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Detention of WNBA’s Griner in Moscow extended by 1 month

May 14, 2022

WNBA star Brittney Griner had her pre-trial detention in Russia extended by one month Friday, her lawyer said. Alexander Boykov told The Associated Press he thinks the relatively short extension indicated that Griner’s case would go to trial soon. The […]

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Authorities: Man dies while burying woman he strangled

May 11, 2022

A 60-year-old man who strangled his girlfriend died of a heart attack while burying her body in their South Carolina backyard, investigators said. Deputies found Joseph Anthony McKinnon’s body Saturday after neighbors called and reported an unconscious man in a […]

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US overdose deaths hit record 107,000 last year, CDC says

May 11, 2022

More than 107,000 Americans died of drug overdoses last year, setting another tragic record in the nation’s escalating overdose epidemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated Wednesday. The provisional 2021 total translates to roughly one U.S. overdose death […]

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Court: Pandemic orders not an excuse to violate lease

May 10, 2022

Connecticut’s Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that executive orders issued by Gov. Ned Lamont affecting restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic could not not be used by a Norwalk eatery as an excuse not to pay the rent. The court ruled against […]

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New reparations focus: Black enclaves lost to development

May 6, 2022

Terrell Osborne knows well what happens when urban renewal comes to communities of color. As a child growing up in Providence, Rhode Island, in the 1950s and 1960s, huge swaths of his neighborhood of Lippitt Hill, a center of Black […]

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North Carolina sheriff seeks investigation after 4th suicide

May 4, 2022

A North Carolina sheriff is calling for an investigation after an inmate at the county jail died from a self-inflicted injury, the fourth suicide reported in 15 months. Rockingham County Sheriff Sam Page asked the North Carolina State Bureau of […]

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Fed to fight inflation with fastest rate hikes in decades

May 2, 2022

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER The Federal Reserve is poised this week to accelerate its most drastic steps in three decades to attack inflation by making it costlier to borrow — for a car, a home, a business deal, a credit card […]

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NYPD veteran convicted of assaulting officer in Capitol riot

May 2, 2022

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN A federal jury on Monday convicted a New York Police Department veteran of assaulting an officer during the U.S. Capitol riot, rejecting his claim that he was defending himself when he tackled the officer and grabbed his gas […]

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Top Democrats push for federal crackdown on high gas prices

April 28, 2022

By KEVIN FREKING and MATTHEW DALY Citing growing worries about high gasoline prices, Democratic leaders announced an effort Thursday to give the Federal Trade Commission increased authority to crack down on companies that engage in price gouging. In doing so, […]

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In NYC, ads for jobs will have to say what they pay

April 28, 2022

Help wanted. The job: putting one of the nation’s most far-reaching salary disclosure laws into practice. Location: New York City. Just four months ago, city lawmakers overwhelmingly voted to require many ads for jobs in the nation’s most populous city […]

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