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Michigan superintendent calls claims in lawsuit over high school shooting ‘irresponsible and false’
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Michigan superintendent calls claims in lawsuit over high school shooting ‘irresponsible and false’

The superintendent of the district where four students were shot dead at a Michigan high school posted an open letter countering claims made in a lawsuit accusing the district of not doing enough to prevent the attack. Oxford Community Schools Superintendent Tim Throne’s letter on Tuesday decried what he said were “numerous irresponsible and false…MORE

Governors express concern over handling of case of missing 7-year-old girl and call for further review
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Governors express concern over handling of case of missing 7-year-old girl and call for further review

The governors of New Hampshire and Massachusetts are pressing for reviews of how officials handled the custody case of a 7-year-old girl who was reported missing in November. Harmony Montgomery was reported missing in November 2021 by her mother, Crystal Sorey, who said she last saw the girl during a FaceTime call in spring 2019.…MORE

States with weaker gun laws have higher rates of firearm related homicides and suicides, study finds
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States with weaker gun laws have higher rates of firearm related homicides and suicides, study finds

A new study published Thursday by a leading non-profit organization that focuses on gun violence prevention found that there is a direct correlation in states with weaker gun laws and higher rates of gun deaths, including homicides, suicides and accidental killings. The study by Everytown for Gun Safety determined that California had the strongest gun…MORE

Ghislaine Maxwell’s attorney asks for new trial after juror gave post-trial interviews about his sexual abuse
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Ghislaine Maxwell’s attorney asks for new trial after juror gave post-trial interviews about his sexual abuse

An attorney for Ghislaine Maxwell has filed a motion requesting a new trial, according to a letter to US District Judge Alison Nathan filed Wednesday. The motion is under seal. The letter from attorney Bobbi Sternheim also requests that all documents pertaining to “Juror. No. 50” remain under seal until the court rules on the…MORE

Minnesota AG sues Covid-19 testing providers for allegedly faking or failing to deliver results
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Minnesota AG sues Covid-19 testing providers for allegedly faking or failing to deliver results

Minnesota’s attorney general is suing a company and its associated clinical lab, claiming they failed to deliver Covid-19 test results or delivered untimely or falsified test results. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday by Keith Ellison in Hennepin County district court, says the Minnesota Department of Health got complaints after people were tested for Covid-19 at pop-up…MORE

An Alaska doctor was sentenced to nearly 3 years of prison for illegally prescribing opioids that caused the overdose deaths of five people
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An Alaska doctor was sentenced to nearly 3 years of prison for illegally prescribing opioids that caused the overdose deaths of five people

An Alaska doctor was sentenced to nearly three years in prison after five of his patients overdosed and died from opioids he illegally prescribed them, authorities said. David Chisholm, 64, pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful dispensing and distribution of a controlled substance, court documents state. Chisholm illegally wrote more than 20,000 prescription’s including…MORE

5 things to know for Jan. 20: Biden, Voting rights, Capitol riot, Covid, Immigration

5 things to know for Jan. 20: Biden, Voting rights, Capitol riot, Covid, Immigration

The FBI says cybercriminals are trying to steal financial information from Americans by creating fraudulent QR codes that look like the ones many restaurants and other businesses are using due to the coronavirus pandemic. These fake codes direct people to malicious websites in order to steal their data or hijack their payments. Here’s what you…MORE

Former Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo sues city, claiming he was fired for being whistleblower
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Former Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo sues city, claiming he was fired for being whistleblower

Former Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against the city’s government and four city officials accusing them of firing him for being a whistleblower and exposing wrongdoing by city officials. The lawsuit names Miami City Manager Arthur Noriega and city commissioners Joe Carollo, Alex Díaz de la Portilla and Manolo Reyes.…MORE

A Kansas DA cited stand your ground laws and announced no charges in death of teen in custody

A Kansas DA cited stand your ground laws and announced no charges in death of teen in custody

A Kansas district attorney announced he will be filing no charges in connection with the death of Cedric Lofton, a Black teenager who died in law enforcement custody, citing the state’s robust “stand your ground” law. Lofton, 17, died in September after being handcuffed and restrained in the prone position, meaning lying face-down, during a…MORE

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