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Army National Guard Black Hawk missing in Minnesota

Friday  00:50,   06 december 2019
abcnews.go

A Minnesota Army National Guard Black Hawk helicopter is missing after having taken off from an Army aviation facility in St. Cloud, Minnesota on Thursday.The UH-60 Black Hawk lost communication with the tower sometime on Thursday afternoon, said... >>>

Virginia still has dozens of racist and discriminatory laws on its books, report says

Friday  00:50,   06 december 2019
usatoday

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam vows to nix dozens of racist, discriminatory laws from the state code.McLEAN, Va. – Virginia still has dozens of racist laws on its books that enforced segregation and racial inequality, a commission to study the state's... >>>

Pearl Harbor deadly shooting: Navy weighs beefing up security for Dec. 7 ceremony

Friday  00:50,   06 december 2019
usatoday

The shooter was identified only as an active duty sailor assigned to the USS Columbia, a fast attack submarine.The shooter was identified Thursday as 22-year-old G. Romero, according to a military official who spoke to the Associated Press on... >>>

Tufts University removes Sackler name over family's role in opioid epidemic

Friday  00:26,   06 december 2019
usatoday

Tufts University removed the Sackler name from all buildings and programs at its medical school over the family's role in the nation's opioid crisis.The decision is among the most dramatic rebukes leveled by a growing list of institutions... >>>

Trump sent park rangers to the border, national parks official says he wasn't informed

Thursday  23:55,   05 december 2019
usatoday

National Park Service acting director David Vela said he has "not been briefed" on the park rangers Border Patrol surge taking place.The nation's top national parks official said Wednesday he was in the dark about President Donald Trump's ongoing... >>>

The George Zimmerman lawsuit reminds us of how significant the Trayvon Martin case was for a divided country

Thursday  23:16,   05 december 2019
cnn

It was the case that launched the Black Lives Matter movement and reminded the country that we weren't living in a post-racial society. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) {... >>>

Federal court to hear case from Jacksonville that could change transgender bathroom policies

Thursday  23:16,   05 december 2019
firstcoastnews

Drew Adams spent the last two years of his high school career fighting St. Johns County Schools to use the bathroom of his choice. On Thursday he's taking that fight to a new level, arguing his case for access to transgender bathrooms before the >>>

Florida couple finds rifle hidden in baby shower gift from Goodwill

Thursday  23:00,   05 december 2019
nbcnews

The couple's friends purchased what they believed was a baby bouncer at the thrift store. Instead, the sealed box contained a... >>>

Florida GOP candidate admits to racially charged insults to Latino teens

Thursday  23:00,   05 december 2019
nbcnews

After previous denials. Martin Hyde has admitted to telling a group of tennis players from Puerto Rico to "speak English" and go "cut the grass."Martin Hyde, a Republican who is running for the Sarasota City Commission, was accused of making the... >>>

Ohio residents vote to dissolve 119-year-old community after local government's secret tax increase

Thursday  22:45,   05 december 2019
foxnews

Founder of the "Free Amelia" PAC Ed McCoy said Thursday that Ohio residents' decision to dissolve their village was "bizarre" but warranted."Free Amelia" PAC founder Ed McCoy said Thursday that Ohio residents' decision to dissolve their village... >>>

2 NC towns cancel Christmas parades after threat of anti-Confederate protests

Thursday  21:30,   05 december 2019
latimes

Wake Forest is canceling its Dec. 14 Christmas parade because of concerns of public safety after the planned participation of a local Confederate group, according to a news release. The Wake Forest Downtown Inc. Board of Directors, the... >>>

A duct-taped banana art work is selling for $120,000 at Art Basel in Miami

Thursday  21:30,   05 december 2019
usatoday

Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan created a duct-taped banana that's selling for $120,000 at Art Basel in Miami, according to art market website Artnet. The price tag? A whopping $120,000.Start the day smarter. Get all the news you need in your... >>>

Birds are shrinking in North America, and climate change may be to blame

Thursday  21:30,   05 december 2019
usatoday

A study of more than 70,000 North American birds by the Field Museum in Chicago found warmer temperatures were associated with smaller body size.A study published Wednesday in the peer-reviewedEcology Letters found not only that birds’ bodies are... >>>

Purdue president apologizes for calling black scholar ‘rarest creature in America’

Thursday  21:15,   05 december 2019
usatoday

Two weeks after he told students an African American scholar was the ‘rarest phenomenon,’ Purdue President Mitch Daniels retracted his statement.“I retract and apologize for a figure of speech I used in a recent impromptu dialogue with students,”... >>>

2nd officer relieved of duties amid investigation into body-slamming incident

Thursday  20:25,   05 december 2019
abcnews.go

Two Chicago officers have been relieved of duty following a video that showed one of them body-slamming a man. The Civilian Office of Police Accountability opened an investigation into the Nov. 28 incident last week and recommended that the officer... >>>