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2 children were killed and 8 other people injured when a car lost control at Texas drag race

2 children were killed and 8 other people injured when a car lost control at Texas drag race

Two young boys were killed Saturday afternoon in Kerrville, Texas, after a vehicle taking part in a drag racing event lost control and struck spectators, police said. The Kerrville Police Department said in a statement that the boys were 6 and 8 years old. Eight other people were injured, including two other children, the statement…MORE

3.6 magnitude earthquake rattles metro Los Angeles

3.6 magnitude earthquake rattles metro Los Angeles

The Los Angeles metro area was hit with a 3.6 magnitude earthquake Sunday, according to data from the United States Geological Survey. The earthquake was recorded at a depth of 17 kilometers near Maywood and East Los Angeles. There were numerous reports on social media of the earthquake being felt by those in the area…MORE

School boards around the country are under fire. What exactly do they do?

School boards around the country are under fire. What exactly do they do?

School board members around the country have faced heckling, protests, even death threats and at least one lawsuit recently. Constituents have shown up at normally placid meetings to voice dissent of everything from mask mandate policies — or the lack of them — to teaching critical race theory and policies around transgender students. Last month,…MORE

Start your week smart: Severe storm, Richard Gere, Afghanistan, Colin Powell, G20

Start your week smart: Severe storm, Richard Gere, Afghanistan, Colin Powell, G20

Colin Powell broke many barriers to become one of the nation’s top diplomats. Beside him all along was one quiet force: Alma Johnson Powell. The couple’s love story started with an accidental date  — and lasted six decades. Here’s what else you need to know to Start Your Week Smart. The weekend that was A…MORE

As the trial for Ahmaud Arbery’s killing starts, activists from across the country are showing up to support him and his family
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As the trial for Ahmaud Arbery’s killing starts, activists from across the country are showing up to support him and his family

“I love my people! I love my Black people!” said Marcus Arbery, Sr. this week as he neared the steps of the Glynn County Superior Court in Brunswick, Georgia, during jury selection proceedings in the trial against the three men charged in the killing of his 25-year-old son Ahmaud Arbery in coastal Georgia in February…MORE

Kobe Bryant’s wife learned about the basketball legend’s death from social media posts, testimony shows
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Kobe Bryant’s wife learned about the basketball legend’s death from social media posts, testimony shows

Vanessa Bryant, the widow of Kobe Bryant, said she learned about the basketball star’s death when social media notifications began showing up on her phone — hours before she got the official confirmation from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. “I was holding onto my phone, because obviously I was trying to call my husband back,…MORE

With Brian Laundrie dead, here’s where else authorities could look for answers on what happened to Gabby Petito

With Brian Laundrie dead, here’s where else authorities could look for answers on what happened to Gabby Petito

Brian Laundrie, who authorities had said could help fill in at least some of the blanks about what Gabby Petito’s final days looked like, has been confirmed dead. Laundrie’s remains were found Wednesday in the Florida reserve authorities had been combing through for more than a month. Over the summer, the couple embarked on a…MORE

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