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Chicago police superintendent blames gun violence on courts releasing violent offenders

Chicago police superintendent blames gun violence on courts releasing violent offenders

Chicago’s police superintendent Monday blamed the court system for another spate of deadly weekend shootings in the city, saying judges are releasing violent offenders to Chicago’s detriment. About 70 people were shot — at least 12 of whom died — in shootings in the city from Friday evening through Sunday, city police said Monday. When…MORE

An Atlanta police officer and sergeant were removed from duty after video surfaced showing a woman being kicked in the head
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An Atlanta police officer and sergeant were removed from duty after video surfaced showing a woman being kicked in the head

An officer and a sergeant with the Atlanta Police Department have been relieved of duty after a video surfaced on social media allegedly showing the sergeant kicking a woman in the head, authorities said Monday. The action was taken after Atlanta Police Chief Rodney Bryant and commanders within the Atlanta Police Department became aware of…MORE

Atlanta-area spa shooter pleads guilty to four of eight killings
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Atlanta-area spa shooter pleads guilty to four of eight killings

The man accused of fatally shooting eight people at three Atlanta-area spas in March pleaded guilty Tuesday to four of the killings. Robert Aaron Long was charged with murder in both Fulton and Cherokee counties in connection with the March 16 killings. Cherokee County District Attorney Shannon Wallace told a judge Tuesday that Long wished…MORE

CNN to air ‘WE LOVE NYC: The Homecoming Concert’ celebrating city’s comeback from Covid-19
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CNN to air ‘WE LOVE NYC: The Homecoming Concert’ celebrating city’s comeback from Covid-19

A star-studded concert featuring a variety of artists spanning the musical and entertainment worlds will take place in New York’s Central Park next month, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday, promising the event will be a “historic, monumental moment for all New Yorkers and all Americans.” “WE LOVE NYC: The Homecoming Concert,” being organized by…MORE

Read: Rep. Liz Cheney’s opening statement before the January 6 select committee
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Read: Rep. Liz Cheney’s opening statement before the January 6 select committee

Rep. Liz Cheney, one of two Republicans on the new select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection, said Tuesday that the panel needs to rise above politics and overcome efforts to “obscure the facts.” Read her opening statement, as prepared for delivery, distributed by her office: Thank you very much, Chairman Thompson. Thank you to…MORE

Here’s who won gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday
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Here’s who won gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday

Twenty-two gold medals were won. Here’s a breakdown of who’s taking home the gold: Artistic Gymnastics Women’s Team: Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) Canoe Slalom Women’s Kayak: Ricarda Funk, Germany Cycling Mountain Bike Women’s Cross-country: Jolanda Neff, Switzerland Diving Women’s Synchronised 10m Platform: Chen Yuxi/Zhang Jiaqi, China Equestrian Dressage Team Grand Prix Special: Germany Fencing Women’s…MORE

Ellen Burstyn to reprise her role in new ‘The Exorcist’ trilogy
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Ellen Burstyn to reprise her role in new ‘The Exorcist’ trilogy

A new trilogy continuing the story of “The Exorcist” will have original star Ellen Burstyn reprising her role of Chris MacNeil, a mom whose daughter Regan, played by Linda Blair, begins exhibiting strange behavior. Burstyn, who was nominated for an Oscar for the role, will start alongside “Hamilton” actor Leslie Odom Jr. as a father…MORE

There’s a jet fuel shortage at some US airports
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There’s a jet fuel shortage at some US airports

The seats are full on most planes, but in some cases, the fuel tanks are not. At several western US airports, there’s not enough jet fuel to meet the increased demand for leisure travel. That could end up causing some flights to be canceled or force airlines to make extra stops to fuel up on…MORE

Olympics schedule and events to watch Tuesday
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Olympics schedule and events to watch Tuesday

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics continue Tuesday. Here just some of the events that viewers can enjoy watching. (Don’t forget: Tokyo is 13 hours ahead of Eastern Time in the US.) Women’s Gymnastics: Suni Lee, Grace McCallum, Jordan Chiles and the rest of Team USA compete in the team final. It began at 6:45 a.m.. ET,…MORE

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis say they don’t believe in bathing their kids or themselves too much
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Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis say they don’t believe in bathing their kids or themselves too much

It looks like the Kutcher-Kunis family is saving money on soap. Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis appeared on an episode of Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert podcast and the talk turned to bathing. After Shepard told co-host Monica Padman that using soap everyday rids the body of natural oils, Kutcher and Kunis agreed, saying they only…MORE

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