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Texas governor approves miles-long steel barrier of police vehicles to deter the more than 8,000 migrants in Del Rio
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Texas governor approves miles-long steel barrier of police vehicles to deter the more than 8,000 migrants in Del Rio

With 8,600 migrants remaining under the Del Rio International Bridge, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday officials are using “unprecedented” methods to deter migrants from crossing into the state, including parking Texas National Guard and Texas Department of Public Safety vehicles for miles along the border to create a “steel barrier.” The surge of migrants…MORE

R. Kelly’s legal team brings witnesses who say they never saw abuse by the singer
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R. Kelly’s legal team brings witnesses who say they never saw abuse by the singer

Since Monday, R. Kelly’s attorneys have presented a defense case with witnesses who said they never saw Kelly abuse women but who conceded they weren’t present much of the time Kelly was alone with female guests. Jurors have listened to nearly a month of prosecution witnesses testifying about Kelly’s role as the alleged leader of…MORE

‘Funeral home’ ad spreads message for the unvaccinated
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‘Funeral home’ ad spreads message for the unvaccinated

The truck had the name of a funeral home on it. But instead of a soothing thought that might double as a company slogan, the message on the side read: “Don’t get vaccinated.” The black truck advertising for “Wilmore Funeral Home” delivered that blunt and unexpected message on Sunday to football fans in downtown Charlotte…MORE

Asian American lawmakers want DOJ to speed up action on hate crimes law
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Asian American lawmakers want DOJ to speed up action on hate crimes law

Two Democratic lawmakers are urging the Justice Department to swiftly implement a federal law aimed at countering the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes during the coronavirus pandemic. In a letter sent to Attorney General Merrick Garland, Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii and Rep. Grace Meng of New York highlighted provisions of the Covid-19 Hate Crimes…MORE

A North Carolina-based health care system has suspended hundreds of employees for not getting a Covid-19 vaccine

A North Carolina-based health care system has suspended hundreds of employees for not getting a Covid-19 vaccine

A North Carolina-based health care provider announced Tuesday it has suspended hundreds of employees for not meeting the company’s Covid-19 vaccine requirements. Novant Health says employees, by now, must have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine or applied for — and received — a medical or religious exemption. Those that hadn’t —…MORE

Man who filmed Rodney King’s 1991 beating by police dies of Covid-19, friend says
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Man who filmed Rodney King’s 1991 beating by police dies of Covid-19, friend says

George Holliday, the man who shot the infamous video of Los Angeles Police Department officers beating Rodney King more than 30 years ago, has died, his friend tells CNN. He was 61. Holliday died Sunday of Covid-19 in Simi Valley, California, according to longtime friend Robert Wollenweber. “Unfortunately, he didn’t want to get vaccinated. He…MORE

A Texas couple wore face masks at a restaurant to protect their immunocompromised infant. The owner asked them to leave
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A Texas couple wore face masks at a restaurant to protect their immunocompromised infant. The owner asked them to leave

A Texas couple who landed themselves a rare night out with friends says it was cut short when the restaurant kicked them out for wearing face masks, which they say they wore to protect their immunocompromised 4-month-old son. Natalie Wester and her husband, Jose Lopez-Guerrero, joined a group of friends at a restaurant and bar…MORE

Prince Andrew served with sexual assault lawsuit after papers sent to US lawyer
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Prince Andrew served with sexual assault lawsuit after papers sent to US lawyer

Prince Andrew was served with legal papers in a civil sexual assault case against him when the senior British royal’s US-based lawyer was sent the suit by FedEx and email on Monday, court papers show. The US court documents, seen by CNN, show the legal papers were delivered to the duke’s lawyer, Andrew B. Brettler,…MORE

A Texas school board proposes the non-renewal of a contract for a principal accused of promoting critical race theory
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A Texas school board proposes the non-renewal of a contract for a principal accused of promoting critical race theory

A Texas school district board voted unanimously to give notice of a proposed non-renewal of the contract of a principal at the center of controversy over critical race theory. James Whitfield, principal of Colleyville Heritage High School in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, was placed on paid administrative leave in late August, a month after a…MORE