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Attorney General Merrick Garland with Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke for the Civil Rights Division, announced civil rights charges Thursday related to the botched Louisville Police drug raid that led to the death of Breonna Taylor.
Thu, 08/04/2022 - 18:18

The charges announced by Attorney General Merrit Garland on Thursday include civil rights violations, conspiracy, use of excessive force offenses and obstruction.

Infowars founder Alex Jones listens to a supporter at the Texas State Capital building on April 18, 2020 in Austin, Texas.
Thu, 08/04/2022 - 17:37

The InfoWars host and creator will have to pay $4.1 million to two parents whose 6-year-old son was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012. Jones spent years claiming the mass shooting as a hoax.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Thursday that the Senate would vote to move forward on the Inflation Reduction Act, the Democrats' package that tackles climate change, prescription drugs and inflation, this weekend.
Thu, 08/04/2022 - 17:26

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has repeatedly said Democrats are on track to pass the Inflation Reduction Act in the coming days, but a few roadblocks still stand in the way.

Barricades block off a portion of Elm Street in Laurel, Neb., Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022. The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating a situation with multiple fatalities that occurred in Laurel on Thursday morning.
Thu, 08/04/2022 - 17:07

A man was seen driving away from the city of Laurel before the bodies were discovered and that investigators wanted to speak to him, a Nebraska State Patrol official said.

An emergency declaration frees up resources to help fight the monkeypox outbreak. There are currently more than 6,600 cases in the U.S.
Thu, 08/04/2022 - 14:05

Declaring a public health emergency can free up resources to help the administration respond to the monkeypox outbreak. So far more than 6,000 people in the U.S. have been infected.

Puerto Rico's former Gov. Wanda Vázquez leaves a court after she was released on bail, in San Juan on Thursday.
Thu, 08/04/2022 - 13:38

Vázquez was arrested on bribery charges related to the financing of her 2020 campaign. She is accused of engaging in a scheme with several people, including a bank owner and a former FBI agent.

A mural of Rep. John Lewis on a street named after him Feb. 11, in Nashville, Tenn. The late Lewis was part of a movement that marched downtown from the historically Black neighborhood of North Nashville to take part in lunch counter sit-ins. That same neighborhood is redistricted into a mostly white congressional district, which some Democrats are comparing past civil rights violations.
Thu, 08/04/2022 - 13:26

GOP lawmakers in Tennessee have redrawn Nashville from one Democratic congressional district into three GOP-leaning districts. Democrats will have a difficult, if not impossible, time getting elected.

Lady Gaga sings the national anthem during President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 20, 2021.
Thu, 08/04/2022 - 13:15

James Howard Jackson was arrested nearly five months after he was released from jail while awaiting trial "due to a clerical error," the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

A girl sits in front of a bakery in the crowd with Afghan women waiting to receive bread in Kabul on Jan. 31, 2022.
Thu, 08/04/2022 - 13:09

Filmmaker Ramita Navai has seen girls and women forced to marry Taliban members or arrested for violating the morality code. Her new PBS Frontline documentary is Afghanistan Undercover.

A video showing Alex Jones is shown as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol holds a hearing on July 12.
Thu, 08/04/2022 - 13:03

An attorney representing two parents who sued conspiracy theorist Alex Jones over his false claims about the Sandy Hook massacre said the House committee has requested records from Jones' phone.

Alie Utley and Joe Moyer react to their county voting against the proposed constitutional amendment during the Kansas for Constitutional Freedom primary election watch party in Overland Park, Kan., on Tuesday.
Thu, 08/04/2022 - 12:48

Republican and Democratic strategists are recalibrating how much of an issue abortion rights will play in the midterm elections after a decisive vote by Kansans in favor of abortion rights.

A memorial to the victims is seen outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14, 2019, during the one-year anniversary of the school shooting.
Thu, 08/04/2022 - 12:40

Jurors in the trial of Nikolas Cruz toured a building at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The scene was deeply unsettling: Large pools of dried blood still stained classroom floors.

Federal judge Dabney Friedrich castigated Capitol riot defendant Brandon Straka for making, in her view, "questionable" comments about his case in public since his sentencing.
Thu, 08/04/2022 - 12:16

Brandon Straka pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor for egging on rioters during the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. The judge in the case said he has since made "questionable" comments about his plea.

What caused the sinkhole has not yet been determined, but experts are investigating.
Thu, 08/04/2022 - 12:13

The 656-foot-deep sinkhole was found Saturday near a mining site. Investigators are working to determine what caused the sinkhole to open, and say they have seen a lot of water inside.

Regé-Jean Page and Phoebe Dynevor starred in the first season of the Netflix show, <em>Bridgerton.</em>
Thu, 08/04/2022 - 11:42

Netflix is suing Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear, who wrote the Grammy-winning Unofficial Bridgerton Musical, for infringement of intellectual property rights of the streaming service's hit show.

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