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Gabby Petito’s death is a homicide, autopsy finds; authorities search for fiance

The Teton County coroner says the remains discovered in a remote area of Bridger-Teton National Forest in western Wyoming are those of the 22-year-old whose disappearance has attracted national attention.
  • Sep 21, 2021

The scene as thousands of migrants camp at U.S.-Mexico border

Thousands of migrants, many of them Haitian, are trying to escape corruption back home.
  • Sep 20, 2021

Gabby Petito’s body may have been found, the FBI says. A search for her fiance continues.

Police are searching for her fiance, Brian Laundrie, after the two were pulled over by police in Utah and described a scuffle.
  • Sep 19, 2021

A Florida county marked Hispanic Heritage Month with an anthropomorphic, maraca-wielding, hard-shell taco. Outrage ensued.

A Florida county faced fierce criticism after using an insensitive taco GIF to honor Hispanic heritage. Critics say it is nothing new.
  • Sep 16, 2021

Justice Department to investigate Georgia’s prisons after reports of violence, deplorable conditions

The announcement comes after advocacy groups said deplorable conditions of confinement and escalating violence have only worsened during the pandemic.
  • Sep 14, 2021

DeSantis says cities, counties could face millions in fines over vaccine mandates for employees

The expert review comes as the FDA is reviewing evidence for booster doses.
  • Sep 13, 2021
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Quinceañeras in the time of Covid-19: A coming-of-age celebration marches on

The parties are smaller. Vaccines required or encouraged. And the dresses sometimes face shipping delays. But a hallmark celebration for Latina teens put on pause last year due to the pandemic has resumed.
  • Sep 12, 2021

U.S. could work with Taliban against terrorists, Pentagon says

The United States and the Taliban share a common threat in the Islamic State, which was responsible for an attack outside Kabul airport last week that killed 13 U.S. service members and more than 170 civilians.
  • Sep 2, 2021

Biden defends U.S. departure, saying ‘It was time to end this war’

President Biden on Tuesday defended the U.S. evacuation effort in Afghanistan, which was capped with the Taliban taking control of the Kabul airport after the last American military flight left the country.
  • Aug 31, 2021