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Public outcry follows Texas school administrator’s comments about presenting ‘opposing’ views of the Holocaust

Public outcry follows Texas school administrator’s comments about presenting ‘opposing’ views of the Holocaust

Some members of a North Texas community and Jewish groups are speaking out against a controversial new state law after a local school administrator told teachers that if they have books about the Holocaust in their classroom libraries, they should also include books that present “opposing” views. “It’s almost like a joke, what would an…MORE

Robert Durst, convicted murderer, has Covid-19

Robert Durst, convicted murderer, has Covid-19

Robert Durst, the notorious subject of the HBO docuseries “The Jinx,” who was found guilty last month of first-degree murder and was sentenced this week to life in prison without parole, has been diagnosed with Covid-19, his lawyer told CNN on Saturday. “We were notified he tested positive, so we’re all very concerned,” Dick DeGuerin,…MORE

Five times as many police officers have died from Covid-19 as from gunfire since start of pandemic

Five times as many police officers have died from Covid-19 as from gunfire since start of pandemic

Jessica Desfosses shared the final heartrending text messages she exchanged with her police officer husband in the days before he died from Covid-19. “Commercial just came on tv a casket saying take Covid seriously… 0 consideration for those of us fighting for every breath,” Stephen Desfosses wrote in a series of exchanges that began last…MORE

Indiana’s attorney general sues companies blamed for millions of robocalls across the US
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Indiana’s attorney general sues companies blamed for millions of robocalls across the US

Three companies that allegedly helped initiate tens of millions of robocalls in the US — including to people on Do Not Call registries — are being sued by the Indiana attorney general. “Honestly, Hoosiers are sick and tired of these harassing and illegal unwanted robocalls. Everyone is,” Attorney General Todd Rokita said in an interview…MORE

Truck driver in fatal Colorado crash found guilty of vehicular homicide
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Truck driver in fatal Colorado crash found guilty of vehicular homicide

The driver of a semi truck that plowed into traffic along Interstate 70 near Denver, killing four people, was convicted Friday of vehicular homicide and other charges, prosecutors said. Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos was behind the wheel of the semi in April 2019, traveling at 85 mph, when the brakes failed, he told investigators at the…MORE

Human remains in Iowa positively identified as missing 11-year-old Xavior Harrelson
Poweshiek County Sheriff's Office

Human remains in Iowa positively identified as missing 11-year-old Xavior Harrelson

Human remains found in late September near Montezuma, Iowa, have been positively identified as 11-year-old Xavior Harrelson, according to the Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office. Xavior was reported missing on May 27, less than a week after completing fourth grade. A body was found on September 30 “in a rural area approximately 3 miles northwest of…MORE

Four train passengers are hurt in Amtrak crash with truck in Oklahoma

Four train passengers are hurt in Amtrak crash with truck in Oklahoma

An Amtrak train struck a truck near Thackerville, Oklahoma, on Friday, injuring four train passengers, a spokesperson for Amtrak told CNN. Amtrak Train 822 was running between Fort Worth, Texas, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, when it hit the truck on the BNSF Railway tracks near Thackerville, spokesperson Marc Magliari said. The collision occurred at about…MORE

Gunman ‘out of nowhere’ shoots 3 deputies outside Houston bar, killing one, authorities say

Gunman ‘out of nowhere’ shoots 3 deputies outside Houston bar, killing one, authorities say

A gunman “came out of nowhere” and fired on constable’s deputies who were trying to detain someone else outside a Houston bar early Saturday, ultimately killing one deputy and injuring two others, a constable said. Police say they’re looking for the shooter. One person was taken into custody, though investigators didn’t immediately know whether that…MORE