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Alligator suspected of killing man in Hurricane Ida floodwaters found with what appears to be human remains in its stomach
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Alligator suspected of killing man in Hurricane Ida floodwaters found with what appears to be human remains in its stomach

A 504-pound alligator was captured in the area where a St. Tammany Parish man was last seen after he walked in floodwaters following Hurricane Ida, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office said. The man, identified as Timothy Satterlee Sr., was last seen on August 30, CNN previously reported. His wife told authorities that she heard…MORE

Oldest known living WWII veteran celebrates his 112th birthday
National WWII Museum

Oldest known living WWII veteran celebrates his 112th birthday

The oldest known living World War II veteran celebrated his 112th birthday with a socially distanced, drive-by celebration at his home in New Orleans Sunday. According to a statement from the National WWII Museum, Lawrence Brooks was honored on his birthday, September 12, with a Jeep parade, cake, and performances from the Museum’s “Victory Belles”…MORE

Murder trial of real estate tycoon Robert Durst in hands of Los Angeles jury
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Murder trial of real estate tycoon Robert Durst in hands of Los Angeles jury

More than six years after a crime documentary triggered a murder charge against real estate scion Robert Durst, a jury in Los Angeles on Tuesday began deliberating the fate of the eccentric Manhattan millionaire. Durst is charged with the first-degree murder of his close friend and confidante, Susan Berman, in 2000, at her Beverly Hills…MORE

Ex-Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights plead not guilty
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Ex-Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights plead not guilty

Four former Minneapolis police officers pleaded not guilty in federal court Tuesday to charges they violated George Floyd’s civil rights during his arrest when he was killed in May 2020. The former officers — Derek Chauvin, Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane — were arraigned before US District Magistrate Judge Tony N. Leung…MORE

Justice Department announces investigation into Georgia prisons
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Justice Department announces investigation into Georgia prisons

The US Justice Department on Tuesday announced a statewide investigation into prisons in Georgia, focusing on prisoner-on-prisoner violence and sexual abuse of gay, lesbian and transgender prisoners by prisoners and staff. Kristen Clarke, who leads the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division, said the investigation will focus on possible civil rights violations. Clarke said the Justice Department…MORE

Federal judge issues temporary order allowing Iowa schools to mandate masks
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Federal judge issues temporary order allowing Iowa schools to mandate masks

Des Moines Public Schools officials will reinstate the district’s mask mandate Wednesday following a ruling that places the state’s mandate ban on hold. US District Court Judge Robert W. Pratt issued a temporary restraining order Monday that will, for the time being, allow Iowa school districts to mandate masks in classrooms throughout the Hawkeye State.…MORE

Judge suspends NY state vaccine mandate for health care workers who claim religious exemption
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Judge suspends NY state vaccine mandate for health care workers who claim religious exemption

A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order Tuesday temporarily suspending New York state from enforcing its vaccine mandate if health care workers claim a religious exemption. The order bars the New York State Department of Health from requiring employers to deny or revoke religious exemptions for the vaccine. The health department issued an order…MORE

Georgia school board investigating after swastikas and an anti-Semitic message were painted in a high school bathroom
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Georgia school board investigating after swastikas and an anti-Semitic message were painted in a high school bathroom

A Georgia school board is investigating anti-Semitic graffiti that was daubed on a boys’ bathroom wall during the most important holiday period of the Jewish faith. On Thursday, there were two swastikas and ‘Hail [sic] Hitler’ graffiti found on the wall at the Alan C. Pope High School in Marietta. A Cobb County District spokesperson…MORE