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Former Ohio sheriff’s deputy charged with murder in death of Casey Goodson
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Former Ohio sheriff’s deputy charged with murder in death of Casey Goodson

A former Ohio sheriff’s deputy was indicted on murder charges Thursday in the fatal shooting of a 23-year-old Black man last year that led to large-scale protests against police brutality. Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Meade shot and killed Casey Goodson Jr. in Columbus on December 4, 2020, as Goodson was trying to enter his…MORE

Annual defense bill stalled in Senate
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Annual defense bill stalled in Senate

The annual defense bill is stalled in the Senate amid a bitter disagreement over one senator’s demand to punish China over its alleged treatment of the Uyghurs. Republicans and Democrats are rejecting the demand by Sen. Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican, to add an amendment because they say it violates a constitutional requirement that legislation…MORE

NFL suspends three players, including Bucs’ Antonio Brown, for violating Covid-19 protocols
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NFL suspends three players, including Bucs’ Antonio Brown, for violating Covid-19 protocols

The National Football League has suspended three players, including Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown, for three games without pay following a league investigation that determined the three violated Covid-19 protocols. Buccaneers safety Mike Edwards and free agent wide receiver John Franklin III, who has been on the Bucs’ practice squad, were the other players…MORE

Democrats take new look at Massachusetts governor’s race after Baker steps aside
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Democrats take new look at Massachusetts governor’s race after Baker steps aside

The race for Massachusetts governor became more appealing for commonwealth Democrats this week with popular Republican Gov. Charlie Baker‘s decision not to seek a third term. The unexpected move set off a frenzied day for Democrats across Massachusetts, with much of the talk and speculation focused on state Attorney General Maura Healey and Labor Secretary…MORE

A 14-year-old girl was shot and killed by her brother, who was making and selling guns, Georgia sheriff says

A 14-year-old girl was shot and killed by her brother, who was making and selling guns, Georgia sheriff says

A 13-year-old boy who was manufacturing and selling so-called “ghost guns” has been arrested after he allegedly shot and killed his 14-year-old sister with one of his own homemade firearms, according to the Douglas County, Georgia, Sheriff’s Office. Two people had come to the family’s home in Douglasville, about 20 miles west of Atlanta, on…MORE

Early detection of autism in children has improved, but disparities remain, CDC studies suggest
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Early detection of autism in children has improved, but disparities remain, CDC studies suggest

Early detection of autism in children has improved, but disparities remain in practices to identify and diagnose the condition, according to studies published Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Children born in 2014 were 50% more likely to receive an autism diagnosis or special education by age 4 than those born…MORE

Exclusive: Sinema won’t commit to voting for Biden’s sweeping social safety net expansion
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Exclusive: Sinema won’t commit to voting for Biden’s sweeping social safety net expansion

Kyrsten Sinema, the influential moderate Democratic senator from Arizona, did not commit to voting for President Joe Biden’s sweeping social safety net legislation in a sit-down interview with CNN on Thursday, the latest sign that Senate Democrats do not yet have the votes to pass one of the party’s top legislative priorities even as leadership…MORE

Suspect arrested in shooting death of Jacqueline Avant

Suspect arrested in shooting death of Jacqueline Avant

A man has been arrested in the shooting death of Jacqueline Avant, philanthropist and wife of music icon Clarence Avant. “We’re very pleased to announce today that we have arrested a suspect in the homicide of one of our beloved Beverly Hills residents,” Beverly Hills Police Chief Mark Stainbrook announced in a briefing Thursday. Multiple…MORE

Eddie Mekka, Carmine on ‘Laverne & Shirley,’ dead at 69
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Eddie Mekka, Carmine on ‘Laverne & Shirley,’ dead at 69

Eddie Mekka, who found fame playing Carmine “The Big Ragoo” Ragusa, on the hit series “Laverne & Shirley,” died Saturday at his home in Newhall, California, according to his official Facebook account. He was 69. No details on his cause of death were made immediately available. Mekka played Shirley’s love interest on the show. Cindy…MORE

Question of the Day

Dec 2

Q:  Nearly 70% of Americans say they rarely or never do this…even tho they probably have the opportunity to do it nearly every day… A: Answer the phone if they don’t know who’s calling

Dec 1

Q: Sales of this item dipped by up to 40-percent due to the pandemic… A: Ties

Nov 30

Q: It’s not many, but 5% of American adults say they haven’t done this in the past 6-months… A: Listened to music