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(Courtesy of Cedric Hampton)
(Courtesy of Cedric Hampton)

He opted to skip graduation and work a shift at Waffle House. His boss was not having it. ‘I was going to get him there no matter what’

"No kid should miss their high school graduation,” said Waffle House store manager Cedric Hampton.
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Covid-19 live updates: California set to lift distancing curbs as state’s vaccinations pass 40 million

California, which has administered 16 million more vaccine doses than any other state, will fully reopen its economy on Tuesday.

Man dies after weekend shooting in Austin that injured at least 13 other people

One suspect was in custody, and police were looking for another.

San Jose immigrants suffer from growing economic divide

The immigrants who died in the recent mass shooting in San Jose had rare, stable, nearly-middle class work in a city struggling with deep economic inequality.

Judge dismisses lawsuit filed by Houston hospital employees who refused covid-19 vaccine

The judge took particular issue with the complaint equating the threat of termination to medical experimentation during the Holocaust, calling the comparison “reprehensible.”

Central American women are fleeing domestic violence amid a pandemic. Few find refuge in U.S.

Though President Biden quickly signed several executive orders to roll back some of President Donald Trump’s most draconian policies, a number of other restrictive measures and rulings that directly affect domestic violence survivors remain in place.

‘The mansion on Emerson Street’

Like many cities across the U.S., the homeless population in Portland has increased due to the coronavirus, leading the overwhelmed city to start issuing ultimatums to people to clear out.

Delta flight makes emergency landing after crew and passengers detain a man during an outburst

For the third time in a week, Delta diverted a flight because of a passenger’s behavior.

Man gets 10-year sentence for attacking and coughing on person who asked him to pull up mask

Shane Wayne Michael allegedly coughed and spit on an Iowa man and said, referring to covid-19, “If I have it, you have it!”

Family of Alton Sterling reaches $4.5 million settlement with Baton Rouge, years after police shooting

The agreement comes after months of wrangling over what the city would offer the family.

J&J to scrap about 60 million doses of its coronavirus vaccine

The Food and Drug Administration cleared 10 million doses made at the problem-plagued Emergent BioSolutions plant for use.

Most Americans support required vaccinations for school attendance, survey finds

President Biden is slated to announce the plan at the Group of Seven meeting in Britain this week.

Texas governor vows to build Mexico border wall and increase arrests of migrants

Speaking at a Thursday summit focused on border security in Del Rio, Tex., Gov. Greg Abbott (R) said he planned to restart building a fence-like “barrier” after construction was halted when President Biden took office.

How Boulder residents are coping with the King Soopers rampage, three months later

Volunteers swarmed with therapy dogs. Officials created a pop-up community center. And historians made plans to preserve the memorials. But many of the shooting’s witnesses are still struggling to cope.
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Judge halts billions in debt relief for farmers of color as conservative group for White farmers sue

On Thursday, Judge William Griesbach of Wisconsin’s Eastern District issued a temporary restraining order suspending the debt relief program for producers of color.
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