer, attorney Natalie Khawam told CNN, citing details the family learned during a meeting with Army investigators on…MORE

NYC schools will reopen in the fall, the mayor says. The governor says not so fast

NYC schools will reopen in the fall, the mayor says. The governor says not so fast

New York City parents — the mayor heard you loud and clear. New York City Public Schools will open in September, Mayor Bill de Blasio said during Thursday’s coronavirus press briefing. “I understand parents want answers. Here are some answers. Schools will be opening in September,” de Blasio said, answering a reporter’s question about a…MORE

Native tribal leaders are calling for the removal of Mount Rushmore

Native tribal leaders are calling for the removal of Mount Rushmore

The chairman of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe is calling for the removal of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, arguing that it is carved in an area that is considered sacred land to Natives. “Nothing stands as a greater reminder to the Great Sioux Nation of a country that cannot keep a promise of treaty…MORE

USC says most undergraduate classes will be online for fall semester

USC says most undergraduate classes will be online for fall semester

A surge in coronavirus cases in the Los Angeles region has prompted the University of Southern California to drop plans to have undergraduate students back in the classroom and instead offer most classes online. USC mentioned “the alarming spike” in a letter to students Wednesday. The school said it needed to “dramatically reduce our on-campus…MORE

13-ton shipment of human hair, likely from Chinese prisoners, seized

13-ton shipment of human hair, likely from Chinese prisoners, seized

A 13-ton shipment of beauty products such as weaves suspected to have been made out of human hair was seized on Wednesday by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Port of New York/Newark. According to the CPB, the shipment originated in Xinjiang, China,┬ásignaling potential human rights abuses of forced labor and imprisonment.…MORE

Florida marks coronavirus case record as July Fourth weekend approaches

Florida marks coronavirus case record as July Fourth weekend approaches

Florida will enter July Fourth weekend after marking yet another record for new coronavirus cases, a staggering 10,109 new infections that bring the state’s case total to 169,106. The Sunshine State joined Arizona, California, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas in reporting a record number of new cases Wednesday, with the nation setting another record for…MORE

A Florida sheriff said he will deputize lawful gun owners if protests turn violent

A Florida sheriff said he will deputize lawful gun owners if protests turn violent

A Florida sheriff issued a strongly-worded warning to anyone who may be considering violently protesting in his county, saying he would “deputize” the county’s lawful gun owners for help. “If you threaten to come to Clay County and think for one second that we’ll bend our backs for you, you’re sadly mistaken,” Clay County Sheriff…MORE

Ghislaine Maxwell, longtime Jeffrey Epstein associate, arrested for recruiting and abusing girls in sex-trafficking ring

Ghislaine Maxwell, longtime Jeffrey Epstein associate, arrested for recruiting and abusing girls in sex-trafficking ring

Ghislaine Maxwell, the onetime girlfriend and alleged accomplice of accused sex-trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested Thursday morning and charged by federal prosecutors in New York for her alleged role in recruiting, grooming and sexually abusing underage girls as young as 14 as part of a years-long criminal enterprise. Maxwell, 58, whose whereabouts were being tracked…MORE