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Welcome to the ‘Gay Games,’ an alternative to the Olympics, where activism is encouraged and everyone’s an athlete
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Welcome to the ‘Gay Games,’ an alternative to the Olympics, where activism is encouraged and everyone’s an athlete

Tom Waddell knew what to expect from an Olympics opening ceremony. He’d experienced one before as a decathlete at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. He remembered the parade of athletes from around the world, proudly marching alongside their flags before an audience of thousands, cheering on their every move. His gay and lesbian friends in…MORE

FBI and Detroit police taught ‘White Boy Rick’ the drug game then double-crossed him, he says. Now, he wants $100 million
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FBI and Detroit police taught ‘White Boy Rick’ the drug game then double-crossed him, he says. Now, he wants $100 million

Voice quavering, Rick Wershe Jr., who as a teen in 1980s Detroit was painted as a murderous drug kingpin, dabbed his eyes as he recalled one of the last conversations he had with his father, who he’d always looked up to as a strong man. Suffering from brain cancer, his dad often moaned in pain…MORE

Philadelphia man convicted of murder is freed by evidence that was on file for more than 30 years
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Philadelphia man convicted of murder is freed by evidence that was on file for more than 30 years

A Philadelphia man wrongfully convicted of murder is finally free after spending more than three decades behind bars. “I feel exceedingly joyful, happy, that finally, you know … after 30 or more years, after constantly knocking on the door for somebody to please hear me, that day finally came,” 60-year-old Curtis Crosland told CNN. He…MORE

More than 100 motorists were stranded after a mudslide onto an interstate in Colorado
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More than 100 motorists were stranded after a mudslide onto an interstate in Colorado

More than 100 motorists were stranded after mudslides shut down a major interstate in Colorado, officials said Friday. The incident occurred Thursday night after debris from the burn scars around the location of the Grizzly Creek Fire — which burned more than 32,000 acres last August — poured onto I-70 near the Hanging Lake Tunnel…MORE

As Covid-19 cases surge in Florida, governor says parents should decide whether their children wear masks to school
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As Covid-19 cases surge in Florida, governor says parents should decide whether their children wear masks to school

While Covid-19 cases are once again surging in Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order Friday directing the state’s health and education departments to issue rules preventing the implementation of school mask mandates. The order comes in response to “several Florida school boards considering or implementing mask mandates,” the governor’s office said, and is…MORE

Video shows Texas sheriff’s deputy on top of teen and then detaining mother during police encounter

Video shows Texas sheriff’s deputy on top of teen and then detaining mother during police encounter

Video taken by a family member shows a Kaufman County, Texas, sheriff’s deputy on top of an 18-year-old woman, and then arresting her mother during a police encounter on Tuesday afternoon in Forney, Texas. In the video, the woman being held down is heard yelling, “I can’t breathe.” The Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office said in…MORE

Multiple people injured after Boston transit trains collide
Boston Fire Department

Multiple people injured after Boston transit trains collide

Multiple people were reported injured Friday after the Massachusetts Bay Transport Authority said two trains collided with one another on the Commonwealth Avenue rail line in Boston. Twenty-three people have been transported to hospitals for injuries that are not life-threatening after the accident Friday evening, according to a tweet from the Boston Fire Department. Later…MORE

Baton Rouge children’s hospital nears capacity, braces for surge in Covid cases ahead of the school year

Baton Rouge children’s hospital nears capacity, braces for surge in Covid cases ahead of the school year

A children’s hospital in Louisiana is experiencing a wave of Covid-19 hospitalizations as the Delta variant pervades the region. Dr. Trey Dunbar, president of Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital, said the spike in Covid-19 cases right now is twice what they saw in the pandemic’s initial surge last year. “We’ve seen over the…MORE

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