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  • NBC News Nov 28, 2019

    ’Supergirl’ Star Melissa Benoist Says She Was Victim of Domestic Violence

    “Supergirl” star Melissa Benoist said in an Instagram video Wednesday that she is a survivor of domestic violence, NBC News reports. In a more than 14 minute video, Benoist said that she was “quite nervous” before stating, “I am a survivor of domestic violence or IPV, intimate partner violence, which is something I never in my life expected I would...

  • Donald Trump Nov 27, 2019

    Trump Admin Projected Separation of 26,000 Migrant Kids at Border, DHS Watchdog Says

    The internal watchdog for the Department of Homeland Security found that the Trump administration anticipated it would separate 26,000 children if the “zero tolerance” policy of 2018 had been allowed to continue, and that the agency knew it lacked the technology to track and reunite children with their parents, NBC News reported. Officials at Customs and Border Protection, the DHS...

  • Las Vegas Nov 15, 2019

    2019 Latin Grammys: The Winners List

    All of the biggest Latinx artists came together Thursday night at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. for one of the most anticipated nights in Latin music. Performers like Rosalia, Bad Bunny and more dazzled on the red carpet in their signature looks before heading into the arena where singers like Natalia Jimenez, Christian Nodal and more participated in...

  • Facebook Nov 13, 2019

    ’Unicorn’ Puppy With 2nd Tail on His Face Rescued by Shelter

    The second that dog shelter owner Rochelle Steffen first laid eyes on a tiny “unicorn” puppy that has a tail growing out of his face, she had two thoughts. “I looked at him, and I was like, ‘This is the most ridiculously adorable puppy I’ve ever seen,” Steffen told TODAY. “Then my million-dollar question was, ‘Did the tail wag?”’ Steffen,...

  • Iraq Oct 29, 2019

    18 Killed in Attack Against Protesters in Iraq’s Karbala

    Masked gunmen opened fire at Iraqi protesters in the Shiite holy city of Karbala on Tuesday, killing 18 people and wounding hundreds, security officials said, in one of the deadliest single attacks on protesters since anti-government demonstrations erupted earlier this month. The attack, which happened overnight, came as Iraqis took to the streets for a fifth consecutive day, protesting their...

  • JUDGE Oct 25, 2019

    16 Sentenced to Death for Setting Bangladesh Student on Fire

    A court in eastern Bangladesh sentenced the principal of an Islamic school and 15 others to death on Thursday over the killing of an 18-year-old woman who was set on fire for refusing to drop sexual harassment charges against the principal. Judge Mamunur Rashid of the Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal found Principal Siraj Ud Doula and the others...

  • NBC Oct 6, 2019

    Police Look for 2 Men in Kansas Bar Shooting That Killed 4

    Two men opened fire inside a bar in Kansas City, Kansas, early Sunday, killing four people and wounding five others in a shooting believed to have stemmed from an earlier dispute, police said. Authorities were searching Sunday for the two gunmen, said Officer Thomas Tomasic, a police spokesman. He said the two men had apparently gotten into some sort of...

  • Thailand Oct 6, 2019

    6 Elephants Die at Thai Park After Trying to Save Fallen Calf

    A herd of wild elephants was swept away by raging waters in a national park in Thailand, drowning six, while rangers helped steer two of the animals out of a deep ravine. Staff at Khao Yai National Park discovered the two struggling elephants and the carcasses after dawn Saturday near the Haew Narok waterfall, also known as the Ravine of...

  • United States Oct 4, 2019

    FDA Approves Second Drug Descovy to Prevent HIV Infection

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the second drug to help prevent HIV infections on Thursday. Descovy is a PrEP or pre-exposure prophylaxis drug, which means the drug is taken daily to lower the risk of getting HIV among people who don’t have the disease but are at risk. “PrEP drugs are highly effective when taken as indicated in...

  • Executive Oct 2, 2019

    Reports Say Boeing Insider Filed Safety Complaint About Max

    A Boeing engineer filed an internal complaint alleging that company managers rejected a backup system that might have alerted pilots to problems linked to two deadly crashes involving the 737 Max jet, according to published reports. The Seattle Times and The New York Times reported Wednesday that an engineer who worked on the Max said managers were urged to consider...

  • NBC Sep 22, 2019

    As Amazon Fires Burn on, Conservationists Blame Illegal Logging and Criminal Networks

    As the Amazon continues to burn in a record fire season, experts say the problem is rooted in illegal logging and criminal networks exploiting the forests for its natural resources and agricultural potential, NBC News reports. “The government doesn’t have any governance over what is going on,” Ane Alencar, science director for the Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM), told NBC...

  • United States Sep 18, 2019

    Report Finds Gun Violence Costs US $229 Billion Per Year

    Gun violence hits America’s youth and rural states the hardest and has reached the highest levels in decades, a report released Wednesday by Democrats on Congress’ Joint Economic Committee has found, NBC News reports. U.S. teens and young adults, ages 15-24, are 50 times more likely to die by gun violence than they are in other economically advanced countries, according...

  • CEO Aug 15, 2019

    LGBTQ Content Creators Sue YouTube for Discrimination

    Several LGBTQ YouTube creators are criticizing executives’ promises and apologies “lip service” in a new class action complaint. “Whatever promises, apologies, and misunderstanding explanations Google/YouTube has given to the LGBTQ+, they were and continue to be ‘lip service’ as described by one LGBTQ+ YouTuber following his meeting with YouTube’s management in 2017,” the suit states. “Instead of fixing the problems,...

  • The Associated Press Aug 10, 2019

    Police Say 62 Killed in Tanzania Fuel Tanker Explosion

    A damaged tanker truck exploded in eastern Tanzania Saturday as people were trying to siphon fuel out of it, killing at least 62, in one of the worst incidents of its kind in the East African country. Citing police figures, state broadcaster KBC said a further at least 70 people were injured in the incident early Saturday in the town...

  • United States Aug 10, 2019

    SC Death Marks 14th Black Transgender Woman Killed in US This Year

    A black transgender woman, Pebbles LaDime Doe, was killed this week in South Carolina, making her the 14th black transgender woman killed in the U.S. this year, authorities said, NBC News reported. Doe, 24, who was mis-gendered in initial reports, was found dead Sunday in a car parked in a driveway in Allendale County, according to the Post and Courier....

  • United States Aug 8, 2019

    ’The Children Are Scared’: Immigrants Lock Doors, Rally Around Children of Detained

    Mississippi residents rallied around terrified children left with no parents and migrants locked themselves in their homes for fear of being arrested Thursday, a day after the United States’ largest immigration raid in a decade. A total of 680 people were arrested in Wednesday’s raids, but more than 300 had been released by Thursday morning with notices to appear before...

  • OFFICER Aug 8, 2019

    2 Women Stabbed, 1 Fatally, in Front of Cop at Pittsburgh Bus Stop

    Authorities say a man fatally stabbed a woman who was talking to a police officer at a downtown Pittsburgh bus stop and then slashed another woman before he was taken into custody. Pittsburgh Police Chief Scott Schubert says the officer was checking on the first woman’s well-being Thursday on a crowded sidewalk full of office workers and others headed to...

  • NBC Aug 8, 2019

    #GreenShirtGuy Goes Viral After Tucson City Council Meeting

    Alex Kack has since asked his new fan base to support sanctuary cities.

  • Governor Aug 7, 2019

    Puerto Ricans Get Their 3rd Governor in 6 Days

    Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez became Puerto Rico’s new governor Wednesday, just the second woman to hold the office, after weeks of political turmoil and hours after the island’s Supreme Court declared Pedro Pierluisi’s swearing-in a week ago unconstitutional. Accompanied by her husband, Judge Jorge Díaz, and one of her daughters, Vázquez took the oath of office in the early evening...

  • NBC Aug 8, 2019

    ’Green Shirt Guy’ Goes Viral Over Reaction to ‘Sanctuary City’ Heckler

    An angry protest about a proposed “sanctuary city” measure led to a lot of laughs for one man at a city council meeting in Tucson, Arizona, NBC News reported. When a protester wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat and a pink “Best” tank top at the Tuesday meeting started yelling “respect our laws” while holding up a sign saying...

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