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Frontline workers feel overlooked by corporate diversity initiatives

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Though workers of color are overrepresented in many of the lowest-paid frontline jobs, promotions generally go to White workers.

That’s according to new research by management consulting firm McKinsey & Co., which analyzed mobility for the 95 million workers in industries like retail and food service who fill hourly and salaried roles for an...Read more

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Study looking at whether history of concussions increases odds of long COVID

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DENVER -- A study in Denver is trying to determine whether a history of concussions increases a person’s odds of developing cognitive or psychological symptoms of long COVID, and, if so, whether that points to new ways to treat the post-viral condition.

Daniel Linseman, a professor at the University of Denver who studies diseases and injuries...Read more

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Storied Maryland military unit expected to lose 7 of the 'battle streamers' that top its flag over their Confederate ties

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Few units in the U.S. Army are as fabled as the Dundalk-based 1st Battalion, 175th Infantry Regiment (5th Maryland), better known simply as the 175th Infantry Regiment, of the Maryland Army National Guard.

Formed as the Baltimore Independent Cadets in 1774, the unit helped save George Washington’s army at the Battle of Brooklyn in 1776, ...Read more

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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has mild symptoms of COVID-19

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LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer revealed she tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday night, more than two years into the state's fight with the pandemic.

In a press release, issued at about 10:20 p.m., Whitmer said she was experiencing mild symptoms after being fully vaccinated and receiving two booster shots.

"After speaking ...Read more

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FBI conducts 'raid' on Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, former president says

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WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump said in a statement Monday that the FBI is searching his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, in what he described as a “raid.”

It was not immediately clear why agents were present at his Palm Beach summer home, but Trump said the property was “under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI...Read more

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Another large group of Haitian migrants arrives off the Keys for second time in three days

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MIAMI — A migrant sailboat overloaded with people arrived in the shallow waters Monday evening off the Middle Florida Keys, federal officials said.

The people on board are likely Haitians — and their arrival comes just two days after a group of more than 300 people from Haiti arrived in a sailboat that grounded off the exclusive Ocean Reef...Read more

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FBI conducts 'raid' on Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, former president says

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WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump said in a statement Monday that the FBI is searching his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, in what he described as a “raid.”

It was not immediately clear why agents were present at his Palm Beach summer home, but Trump said the property was “under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI...Read more

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Trump flushed ripped-up papers down the toilets after all, photos reveal: book

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Former President Donald Trump appears to have flushed ripped-up government documents down the toilet after all, new photos revealed on Monday.

New York Times’ reporter Maggie Haberman obtained the document dump photos for “Confidence Man,” her forthcoming book on the Trump White House.

Despite Trump’s denials, the photos show scraps of...Read more

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Grand jury investigating LA County Sheriff's Department handling of deputy who knelt on inmate's head

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LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County prosecutors are convening a criminal grand jury to investigate whether the Sheriff’s Department mishandled an incident in which a sheriff’s deputy kneeled on a handcuffed inmate’s head for three minutes, according to documents and interviews.

Several subpoenas have been served ordering sheriff’s ...Read more

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What-if DC war game maps huge toll of a future US-China war over Taiwan

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WASHINGTON — As China waged extensive military exercises off of Taiwan last week, a group of American defense experts in Washington was focused on their own simulation of an eventual — but for now entirely hypothetical — U.S.-China war over the island.

The unofficial what-if game is being conducted on the fifth floor of an office building...Read more

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Idaho school district approves policy to create 'content neutral' classrooms. What does that mean?

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BOISE, Idaho — The West Ada school board on Monday approved a revised policy that gives teachers new guidelines on what they can display in their classrooms.

The revision, which passed unanimously, was part of an update to the district’s policy on the duties and responsibilities of certified staff.

The policy lists items teachers can ...Read more

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What was the FBI looking for when it conducted the raid on Trump's Mar-a-Lago?

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MIAMI — When teams of FBI agents knocked on the door of Mar-a-Lago on Monday, they were were looking for classified documents that former President Donald Trump had allegedly taken with him when he left the White House, a source familiar with the Palm Beach raid said.

The FBI carried out a search warrant at the posh club owned by Trump, but ...Read more

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FBI searches Trump's Mar-a-Lago home as inquiry into former president intensifies

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FBI agents on Monday searched the Florida home of former President Donald Trump, an extraordinary development in what sources say is an investigation into the Republican leader’s handling of classified documents.

Experts called it one of the most significant actions in the law enforcement agency’s history — and one that immediately ...Read more

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War brings desperation and danger to Ukraine's farmers -- and the world feels the pain

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NOVOPOKROVKA, Ukraine — On a ferociously hot summer morning, a pair of tractors rumbled through a field of green, spraying squat sunflower stalks ahead of a harvest that has taken on greater significance than ever beyond this farm outside the central Ukrainian city of Dnipro.

Russia's invasion of Ukraine upended the workings of what before ...Read more

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Judge could soon decide temporary fate of new Georgia abortion law

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ATLANTA — A Fulton County Superior Court judge on Monday heard arguments on whether the Georgia Constitution's right to privacy should stop the state's new abortion law from being enforced.

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney listened to about two hours of arguments from attorneys representing the state and those challenging ...Read more

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Anne Heche in a coma with burns as LAPD investigates fiery crash

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LOS ANGELES — Anne Heche was in a coma Monday as authorities tried to piece together the chain of events days earlier that ended with the actress speeding down a Westside street, crashing into a house and suffering burns in the fire caused by the impact.

Los Angeles police are investigating Heche in connection with driving under the influence...Read more

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Olivia Newton-John, acclaimed singer and 'Grease' and 'Xanadu' star, dies at 73

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LOS ANGELES — Olivia Newton-John, the beloved singer and actor known for her 1970s and ’80s hits and the movie “Grease,” died at her ranch in Southern California on Monday at age 73.

A cause of death hasn’t been announced, but she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992 and underwent years of treatment. The cancer returned in 2017.

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Mar-a-Lago raided by FBI agents, Trump says

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WASHINGTON — Former President Trump said in a statement Monday that the FBI is searching his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, in what he described as a “raid.”

It was not immediately clear why agents were present at his Palm Beach home, but Trump said the property was “under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents.” He...Read more

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Rapper Fetty Wap waves gun during FaceTime death threat, feds say, bond revoked

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Rapper Fetty Wap is back in handcuffs after the feds say he threatened to kill someone and waved what looked like a gun during a Facetime call.

The “Trap Queen” singer, born Willie Maxwell II, was busted in New Jersey on Monday for violating the terms of his release in his federal drug dealing case. Magistrate Judge Steven Locke revoked his...Read more

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3 jailed, accused of helping alleged Mall of America shooter flee; 2 suspects still wanted

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MINNEAPOLIS — Two cousins who work at a hotel near the Mall of America and one of their friends were charged with felonies Monday accusing them of helping two men escape after one of them fired three rounds inside a crowded mall store.

Denesh Raghubir, 21, of Minneapolis; Selena Raghubir, 23, of Bloomington; and Delyanie Kwen-Shawn Arnold, 23...Read more