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Multiple people injured after Boston transit trains collide
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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

3 students expelled by Bowling Green State University in relation to hazing death of student
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3 students expelled by Bowling Green State University in relation to hazing death of student

Bowling Green State University in Ohio announced on Friday that it has permanently expelled three students and suspended 17 in connection to the death of a sophomore participating in fraternity hazing in March of this year. The suspensions range from three to eight years and one student received a deferred suspension, the university said in…MORE

St. Louis County public health official says he was called racial slurs after council meeting on mask mandate

St. Louis County public health official says he was called racial slurs after council meeting on mask mandate

Faisal Khan, acting director of the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health, said he faced “racist, xenophobic, and threatening behavior” after a County Council meeting on the mask mandate on Tuesday. Khan sent a letter to County Council Chairwoman Rita Days detailing the harassment he says he encountered after addressing the council. He had…MORE

Nearly 1,000 US elected officials identify as LGBTQ, but equitable representation is still a ways off, report finds
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Nearly 1,000 US elected officials identify as LGBTQ, but equitable representation is still a ways off, report finds

There are nearly 1,000 known LGBTQ elected officials in the US, according to a new report — a significant increase from just four years ago, when fewer than 450 elected officials in the US were known to identify as LGBTQ. All but one state — Mississippi — has elected an LGBTQ official, according to the…MORE

Atlanta students in quarantine after 9 students and 5 staffers test positive for Covid-19
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Atlanta students in quarantine after 9 students and 5 staffers test positive for Covid-19

More than 100 students at Atlanta’s Drew Charter School are in quarantine after nine students and five staff members tested positive for Covid-19, the head of school said Friday. The school had informed parents in a letter Thursday that two staff members and a student had tested positive. The school said it was “working closely…MORE

NYC mayor announces $100 incentive for anyone who gets vaccinated at a city-run site
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NYC mayor announces $100 incentive for anyone who gets vaccinated at a city-run site

Starting Friday, any New York City resident who gets a first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine at a city-run vaccination site will receive $100. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Wednesday the new Covid-19 incentive as the city experienced a steady increase in Covid-19 cases over the past several weeks. The incentive is open to…MORE

5 things to know for July 30: Covid-19, immigration, climate, voting rights, Iran

5 things to know for July 30: Covid-19, immigration, climate, voting rights, Iran

Amazon’s earnings dipped when Jeff Bezos stepped down as CEO earlier this month. Now it’s up to new CEO Andy Jassy to keep the company’s profits flying high. Here’s what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today”…MORE

California utility PG&E is ‘criminally liable’ for the fatal 2020 Zogg Fire, prosecutor says
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California utility PG&E is ‘criminally liable’ for the fatal 2020 Zogg Fire, prosecutor says

Criminal charges will be filed against the Pacific Gas and Electric Company in connection with Zogg Fire, which killed four people and damaged numerous homes and structures, the district attorney for Shasta County in California said Thursday. DA Stephanie Bridgett said in a statement that PG&E was “criminally liable” and that charges will be filed…MORE