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A volunteer ‘sewing squad’ distributed more than 55,000 masks to vulnerable communities in 3 months. They’re not slowing down

Kristina Wong is an actress and comedian known for her one-women shows. But she traded the stage for a sewing machine and formed a team of volunteers to make masks during the coronavirus pandemic. The artist was preparing for the debut of her new show right before the pandemic hit the US. “I was set […]

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Missing boy, 15, from New York found safe; Amber Alert canceled

A 15-year-old boy from New York City who was reported missing Wednesday has been found safe, state police said. Authorities began searching for Ahsan Ali after he vanished in Queens around 4:30 a.m. His disappearance sparked an Amber Alert. New York Police Department Chief Terence Monahan said in a tweet Wednesday morning that it was […]

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Census shows white decline, nonwhite majority among youngest Americans

For the generation of Americans not yet old enough to drive, the demographic future has arrived. For the first time, nonwhites and Hispanics were a majority of people under age 16 in 2019, an expected demographic shift that will grow over the coming decades, according to figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday. […]

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Why Black Lives Matter-L.A. is trying to take down the county’s first Black DA

It’s been nearly three years, and the protests outside Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey’s office are only getting bigger. What started as several hundred people gathered outside the Hall of Justice has swelled into the thousands as demonstrators call for the ouster of Lacey, the first Black district attorney in the nation’s most […]

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NYPD officer charged with strangulation after putting man in apparent chokehold

A New York City police officer seen on video putting a man in an apparent chokehold on a Queens boardwalk was arrested and charged Thursday. Officer David Afanador, who was suspended without pay following Sunday’s incident with Ricky Bellevue, faces charges of strangulation and attempted strangulation, the New York City Police Department said. The NYPD […]

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Cops fired over violent, racist talk about Black people: We are going to ‘start slaughtering them’

Three police officers in Wilmington, North Carolina, were fired after their department discovered patrol-car video of conversations containing violent, racist comments about Black people, officials announced Wednesday. The Wilmington Police Department took the action on Tuesday against Cpl. Jessie Moore, and Officers Kevin Piner and Brian Gilmore. Each was accused of violating standards of conduct, […]

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Not my cup of tea: Spat over hot drinks brews between U.S., U.K. ambassadors

Almost 250 years after the Boston Tea Party, trouble is again brewing between the United States and the United Kingdom over the hot drink. This time it is unlikely to inspire a full-blown revolution, but it has sparked a public but very diplomatic difference of opinion between the British ambassador to the U.S. and her […]