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4th grader suspended for having a BB gun in his bedroom during virtual learning

4th grader suspended for having a BB gun in his bedroom during virtual learning

A 9-year-old Louisiana student was suspended after a teacher reported seeing a gun in the boy’s bedroom during a virtual class. The attorney representing the child’s family said it was a BB gun and the school went too far — applying its on-campus weapons policy without considering the privacy of the child and his family.…MORE

Conor McGregor says his next opponent will be Manny Pacquiao

Conor McGregor says his next opponent will be Manny Pacquiao

Mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor says his next opponent will be boxing legend Manny Pacquiao. In a tweet Friday, McGregor, the former two-division UFC World Champion, said he’s “boxing Manny Pacquiao next in the Middle East.” ESPN reported that McGregor is in “serious talks” to fight Pacquiao, citing his manager, Audie Attar, who represents…MORE

Killings by police, like the Breonna Taylor case, rarely end in trials or convictions

Killings by police, like the Breonna Taylor case, rarely end in trials or convictions

More than six months after Louisville police fatally shot Breonna Taylor during a botched raid, protesters have poured into the streets to insist that only murder charges against the officers would amount to justice. A Kentucky grand jury on Wednesday indicted one of three officers involved on lesser felony charges of first-degree wanton endangerment. No…MORE

Notable dissents from Judge Amy Coney Barrett

Notable dissents from Judge Amy Coney Barrett

President Donald Trump is set Saturday to nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, according to multiple senior Republican sources with knowledge of the process. If confirmed, Barrett, a conservative jurist appointed by Trump in 2017 to the 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals, will…MORE

Progressive activists are wary over criminal justice under a Biden-Harris administration

Progressive activists are wary over criminal justice under a Biden-Harris administration

They spent the summer on the frontlines of a historic protest movement against police violence. But many young criminal justice activists leading the charge for police reform won’t be enthusiastically casting their ballots for the Democratic presidential ticket in November. Nominee Joe Biden and California Sen. Kamala Harris, his running mate, have clashed with progressives…MORE

The biggest movies that have been delayed, and when you can expect to see them now

The biggest movies that have been delayed, and when you can expect to see them now

2020 is a lost year for the movies. Hollywood, like many industries, has been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic. Movie theaters were forced to shut down for months, and have struggled to find an audience since reopening. Productions have stalled, and blockbuster releases have been rescheduled. The year started with a surprising amount of promise,…MORE

Poll worker recruitment picks up as officials prepare for in-person voting

Poll worker recruitment picks up as officials prepare for in-person voting

As more early voting sites open across the country, election officials have faced a significant challenge: Staffing those sites with poll workers. And amid the coronavirus pandemic, the stakes are higher than ever. “The simple answer is, if you don’t have enough poll workers, you can’t open polling locations,” Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose…MORE

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