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1 in 100,000: The story of a fentanyl victim
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1 in 100,000: The story of a fentanyl victim

Matthew Davidson’s death was not unique. It was just one of more than 100,000 deaths to drug overdoses in the US from May 2020 to April 2021 — a record while the country was gripped by the pandemic. His life mirrored those of many people trapped by addiction — in and out of rehab; jail…MORE

USC issues apology after ‘offensive chant’ during football game
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USC issues apology after ‘offensive chant’ during football game

The University of Southern California (USC) issued a public apology after an ‘offensive chant’ was made from USC’s student section during Saturday night’s football game against Brigham Young University (BYU). “The offensive chant from our student section directed towards BYU during the football game last night does not align with our Trojan values,” USC’s athletic…MORE

Family of UNLV student who died after a charity boxing match said his death ‘could have been avoided’

Family of UNLV student who died after a charity boxing match said his death ‘could have been avoided’

The family of Nathan Valencia, the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) student who died days after a charity boxing match, said his death “could have been avoided.” Cynthia Valencia told CNN’s Brianna Keilar Monday she was worried when her son first mentioned he was going to participate in UNLV’s Kappa Sigma fraternity’s “Fight Night”…MORE

It’s a beacon of hope and it’s a politicized issue. Merriam Webster’s 2021 word of the year is …
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It’s a beacon of hope and it’s a politicized issue. Merriam Webster’s 2021 word of the year is …

Merriam-Webster just announced its Word of the Year. For some, it is a symbol of hope and health. For others, it’s a representation of a politicized issue. But as everyone can agree, the word is everywhere and it’s controversial. “Vaccine” is Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year. The word was selected based on lookup data, notable…MORE

Dayton mass shooter acted alone in 2019 attack and was fueled by an ‘enduring fascination with mass violence,’ FBI says
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Dayton mass shooter acted alone in 2019 attack and was fueled by an ‘enduring fascination with mass violence,’ FBI says

The FBI in Cincinnati said Monday that an investigation into the 2019 Dayton, Ohio, mass shooting found the gunman acted alone and was not aligned with a specific ideological group. “The evidence from the extensive investigation indicated the perpetrator, Connor Betts, was solely responsible for the injuries and deaths that were a result of his…MORE

Get started on ‘Giving Tuesday’ with five high-impact charities you’ve probably never heard of
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Get started on ‘Giving Tuesday’ with five high-impact charities you’ve probably never heard of

You’ve heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, two intense days of discounts and deals ironically following a day of thanks. But don’t forget Giving Tuesday, five days after Thanksgiving. Since 2012, Giving Tuesday has become a day of heightened generosity when people give to their favorite charities. “A lot of people look at Giving…MORE

How a once struggling deaf football team rode a historic season to a championship game
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How a once struggling deaf football team rode a historic season to a championship game

Founded 68 years ago, the Cubs, the football team of the California School for the Deaf Riverside, had never reached a championship game. “I mean, the team stunk, quite honestly,” Jordy Valencia, the team’s 6-foot-2 starting wide receiver told CNN. “CSDR were often viewed as kind of a laughingstock, right, we’re always gonna have these…MORE

Jussie Smollett’s trial has started. This is how we got here
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Jussie Smollett’s trial has started. This is how we got here

Jury selection started Monday in the trial of former “Empire” star Jussie Smollett, who is accused of making false reports to authorities that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack in 2019. Smollett, 39, was indicted on six counts last year by a Cook County, Illinois, grand jury, but the actor has…MORE

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