Trio of former UConn greats leading social justice charge

Renee Montgomery and Tiffany Hayes appreciated what former UConn teammate Maya Moore was doing when the All-Star forward stepped away from basketball two years ago to focus on criminal justice reform. The Atlanta Dream guards admit they weren’t sure why she couldn’t continue playing at the same time. Now they have a better understanding. “I […]

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Trio of former UConn greats leading social justice charge

Renee Montgomery and Tiffany Hayes appreciated what former UConn teammate Maya Moore was doing when the All-Star forward stepped away from basketball two years ago to focus on criminal justice reform. The Atlanta Dream guards admit they weren’t sure why she couldn’t continue playing at the same time. Now they have a better understanding. “I […]

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Trump plans huge July 4 fireworks show despite DC’s concerns

President Donald Trump’s July Fourth celebration on the National Mall will feature one of the largest fireworks displays ever and as many as 300,000 face masks will be given away to those who want them — but despite health concerns from D.C.’s mayor, no one apparently will be required to wear them. Trump made no […]

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Texas sets another record for new daily coronavirus cases, with more than 8,000 new infections

Texas surpassed 8,000 new daily coronavirus cases on Wednesday, an all-time high.  The state has reported more than 172,000 COVID-19 cases.  Texas also recorded its second-highest daily death toll with 57 deaths.  Cases all across the US are rapidly increasing.  Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Texas surpassed 8,000 new daily coronavirus cases on […]

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Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren propose ending ‘qualified immunity’ for police, which would make it easier to hold them liable for wrongdoing on the job

The Ending Qualified Immunity Act would squash a legal doctrine that has allowed public officials to evade personal liability for wrongdoing that occurs on the job. The bill was introduced on Wednesday by Sens. Ed Markey, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren. “Ending the racist violence that has stolen far too many Black lives must begin […]

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Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren propose ending ‘qualified immunity’ for police, which would make it easier to hold them liable for wrongdoing on the job

The Ending Qualified Immunity Act would squash a legal doctrine that has allowed public officials to evade personal liability for wrongdoing that occurs on the job. The bill was introduced on Wednesday by Sens. Ed Markey, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren. “Ending the racist violence that has stolen far too many Black lives must begin […]

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Woman killed in domestic-related shooting in Trumbull Park

A woman was killed in a domestic-related shooting July 1, 2020, in Trumbull Park. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times file photo Police are questioning a person of interest. Police are questioning a person of interest after a 30-year-old woman was killed in a domestic-related shooting Wednesday in Trumbull Park on the South Side. She got into a […]

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Experts worry Trump’s Mount Rushmore Independence Day celebration is a coronavirus super-spreader event in the making

President Donald Trump is set to appear at a fireworks display at Mt. Rushmore before a crowd of 7,500 people. Masks will not be required for attendees, and social distancing will not be enforced, according to South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem. Health experts expressed concern that the event could put the community at risk due […]

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One Mennonite bishop’s perspective on faith and hope during the COVID-19 pandemic

Nathan Hege, bishop of the Northern Utah Mennonite Church, left, look over the barley crop on his farm in Tremonton with son Adrian, center, and son-in-law Lavern Mast on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. | Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News What does life during the pandemic look like for one Mennonite bishop in northern Utah? TREMONTON […]

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Daniel Summerhays, Patrick Fishburn off to solid starts at Colorado Korn Ferry event

Kaysville’s Daniel Summerhays fired a 3-under-par 69 Wednesday and is just two shots off the lead in a tie for 12th place at the TPC Colorado Championship at Heron Lakes in Berthoud, Colorado. | Alex Brandon, AP Fresh off his tie for second at last week’s Utah Championship, Kaysville’s Daniel Summerhays fired a 3-under-par 69 […]

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A team of advocacy groups is urging antitrust regulators around the world to take a hard look at the Google-Fitbit merger, saying the deal ‘is not in the interest of citizens’ (GOOG, FIT)

A letter signed by 20 consumer and citizen advocacy groups is calling on regulators to closely scrutinize Google’s proposal to acquire Fitbit. The merger is still under review. European regulators have set a July 20 deadline to make a decision on whether they will allow it to go ahead. The letter’s signees, which include the […]

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Fox News anchor Ed Henry fired over sexual misconduct allegation

By Brian Stelter | CNN Business Fox News said Wednesday that Ed Henry, one of its top news anchors, has been fired after an investigation into an allegation was leveled by a former employee. “On Thursday, June 25, we received a complaint about Ed Henry from a former employee’s attorney involving willful sexual misconduct in […]

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Quarantine home life: 4 fun new card games to play on these hot summer days

If you’re looking for something new and fun to do on these summery days at home, we’ve got some card games for you — and we’re not talking Go Fish. These four fab games bring a heady mix of strategy, whimsy and just plain silliness for all ages. Whether you prefer your card games rummy […]

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Fourth of July: Beer’s patriotic connection to the founding fathers

This Independence Day weekend is going to feel very different from any Fourth of July in our lifetimes. Normally, there would be parades, barbecues and beer, topped off by fireworks. This year: No parades. Socially distanced barbecues. And illegal fireworks have been snap, crackle, fizzling for weeks. But can we talk beer? Those suds are […]

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Funeral held for California Black man found hanging from tree

By MARCIO SANCHEZ and CHRISTOPHER WEBER | The Associated Press LITTLEROCK — A 24-year-old Black man found hanging from a tree at a park in Southern California was remembered Tuesday as a cheerful young man who loved music, sports, video games and spending time with family. Relatives, friends and community members attended the funeral of […]

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How Disneyland will enforce mandatory mask rule when park reopens

Disneyland plans to deploy a team whose primary job will be to enforce a new policy requiring visitors to wear protective face masks along with other COVID-19 health and safety protocols when the Anaheim theme park resort reopens following an extended coronavirus closure. Mandatory mask policies have become a lightning rod in American culture amid […]

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