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Unpacking Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s record on race and criminal justice

This week has been a gut punch. Already reeling from the implications of what the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg means for the future of civil rights in America, we had to sit with the rage over the lack of charges in Breonna Taylor’s death. But there were some moments of hope. Zendaya’s moving…MORE

This is what a job ad for an alligator hunter looks like

If you’re a fearless Floridian looking for a new gig, this opening might be right up your alley: nuisance alligator trapping. Applicants for the position of “nuisance alligator trapper” are being solicited by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Division of Hunting and Game Management. According to the state’s FWC website, the initiative is…MORE

All the top-tier of college football conferences are now planning to play this fall

It’s official, all the top-tier college football conferences are now planning to play this fall. The Mid-American Conference (MAC) and Mountain West Conference (MWC) were the latest two schools this week to announce an altered season. This means that all 10 conferences in NCAA’s Football Bowl Subdivision — the top tier of college football —…MORE

Kentucky’s only Black female legislator arrested in Breonna Taylor protest

Kentucky state Rep. Attica Scott, the state’s only Black female legislator, was among 24 people arrested Thursday by the Louisville Metro Police Department during Breonna Taylor protests, the Democratic lawmaker confirmed to CNN after her release from custody Friday morning. Scott — who in August had pre-filed legislation to end the use of no-knock warrants…MORE

Nearly 100,000 customers may lose power over fire danger in California

Nearly 100,000 Pacific Gas and Electric customers may lose power over fire danger in California ahead of a weekend that could bring record-breaking heat. PG&E says it’s planning to shut off power starting Sunday morning to prevent electrical equipment from sparking a wildfire as strong winds and high temperatures are expected. Power may not return…MORE

White supremacist killed in shootout with California deputies

White supremacist killed in shootout with California deputies

A white supremacist was killed in a shootout with deputies in Templeton, California, according to a San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Office news release Friday. The shooting took place Thursday morning when deputies at first tried to conduct a traffic stop on Christopher Michael Straub, 38, near a cemetery. Straub got out of his vehicle and…MORE