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Two dead after Zeta hammers New Orleans, roars toward Alabama

Two people are dead after Hurricane Zeta made landfall in southeastern Louisiana as a powerful Category 2 storm Wednesday afternoon before passing over New Orleans. New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell

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Body, dash camera video released from fatal shooting of Black man by Waukegan, Illinois police

Body camera footage released by Waukegan, Illinois, police shows the moments before the police shooting that killed a Black man and wounded a woman last week. Police released footage Wednesday

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FBI, other agencies warn of ‘imminent cybercrime threat’ to U.S. hospitals

Federal agencies are warning of “an increased and imminent cybercrime threat” to U.S. hospitals and healthcare providers, including so-called ransomware attacks. The warnings were in a report released Wednesday, and

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Family says Walter Wallace Jr., killed by Philadelphia police, needed mental health treatment

On Monday afternoon, police officers arrived at Walter Wallace Jr.’s West Philadelphia row home for a third time that day. Relatives said he was having “another one of his episodes.”

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High School Turns Money Saved By Using Solar Power Into Pay Raises For Teachers

After an energy audit in 2017, Batesville High School in Arkansas opted to go solar. The money saved is being used to give raises to teachers. Batesville High School was

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Major’s Last Kiss: Previously Abused And Vicious Horse Says Goodbye To Man Who Earned His Heart

“I’ll never forget the day my mom called me in a panic: ‘Janna, you’ve got to convince your daddy to get rid of that horse, it’s gonna kill him!’” Janna

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‘Miracle of nature’: Record number of endangered turtles hatch in Mexico

Record numbers of an endangered turtle species have hatched in Mexico this year — thanks to reduced human activity during the pandemic and dedicated efforts of an Indigenous conservation group,

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