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The antisemitic cartoon roiling Harvard? It's not the first time it caused a firestorm

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When the Harvard Palestine Solidarity Committee and the Harvard African and African American Resistance Organization put together an infographic for Instagram, their goal was to showcase the historic connections between the Black and Palestinian liberation movements.

They gathered old images of Black activists who had been vocal advocates of ...Read more

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How a migrant influx is causing tensions in one of the most Hispanic cities in the US

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HIALEAH, Fla. — Less than a week after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border and catching a flight to Florida, Joseliel Montilla, his wife and their five-year-old daughter waited on a cold February morning outside the Department of Children & Families outpost in Hialeah where their family members had taken turns spending the night — not because ...Read more

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Demand at Denver food banks is higher than ever

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Facing high demand caused at least in part by the influx of migrants to the city, Denver nonprofit food distributors are cutting services in an attempt to equitably disperse food resources.

But these adjustments come not out of strategy but rather necessity, as a system that was already collapsing is now under far more stress, said Juan ...Read more

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Trump moves to throw out feds' classified documents case, claiming presidential immunity

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Lawyers for former President Donald Trump have added a little spice to his plodding classified documents case in South Florida by moving to throw out a 42-count indictment based on claims of presidential immunity and other legal issues.

His lawyers filed motions late Thursday seeking to dismiss the indictment in an historic case that has mostly...Read more

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Hungary to allow Sweden into NATO following jet fighter deal

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Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban confirmed that his country will remove the last obstacle to Sweden’s NATO accession after the Nordic country agreed to sell Gripen jet fighters to Budapest.

The Hungarian parliament will take the “necessary decisions” to ratify the Nordic country’s NATO accession early next week, Orban said at a ...Read more

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Trump asks to delay his bond in Carroll verdict

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NEW YORK — Donald Trump asked a judge to delay execution of an $83.3 million jury verdict against him in E. Jean Carroll’s defamation lawsuit and spare the former president from posting an appeals bond while he files several post-trial motions.

A delay until 30 days after the motions are resolved is warranted because an appeals court is ...Read more

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UGA murder suspect didn't know victim, killing was 'crime of opportunity,' police say

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ATHENS, Ga. — A 26-year-old Athens man has been charged with murder in the death of a nursing student on the University of Georgia campus.

The man, Jose Antonio Ibarra, was charged with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated battery, aggravated assault, false imprisonment, kidnapping, hindering a 911 call, and concealing the death of ...Read more

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The Kenya-led multinational security mission to Haiti attracts more people and money

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The slow-moving effort to deploy an armed multinational mission to help Haiti’s police force combat warring gangs has garnered an additional $120 million in commitments, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.

The contributions, made during an international pledging conference hosted by the U.S., Brazil and the United Nations, come as ...Read more

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'Chicana/o Power!' specialty license plates could grace Colorado vehicles

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DENVER — Coloradans could soon have the option to buy a license plate celebrating Chicano power if a proposed bill passes the state legislature.

Rep. Tim Hernández and Sen. Julie Gonzales, both Denver Democrats, revived a bill that has twice failed in recent years to create a license plate honoring Chicano culture. Some of the money from the...Read more

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NY Civil Liberties Union demands Columbia University reinstate suspended pro-Palestinian groups

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NEW YORK — The New York Civil Liberties Union is demanding Columbia University reinstate two pro-Palestinian student groups suspended last semester over protests against Israel’s counteroffensive in Gaza.

Columbia, which has been roiled by campus unrest following the Oct. 7 Hamas terror attacks on Israel, has until the end of next week ...Read more

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LA socialite Rebecca Grossman guilty in killing of 2 young brothers in crosswalk

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LOS ANGELES — A jury on Friday found Rebecca Grossman guilty in the killing of two young brothers who were crossing a street in Westlake Village when her speeding Mercedes hit them.

The verdict caps a legal drama that generated international attention in part because Grossman is a prominent figure who co-founded the Grossman Burn Foundation ...Read more

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'Shivers-down-your-spine' avalanche spawns 60-foot walls of snow on Mount Shasta in Northern California

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Visitors to Mount Shasta are advised to be aware of the continued risk of avalanches in higher-elevation areas — just days after the peak was rocked by a slide so powerful it spawned 60-foot snow walls in its wake.

The avalanche, which one official characterized as a "shivers-down-your-spine" event, struck about 2 p.m. Pacific time Monday ...Read more

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Supreme Court to hear arguments on online content moderation

WASHINGTON – As Congress has largely stayed at a standstill over internet policy, the Supreme Court will hear arguments Monday in cases that could shake up a broad swath of the online landscape and define how lawmakers could regulate social media companies.

The two cases stem from ...Read more

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Hearing for Sacramento mass shooting suspects focuses on the gunfight's 114 fired rounds

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — One hundred fourteen different shell casings, 94 of them fired from 9 mm weapons.

Seven different firearms, including one that had been converted to fire in full-automatic mode.

Six people dead, and 12 more wounded.

Prosecutors continued their methodical reconstruction of the April 2022 mass shooting in downtown ...Read more

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Former Kansas Proud Boy, decorated Marine vet gets brief prison time in Jan. 6 case

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A former Kansas City-area Proud Boy and Marine Corps combat veteran accused of conspiring with others in the group to breach the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, was sentenced Friday to 75 days in prison.

Christopher Kuehne also received 24 months of supervised release, which includes 60 days of home detention, and must pay $2,000 ...Read more

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Idaho attorney recommends lawsuit on potentially 'disastrous' University of Phoenix deal

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BOISE, Idaho — A legal opinion from an attorney at the Idaho Legislature has concluded that the State Board of Education violated the state constitution and exceeded its legal authority in its effort to purchase the University of Phoenix, and recommended the Legislature take legal action.

“Although my concerns are many, my primary concern ...Read more

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Historic moon lander likely on its side, but data are flowing, company official says

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ORLANDO, Fla. — A day after a private company made history with a soft landing on the moon, company officials detailed what they think they know from limited data gathered and lack of imagery about the lander, including the likelihood that is on its side.

Houston-based Intuitive Machines’ Nova-C lander Odysseus touched down Thursday at 6:23...Read more

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Alabama IVF ruling spurs a GOP reckoning on conception bills

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WASHINGTON — The split over how states should handle fertility treatments could force some abortion opponents in Congress to reckon with their support of long-standing abortion bills.

The Alabama Supreme Court’s Feb. 16 ruling that frozen embryos used in in vitro fertilization or IVF are humans has ignited a firestorm over how to address ...Read more

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NRA loses landmark trial over millions in wasted donor funds

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The National Rifle Association and its longtime leader Wayne LaPierre were found liable for violating New York law with lavish spending of donor funds, denting the gun rights group’s invincible aura after a six-week trial and years of embarrassing revelations in court.

A jury in lower Manhattan concluded on Friday, its fifth day of ...Read more

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California federal court next for FBI informant re-arrested in Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS — A California federal judge will determine if former FBI informant Alexander Smirnov will be released from custody following his second arrest in Las Vegas on Thursday.

Alexander Smirnov, 43, is facing charges of lying to officials about an alleged multimillion-dollar bribery scheme involving President Joe Biden, his son Hunter and...Read more