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TikTok star wounded in movie theater shooting has died from his injuries
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TikTok star wounded in movie theater shooting has died from his injuries

A well-known TikTok user has died of his injuries after being wounded in a shooting at a California movie theater Monday night that left another woman dead, police said. Anthony Barajas, 19, died early Saturday morning, the Corona Police Department said in a news release. “We extend our thoughts and condolences to his family and…MORE

Bee swarm attack kills Arizona man and injures five people
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Bee swarm attack kills Arizona man and injures five people

A man is dead and at least five people were injured after a bee swarm attack in an Arizona neighborhood on Thursday. The man, whose identity has not been released, died after he was among three people “believed to have been stung hundreds of times” by the bee swarm in Marana, the Northwest Fire District…MORE

US vaccination rates are rising, even in least-vaccinated Southern states
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US vaccination rates are rising, even in least-vaccinated Southern states

The pace of Covid-19 vaccinations in the US has risen steadily over the past three weeks, particularly in several Southern states with poor vaccination rates and strong hesitancy against the shot, according to a CNN analysis of data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With the recent increase of Covid-19 infections and…MORE

Why women gymnasts compete to music in their floor routines but men don’t
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Why women gymnasts compete to music in their floor routines but men don’t

When Olympic gymnasts compete Sunday and Monday in the individual floor exercises in Tokyo, viewers will notice a key difference between the events. The women will leap and flip and tumble to recorded music. The men’s routines will be accompanied by silence. The reason for the disparity dates back almost a century, when female gymnasts…MORE

Queens man accused of robbing an 11-year-old girl on her way to a grocery store
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Queens man accused of robbing an 11-year-old girl on her way to a grocery store

A Queens man was arrested and charged on suspicion of dragging an 11-year-old girl into an alleyway, robbing her and cutting her neck with a sharp metal object, a district attorney in the New York City borough said Friday. Jonathan Perez, 34, allegedly approached the girl early Sunday as she was on her way to…MORE

A two-headed sea turtle hatchling was found on a South Carolina beach
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A two-headed sea turtle hatchling was found on a South Carolina beach

Park volunteers patrolling a beach in South Carolina on Wednesday stumbled upon an unexpected surprise: a two-headed baby sea turtle. A group of patrollers and volunteers at Edisto Beach State Park were making a routine inventory to check on sea turtle nests when they stumbled across the special hatchling, South Carolina State Parks said on…MORE

Welcome to the ‘Gay Games,’ an alternative to the Olympics, where activism is encouraged and everyone’s an athlete
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Welcome to the ‘Gay Games,’ an alternative to the Olympics, where activism is encouraged and everyone’s an athlete

Tom Waddell knew what to expect from an Olympics opening ceremony. He’d experienced one before as a decathlete at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. He remembered the parade of athletes from around the world, proudly marching alongside their flags before an audience of thousands, cheering on their every move. His gay and lesbian friends in…MORE

FBI and Detroit police taught ‘White Boy Rick’ the drug game then double-crossed him, he says. Now, he wants $100 million
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FBI and Detroit police taught ‘White Boy Rick’ the drug game then double-crossed him, he says. Now, he wants $100 million

Voice quavering, Rick Wershe Jr., who as a teen in 1980s Detroit was painted as a murderous drug kingpin, dabbed his eyes as he recalled one of the last conversations he had with his father, who he’d always looked up to as a strong man. Suffering from brain cancer, his dad often moaned in pain…MORE

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