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Survivors of 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre file lawsuit seeking ‘relief,’ victims fund

Survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre filed a sweeping lawsuit Tuesday against the city, county and other authorities they blame for leading one of America’s “worst acts of domestic terrorism.” Plaintiffs, who include 105-year-old Lessie E. Benningfield Randle, are seeking damages they claim are long overdue following the infamous attack by white mobs on […]

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Video shows NYC firefighter rappel down building to save woman on 16th floor window

A video of a Harlem high-rise fire caught the dramatic moment a New York City firefighter rescued a woman clinging to life — both figuratively and literally — as she walked out on the windowsill of her 16th floor apartment to escape the smoke. The fire broke out at the apartment on Tuesday afternoon. Thick […]

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Breonna Taylor’s ex was offered a plea deal to say she was part of an ‘organized crime syndicate’

Breonna Taylor’s former boyfriend was offered a plea deal from prosecutors earlier this summer that would have forced him to implicate her in an “organized crime syndicate,” his attorney said Monday. Scott Barton, an attorney representing Jamarcus Glover, a twice-convicted drug dealer, said initial plea sheets included Taylor’s name among a list of associates, but […]

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Racism deprived Latino WWI hero Marcelino Serna of the Medal of Honor. He deserves it, advocates say.

In vintage photos, Marcelino Serna wears his World War I Army uniforms that are festooned with several of his battle medals. But one medal is missing — the Medal of Honor — that should have been draped around his neck about a century ago, Latino advocates, legislators and historians said. They’ve launched the latest effort […]

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New Mississippi flag design to appear on November ballot after Confederate emblem dropped

A new Mississippi state flag design was chosen on Wednesday, two months after state legislators voted to remove the Confederate battle emblem. An appointed state commission voted Wednesday 8 to 1 for “The New Magnolia” flag over “The Great River Flag.” The “The New Magnolia” flag will go before voters in November for approval. The […]

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California man charged with murder in death of Zachary Kennedy, who disappeared in 2017

A 54-year-old Long Beach, California, man was arrested this week on suspicion of killing a man who went missing in 2017 and whose remains were found the following year on his Long Beach property, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday. Zachary Kennedy, 31, was last seen alive on October 22, 2017, at the […]

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Two young children swept away in North Carolina flash flood; search ongoing

A search for two children missing since they were swept away in floodwaters in North Carolina continued Wednesday morning. A 5-year old girl and her 4-year old brother went missing after the car their mother was driving was carried away in a flash flood in Smithfield, North Carolina, about 30 miles south of Raleigh. Smithfield […]