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UConn senior suspected of killing 2 people is arrested after a six-day manhunt

UConn senior suspected of killing 2 people is arrested after a six-day manhunt

A suspect in two killings and a kidnapping in Connecticut has been arrested in Maryland after a six-day manhunt, authorities said. Peter Manfredonia, 23,was taken into custody Wednesday evening in Hagerstown, Maryland, Connecticut State Police tweeted. He was located in the woods by a gas station and was taken into custody without incident, a law…MORE

Larry Kramer, trailblazing AIDS activist, dies at 84

Larry Kramer, trailblazing AIDS activist, dies at 84

In the early 1980s, a little understood disease called AIDS was stigmatized as society turned its head away from the hundreds of gay men it was killing. But then Larry Kramer published his essay “1,112 and Counting.” “If this article doesn’t rouse you to anger, fury, rage and action, gay men have no future on…MORE

The realities of being a black birdwatcher

Dudley Edmondson has long had to deal with people calling the police on him while out in nature. As a black birdwatcher and professional nature photographer, his presence with a camera can arouse suspicion among white people. He has had people accuse him of being drunk, or on drugs, or taking photos of people’s homes…MORE

Graves of veterans vandalized with torn American flags, police say

Graves of veterans vandalized with torn American flags, police say

The graves of veterans at Union Cemetary in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, were desecrated over Memorial Day weekend, police said. Over three days, police fielded criminal mischief calls on May 25 and 26 that led to more than 100 flags being found torn from their posts and placed on the graves of veterans at the cemetery. “If…MORE

George Floyd is remembered as a ‘gentle giant’ by his family and friends

George Floyd is remembered as a ‘gentle giant’ by his family and friends

George Floyd moved to Minnesota “to be his best self,” as one friend put it. He worked security at a restaurant, where he developed a reputation as someone who had your back and was there for you when you were down. “Knowing my brother is to love my brother,” Philonise Floyd, George’s brother, told CNN’s…MORE

Signs warned of ‘murder hornets’ at a popular Washington hiking spot. But state officials say the signs are fake

Signs warned of ‘murder hornets’ at a popular Washington hiking spot. But state officials say the signs are fake

“Murder hornets” aren’t a real threat to hikers in Washington, state officials said this week, despite some ominous warning signs on display in a popular hiking and recreation area suggesting otherwise. In fact, the terrifyingly-nicknamed Asian giant hornet hasn’t been spotted in the the state this year, according to the Washington State Department of Agriculture…MORE

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