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Man who had open-heart surgery wins a $1 million lottery prize after the ticket came in a get-well card
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Man who had open-heart surgery wins a $1 million lottery prize after the ticket came in a get-well card

A Massachusetts man recovering from open-heart surgery won a $1 million lottery prize on a scratch-off ticket given to him by a friend, according to lottery officials. Alexander McLeish received three scratch-off tickets in a get-well card from a friend earlier this month, according to a news release from the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission. As…MORE

There were 155 efforts to censor books in US schools and libraries, group says
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There were 155 efforts to censor books in US schools and libraries, group says

The American Library Association says it has provided legal guidance and support to a number of libraries impacted by the “dramatic uptick” of attempts to remove books concerning LGBTQ issues and people of color. Since June 1, the ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom has tracked 155 incidents across the country and has provided support and…MORE

First US overdose prevention centers open in New York City in an effort to combat overdose deaths
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First US overdose prevention centers open in New York City in an effort to combat overdose deaths

New York City is now the first city in the nation to open two overdose prevention centers that will allow drug users to receive medical care and services to prevent drug overdose deaths, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Office. The overdose prevention centers (OPCs), also known as supervised consumption sites or safe injection sites,…MORE

Former dean of Temple University convicted of fraud for using fake data to boost its national ranking
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Former dean of Temple University convicted of fraud for using fake data to boost its national ranking

The former dean of Temple University’s business school was convicted Monday on charges of conspiracy and wire fraud for a scheme in which he and others used false data to boost the school’s position on the US News and World Report’s rankings, the US Attorney’s Office said. Moshe Porat, 74, was the dean of Temple…MORE

Man suspected of discharging firearm at Atlanta airport turns himself in
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Man suspected of discharging firearm at Atlanta airport turns himself in

The man who fled after a gunshot set off a panic inside the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport more than a week ago has turned himself in, according to the Atlanta Police Department. Kenny Wells, 42, “has turned himself in to the Clayton County Jail,” a police department news release said. “Wells faces charges of Carrying…MORE

In Fresno’s meth hell, there’s no antidote
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In Fresno’s meth hell, there’s no antidote

He says he was just headed to Walgreens. But the expired registration on his car tag meant he could be pulled over. So there he is, sitting on the cold curb at night, cuffed by the Fresno County sheriff’s deputies. Yes, the man tells CNN, he’d avoided getting a new registration, not wanting to spend…MORE

He faked PPP loan applications, got the money, then spent it on a Lamborghini and Rolex. Now he’s serving nine years in prison
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He faked PPP loan applications, got the money, then spent it on a Lamborghini and Rolex. Now he’s serving nine years in prison

A Houston man was sentenced to nine years in prison for using money he got from Covid-19 relief funds to buy cars, a watch and a pay off a home loan, the Justice Department announced. Lee Price III, 30, was sentenced Monday on charges of wire fraud and money laundering for submitting fake Paycheck Protection…MORE

3 dead, 8 injured in shooting at Michigan high school, undersheriff says

3 dead, 8 injured in shooting at Michigan high school, undersheriff says

[Breaking news update at 5:19 p.m. ET] Three students were killed in the shooting at Oxford High School in Michigan, Oakland County Undersheriff Michael G. McCabe confirmed Tuesday. Those students were a 16-year-old boy, a 14-year-old girl and a 17-year-old girl. Eight others were injured. [Previous story, published at 4:50 p.m. ET] A student is…MORE

Jeffrey Epstein’s former pilot testifies Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Prince Andrew flew aboard Epstein’s private plane
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Jeffrey Epstein’s former pilot testifies Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Prince Andrew flew aboard Epstein’s private plane

Jeffrey Epstein’s former pilot testified in Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex trafficking trial Tuesday that a who’s who of powerful men, including former Presidents Bill Clinton and Donald Trump, flew aboard Epstein’s private plane. The pilot, Larry Visoski, said he would typically be given notice if Clinton or high-profile passengers like him would be flying. He recalled…MORE