Biden orders flags to half-staff after Texas school shooting

(The Hill) – President Biden on Tuesday ordered that the flags at the White House, federal buildings and military posts be flown at half-staff for the victims of a deadly shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.   The White House issued the proclamation Tuesday evening, hours after news broke of the shooting, which… Continue reading Biden orders flags to half-staff after Texas school shooting

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Firefighter reunited with ‘bucket list’ baby delivered in LaGrange Park bathroom

LAGRANGE PARK, Ill. — On Tuesday, a suburban first responder reunited with a miracle baby she helped make a bold entrance into the world last month.    On April 4, the LaGrange Park Fire Department received a call about a woman possibly in labor. First responders arrived, thinking crews would be able to transport the mom-to-be to… Continue reading Firefighter reunited with ‘bucket list’ baby delivered in LaGrange Park bathroom

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PHOTOS: Scenes from deadly Texas school shooting response

UVALDE, Texas (KXAN) — At least 16 people, including 14 elementary school students, were killed in a Texas school shooting Tuesday in Uvalde, according to Gov. Greg Abbott. The governor said the suspect, an 18-year-old, was also killed. An Associated Press photographer captured the scene outside Robb Elementary School off Old Carrizo Road. The Uvalde… Continue reading PHOTOS: Scenes from deadly Texas school shooting response

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Local leaders react to Texas school shooting that left 14 children, 1 teacher dead

CHICAGO — City and state leaders are reacting to a mass shooting at a southwest Texas elementary school Tuesday that has left 14 children and one teacher dead. Illinois Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton: When we drop our little one off at school each morning, we expect to pick her up at the end of the… Continue reading Local leaders react to Texas school shooting that left 14 children, 1 teacher dead

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UCLA to pay record of nearly $700M in gynecologist abuse lawsuits

The University of California system announced Tuesday it will pay nearly $375 million to more than 300 women who said they were sexually abused by a UCLA gynecologist, bringing a record amount in total payouts by a public university in a wave of sexual misconduct scandals by campus doctors. The settlement followed previous deals with… Continue reading UCLA to pay record of nearly $700M in gynecologist abuse lawsuits

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Coworker arrested after stabbing tow truck driver with screwdriver on Riverside County freeway: CHP

A tow truck employee was arrested on suspicion of stabbing his coworker who was driving the truck on a Riverside County freeway over the weekend, officials said Tuesday. The alleged attack happened shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday on the westbound lanes of State Route 60 in Moreno Valley. The two employees of Hadley’s Tow were… Continue reading Coworker arrested after stabbing tow truck driver with screwdriver on Riverside County freeway: CHP

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Corrections officer pleads guilty to sexually assaulting inmate at L.A. jail

A corrections officer pleaded guilty Tuesday to sexually assaulting a woman who was in custody at a downtown Los Angeles prison in December 2020. Jose Viera, 49 of Monterey Park, pleaded guilty in federal court to one felony count of deprivation of rights under color of law, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central… Continue reading Corrections officer pleads guilty to sexually assaulting inmate at L.A. jail

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Biden orders flags to half-staff after Texas school shooting

(The Hill) – President Joe Biden on Tuesday ordered that the flags at the White House, federal buildings and military posts be flown at half-staff for the victims of a deadly shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.   The White House issued the proclamation Tuesday evening, hours after news broke of the shooting,… Continue reading Biden orders flags to half-staff after Texas school shooting

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More storms expected before Memorial Day weekend in St. Louis area

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis region can expect more rain before the Memorial Day weekend. Showers and thunderstorms will be around off and on for the next couple of days. St. Louis radar: See a map of current weather here There will be waves of downpours with dry time in between, starting Tuesday night,… Continue reading More storms expected before Memorial Day weekend in St. Louis area

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McGill’s student union’s Palestine policy has little to do with democracy or academic freedom, says a former student representative

The Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) recently made headlines after the school threatened to sanction the association for adopting a “Palestine Solidarity Policy”—a misleadingly named, unconstitutional proposal to marginalize Jewish groups. Nevertheless, many undergraduates and staff continue to defend the manifesto as an example of student “democracy.” When McGill warned students on March 24 that the Palestine referendum question violated the student union’s own policies, then-student… Continue reading McGill’s student union’s Palestine policy has little to do with democracy or academic freedom, says a former student representative

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